It was a busy weekend across the globe on the worldwide professional tours and with only a few events remaining in 2014, every player was on the hunt to add some hardware to their collections and move into the new year with some positive momentum.

And after posting an opening round 5-under-par 66, Titleist Brand Ambassador Charley Hoffman kept the solid play going throughout the weekend at the OHL Classic at Mayakoba in Mexico. Trusting a new Pro V1x prototype golf ball and a new 915D2 driver along with a full compliment of Titleist golf clubs, Hoffman closed with a 5-under-par 66 en route to a 17-under 267 victory total and his third career victory. 

With the win, Charley moves to sixth place in the season long FedExCup race and punches his ticket to this years Masters. 

While earlier in the day and about 7,000 miles away, Titleist Brand Ambassador Brooks Koepka earned his first career European Tour title in impressive fashion by shooting a final round 7-under-par 65 for a four day victory total of 17-under-par 271. Brooks also put a new 915D2 driver in play for the first time in competition this week.

The win moved Brooks to 35th in the Official World Golf Rankings and helped cap off an impressive year-long stretch of play.

“I feel like I've been playing really well.  I've been knocking on the door, and these last maybe two, three months, I've been very close over here and in the States,” said Brooks. 

“I felt like I should have won a couple…. and I've learned something every time, and used that today.  I was very relaxed, very calm today. It showed I guess.”

It certainly did.

WEEKEND HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE WORLDWIDE PROFESSIONAL TOURS:

 On the Asian Tour, Titleist Brand Ambassador Rashid Khan of India captured the Chiangmai Golf Classic in Thailand for his second title on the Asian Tour this year. Khan closed with a 4-under par 68 to finish with a 17-under-par victory total of 271.

 Titleist Brand Ambassador Anthony Brown claimed victory at the NSW Open Championship with a birdie on the second playoff hole. Brown shot a four day total of 14-under-par 274. 

 To round out the week's success, Titleist Brand Ambassador Jorge Fernandez-Valdes carded a final-round, 2-under-par 70 en route to a two-shot victory at the Abierto de Chile to capture his second career PGA Tour PGA Tour Latinoamerica title. 

TITLEIST BY THE NUMBERS


With another five wins this week, Titleist’s year-to-date victory count advances to 165. That's more than three times the nearest competitor with 43 and more than all competitors combined.

In total, 22,323 players have teed up Titleist golf balls in competition on the 2014 worldwide professional tours, more than six times the nearest competitor with 3,807 and more than all competitors combined.


THE TITLEIST LEADERBOARD  |  WEEK ENDING November 16, 2014

TourEventTitleist Golf Ball PlayersNearest Competitor
PGA Tour OHL Classic at Mayakoba 83 19
European Tour Turkish Airlines Open 42 16
LPGA Tour Lorena Ochoa Invitational 24 3
Asian Tour Chiangmai Golf Classic 83 25
Australasia Tour NSW Open 104 15
PGA Tour China Nine Dragons Open 68 14

The PGA Tour heads to Playa del Carmen, Mexico for the OHL Classic at Mayakoba. The 7,039 yard El Camaleon Golf Club at Mayakoba rests along the Caribbean Sea, offering scenic views to players and fans alike. 

This week is especially meaningful for Titleist Pro V1x Loyalist Carlos Ortiz. The native of Mexico won last years El Bosque Mexico Championship on the Web.com Tour and he is hoping to have similar success in his home country this year. 

"Every time I play a tournament it creates interest in my home country and playing in my home country is a dream come true. It's a pretty important week for me," said Ortiz. 

This week is also important for players looking to maintain momentum gained from early in the year. Titleist Brand Ambassador Robert Streb has had three top-10 finishes in his last three events, giving him the confidence that he can compete every week.

"(Playing well) raises your confidence, it let's you know you can win at any time," said Streb.

With fantastic views and a quality field, it will surely be an exciting week in Mexico. Good luck to all of #TeamTitleist!

BY THE NUMBERS: 2014 OHL Classic at Mayakoba

 Titleist is the overwhelming golf ball of choice this week with 83 players in the field trusting a Titleist Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball for their success - more than four times the nearest competitor with 19 and more than all competitors combined. 

Titleist was also the top choice among players in the sand, lob and approach wedge (132) and putter (50) categories. 

Titleist Brand Ambassador Louis De Jager captured his third career Sunshine Tour crown at the Nedbank Affinity Cup. Jager shot a 12-under-par 204 total to force a playoff with fellow Titleist Brand Ambassador Danie Van Tonder. 

De Jager trusted his Pro V1x golf ball and a full compliment of 915 metals, Titleist irons, Vokey wedges and a Scotty Cameron putter to birdie his final two holes in regulation and the first two playoff holes to claim the victory. 

Let's take a closer look at the winning setup used by Louis this week. 

#TeamTitleist

For Titleist Pro V1x Loyalist Bubba Watson it was a weekend that featured a few “firsts” in addition to claiming his seventh career PGA Tour title. It was his first event and first win of the new season, his first win outside of the United States, his first WGC title, and he became the first player to win with the new Titleist Pro V1x prototype golf ball on the worldwide professional tours. It was also his first time playing the new golf ball in competition.

