It was a strong finish to the season for Titleist Pro V1x loyalist Derek Fathauer as he capped off an impressive Web.com Tour Finals campaign with his first career professional victory at the Web.com Tour Championship.
With the win, Derek claimed the top spot on the Web.com Tour Finals money list and secured fully exempt status for the 2014-15 PGA Tour season along with a spot in The Players Championship. The key for Derek this week was staying in the moment and focusing on the task ahead.
"I was trying to force it for the first few events. I did a better job of staying patient this week and not looking too far ahead." Said Fathauer.
After securing a trip back to the PGA Tour for the 2014 – 2015 season, Derek is also looking to build on his past experience and bring a more complete approach to next season.
"I think my all-around game is better now and I'm mentally tougher. I'm ready to give it another try"
And here is a fast fact courtesy of PGATOUR.com… Derek became the first champion on the Web.com Tour this season to lead the field in putting for a given tournament, only needing a four-round total of 98 putts at the Web.com Tour Championship.
With the season complete, Titleist Golf Ball Loyalists won 19 Web.com Tour events compared to 3 for the nearest competitor. In addition, 35 of the 50 players who earned PGA Tour cards for next season trusted a Titleist Pro V1 or Pro V1x for their success.
Congratulations, Derek! We’ll see you on the PGA Tour next year.
WEEKEND HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE WORLDWIDE PROFESSIONAL TOURS
Titleist Pro V1 golf ball loyalist Joost Luiten captured the ISPS Handa Wales Open by one shot to claim his fourth career European Tour victory. Luiten closed with an even par 71 en route to a 14-under 270 victory total.
On the LPGA Tour, Titleist Pro V1 golf ball loyalist Mi Jung Hur fired a 67-66 on the weekend to establish a new tournament record of 21-under par 267 at the Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic to claim her second career LPGA Tour victory.
To round out the week's action, Pro V1 loyalist Paul Goydos carded a final round 4-under-par 68 to win the Pacific Links Hawaii Championship for his first Champions Tour title. Goydos posted a tournament-record of 19-under-par 197 in just his fifth start on the Champions Tour.
TEAM TITLEIST BY THE NUMBERS
With another four wins this week, Titleist’s year-to-date victory count advances to 136. That's more than four times the nearest competitor with 31 and more than all competitors combined.
In total, 19,026 players have teed up Titleist golf balls in competition on the 2014 worldwide professional tours, nearly six times the nearest competitor with 3,201 and more than all competitors combined.
THE TITLEIST LEADERBOARD | WEEK ENDING September 21, 2014
|Tour||Event||Titleist Golf Ball Players||Nearest Competitor|
||ISPS Handa Wales Open
||Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic
||Pacific Links Hawaii Championship
||Web.com Tour Championship