Tour report: Two Win Weekend for Titleist to Close Out 2012 - Including Another Win for the New Titleist Pro V1x Prototype Golf Ball
Posted: 17 December 2012
It was a two win weekend for Titleist ambassadors and golf ball loyalists on the world's professional tours to close out 2012, headlined by a further win for the new Titleist Pro V1x prototype golf ball and Daniel Popovic's first professional win at the Australian PGA Championship.
LatinoAmerica: Pro V1x loyalist and two-time major champion Angel Cabrera relied on the new Titleist Pro V1x prototype golf ball to capture the season-ending 107 Visa Open de Argentina by four shots.
Cabrera closed with an 8-under 64 on his way to a an 18-under par victory total of 270.
Also finding immediate success with the new Titleist Pro V1x prototype golf ball was Titleist ball loyalist Miguel Carballo, who tied for second with Pro V1x loyalist Oscar Fraustro - giving Titleist golf ball loyalists the top three positions on the leaderboard.
Cabrera becomes the fourth player to win with the new Titleist Pro V1 or Pro V1x prototype golf ball since the seeding process began on the PGA Tour in October.
He joins Adam Scott (Australian Masters), Luke Donald (Dunlop Pheonix) and Hiroyuki Fujita (Japan Series JT Cup) in the new golf ball winners' circle.
Titleist was the top choice in the golf ball category with 125 players in the field of 144, nearly nine times the nearest competitor with 14.
Australasian: Titleist brand ambassador Daniel Popovic (Pro V1, 913 D2 driver, 913F fairway, AP2 irons, Vokey Design pitching, gap and lob wedges) fired two successive 3-under rounds of 69 en route to a 16-under total and his first ever professional victory at the Australian PGA Championship at the Palmer Coolum Resort.
Popovic, a rookie who won last year's qualifying school, finished four shots clear of two players including Pro V1x loyalist Anthony Brown.
Thirteen of the 16 players who finished among the top 10 and ties at the event relied upon a Titleist golf ball for their success. Titleist was the overwhelming ball of choice at the Australian PGA Championship with 120 players, more than seven times the nearest competitor with 17.
European (2013): Titleist was the clear choice of more players in the field of 156 at the Alfred Dunhill Championship, with 108 players - six times the nearest competitor with 18.
Pro V1 loyalist Kristoffer Broberg, a four time winner on the Challenge Tour during the 2012 season, got off to a fast start on his first full season on the European Tour, securing the runner's up spot. Titleist ambassador George Coetzee also cemented his place inside the world's top 50 when finishing in a tie for tenth - ensuring that he secured an invite to the 2013 Masters Tournament.
Additionally, Pro V1x loyalist Keith Horne posted successive holes-in-one on the 12th hole on Friday and Saturday.
Asian: After finishing in a tie for fifth place at the weather-shortened Iskandar Johor Open, Pro V1x loyalist Thaworn Wiratchant captured the Asian Tour's Order of Merit for the second time in his career - having first won it in 2005.
Titleist was the top choice in the golf ball category with 71 players, more than three times the nearest competitor with 20. Seven of the top 10 finishers relied upon a Titleist golf ball for their success at the Asian Tour's season-ending event.