Welcome to the 2014 BMW Masters


The European Tour heads across to China for the BMW Masters, being held at Lake Malaren Golf Club. This week is the first leg of the European Tour's final series. The status of the tournament make it one of the most important events on the players schedule.

 The course (only opened in 2011) is certainly one of the longest on the circuit, just the 7,600 yards! The course possesses a lot of large bunkers so the winner this week will need to pinpoint his way round this beast of a golf course.

Currently, the top three positions are being occupied by our Titleist ambassadors. Alexander Levy and Romain Wattel, both full line ambassadors have enjoyed two solid rounds of golf at -13 and -11 respectively. However, Pro V1x loyalist Nicolas Colsearts leads the way at -14 after 9 birdies today in a 64, followed by an opening 66. Great golf! These three will be last out tomorrow as they look for more of the same as they all battle for the title come Sunday evening!

Good luck to all our Titleist ambassadors this week.

The #1 Ball in Golf - 2014 Wins

 

Titleist is the #1 ball for more players and more champions across the worldwide professional tours. To date, Titleist golf ball players have recorded 151 victories around the world in 2014, compared to 40 for the nearest competitor. Since its introduction in 2000, the Pro V1 golf ball franchise has been the golf ball of choice for more than 2,000 champions worldwide.

Below is a listing of tournaments won by Titleist golf ball players on the major worldwide professional tours in 2014.

TOUR (wins)
TOURNAMENT PLAYER BALL MODEL
 

 

PGA TOUR (26) Frys.com Open Jimmy Walker Pro V1
  Shriners Hospitals for Children Open Webb Simpson Pro V1x
  CIMB Asia Pacific Classic Winner Pro V1x
  The McGladrey Classic Winner Pro V1x
  OHL Classic at Mayakoba Winner Pro V1x
  Hyundai Tournament of Champions Zach Johnson Pro V1x
  Sony Open in Hawaii Jimmy Walker Pro V1
  Farmers Insurance Open Scott Stallings Pro V1x
  AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am Jimmy Walker Pro V1
  Northern Trust Open Bubba Watson Pro V1x
  Puerto Rico Open Chesson Hadley Pro V1x
  Valspar Championship John Senden Pro V1
  Valero Texas Open Steven Bowditch Pro V1x
  Shell Houston Open Matt Jones Pro V1x
  THE MASTERS Bubba Watson Pro V1x
  HP Byron Nelson Championship Brendon Todd Pro V1x
  Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial Adam Scott Pro V1
  FedEx St. Jude Classic Ben Crane Pro V1x
  Travelers Championship Kevin Streelman Pro V1x
  Greenbrier Classic Angel Cabrera Pro V1x
  RBC Canadian Open Tim Clark Pro V1
  Barracuda Open Geoff Ogilvy Pro V1x
  The Barclays Hunter Mahan Pro V1x
  Deutsche Bank Championship Winner Pro V1x
  BMW Championship Billy Horschel Pro V1x
  The TOUR Championship Billy Horschel Pro V1x
       

EUROPEAN (20) South African Open Championship Morten Orum Madsen Pro V1x
  Volvo Golf Champions Louis Oosthuizen Pro V1x
  Omega Dubai Desert Classic Winner Pro V1x
  Joburg Open George Coetzee Pro V1x
  Africa Open Thomas Aiken Pro V1x
  Solaire Open Alejandro Cañizares Pro V1x
  NH Collection Open Marco Crespi Pro V1x
  Maybank Malaysian Open Lee Westwood Pro V1x
  Volvo China Open Alexander Levy Pro V1x
  The Championship at Laguna National Felipe Aguilar Pro V1x
  Madeira Islands Open Daniel Brooks Pro V1x
  Nordea Masters Thongchai Jaidee Pro V1x
  Lyoness Open Mikael Lundberg Pro V1x
  Irish Open Mikko Ilonen Pro V1x
  BMW International Open Fabrizio Zanotti Pro V1
  D+D REAL Czech Masters Jamie Donaldson Pro V1x
  ISPS Handa Wales Open Joost Luiten Pro V1
  Portugal Masters Alexander Levy Pro V1x
  Hong Kong Open Scott Hend Pro V1x
  Volvo World Match Play Championship Mikko Ilonen Pro V1x
       

