What Putters do the Pros Use? Top 100 PGA Tour Player Guide (2021)


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Choosing a putter used to be a relatively easy task simply because there were not that many options available.

In today’s game however, as with everything in golf, the models of putter available are almost endless and it can make your head hurt sometimes trying to work out which one will work best for you.

But with close to 40% of any golfer’s shots, irrespective of their standard, being played on the putting green it makes sense that a lot of attention is paid to putters and especially on the PGA Tour.

So to see what putters the best pros in the business are currently using we analysed in detail which model each of the top 100 golfers on the PGA Tour is using.

65% of the top 100 PGA Tour golfers use mallet putters with the other 35% choosing blade putters. Odyssey and Scotty Cameron putters are the next most used within this elite group with 30 players each using them. PING and TaylorMade putters are used by 15% and 14% of the top 100 respectively.

While you would think the make and model the putters used by some of the best players on the planet is where the putter story would end in the modern game things are never that straight forward.

And as we went deeper into our analysis the specialisation of putters grips as well as the putters themselves also became clearly apparent in addition to the frequency with which the top 100 will use custom made prototype putter models made specifically for them.

Breakdown of Putters Used by Top 100 PGA Tour Players

If the top golfers on the PGA Tour want a new putter they simply have to wander to the nearest tour performance truck of one of the main manufacturers and they will be able to pick up and test out whatever model they want.

It is therefore not surprising that our research found 76 different models of putter being used by the best players on the Tour.

TaylorMade’s Spider X putter is the most popular among the top 100 PGA Tour golfers with 6 using it. The Spider Tour is the next most popular with 5 players using it. Odyssey’s Toulon Design San Diego & Scotty Cameron’s Newport 2 GSS putters are the next most used by the top 100 with 3 users each.

What is clear when it comes to looking in detail at the putters used by the best 100 pros on the PGA Tour is that the majority, 65% in total, favour more forgiving mallet style putters over the more traditional blade types.

In addition we counted a significant number, close to 25% based on the data available, using ‘prototype’ putters which have been set up specifically for that individual player.

It is noticeable also that not all the golfers in the top 100 automatically used the latest models of putter produced by the main manufacturers and continue to use older putters on the greens.

Here is a complete breakdown of the putters being used by the top 100 players on the PGA Tour.

PUTTERNO. OF TOP 100 PGA PLAYERS
Argolf Arthur1
(Lucas Glover)
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Axis1 Rose1
(Justin Rose)
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Bettinardi DASS BB1 Flow Tour Dept1
(Matt Fitzpatrick)
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Bettinardi Studio Stock 381
(Jason Kokrak)
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Bettinardi KM2 DASS VWS1
(Matt Kuchar)
Odyssey Toulon Design San Diego3
(Talor Gooch, KH Lee, Emiliano Grillo)
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Odyssey Toulon Design Madison2
(Si Woo Kim, Kevin Na)
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Odyssey White Hot OG #72
(Wyndham Clark, Tyler McCumber)
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Odyssey O-Works 2-Ball2
(Shane Lowry, James Hahn)
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Odyssey 2-Ball Ten2
(Kevin Kisner, Branden Grace)
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Odyssey White Hot OG Rossie S1
(Jon Rahm)
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Odyssey White Hot OG #1WS1
(Marc Leishman)
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Odyssey White Hot RX Rossie1
(Andrew Putnam)
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Odyssey Rossie II1
(Ryan Palmer)
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Odyssey White Hot XG Rossie1
(Brandt Snedeker)
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Odyssey White Hot OG #51
(Abraham Ancer)
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Odyssey White Hot Pro #31
(Tommy Fleetwood)
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Odyssey 2-Ball Ten Triple Track1
(Dylan Frittelli)
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Odyssey O-Works Red #7 CH1
(Xander Schauffele)
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Odyssey O-Works 7S1
(Sam Burns)
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Odyssey Versa Jailbird1
(Keegan Bradley)
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Odyssey O-Works 1W CS1
(Matthew NeSmith)
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Odyssey PM Blade1
(Phil Mickelson)
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Odyssey Proto1
(Chris Kirk)
Odyssey Stroke Lab JailBird Mini1
(Carlos Ortiz)
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Odyssey Toulon Stanford MM Custom1
(Maverick McNealy)
Odyssey Toulon Design Austin1
(Francesco Molinari)
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Odyssey Toulon Design Atlanta H71
(Matt Wallace)
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Odyssey Tank Cruiser V-Line1
(Webb Simpson)
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PING Anser PLD2
(Bubba Watson, Joaquin Niemann)
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PING Anser1
(Charles Howell III)
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PING Sigma G Tyne H1
(Corey Conners)
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PING Sigma 2 Tyne1
(Billy Horschel)
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PING Sigma 2 Valor1
(Sebastian Munoz)
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PING Sigma 2 Fetch1
(Lee Westwood)
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PING DS 721
(Viktor Hovland)
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PING PLD Valor Prototype1
(Brandon Hagy)
PING Vault 2.0 Ketsch Stealth1
(Stewart Cink)
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PING Vault 2.0 Voss1
(Louis Oosthuizen)
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PING Vault Oslo1
(Tyrrell Hatton)
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PING Scottsdale TR Piper C1
(McKenzie Hughes)
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PING Scottsdale Wolverine C1
(Nate Lashley)
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PING Scottsdale Hohum1
(Harris English)
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Piretti Prototype1
(Tony Finau)
PXG Prototype2
(Zach Johnson, Charl Schwartzel)
Scotty Cameron Studio Style Newport 2 GSS3
(Matt Jones, Kevin Streelman, Brian Gay)
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Scotty Cameron Phantom X 11.52
(Max Homa, Sergio Garcia)
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Scotty Cameron Phantom X 52
(Patrick Cantlay, Doug Ghim)
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Scotty Cameron Circle T 0092
(Jordan Speith, Paul Casey)
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Scotty Cameron Circle T 009 M2
(Cameron Smith, Cameron Tringale)
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Scotty Cameron GOLO Tour2
(Patton Kizzire, Denny McCarthy)
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Scotty Cameron GOLO 51
(JT Potson)
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Scotty Cameron GOLO Prototype1
(Robert Streb)
Scotty Cameron Phantom X 121
(Russell Henley)
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Scotty Cameron Phantom X 5.51
(Justin Thomas)
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Scotty Cameron Phantom X 6 STR1
(Sungjae Im)
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Scotty Cameron Phantom X1
(Brendan Steele)
Scotty Cameron Flowback 51
(Charley Hoffman)
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Scotty Cameron Prototype1
(Hideki Matsuyama)
Scotty Cameron Futura X 5R Tour1
(Adam Long)
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Scotty Cameron Select Roundback1
(Joel Dahmen)
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Scotty Cameron Super Rate Prototype1
(Scottie Schleffler)
Scotty Cameron Phantom X T5.51
(Cam Davis)
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Scotty Cameron Studio Select Fastback 1.51
(Peter Malnati)
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Scotty Cameron Teryllium T22 Fastback 1.51
(CT Pan)
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Scotty Cameron Teryllium T22 Newport 21
(Brooks Koepka)
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Scotty Cameron Tour Rat1
(Patrick Reed)
Scotty Cameron Newport GSS1
(Richy Werenski)
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SIK Flo1
(Lanto Griffin)
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SIK Prototype1
(Bryson DeChambeau)
SIK Pro C-Series1
(Brendon Todd)
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TaylorMade Spider X6
(Rory McIlroy, Daniel Berger, Aaron Wise, Harry Higgs, Hudson Swafford, Russell Knox)
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TaylorMade Spider Tour5
(Dustin Johnson, Martin Laird, Tom Hige, Henrik Norlander, Jason Day)
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TaylorMade Spider FCG1
(Collin Morikawa)
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TaylorMade Spider OS CB1
(Brian Harman)
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TaylorMade TP Berwick1
(Matthew Wolff)
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What Putter Grips do the Pros Use?

