Calling it the “best round of my life” following his final round 8-under-par 63, Titleist Brand Ambassador Jordan Spieth won the Australian Open by six strokes in his first appearance Down Under. Playing the new Titleist Pro V1x prototype golf ball and new Titleist 915 D2 driver for just the third time in competition, Spieth posted a 13-under-par 271 victory total under difficult, windy conditions at the Australian Golf Club.

"It's the best round I have ever played, especially considering the conditions. The golf course was in great shape, and it's an experience I will never forget," said Spieth.

Jordan also became the third player to win with the New Titleist Pro V1x prototype golf ball following Bubba Watson’s victory at the WGC-HSBC Champions and Charley Hoffman at the OHL Classic at Mayakoba. 

Congratulations on your fantastic play, Jordan.

WEEKEND HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE WORLDWIDE PROFESSIONAL TOURS:

 Titleist Pro V1x Loyalist Thaworn Wiratchant rewrote the Asian Tour record book by winning an unprecedented 18th career title following his two-shot victory at the King’s Cup on the Asian Tour. It marked the second win of the year for Wiratchant who closed with a five-under-par 67, which included converting a 15-foot putt for birdie on the final hole en route to a 20-under-par, 268 victory total. 

TITLEIST BY THE NUMBERS

With another two wins this week, Titleist’s year-to-date victory count advances to 170. That's more than three times the nearest competitor with 46 and more than all competitors combined.

In total, 23,236 players have teed up Titleist golf balls in competition on the 2014 worldwide professional tours, more than six times the nearest competitor with 4,007 and more than all competitors combined.


THE TITLEIST LEADERBOARD  |  WEEK ENDING November 30, 2014

TourEventTitleist Golf Ball PlayersNearest Competitor
Australasia/Oneasia Emirates Australian Open 124 11
PGA Tour China CTS Tycoon Championship 69 15
Asian Tour King's Cup 91 30
South African Tour Lion of Africa Cape Town Open 121 23
PGA Tour Latinoamerica Personal Classic 110 13

For the second consecutive year, a Titleist Brand Ambassador has earned the Sir Henry Cotton European Tour Rookie of the Year award. Brooks Koepka, who finished in eighth position on The Race to Dubai in his first full season, followed the achievement of Titleist Brand Ambassador Peter Uihlein in 2013. Koepka won the Turkish Airlines Open just two weeks ago during the European Tour's Final Series, and recorded four other top ten finishes during the season. He also finished T4 at the U.S. Open and 15th at the PGA Championship.

“Winning the Rookie of the Year means so much,” said Koepka. “I've worked so hard this year, and to see the results is fun. To cap the year off with a win in Turkey has made this year special, and it's a goal I've been working for since I was able to come out on Tour."

In winning the Rookie of the Year Award, Koepka succeeds Uihlein, his close friend and housemate, both Americans who opted to cross the Atlantic over two years ago to first play on the European Challenge Tour and then on The European Tour. Following his breakthrough win on the Challenge Tour in 2012, Koepka claimed three titles in 2013 to earn automatic promotion to The European Tour, joining Uihlein who had secured his own European Tour status by winning the 2013 Madeira Islands Open.

"Looking back where I was two years ago, and then where I am today, is special," continued Koepka. "So to win Turkey and win Rookie of the Year is amazing. Coming over, having nowhere to play and getting a win on The Challenge Tour, and then getting the promotion, was unbelievable. And now to win on The European Tour is special, and to win Rookie of the Year, you look at all the names, guys who have won it, especially last year; Pete Uihlein, so at least we can keep it in the house.”

George O’Grady, Chief Executive of The European Tour said: “Brooks has enjoyed a magnificent first full season on The European Tour, winning one of our Final Series events at the Turkish Airlines Open, recording a top five finish in a Major Championship, and finishing inside the top ten on The Race to Dubai. That would be a very good season for any player, but to do it in your first full season on The European Tour is even more impressive. The story of first Peter Uihlein winning the Rookie of the Year Award and now his close friend Brooks, is quite a remarkable one, and it underlines the global appeal The European Tour has.”

Koepka, who plays the Pro V1x golf ball and a full complement of Titleist golf clubs, became the second player in a month to win on the European Tour with the new Titleist 915 driver. Koepka put the new 915D2 (8.5) driver in play at the Turkish Airlines Open and edged Ian Poulter by one shot.

Koepka's fellow Titleist Brand Ambassador, Chesson Hadley, captured the U.S. PGA TOUR's Rookie of the Year Award in October.

