The Valero Texas Open is not only the last stop for the PGA Tour before the season's first major, it's also the last chance for players to earn an invitation to Augusta.

Team Titleist was on site in San Antonio to capture the final preparations of Titleist Brand Ambassadors and golf ball loyalists as they work with the Titleist Tour and R&D staffs to get their equipment just right.

Players are hoping that these final tweaks at TPC San Antonio will lead to a new pair of custom cowboy boots (they come with the winner's check) and a chance to battle for the green jacket next week.  

With so much on the line, it's not surprising that the vast majority of players in this week's Valero Texas Open field have put their trust in Titleist Pro V1 and Pro V1x golf balls. This week, 104 players in the field of 156 will trust a Titleist golf ball, more than 6 times the nearest competitor with 15 and more than all competitors combined.

Titleist was also the overwhelming top choice of the field in the sand, lob and approach wedge (145) and putter (59) categories.

Enjoy the slideshow and continue to check back for updated blog posts and highlights of this week's winners across the worldwide professional tours!

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The Masters is only a week away and as the players get ready to make their journey to Augusta, we’re working on some exclusive Team Titleist content featuring many of our brand ambassadors and golf ball loyalists that earned an invitation to the season’s first major.

And when it comes to the season’s first major, it’s all about preparation. We recently caught up with Titleist Brand Ambassador Jason Dufner to get the inside track on his plans leading into next week.

Check out the video above to see what he had to say and let us know how you’re getting ready to watch the Masters by adding a comment below.

Performance is Clutch.

From clutch tournament-winning putts to wire-to-wire victories, it was another weekend of solid performance for Titleist golf ball loyalists. Pro V1 and Pro V1x golf ball loyalists have now combined for 35 wins on the worldwide professional tours in 2013, five times the nearest competitor with seven and more than all competitors combined.

At the Shell Houston Open, D.A. Points trusted his Pro V1x golf ball to card a 16-under 272 total and earn his second career PGA Tour victory -- and an invitation to the Masters. While on the European Tour, Marcel Siem relied on his Pro V1x golf ball to secure a three-shot, wire-to-wire victory at the Trophée Hassan II.

In Thailand, Titleist Brand Ambassador Scott Hend captured the inaugural Chiangmai Golf Classic for his third Asian Tour title. And in Indonesia, Pro V1 golf ball loyalist Ho-sung Choi drained an eight-foot birdie putt on the final hole to win the Enjoy Jakarta Indonesia PGA Championship.

Here’s the Team Titleist weekend wrap-up…

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PGA: Shell Houston Open

Winner: Pro V1x golf ball loyalist D.A. Points

Points began his week at the 2013 Shell Houston Open Thursday by holing nine birdies en route to an opening round 64. And while there were a lot of low scores and lead changes, there was no looking back for Points.

Playing steadily throughout the weekend, D.A. found himself with a one-shot lead on the back nine Sunday before the rain came and forced a three-hour delay. After the storms passed, Points calmly returned to the course and converted four consecutive pars, highlighted by a couple of clutch up-and-downs on the final two holes, en route to a 6-under 66 and a 16-under 272 victory total.

"I was hitting it kind of where I needed to hit it and where I wanted to hit it," Points said. "I was making good decisions and hitting good chips and pitches and solid putts. I was just playing really, really good golf."

The performance fueled an emphatic, celebratory fist pump from Points on the 72nd green and earned D.A. an invitation to the Masters, a two-year exemption on tour and an invite to the 2014 Hyundai Tournament of Champions.

Titleist Brand Ambassador Ben Crane, who played alongside Points Sunday, tied for fourth place, two shots back, marking his best finish of the year. In fact, of the 15 players who finished among the top 10 and ties, 12 trusted a Titleist Pro V1 or Pro V1x, including runners-up Billy Horschel (New 2013 Pro V1x) and Henrik Stenson (New 2013 Pro V1x) . Stenson’s performance moved him into the Top 50 in the Official World Ranking and helped him punch his ticket to Augusta.

Titleist was the most relied upon golf ball in the field of 156 with 101 players, more than five times the nearest competitor with 18, and more than all more than all competitors combined. Titleist was also the overwhelming top choice in the iron (42), sand, lob and approach wedge (155) and putter (57) categories.

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EUROPEAN: Trophée Hassan II

Winner: Titleist Pro V1x golf ball loyalist Marcel Siem

Siem's victory is the eighth for Titleist golf ball loyalists on the 2013 PGA European Tour, four times the nearest competitor, and more than all other golf balls combined through the first 13 events of the season. Titleist was the most relied upon golf ball in the field of 138 with 98 players, more than five times the nearest competitor with 18, and more than all competitors combined.

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ASIA: Chingmai Golf Classic

Winner: Titleist Brand Ambassador Scott Hend

Hend closed with an 8-under-par 64 en route to a 20-under 268 victory total, finishing three shots clear of his two nearest competitors. Titleist Brand Ambassador Mu Hu (New 2013 Pro V1x), finished alone in fourth place for his first top-five finish on the Asian Tour.

Titleist was the most relied upon golf ball in the field of 144 with 85 players, more than three times the nearest competitor with 26. Titleist also accounted for 45 iron sets, more than twice the nearest competitor with 22, and first in the sand, lob and approach wedges category with 133, more than twice the nearest competitor with 60.

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ONEASIA: Indonesia PGA Championship

Winner: Titleist Pro V1 golf ball loyalist Ho-sung Choi

Choi finished at 19-under 279, holding off late challenges by three players who tied for second place, including New 2013 Pro V1x loyalists Juvic Pagunsan and Young-han Song.

Titleist was the most relied upon golf ball in the field of 156 with 103 players, more than four times the nearest competitor with 26, and more than all competitors combined. Titleist was also the overwhelming top choice in the iron (47), and sand, lob and approach wedges (171) categories.

They've traded knit caps and mittens for sunscreen and shades on tour, as the Florida Swing is underway this week at the 2013 Honda Classic.

After some brief rain showers early in the week, sunny skies greeted players like PGA Tour rookie Titleist Brand Ambassador Ben Kohles and veteran Titleist Brand Ambassador Geoff Ogilvy as they look to get their campaigns in the Sunshine State started.

This week at PGA National, the majority of players in the field will trust Titleist Pro V1 and Pro V1x golf balls as they navigate through the infamous "Bear Trap." Titleist is the top choice in golf balls at the 2013 Honda Classic with 90 players in the field of 144 relying on a Pro V1 or Pro V1x, more than 4 times the nearest competitor with 21, and more than all other competitors combined.

Kohles and Ogilvy are two of the 54 players who will be relying on a new 2013 Pro V1 (7) or Pro V1x (47) golf ball this week.

Titleist was also the favorite in the putter (46) and sand, lob and approach wedge category (132).

Click on the video above to go on the range and on the Champ Course at PGA National with Team Titleist to see what players like Titleist Brand Ambassadors Jason Dufner, Jeff Klauk, and Scott Stallings were up to earlier this week.

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