PGA TOUR | TOUR Championship
Titleist Brand Ambassador Patrick Cantlay won the PGA TOUR’s biggest prize Sunday in Atlanta, making birdie on the 72nd hole to secure a one-shot victory in the TOUR Championship and lift his first FedEx Cup.
- Playing a Pro V1x golf ball and full bag of Titleist equipment, Cantlay capitalized on his No. 1 seed, courtesy of last week’s playoff win at the BMW Championship, with four rounds in the 60’s to complete a wire-to-wire victory.
- Cantlay, who shot 69 or better in his final 15 rounds of the season, was dialed in until the end.
- He hit his final drive of the season 360 yards down the middle of East Lake’s 18th fairway, followed by a 6-iron approach from 218 yards that finished just inside 11 feet (the TOUR’s average for proximity to the hole from 200-225 yards is 42 feet). For the week, Cantlay hit 76% of greens in regulation (T1), while finishing the week second in Strokes Gained: Tee to Green (+6.45).
- He played the three Playoffs events in 50 under par.
- Three of the top-four finishers in the FedEx Cup Playoffs played a Titleist golf ball.
- Kevin Na (Pro V1x) – who made just one bogey the entire week, the fewest all-time in a FedEx Cup finale at East Lake – finished third after four rounds of 67 or better, while Titleist Brand Ambassador Justin Thomas finished fourth, his fifth-consecutive Top 10 at the TOUR Championship.
TITLEIST IS TOP CHOICE OF PLAYERS ON 2020-21 PGA TOUR
- Titleist was the top equipment choice of players – and champions – this season on the PGA TOUR:
- Titleist was the most played golf ball, driver, hybrid, utility iron, iron, and wedge across the 51 events played during the 2020-21 PGA TOUR season.
- At five events, Titleist swept every major equipment category (golf balls, drivers, fairways, hybrids, utility irons, wedges and putters), a feat that has never been matched by another brand.
- Titleist golf ball players won a total of 36 times, more than seven times the nearest competitor with five.
- More PGA TOUR winners (15) this season played a Titleist driver than any other brand. (Nearest competitor: 12.)
- Titleist irons were in the bags of 12 winners this season, tied for the most wins of any brand.
- 30 winners this season had at least one Vokey Design wedge in their bag.
- Scotty Cameron putters were used to win 18 TOUR events, six more than the nearest competitor (12).
WHAT’S IN PATRICK CANTLAY’S BAG?
Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1x
Driver: TS3 9.5° | Mitsubishi Diamana ZF 60 TX
Fairway: 915F 15.0° | Mitsubishi Diamana ZF 70 TX
Hybrid: TS2 21.0° | Mitsubishi Diamana ZF 80 TX
Irons: 718 AP2 (4-9) irons | True Temper Dynamic Gold 120 Tour Issue X100
Wedges: Vokey Design SM7 (46.10F, 52.08F, 56.08M) & SM8 (61° Proto) | True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S300
Putter: Scotty Cameron Phantom X 5 tour prototype
LPGA | Solheim Cup
Titleist is the overwhelming most played golf ball at the Solheim Cup, with 21 of the 24 competitors – 11 of 12 on Team USA and 10 of 12 on Team Europe – playing a Titleist Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball.
- Titleist is also tied at the top in drivers (6) and iron sets (6) at Inverness, while there are nine players with Vokey Design wedges in their bags, more than any other brand.
KORN FERRY TOUR | Korn Ferry Tour Championship
Titleist Brand Ambassador Joseph Bramlett made six birdies over his final nine holes to post a four-shot victory in the Korn Ferry Tour’s season finale and secure his 2021-22 PGA TOUR card.
- Bramlett – playing a Pro V1 golf ball, TSi3 driver and fairway, NEW T100 4-iron and Vokey Design SM8 wedges among his Titleist equipment – closed with weekend 7-under 65’s to finish atop the KFT Finals 25.
- Of the 25 players who earned TOUR cards through the KFT Finals, 19 play a Titleist golf ball, while seven use Titleist equipment tee-through-green.
- Bramlett joined fellow Brand Ambassadors Hayden Buckley (Pro V1), Josh Creel (Pro V1x) and Peter Uihlein (Pro V1x) in booking their tickets to the 2021-22 PGA TOUR on Sunday in Indiana, along with Christiaan Bezuidenhout (Pro V1), Sahith Theegala (Pro V1), John Huh (Pro V1x), Dawie van der Walt (Pro V1), Austin Cook (Pro V1), Justin Lower (Pro V1x), and the player who finished 20th on the Finals 25 playing Pro V1x Left Dash.
