PGA Tour player average distances: Driver, irons, wedges through the bag
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PGA Tour player average distances: Driver, irons, wedges through the bag


The average PGA Tour player doesn't hit their driver as far as Rory McIlroy, Justin Thomas or Tony Finau. However, they still hit the ball farther than most of you, even the shortest knockers, including the guys who struggle to drive the ball 270 yards.

How far PGA Tour players hit the golf ball with each club in their bag isn't an exact science, however. Every player is different, with a different swing, a different angle of attack, different swing speeds and more. Every situation -- off the tee, from the fairway or rough -- is different. So, we wanted to give you an idea of how far is far and how short is short among PGA Tour players.

We'll take you through the bag to show you PGA Tour players' average distances with their driver, irons and wedges.

Remember, these are general numbers that don't account for special late-in-tournament situations where a player may be particularly jacked with adrenaline and hit it farther than normal.

There's also been times there's one week per year where PGA Tour players hit the ball outrageously far. At the WGC-Mexico Championship, played in Mexico City at an elevation of 7,500 feet above sea level, the golf ball flew much farther because of the elevation change. The ball went some 12.5-15 percent longer. When the PGA Tour has an event in Denver, the ball flies closer to 5 percent farther.

PGA Tour player average distances: Driver, irons, wedges

  • Driver: 275-350 yards
  • 3-wood: 230-310 yards
  • 3-iron: 210-260 yards
  • 4-iron: 200-250 yards
  • 5-iron: 190-230 yards
  • 6-iron: 180-220 yards
  • 7-iron: 170-200 yards
  • 8-iron: 155-185 yards
  • 9-iron: 140-170 yards
  • PW: 120-140 yards
  • SW: 80-110 yards

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