It was another weekend of strong play across the worldwide professional tours that culminated with a pair of wins for Pro V1 loyalists Mark Wiebe (The Senior Open Championship) and Michael Hoey (M2M Russian Open).

As the play came to a close and the final tallies were recorded this weekend, a combined 13,724 players have trusted their games to a Titleist golf ball on the worldwide professional tours in 2013, nearly seven times the nearest competitor with 2,045 and more than all other competitors combined.

On the Champions Tour at Royal Birkdale, Wiebe closed with a 4-under 66 on Sunday to match fellow Pro V1 loyalist Bernhard Langer at 9-under 271 and force a playoff that concluded earlier this morning. On the fifth playoff hole, Wiebe was able to secure his first major title on the Champions Tour.

Meanwhile, Hoey carded a 7-under 65 on Saturday to cap off a moving-day charge that put him in prime position for the final round at the M2M Russian Open. With steady play on Sunday, Hoey earned a four shot victory to secure his fifth career European Tour title.

What’s in Michael Hoey’s Bag:  Titleist Pro V1 golf ball, 913D3 (8.5º) driver, 913F (13.5º) fairway metal, 712U 2, 3 and 4 irons, AP2 irons (5-PW), Vokey Design SM4 sand (54º) and lob (58º) wedges.

Don’t forget to check out the Titleist Golf Ball Leaderboards from across the tours…

PGA Tour: RBC Canadian Open Golf Ball Count
Titleist: 98
Nearest Competitor: 20

European Tour: M2M Russian Open Golf Ball Count
Titleist: 85
Nearest Competitor: 10

Champions Tour: The Senior Open Championship Golf Ball Count
Titleist: 107
Nearest Competitor: 12 Tour: Albertsons Boise Open Golf Ball Count
Titleist: 102
Nearest Competitor: 22

The best players in the world have spent the summer competing in national open championships, and this week is Canada's turn as the Glen Abbey Golf Club plays host to the PGA Tour's RBC Canadian Open.

This year's tournament marks the 26th occasion the Canadian Open has been played at Glen Abbey, which is in pristine condition for the players this week to shoot low scores. At stake for these players is one of the few remaining chances in 2013 to enter the winner's circle, add to their season FedExCup Playoff point total and earn a berth to the PGA Championship in two weeks.

With so much in the balance, 98 players in the field are trusting a Titleist Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball for their success this week, nearly five times the nearest competitor with 20 players, and more than all competitors combined.

Titleist is also the top choice in the sand, lob and approach wedge (142) and putter (52) categories.

So join us, and check out what players like Titleist Brand Ambassadors Graham DeLaet, Scott Stallings, Cameron Tringale, Greg Chalmers, Bud Cauley and Pro V1 Loyalists Bubba Watson and John Huh were up to before they teed off on Thursday.

Enjoy the weekend and play well #TeamTitleist

When we find ourselves in a greenside bunker, it's often at a time we most need to get up up and down for par to keep the round going in the right direction. And sometimes the thought of hitting a bunker shot can cause a million thoughts in our heads, which only complicates the matter.

So, let's turn to an expert to simplify things.

Titleist Pro V1x golf ball loyalist Luke Donald has a long-standing reputation for his short game, particularly his bunker play. Luke's strategy focuses in on his ball position and the shaft angle at setup so the bounce of his wedge helps lob his Pro V1x accurately toward the pin with touch.

Check out the video above and share what works for you with the rest of Team Titleist in the comments below.

In five professional competitions around the world last week, 392 players trusted a Titleist golf ball for their success. Two of those players entered the winner's circle, as Pro V1x loyalist Woody Austin captured the Sanderson Farms Championship on the PGA TOUR and Pro V1 loyalist Beatriz Recari triumphed at the Marathon Classic on the LPGA TOUR.

With two more wins, Titleist Pro V1 and Pro V1x golf ball loyalists have now won 82 tournaments on the worldwide professional tours in 2013, nearly three times the nearest competitor with 28 and more than all other competitors combined.

• •

PGA TOUR:  Sanderson Farms Championship

  • Of the 130-player field, 85 relied upon Titleist golf balls, more than five times the nearest competitor with 16.
  • Woody Austin topped Cameron Beckman and Daniel Summerhays with a birdie on the first hole of an all-Titleist Pro V1x playoff. The trio finished regulation at 20-under par 268.
  • Pro V1x loyalist Nicholas Thompson finished in sole possession of fourth place at 18-under par 270 for the week.
  • Titleist Brand Ambassador Jason Bohn shot a final round 6-under par 66 to finish in a tie for 9th along with Pro V1x loyalists Billy Mayfair and Jim Herman.

• •

LPGA TOUR:  Marathon Classic

  • Of the 156-player field, 107 relied upon Titleist golf balls, nearly six times the nearest competitor with 18.
  • Titleist Pro V1 golf ball loyalist Beatriz Recari rolled in a 12-foot birdie putt on the 14th hole to take the lead for good and win the Marathon Classic for her third LPGA Tour title.
  • Recari closed with a 5-under 66 to finish with a 17-under 267 victory total, one shot clear of her nearest competitor.

• •

EUROPEAN TOUR:  The Open Championship

  • At the 142nd Open Championship, 91 players relied upon Titleist golf balls, more than four times the nearest competitor with 21.
  • Four of the top five finishers relied upon Titleist golf balls for their success, including runner-up Pro V1x loyalist Henrik Stenson, who was three shots behind the champion. Titleist Brand Ambassador Adam Scott, as well as Pro V1x loyalists Ian Poulter and Lee Westwood, tied for 3rd place, another shot back.
  • Poulter and Titleist Brand Ambassador Jason Dufner each turned in final rounds of 4-under par 67, the second lowest score of the day.

With dreams of hoisting the Claret Jug as 2013 Champion Golfer of the year, 156 players made the journey to Muirfield for the playing of the 142nd Open Championship.

The conditions at Muirfield are dry, firm and fast, which has elevated the difficulty of scoring and level of competition for The Open. And with so much on the line, 91 players in the field of 156 are trusting a Titleist Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball for their success this week – that’s more than four times the nearest competitor with 21 players and more than all competitors combined.

Titleist is also the top choice in the iron (39) and sand, lob and approach wedge (142) categories.

For some, like Titleist Brand Ambassadors Jimmy Walker, Graham DeLaet and Bud Cauley, this week marked their first start at The Open.

While others, like Titleist Brand Ambassadors Zach Johnson, Webb Simpson, Adam Scott who are joined by Pro V1x loyalists Bubba Watson, Angel Cabrera and Padraig Harrington in pursuit of another major to add to their résumé.

With Muirfield not wavering, a Sunday finish atop of the iconic yellow leaderboard will most certainly require a historic performance. Enjoy the weekend, have your early alarm or tee times set for Sunday and be sure to root for your favorite members of #TeamTitleist.

2 3 4 5