* Based on stats through 3M Open, Jun 7, 2019
It’s every golfer’s dream to drive a golf ball over 300 yards off the tee. Here are the top 3 PGA Tour pros doing that perfectly with great accuracy so far this year.
Let’s take a look!
# 3 Luke List, 34, Seattle, WA, 313.8 yards
Driver: TaylorMade M6 (9 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana D+ 80TX
Luke has been well recognized for his driving distance ever since he started his pro career in 2007. After finishing 4th on the Nationwide money list in 2012, he was later promoted to the PGA Tour. Luke’s first year as a PGA Tour player was not satisfying to him, finishing 163rd in the FedEx Cup. However, he was ranked 1st in driving distance with an average of 306.3 yards proving his potential to play competitively at the PGA level.
His best result to date on the PGA Tour is his 2nd place at the Honda Classic in 2018 where he lost in a playoff to Justin Thomas. It appears he is right on track to win his first tournament soon!
# 2 Rory Mcilroy, 30, Holywood, United Kingdom, 315.3 yards
Driver: TaylorMade M5 (9 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei CK White 70TX
Rory Mcilroy has been the icon of golf for many years after Tiger Woods (and Tiger is now back!). To name a few of his achievements, he was ranked 1st in the official world golf ranking for 95 weeks. He has won four major championships and 25 professional tournaments.
His latest win was at the RBC Canadian Open where Rory won by seven shots with a 9-under 61 Sunday. There were many great shots that deserve more credit, but the best was from the 17th hole. After hitting a 341 yard drive, he hit 7-iron from 197 yards out to 2 feet to set up his eagle. At the press conference, he told the press, “I can’t wait to come back next year.”
Looking forward to seeing him play even better next year.
# 1 Cameron Champ, 24 (age), Sacramento, CA, 317.1 yards (avg.)
Driver: Ping G410 Plus & Ping G400 Max (7.9 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Pro 63 TS
Champ is a rookie from Sacramento, California who made his pro debut at the OHL Classic at Mayakoba in 2017. Before coming to PGA Tour, Champ averaged 343.1 yards off the tee, and many golf fans were excited to see him play at the PGA level.
And it didn’t take too long to prove that he lives up to his name, Champ. In just his ninth start as a PGA Tour (second as an official PGA Tour player), he truly became a champ for the first time by winning his first PGA tournament, Sanderson Farms Championship in 2018.
What’s possibly more astonishing than his first win was the fact that he averaged 334 yards off the tee! His driving distance and accuracy definitely played a huge role in taking a wire-to-wire victory with a final score of 21-under.
He went on to add three other top-10 in the early months of his rookie season.
We are all excited to see what Champ can do in the next coming years!