Press Release: Titleist - #1 at the U.S. Open
TITLEIST - THE #1 BALL AT THE U.S. OPEN FOR 60 CONSECUTIVE YEARS
Titleist records the longest running equipment success story in golf at the 2008 U.S. Open and top the irons, wedges and putter charts at Torrey Pines too.
Titleist, manufacturer of the #1 ball in golf and the industry leader in golf ball technology, was the most played golf ball for the 60th year in a row at the U.S. Open; the longest running equipment success story in the sport. Since the 1949 U.S. Open at Medinah, more players have placed their trust in the superior performance and consistency of Titleist than all other brands combined.
At Torrey Pines, 106 players in the field trusted Titleist from tee to green, more than six times the nearest competitor with 16. Indeed, the final leaderboard featured no fewer than eight Titleist ball players amongst the 13 who were in the top 10 and ties, including Lee Westwood (Pro V1x) and Titleist ambassador Robert Karlsson who finished third and fourth respectively. It wasn’t just the golf ball category where Titleist came out on top with more golfers playing Titleist irons (38), wedges (138) and putters (56) than any other brand.
On the European Tour, seven years after picking up the silver medal for best amateur at the Open Championship, England’s David Dixon (Pro V1x) captured his first European Tour title at the Saint-Omer Open. He secured the one-shot victory following a flawless final round of 66, to finish at five-under par 279.
Dixon’s victory was the 13th by a Titleist golf ball player on the 2008 European Tour, while Titleist was the most played golf ball at the Saint-Omer Open with 124 players, more than eight times the nearest competitors with 14. A further victory in Korea for Inhoe Hur (Pro V1) saw Titleist’s worldwide win tally in 2008 rise to 75, almost four times that of its nearest rival.
The significant landmark of 60 consecutive US Open’s as the #1 ball provides further proof that the game’s elite continue to opt for the unrivalled performance of Titleist.
Titleist: The #1 Ball in Golf
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