Titleist Pro V1x golf ball loyalist Henrik Stenson earned his second consecutive DP World Tour Championship crown, carding a final round of 70 to finish with a 16-under-par 272 victory total. 

It was clutch play down the stretch that propelled Stenson to successfully defend his title as he closed with back-to-back birdies on 17 and 18. 

"I didn't give up. I was hanging in there and made a couple important par putts on 12 and 16. Then I hit it to a foot on 17 and hit a good, solid wedge from 125 (yards) on 18," said Stenson.

With the back-to-back titles under his belt, Stenson is already looking forward to making it a three-peat next year.

"It was such a great place for me to win here last year, so to come back and successfully defend is very pleasing. I'll be back and try to make it three wins in a row next year."

We look forward to it, Henrik! Great playing.

WEEKEND HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE WORLDWIDE PROFESSIONAL TOURS:

 Titleist golf ball Loyalist Nick Cullen (Pro V1x) posted a 9-under-par 279 victory total to capture his first Australian Masters, one shot clear of defending champion and fellow Titleist Brand Ambassador Adam Scott. The leaderboard was flush with Titleist Golf Ball Loyalists as nine of the top 10 finishers relied upon a Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball for their success.

 On the Asian Tour, Titleist golf ball loyalist Mardan Mamat (Pro V1x) captured the Resorts World Manila Masters for his fourth career Asian Tour title. Mamat led wire-to-wire, closing with a final round 3-under-par 69 to finish with a 20-under-par victory total of 268. 

TITLEIST BY THE NUMBERS

With another four wins this week, including a dramatic playoff victory at the season-ending CME Group Tour Championship on the LPGA Tour, Titleist’s year-to-date victory count advances to 169. That's more than three times the nearest competitor with 44 and more than all competitors combined.

In total, 22,677 players have teed up Titleist golf balls in competition on the 2014 worldwide professional tours, more than six times the nearest competitor with 3,905 and more than all competitors combined.


THE TITLEIST LEADERBOARD  |  WEEK ENDING November 24, 2014

TourEventTitleist Golf Ball PlayersNearest Competitor
LPGA CME Group Tour Championship 46 6
Asian Tour Resorts World Manila Masters 84 23
Australasia Tour BetEasy Masters 103 13
PGA Tour China Hainan Open 59 18

Over the past couple of years, this has become one of our favorite updates to share and once again we’re excited to announce the grand prize winners of the Team Titleist Oceanside Experience…

Congratulations to Greg Trout and his friend Ken Stoick!

Greg and Ken are high school teachers in Casper, Wyoming and when they’re not enriching the minds of their students, you can find them on the golf course – as long as there isn’t snow on the ground.

In a few weeks, they’ll be joining us at the Titleist Performance Institute where they’ll enjoy the full tour treatment as our expert fitters work with them one-on-one to dial-in a brand new setup complete with the latest Titleist equipment.  

We’ll be sure to document and share their experience with the rest of Team Titleist.

Lastly, we also wanted to sincerely thank everyone who entered the sweepstakes and shared their stories. We consider ourselves to be extremely fortunate to be connected to such a passionate group of golfers.

Thanks again… and congratulations, Greg and Ken. We’ll see you in California!

As the new family of Titleist 915 metals were hitting the shelves last week, players across the worldwide professional tours continued to experience success with new metals as Charley Hoffman, Brooks Koepka and Anthony Brown all trusted a new 915 driver en route to victory.

Titleist 915 drivers have been in the bag for seven wins this year across the worldwide professional tours. This success validates the low spin, high speed and exceptional forgiveness built into every 915 metal.

Let’s take a quick look at the winning specs for the different players…

Geoff Ogilvy  915D2 (9.5º) 
Barracuda Championship - PGA Tour

Charley Hoffman 915D2 (8.5º)
OHL Classic - PGA Tour

Alexander Levy 915D3 (9.5º) 
Portugal Masters - European Tour

Brooks Koepka 915D2 (9.5º) 
Turkish Airlines Open - European Tour

Tom Pernice, Jr. 915D3 (8.5º) 
Charles Schwab Cup Championship - Senior PGA Tour

Justin Thomas 915D3 (8.5º)
Children's Hospital Championship - Web.com Tour

Louis De Jager 915D2 (10.5º) 
Nedbank Affinity Cup - South African Tour

Anthony Brown 915D2
NSW Open Championship - Australasian Tour

Congratulations to all the winners.

#TeamTitleist

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