Here's a name you might recognize from 2011 PGA Tour leader boards: Titleist Brand Ambassador Webb Simpson.

Webb, who on Monday celebrated his 26th birthday, arrived at Atlanta Athletic Club for the PGA Championship as one of golf's most consistent players.

He sits at No. 9 in the FedEx Cup Rankings, having made 11 straight cuts and finished no worse than T-16 (Open Championship) in his last six starts.

Webb, a former college star at Wake Forest who is in his third season on PGA Tour, currently sports the second-best scoring average on Tour (69.55) and is No. 1 in the All-Around statistical ranking.

Early Monday morning, Webb was on the range at Atlanta Athletic Club with his bag full of Titleist equipment, hitting Pro V1x golf balls into the sizzling Southern sky.

On his way to the short-game area to get in some practice with his Vokey Design Spin Milled wedges, Webb took a couple minutes to check in with Team Titleist and talk about his plans for preparing for the PGA Championship and finishing the year off strong, which you can watch in the above video.

As for 26th-birthday celebrations?

"Sadly, my wife and my boy aren't here. They're coming in tomorrow but I'm going to go out to dinner with a good buddy of mine. We're going to hit up Chipotle," Webb said, smiling. "You can never beat that."

Happy Birthday, Webb!

Titleist Brand Ambassador Brendan Steele has just arrived at a hot and humid Atlanta Athletic Club for the 93rd PGA Championship.

Before heading out onto the course to play nine holes, Brendan checked in with Team Titleist to discuss his practice round plans for the next three days, which you can check out in the above video.

"On a week when it's this hot, you really just have to pay attention to your body and try not to overdue anything," said Brendan, who earned his first PGA Tour victory at the Valero Texas Open.

"Especially on the range, you don't want to hit a ton of balls this week, kind of stick to the short game a little bit more and try to make sure that your body's ready come Thursday. You don't want to be worn out before the tournament even gets going."



In an impressive display of confidence and control, Titleist Brand Ambassador Adam Scott won the World Golf Championships event at Firestone Sunday trusting a Titleist Pro V1 golf ball and a bag full of Titleist equipment.

Scott, 31, closed out the tournament with a bogey-free 6-under 65 that included a back-nine 31 and a birdie on No. 18 to capture his eighth PGA Tour victory and lead a 1-2-3 finish for Titleist golf ball players.

Scott was also one of four Titleist Brand Ambassadors to claim victories around the globe Sunday, including Scott Piercy's one-shot victory at the Reno-Tahoe Open, the 13th victory by a Titleist Brand Ambassador on the 2011 PGA Tour.

 In total, Titleist golf ball players have won 103 times across the worldwide professional tours in 2011, nearly seven times the nearest competitor with 15 and more than all competitors combined.

At Firestone, Scott took charge with an eight-birdie, zero-bogey 8-under 62 on Thursday and and never let up, especially on the back nine.

He played Firestone's final nine holes in 12 under for the week, making just one bogey over that stretch during the four days, hitting his Titleist MB irons close and rolling in his Pro V1 golf ball with his Scotty Cameron Kombi Long putter.

On Sunday, Scott chipped in for birdie from the side of the par-3 12th with his Vokey Design Spin Milled wedge then rolled his Pro V1 in from 30 feet for birdie on the par-4 14th to take a three-shot lead. He dropped in a 15-footer to save par on the par-3 15th and finished off his wire-to-wire victory with a 4-footer for birdie on 18.

"The way I closed it out, I was really happy," said Scott, who finished at 17-under 263, topping a leaderboard that featured eight Titleist golf ball players in the top 10, including the runner-ups, Titleist Brand Ambassador Rickie Fowler and Pro V1x Loyalist Luke Donald. Both Fowler and Donald finished in 4-under 66 for 13-under 267 totals.

"It was a great day on the golf course for me. I went to the range and had the best warm-up of the week. …  (My swing) felt great in the warm-up, so I was confident going to the course," Scott said. "I just had to kind of control myself a little bit and stay patient and not get ahead of myself. So went out there with a good strategy… and ended up playing a really solid round of golf."

For the week, Scott finished fourth in putts per greens in regulation (1.62) and T-9 in greens in regulation (70.8 percent).

Scott was one of 39 players in the event that relied on Titleist golf balls for their success, three times the nearest competitor with 13 and more than all competitors combined. Titleist also was first in iron sets (20); and sand, lob and approach wedges (61).

Here's a closer look at Adam Scott's Titleist equipment:

Ball: Titleist Pro V1
Driver: Titleist 910D3 9.5º, A•1 SFT Setting (Graphite Design Tour AD DI 8)
Fairway wood: Titleist 910Fd 15º, D•3 SFT Setting (Rombax Pro95)
Hybrid: Titleist 909H 21º (Proforce V2 Hybrid 104)
Irons: Titleist MB 3-9 (KBS Tour)
Wedges: Vokey Design Spin Milled 248•06º, 254•10º, 260•08º (KBS Tour)
Putter: Scotty Cameron Kombi Long

PGA TOUR: Titleist Brand Ambassador Scott Piercy earned his first-career PGA Tour title with a one-shot victory at the Reno-Tahoe Open, rolling his Pro V1 golf ball in from 7 feet for par on the 18th hole.

 Piercy vaulted to the top of the leaderboard after course-record 9-under 61 in Round 3 at at Montreux Golf & Country Club that included eight consecutive birdies on the front nine for a score of 28. He closed with a final-round 2-under 70 for a 15-under 273 total.