- Brand Ambassadors Bronson Burgoon (Pro V1), Vincent Whaley (Pro V1) and Callum Tarren (Pro V1x) locked up their cards last week along with Alex Smalley (Pro V1x) and Scott Gutschewski (Pro V1x Yellow).
- Aaron Rai (Pro V1), J.J. Spaun (Pro V1x) and Matthias Schwab (Pro V1x) earned their cards two weeks ago in the first of the three KFT Finals events.
WHAT’S IN JOSEPH BRAMLETT’S BAG?
Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1
Driver: TSi3 10.0°
Fairway Metal: TSi3 16.5°
Irons: NEW T100 4-iron, 620 CB 5-8 & 620 MB 9
Wedges: Vokey Design 46.10F, 50.08F, WedgeWorks 54.08M, 60.04L
EUROPEAN TOUR | DS Automobiles Italian Open
Just as his identical twin brother did the week prior, the winner of the DS Automobiles Italian Open switched from a competitive model to a Scotty Cameron putter and won on the European Tour.
- This week, the winner of the Italian Open switched to a Scotty Cameron Teryllium T22 Fastback 1.5 tour prototype on his way to a one-shot victory in Rome, his first on the European Tour.
- Last week in Switzerland, his brother switched to a Scotty Cameron Special Select Masterful Tourtype SSS putter and claimed a one-shot victory at the Omega European Masters, his third European Tour victory.
- The Danish 20-year-olds are the first brothers to win back-to-back-events on the European Tour.
JAPAN TOUR | Fujisankei Classic
Shugo Imahara (Pro V1x) closed in 7-under 64, coming from three shots back to start the final round, to win by four shots and claim his fifth Japan Tour victory.
KOREAN TOUR | BIZPLAY-Electronic Times OPEN
Kyungnam Kang (Pro V1) claimed his 11th-career KPGA tour title with a birdie on the first hole of an all-Titleist golf ball playoff.
- Kang topped a leaderboard that featured nine Titleist golf ball players in the top 10 positions.
- Titleist was the top choice in golf balls (99/66%), drivers (64/42.7%), fairways (65/38.2%), hybrids (97/42.73), irons (66/44%), wedges (263/63.8%) and putters (69/46%), sweeping every major equipment category.
FORME TOUR | Rolling Green Championship
Titlest Brand Ambassador Andrew Yun – playing a Pro V1x golf ball and 14 Titleist clubs – followed a third-round 4-under 66 with a final-round 5-under 67 to rally for a two-shot victory.
- Yun entered the final day four shots back of the lead, with 34 holes to play due to weather delays.
- He made 10 birdies and only one bogey to record his first-ever victory on a PGA TOUR-sanctioned tour.
WHAT’S IN ANDREW YUN’S BAG?
Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1x
Driver: TSi3 10.0°
Fairway Metals: TSi2 15.0° & 21.0°
Utility Iron: U•500 4
Irons: 620 CB 5-9
Wedges: Vokey Design 46.10F, 52.08F, 56.08M, prototype 60T wedges
Putter: Scotty Cameron Phantom X 5.5 tour prototype
AMATEUR | U.S. Senior Amateur Championship
Playing a Pro V1x golf ball and two Vokey Design SM8 wedges, the winner of the U.S. Senior Amateur claimed his first USGA title with a 1-up victory in the championship match at the Country Club of Detroit.
- It was the 36th start in a USGA Championship for the 59-year-old from West Des Moines, Iowa, who earlier this summer also won the Senior Amateur Championship.
- He becomes only the third player to win both the U.S. and U.K. national senior titles.
- All eight players who advanced to the quarterfinal round played a Titleist. Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball.
TITLEIST IS TOP CHOICE AT SENIOR AM
- At the 2021 U.S. Senior Amateur, more players trusted their performance to Titleist than any other brand.
- Of the 156 players competing at the Country Club of Detroit, Titleist was the top choice in golf balls, drivers, hybrids, utility irons, irons, and wedges.
- A total of 137 players teed up either a Titleist Pro V1, Pro V1x, Pro V1x Left Dash, AVX or Tour Speed golf ball, more than 15 times the nearest competitor (9);
- Titleist was the most played driver (46 players), with 78% of the Titleist drivers in play being TSi models.
- Titleist irons were in the bags of 47 players – with T100 models as the field favorites – compared to 27 for the nearest competitor;
- There were 238 Vokey Design gap, sand and lob wedges in play, more than four times the nearest competitor (56).