The drivers that Team USA will use at the 2021 Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits

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The 2021 Ryder Cup is being held at Whistling Straits Golf Course in Sheboygan, Wisc., which a monstrous Pete Dye-designed layout. Measuring 7,390 yards for the event, driving the ball long will be a helpful weapon this week.

As GOLF’s Dylan Dethier explained in his 11 observations from on site, the rough is shorter near the fairway than golf fans may be used to. But the fact remains, driving the ball well throughout the event will play a crucial role in the outcome of the matches.

Below, we list the driver setups that each member of Team USA will have in their golf bags. If you’re interested in trying one of these drivers for yourself, remember to consult a trusted fitter or local golf professional to ensure you’re getting the absolute best driver for your game. While reading through each player’s driver setup, take note of the different models, lofts and shafts that each player is using; when purchasing your new driver, you want to make sure the driver is built with the proper specifications for you.

*The drivers listed are accurate as of each player’s most recent appearance

Daniel Berger

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TaylorMade SIM Driver

$549.99
Lock in top-level speed when you play the TaylorMade SIM Driver. The Speed Injection process is designed to maximize ball speed and distance to performance at or near the legal limit. Revolutionary Twist Face technology utilizes face curvature with corrective face angle on off-center hits for side spin reduction and straighter shots. Sliding weights and the loft sleeve enable optimized face angle, loft and lie customization for ideal spin and trajectory.
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Berger’s Driver: TaylorMade SIM (Fujikura Ventus Black 6X shaft), 9 degrees

Patrick Cantlay

Titleist TS3 Driver

$399.99
Engineered to blend speed-tuned distance with dynamic forgiveness benefits, Titleist TS3 Drivers deliver specialized speed. Beginning with a challenge from golf’s greatest athletes, the Titleist Speed (TS) Project is a peerless pursuit of speed where every micron and milligram matter. The new Speed Chassis is the result of a two-year mission to deconstruct the driver and then design greater speed into every detail. Two letters – TS – mark the way to the future of Titleist speed.
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Cantlay’s Driver: Titleist TS3 (Mitsubishi Diamana ZF 60TX shaft), 9.5 degrees

Bryson DeChambeau

Cobra Radspeed Driver

$449.99
OUR TAKE: With a hammer-like sound and impressive feel, RadSpeed delivered in a big way during GOLF’s ClubTest. As one tester raved, “I love the aesthetic. There’s some slight carbon fiber you can see in the back, and you can’t go wrong with matte black. Feels great, looks great.” This was the general consensus with Cobra’s latest big stick. In addition to noticing lower spin and a more penetrating flight — thanks to a reimagined adjustable sole weighting system — the eye-catching CNC milled face offered sneaky alignment assistance, framing the ball at address. It’s easy to see why this neon yellow and black beauty is Bryson’s driver of choice. THE DETAILS: Cobra is known to push boundaries with its technologies. This year is no different. Building upon standout designs, such as the new-age CNC infinity milled face and carbon fiber crown, Cobra has also reimagined its sole weighting system. The OEM used tenants from a popular engineering formula, called the Radius of Gyration (“Rad” stands for “radius”), to spread the weights in the soles of the drivers further to the front and the back of the head for desired performance enhancements throughout the lineup. The RadSpeed standard head is lower spinning and lower flying, the RadSpeed XB (“Xtreme Back” weight) is higher launching and more forgiving, and the RadSpeed XD (“Xtreme Draw”) has heavy heel weighting to encourage a draw shot shape. Check out 150+ reviews from our gear experts in the ClubTest 2021 collection
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As Jonathan Wall (GOLF’s Managing Editor for Equipment) explains in this article, DeChambeau often tests numerous drivers on the week of an event to find the one that’s working best at the time.

In his most recent appearance at the 2021 Tour Championship, DeChambeau used a Cobra King Pro LTD driver (LA Golf prototype shaft) at 7.5 degrees. As spotted at Whistling Straits, however, DeChambeau is testing a Cobra King Radspeed prototype (LA Golf prototype shaft) with 5.5 degrees of loft.

