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A Super Sunday for Holmes. Titleist

Super Sunday. Super Performance.

J.B. Holmes
It was another super Sunday for J.B. Holmes and Titleist, as the 23-year old, long-hitting rookie earned his first career PGA Tour title in just his fourth start.  Holmes, who relies upon the Titleist Pro V1x golf ball, fired a final round 5-under 66, including a 5-under 31 on the back nine on Sunday, to capture the FBR Open by seven shots.  His 21-under 263 total topped a leaderboard that featured five Titleist Pro V1 golf ball players who tied for second, including fellow rookie Camilo Villegas, as well as Scott Verplank, Ryan Palmer, Steve Lowery and J.J. Henry.

Titleist was the golf ball choice of 89 players at the FBR Open, nearly six times the nearest competitor with 15.  It was also the most played brand in the wedge (104/64) and putter (54/20) categories, and second in drivers (26) and irons (25).

In addition to relying upon the Pro V1x for his success, the winner's bag also included Titleist Forged 695CB prototype irons (3-P), Vokey Design sand (54) and Spin Milled lob wedges (60), and a Scotty Cameron by Titleist Circa 62 prototype putter.

The combination of the money earned from this week's victory, his 10th-place tie at the Sony Open and his T28 at the Buick Invitational, makes Holmes the fastest ever to win $1 million on the PGA TOUR, surpassing Pro V1x player Retief Goosen who achieved it in five starts.

J.B. Holmes

Statistically, Holmes was T1 in Putts Per Round (27.0), T8 in Putts Per GIR (1.660), and 13th in Driving Distance (308.0) at the FBR Open.  For the season, Holmes is 2nd in Driving Distance (313.5) and 4th in Scoring Average (68.82).

On the PGA European Tour, Titleist ambassador Ernie Els continues to play like he has completely recovered from knee surgery, firing a final round  5-under 67 to advance to a playoff at the Dubai Desert Classic.  Both playoff participants finished at 19-under-par 269.  Els relies upon Titleist equipment from tee-to-green, including the Pro V1x golf ball and the new Titleist Pro Titanium 905R prototype driver and Forged 695MB prototype irons.  Titleist was the golf ball of choice for 93 players, six times the nearest competitor with 15 at the event.

With an additional victory on the South African Tour, Titleist golf ball players have accumulated 13 wins across the worldwide professional tours already this year, 10 more than the nearest competitor with 3.

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