With two eagles, 21 birdies, 44 pars and only five bogeys over the course of four rounds at the Hotel Fitness Championship,Titleist Brand Ambassador Bud Cauley put on an impressive display of golf to secure his first career win as a professional.
Bud’s final round 7-under-par 65, featuring seven birdies and no bogeys, was the exclamation mark to a week of solid play and capped off an exciting come from behind win.
"I knew I had to get off to a quick start and get a few of those (birdies) to get up with those guys and get near the lead...I knew a quick start was huge," said Cauley during his post-round interview.
"It was fun to be out there on a Sunday, swinging well and making putts – I’m just excited to go play next week.”
Bud’s performance this week highlighted the importance of a complete game and being able to rely on his golf ball from tee to green. Trusting his Pro V1x golf ball and bag full of Titleist equipment, Bud ranked in the Top-20 for the week in Putts/GIR (T-14), Greens in Regulation (T-19) and Driving Distance (15).
“Win’s like this are a great example of why we focus on the complete game when fitting golfers to their golf balls,” said Titleist Golf Ball Fitting Manager Mike Rich.
“We’re always looking at total game performance and to optimize launch conditions throughout the bag for golfers. Our goal is to help players find the right combination short game control and long game distance that will result in lower scores.
The win also secures Bud’s status on the PGA Tour for the 2014 – 2015 season.
WEEKEND HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE WORLDWIDE PROFESSIONAL TOURS
Titleist Brand Ambassador Andrew Dodt birdied four of his last six holes to shoot a final round 67 in route to a 7-under-par 281 total to capture the Queensland Open by two shots.
On the Canadian Tour, Titleist Brand Ambassador Nate McCoy captured The Wildfire Invitational to secure his first career PGA TOUR Canada win and his first win as a professional. McCoy fired a final round 7-under-par 65 for a four day total of 19-under-par 269. The win moves McCoy to No. 8 on the Order of Merit.
Titleist Pro V1 loyalist Hiroyuki Fujita came from six shots back to reach and win an all-Titleist playoff over Wen-Chong Liang (Pro V1x) at the RZ Everlasting KBC Augusta. The win marked Fujita’s 17th career Japan Golf Tour title.
At the Wild Waves Golf Challenge on the South African Tour, Titleist Brand Ambassador Colin Nel carded two consecutive rounds of 5-under-par 65 to post a 10-under par victory total.
TEAM TITLEIST BY THE NUMBERS
With another seven wins this week, Titleist’s year-to-date victory count advances to 123. That's more than four times the nearest competitor with 28 and more than all competitors combined.
In total, 17,399 players have teed up Titleist golf balls in competition on the 2014 worldwide professional tours, more than six times the nearest competitor with 2,811 and more than all competitors combined.
THE TITLEIST LEADERBOARD | WEEK ENDING August 31, 2014
|Tour||Event||Titleist Golf Ball Players||Nearest Competitor|
|PGA Tour||Deutsche Bank Championship||54||13|
|European Tour||71 Open D'Italia||108||26|
|LPGA Tour||Portland Classic||98||13|
|Web.com Tour||Hotel Fitness Championship||86||16|
|Champions Tour||Shaw Charity Classic||58||6|
|Canadian Tour||The Wildfire Invitational||72||22|
|Australasian Tour||Queensland Open||99||14|
|Sunshine Tour||Wild Waves Golf Challenge||97||15|