The final major test of the PGA Tour season is here and Team Titleist is on the grounds at Whistling Straits to take in all of the scenery... and the action. We've spent the past couple of days traversing the expansive layout and snapping as many photos as we can to help capture the excitement as the players get ready for their last shot at a major title in the 2014-15 season.

Check out the gallery above and enjoy some of our favorite shots from the 2015 PGA Championship.

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The PGA Championship is unique among majors in that it shines a light on the individuals who dedicate their lives to making the game of golf better for all who play it - PGA club professionals.

Each year, the finest players from among the more than 27,000 member PGA professionals qualify to compete in their annual major - the PGA Professional National Championship.

This year the event was held on the Wissahickon Course at The Philadelphia Cricket Club in Flourton, Pa. More than bragging rights were at stake, as the top-20 finishers from field of 312 players earned an invitation to compete with the world's best at the 2015 PGA Championship at Whistling Straits.

And when the final putt fell, 9 of the 20 players who earned their spot in the 2015 PGA Championship trusted a Titleist golf ball for their success.

As the practice rounds wrap-up and the final preparations for competition are made, we wanted to take a moment to thank and recognize the Titleist Staff Professionals who will be proudly representing their PGA colleagues in the field this week.

Check out the slideshow above to get to know these club professionals a little better, and please join us in thanking all PGA Professionals for making the game more enjoyable for us all.

WHAT'S IN THE BAG HIGHLIGHTS:

WHAT'S IN MATT DOBYNS' BAG
 Golf Ball: Pro V1x
Driver: Titleist 915D2 (8.5º)
Utility Iron: Titleist 712U (3)
Irons: Titleist CB 714 (5-PW)
Wedges: Vokey Design SM5 (50, 54)

 

WHAT'S IN BEN POLLAND'S BAG
 Golf Ball: Pro V1x
Driver: Titleist 915D3 (9.5º)
Fairway Metal: Titleist 913Fd (15.0º)
Utility Iron: Titleist 712U (2)
Irons: Titleist CB 714 (4-PW)
Wedges: Vokey Design SM5 (50, 56, 60)

 

WHAT'S IN BRETT JONES' BAG
 Golf Ball: Pro V1x
Driver: Titleist 915D3 (9.5º)
Fairway: Titleist 915F (15º)
Hybrid: Titleist 913Hd (18º)
Irons: Titleist MB 714 (3-PW)
Wedges:  Vokey Design SM5 (50, 54)
Putter: Scotty Cameron Newport 2 Tour

 

WHAT'S IN AUSTIN PETERS' BAG
 Golf Ball: Pro V1x
Driver: Titleist 915D3 (8.5º)
Fairway Metals: Titleist 915Fd (15.0º)
Utility Iron: Titleist 712U (2)
Irons: Titleist CB 714 (4-PW)
Wedges: Vokey TVD (52, 56, 60)

 

WHAT'S IN RYAN KENNEDY'S BAG
 Golf Ball: Pro V1x
Driver: Titleist 915D3 (7.5º)
Hybrid: Titleist 915H (18.0º)
Utility Irons: Titleist 712U (2, 3)
Irons: Titleist CB 714 (6-9)
Titleist MB 714 (7-9)
Wedges: Vokey Design SM5 (48, 56)
Vokey Design prototype (60)
Putter: Scotty Cameron Select Newport 2

 

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Titleist golf ball loyalist J.J. Henry (Pro V1) provided a thrilling finish at the Barracuda Championship on Sunday, holing a 15-foot eagle putt on the second hole of a playoff to top fellow Titleist golf ball loyalist Kyle Reifers (Pro V1).

The win marks the second Barracuda Championship crown in four years for Henry and the third PGA Tour title of his career.

Henry closed with a birdie on the final hole of regulation for a 6-point round in the modified Stableford event to match Reifers’ 47-point total. Reifers, who teed off on Sunday in 22nd place, charged up the leaderboard and recorded three back-nine eagles to set a tournament scoring record for a single round with 22-points.

