So, when it comes to decision making off the tee the goal should always be to hit the ball as far as possible while avoiding hazards. Most scratch golfers I coach will hit 3 wood off the tee only when driver distance will get them trouble or the shot shape with 3 word fits the hole. Most stats and dispersion will show that 3 wood is not much more accurate than driver. Now if you as an individual work with an instructor and see that 3 wood dispersion is tighter than driver and keeps the ball in between hazards then do it.
The big takeaway from this is make your decision based upon your stats or dispersion of each club. Don’t make the decision based upon what you feel like you should do or just say the hole is tight hit a 3 wood. This type of thinking just adds confusion to decision making.