LPGA (14) Swinging Skirts LPGA Classsic Winner Pro V1
  North Texas Shootout Stacy Lewis Pro V1x
  Kingsmill Championship Lizette Salas Pro V1x
  ShopRite LPGA Classic Stacy Lewis Pro V1x
  NW Arkansas Championship Stacy Lewis Pro V1x
  RICOH Women's British Open Mo Martin Pro V1
  Marathon Classic Winner Pro V1
  Meijer LPGA Classic Mirim Lee Pro V1x
  Canadian Pacific Women's Open So Yeon Ryu Pro V1
  Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic Mi Jung Hur Pro V1
  Reignwood LPGA CLassic Mirim Lee Pro V1x
  Sime Darby Open Shanshan Feng Pro V1x
  LPGA KEB HanaBank Championship Kyu-Jung Baek Pro V1
  Blue Bay LPGA Lee-Anne Pace Pro V1
       

CHAMPIONS (19) Mitsubishi Electric Championship Bernhard Langer Pro V1
  Allianz Championship Michael Allen Pro V1x
  ACE Group Classic Kirk Triplett Pro V1x
  Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic Jeff Maggert Pro V1x
  Insperity Invitational Bernhard Langer Pro V1
  Regions Tradition Kenny Perry Pro V1x
  Principal Charity Classic Tom Pernice, Jr. Pro V1x
  Big Cedar Lodge Legends of Golf Jeff Sluman Pro V1
  Encompass Championship Tom Lehman Pro V1
  Constellation Senior Players Championshsip Bernhard Langer Pro V1
  The Senior Open Championship Bernhard Langer Pro V1
  3M Championship Kenny Perry Pro V1x
  Dick's Sporting Goods Open Bernhard Langer Pro V1
  Boeing Classic Scott Dunlap Pro V1
  Quebec Championship Wes Short, Jr. Pro V1x
  Pacific Links Hawaii Championship Paul Goydos Pro V1
  SAS Championship Kirk Triplett Pro V1x
  Greater Hickory Kia Classic Jay Haas Pro V1
  AT&T Championship Michael Allen Pro V1x
       

WEB.COM (16) Pacific Rubiales Colombia Championship Alex Cejka Pro V1x
  Panama Claro Championship Carlos Ortiz Pro V1x
  Chitimacha Louisiana Open Kris Blanks Pro V1x
  El Bosque Mexico Championship Carlos Ortiz Pro V1x
  South Georgia Classic Blayne Barber ProV1x
  BMW Charity Pro-Am Max Homa Pro V1x
  Rex Hospital Open Byron Smith Pro V1x
  United Leasing Championship Greg Owen Pro V1x
  Nova Scotia Open Roger Sloan Pro V1x
  Utah Championship Andres Gonzales Pro V1x
  Albertsons Boise Open Steve Wheatcroft Pro V1x
  News-Sentinel Open Martin Piller Pro V1x
  WinCo Foods Portland Open Carlos Ortiz Pro V1x
  Hotel Fitness Championship Bud Cauley Pro V1x
  Nationwide Children's Hospital Invitational Justin Thomas Pro V1x
  Web.com Tour Championship Derek Fathauer Pro V1x
       

SOUTH AFRICAN (9) Dimension Data Pro-Am Estanislao Goya Pro V1x
  Zimbabwe Open Jbe Kruger Pro V1x
  Investec Royal Swazi Open Danie Van Tonder Pro V1x
  Lombard Insurance Classic Christian Basson Pro V1x
  Vodacom Euphoria Golf Estate & Hydro Danie van Tonder Pro V1x
  Vodacom Origins of Golf - Arabella Jean Hugo Pro V1x
  Vodacom Origins of Golf - St. Francis Links Keith Horne Pro V1x
  Wild Waves Golf Challenge Colin Nel Pro V1x
  Vodacom Origins of Golf - Wild Coast Louis de Jager Pro V1x
       

