The winning ways continued around the globe for Titleist this week, as players trusting their games to Titleist golf balls and golf clubs triumphed at four tournaments across the worldwide professional golf tours.
In South Carolina, Australia's Rhein Gibson (Pro V1) captured the first Web.com Tour title of his career, firing an 8-under 63 to enter the winner's circle at the rain-shortened BMW Charity Pro-Am. Gibson was joined by Garrick Higgo (Pro V1), who also secured a maiden victory – at the South African Tour's Sun City Classic. On the PGA TOUR Champions, Scott MacCarron trusted a Pro V1 golf ball to claim his third victory of the season, grabbing top honors at the inaugural Japan Championship. And on the Korean Tour, Titleist Brand Ambassador HyungJoon Lee was the last man standing, relying on a Yellow Pro V1x golf ball and Titleist clubs tee-to-green to capture the Descente Korea Munsingwear Matchplay.
All told, players trusting their games to a Titleist golf ball have now collected 92 wins across the worldwide professional tours. That's more than five times the nearest competing brand with just 16 and more than all competing brands combined.
Let’s take a closer look at this past week’s Titleist tour highlights…
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Rhein Gibson | Pro V1 - BMW Charity Pro-Am
Rhein Gibson (Pro V1) posted an eagles and six birdies en route to a final round 63 and his first career Web.com victory at the rain shortened BMW Charity Pro-Am.
Gibson finished with a 54-hole score of 21-under 193, three shots clear of Titleist Brand Ambassador Michael Miller (Pro V1, TS3 driver, 917F2 fairway metal, 913H hybrid, 716 AP2 irons, Vokey Design pitching, gap, sand and lob wedges, Scotty Cameron Super Rat putter).
Gibson’s previous best finishes this season were a T-8 in Bogota and a T-5 in Panama in consecutive weeks in February. Coupled with his win this week in South Carolina, Gibson has locked up his PGA TOUR card for the 2019-20 season.
The win was the 12th for Titleist golf ball players through the first 15 events on the 2019 Web.com Tour, six times the nearest competitor with 2.
Among the field of 160 players at the event, 69% (110 players) put their trust in a Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball, more than six times the nearest competitor with 11% (17 players) and more than all competitors combined.
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Scott McCarron| Pro V1 - Japan Championship
Scott McCarron (Pro V1) earned his third victory of the season and 11th of his PGA TOUR Champions career, finishing three shots clear of runners-up Kirk Triplett (Pro V1 Yellow) and Billy Andrade (Pro V1) at the inaugural Mastercard Japan Championship.
Scott Parel (Pro V1x) and Darren Clarke (Pro V1x) tied for 4th, another shot back, while David Frost (Pro V1) was solo 6th, as each of the top six finishers relied upon Titleist golf balls for their success.
McCarron posted three consecutive rounds in the 60’s en route to a 13-under-par 203 victory total.
Titleist golf ball players have now won 13 of the first 14 events on the 2019 PGA TOUR Champions.
Titleist was the top choice in golf balls at the event with 75% of the field of 68 (51 players) relying on a Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball, more than five times the nearest competitor with 15% (10 players).
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Garrick Higgo | Pro V1 - Sun City Challenge
Garrick Higgo (Pro V1) fired a final round 3-under 69 to claim his first Sunshine Tour title just three months after earning his playing card at the Qualifying School.
His 7-under-par 209 victory total was one shot clear of Ockie Strydom (Pro V1) who claimed solo second, while Jaco van Zyl (Pro V1) finished two more shots back for solo 3rd.
Titleist was the most relied-upon golf ball in the field of 108 with 76% (82 players) relying on a Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball, more than three times the nearest competitor with 21% (23 players).
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HyungJoon Lee | Pro V1x Yellow - Descente Korea Munsingwear Matchplay
At the Descente Korea Munsingwear Matchplay, Titleist Brand Ambassador HyungJoon Lee (Pro V1x Yellow) topped YoSeop Seo (Pro V1x) 1-up in the all-Pro V1x championship match.
Lee made a winning par on the third hole of a sudden death playoff to earn the fifth victory of his career.
SungHo Lee (Pro V1x, TS2 driver, 917F2 fairway metal, 816H1 hybrid, 718 T-MB 4-iron, 718 CB irons, Vokey Design SM7 wedges) captured 3rd place with a 2-up victory in the consolation match.
Seven Titleist golf ball players placed among the Top 10 finishers.
Titleist was the top choice in golf balls at the event with 69% of the field of 64 (44 players) relying on a Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball, more than four times the nearest competitor with 16% (10 players).
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Let's take a closer look at all the Titleist equipment that HyungJoon relied on to triumph in match play.
HYUNGJOON'S WINNING SETUP:
Golf Ball: Pro V1x Yellow
Driver: TS2 (11.5°)
Fairway: TS2F (16.5º)
Hybrid: 818 H1 (19°, 21º)
Irons: 718 T-MB (4), 718 MB (5-9)
Wedges: Vokey Design SM7 pitching (48.10 F grind), gap (52.08 F Grind) and lob (58.08 M Grind)
Putter: Scotty Cameron Newport
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Congratulations to all of #TeamTitleist!
Click here for a listing of all Titleist golf ball wins this season.