Tuesday, November 13th, 2018


Winning Driver to Go on Sale Immediately Following the Finale on and and Wednesday at 1000+ Golf Stores Worldwide

$250,000 Grand Prize on the Line for San Diego’s Evan Hoffman (Cortex) or Salem, Oregon’s Tim Slama (Rozwell)

FINALE SNEAK PEEK: Driver vs. Driver 2 Final Two Drivers Revealed

In a competition that began with 14 finalists presenting their innovative driver concepts to a panel of judges, Driver vs. Driver 2 presented by Wilson has narrowed down the concepts to the final two: Cortex (Evan Hoffman, San Diego, Calif.) and Rozwell (Tim Slama, Salem, Ore.). Tuesday’s finale at 9 p.m. ET will take place at Wilson Sporting Goods’ worldwide headquarters in Chicago, where one of the designs will be announced as the brand’s latest driver and the winner taking home the $250,000 grand prize.

The newest addition to Wilson Staff’s line of drivers inspired by the winner’s concept will go on sale immediately following Tuesday’s finale online at, as well as, where golfers can fully customize the winning driver on the website. The winning driver will hit retail stores worldwide on Wednesday, Nov. 14.

During the show’s finale, PGA TOUR professionals Troy Merritt, Brendan Steele and Kevin Streelman will playtest the finished prototypes of the final two drivers. The judges – nine-time National Hockey League (NHL) All-Star and current NHL on NBC hockey analyst Jeremy Roenick, PGA Professional and expert golf equipment reviewer Rick Shiels and Wilson Golf president Tim Clarke – also will hit the final two prototypes before ultimately making their decision in announcing the winner.


  • Cortex: At the heart of the Cortex driver is Fast Cage Technology. 44 percent of the head has been replaced with lightweight carbon fiber, leaving a rigid titanium skeleton that provides structural stability and more precise weight distribution for adjustability, maximizing distance and optimizing spin for all swings.
  • Rozwell: Rozwell allows golfers to take their game to another realm. The strength of the driver is its adjustability. Rozwell can be fine-tuned to optimize a player’s ball flight and spin tendencies through its Z-Track technology. Z-Track features the longest multi-directional weighted slide path Wilson has built to date.


SERIES PRODUCTION: Production for Driver vs. Driver 2 began in the Fall of 2017 and concluded in August, 2018. The series is produced by Golf Channel’s original productions division, whose portfolio include the Emmy-nominated interview series Feherty hosted by Emmy-nominated sports personality David Feherty, high-quality instruction shows including School of Golf, Golf Channel Academy and Playing Lessons and a slate of award-winning and critically-acclaimed Golf Films.