Harris English

English’s Driver: Ping G400 (Mitsubishi Kuro Kage XD 70TX shaft), 9 degrees

Tony Finau

PING G425 LST Driver

$499
OUR TAKE: Some drivers offer flashy distance, while others provide sturdy stability. Ping’s new G425 drivers, though, checked both boxes for our testers. In his first time hitting the Turbulator-crowned driver, one GOLF tester called the G425 “wife material” due to its speed and forgiveness. “All my mishits went straight,” another said. Players also found that the impact sound sings a deep, booming note.  THE DETAILS: By combining tech from previous releases, Ping says it was able to design its most forgiving driver ever with the G425 Max. No wonder why testers found its performance dependable. The G425 Max drivers measure a USGA limit 460cc and have a 26-gram adjustable tungsten in the back of the heads to help increase launch and forgiveness. For golfers with a slice, Ping offers the G425 SFT draw-biased option, and for higher-speed players who need reduced spin, Ping offers the G425 LST. Check out 150+ reviews from our gear experts in the ClubTest 2021 collection
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Finau’s Driver: Ping G425 LST (Mitsubishi Diamana White D+ 70TX shaft), 9 degrees with 7 degrees of actual loft

Dustin Johnson

TaylorMade SIM2 Max Driver

$529.99
OUR TAKE: Asked to describe the look of the new SIM2 drivers, our testers labeled them as “futuristic,” “modern” and “fast.”  And who can argue when there’s all of that new-age carbon on the sole? While TaylorMade’s SIM2 drivers carry on the original name of the SIM (Shape in Motion) drivers that excelled in 2020, the company has made a few big changes. One initially skeptical GOLF tester took notice of the improvements: “I tried to hit the original SIM last year, but this new one feels a million times more solid. This is going to be tough to beat.”    THE DETAILS:  To craft its new SIM2 heads, TaylorMade combined proven technologies from recent years (TwistFace, Inertia Generator, Speed-Injected faces, thru-slots, carbon crowns) with all-new designs to make the drivers more forgiving. Most notably, a new sole plate is made up entirely of carbon composite to save weight, and there’s a new blue aluminum back ring, which connects the rear sole to the crown. The new pieces work together to drive weight back for better performance on mishits. Not a fan of the blue colorway? TaylorMade is now allowing for personalized color changes on five different areas in the heads through its MySIM2 custom platform.  Check out 150+ reviews from our gear experts in the ClubTest 2021 collection
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Johnson’s Driver: TaylorMade SIM2 Max (Fujikura Speeder 661 X prototype shaft), 10.5 degrees

Brooks Koepka

TaylorMade Masters Inspired SIM2 Driver

$629.99
Get your Masters Inspired SIM2 Driver! This will sell out quickly, so act fast while quantities are still available. Orders will be shipped by the second week of May. Includes: -Green SIM2 Head -Project X Hzrdus Smoke Green Shaft -Golf Pride Yellow Z-Grip TaylorMade completely rebuilds the driver from the ground up, giving you more forgiveness and distance. The new TaylorMade SIM2 drivers are reshaped and reconstructed to give your best swing. Split mass weighting is designed to enhance forgiveness while allowing for pinpoint target swing weights during custom assembly. Swing Away.SIM2 Driver: Mid-Launch with Low SpinSIM2 Max Driver: Mid-High Launch with Mid-Low SpinSIM2 Max Draw Driver: High Launch with Mid Spin SIM2 MAX DRIVER New Forged Ring Construction designed to increase stability and forgiveness SIM Inertia Generator to provide faster club speed Speed Injected™ Twist Face™ improves ball speed with corrective face curvature Thru-Slot Speed Pocket™ designed to maximize face flexibility for greater ball speed and forgiveness Split Mass Weighting designed to enhance forgiveness Launch: Mid-High Launch with Mid-Low Spin Flight Bias: Neutral
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Koepka’s Driver: TaylorMade SIM2 (Mitsubishi Diamana D+ Limited 60TX shaft), 10.5 degrees

Collin Morikawa

TaylorMade SIM Driver

$549.99
Lock in top-level speed when you play the TaylorMade SIM Driver. The Speed Injection process is designed to maximize ball speed and distance to performance at or near the legal limit. Revolutionary Twist Face technology utilizes face curvature with corrective face angle on off-center hits for side spin reduction and straighter shots. Sliding weights and the loft sleeve enable optimized face angle, loft and lie customization for ideal spin and trajectory.
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Morikawa’s Driver: TaylorMade SIM (Mitsubishi Diamana D+ White 60X shaft), 8 degrees

