As we continue to inch closer to the end of the year, players across the worldwide professional tours are still grinding out wins and putting together some impressive rounds of golf. This past weekend featured a breakout win for Titleist Brand Ambassador Daniel Popovic at the Australian PGA Championship along with Angel Cabrera's stellar victory with the new Pro V1x prototype golf ball on his home soil at the Visa Open de Argentina.
And on the Asian Tour, Pro V1x loyalist Thaworn Wiratchant secured the Asian Tour's Order of Merit for the second time in his career.
Titleist Pro V1 and Pro V1x players have now won 190 times across the worldwide professional tours in 2012, more than seven times the nearest competitor with 25 and more than all competitors combined.
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ONEASIA/AUSTRALASIAN (CO-SANCTIONED): Titleist Brand Ambassador Daniel Popovic (Pro V1) won the Australian PGA Championship for his first professional victory. Popovic closed with consecutive 3-under par 69's en route to a 16-under 272 victory total, four shots clear of two players, including Pro V1x loyalist Anthony Brown. A rookie, Popovic was the medalist at last year's qualifying school.
What's in Daniel Popovic's Bag?
Golf Ball: Pro V1
Driver: 913D2 driver (9.5º)
Fairway: 913F fairway metal (15º)
Irons: AP2 irons (3-9)
Wedges: Vokey Design pitching (48º), gap (54º) and lob (60º) wedges
Thirteen of the 16 players who finished among the top 10 and ties at the event relied upon a Titleist golf ball for their success.
Titleist was the top choice in the golf ball category with 120 players in the field of 156, more than seven times the nearest competitor with 17. Titleist was also the field favorite in the iron (84) and sand, lob and approach wedge (219) categories.
Popovic's victory also capped a Titleist sweep of the Australasian Tour's national titles in Australia and New Zealand in 2012. Popovic joined Titleist Brand Ambassador Adam Scott (Australian Masters), Jake Higginbottom (New Zealand Open) and Peter Senior (Australian Open) in the Australasian winner's circle to complete the sweep.
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PGA TOUR LATINOAMÉRICA: Two-time major champion Angel Cabrera captured the season-ending 107 Visa Open de Argentina by four shots relying upon the new Titleist Pro V1x prototype golf ball. Cabrera closed with an 8-under par 64 en route to an 18-under par 270 victory total.
Also finding immediate success with the new Pro V1x prototype was Miguel Carballo, who tied for second with Oscar Fraustro (Pro V1x), giving Titleist golf ball loyalists the top three positions on the leaderboard.
Titleist was the top choice in the golf ball category with an overwhelming 125 players in the field of 144, nearly nine times the nearest competitor with 14.
Cabrera becomes the fourth player to win with a new Titleist Pro V1 or Pro Vx prototype golf ball since the seeding process began on the PGA TOUR in October. He joins Adam Scott (Australian Masters), Luke Donald (Dunlop Phoenix) and Hiroyuki Fujita (Japan Series JT Cup) in the new golf ball winners’ circle.
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ASIAN TOUR: At the weather-shortened Iskandar Johor Open in Johor, Malaysia, Titleist Brand Ambassador Jonathan Moore fired a final round 61 to finish alone in second place at 15-under. Moore’s fantastic finish saw him jump into the top ten on the Asian Tour's Order of Merit.
Thaworn Wiratchant (Pro V1x) earned the Asian Tour's Order of Merit for the second time in his career after finishing with a 7-under-par 65 to tie for fifth place. He first won the tour's Order of Merit in 2005.
Titleist was the top choice in the golf ball category with 71 players in the field of 120, more than three times the nearest competitor with 20. Titleist was also the field favorite in the iron (31) and sand, lob and approach wedge (95) categories.
Seven of the top 10 finishers relied upon a Titleist golf ball for their success at the Asian Tour’s season-ending event.
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EUROPEAN TOUR: At the Alfred Dunhill Championship in South Africa, Titleist was the clear choice of more players in the field of 156 in the golf ball category with 108, six times the nearest competitor with 18.