The PGA Tour heads west this week for its annual Texas two-step. The Dalls/Fort Worth area will play host for back-to-back tournaments, beginning with the prestigious HP Byron Nelson Championship.

Players will once again battle at The Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas in Irving, Texas. The par-70, 7,166-yard TPC course will test every shot in the bag and the eventual winner will need to put four great rounds together to separate himself from the talented field that has assembled this week.

 At a tournament where victory will likely be decided by a single shot, 100 players in the field of 156 will trust a Titleist golf ball for their success, more than 4 times the nearest competitor with 21 and more than all competitors combined.

Titleist was also the top choice among players in the sand, lob and approach wedge (141) category.

Check out the gallery above from our Scotty Cameron Tour Reps for a quick tour inside the ropes from earlier in the week at the HP Byron Nelson Championship..

Good luck to all the players this weekend!

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When facing difficult bunker shots, a lot of great sand players rely on their powers of visualization and paint a picture in their minds of the exact shot they want to play. They envision the arc of the shot, how far it should fly and precisely where the golf ball needs to land in order to get close.

And in the tip above, Titleist Brand Ambassador John Peterson walks us through his technique and thinking process when faced with a bunker shot to a short-sided pin.

In a deep bunker with very little green to work with, John demonstrates how a few fundamentals and executing the shot with confidence can help turn this situation into a scoring opportunity.

Give John’s advice a try and hopefully you’ll be able to convert a few more sand saves when faced with a similar shot.

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 It was an all-Titleist Pro V1x playoff at Madeira Islands Open this weekend, where Daniel Brooks made par on the first hole of sudden death to top fellow Pro V1x loyalist Scott Henry and claim his first European Tour title.

At the GS Caltex MaeKyung Open, an event co-sanctioned by the ONEAsia Tour and Korean PGA Tour, Titleist Brand Ambassador Jun-Won Park trusted his Pro V1x golf ball and a full bag of TItleist golf clubs to fire a 5-under 67 in the final round, good for a three-shot margin of victory as he claimed his first carer crown.

And on the South African Tour, Titleist Brand Ambassador Danie Van Tonder entered the winners' circle for the first time after draining a clutch 8-foot putt to prevail in a three-man playoff at the Investec Royal Swazi Open.

With three more wins this week, Titleist’s year-to-date victory count advances to 54. That's more than five times the nearest competitor with 10 and more than all competitors combined.

In total, 7,662 players have teed up Titleist golf balls in competition on the 2014 worldwide professional tours, more than six times the nearest competitor with 1,206 and more than all competitors combined.

THE TITLEIST LEADERBOARD  |  WEEK ENDING MAY 11, 2014

The PGA Tour plays the equivalent of a homecoming game this week, as the strongest field in professional golf returns to TPC Sawgrass for THE PLAYERS Championship.

2014 marks the 30th staging of the event and this year the THE PLAYERS is adopting a new 3-hole aggregate playoff in the event of a tie after regulation play. Many players and officials had felt that an aggregate playoff is more appropriate than sudden death for a tournament of this magnitude and the new system will certainly capitalize on the most dramatic holes at the Stadium Course - the risk/reward par-5 16th, the short par-3 17th, with its famed island green and the intimidating par-4 18th, a 462-yard, sweeping crescent that is guarded by water from the tee to the putting surface.

Bragging rights are on the line this Mother's Day weekend as the best players on the PGA Tour vie for the prestigious title of "Players Champion."

 With so much at stake, one choice is clear as 89 players in the elite field of 144 will trust a Titleist golf ball for their success, more than 4 times the nearest competitor with 18 and more than all competitors combined.

Titleist was also the top choice among players in the irons (36), sand, lob and approach wedge (131) and putter (52) categories.

Check out the gallery above for a quick tour inside the ropes from earlier in the week.

FAST FACT: The famous green at the par-3 17th hole was not originally intended to be an "island green". Course architect Pete Dye had only intended to front the green with a small pond in his original plans. But during construction, other holes around the course required dirt and load after load was taken from around the 17th, leaving a large depression surrounding the green. Dye's wife, Alice, an accomplished player and course architect in her own right, liked the look and suggested that excavation be turned into an encircling pond, creating the iconic hole that we enjoy today.

Good luck to all the players this weekend!

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A common feature of many great putting strokes is flow.. And what we see as a graceful stroke is actually the result of letting the putter head load naturally on the backswing and release through the ball.

In this video, Titleist Leadership Advisory Staff member Justin Parsons provides some tips on how to groove this type of motion and build a reliable putting stroke.

Justin also shares his one-handed putting drill that is sure to help you add some flow to your stroke.

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