When I took up golf a few decades ago I would never have imagined that what grip you put on your putter was something for which you would have many options.

Putters came with the grip that they were made with and that was it. And beyond wanting the classic ‘Ping’ grip which seemed to be used by all the major champions at the time it just wasn’t something you paid attention to.

Fast forward to today and there are now upwards of 15 putter grip manufacturers each offering sometimes more than dozen options in multiple different sizes. So what putter grips are the top pros now using?

Superstroke putter grips are the most used by the top 100 PGA Tour players with more than one third choosing them. Superstroke’s Pistol GT putter grip is the most popular and used by golfers including Rory McIlroy, Dustin Johnson & Brooks Koepka. The GT 1.0 grip is the most common size chosen.

While Superstroke putter grips clearly find favour amongst the top players on tour putter grips produced by PING and Odyssey are also popular among over a quarter of the top 100 and indeed our detailed analysis of the putter grips used by the top 100 PGA Tour players found over 40 different putter grip models and sizes being used.

Clearly the days of the putter grip not being something to even consider are long gone and the pros spend a great deal of time selecting the grip and not just the putter that will help them hole as much as possible on the greens.

PGA Pros Use Plenty of Backup Putters

When looking at the putter set ups of the best players on the PGA Tour one thing becomes clear.

Many pros are constantly experimenting with different putter makes and models as new technologies come online and as their confidence on the greens ebbs and flows.

Top PGA players such as Dustin Johnson and Adam Scott for example are well known for constantly testing different putters from week to week on tour.

2021 Masters champion Hideki Matsuyama is also probably the most constant putter switcher of the current crop of top pros and can sometimes have 4, 5 and even 6 different putters in his bag during practice rounds. Indeed Matsuyama tests so many putters that according to Scotty Cameron he has the ‘coolest’ putter collection on Tour.

While other pros, such as the great Tiger Woods, almost never change their putter – Woods used his famous Scotty Cameron Newport 2 GSS in 14-of-his-15 major championship victories – what they all do is carry a ‘back up’ putter in case something happens to their ‘gamer’.

While many PGA pros are constantly changing putters others such as Brandt Snedeker stick to the tried and tested

While this is an easy thing to do for pros who get all their equipment for free it’s definitely something to bear in mind especially if you have a tendency to get a bit frustrated on the greens and are prone to taking your frustration out on the shortest club in your bag!

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Graeme Hay

Graeme Hay is the owner of GolfingFocus.com. Graeme started playing golf when he was only 4 years old and has loved the game ever since. A single figure golfer all of his adult life he lives in London and still enjoys playing whenever he can with friends and family.

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