Video: 'A Putt to Win the Masters'

A putt to win the Masters. What golfer hasn't played make-believe with that scenario?

Team Titleist asked a few players in this week's field (including one Masters champion) to think back to the days when Augusta National was simply a daydream.

Hear what they had to say in the above video.

The back nine at Augusta National features two of the most famous, picturesque and challenging par 3's in golf: Nos. 12 ("Golden Bell," 155 yards) and 16 ("Redbud," 170 yards).

Fun fact: There are also two par 3s on the front that demand just as much attention from the players.

No. 4, "Flowering Crab Apple" is a 240-yard par-3 with a green that slopes back to front and is guarded by two large bunkers. It is the fourth most difficult hole in Masters history, having played to a 3.29 stroke average. (No. 12 has played to a 3.3.)

Titleist Brand Ambassador Steve Stricker ranked No. 4 and No. 11 as Augusta's two toughest holes this week in a USA Today article. "That par-3 is brutal," he said.

No. 6, "Juniper" is a downhill par-3 with a large, undulating green that offers a variety of treacherous pin positions. It has played to a 3.14 stroke average. 

"You can hit it in close one day and have a 50-footer the next," says Titleist Brand Ambassador Webb Simpson.

Team Titleist spoke with several players in this week's Masters field about the two holes – and why making par on either hole never hurts.

Take a look in the above video.

This week marks the fifth anniversary of Titleist Brand Ambassador Zach Johnson's trip to Butler Cabin to accept the green jacket as 2007 Masters champion.

Trusting a Pro V1x golf ball and bag of Titleist equipment, Zach birdied three of his final six holes that Sunday at a gusty Augusta National for a closing 3-under 69 and two-shot victory over some of golf's biggest names.

Later that evening in the Masters media center, Zach delivered what would become one of the Masters' more memorable lines: "I'm Zach Johnson from Cedar Rapids, Iowa. That's about it. I'm a normal guy."

Team Titleist recently caught up with the "normal guy" to talk about his extraordinary feat and the confidence he had in his golf ball and equipment coming down the stretch on golf's most pressure-packed day – especially on his second shot into No. 11, which players in a recent Sports Illustrated survey ranked as the "hardest shot' at Augusta National.

Check it out in the above video.

Video: 'How Much Do You Practice?'



We recently asked Team Titleist members to send in their questions for the Titleist players and Tour Reps gathered this week at the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship.

We received a lot of great questions on various topics, including Titleist equipment, current equipment trends, playing on the PGA Tour and tips on shooting lower scores.

One of the many questions that peaked our interest came from Brent W. He wanted to know: "How much do you guys really practice?"

We tracked down Titleist players Steve Stricker, Greg Chalmers and Rickie Fowler to hear what they had to say. Check out their answers in the above video.

And stay tuned as we will continue to share more answers to your questions here on the Team Titleist blog.

A world-class field, featuring three of the top four-ranked players in the world, gathered in Dubai early last week for one of the European Tour's premier events, the Omega Dubai Desert Classic.

By Sunday evening, Titleist Brand Ambassador Rafael Cabrera-Bello had stolen all of the spotlight, trusting a Pro V1x golf ball and bag full of Titleist equipment to the biggest win of his career.

The 27-year-old Spaniard began the tournament by making nine birdies in his first 11 holes, posting an opening-round 63. He played nearly-flawless golf the rest of the way, hitting 87.4 percent of his greens in regulation. Over the 72 holes, he made 21 birdies and just three bogeys.

Rafael recently gave our friends at Team Titleist UK & Ireland a tour of his Titleist golf bag, full of the latest, most-advanced Titleist equipment available. Check it out in the above video.

Here's a complete listing of Rafael's Titleist equipment:

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x
Driver: Titleist 910D3 8.5º (Project X 7A3)
Fairway: Titleist 910Fd 13.5º (Project X 10A2)
Hybrid: Titleist 910H 20º (Fujikura Speeder 904HB)
Irons: Titleist MB (712 Series) 3-PW (Project X Rifle 7.0)
Wedges: Vokey Design SM4 54•11º, 60•07º (Project X Rifle 7.0)
Putter: Scotty Cameron Newport 2 Buttonback

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