Woods and irons used by golfers who lead the PGA Tour in strokes gained tee to green

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The U.S. Open is set to return to The Country Club in Brookline, Massachusetts next week, one of the founding clubs of the USGA and a classic venue that promises to test the game’s best players to the limit.

After a chilly, wet spring in New England, summer is arriving and the rough and fescue that line the 7,263-yard course are coming in thick and lush. Players will need a combination of distance and accuracy off the tee as they take on challenges ranging from the downhill 11th hole that plays to only about 135 yards to the 614-yard par-5 14th.

The PGA Tour has a statistic that combines effectiveness off the tee and from the fairway called strokes gained tee to green. As you might suspect, players who excel both with their woods and their irons tend to put themselves in a position to win often. If any of the 10 golfers listed below who lead the PGA Tour in strokes gained tee to green (along with the woods and irons they play) has a hot putting week, he might leave the Boston area as the 2022 U.S. Open champion.

10. Jordan Spieth, 1.340

Jordan Spieth's Titleist irons
Jordan Spieth's Titleist irons

Jordan Spieth’s Titleist irons. (David Dusek/Golfweek)

DRIVER: Titleist TSi3 (10 degrees), with Fujikura Ventus Blue 6 X shaft

FAIRWAY WOOD: Titleist TS2 (15 degrees), with Fujikura Ventus TR Blue 7 X shaft

HYBRID: Titleist 818 H2 (21 degrees), with Graphite Design Tour AD DI-95 X shaft

IRONS: Titleist T100 (4-9), with Project X 6.5 shafts

[afflinkbutton text=”Jordan Spieth’s driver – $549″ link=”https://globalgolf.pxf.io/x9qxBA”>

[afflinkbutton text=”Jordan Spieth’s fairway wood – $299″ link=”https://www.linkconnector.com/ta.php?lc=160251000012006787&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.pgatoursuperstore.com%2Fts2-fairway—all-shafts%2F2000000000963.html”>

[afflinkbutton text=”Jordan Spieth’s iron set – $1,299″ link=”https://globalgolf.pxf.io/oearam”>

9. Sungjae Im, 1.354

Sungjae Im's Titleist golf equipment
Sungjae Im's Titleist golf equipment

Sungjae Im’s Titleist golf equipment. (David Dusek/Golfweek)

DRIVER: Titleist TSi2 (8.0 degrees), with Graphite Design Tour AD DI 7 X shaft

FAIRWAY WOOD: Titleist TS3 (15 degrees), with Graphite Design Tour AD DI 8 X shaft

HYBRID: Titleist 818 H2 (19 degrees), with Graphite Design Tour AD DI Hybrid 105 X shaft

IRONS: Titleist T100 (3-9), with True Temper Dynamic Gold X100

[afflinkbutton text=”Sungjae Im’s driver – $549″ link=”https://globalgolf.pxf.io/e4xoDD”>

[afflinkbutton text=”Sungjae Im’s iron set – $1,299″ link=”https://globalgolf.pxf.io/oearam”>

8. Joaquin Niemann, 1.383

Joaquin Niemann's Ping golf equipment
Joaquin Niemann's Ping golf equipment

Joaquin Niemann’s Ping golf equipment (David Dusek/Golfweek)

DRIVER: Ping G410 LS (10.5 degrees), with Graphite Design Tour AD DI-6 X shaft

FAIRWAY WOODS: Ping G425 Max (14.5, 20.5), with Graphite Design Tour AD DI-8 X shafts

IRONS: Ping iBlade (4-9), with Project X 6.0 shafts

[afflinkbutton text=”Joaquin Niemann’s driver – $449″ link=”https://globalgolf.pxf.io/kjGEMd”>

[afflinkbutton text=”Joaquin Niemann’s fairway wood – $339″ link=”https://globalgolf.pxf.io/Jrv0EE”>

7. Xander Schauffele, 1.411

Xander Schauffele's Callaway equipment
Xander Schauffele's Callaway equipment

Xander Schauffele’s Callaway equipment. (David Dusek/Golfweek)

DRIVER: Callaway Rogue ST Triple Diamond LS (10.5 degrees), with Mitsubishi Kai’li White 70 TX shaft

FAIRWAY WOODS: Epic Speed (15 degrees), with Mitsubishi Kai’li White 70 TX shaft, Mavrik Sub Zero (20 degrees), with Mitsubishi Kai’li White 80 TX shaft

IRONS: Callaway Apex TCB (4-PW), with Nippon N.S. Pro Modus3 130X shafts

[afflinkbutton text=”Xander Schauffele’s driver – $549″ link=”https://globalgolf.pxf.io/doqYDk”>

[afflinkbutton text=”Xander Schauffle’s Epic Speed fairway wood – $299.99″ link=”https://globalgolf.pxf.io/2reRyg”>

6. Luke List, 1.421

Luke List's PXG irons
Luke List's PXG irons

Luke List’s PXG irons. (David Dusek/Golfweek)

DRIVER: TaylorMade SIM2 (9 degrees), with Mitsubishi Diamana DF 80 TX shaft

FAIRWAY WOOD: TaylorMade Stealth Plus+ (15 degrees), with Mitsubishi Diamana DF 80 TX

IRONS: Callaway X Forged UT (21 degrees), PXG 0311 ST GEN4 (4-PW), with KBS Tour V 125

