Fresh on the heels of the U.S. Open, the upcoming Titleist TSR2, TSR3 and TSR4 have landed on the PGA TOUR (along with TSR Fairway woods) this week at the Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands.

Officially, it’s the start of Titleist’s annual Tour seeding and validation process. Unofficially, given the state of the supply chain, we can assume we’re dealing with final product here. The validation piece is essentially a formality. What you see is what you’re going to get.

Hope you like it.

At this stage in the game, Titleist keeps its cards close to the vest so it hasn’t shared any of the materials, performance, innovation, etc., stories. So, for now, all we can do is speculate.

a photo of Titleist TSR Drivers (TSR2, TSR3, TSR4)

Titleist TSR – What We Know and What We Think

We know there are three models—TSR2, TSR3 and TSR4—in the Titleist TSR family. Given that, save swapping I for R, not much has changed with the names (or the cosmetics), so we can assume similar performance characteristics. That means TSR2 should be the highest-launching and most forgiving of the three.

TSR3 should trend towards the lower-spinning end of the market albeit with a sensible amount of forgiveness.

TSR4 will fill the super low-spin option in the lineup albeit with some new bells and whistles.

Just because it’s how things usually go, you should expect claims of more ball speed but given how Titleist has trended since TS, I also expect we’ll see higher MOI across the entire lineup. That’s not to say I expect Titleist is going to offer PING or PXG level for forgiveness but it’s reasonable to expect a bump.

We spoke briefly with Stephanie Luttrell, Titleist’s Director of Metalwood Development, last fall after we accidentally got a look at the TSR. Not willing to spill details at the time, she would say she’s particularly excited about the product. With that, it seems safe to assume that the “R” in TSR isn’t short for “Retread.” Titleist’s VP of Marketing for Golf Clubs, Josh Talge, just told us on No Putts Given (episode will go live Friday) that the jump from TSi to TSR is bigger than it was from TS to TSi.

Basically, it sounds like the updates extend beyond the refined (maybe that’s the “R”) cosmetics.

A Movable-Weight TSR4?

The curiosity for me is the TSR4. In the two previous generations, the 4 was an undersized (435cc) model with a single fixed flat weight. The photos make it anything but clear as to whether Titleist has bumped the TSR4 up to full size but given that just about everyone has moved away from undersized driver heads, it’s at least a possibility.

There’s niche. And then there’s maybe too niche.

Of greater interest, perhaps, is that the TSR4 appears to offer movable front-to-back weights. It’s a weight system used by others, particularly in lower spinning options, so it certainly would make sense here. If nothing else, it would extend the fitting capabilities of the TSR4 and make for an interesting balance with the heel-to-toe adjustability of the TSR3.

Titleist TSR Pricing and Availability

Golfers should expect a September launch and, best guess, a $550 price tag. Don’t take that as carved in stone. TaylorMade set a new standard at $600 so it wouldn’t surprise me in the least if that’s our new baseline for flagship models.

For those wondering about a TSR1: With the first two iterations (TS, TSi), Titleist saved the “1” for spring. I expect that will again be the case.

We’ll have more info on the Reloaded (perhaps that’s the “R”) Titleist TSR driver and metalwood family as it becomes available.

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