“It’s overwhelming. A small-town guy named Bubba has two green jackets.”

That was what Bubba Watson said Sunday evening, a short while after winning the Masters for the second time in three years.

With a combination of distance and accuracy off the tee, precise and creative shot-making and an unwavering short game, Watson held off challenges by Titleist Brand Ambassador Jordan Spieth and fellow Pro V1x loyalist Jonas Blixt to win by three shots.

Watson entered the final round tied for the lead with Spieth, who jumped out of the gate with some inspiring play to take a two-stroke lead after seven holes. Displaying veteran patience, Watson stuck to his game plan and took control at the par-5 eighth, converting an up-and-down from just behind the green for birdie. He followed up with a birdie at the ninth, where he curled in a delicate right-to-left 10-footer.

From that point on, the lead was his. Watson closed with a 3-under 69, posting an 8-under 280 victory total. His commanding three-shot victory stood in contrast to his dramatic 2012 triumph, where he won on the second playoff hole following his historic hooked wedge shot from the pine straw.

"This one is a lot different,” Watson said in a post-round interview. “It's almost like I lucked into it (in 2012), and this one was a lot of hard work and dedication. After giving away that jacket last year, I wanted to get it back. I never loved green so much."

Rickie Fowler (Pro V1x) finished T5 for his best career Masters finish, while Lee Westwood (Pro V1x) placed solo 7th, as Titleist golf ball loyalists occupied five of the top seven positions on the leaderboard.

Watson, who became the 17th player to win the Masters more than once, was presented with his second Green Jacket by last year’s champion, Titleist Brand Ambassador Adam Scott.

The victory was Watson’s second of the year (his first came at the Northern Trust Open) and vaulted him into a career-best No. 4 in the world. Not that Bubba pays much attention to world rankings.

“I don’t play golf for people to say I’m one of the greats of the game,” Watson said after the win. “I play golf because I love it.”

Congratulations, Bubba!

 

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The PGA Tour’s first major championship of the season is underway and Titleist golf ball players are leading the way.  Despite excellent scoring conditions on Thursday, Augusta National proved to be as challenging as ever, surrendering only four sub-70 scores in the opening round.  The common thread?  These four players all trusted a Titleist golf ball.

Titleist Brand Ambassador Bill Haas trusted his Pro V1x golf ball to seize the overnight lead with a stellar 4-under 68.  He was followed by Titleist Brand Ambassador Adam Scott, who relied on his Pro V1 golf ball to fire a 3-under 69 in his opening round as defending champion.  Adam was joined at 3-under by 2012 Masters Champion Bubba Watson and Louis Oosthuizen, both of whom relied on a TItleist Pro V1x golf ball.

This week, Titleist is the once again #1 ball at the Masters with more players placing their trust in a Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball than all other competitors combined.

The second round is now underway as players have refocused on the first order of business at Augusta - surviving the cut.

As they do, check out the gallery above to view some images from earlier this week as Titleist Brand Ambassadors and golf ball loyalists prepared for their bids to earn the green jacket.

Good luck to all the players this weekend!

#TeamTitleist

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Video: Welcome to The 2014 Masters


After what has seemed like an endless winter, we finally welcome one of the surest signs that spring is here - it’s Masters week.

An elite field of international golfers has assembled at Augusta National to kick-off the PGA Tour's major season. And once again, Titleist is the #1 ball at the Masters with more players placing their trust in a Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball than all other competitors combined.

The forecast calls for sunny skies and temperatures nearing 80°F throughout the weekend, so we can expect the firm and fast conditions that display Augusta National at its challenging best.

Watch the video above to see what Titleist Brand Ambassadors and golf ball loyalists including defending champion Adam Scott, past Masters Champions Bubba Watson (2012) and Zach Johnson (2007) along with Webb Simpson, Jason Dufner, Louis Oosthuizen, Bill Haas, Henrik Stenson, Luke Donald, and Lee Westwood had to say about playing Augusta National and facing their first major test of the season.

Good luck to all the players this week.

Welcome to the Masters.

#TeamTitleist


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