The winning momentum continued this week for players trusting Pro V1 and Pro V1x golf balls, as Titleist Brand Ambassadors and golf ball loyalists combined for four more titles around the world.
With these latest wins, Titleist golf ball players have now recorded 170 victories across the worldwide professional tours, more than six times the nearest competitor with 27.
To date this season, the game's finest players have relied on a Titleist Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball 22,891 times, nearly seven times the nearest competitor with 3,302 and more than all competitors combined.
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Headlining the action this week, it was déjà vu at the 2017-2018 season-opening Safeway Open as Titleist golf ball loyalist Brendan Steele (Pro V1x) defended his championship in Napa. Steele closed with a 3-under-par 69 under windy conditions to rally from two shots behind to start the day and capture his third career PGA Tour title, two clear of his nearest competitor. Steele topped a leaderboard that saw five of the six players who finished among the top five and ties rely upon a Pro V1 or Pro V1x for their success.
Titleist equipment loyalists picked up right where they left off last season, confirming Titleist's status as the #1 ball in golf with 107 players relying on a Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball. That is more than seven times the nearest competitor with 15, and more than all other golf balls combined.
History was made at the Old Course at St. Andrews on Sunday by two Titleist golf ball players. Tyrrell Hatton (Pro V1x ) became the first man to successfully defend the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship as he held off the charge of fellow Titleist golf ball loyalist Ross Fisher (Pro V1x ), who broke the Old Course scoring record. Hatton posted a final round 6-under-par 66 en route to a 24-under victory total - three shots ahead of Fisher. In capturing his second European Tour title, Hatton became just the fourth player to successfully defend the same event for his first two wins.
Fisher, meanwhile, made 11 birdies in a stunning 61 as both men entered the history books on an unforgettable afternoon.
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Titleist golf ball loyalist Ajeetesh Sandhu (Pro V1) captured the Yeangder TPC for his first career Asian Tour title. The 28-year-old closed with a 2-under-par 70 in Singapore en route to a 12-under-par 276 victory total, one shot clear of runner-up Johannes Veerman (Pro V1x) and two shots better than Wei-chih Lu (Pro V1x), giving Titleist players a 1-2-3 finish.
And finally, on the PGA Tour China, Titleist Brand Ambassador Taewoo Kim (Pro V1) won the Shenzhou Peninsula Classic, capping a 1-2-3 finish for the Titleist Pro V1 golf ball professionals. Kim fired four consecutive rounds in the 60’s to claim a 23-under-par 265 victory total, four shots better than Titleist golf ball loyalist Callum Tarren (Pro V1). Kim’s fellow Titleist Brand Ambassador Bryden Macpherson (Pro V1) finished solo 3rd, another two shots back.
Take a closer look at the winning setup that Kim used in his third career PGA Tour China victory.
Golf Ball: Pro V1
Driver: 917D3 (9.5°)
Fairway: 917F3 (13.5°)
Hybrid: 818H2 (19°)
Irons: 718 CB (4-PW)
Wedges: Vokey Design SM6 gap (50°), sand (56°) and lob (62°)
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Congratulations to all of #TeamTitleist!