After trusting their Titleist golf ball to three championship performances on three continents Sunday, New 2013 Pro V1x loyalists Bernhard Langer, Angel Cabrera, and Jake Roos stood above the competition, trophies in hand.
Langer outpaced his competitors with a final round 5-under 67 to win the inaugural Greater Gwinnett Championship by three shots. Cabrera, a week removed from his runner-up finish in a playoff at the Masters, proved victorious in a one-hole playoff victory against Pro V1 loyalist Rafael Gomez at the 82 Abierto OSDE del Centro. And in South Africa, Roos earned his fifth career Sunshine Tour victory with a one-shot win at the Golden Pilsner Zimbabwe Open.
With three more victories, players trusting a Titleist golf ball have now won 43 tournaments on the worldwide professional tours in 2013, more than five times the nearest competitor with eight and more than all other competitors combined.
This is Team Titleist, let’s wrap-up the week…
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CHAMPIONS: Greater Gwinnett Championship
Winner: Pro V1x loyalist Bernhard Langer
Playing the New 2013 Pro V1x golf ball for the first time in competition, Langer added the victory to his impressive Champions Tour campaign by finishing with a 10-under 206 victory total. Langer posted six birdies for his fifth top-three finish in six events. He also won the Ace Group Classic in February.
Titleist Pro V1 loyalist Tom Lehman, whose 67 included birdies on 17 and 18, tied for second at 7-under with Titleist Brand Ambassador Tom Pernice Jr. (Pro V1x). Pernice made a move with an eagle on No. 15 and added a birdie on 18 for a final round 70 helping Titleist players post a 1-2-3 finish.
Titleist was the most relied upon golf ball in the field of 80 with 58 players, more than eight times the nearest competitor with 7. Titleist also was the overwhelming top choice in the irons (20) and wedge (59) categories.
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LATINOAMERICA: 82 Abierto OSDE del Centro
Winner: Pro V1x loyalist Angel Cabrera
Cabrera fired a final round 7-under 64, including an eagle on the 72nd hole, to finish at even-par 284 for the tournament and set the clubhouse lead. Runner-up and Pro V1 loyalist Rafael Gomez birdied his final hole of regulation to force the playoff. It marks the eighth time Cabrera, who is from Cordoba and used to caddy at the Cordoba Golf Club, has won this event.
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LPGA: LPGA Lotte Championship
Runner-up Lizette Salas (New 2013 Pro V1x) fired a tournament-record 62, and finished regulation at 19-under 269 to qualify for the playoff. Salas played a nine-hole stretch in 9-under mid way through the final round, birdieing Nos. 8-9, holing out from the fairway for eagle on the par-4 10th and adding birdies on Nos. 12-16. It was the fourth top-10 finish in seven starts this year for Salas.
Titleist was the most relied upon golf ball in the field of 144 with 95 players, more than seven times the nearest competitor with 13.
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PGA: RBC Heritage
Runner-up and Titleist Brand Ambassador Webb Simpson (New 2013 Pro V1x, 913D3 driver, 913F fairway metal, 913Fd fairway metal, 913Hd hybrid, AP2 irons, Vokey Design SM4 TVD wedges) finished regulation at 9-under par 275. New 2013 Pro V1x loyalists Luke Donald and Kevin Streelman tied for third, two shots back, under windswept conditions at Harbour Town.
Titleist was the most relied upon golf ball in the field of 144 with 91 players, more than four times the nearest competitor with 20. Titleist also was the overwhelming top choice in the wedge (145) and putter (50) categories.
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EUROPEAN: Open de España
Felipe Aguilar (New 2013 Pro V1x) and Titleist Brand Ambassador Maximilian Kieffer (Pro V1x, 910D3 driver, 913F fairway metal, 913H hybrid, 712U 4-iron, CB 5-iron, MB irons, Vokey Design wedges), both finished regulation at 5-under par 283 to qualify for the playoff.
Titleist was the most relied upon golf ball in the field of 156 with 107 players, more than five times the nearest competitor with 20.