Rickie Fowler Charges to Victory at The Players
Titleist Pro V1x loyalist Rickie Fowler stole the show this weekend with his come-from-behind win at The Players Championship (see story), leading a three-win week for Titleist golf ball players. Fowler went 8-under on the final ten holes he played on the Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass, sealing his playoff victory with a birdie on the par-3 17th (the third time he birdied the 17th on Sunday!)
George Coetzee Claims Second European Win of the Season
While Rickie Fowler was charging at TPC Sawgrass, Titleist Brand Ambassador George Coetzee supplied some drama of his own on the European Tour, capturing the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open on the second hole of a sudden death playoff.
Coetzee birdied the 18th hole three consecutive times on Sunday - once in regulation and twice in the playoff.
The playoff participants finished regulation tied at 13-under par 271.
It marks the second win of the year for Coetzee who captured the Tshwane Open on his home course of Pretoria GC, and the third of his European Tour career.
WHAT’S IN GEORGE COETZEE’S BAG: Pro V1x golf ball, 915D3 (10.5º) driver, 915F (16.5º) fairway metal, 712U 2-iron, CB 714 irons (4-PW), Vokey Design SM5 gap (50º), sand (56º) and lob (60º) wedges, Scotty Cameron T10 Select Newport 1.5 putter.
PH McIntyre at the Investec Royal Swazi Open
On the South African Tour, Titleist Pro V1x loyalist PH McIntyre captured the Investec Royal Swazi Open after converting a clutch 8-foot putt on the final hole of regulation for his second career victory.
McIntyre finished with a total score of 45 points, two points clear of fellow Pro V1x golf ball loyalist Morne Buys.
The event was contested on a point basis scoring system and the players were awarded 8 points for an albatross, 5 for an eagle, 2 for a birdie, and none for a par.
A point was deducted for every bogey and 3 points deducted for a double bogey or worse.
Grant Veenstra (Pro V1) claimed solo third position with 42 points while James Kamte (Pro V1x), Ockie Strydom (Pro V1x) and Titleist Brand Ambassador Tyrone Mordt (Pro V1x, 915D2 driver, 915F fairway metal, 915H hybrid, AP2 irons, Vokey Design SM5 wedges) tied for fourth with a total of 41 points, as each of the top six finishers relied upon Titleist golf balls for their success.
TITLEIST BY THE NUMBERS:
In total, 7,198 players have teed up Titleist golf balls in competition on the 2015 worldwide professional tours, more than five times the nearest competitor with 1,249 and more than all competitors combined.
With three more wins this week, Titleist’s 2015 victory count advances to 49. That's three times the nearest competitor with 14 and more than all competitors combined.
THE TITLEIST LEADERBOARD | WEEK ENDING MAY 10, 2015
|Tour||Event||Titleist Golf Ball Players||Nearest Competitor|
||THE PLAYERS Championship
||AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open
|SOUTH AFRICAN TOUR
||Investec Royal Swazi Open