AN CAPTURES FIRST EURO TITLE AT BMW PGA CHAMPIONSHIP
Titleist Brand Ambassador Byeong-Hun An earned his first career European Tour title in record-breaking fashion at the BMW PGA Championship. An carded a final round 7-under par 65 en route to a record-setting 21-under 267 victory total, besting the previous tournament record by two shots.
An finished six shots clear of two players, including fellow Titleist Brand Ambassador Thongchai Jaidee (New Pro V1x, 915D2 driver, 915F fairway metals, 712U 4-iron, AP2 714 irons, Vokey Design SM5 gap, sand and lob wedges, Scotty Cameron Newport putter).
An is only the second player to win the European Tour's flagship event in their rookie season. The 23-year old Titleist young gun - who became the youngest winner of the U.S. Amateur Championship in 2009 at the age of 17 - secured a place in the U.S. Open and Open Championship with the win.
"It's like a fifth Major to me,” An said after the victory. “It's the biggest title I have won and gets me into a lot of events. This is life-changing.”
What’s in Byeong-Hun An’s Bag?: Titleist Pro V1x golf ball, 915D3 (8.5) driver, 915F (13.5) fairway metal, 915 Hd (17.5) hybrid, MB 714 (3-9) irons, Vokey Design SM5 pitching (48), sand (54) and lob (60) wedges, Scotty Cameron Newport putter.
An’s win was the ninth for Titleist golf ball players on the European Tour, more than twice the nearest competitor with 4.
CHOI BIRDIES FINAL HOLE FOR ONE-SHOT WIN AT SK TELECOM OPEN
Titleist Brand Ambassador JinHo Choi converted an 18-foot birdie putt on the final hole of regulation to capture the SK Telecom Open by one shot over fellow Titleist Brand Ambassador SooMin Lee (Pro V1x, 915D3 driver, 915F fairway metal, 915H hybrid, CB 714 irons, Vokey Design SM4 sand and lob wedges, Scotty Cameron 009 putter).
Titleist Brand Ambassador K.T Kim (Pro V1x, 915D2 driver, 915 Fd fairway metal, 915H hybrids, CB/MB irons, Vokey Design SM5 pitching, gap and lob wedges) and Pro V1x loyalists Dimitrios Papadatos and Gareth Paddison were among five players who tied for third, two shots behind Choi. In fact, 9 of the top 10 finishers all relied upon a Titleist golf ball for their success.
What’s in JinHo Choi Bag?: Titleist Pro V1x, 915D2 driver, 915Fd fairway metal, 915H hybrids, AP2 714 irons, Vokey Design SM5 pitching, sand and lob wedges, Scotty Cameron Circa No. 2 GSS putter.
TITLEIST BY THE NUMBERS
In total, 8,559 players have teed up Titleist golf balls in competition on the 2015 worldwide professional tours, more than five times the nearest competitor with 1,532 and more than all competitors combined.With five more wins this week, Titleist’s 2015 victory count advances to 57. That's more than three times the nearest competitor with 16 and more than all competitors combined.
|Tour||Event||Titleist Golf Ball Players||Nearest Competitor|
||Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial
||BMW PGA Championship
||Senior PGA Championship
|SOUTH AFRICA TOUR
||Lombard Insurance Classic
||SK Telecom Open