Which drivers have been most successful at Augusta?March 28, 2018 Golf Equipment
Equipment editor James Savage takes a look back at which drivers have been used by the last 10 Masters champions
According to Rory McIlroy, driving and putting are the two most important things to have success at August National.
And as McIlroy goes in pursuit of his first Green Jacket with a new driver in the bag, we take a look at the last 10 drivers to get the job done at the Masters.
Master drivers 2017: Sergio Garcia – 2017 TaylorMade M2
Sergio held off Justin Rose in a play-off to land his first major title.
The 2017 TaylorMade M2 was one of the most popular drivers on tour at the time.
Master drivers 2016: Danny Willett – Callaway XR16
Danny Willett came from the field to win the title in 2016 after Jordan Spieth put two balls in the water on 12.
He uses the same Callaway XR16 driver that Henrik Stenson would use in his Open victory at Royal Troon later in the year.
Master drivers 2015: Jordan Spieth – Titleist 915 D2
Jordan Spieth is still using the driver which he romped to success with at the 2015 Masters.
Titleist have since launched the 917 driver but Spieth can’t seem to part with his trusty 915.
Master drivers 2014: Bubba Watson – Ping G25
Bubba Watson has been lighting up Augusta National with his pink Ping drivers for the last six years.
He closed out victory in 2014 as a young Jordan Spieth burst on to the scene.
Master drivers 2013: Adam Scott – Titleist 913
Adam Scott saw off Angel Cabrera in an emotional play-off victory in 2013.
The 913 has been one of Titleist’s best-ever drivers. It’s still being used today by Rafa Cabrera Bello and was used by Zach Johnson in his 2015 Open victory.
Master drivers 2012: Bubba Watson – Ping G20
There’s that pink head and famous Graffaloy shaft again.
Bubba Watson played one of the most outrageous shots in Masters history as he beat Louis Oosthuizen in a play off in 2012.
Master drivers 2011: Charl Schwartzel – Nike VR Tour
Charl Schwartzel famously birdied the final four holes to win after Rory McIlroy threw away a four-shot final round lead.
Adam Scott and Jason Day were the nearest challengers as the South African holed his birdie putt on 18 to win.
Master drivers 2010: Phil Mickelson – Callaway FT-9
The legendary FT-9 driver will go down as one of Callaway’s best.
The 2010 Masters will always be remembered for Mickelson’s shot through the trees on 13 which dealt a body blow to Lee Westwood’s challenge.
2009: Angel Cabrera – Ping Rapture
Angel Cabrera has always liked it at Augusta and got his hands on the Green Jacket in 2009 after beating Americans Chad Campbell and Kenny Perry in a play-off.
2008: Trevor Immelman – Nike Sumo 5000
Another Iconic driver which we saw Tiger Woods using during his pomp.
Immelman is often picked out as one of the most surprising Masters champions but he was one of the top players in the world at the time.