The incredible speed and accuracy of the new Titleist TSi drivers is once again on full display this week on the PGA TOUR and European Tour, with more players using Titleist drivers than any other brand.
Since TSi drivers were first introduced at the season-opening Safeway Open in September, Titleist has continued to be the preferred driver choice of PGA TOUR players, with 49 players teeing up Titleist drivers this week at the Farmers Insurance Open, 16 more than the nearest competitor.
A combined total of 88 players are playing Titleist drivers this week at both Farmers and the Omega Dubai Desert Classic, with 91% being new TSi2, TSi3 or TSi4 driver models. Of those players choosing to play new a TSi driver, 35 percent (14 at Farmers, 14 at Dubai) are doing so without an agreement.
That list includes one of first-round co-leaders at Farmers (TSi3 9.0, Rogue Silver 70 TX), who is currently No. 11 in the World Ranking, as well as the world’s current 27th-ranked player, who is currently T-6 after two rounds in Dubai.
The latter, who made his 2021 debut last week at The American Express (finishing T-8), made the switch to both a new TSi3 9.0° driver (Mitsubish Diamana D+ Limited 70 TX) and new TSi2 16.5° fairway metal (Mitsubish Diamana D+ Limited 80 TX) following extensive offseason testing.
“He reached out to us over the offseason and said he’d heard a lot of really good things about the driver,” said Titleist Tour Rep J.J. Van Wezenbeeck. “We were going back and forth on phone and text, I was building different options and shipping them to him, and then getting feedback. He was really impressed with the ball speeds he was getting with TSi3, but the big thing for him was the overall performance. The driver he was playing last year, he felt that when he missed it, his misses were big. With TSi3, the misses were really tight. He loved the head shape and the feel, but it was that total performance package that really stood out.”
Notable stats on TOUR:
Cam Smith | #1 in Carry Efficiency | #2 in Total Driving Efficiency
Ian Poulter | #1 in Distance Efficiency