[afflinkbutton text=”Luke List’s driver – $449.99″ link=”https://globalgolf.pxf.io/OR304n”>

[afflinkbutton text=”Luke List’s fairway wood – $429.99″ link=”https://globalgolf.pxf.io/RyD7Yb”>

[afflinkbutton text=”Luke List’s Callaway irons – $249.99 each” link=”https://globalgolf.pxf.io/4ej0oo”>

5. Justin Thomas, 1.576

Justin Thomas's Titleist irons
Justin Thomas's Titleist irons

Justin Thomas’s Titleist irons. (David Dusek/Golfweek)

DRIVER: Titleist TSi3 (10 degrees), with a Mitsubishi Diamana ZF 60 TX shaft

FAIRWAY WOODS: Titleist TS3 (15 degrees), with a Mitsubishi Tensei AV Raw Blue 85 TX shaft; Titleist 915 Fd (18 degrees), with a Fujikura Motore Speeder VC 9.2 Tour Spec X shaft

IRONS: Titleist T100 (4), 621.JT prototype (5-9), with True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 shafts

[afflinkbutton text=”Justin Thomas’ driver – $549.99″ link=”https://globalgolf.pxf.io/x9qxBA”>

[afflinkbutton text=”Justin Thomas’ T100 irons – $1,299″ link=”https://globalgolf.pxf.io/oearam”>

4. Jon Rahm, 1.598

Jon Rahm's Callaway Rogue ST Triple Diamond driver
Jon Rahm's Callaway Rogue ST Triple Diamond driver

Jon Rahm’s Callaway Rogue ST Triple Diamond driver. (David Dusek/Golfweek)

DRIVER: Callaway Rogue ST Triple Diamond LS (10.5 degrees), with Aldila Tour Green 75 TX shaft

FAIRWAY WOOD: Callaway Epic Speed (15 degrees), with Aldila Tour Green 75 TX shaft, (19 degrees), with Graphite Design Tour AD SI-8 shaft

IRONS: Callaway Apex TCB (4-PW), with Project X 6.5 shafts

[afflinkbutton text=”Jon Rahm’s driver – $549″ link=”https://globalgolf.pxf.io/doqYDk”>

[afflinkbutton text=”Jon Rahm’s fairway wood – $299.99″ link=”https://globalgolf.pxf.io/2reRyg”>

3. Matt Fitzpatrick, 1.611

Matthew Fitzpatrick's Ping irons
Matthew Fitzpatrick's Ping irons

Matthew Fitzpatrick’s Ping irons. (David Dusek/Golfweek)

DRIVER: Titleist TSi3 (9 degrees), with Mitsubishi Tensei AV Raw Orange 65 TX shaft

FAIRWAY WOOD: Ping G425 Max (14.5 degrees), Ping G410 (17.5 degrees), with Mitsubishi Tensei AV Raw Orange 75 TX shafts, Ping G410 (20.5 degrees), with Mitsubishi Tensei CK Pro Orange 80 TX shaft

IRONS: Ping i210 (4), Ping S55 (5-W), with Ping CFS shafts

[afflinkbutton text=”Matt Fitzpatrick’s driver – $549.99″ link=”https://globalgolf.pxf.io/x9qxBA”>

[afflinkbutton text=”Matt Fitzpatrick’s fairway wood – $339″ link=”https://globalgolf.pxf.io/Jrv0EE”>

2. Rory McIlroy, 1.666

Rory McIlroy's TaylorMade P730 RORS Proto iron
Rory McIlroy's TaylorMade P730 RORS Proto iron

Rory McIlroy’s TaylorMade P730 RORS Proto iron (David Dusek/Golfweek)

DRIVER: TaylorMade Stealth Plus+ (9 degrees), with Fujikura Ventus Black 6 X shaft

FAIRWAY WOODS: TaylorMade Stealth (15 degrees), with Fujikura Ventus Black 8 X shaft, TaylorMade Stealth Plus (19 degrees), with Fujikura Ventus Black 9 X

IRONS: TaylorMade RORS Proto (3-PW), with Project X Rifle 7.0 shafts

[afflinkbutton text=”Rory McIlroy’s driver – $599.99″ link=”https://globalgolf.pxf.io/QOx7z3″>

[afflinkbutton text=”Rory McIlroy’s fairway wood – $429.99″ link=”https://globalgolf.pxf.io/RyD7Yb”>

1. Will Zalatoris, 1.797

Will Zalatoris's Titleist equipment at the 2022 PGA Championship
Will Zalatoris's Titleist equipment at the 2022 PGA Championship

Will Zalatoris’s Titleist equipment at the 2022 PGA Championship. (David Dusek/Golfweek)

DRIVER: Titleist TSi3 (8 degrees), with Fujikura Speeder 661 TR X shaft

FAIRWAY WOOD: Titleist TSi3 (16.5 degrees), with Fujikura Ventus Blue 8 X shaft

IRONS: Titleist T200 (3), with Nippon N.S. Pro Modus3 130X shaft; T100 (4-PW), with True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 shafts

[afflinkbutton text=”Will Zalatoris’ driver – $549.99″ link=”https://globalgolf.pxf.io/x9qxBA”>

[afflinkbutton text=”Will Zalatoris’ fairway wood- $299″ link=”https://globalgolf.pxf.io/15KjXR”>

[afflinkbutton text=”Will Zalatoris’ iron set – $1,299″ link=”https://globalgolf.pxf.io/oearam”>

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