Posted: 11 June 2012
Wins on the European Tour, the Champions Tour and the LPGA Tour for Lee Westwood, Tom Lehman and Shanshan Feng respectively showcased another multiple win week for Titleist golf ball loyalists around the globe this weekend.
Pro V1x loyalist Westwood blasted through the field at the Nordea Masters on Thursday (the second day of the tournament) with a blistering 8-under round of 64 and didn't relinquish his hold on the lead, running out winner by five shots on Saturday evening with a 19-under total of 269.
With four rounds in the 60's, it was Westwood's imperious iron-play, and the ability to trust in the performance of his Pro V1x golf ball that swept him away from the chasing pack at the Bro Hoff Slott course near Stockholm, Sweden.
The 39-year old from Worksop recorded his first ever European Tour win at this event in 1996 and captured the title again in 2000. This win marked Lee's 22nd European Tour victory and is a good vein of form to take to the US Open this week at the Olympic Club in San Francisco.
“It feels really special winning here another time – I’ve won it in three decades now which just shows how old we’re getting!" laughed Westwood.
Titleist was the overwhelming ball of choice at the Nordea Masters with 100 players, more than four times the nearest competitor.
It was a 1-2-3 finish for Titleist at the second senior major of the season, where Tom Lehman (Pro V1) withstood day-long rain and relentless challenges from fellow Pro V1 loyalists Bernhard Langer and Taiwan's Chien Soon Lu to win his second straight Regions Tradition. Lehman shot a final round 4-under 68 en route to a 14-under 274 victory total. The win also marks Lehman's sixth Champions Tour victory.
Titleist was the top golf ball choice of 53 players (70%) in the 76-player field, more than five times the nearest competitor with 9. Titleist was also the field favourite in the irons (19) and wedge (57) categories.
Elsewhere, Pro V1x loyalist Shanshan Feng became the first-ever player from mainland China to win an LPGA event, and she did it on a major stage. The 22-year-old Feng entered the final round of the Wegman's LPGA Championship three strokes off the lead, but climbed her way up the leaderboard, finishing with five birdies, no bogeys and a tournament-low round of 5-under 67.
The round was highlighted by a key birdie on the 17th hole that helped clinch a two-stroke margin of victory over four players, including fellow Pro V1x player Stacy Lewis.
Titleist was the top golf ball choice of 100 players (67%) in the 150-player field, more than six times the nearest competitor with 15.
The five-win weekend was completed by Pro V1x loyalist Lee Williams, who captured the Mexico Open for his first ever Nationwide Tour win, and fellow Pro V1x loyalist Andrew Roque, whose final round 9-under 61 secured the Times Colonist Island Savings Open on the Canadian Tour.