And there was certainly a lot of drama leading up to the win as Bubba came to his final hole of regulation two shots off the lead. Watson was faced with a daunting bunker shot but with one perfect pass through the sand he sent his ball onto the green and watched it roll in for eagle.

"It's one of those things, you always joke about holing it, and then it actually went in. So I didn't know how to react and so I just kind of screamed and I lost my voice a little bit," said Watson.

The hole-out secured Bubba’s spot in a playoff with Titleist Brand Ambassador Tim Clark as both players finished at 11-under-par 277. And for an encore, Bubba converted a 20-foot birdie putt on the first hole of the playoff to end the day in Shanghai.

"It means a lot. To win outside the U.S., that's one of my goals for my career...To win a World Golf Championships, one of our premiere events, and again outside the U.S., this means a lot. This is very special to me"

Bubba also used the new Pro V1x prototype while leading the field in birdies and driving distance, a solid combination when looking to claim victory. 

Congratulations, Bubba!

WEEKEND HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE WORLDWIDE PROFESSIONAL TOURS:

It was an all-Titleist three-man playoff at the Panasonic Open India, where Titleist Pro V1x golf ball loyalist S.S.P. Chowrasia of India prevailed for his third career Asian Tour title. Chowrasia closed with a final round six-under-par 66 to earn a spot in the playoff at 12-under-par 276.


On the South African Tour, Titleist Brand Ambassador Louis de Jager converted an 8-foot putt for birdie on the second hole of a sudden death playoff to capture the NedBank Affinity Cup for his third career Sunshine Tour crown.

To round out the weekend success, Titleist Brand Ambassador Rafael Becker shot a final round 7-under-par 62 to claim the PGA Tour Latinoamerica Alberto do Brazil by three shots. 


TITLEIST BY THE NUMBERS

With another four wins this week, Titleist’s year-to-date victory count advances to 160. That's more than three times the nearest competitor with 42 and more than all competitors combined.

In total, 21,964 players have teed up Titleist golf balls in competition on the 2014 worldwide professional tours, more than six times the nearest competitor with 3,719 and more than all competitors combined.

THE TITLEIST LEADERBOARD  |  WEEK ENDING November 9, 2014

TourEventTitleist Golf Ball PlayersNearest Competitor
WGC  HSBC Champions 41 17
PGA Tour  Sanderson Farms Championship 85 16
Asian Tour Panasonic Open India 104 7
South African Tour Nedbank Affinity Cup 64 16
Korean Tour Shinhan DongHae Open 73 8

For Titleist Pro V1x Loyalist Bubba Watson it was a weekend that featured a few “firsts” in addition to claiming his seventh career PGA Tour title. It was his first event and first win of the new season, his first win outside of the United States, his first WGC title, and he became the first player to win with the new Titleist Pro V1x prototype golf ball on the worldwide professional tours. It was also his first time playing the new golf ball in competition.

And there was certainly a lot of drama leading up to the win as Bubba came to his final hole of regulation two shots off the lead. Watson was faced with a daunting bunker shot but with one perfect pass through the sand he sent his ball onto the green and watched it roll in for eagle.

"It's one of those things, you always joke about holing it, and then it actually went in. So I didn't know how to react and so I just kind of screamed and I lost my voice a little bit," said Watson.

The hole-out secured Bubba’s spot in a playoff with Titleist Brand Ambassador Tim Clark as both players finished at 11-under-par 277. And for an encore, Bubba converted a 20-foot birdie putt on the first hole of the playoff to end the day in Shanghai.

"It means a lot. To win outside the U.S., that's one of my goals for my career...To win a World Golf Championships, one of our premiere events, and again outside the U.S., this means a lot. This is very special to me"

Bubba also used the new Pro V1x prototype while leading the field in birdies and driving distance, a solid combination when looking to claim victory. 

Congratulations, Bubba!

WEEKEND HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE WORLDWIDE PROFESSIONAL TOURS:

It was an all-Titleist three-man playoff at the Panasonic Open India, where Titleist Pro V1x golf ball loyalist S.S.P. Chowrasia of India prevailed for his third career Asian Tour title. Chowrasia closed with a final round six-under-par 66 to earn a spot in the playoff at 12-under-par 276.


On the South African Tour, Titleist Brand Ambassador Louis de Jager converted an 8-foot putt for birdie on the second hole of a sudden death playoff to capture the NedBank Affinity Cup for his third career Sunshine Tour crown.

To round out the weekend success, Titleist Brand Ambassador Rafael Becker shot a final round 7-under-par 62 to claim the PGA Tour Latinoamerica Alberto do Brazil by three shots. 


TITLEIST BY THE NUMBERS

With another four wins this week, Titleist’s year-to-date victory count advances to 160. That's more than three times the nearest competitor with 42 and more than all competitors combined.

In total, 21,964 players have teed up Titleist golf balls in competition on the 2014 worldwide professional tours, more than six times the nearest competitor with 3,719 and more than all competitors combined.

THE TITLEIST LEADERBOARD  |  WEEK ENDING November 9, 2014

TourEventTitleist Golf Ball PlayersNearest Competitor
WGC  HSBC Champions 41 17
PGA Tour  Sanderson Farms Championship 85 16
Asian Tour Panasonic Open India 104 7
South African Tour Nedbank Affinity Cup 64 16
Korean Tour Shinhan DongHae Open 73 8
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