ASIAN (5) Sail SBS Open Rashid Khan Pro V1x
  ICTSI Philippine Open Marcus Both Pro V1x
  Queen's Cup Thaworn Wiratchant Pro V1x
  Yeangder Tournament Players Championship Prom Meesawat Pro V1x
  Mercuries Taiwan Masters Steve Lewton Pro V1x
       

ONEASIA (3) Enjoy Jakarta Indonesia PGA Championship Michio Matsumura Pro V1x
  GS Caltex MaeKyung Open Jun-Won Park Pro V1x
  Fiji International Steven Jeffress Pro V1x
       

JAPAN (5) Tsuruya Open Hiroyuki Fujita Pro V1
  PGA Championship Nissin Cupnoodles Cup Winner Pro V1
  Dunlop srxn Fukushima Open Satoshi Kodaira Pro V1x
  KBC Augusta Hiroyuki Fujita Pro V1
  Asia-Pacific Diamond Cup Hiroyuki Fujita Pro V1
       

AUSTRALASIAN (6) Victorian PGA Championship Gareth Paddison Pro V1x
  Queensland PGA Championship Anthony Summers Pro V1x
  Victorian Open Matt Griffin Pro V1x
  New Zealand Open Dimi Papadatos Pro V1x
  Queensland Open Andrew Dodt Pro V1x
  South Pacific Ocean Championship Adam Stephens Pro V1
       

KOREAN (8) Dongbu Promy Insurance Open Dong-Min Lee Pro V1x
  Descente Munsingwear Match Play Ki-Sang Lee Pro V1x
  Happiness SongHak Construction Open Woo-Hyun Kim Pro V1x
  Bosung CC Classic Woo-Hyun Kim Pro V1x
  GunSan CC Open Heung-Choi Joo Pro V1x
  KPGA Championship Matthew Griffin Pro V1x
  Vanier Championship Sang-Hyun Park Pro V1x
  K.J. Choi Invitational Sang-Hyun Park Pro V1x
       

CANADIAN (9) PC Financial Open Joel Dahmen Pro V1x
  Syncrude Boreal Open Joel Dahmen Pro V1x
  Dakota Dunes Open Matt Harmon Pro V1x
  The Players Cup Timothy Madigan Pro V1x
  Staal Foundation Open Wes Homan Pro V1x
  ATB Financial Classic Brock MacKenzie Pro V1x
  The Great Waterway Classic David Bradshaw Pro V1x
  The Wildfire Invitational Nate McCoy Pro V1x
  Cape Breton Celtic Classic Mark Silvers Pro V1x
       

CHINA (2) Lanhai Open David McKenzie Pro V1x
  Cadillac Championship David McKenzie Pro V1x
       

LATINOAMERICA (9) 67th Arturo Calle Colombian Open David Vanegas Pro V1x
  TransAmerica Power Products CRV Open Marcelo Rozo Pro V1x
  Stella Artois Open Armando Favela Pro V1x
  Abierto OSDE del Centro William Kropp Pro V1x
  Roberto DeVicenzo Invitational Ty Capps Pro V1x
  Dominican Republic Open Michael Buttacavoli Pro V1
  Lexus Panama Classic Julián Etulain Pro V1x
  Arturo Calle Colombian Classic Nicholas Lindheim Pro V1x
  TransAmerica Power Products Mexico Open Oscar David Alvarez Pro V1x
       

Titleist Brand Ambasador Robert Streb fired a final round 7-under-par 63 to earn a spot in a three-way all-Titleist golf ball playoff and claim victory over Titleist Brand Ambassador Brendon de Jonge and Titleist Pro V1x Loyalist Will MacKenzie at the McGladrey Classic. The 63 marked the lowest round of Streb's young career and capped off an impressive 14-under-par 266 victory total.

