Titleist Pro V1x golf ball loyalist Henrik Stenson earned his second consecutive DP World Tour Championship crown, carding a final round of 70 to finish with a 16-under-par 272 victory total. 

It was clutch play down the stretch that propelled Stenson to successfully defend his title as he closed with back-to-back birdies on 17 and 18. 

"I didn't give up. I was hanging in there and made a couple important par putts on 12 and 16. Then I hit it to a foot on 17 and hit a good, solid wedge from 125 (yards) on 18," said Stenson.

With the back-to-back titles under his belt, Stenson is already looking forward to making it a three-peat next year.

"It was such a great place for me to win here last year, so to come back and successfully defend is very pleasing. I'll be back and try to make it three wins in a row next year."

We look forward to it, Henrik! Great playing.

WEEKEND HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE WORLDWIDE PROFESSIONAL TOURS:

 Titleist golf ball Loyalist Nick Cullen (Pro V1x) posted a 9-under-par 279 victory total to capture his first Australian Masters, one shot clear of defending champion and fellow Titleist Brand Ambassador Adam Scott. The leaderboard was flush with Titleist Golf Ball Loyalists as nine of the top 10 finishers relied upon a Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball for their success.

 On the Asian Tour, Titleist golf ball loyalist Mardan Mamat (Pro V1x) captured the Resorts World Manila Masters for his fourth career Asian Tour title. Mamat led wire-to-wire, closing with a final round 3-under-par 69 to finish with a 20-under-par victory total of 268. 

TITLEIST BY THE NUMBERS

With another four wins this week, including a dramatic playoff victory at the season-ending CME Group Tour Championship on the LPGA Tour, Titleist’s year-to-date victory count advances to 169. That's more than three times the nearest competitor with 44 and more than all competitors combined.

In total, 22,677 players have teed up Titleist golf balls in competition on the 2014 worldwide professional tours, more than six times the nearest competitor with 3,905 and more than all competitors combined.


THE TITLEIST LEADERBOARD  |  WEEK ENDING November 24, 2014

TourEventTitleist Golf Ball PlayersNearest Competitor
LPGA CME Group Tour Championship 46 6
Asian Tour Resorts World Manila Masters 84 23
Australasia Tour BetEasy Masters 103 13
PGA Tour China Hainan Open 59 18


After 12 months, 48 tournaments and 26 countries, the 2014 European Tour has reached the end of it's journey at the DP World Tour Championship. Last year, this event saw Pro V1x loyalist Henrik Stenson finish a fantastic season by hitting the shot of the year to the par 5 18th on the Earth Course, claiming victory and also winning the Race to Dubai.

Henrik clearly loves this course as he is currently going strong in round two and leading the way with fellow Pro V1x loyalists David Howell, Tyrrell Hatton, and Robert Karlsson close behind. As well as these golf ball loyalists, Titleist Brand Ambassadors Rafa Cabrera-Bello and Victor Dubuisson are primed for a weekend move.

This year Titleist is again the golf ball of choice with 29 players in this limited field event trusting a Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball for their success. Of these players, a selection have put a New Pro V1x Prototype golf ball in play including Ian Poulter, Jamie Donaldson, and Thongchai Jaidee.

With such an amazing backdrop to finish off this European Tour season, there is no doubt to be some fireworks before the champion is crowned on Sunday. Good luck to all. 

As the new family of Titleist 915 metals were hitting the shelves last week, players across the worldwide professional tours continued to experience success with new metals as Charley Hoffman, Brooks Koepka and Anthony Brown all trusted a new 915 driver en route to victory.

Titleist 915 drivers have been in the bag for seven wins this year across the worldwide professional tours. This success validates the low spin, high speed and exceptional forgiveness built into every 915 metal.

Let’s take a quick look at the winning specs for the different players…

Geoff Ogilvy  915D2 (9.5º) 
Barracuda Championship - PGA Tour

Charley Hoffman 915D2 (8.5º)
OHL Classic - PGA Tour

Alexander Levy 915D3 (9.5º) 
Portugal Masters - European Tour

Brooks Koepka 915D2 (9.5º) 
Turkish Airlines Open - European Tour

Tom Pernice, Jr. 915D3 (8.5º) 
Charles Schwab Cup Championship - Senior PGA Tour

Justin Thomas 915D3 (8.5º)
Children's Hospital Championship - Web.com Tour

Louis De Jager 915D2 (10.5º) 
Nedbank Affinity Cup - South African Tour

Anthony Brown 915D2
NSW Open Championship - Australasian Tour

Congratulations to all the winners.