"I always thought I could do it and it was just a matter of doing it," Piercy told PGATour.com. "Now I did it."

Piercy was one of 92 players in the field that played a Titleist golf ball, more than seven times the nearest competitor with 12 and more than all competitors combined. Titleist also was first in iron sets (34);  sand, lob and approach wedges(115); and putters (56). 

For the week, Piercy finished T-5 in greens in regulation (72.2 percent).

Here's a closer look at Scott Piercy's Titleist equipment:

Ball: Titleist Pro V1
Driver: Titleist 910D3 8.5º (Mitsubishi Diamana Blue 63)
Irons: Titleist AP2 2, 4 (True Temper Dynamic Gold)
Irons: Titleist MB 5-9 (True Temper Dynamic Gold)
Wedges: Vokey Design Spin Milled 48º, 52º, 56º, 60º (True Temper Dynamic Gold)
Putter: Scotty Cameron Newport 2.7

CHAMPIONS TOUR: Titleist Brand Ambassador Jay Haas tapped his Pro V1 golf ball in for birdie on the final hole at TPC Twin Cities to win the 3M Championship and earn his 15th Champions Tour victory.

Haas, who started the day one shot behind the leaders, closed with a 4-under par 68 to finish at 15-under 201 total, one shot ahead of Titleist Brand Ambassador Peter Senior, Pro V1 loyalist Tom Lehman and Pro V1x loyalist Kenny Perry.

 He two-putted from 30 feet on the par-5 18th for the winning birdie.

"I don't think I've ever been not nervous on the final hole with a chance to win," Haas, who hit over 90 percent of his greens in regulation for the week, told PGATour.com. "I hope I continue to be that way."

Pro V1 loyalist Tom Watson and Pro V1x loyalist Mark O'Meara tied for sixth, as Titleist golf ball loyalists secured six of the top seven positions on the leaderboard.

Titleist was the overwhelming golf ball of choice at the 3M Championship with 53 players, more than four times the nearest competitor with 12.  Titleist also was first in iron sets (20); and sand, lob and approach wedges (48).

Here's a closer look at Jay Haas' Titleist equipment:

Ball: Titleist Pro V1
Driver: Titleist 910D2 8.5º (Fujikura ZCom Six)
Fairway wood: Titleist 910Fd 15.0º (Fujikura Rombax 7X07)
Fairway wood: Titleist 910F 17.0º (Fujikura Rombax 7X07)
Hybrid: Titleist 909H 21º (Alidla NV Hybrid 105)
Irons: Titleist CB 4-9 (True Temper Dynamic Gold)
Wedges: Vokey Design Spin Milled 53•09º, 59•07º(True Temper Dynamic Gold)
Putter: Scotty Cameron Studio Design

KOREAN TOUR: Pro V1x Loyalist DoKyu Park captured his fifth-career crown, winning the weather-shortened KPGA Johnnie Walker Open and leading a 1-2-3 finish for Titleist golf ball players. The tournament at Ora Country Club was reduced to 54 holes after a typhoon hit the island of Jeju on Sunday.

Park finished with a 12-under 204 total, one shot ahead of Pro V1x loyalist SungYoon Kim. Pro V1x loyalist SoonSang Hong finished solo third, another two shots back.

Nine of the 11 players who finished among the top 10 and ties relied upon a Titleist golf ball for their success.

Titleist was the most played golf ball at the event with 114 players, more than six times the nearest competitor with 18 and more than all competitors combined. Titleist also was first in fairway metals (49); and hybrids (80).

NATIONWIDE TOUR: Titleist was the overwhelming golf ball of choice at the Cox Classic with 112 players, more than seven times the nearest competitor with 15.  

Titleist also was first in iron sets (49); sand, lob and approach wedges (148); and putters (69).

The world's best players are in for consecutive hardworking weeks, with this week's World Golf Championships event at Firestone followed by next week's PGA Championship at Atlanta Athletic Club.

Team Titleist was on the ground earlier this week at Firestone, as our Titleist Brand Ambassadors and golf ball loyalists prepared for both upcoming tests. Check out our pictures from the practice rounds in the slideshow below, and be sure to check back here next week for Team Titleist's in-depth coverage from the PGA Championship.

 

It was fantastic catching up with Titleist Brand Ambassador Rory McIlroy yesterday at Firestone, where Rory is making his first start in America since his record-breaking U.S. Open victory at Congressional in June.

Earlier this week, we asked Team Titleist to submit questions for Rory, and he answered a bunch of them – discussing everything from his most memorable shot at the U.S. Open and his to his thoughts on Ireland's chances in the upcoming Rugby World Cup.

Check out all of Rory's answers in the videos below:

Jacob L. asks...
Rory could you take us through how you practice? Do you have a routine you follow to get better?



Neil M. asks...

Obviously the entire U.S. Open was memorable, but is there a particular shot you remember most?



Austin M. asks...

Rory, how long have you used Titleist equipment and what was your first club that you used from Titleist?



Joschka B. asks...

Hi Rory, what's your favorite club? (Age 13, Your biggest fan from Germany)



William O. asks...

Are you hitting your driver 100% all the time or are you often making a more controlled swing at 80-90%?



Steve S. asks...

Whenever you aren't hitting the ball the way you would like, is there any one thought you go back to that helps you straighten things out?



John F. asks...
Wanted to ask how you think the IRFU will do in the upcoming World Cup of Rugby?

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