There have been 19 events played on the PGA TOUR this season without a multiple winner. That could change this week if Titleist Brand Ambassador and local San Antonio area favorite Jimmy Walker has anything to say about it.

Having successfully defended his Sony Open title in January, Walker is heading into the event refreshed after taking the last two weeks off and confident in his local knowledge of the golf course.

"The big key to playing well here is controlling your golf ball," said Walker of the 7,435 yard, par 72 Oaks Course at TPC San Antonio. 

"You need to hit fairways because the greens are pretty firm and they are definitely not going to be receptive if you're coming in from out of the rough. The wind can blow here as well, especially at the top of the hill, where it is important to have confidence in a golf ball you can control."

Walker has played the Pro V1x golf ball since the beginning of the calendar year when he finished runner-up in a playoff at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions in Maui, and then defended his SONY Open in Hawaii title with a convincing nine shot win in Honolulu. He has made the cut in each of the nine events in which he has played, including four Top 10 finishes. He also sits atop the season-long FedExCup standings.

"I love the performance of the Pro V1x," said Walker. "It has the perfect ball flight that I am seeking –nice and tight off the driver, fairways and long irons and very controllable off the wedges. The ball has great feel and is extremely durable. The best I’ve ever played.”

In addition to the Pro V1x golf ball, Walker plays a full complement of Titleist golf clubs from tee through green: 

DRIVER:Titleist 915D2 (9.5º) w/Aldila Rogue Silver 60 Tour X shaft

FAIRWAY: Titleist 915F (15º) w/Aldila Rogue Silver 80 Tour X shaft

FAIRWAY: Titleist 915F (18º) w/Fujikura Motore VC8.2 Tour X shaft

IRONS: Titleist MB 714 irons (3-9) w/True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 shafts

WEDGES: Vokey Design SM4 pitching wedge (48º), SM5 sand (54º) and lob (60º) wedges w/True Temper Dynamic Golf X100 shafts

PUTTER: Scotty Cameron Newport 2 GSS putter

"It has been nice the way the schedule has worked out because I felt I played really well on the west coast swing and at Doral, so I've been able to recharge my batteries the past couple of weeks," said Walker.  "It has been nice to be home for what will be a rare three weeks straight, and I was able to come out and practice here over that stretch. The golf course is in great shape. I feel good and I feel like I'm prepared."

Good luck and play well this week, Jimmy!

FAST FACTS:

• Through the first 19 events played on the PGA TOUR this season, Titleist golf ball loyalists have combined to win 12 times, four times more than the nearest competitor with 3 ...

• Seven (Ben Martin, Robert Streb, Charley Hoffman, Jimmy Walker, Bill Haas, Brooks Koepka, Jordan Spieth) of the 12 (CIMB Classic winner, Bubba Watson, James Hahn, Padraig Harrington, Alex Cejka) players who have won with Titleist golf balls, also rely upon Titleist golf clubs for their tee-through-green success ...

• Two of every three players (4,284) that have competed in an event across the worldwide professional tours in 2015, teed up a Titleist golf ball, nearly seven times the nearest competitor with 623 ...

• Titleist golf ball loyalists have accumulated 29 victories across the worldwide professional tours in 2015

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All of us here at Titleist know how fortunate we are to have such a passionate fan base that stretches across the globe and it’s a privilege for us to connect with so many serious golfers every day.

We’re lucky to hear and share stories from around the world, and when our team in Korea sent along this great video of their recent Pro V1 launch – we knew we had to share it with all of Team Titleist.

To help provide a little background on this experience, our colleagues in Korea invited more than 40 local members of Team Titleist to attend an exclusive 2015 Pro V1 launch preview event at a private theatre in Seoul.

It was a perfect Thursday evening and the Team Titleist members were greeted by the Titleist staff as they entered the theatre and ushered to a welcome reception where they had the opportunity to connect with our staff and each other. The experience then kicked off with a presentation to showcase the new Pro V1 and Pro V1x golf balls while providing a behind the scenes look at the launch plans.

From there, the evening wrapped with an interactive talk show featuring a local Tour Player, a moderator from SBS Golf and Chris Kim, our golf ball product manager to answer questions.   

As you can see, the excitement was hard to contain and everyone in the crowd was ready to tee-up a new Pro V1 or Pro V1x!

We hope you enjoy this video and, as always, thank you for being a part of Team Titleist.

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The #1 Ball in Golf - 2015 Wins

Titleist is the #1 ball for more players and more champions across the worldwide professional tours. Thus far in the new 2015 season, Titleist golf ball players have already recorded 29 victories around the world, compared to 10 for the nearest competitor. Since its introduction in 2000, the Pro V1 golf ball franchise has been the golf ball of choice for more than 2,200 champions worldwide.

Below is a listing of tournaments won by Titleist golf ball players on the major worldwide professional tours in 2015.

TOUR (wins) TOURNAMENT PLAYER BALL MODEL

PGA TOUR (12) Shriners Hospitals for Children Open Ben Martin Pro V1x
  The McGladrey Classic Robert Streb Pro V1x
  CIMB Classic Winner Pro V1x
  WGC-HSBC Champions Bubba Watson Pro V1x prototype
  OHL Classic at Mayakoba Charley Hoffman Pro V1x prototype
  Sony Open in Hawaii Jimmy Walker Pro V1
  Humana Challenge Bill Haas Pro V1x
  Waste Management Phoenix Open Brooks Koepka Pro V1x
  Northern Trust Open James Hahn Pro V1x
  Honda Classic Padraig Harrington Pro V1x
  Puerto Rico Open Alex Cejka Pro V1x
  Valspar Championship Jordan Spieth Pro V1x
       

EUROPEAN (5) South African Open Andy Sullivan Pro V1x
  Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship Gary Stal Pro V1x
  True Thailand Classic Andrew Dodt Pro V1x
  Joburg Open Andy Sullivan Pro V1x
  Tshwane Open George Coetzee Pro V1x
       

LPGA (2) Coates Golf Championship Na Yeon Choi Pro V1x
  Pure Silk Bahamas LPGA Classic Sei Young Kim Pro V1
  Honda LPGA Thailand Amy Yang Pro V1
       

CHAMPIONS (1) Allianz Championship Paul Goydos Pro V1
       

WEB.COM (3) Panama Claro Championship Matthew Goggin Pro V1
  Karibana Championship Andrew Landry Pro V1x
  Brasil Champions Peter Malnati Pro V1x
       

AUSTRALASIAN (4) Victorian Open Richard Green Pro V1
  MBZ Victorian PGA Championship Aaron Townsend Pro V1x
  New Zealand PGA Championship Matt Millar Pro V1x
  BMW New Zealand Open Jordan Zunic Pro V1x
       

LATINOAMERICA (1) Colombia Open Diego Velasquez Pro V1
       
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