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

TourEventTitleist Golf Ball PlayersNearest 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
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The top 50 players in the world are in Miami this week for the WGC-Cadillac Championship, the second World Golf Championship of the 2015 season. Contested on the famed Blue course at Trump National Doral Miami, which underwent a vast redesign in 2013 that included new greens and bunkers, the Cadillac Championship consistently delivers exceptional displays of golf.

"The golf course is in the best shape I've ever seen it," said Titleist Pro V1x Loyalist and 2014 Cadillac Championship runner-up Bubba Watson "Last year was rock hard because of a brand new golf course, but now the greens are perfect and he fairways are unbelievable, so scores should be lower."

Titleist Pro V1x Loyalist Jamie Donaldson, who also finished second last year at this event, believes the key to playing well is solid ball striking, managing the wind and avoiding the numerous water hazards spread out on the course.

"It's usually blowing. I played a practice round today and it's blowing very hard, it's very difficult. You've just got to keep it out of the water and avoid the big number," said Donaldson. 

With one of the strongest fields in golf, a famous layout and plenty of Southern Florida sunshine, spectators and fans are in for an exciting weekend of tournament golf.

BY THE NUMBERS: 2015 WGC Cadillac Championship

 This week at the WGC Cadillac Championship, Titleist is the overwhelming golf ball of choice with 42 players in the field trusting a Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball for their success. That's more than 4 times the nearest competitor with 10.

Titleist was also the top choice in the driver (22) iron (26) approach, sand and lob wedge (69) categories.

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With 24 birdies, one eagle and four rounds in the 60s, Titleist Brand Ambassador Chesson Hadley was in top form last year as he charged up the leaderboard and captured his first career PGA Tour title at the 2014 Puerto Rico Open at Trump International Golf Club.

As Hadley looks to defend his title this week, let’s revisit a couple of his keys to success from 2014.

Key #1: Getting off to a fast start… Hadley was a combined 12-under-par on the front 9 for the week. With a lot of birdies being made out on the course, it was critical to keep pace with the field and remain near the top of the leaderboard.

Key #2: Bringing a solid short game… Last year, Hadley also credited a fantastic short game, and in particular one shot, for his ability to take home top honors. Faced with a challenging short-sided chip shot to a tucked pin on the Par-5 5th hole, Hadley pulled his 60 degree Vokey Design wedge and sent his Pro V1x confidently into the hole for an eagle.

Key #3: Finishing strong… Hadley also finished strong down the stretch closing with back-to-back birdies on the final two holes at Trump International GC to win by two shots.

The victory set up a successful 2014 campaign for Hadley, one that ended with him being named 2014 PGA Tour Rookie of the Year. It was certainly a year to remember.

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