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Posted: 29 January 2015
The European Tour desert swing concludes this week with the Omega Dubai Desert Classic. The host venue, The Emirates Golf Club, was the first all grass championship golf course in the Middle East when it first opened in 1988. Overt he past 25 years an incredible skyline has built up around the course.
Titleist brand ambassador Bernd Wiesberger currently leads the way at -8 (64). Brand ambassador Peter Uihlein and golf ball loyalists Lee Westwood and Andy Sullivan have all made a great starts with opening 65’s. They are closely followed by brand ambassadors Max Kieffer, Anders Hansen & Seve Benson on -6 (66). 77 players teed up a Titleist this morning, more than three times as many as the nearest competitor.
With such a great start for Titleist on the leaderboard, make sure you keep following us at Team Titleist to see how all the guys get on this week!
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Posted: 27 January 2015
Titleist Brand Ambassador Bill Haas charged back to the winner's circle on Sunday, claiming his second career Humana Challenge title. Haas relied on solid driving, accurate iron play and a deft putting touch to post a 22-under 266 total, good for a one-shot victory in the California desert.
Let's take a closer look at Haas's winning setup from this past week.
WHAT'S IN BILL HAAS'S BAG
Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1x golf ball Driver: Titleist 915D2 driver (8.5º) w/Aldila Rogue X shaft Fairway: Titleist 915F fairway metal (13.5º) w/Mitsubishi Dimana Blue S+ 80 TX shaft Fairway: Titleist 915F fairway metal (18.0º) w/Mitsubishi Dimana Blue S+ 80 TX shaft Irons: Titleist AP 714 irons (3-PW) w/Nippon NS Pro Proto X shafts Wedges: Vokey Design SM5 sand (54º) and lob (60º) wedges w/True Temper Dynamic Golf X100 shafts Putter: Scotty Cameron 303 GSS
The front page of the Humana Challenge leaderboard was flush with Titleist Brand Ambassadors and golf ball loyalists, and it was Bill Haas who sat alone at the top after the final putt fell on Sunday.
Haas closed with a 5-under par 67 en route to a 22-under par 266 victory total, one shot clear of five players, including fellow Titleist Brand Ambassador Charley Hoffman (New Pro V1x, 915D2 driver, 915F fairway metal, 913Hd hybrid, MB 714 irons, Vokey Design SM5 pitching, approach, sand and lob wedges, Scotty Cameron GoLo 5 putter), as well as Titleist golf ball loyalists Sung-Joon Park (New Pro V1x), Brendan Steele (Pro V1x) and Steve Wheatcroft (Pro V1x).
Titleist Brand Ambassador Justin Thomas (Pro V1x, 915D3 driver, 915 Fd fairway metal, 913 Hd hybrid, MB irons, Vokey SM5 pitching, approach, sand and lob wedges, Scotty Cameron Super Rat putter), who fired a 9-under par 63 on Friday, finished in a three-way tie for seventh. The PGA TOUR rookie finished T-6 at last week’s Sony Open in Hawaii.
Titleist Brand Ambassador Erik Compton (Pro V1x, 915D3 driver, 915Fd fairway metal, 915 Hd hybrids, MB irons, Vokey SM5 approach, sand and lob wedges, Scotty Cameron prototype putter) rounded out the top-10 with his T-10 finish.
“It's definitely a relief,” Haas said after the tournament, his first event since the WGC-HSBC Champions in China back in November. “Any kind of a win is unbelievable.”
With the win, Haas has now tallied six PGA Tour career wins including another Humana Challenge title back in 2010.
A few keys that helped Haas to victory this week would be his success in hitting the green and then converting the putts when he got there. Haas finished T-3 in Greens in Regulation (77.8%) and 4th in Strokes Gained Putting.
Runner-up Charley Hoffman was firing on all cylinders off the tee with a 301.8 yard average drive, but more importantly, he was finding the fairway 77.8% of the time, finishing T-5 in Driving Accuracy. Justin Thomas was T-1 in Birdies with 26 in 72 holes. He also finished 2nd in Driving Distance with a 310.6 average (including a 337 yard blast) and T-4 in Putts Per Greens in Regulation (1.566).
TITLEIST BY THE NUMBERS:
In total, 1,144 players have teed up Titleist golf balls in competition on the 2015 worldwide professional tours, more than five times the nearest competitor with 229 and more than all competitors combined.
With two wins this week, Titleist’s victory count in the young 2015 season advances to 9, compared to 5 for the nearest competitor and more than all competitors combined.
THE TITLEIST LEADERBOARD | WEEK ENDING January 25, 2015
Posted: 20 January 2015
Titleist Brand Ambassador Gary Stal staged a Sunday charge at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship and climbed to the top of the leaderboard to secure his first career European Tour title. Stal, who started the final round eight shots off the lead, fired a bogey-free, 7-under par 65 to complete a 19-under par 269 victory total.
As for how Stal felt about the dramatic win, he summed it up nicely in just four words...
"It's unbelievable to win."
Let's take a closer look at Stal's winning setup from this past week.
WHAT'S IN GARY STAL'S BAG
Golf Ball: New Titleist Pro V1x golf ballDriver: Titleist 915D2 (8.5º) driverFairway: Titleist 915F (13.5º) fairway metalHybrid: Titleist 915Hd (17.5º) hybridUtility Iron: Titleist 712U 3-ironIrons: Titleist MB 714 (4-P) ironsWedges: Vokey Design SM5 sand (52.08) and lob (58.08) wedges
It was an impressive title defense for Titleist Brand Ambassador Jimmy Walker this past weekend at the Sony Open in Hawaii. Walker's solid play throughout the week was capped off by a bogey-free final round 7-under-par 63 that helped him pull away from the field and secure his fourth career PGA Tour title.
Let's take a closer look at Walker's winning setup from this past week.
WHAT'S IN JIMMY WALKER'S BAG
Golf Ball: New Titleist Pro V1x golf ballDriver: Titleist 915D2 driver (9.5º) w/Aldila Rogue Tour X shaftFairway: Titleist 915F fairway metal (15º) w/Aldila Rogue Tour X shaftFairway: Titleist 915F fairway metal (18º) w/Fujikura Motore VC8.2 Tour shaftUtility Iron: Titleist 712U 3-iron w/True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 shaftIrons: Titleist MB 714 irons (4-9) w/True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 shaftsWedges: Vokey Design SM4 pitching wedge (48º), SM5 sand (54º) and lob (60º) wedges w/True Temper Dynamic Golf X100 shaftsPutter: Scotty Cameron Newport2 GSS