It was a clean sweep for Titleist Brand Ambassadors this week across the worldwide professional golf tours, as Titleist Brand Ambassador Jordan Spieth headlined four wins by players trusting Titleist golf balls and Titleist golf clubs green to tee.

Spieth converted a 28-foot putt for birdie (on the par-3 17th hole) on the third hole of a three-man sudden death playoff to win the Valspar Championship. He made a 12-foot putt for par on the 72nd hole to join the playoff at 10-under 274. It marked the second career PGA TOUR title for Spieth, and the third worldwide over the past four months for the 21-year old, who closed with a two-under par 69. Spieth vaults to No. 6 in the Official World Golf Rankings with the win.

Jordan Spieth: “The 2015 Pro V1x is very much an improvement for me just as each version has really improved. This one’s better for me because that softer cover around the greens allows me to have more spin control and softer feel, without jeopardizing any distance or spin with the long clubs. It’s still long off the tee with more control around the greens. … [The 2015 Pro V1x] feels really nice, like it’s sticking to the club face more, which I like. It allows my short irons and wedges to spin a little more which is always nice around the greens, to be able to fly it closer to the hole and have it drop and stop. ... The changes to the new golf ball have been big for me and I’ve been playing well since changing.”

Titleist golf ball loyalist Henrik Stenson (Pro V1x) finished solo fourth, one shot out of the playoff following a final round 4-under par 67.

FUN FACT: Spieth is the fourth consecutive player to win a PGA TOUR event in a playoff, all of them relying upon a Titleist golf ball for their success. He follows fellow Titleist golf ball loyalists James Hahn (Northern Trust Open), Padraig Harrington (The Honda Classic) and last week’s champion Alex Cejka (Puerto Rico Open) into the winners’ circle.

WEEKEND HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE WORLDWIDE PROFESSIONAL TOURS:

 On the European Tour, Titleist Brand Ambassador George Coetzee (Pro V1x golf ball, 915D3 (10.5) driver, 915F (16.5) fairway metal, 712U (2-iron), CB 714 irons (4-PW), Vokey Design SM5 gap (50.08), sand (56.10) and lob (60.07) wedges, Scotty Cameron T10 Select Newport 1.5 putter), who was one of six players tied for the lead to start the final day, closed with a flawless 5-under par 65 to capture the Tshwane Open by one shot.

Coetzee’s win came at Pretoria CC, the course where he has been a member since taking up the game and where he won his first junior competition at 10 years old. Coetzee, who posted a 14-under par 266 victory total this week, earned his first European Tour on home soil at last year’s Joburg Open.

“To win at your own club in front of all your friends and family, the crowds were amazing, I could just feel the momentum building and the crowd getting bigger and bigger towards the end,” Coetzee said after the victory, “It’s a great experience and a very special day for me. I think I’ve got this course down after 18 years of playing golf! I think it played to my advantage knowing when to be aggressive and when not to.”

 At the Web.com Tour’s Brasil Champions, Titleist Brand Ambassador Peter Malnati (Pro V1x golf ball, 915D2 (8.5) driver, 915F (15.0) fairway metal, 915H (18.0) hybrid, 915HD (23.5) hybrid, AP1 714 (5) iron, AP2 714 (6-PW) irons, Vokey Design SM5 gap (52), sand (56) and lob (60) wedges, Scotty Cameron Newport 1.5 Fastback putter) birdied his last three holes for a final round 5-under 66 and a four-shot victory. It marked the second career Web.com Tour title for Malnati who fired four consecutive rounds in the 60’s en route to a 22-under par 262 victory total.

Pro V1x golf ball loyalists Julian Etulain, John Mallinger, Timothy Madigan, Matt Davidson and Tyler Duncan were five of the seven players who tied for second place.

"This is a big win,” Malnati said in a post-victory interview. “This is a big event. That's the best kind of stress ever. I don't know the math but this is one of our biggest purses and it doesn't guarantee me of anything, it does help a lot to get me back to the PGA TOUR and that's been my goal from the start."

 This weekend on the Australasian Tour, rookie Jordan Zunic (Pro V1x, 915D3 driver, 915F fairway metal, CB 714 irons, Vokey Design wedges, Scotty Cameron putter) captured the BMW New Zealand Open by one shot over fellow Titleist Brand Ambassador David Bransdon (Pro V1x) and was two shots clear of Titleist golf ball loyalist Kris Mueck (Pro V1x).

Needing a birdie on the final hole to avoid a playoff, Zunic knocked his approach to two feet and holed the winning putt. Zunic closed with three consecutive 6-under par 66’s en route to a 21-under 266 victory total. Zunic, who turned professional in January, pre-qualified into the New Zealand PGA last week and posting a top ten finish which earned him a start in this week's Open. The victory vaults him to the top of the PGA Tour of Australasia's Order of Merit .

"I'm still in disbelief,” Zunic said after the final round. “I’m trying to pinch myself to say this really happened. I knew I was playing well, but playing well and winning are two different things and I'm over the moon.”

TITLEIST BY THE NUMBERS

In total, 3,835 players have teed up Titleist golf balls in competition on the 2015 worldwide professional tours, more than six times the nearest competitor with 563 and more than all competitors combined.

With four wins this week, Titleist’s 2015 victory count advances to 28. That's more than three times the nearest competitor with 8 and more than all competitors combined.

THE TITLEIST LEADERBOARD  |  WEEK ENDING March 15, 2015

TourEventTitleist Golf Ball PlayersNearest Competitor
PGA Tour Valspar Championship 90 15
European Tour Tshwane Open 105 23
Web.com Tour Brasil Champions 96 15
Australasian Tour BMW New Zealand Open 106 16
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From the grips of the Bear Trap at PGA National and Doral’s infamous Blue Monster to the venomous Snake Pit on the Copperhead Course at Innisbrook Resort, there is no rest for the players on the PGA TOUR this week as the Florida Swing continues with the Valspar Championship.

With only four events remaining before the season’s first major, players will be looking to sharpen all aspects of their games as they face down another challenging layout.

The demanding 7,340 yard, Par 71 layout is punctuated by the final three holes that greets the players with a cautionary message:

 You Are Entering The Snake Pit.

The Moccasin, The Rattler and The Copperhead are among the most difficult finishing holes on the PGA TOUR.

Play Well.

Check out the slideshow above for an inside the ropes tour and get ready for another great weekend of golf.

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BY THE NUMBERS: 2015 Valspar Championship

This week at the Valspar Championship, Titleist is the overwhelming golf ball of choice with 90 players in the field trusting a Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball for their success. That's 6 times the nearest competitor with 15.

Titleist Vokey Design Wedges also led the field in the approach, sand and lob wedge (133) category.

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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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