It was an all-Titleist playoff at the Pure Silk Bahamas LPGA Classic where Pro V1 Loyalist Sei Young Kim birdied the first extra hole to top two players, including fellow Pro V1 Loyalist Sun Young Yoo

 Kim closed with a 5-under-par 68 that included a clutch up-and-down for birdie on 18 to earn a spot in the playoff. After her putt fell, it was back to the 18th tee for the playoff. Kim converted an 8-foot birdie putt to close out the tournament.

“It’s definitely a dream… I’m really happy," Kim told lpga.com. "Since 10 years ago it’s what I’ve dreamed of.”

On the Champions Tour, Titleist Pro V1 loyalist Paul Goydosclosed with a birdie for a 3-under 69 and a one-shot win at the Allianz Championship. Goydos finished the three rounds at 12-under-par 204.

In the season opener on the Australasian Tour, Titleist golf ball loyalist Richard Green relied on the new Pro V1 to capture the season-opening Victorian Open with a birdie on the second hole of a sudden death playoff. In addition to playing the new Pro V1 golf ball, the winner also relied upon the 915D3 driver, 915F fairway metal, 915H hybrid, AP2 714 irons, and Vokey Design SM5 Vokey wedges. 

TITLEIST BY THE NUMBERS

In total, 2,012 players have teed up Titleist golf balls in competition on the 2015 worldwide professional tours, more than five times the nearest competitor with 354 and more than all competitors combined.

With three wins this week, Titleist’s victory count in the young 2015 season advances to 15. That's three times the nearest competitor with 5 and more than all competitors combined.

THE TITLEIST LEADERBOARD  |  WEEK ENDING February 8, 2015

TourEventTitleist Golf Ball PlayersNearest Competitor
PGA Tour Farmers Insurance Open 94 19
European Tour Maybank Malaysian Open 89 23
LPGA Tour Pure Silk Bahamas LPGA Classic 89 7
Champions Tour Allianz Championship 49 11
Web.com Tour Pacific Rubiales Colombia Championship 94 16
Australasian Tour Victorian Open 112

The West Coast swing continues as the PGA Tour heads to scenic Torrey Pines for the 2015 Farmers Insurance Open. With the combination of one of the strongest fields in golf, a historic venue and some of the most scenic views antwhere, this week is sure to offer golf fans a lot of excitement.

The respect and appreciation for Torrey Pines is a common theme amongst the players in the field this week.

"The golf course is one of my favorite courses we play all year. Great memories here, fantastic views and a great layout. It's a very special week for me," said Titleist Pro V1x Loyalist Rickie Fowler.

Waste Management Phoenix Open and Titleist Brand Ambassador Brooks Koepka agrees with Fowler, but also notes the importance of quality ball striking if someone hopes to claim victory.

"It's a beautiful golf course with unbelievable views. Truly one of the best layouts we play all year. It is certainly a ball strikers course, the person who hits it the best will have a great shot" said Koepka.

With many of the top players in the world returning to action, there is sure to be plenty of great golf to watch over the weekend.


BY THE NUMBERS: 2015 FARMERS INSURANCE OPEN

 This week at the Farmers Insurance Open, Titleist is the overwhelming golf ball of choice with 94 players in the field trusting a Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball for their success. That's more than 4 times the nearest competitor with 19.

Titleist was also the top choice in the approach, sand and lob wedge (153) category.


SCENES FROM THE COURSE

Once the final prototypes were approved and the new Pro V1 and Pro V1x golf balls were ready for launch, it was up to the Titleist manufacturing team to bring the prototypes to life.

And when you’re committed to delivering exceptional distance, superior scoring performance and unmatched consistency in a golf ball – you need to have the team in place and the process down to go from one to one million.

Watch the video above to get a better look at the making of the new Titleist Pro V1 and Pro V1x.

