It’s become an annual tradition here at Team Titleist. In the week just before the U.S. Open, we can always count on a big assist from our friend and loyal Team Titleist member, Scott M. (you may know him better on the Team Titleist discussion boards as "memphisunited”).

Scott, a Memphis native, makes it a point to attend the FedEx St. Jude Classic each year and he always manages to take some amazing photographs while he follows the early-week action. This year was no different and Scott was kind enough to send along a great collection of photos to share with all of Team Titleist.

Check out the slideshow above for some great bonus coverage of Titleist Brand Ambassadors and Titleist golf ball loyalists as they prepared to challenge TPC Southwind.

Thanks again for sharing the photos, Scott!

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The second major of the PGA Tour season is less than a week away, but this week in Memphis, the first order of business is the FedEx St. Jude Classic.

Benefitting the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, the tournament has boasted an impressive list of winners in its 58-year history. The challenging 7,249-yard, par-70 layout at TPC Southwind will test every shot and offers an ideal venue for players seeking a U.S. Open tune-up under tournament conditions and pressure.

 And this week, 96 players in the field of 156 will trust a Titleist Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball for their success - more than five times the nearest competitor with 19 and more than all competitors combined.

Titleist was also the top choice of players in the approach, sand and lob wedge (143) and putter (55) categories.

Team Titleist was on-site early in the week to capture all of the sights and sounds from around the course and on the practice grounds, so check out the slideshow above for a tour inside the ropes.

Good luck to all of #TeamTitleist this weekend! 

 

Titleist Brand Ambassador Brooks Koepka has made solid driving a cornerstone of his game. And in the video above, Brooks shares a few of his keys on proper setup, ball position and swing mechanics that will help you split more fairways with your drives.

Fast Facts: A three-time All-American golfer at Florida State University, winner of three events on the European Challenge Tour and a 2014 PGA Tour rookie, Brooks currently ranks 5th on Tour in Driving Distance with a 306.1-yard average.

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Titleist Brand Ambassador Tom Pernice birdied the second hole of an all-Pro V1x playoff with Doug Garwood to win the Champions Tour's Principal Charity Classic. Pernice closed with a 3-under 69 that included a dramatic 30-foot chip-in on the 17th hole that helped him seize the clubhouse lead at 12-under 204. Garwood birdied the final two holes of regulation to force the playoff that would ultimately end with Pernice's 8-foot birdie putt.

Pernice’s win marks the seventh for Titleist golf ball loyalists through the first 10 events on the 2014 Champions Tour, seven times the nearest competitor with 1.

What's in Tom Pernice, Jr.'s Bag?

Golf Ball: Pro V1x
Driver: Titleist 913D3 (8.5º) with Mitsubishi Rayon Diamana S+ series 62 shaft, X-flex, A•1 SureFit Hosel setting
Fairway: 913F (15º, 19º) with Mitsubishi Rayon Diamana S+ series 62 shaft
Hybrid: 913H (17º, 21º),with Fujikura Speeder HB 904 shafts
Irons:
 AP2 (714 Series) 4-9 with True Temper DG S00 shafts
Wedges: Vokey Design Spin Milled 5 (SM5) (46º, 54º, 60º) with True Temper Dynamic Gold shafts
Putter:
Scotty Cameron Futura X prototype

"I really hit the ball good all week and really kept the ball in play in the fairway when I needed to and holed some key shots at key times,” said Pernice after the victory.

Congratulations, Tom!

Titleist Pro V1x golf ball loyalist Stacy Lewis closed with a 4-under par 67 to capture her second win of the season at the ShopRite LPGA Classic, marking the tenth LPGA Tour title of her career. Lewis posted a 16-under par 197 victory total, six shots clear of the field and one shot shy of the tournament record.

On the European Tour, Titleist Pro V1x golf ball loyalist Thongchai Jaidee birdied the first hole of a three-way playoff to capture the Nordea Masters for his sixth European Tour crown. Jaidee fired a final-round 7-under 65 for a 16-under 272 to take the clubhouse lead before being matched by his two fellow playoff competitors, one of whom was Titleist Brand Ambassador Victor Dubuisson.

Titleist Brand Ambassador Tom Pernice, Jr. trusted his Pro V1x golf ball and a full bag of Titleist clubs to top Doug Garwood in an all-Pro V1x playoff at the Principal Charity Classic. Both players posted 12-under 204 totals before Pernice biridied the second extra hole to claim his third career Champions Tour victory.

On the Korean Tour, where 11 of the 12 players who finished among the top-10 and ties relied upon Titleist golf balls for their success, Woo-Hyun Kim fired a final round 6-under par 66 to claim his first career Korean Tour win at the Happiness SongHak Construction Open. Kim shot four consecutive rounds in the 60’s (including a first round 62) en-route to a 20-under par 264 victory total, five shots clear of fellow Titleist Pro V1x golf ball loyalists Il-Hwan Park and Tae-Hoon Kim.

And wrapping up the winning weekend, Pro V1x loyalist Joel Dahmen carded a 4-under 68 in Vancouver on Sunday to come from behind and win the inaugural PC Financial Open. Dahmen posted a 16-under-par 272 total in earning his first career victory on the PGA Tour Canada.

With five more wins this week, Titleist’s year-to-date victory count advances to 70. That's more than four times the nearest competitor with 16 and more than all competitors combined.

In total, 9,457 players have teed up Titleist golf balls in competition on the 2014 worldwide professional tours, more than six times the nearest competitor with 1,551 and more than all competitors combined.

THE TITLEIST LEADERBOARD  |  WEEK ENDING MAY 25, 2014

TourEventTitleist Golf Ball PlayersNearest Competitor
PGA Tour The Memorial Tournament 73 14
European Tour Nordea Masters 108 22
LPGA Tour ShopRite LPGA Classic 100 14
Champions Tour Principal Charity Classic 57 9
Japan Tour Gateway to the Open miz Open 60 52
Korean Tour Happiness SongHak Construction Open 120 15
Canadian Tour PC Financial Open 92 30
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