ORLANDO, Florida – The 2021-2022 season of the PGA Tour has been completed and despite a win by TaylorMade’s Rory McIlroy at the Tour Championship, the Titleist brand came out as the most played drivers, putters, and balls for the year.
The 47-event schedule had 48 winners (the Zurich Classic is a two-man team event) with several multiple victors highlighted by Cameron Smith, who won the Tournament of Champions, The PLAYERS Championship and The Open Championship. Unfortunately, in the view of some, drama on the course was at times out shone by drama off the course as the LIV Golf series began play and signed several top stars from the PGA Tour.
What we can report, though, is Titleist drivers were used the most frequently by winners of 16 events, with Smith leading the way, edging out TaylorMade Golf with 14. Callaway Golf could claim nine winning drivers, Ping seven and Srixon two.
Titleist also takes the honors with their Scotty Cameron putter brand with an impressive 21 victories using them followed by Callaway Golf’s Odyssey brand with 15. Ping and TaylorMade Golf each had five wins while Bettinardi notched two.
The other closely watched category of equipment is golf balls and here also Titleist came out on top. Their Pro V1 or Pro V1x were used for 32 wins, including by five winners who eventually signed with LIV Golf: Smith (TOC, PLAYERS, The OPEN), Hudson Swafford (Amex), Talor Gooch (RSM), Jason Kokrak (Houston) and Joaquin Niemann (Riviera). Callaway’s Chrome Soft X was second with seven, while TaylorMade TP5x had five and Srixon Z-Star XV checked in with four.
We track this information purely for its interest value since after the individual players performance, the number signed to each company’s endorsement contracts is the most important. The obvious value to equipment companies is the publicity of their equipment being seen by fans with the assumption that recreational golfers will want to play what the pros play.