It was another dramatic finish on the PGA TOUR this weekend as Titleist golf ball loyalist Alex Cejka (Pro V1x) captured the Puerto Rico Open for his first-career PGA TOUR title, converting a 15-foot birdie putt on the first hole of a five-man playoff.
Cejka made an impressive final-round run right out of the gate as he birdied four of his first six holes Sunday to close with a 3-under 69 in rainy, windy conditions. Getting off to a fast start was key for Cejka as he earned a spot in the playoff and ultimately prevailed.
"I'm speechless," Cejka said. I'm glad it's over. It's been a grinding week."
"The first victory is always the toughest. These guys are good. I mean this is the slogan. At least I can say I played the PGA TOUR for a long time and I won. So that's a good sentence I can use when I retire.”
FUN FACT: Cejka becomes the third-consecutive player to win a PGA TOUR event in a playoff, following fellow Titleist golf ball loyalists James Hahn (Pro V1x - Northern Trust Open) and Padraig Harrington (New Pro V1x - Honda Classic).
• At the Karibana Championship on the Web.com Tour, Titleist golf ball loyalist Andrew Landry (New Pro V1x) earned his first-career title in just his sixth Web.com Tour start. The 27-year old rookie closed with a 3-under 69, the low score of the final round, en route to a an 11-under-par 277 victory total.
• Rounding out the weekend's success, Titleist golf ball loyalist Matt Millar (Pro V1x) closed with a 1-under-par 71 to capture the NZ PGA Championship and secure his first career Australasian title. Facing challenging conditions, Millar posted an 18-under 270 victory total to finish three shots clear of Titleist Brand Ambassadors Kris Mueck (Pro V1x) and Geoff Drakeford (Pro V1x), and golf ball loyalist Josh Geary (Pro V1x).
QUICK NOTES FROM THE WORLDWIDE PROFESSIONAL TOURS...
WGC | Cadillac Championship: Titleist golf balls were the top choice of 42 players in the field of 74, more than four times the nearest competitor with 10 … Titleist was also the field favorite the driver (22), irons (26) and wedge (69) categories … Eight of the 11 players who finished among the top 10 and ties relied upon Titleist golf balls for their success, including Bubba Watson (3/New Pro V1x), Titleist Brand Ambassador Adam Scott (T4/New Pro V1x), Henrik Stenson (T4/Pro V1x), Louis Oosthuizen (6/Pro V1x) and Titleist Brand Ambassadors Webb Simpson (T7/ ), Bill Haas (T7/Pro V1x) and Kevin Na (T9/Pro V1x) …
PGA TOUR | Puerto Rico Open: Titleist golf ball loyalists have now won 11 events on the 2014-15 PGA TOUR, nearly four times the nearest competitor with 3 … Titleist golf balls were the top choice of 82 players in the field of 132, more than four times the nearest competitor with 18 … Titleist was also the field favorite irons (33), wedge (125) and putter (57) categories...
LPGA | HSBC WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP: Titleist golf balls were the top choice with 37 players in the field of 63, more than six times the nearest competitor with 6 …
AUSTRALASIAN | NZ PGA Championship: In addition to claiming the top spot, Titleist golf ball players filled out the leaderboard as each of the top four finishers and eight of the top 10, relied upon Titleist golf balls for their success...
TITLEIST BY THE NUMBERS...
In total, 3,633 players have teed up Titleist golf balls in competition on the 2015 worldwide professional tours, more than six times the nearest competitor with 533 and more than all competitors combined.
With another three wins this week, Titleist’s victory count in the 2015 season advances to 24. That's three times the nearest competitor with 8 and more than all competitors combined.
THE TITLEIST LEADERBOARD | WEEK ENDING MARCH 8, 2015
|Tour||Event||Titleist Golf Ball Players||Nearest Competitor|
|World Golf Championship||Cadillac Championship||42||10|
|PGA TOUR||Puerto Rico Open||82||18|
|European Tour||Africa Open||107||20|
|LPGA Tour||HSBC Women's Championship||37||6|
|Web.com Tour||Karibana Championship||97||14|
|Australasian Tour||NZ PGA Championship||102||10|