Xander Schauffele

Callaway Epic Speed Driver

$529.99
OUR TAKE: It’s good to have options. With Callaway’s new-look Epic Max and Epic Speed, testers found two equally appealing packages: One geared for those who need a bit more forgiveness and another for the better player craving a penetrating launch. “I could put both in the bag,” said a tester. “Both were fantastic on misses, and the flatter flight of the Speed was very consistent. I could totally see myself throwing in a strong-lofted Speed and Max 5-wood to launch it high. That sounds really appealing.” Don’t be surprised if other golfers follow suit. THE DETAILS: While the new Jailbreak system in the driver is sure to garner the most interest, it’s actually not the only club receiving a complete makeover. The Epic fairway woods feature Jailbreak A.I. Velocity Blades that are spread wider apart to stiffen the structure, allowing the C300 maraging steel face cup to flex at impact. The forward CG location on Epic Speed, combined with a new leading-edge design, promotes a strong ball flight with less spin. An oversized head and shallow face make Epic Max an ideal option for a wider handicap range. Launch and spin can be altered depending on where the two sole weights (2 and 14 grams) are positioned. Check out 150+ reviews from our gear experts in the ClubTest 2021 collection
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Schauffele’s Driver: Callaway Epic Speed Triple Diamond (Graphite Design Tour AD-BB 7X shaft), 10.5 degrees with 9 degrees of actual loft

Scottie Scheffler

PING G425 LST Driver

$499
OUR TAKE: Some drivers offer flashy distance, while others provide sturdy stability. Ping’s new G425 drivers, though, checked both boxes for our testers. In his first time hitting the Turbulator-crowned driver, one GOLF tester called the G425 “wife material” due to its speed and forgiveness. “All my mishits went straight,” another said. Players also found that the impact sound sings a deep, booming note.  THE DETAILS: By combining tech from previous releases, Ping says it was able to design its most forgiving driver ever with the G425 Max. No wonder why testers found its performance dependable. The G425 Max drivers measure a USGA limit 460cc and have a 26-gram adjustable tungsten in the back of the heads to help increase launch and forgiveness. For golfers with a slice, Ping offers the G425 SFT draw-biased option, and for higher-speed players who need reduced spin, Ping offers the G425 LST. Check out 150+ reviews from our gear experts in the ClubTest 2021 collection
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Scheffler’s Driver: Ping G425 LST (Fujikura Atmos Black 7X shaft), 9 degrees

Jordan Spieth

Titleist TSi3 Driver

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OUR TAKE: We can’t get over how amazing the face on the TSi drivers look, feel, and perform. Said an excited club tester, “It’s a bit bubbly looking, but the ball flies hot off the clubface.” Said another, “It’s the number one driver that I’ve tried.” Those are high praises for Titleist, considering the challenge it was to build a driver with a clubface made from an incredibly unique, aerospace-grade titanium.   THE DETAILS: The new titanium clubface features Multi-Dimension Stability for a tighter spin range between shots hit on an off the center of percussion. Improved aerodynamics help to include clubhead speed and carefully positioned weights optimize launch conditions. Comes in two models; the TSi2 for maximum distance, and the TSi3 for added control and weight CG manipulation via the SureFit CG track adjustability bar. Both models come with adjustable hosels for custom-fit ballflights. Check out 150+ reviews from our gear experts in the ClubTest 2021 collection
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Spieth’s Driver: Titleist TSi3 (Fujikura Ventus Blue 6 X shaft), 10.5 degrees

Justin Thomas

Titleist TSi2 Driver

$549.99
OUR TAKE: We can’t get over how amazing the face on the TSi drivers look, feel, and perform. Said an excited club tester, “It’s a bit bubbly looking, but the ball flies hot off the clubface.” Said another, “It’s the number one driver that I’ve tried.” Those are high praises for Titleist, considering the challenge it was to build a driver with a clubface made from an incredibly unique, aerospace-grade titanium.   THE DETAILS: The new titanium clubface features Multi-Dimension Stability for a tighter spin range between shots hit on an off the center of percussion. Improved aerodynamics help to include clubhead speed and carefully positioned weights optimize launch conditions. Comes in two models; the TSi2 for maximum distance, and the TSi3 for added control and weight CG manipulation via the SureFit CG track adjustability bar. Both models come with adjustable hosels for custom-fit ballflights. Check out 150+ reviews from our gear experts in the ClubTest 2021 collection
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Thomas’ Driver: Titleist TSi2 (Mitsubishi Diamana ZF 60 TX shaft), 9 degrees

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