#TeamTitleist

Titleist Brand Ambassador Brooks Koepka earned his first career PGA Tour victory on Sunday, relying on the new Pro V1x golf ball and a full complement of Titleist golf clubs to capture the WM Phoenix Open. Koepka closed with a stellar 5-under-par 66 to post a 15-under 269 total, good for a one-shot victory at TPC Scottsdale.

Let's take a closer look at Koepka's winning setup from this past week.

WHAT'S IN BROOKS KOEPKA'S BAG

Golf Ball: New Titleist Pro V1x golf ball

Driver: Titleist 915D2 driver (9.5º) w/Mitsubishi Diamana White +72 X shaft

Fairway:
Titleist 915Fd fairway metal (15.0º) w/Mitsubishi Dimana White +82 X shaft

Hybrid:
 Titleist 915Hd hybrid (20.5º) w/Mitsubishi Diamana White +92 X shaft

Irons: 
Titleist CB 714 irons (4-9) w/True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 shafts

Wedges:
Vokey Design SM5 pitching (54º) w/True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 shaft
Vokey Design SM5 gap (52º), sand (56º) and lob (60º) wedges w/True Temper Dynamic Golf S400 shafts

Putter:
Scotty Cameron Newport 2 SLT T10

Congratulations, Brooks!

#TeamTitleist

Titleist Brand Ambassador Brooks Koepka captured his first career PGA TOUR title with a win at the Waste Management Phoenix Open using the new 2015 Pro V1x. The 24-year old fired a final round 5-under-par 66 en route to a 15-under 269 victory total, one shot clear of three players, including fellow Pro V1x golf ball loyalists Bubba Watson and Ryan Palmer (Pro V1x). Koepka topped a leaderboard that included 10 Titleist golf ball loyalists out of the 14 players who finished among the top 10 and ties, six of whom relied upon the New Pro V1x.

Koepka becomes the third consecutive full line Titleist Brand Ambassador to win on the PGA TOUR, following Jimmy Walker (SONY Open) and Bill Haas (Humana Challenge). He is also the sixth Brand Ambassador to win during this wraparound season, joining Ben Martin (Shriners Hospitals for Children Open), Robert Streb (McGladrey Classic) and Charley Hoffman (OHL Classic at Mayakoba). The win is the eighth by Titleist golf ball loyalists through the first 11 events on the PGA TOUR, four of which have been with the New Pro V1x, including Bubba Watson (WGC-HSBC Champions), Hoffman (OHL Classic at Mayakoba), Walker (SONY Open) and now Koepka.

WEEKEND HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE WORLDWIDE PROFESSIONAL TOURS:

 On the LPGA Tour, Na Yeon Choi, playing the New Pro V1x for the first time in competition, rallied to win the season-opening Coates Golf Championship. Choi carded a 4-under-par 68 en route to a 16-under-par 272 victory total, winning for her eighth time on the LPGA Tour.

 Titleist Pro V1 golf ball loyalist Mathew Goggin captured the Web.com Tour's season-opening Panama Claro Championship, closing with a 3-under 67 en route to an 11-under-par 269 victory total, four shots clear of his nearest competitor. It marked the fifth career Web.com Tour title for Goggin, who also won this event in 2011.

TITLEIST BY THE NUMBERS

In total, 1,485 players have teed up Titleist golf balls in competition on the 2015 worldwide professional tours, more than five times the nearest competitor with 284 and more than all competitors combined.

With two wins this week, Titleist’s victory count in the young 2015 season advances to 12. That's more than double the nearest competitor with 5 and more than all competitors combined.

THE TITLEIST LEADERBOARD  |  WEEK ENDING February 1, 2015

TourEventTitleist Golf Ball PlayersNearest Competitor
PGA Tour Waste Management Phoenix Open 83 15
European Tour Omega Dubai Desert Classic 77 25
LPGA Tour Coates Golf Championship 87 8
Web.com Tour Panama Claro Championship 94 16
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