Hey Team Titleist,
The PGA TOUR is in North Carolina this week for the Wells Fargo Championship. Titleist Brand Ambassador Brian Harman will be looking to defend the title he won last year, but he’ll have to do it on a different course. After a brief absence to serve as host of the 2017 PGA Championship, Quail Hollow Club will again welcome players to Charlotte.
Harman, who was playing a Pro V1 ball for the first time at last year's Wells Fargo, hit an amazing 78% of greens in regulation at Eagle Point Golf Club. He made birdie putts on the final two holes, including a dramatic 28-footer at the 72nd that sealed his one-stroke victory.
Though it would be nice to carry some of those fond memories into this week, Harman isn’t fazed. In 2013 he finished T10 at Quail Hollow and took a share of 13th here at last year’s PGA Championship, won by fellow Titleist Brand Ambassador Justin Thomas.
“It’ll be interesting to see how the tournament plays out,” said Harman. “It was extremely difficult for the PGA, really tough to chip around the greens because it was so tight, but with the overseed, you have a little more grass, a little more cushion to play from now. The greens won’t be quite as fast as we had at the PGA, but those closing holes 16, 17 and 18 are tough no matter what.”
As Brian prepares to defend his Wells Fargo title, let’s take a look at the equipment he’ll be relying on this week:
Golf Ball: Pro V1
Driver: 917D2 (8.5º)
Fairway: 917F3 (13.5º) and 917F2 (18°)
Irons: 718 CB (3-9)
Wedges: Vokey Design SM7 pitching (46.10 F grind), gap (50.8 F grind), sand (54.10 S grind) and prototype lob (59.04 L grind)