#TeamTitleist

Hard work, determination, grit and a really solid game from tee to green is what it takes to win on tour. And it’s not easy to put all of these elements together in any given week (even for the best golfers in the world) so when everything lines up, it’s important to have the right perspective.

Just ask Titleist Brand Ambassador Brooks Koepka.

“To look where I was a year and a half ago on The Challenge Tour and now to be a winner on The European Tour is incredible, especially winning four times there and winning out here, it's very special.”

Having spent the past year playing across the globe on both the European Tour and the PGA Tour, Brooks has already established a solid resume in his professional career and his this past weekend is all a part of the learning process.

“I feel like I've been playing really well… I've been knocking on the door and I've learned something every time, and used that today.”

Learning to win on tour is a skill in of itself and one this is anything but easy.

“I've always said, it doesn't matter where you win. Winning's winning. It's hard to do, especially in golf.  I don't think anybody would tell you it's easy,” added Koepka.

With the win, Brooks also moves into 6th place on the Race to Dubai rankings and jumps into 35th place in the Official World Golf Rankings.

That’s our idea of a pretty great weekend on the golf course. Congratulations, Brooks!

So let’s take a closer look at the Titleist equipment Brooks trusted to his first career European Tour title:

It was a busy weekend across the globe on the worldwide professional tours and with only a few events remaining in 2014, every player was on the hunt to add some hardware to their collections and move into the new year with some positive momentum.

And after posting an opening round 5-under-par 66, Titleist Brand Ambassador Charley Hoffman kept the solid play going throughout the weekend at the OHL Classic at Mayakoba in Mexico. Trusting a new Pro V1x prototype golf ball and a new 915D2 driver along with a full compliment of Titleist golf clubs, Hoffman closed with a 5-under-par 66 en route to a 17-under 267 victory total and his third career victory. 

With the win, Charley moves to sixth place in the season long FedExCup race and punches his ticket to this years Masters. 

While earlier in the day and about 7,000 miles away, Titleist Brand Ambassador Brooks Koepka earned his first career European Tour title in impressive fashion by shooting a final round 7-under-par 65 for a four day victory total of 17-under-par 271. Brooks also put a new 915D2 driver in play for the first time in competition this week.

The win moved Brooks to 35th in the Official World Golf Rankings and helped cap off an impressive year-long stretch of play.

“I feel like I've been playing really well.  I've been knocking on the door, and these last maybe two, three months, I've been very close over here and in the States,” said Brooks. 

“I felt like I should have won a couple…. and I've learned something every time, and used that today.  I was very relaxed, very calm today. It showed I guess.”

It certainly did.

WEEKEND HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE WORLDWIDE PROFESSIONAL TOURS:

 On the Asian Tour, Titleist Brand Ambassador Rashid Khan of India captured the Chiangmai Golf Classic in Thailand for his second title on the Asian Tour this year. Khan closed with a 4-under par 68 to finish with a 17-under-par victory total of 271.

 Titleist Brand Ambassador Anthony Brown claimed victory at the NSW Open Championship with a birdie on the second playoff hole. Brown shot a four day total of 14-under-par 274. 

 To round out the week's success, Titleist Brand Ambassador Jorge Fernandez-Valdes carded a final-round, 2-under-par 70 en route to a two-shot victory at the Abierto de Chile to capture his second career PGA Tour PGA Tour Latinoamerica title. 

TITLEIST BY THE NUMBERS


With another five wins this week, Titleist’s year-to-date victory count advances to 165. That's more than three times the nearest competitor with 43 and more than all competitors combined.

In total, 22,323 players have teed up Titleist golf balls in competition on the 2014 worldwide professional tours, more than six times the nearest competitor with 3,807 and more than all competitors combined.


THE TITLEIST LEADERBOARD  |  WEEK ENDING November 16, 2014

TourEventTitleist Golf Ball PlayersNearest Competitor
PGA Tour OHL Classic at Mayakoba 83 19
European Tour Turkish Airlines Open 42 16
LPGA Tour Lorena Ochoa Invitational 24 3
Asian Tour Chiangmai Golf Classic 83 25
Australasia Tour NSW Open 104 15
PGA Tour China Nine Dragons Open 68 14
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