To be an elite professional golfer, you must be able to hit all the shots. And while being able to blast the longest of drives is not absolutely necessary, it sure helps.
For example, the average driving distance this season among players ranked in the top 10 on the Official World Golf Ranking is about 12 yards longer than the PGA Tour average.
The images below reveal the players who are ranked in the top 10 in the OWGR heading into the 2019 U.S. Open and the drivers they now have in their bags.
10. Xander Schauffele
DRIVER: Callaway Epic Flash Sub Zero (9 degrees), with Graphite Design BB-7 X shaft
9. Bryson DeChambeau
DRIVER: Cobra King F9 Speedback (9 degrees), with TPT Model 14 MKP LT shaft
8. Patrick Cantlay
DRIVER: Titleist 917D2 (9.5 degrees), with Mitsubishi Diamana Blue 73 X shaft
7. Justin Thomas
DRIVER: Titleist TS3 (9.5 degrees), with Mitsubishi Diamana BF-Series 60 TX shaft
6. Francesco Molinari
DRIVER: Callaway Epic Flash Sub Zero (9 degrees), with Mitsubishi Tensei CK Blue 70 TX shaft
5. Tiger Woods
DRIVER: TaylorMade M5 (9 degrees), with Mitsubishi Diamana D+ 60 TX shaft
4. Justin Rose
DRIVER: Honma T//World 747 460 (9.5 degrees), with Honma Vizard FD-7X shaft
3. Rory McIlroy
DRIVER: TaylorMade M5 (10.5 degrees), with Mitsubishi Tensei CK Pro White 70 TX shaft
2. Dustin Johnson
DRIVER: TaylorMade M6 (10.5 degrees), with Fujikura Ventus 6X prototype shaft
1. Brooks Koepka
DRIVER: TaylorMade M5 (9 degrees), with Mitsubishi Diamana D+ 70 TX shaft