Robert credits his impressive play to a renewed focus on all aspects of his game. Robert ranked in the Top 15 in Driving Distance (6), Strokes Gained Tee to Green (13) and Strokes Gained Putting (2).

"I'm just trying to improve. Trying to get wedges closer, putt better, drive it better. Just kind of try to keep steadily improving in all aspects," said Streb.

The victory also punches Robert's ticket to next year's Masters, a major accomplishment for the man who listed playing Augusta National as the number one goal on his list.

"Very excited. You know, you spend so much time watching Augusta on TV as a kid and I'm just very thrilled, and just excited to see what it's like."

Congratulations on your great play, Robert! 

WEEKEND HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE WORLDWIDE PROFESSIONAL TOURS:

Titleist Pro V1 Loyalist Lee-Anne Pace earned her first career LPGA Tour victory at the rain-shortened Blue Bay LPGA. Pace posted a 16-under-par 200 victory total to finish three shots ahead of Pro V1x Loyalist Caroline Masson.

At the AT&T Championship on the Champions Tour, Titleist Pro V1x golf ball loyalist Michael Allen converted a 5-foot birdie putt to claim a two shot victory with a 15-under-par 201 victory total.

TITLEIST BY THE NUMBERS

With another three wins this week, Titleist’s year-to-date victory count advances to 151. That's more than three times the nearest competitor with 40 and more than all competitors combined.

In total, 21,307 players have teed up Titleist golf balls in competition on the 2014 worldwide professional tours, more than six times the nearest competitor with 3,574 and more than all competitors combined.


THE TITLEIST LEADERBOARD  |  WEEK ENDING October 26, 2014

TourEventTitleist Golf Ball PlayersNearest Competitor
PGA Tour The McGladrey Classic 86 15
LPGA Tour Blue Bay LPGA 56 7
Champions Tour AT&T Championship 54 8

The development path for the new Titleist 915 family of metals started in Carlsbad, California where our team of golf club experts spent countless hours, days and months conceptualising, prototyping and refining new ways to deliver distance without compromise for all serious golfers.

And before any Titleist golf club is introduced to the market, it has to pass a critical checkpoint – the player validation process on the PGA Tour.

“If you want to make the best product in the world, you’ve got to prove yourself with the best players in the world,” said Chris McGinley, vice president of Titleist golf club marketing.

Earlier this year we hopped on the Titleist Tour Support Van to join the team as they made the final drive to Congressional Country Club for the start of the new 915D2 and 915D3 tour seeding and player validation process. As the initial excitement for this introduction continued to build from a whisper to a roar on tour, we knew we had to go along for the ride.

Now we’re bringing this experience to you with this insider’s view of the tour launch.

Enjoy!

If you're looking for a Christmas present for a golfer in your life, or for something to put on your own list....then personalised Titleist golf balls surely make the perfect gift.

And from now until December 8, you can add personalisation to your Titleist golf ball order for FREE - the free printing programme is available on all Titleist golf balls, including the legendary Pro V1 and Pro V1x models.

You can also choose from the Performance line-up of Titleist golf balls, including the NXT Tour, NXT Tour S, Velocity and DT SoLo. Each model has been individually designed to deliver the best in category for quality and consistency, while providing a range of performance and preference options to meet every golfer's needs.

And the personalisation can be anything from a golfer's initials, to their nickname or even a special Christmas message - printed in black capitals, with up to three lines and a maximum of 17 characters per line.

To make the gift even more special, each dozen ordered will include a free Titleist ball marker.

With a minimum order of just one dozen, the closing date for pre-Christmas delivery* is December 8 - simply contact your PGA pro or authorised Titleist retailer to place your order.

*Pre-Christmas delivery is dependant on our courier partners. Acushnet Europe Ltd reserves the right to refuse printing of a message onto the Titleist  golf ball. 

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