Seen on tour
First look: Titleist's new TSR drivers
Titleist’s follow-up to its TSi drivers—the TSR line—will make its tour debut at this week’s Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands. The company is unveiling its TSR line of fairway woods, too, as part of its “tour seeding and validation” process. The company’s tour reps will work with players and gather feedback in the days leading up to Thursday’s opening round.
As usual before a club is released, the company was mum on details. But judging from a photo supplied by Titleist, the new line does not stray far from the current TSi line, which is the most-played driver on the PGA Tour and has garnered the most wins (25) of any driver line since its tour debut, including Justin Thomas’ victory at the PGA Championship.
The line features a TSR2, TSR3 and TSR4 model (no word on whether a TSR1 is in the works). According to the USGA’s list of conforming driver heads, the TSR2 and TSR4 appear to have a non-adjustable weight port in the rear while the TSR3 has an adjustable weight port with five settings: two in the toe, two in the heel and one neutral.
The listing shows all three drivers with right- and left-handed models. In the TSR2 lofts are 8, 9, 10 and 11 degrees in right-hand and 9, 10 and 11 degrees in left-hand. The TSR3 is 8, 9, 10 and 11 degrees in right-hand and 8, 9, 10 and degrees in left-hand while the TSR4 is 8, 9 and 10 degrees in right-hand and 8 and 9 degrees in left-hand.
If prior Titleist driver launches are indicative, expect a rather rapid transition to the new models from many of the game’s best players, including Thomas, Jordan Spieth, Will Zalatoris and Max Homa, as well as LPGA stars Nelly and Jessica Korda and Danielle Kang.