The top 5 fastest golfers on the PGA Tour and the drivers they use
Being able to hit the golf ball a long way — or in the case of the PGA Tour players on this list, a very long way — requires the ability to optimize launch conditions off the driver. One of the deciding factors in creating good launch conditions and generating distance is ball speed, and thanks to the PGA Tour and their Shotlink data we know exactly who the fastest players are on Tour.
These are the drivers used by the players generating the fastest ball speed numbers on the PGA Tour.
Cameron Champ – 190.36 mph
Since he shot to stardom by winning his first Tour event in just his ninth start, Cameron Champ has continued to be one of the fastest players in professional golf at the highest level by generating an average of over 190 mph ball speed off the tee.
Although most people assume faster swing speed golfers use lower lofts, Champ uses a Ping G430 LST 10.5-degree driver at a length of only 45″ and with a heavy swing weight of D8. It’s crazy to think that considering he is using a driver built for control, Champ has an extra gear he could unlock.
Ping G430 LST Custom Driver
Brandon Matthews – 190.20 mph
With only a very small amount of speed separating Brandon from Cameron Champ, it’s interesting to see the difference in the way their drivers are fit for them.
As opposed to Champ who plays what is considered a low spin driver model, Matthews plays a slighter higher spin design in a lower loft to help achieve his optimal performance with a Srixon ZX7 MKII 8.5-degree head.
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Srixon ZX7 MK II Custom Driver
Kyle Westmoreland – 186.42 mph
This list is populated with unique driver builds, and out of all of them, Kyle Westmoreland could have the most unique.
Unlike the players above or below him, Westmoreland uses a draw-biased Cobra Aerojet Max. It places more weight in the heel to help eliminate a fade (we don’t like to call it a slice around here) miss off the tee. Now even though it is a more draw-biased head, he plays a much lower loft than what is generally available to the average golfer — at 7.5 degrees.
This combination helps him achieve his potential off the tee, and this is a great example of the importance of getting fit for what truly works best for your swing.
Cobra Aerojet Max Custom Driver
Wyndham Clark – 186.28 mph
Beyond his putting performance, it was Wyndham Clark’s driving that helped lead him to his first major championship at the U.S. Open at LACC, and he did it with a previous-generation Titleist TSi3 driver.
“When it comes to gear, if it’s not broken, don’t fix it,” as we’ve said many times before. And in the case of this year’s U.S. Open champ, we don’t anticipate seeing him making any changes any time soon.
Cameron Young – 185.99 mph
Cameron Young is the highest-ranked player in the world without a PGA Tour win, but that’s not stopping him from being one of the most prolific ball strikers and drivers of the ball at the highest level.
Similar to the other Cameron on this list, Young uses a 10-degree driver. It’s a Titleist TSR3 (set slightly lower with the adjustable hosel) to help achieve his incredible distance. This distance helps to create a huge advantage, and it’s a big reason why he ranked 9th in strokes gained off the tee, 17th in total driving, and 3rd on the PGA Tour for distance.
Titleist TSR3 Custom Driver
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