It was certainly a weekend to remember for Titleist golf ball loyalist Troy Merritt (Pro V1) at the Quicken Loans National. After posting a 10-under-par 61 and setting a new single round scoring record on Saturday at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Club, Merritt closed with a 4-under-par 67 to cap off an 18-under-par 266 victory total and earn his first career PGA Tour title.
And to put an exclamation mark to his first win, Merritt rolled in a 34-foot putt for birdie on his 72nd hole to finish three shots clear of the field including Rickie Fowler (Pro V1x) who finished in solo second and David Lingmerth (Pro V1x) who finished alone in third place.
Titleist Brand Ambassadors Justin Thomas (Pro V1x), Bill Haas (Pro V1x) and Jason Bohn (Pro V1) along with golf ball loyalist Carl Pettersson (Pro V1x) were among a group of six players who finished T-4.
Titleist golf balls have now been played to win 24 times on the 2014-15 PGA Tour, nearly five times the nearest competitor with five.
Titleist was the top choice at the Quicken Loans National with 76 players in the field trusting a Titleist Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball for their success. That's more than five times the nearest competitor with 14 and more than all competitors combined.
Titleist Vokey Design wedges also led the field in the approach, sand and lob wedge (99) category and Scotty Cameron putters were the top choice in the putter (43) category.
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KAKKO PREVAILS IN PORTUGAL
Titleist golf ball loyalist Roope Kakko (Pro V1x) became the second Finnish winner in European Tour history as he carded a final round 9-under-par 63 to capture the Madeira Islands Open – Portugal – BPI. Kakko finished three shots clear of fellow Titleist golf ball loyalist Scott Henry (Pro V1x), thanks to a 17-under-par weekend.
Kakko also set a new record for the lowest winning score in the tournament’s 22-year history by carding a 24-under-par 264 victory total.
Titleist golf balls were the top choice of the field with 116 players trusting a Pro V1 or Pro V1x for their success. That’s nearly eight times the nearest competitor with 15.
Titleist was also the field favorite in the hybrids (29), utility irons (27) ,irons (45) and wedge (214) categories.
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KIZZIRE NOTCHES FIRST WEB.COM TITLE
Titleist Brand Ambassador Patton Kizzire (Pro V1x) captured the Utah Championship to earn his first career Web.com Tour title in a sudden death playoff with Titleist golf ball loyalist SungHoon Kang (Pro V1x).
Kang put on an impressive final round charge by bosting five birdies on the back nine to force the playoff.
After a pair of pars on the first hole of the playoff, Kizzire made birdie on the second hole to prevail.
|WHAT’S IN PATTON KIZZIRE'S BAG|
|Golf Ball: Pro V1x
|Driver: Titleist 913D3 (9.5º)
|Fairway: Titleist 915F (16.5º)
|Hybrid: Titleist 913H (19º)
|Utility Iron: Titleist 712U (4)
|Irons: Titleist CB (5-6)
|Titleist MB (7-PW)
|Wedges: Vokey Design TVD 52º
|Vokey Design TVD 56º
|Vokey Design SM5 60º
|Putter: Scotty Cameron GoLo Select
Titleist golf balls have now been played to win nine times on the 2015 Web.com Tour, three times the nearest competitor with three.
Titleist golf balls were the top choice of the field with 98 players trusting a Pro V1 or Pro V1x. That’s more than four times the nearest competitor with 23.
Titleist was also the field favorite in the irons (42) category and Titleist Vokey Design wedges (163) led the field in the approach, sand and lob wedge category.
TITLEIST BY THE NUMBERS:
In total, 14,680 players have teed up Titleist golf balls in competition on the 2015 worldwide professional tours, more than five times the nearest competitor with 2,468 and more than all competitors combined.
With these latest wins, Titleist’s 2015 victory count advances to 97. That's more than four times the nearest competitor with 24 and more than all competitors combined.
|Tour||Event||Titleist Golf Ball Players||Nearest Competitor|
||Quicken Loans National
||Saltire Paul Lawrie Match Play
||Madeira Islands Open BPI
||RICOH Women's British Open
|MACKENZIE TOUR - CANADIAN TOUR