Chalmers wins Barracuda with Titleist’s 917 Driver

Titleist began the seeding process for the new 917 prototype drivers on the PGA TOUR at last week’s Quicken Loans National.

This week, 20 of the 34 drivers in play at the Barracuda Championship were of the 917D2 or 917D3 variety, including the winner Greg Chalmers who relied upon the new 917D2 (8.5°) prototype to become the first player to win with the new driver.

Titleist 917 Driver Titleist 917 Prototype Driver (Credit: Titleist)

He first put the new model in play last week at the’s Air Capital Classic. Fellow Titleist Brand Ambassador Ben Martin finished T7 this week playing the new 917D3 prototype driver.

“In golf you’ve always got to think there’s something good coming around the corner,” said Chalmers. “Thanks to Titleist I’ve got that new driver, the 917, and I gained some yardage and I started driving it straighter. I drove it beautifully. I really did drive it nicely so a big thank you to them.”

Statistics backed up Chalmers’ comments as he finished 6th in Strokes Gained: Off the Tee (3.888). He improved his Driving Accuracy each day by hitting 10 of 14 fairways on Thursday, 11 on Friday and 12 each on the weekend for a total of 45 of 56 or 80%. He averaged 297 yards off the tee for the week, including 315 yards per drive on Sunday.

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