• Titleist golf ball players collected three more victories over the weekend, advancing the Titleist season-long win count across the worldwide professional tours to 137. That’s nearly six times the nearest competing brand with 24 golf ball wins.
• The ball count for the 2018-19 season now checks in at 19,312 players trusting a Titleist for their success across the worldwide professional tours. That’s more than eight times the nearest competing brand with just 2,317 and more than all competing brands combined.
• At the PGA TOUR season-ending TOUR Championship, eight of the 11 players who finished tied for 9th or better in the final FedExCup standings relied on a Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball for their success. Both Titleist Brand Ambassador Justin Thomas and the winner of this year’s PGA Championship trusted a Pro V1x golf ball en route to tying for third place overall.
• Erik van Rooyen captured his maiden European Tour victory in Sweden, holing a birdie putt to clip Matthew Fitzpatrick by one shot at the Scandinavian Invitation.
• Jin Young Ko kept the momentum rolling on her remarkable season on the LPGA Tour, securing her fourth title of the year at the CP Women’s Open and extending her streak of bogey-free holes to 106, a run that began during the third round of this year’s Women’s British Open.
• On the South African Tour, 11-time runner-up Ockie Strydom broke through with a convincing maiden victory, carding the best round of the final day to enter the winner’s circle at the Vodacom Origins of Golf - Sishen tournament.
Let’s take a closer look at this past week’s Titleist tour highlights…
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It was a Titleist 1-2 finish at the Scandinavian Invitation where Erik van Rooyen (Pro V1) overcame Matthew Fitzpatrick (Pro V1x) to win his first European Tour title by one shot.
Van Rooyen, who posted consecutive 64’s on the weekend, already had two runner-up finishes this season. Fitzpatrick, the 2016 champion, carded a birdie-birdie finish to post a final round 64, but van Rooyen closed with a birdie of his own on the 72nd hole to edge out Fitzpatrick with a 19-under-par victory total.
Fan favorite Henrik Stenson (Pro V1) tied for 3rd with a final round 66, which included a hole-in-one on No. 6 at Hills Golf & Sports Club in Gothenburg, Sweden.
The win was the 14th for Titleist players on the 2018-19 European Tour, twice as many as the nearest competitor and more than all other golf balls combined.
A total of 108 players (69% of the field) teed up a Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball at the Scandinavian Invitation, more than five times the nearest competitor with 20.
Titleist was also the top choice in six major tee-to-green categories, including drivers, fairway metals, hybrids, utility irons, irons and wedges.
Jin Young Ko captured her fourth LPGA Tour title of 2019, this time by five shots at the CP Women's Open.
Ko closed with a final round 64, and did not register a bogey for the week en route to a 26-under-par 262 victory total.
In fact, Ko hasn't made a bogey since the third round of the AIG Women's British Open, which means her streak of bogey-free holes is at 106.
Ko comfortably topped fellow Titleist Pro V1 loyalist and runner-up Nicole Broch Larson by five strokes.
Two of Ko's wins this year have come at major championships - the ANA Inspiration and the Evian Championship.
Fan favorite Brooke Henderson (Pro V1) - who became the winningest Canadian professional male or female golfer ever when she won the Meijer Classic earlier this year - was the defending champion and seeking her 10th career crown. Henderson's final round 3-under 69 gave her a 3rd place tie with Lizette Salas (Pro V1x), as each of the top four finishers relied upon Titleist golf balls for their success.
Ko’s win was the 19th for Titleist golf ball players on the 2019 LPGA Tour, more than six times the nearest competitor with 3.
Titleist was the overwhelming top choice in golf balls at the CP Women's Open, with 131 players (84% of the field of 156) trusting a Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball. That's more than seven times the nearest competitor with 6 (4% of the field) and more than five times more than all competitors combined.
Ockie Strydom carded a bogey-free six-under-par 66 – the best round of the day – to claim the first of five Vodacom Origin of Golf events on the Sunshine Tour calendar at Sishen Golf Club.
Strydom finished six shots clear of fellow Titleist Pro V1 golf ball loyalist Thriston Lawrence. Four players tied for third on 8-under, including Chris Swanepoel and Riekus Nortje, both of whom rely upon the Pro V1x.
A total of 94 players (78% of the field of 120) teed up a Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball at the Vodacom Origins of Golf - Sishen, more than four times the nearest competitor with 21.
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Congratulations to all of #TeamTitleist!
Click here for a listing of all Titleist golf ball wins this season.