Steve Stricker Dials In New Prototype Titleist 913 Driver at Open Championship

When Titleist Brand Ambassador Steve Stricker steps to the first tee Thursday afternoon at The Open Championship, he'll have a new prototype Titleist 913D3 driver in the bag for the first time.

After hitting some inconsistent drives during his Tuesday practice round at Royal Lytham & St. Annes, Steve suspected he had cracked the face of his Titleist 909D3 driver, a fact confirmed by Titleist Director of Tour Promotions Chris Tuten.

The Titleist Leadership Team quickly went to work, providing Stricker immediate options in the new prototype 913 for testing Tuesday afternoon.

"I could tell that something was wrong with the driver yesterday during practice and sure enough there was a fracture along the sweet spot," said Stricker. "I'm disappointed to see the 909 go, but I worked with Chris (Tuten) the last day and a half and I am excited about putting the new 913 in play.

"The new technology is great. The 913 goes straighter, is more forgiving, has a bigger sweet spot and when I do mishit it it still goes the distance."

During an extensive fitting session, Stricker and the Titleist Tour staff dialed in his driver settings and arrived at the following optimal configuration:

  Titleist 913D3
Loft:  8.5º
SureFit Hosel Setting:  A1
Shaft:  Fujikura Tour Spec 8.2x, tipped 1" at 45"
Swingweight:  D5
Grip:  Tour Velvet Cord 58 with 1 wrap

Titleist's tour seeding and validation process for the prototype 913 drivers began just under a month ago at the PGA Tour's AT&T National event at Congressional Country Club.

Last week, 21 players had prototype 913 drivers in the bag at the John Deere Classic, while 20 players gamed the new drivers at the Scottish Open. 

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8 Replies

  1. Brian M

    why is the new 913 driver not avaiable yet

    can anyone get me a titleist foot joy shirt I have had two sets of ap2 irons and the 907 d2 driver vokey wedges and scotty cameron putter in my bag and would love to get a shirt    


  2. John L

    great information about Mr. Stricker's club.

  3. Dwight F

    From what I can see on golf coverage the 913 look great and have a good solid sound.

  4. Douglas E S

    Can you tell me when the new titelist 913 driver will be available for the average golfer to purchase?

  5. Craig G

    Go Steve Go!!!!

  6. eagle3

    Give me a chance to test one of those. That is some great news from Titleist and it is going to be a great addition to the their line of clubs

  7. Jason L

    I have been waiting a long time for the 913!!!

  8. B K D

    Can't wait to get one too !