Titleist or TaylorMade: Which is the Most Used Golf Ball on the PGA Tour?

Published 11/21/2021, 3:00 PM EST
LOUISVILLE, KY – OCTOBER 03: An official Ryder Cup Logo ball on the tee at Valhalla Golf Club venue for the 2008 Ryder Cup Matches, on October 3, 2007 in Louisville, Kentucky (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)


While playing golf, finding the perfect equipment is almost as important as honing your skills. Moreover, there is an extensive variety to choose from, given the ever-increasing techniques and market. And while every player has specific objectives for when choosing a ball to play with, it leads us to wonder; what is the most used golf ball on the PGA Tour?

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Which ball to use is a significant question and is determined after days of experiment, testing, and comparison. Moreover, it depends on the goal of the golfer, whether they’re looking for spin, distance, flight, or something else. However, it’s pretty safe to assume that Titleist and TaylorMade are two of the most popular companies out there.

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Titleist is an American brand name of golf equipment produced by the Acushnet Company. Similarly, Taylor Made is an American company that specializes in making golf balls, clubs, and clothing. The two have established their name in the market and are two of the most credible and trusted brands.

The TaylorMade TPX5 ball is a special 5-layer construction design with a tri-fast core used for low-drag, carry and spin. On the other hand, the Titleist Pro V1x is a dual-core of 348 Tetrahedral Dimple Design, with a drop-and-stop control.

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GolfingFocus conducted an analysis of the top 100 PGA Tour players and the kind of balls they use. They discovered that nine different balls by five manufacturers are in play amongst them, with a staggering 69% playing with a Titleist Pro V1 or Pro V1x. Callaway comes in at second and only 6% use TaylorMade’s TP5x.

In addition, at the 2021 Tour Championship, 21 of 30 players were using a Titleist ball, including Justin Thomas, Sungjae Im, Patrick Reed, and Harris English. Meanwhile, only four used TaylorMade- Jon Rahm, Dustin Johnson, Colling Morikawa, and Rory McIlroy.

CHASKA, MN – SEPTEMBER 26: A ball sits on a tee at the first tee prior to the 2016 Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National Golf Club on September 26, 2016 in Chaska, Minnesota. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)

So, Titleist is clearly more popular amongst the players. But this does not reveal anything about the superior quality of any ball, as it only depends on the objective of the golfer. What do you think?

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Ishita Bhargava

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Ishita Bhargava is a Golf content writer at Essentially Sports. Currently pursuing her undergraduate degree from the Shri Ram College of Commerce, she has a keen interest in sports and fitness. When not playing or watching a sports event, Ishita can be seen spending time with her pets or binge-watching.

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