On golf's biggest stages, the winning ways continue for Titleist, as Titleist Brand Ambassadors and golf ball loyalists combined for six victories across the worldwide professional tours. Titleist golf ball players have now recorded 197 victories across the worldwide professional tours, more than seven times the nearest competitor with 28.
To date this season, the game's finest players have relied on a Titleist Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball 25,727 times, nearly seven times the nearest competitor with 3,778 and more than all competitors combined.
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Leading the way this week, Titleist golf ball loyalist Austin Cook (Pro V1) captured the first PGA Tour title of his career, as he birdied three of his last four holes at Sea Island Resort to win the RSM Classic. Cook closed with a 3-under-par 67 to finish with a 21-under-par 261 victory total, four shots clear of his nearest competitor.
Cook follows follows Brendan Steele (Pro V1x - Safeway Open), Pat Perez (Pro V1 - CIMB Classic), Justin Thomas (Pro V1x - CJ Cup @ Nine Bridges), Ryan Armour (Pro V1x - Sanderson Farms Championship), Patrick Cantlay (Pro V1 x - Shriners Hospitals for Children Open) and Patton Kizzire (Pro V1x - OHL Classic at Mayakoba), as Titleist golf ball loyalists have won seven Fall Series tournaments in a row to kick off the 2017-2018 PGA Tour season.
With the victory, Cook also becomes the fourth consecutive winner to capture his maiden PGA Tour title this season.
At the RSM Classic, Titleist was the overwhelming golf ball choice at the RSM Classic, with 116 players trusting a Titleist Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball, more than eight times the nearest competitor with 15 and more than all competitors combined.*
Titleist was also the top choice among players in the hybrids category (25) as well as the irons category with 46 sets in play. Vokey Design Wedges also topped the approach, sand and lob wedge (206) category and Scotty Cameron putters were the top choice among players with 56 putters in play.*
*Equipment counts provided by Darell Survey
As the 2017 European Tour season came to a close at the DP World Tour Championship, Titleist golf ball loyalist Tommy Fleetwood (Pro V1x) claimed the Race to Dubai title, rounding-off another year of success for the #1 ball in golf.
Once again, more players relied upon the performance excellence of the Pro V1 franchise at every one of the 48 events making up the Race to Dubai, with Titleist golf ball loyalists amassing 30 victories this season, including three Major Championships.
Fleetwood's season (the best of his career to date) included two wins, first at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship in his first event after switching to a Titleist golf ball, and second at the HNA Open de France. Fleetwood added two runner-up finishes to his victories, as well as a 4th place finish at the U.S. Open.
“My ultimate goal in life is to be the best player in the world,” said Fleetwood after he was awarded the Harry Vardon Trophy. “That will always be the same. Whether I achieve it or not is another thing but I’ll always strive for that.”
At the season-finale on the LPGA Tour, Titleist golf ball loyalist Ariya Jutanugarn (Pro V1x) birdied her final two holes to close with a 5-under-par 67 and seize a one-shot victory at the CME Group Titleholders. It marked the second win of the year for Jutanugarn, who stormed from three shots back with six holes to play.
The points-based LPGA player of the year ended in a tie between a pair of major champions, Titleist golf ball loyalists So Yeon Ryu (Pro V1, right above) and LPGA rookie Sung Hyun Park (Pro V1x, left above). It was the first time the award was shared since it began in 1966.
Titleist was the top choice in golf balls at the event, with 59 players trusting a Pro V1 or Pro V1x, more than eight times the nearest competitor with 7.
Titleist golf ball loyalists have accumulated 25 wins this season on the LPGA Tour, five times the nearest competitor with 5.
In Japan, last year's champion again trusted a Pro V1x golf ball to successfully defend his title at the Dunlop Phoenix. The winner fired a 4-under-par 67 en route to a 20-under-par 264 victory total, one shot shy of the tournament record total he set last year.
The winner was the only player to shoot four consecutive rounds in the 60’s and he finished a record nine shots clear of his nearest competitor.
Titleist was the top choice in golf balls at the Dunlop Phoenix Open with 43 players relying on a Pro V1 or Pro V1x, more than all other golf balls combined.
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On the Australasian Tour, Titleist Brand Ambassador Jason Scrivener (Pro V1x) won the NSW Open by six shots for his first professional win. Scrivener was the only player to fire four rounds in the 60’s, closing with a 7-under-par 65 en route to a 24-under 264 victory total.
Let's take a look at the winning setup that Jason used in his victory in New South Wales.
Golf Ball: Pro V1x
Driver: 917D3 (8.5º)
Fairway: 917F2 (13.5º)
Irons: 718 T-MB (3), 718 MB (4-PW)
Wedges: Vokey Design TVD prototype gap (50°), sand (54°) and lob (60°)
Titleist was the top choice in golf balls at the NSW Open with 126 players relying on a Pro V1 or Pro V1x, nine times the nearest competitor with 14.
Eight of the top 10 finishers relied upon Titleist golf balls for their success.
For the second week in a row, it was a 1-2-3 finish for Titleist Pro V1x golf ball loyalists on the China Tour as Benjamin Lein (Pro V1x) earned his first professional win at the Hunan Taohuayuan Open after closing with a 5-under-par 67 en route to a 4-under 140 victory total. The event was shortened to 36 holes due to thick fog and darkness.
Titleist golf ball loyalists Maverick Antcliff (Pro V1x) and Beomsoo Kim (Pro V1x) finished two shots behind Lein as eight of the 11 players who finished among the top 10 and ties relied upon Titleist golf balls for their success.
Titleist was the most played golf ball at the event with 78 players relying on a Pro V1 or Pro V1x, six times the nearest competitor with 13.
And finally, on the LatinoAmerica Tour, Titleist golf ball loyalist Brady Schnell (Pro V1) birdied the first hole of a three-man playoff to win the Argentina Open. All three players, including Titleist golf ball loyalist Matt Ryan (Pro V1x) finished regulation at 8-under-par 272.
Titleist was the overwhelming field favorite in golf balls with 107 players relying on a Pro V1 or Pro V1x, more than seven times the nearest competitor with 14.
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Congratulations to all of #TeamTitleist!