Not many players can claim to be undefeated at a Worldwide Tour event, but Titleist Pro V1x loyalist Lee Westwood earned those rare bragging rights this weekend, capturing the Asian Tour’s Niaga Indonesian Masters in his third straight appearance at the event.
Westwood, who won back-to-back Indonesian Masters titles in 2011 and 2012 (his first two appearances at Royal Jakarta Golf Club), made a birdie on the first hole of a playoff on Sunday to capture his third crown.
“I’ve been very fortunate,” Westwood said in his post-round press conference. “As soon as I turned up five years ago, I liked the course and thought it might suit my game. It’s nice to have come here three times and won three times. It’s a good hat-trick.”
The win marks the 42nd career win for Westwood across the worldwide professional tours, including nine on the Asian Tour – all with a Titleist golf ball.
“I’ve always wanted to be a golfer that plays all over the world and I started winning on different continents very early in my career," said Westwood.
"It’s something I’m immensely proud of and [winning in] 19 different countries is incredible.”
Pro V1x loyalist Kalem Richardson finished alone in third, one shot shy of joining the playoff.
WEEKEND HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE WORLDWIDE PROFESSIONAL TOURS:
PGA TOUR: Titleist Brand Ambassador Cameron Tringale (Pro V1x, 915D4 driver/9.5º, 915F fairway metal/13.5º, 913H hybrid/17º, CB 714 3-4 irons, MB 714 5-9 irons, Vokey Design Spin Milled pitching/48º, TVD sand/56º and lob/60º wedges, Scotty Cameron GSS putter) earned his best career finish at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, finishing solo 2nd at 21-under par 207.
Titleist golf balls were the top choice in golf balls at TPC Louisiana, with 103 players in the field of 156 relying on a Pro V1 or Pro V1x, more than five times the nearest competitor with 20.
Titleist Vokey Design wedges also led the field in approach, sand and lob wedges (164) and Scotty Cameron putters (55) were the top choice of players in the field.
McGowan closed with a 5-under par 67 en route to a 13-under-par 275 victory total.
Titleist Brand Ambassadors Danie van Tonder (Pro V1x, 915D3 driver, 915F fairway metal, CB 714 irons, Vokey Design SM5 wedges), Colin Nel (New Pro V1x, 915D3 driver, 915F fairway metal, MB 714 irons, Vokey Design SM5 wedges) and Chris Swanepoel (Pro V1x, 915D3 driver, 913Fd fairway metal, MB 714 irons, Vokey Design SM5 wedges, Scotty Cameron GoLo putter) finished 2nd, 4th and T5 respectively, as four of the top five finishers trusted Titleist golf balls for their success.
KOREAN TOUR: The winner of the Dongbu Promy Insurance Open trusted a Pro V1x golf ball to earn his third career win with a par on the second hole of an all-Titleist sudden death playoff, topping fellow Pro V1x golf ball loyalist Hyo-Won Park.
Both players finished regulation on 7-under par 281. Nine players who finished among the Top 10 on the leaderboard relied upon Titleist golf balls for their success.
TITLEIST BY THE NUMBERS:
In total, 6,515 players have teed up Titleist golf balls in competition on the 2015 worldwide professional tours, more than six times the nearest competitor with 1,008 and more than all competitors combined.
THE TITLEIST LEADERBOARD | WEEK ENDING APRIL 26, 2015
|Tour||Event||Titleist Golf Ball Players||Nearest Competitor|
|PGA TOUR||Zurich Classic of New Orleans||103||20|
|EUROPEAN/ONEASIA TOUR||Volvo China Open||102||23|
|LPGA TOUR||Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic||103||8|
|CHAMPIONS TOUR||Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf||41||8|
|ASIAN TOUR||CIMB Niaga Indonesian Masters||92||25|
|SOUTH AFRICAN TOUR||Zambia Open||114||18|
|KOREAN TOUR||Dongbu Promy Insurance Open||114||13|