Stats breakdowns
December 08, 2015

These five PGA Tour players led the fall season in driving distance

With a break in the PGA Tour’s wraparound season, we’re looking at who our stat leaders are early in the 2015-’16 season in distance off the tee—with the drivers they use.

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LAS VEGAS, NV - OCTOBER 24: Ryan Palmer plays his shot from the 13th tee during the third round of the Shriners Hospitals For Children Open on October 24, 2015 at TPC Summerlin in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Cliff Hawkins/Getty Images)

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No. 1. Ryan Palmer: 327.8 yards. (TaylorMade M1 460, 9.5 degrees)

A number of TaylorMade’s tour staff have already made the switch to its new M1 driver. Among them is Ryan Palmer, who is averaging more than 40 yards more off the tee than the tour average of 287.7 yards. Palmer has the movable weights in the rear position as well as slightly towards the toe.

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LAS VEGAS, NV - OCTOBER 22: Tony Finau plays his shot from the 13th tee during the first round of the Shriners Hospitals For Children Open on October 22, 2015 at TPC Summerlin in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Cliff Hawkins/Getty Images)

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No. 2. Tony Finau: 324.9 yards. (Callaway XR Pro, 9 degrees)

Finau has tried a few different drivers in 2015 before settling on a Callaway XR Pro model.

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ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 24: Daniel Berger of the United States watches his tee shot on the eighth hole during the first round of the TOUR Championship By Coca-Cola at East Lake Golf Club on September 24, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

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No. 3. Daniel Berger: 319 yards. (TaylorMade R15 430, 10.5 degrees)

Preferring a slightly smaller club head, Daniel Berger opted for the 430cc version of TaylorMade’s R15 with the two weights on the sole set in the middle.

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MEMPHIS, TN - JUNE 12: Matt Jones of Australia tees off on the 7th hole during round two of the FedEx St. Jude Classic at TPC Southwind on June 12, 2015 in Memphis, Tennessee. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

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T-4. Matt Jones: 315.8 yards. (Titleist 915 D2, 9.5 degrees)

The Titleist 915D2 driver wielded by Matt Jones has an Aldila Tour Blue 75TX shaft.

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ST ANDREWS, SCOTLAND - OCTOBER 04: Brooks Koepka of the United States drives off the 18th tee during final round of the 2015 Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at The Old Course on October 4, 2015 in St Andrews, Scotland. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

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T-4. Brooks Koepka: 315.8 yards. (Titleist 915 D4, 10.5 degrees)

The big-hitting 25-year-old uses a Titleist 915 D4—a 450cc club head with a forward center of gravity designed to reduce spin by nearly 300 rpm.