The Barracuda Championship is the only event on the PGA Tour calendar that uses a modified Stableford scoring system. In this format, players received eight points for double eagle, five for eagle, two for birdie, zero for par, minus-one for bogey and minus-three for double bogey or worse.

With the win, Henry vaulted from 150th to 76th in the FedExCup standings with the win and earned a spot in this week’s PGA Championship at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin.

THE COUNTS:

Titleist golf balls were the top choice of more players at the Barracuda Championship with 86, more than four times the nearest competitor with 20 in the field of 132.

Titleist also led the field in irons (31) and Titleist Vokey Design wedges were the top choice among players in the approach, sand and lob wedge (130) category.

Titleist golf balls have now been played to win 25 times on the 2014-15 PGA Tour, five times the nearest competitor (5).

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MAGGERT RUNS AWAY FROM THE FIELD AT THE SHAW CHARITY CLASSIC

Titleist golf ball loyalist Jeff Maggert (Pro V1x) birdied five of his last six holes on the front nine on Sunday en route to a four-shot victory at the Shaw Charity Classic.

Maggert, who started the final round two shots behind the overnight co-leaders, closed with a 6-under 64 to finish with a 16-under 194 victory total.

This is the third Champions Tour win of the season for Maggert, who also won major titles this year in the Regions Tradition and U.S. Senior Open.

THE COUNTS:

Titleist golf balls were the top choice of more players at the event with 55, more than six times the nearest competitor with nine.

Titleist golf balls have now been played to win 10 times on the 2015 Champions Tour, twice the nearest competitor with 5.

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PILLER CAPTURES SECOND WEB.COM TOUR TITLE AT DIGITAL ALLY OPEN

Titleist golf ball loyalist Martin Piller (Pro V1x) closed with a 6-under-par 65 to win the Digital Ally Open. This is his second Web.com Tour title in three weeks and the fifth of his career.

Piller matched the tournament scoring record with a 26-under-par 258 victory total and vaulted to No. 2 on the Web.com Tour money list. Three weeks ago, Piller went wire-to-wire in winning the Albertsons Boise Open by six shots. He is the first two-time winner on the Web.com Tour this year.

Fellow Titleist golf ball loyalist Darron Stiles (Pro V1x) finished four shots back following a final round 67. With the runner-up finish, Stiles moved from No. 33 to No. 11 on the money list.

THE COUNTS:

Titleist golf balls were the top choice of more players at the Digital Ally Open with 99, nearly five times the nearest competitor with 20.

Titleist was also the field favorite in irons (49) and Vokey Design wedges were the top choice among players in the approach, sand and lob wedge (173) category.

Titleist golf balls have been played to win 10 times on the 2015 Web.com Tour, more than three times the nearest competitor with 3.

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HORNE WINS IN CONVINCING FASHION AT SUN CITY CHALLENGE

Titleist golf ball loyalist Keith Horne (Pro V1x) earned his eighth career Sunshine Tour title on Sunday, closing with an 8-under 64 to capture the Sun City Challenge.

Horne posted a 13-under-par 203 victory total, five shots clear of runner-up Andrew Curlewis (Pro V1).

Titleist Brand Ambassadors Danie van Tonder and Neil Schietekat were among five players who tied for fourth place, eight shots behind Horne.

THE COUNTS:

Titleist was the most relied upon golf ball in the field of 108 with 77 players, more than three times the nearest competitor with 23.

TITLEIST BY THE NUMBERS:

In total, 15,039 players have teed up Titleist golf balls in competition on the 2015 worldwide professional tours, more than five times the nearest competitor with 2,544 and more than all competitors combined.

With these latest wins, Titleist’s 2015 victory count advances to 101. That's more than four times the nearest competitor with 25 and more than all competitors combined.

TourEventTitleist Golf Ball PlayersNearest Competitor
WORLD GOLF CHAMPIONSHIPS WGC - B'stone Invitational 77 13
PGA TOUR Barracuda Championship 132 20
CHAMPIONS TOUR Shaw Charity Classic 81 9
WEB.COM TOUR Digital Ally Open 156 20
SOUTH AFRICAN TOUR Sun City Challenge 77 23

 

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