Across the world of golf, the winning momentum continued for Titleist golf ball players, as Pro V1 loyalist Bernhard Langer kicked off the 2014 Champions Tour season with a commanding victory at the Mitsubishi Electric Championship.  Langer birdied five of the last six holes Sunday to pull away from the field in the winners-only event and capture his 19th career Champions Tour title by three shots.

Langer was among 30 players in the 41-man field at Hualalai who put their trust in Titleist golf balls, ten times the nearest competitor with 3.  A similar theme was repeated on the PGA, European PGA and Asian Tours this week, where a vote of confidence was again cast for the #1 ball in golf.  All told, a combined 477 players relied on Pro V1 and Pro V1x golf balls across the worldwide professional tours this week, nine times the nearest competitor with 53. 

To date, 1,312 players have teed up Titleist golf balls in competition on the 2014 worldwide professional tours, more than five times the nearest competitor with 225 and more than all competitors combined.

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CHAMPIONS TOUR:  Ten times as many players relied upon Titleist (30) golf balls at the Mitsubishi Electric Championship than the nearest competitor (3). Titleist was also the top choice in irons (13), wedges (34) and putters (12).

The 56-year-old Langer fired his second straight 8-under 64 to post a 54-hole winning total of 22-under 194. The win marks the first victory for Langer since last April, and his second Mitsubishi Electric Championship title (he captured his first in 2005).

"It's a new year and my goal was to get over the hurdle and win as soon as possible," said Langer after the victory. "I'm very pleased and extremely blessed to play golf like this. To be 22 under doesn't happen very often."

Two players finished tied for 2nd at 19-under, including Pro V1 loyalist Jeff Sluman. Titleist Brand Ambassador Jay Haas, one of eight 60-year-olds in the field of 41, birdied the final hole to shoot 7-under 65 and finish alone in 4th, another two shots back.

After impressive wins in Hawaii by Titleist Brand Ambassadors Zach Johnson and Jimmy Walker, the western swing shifts fully into gear this week, as the PGA Tour returns once again to California's Coachella Valley for the Humana Challenge.

Historically, this pro-am event has been a shootout. Last year, the three host courses (Arnold Palmer Private Course at PGA WEST, Jack Nicklaus Private Course at PGA WEST and La Quinta Country Club) ranked as the three easiest used in 2013. To underscore that bit of trivia, consider that the cut line at the 2013 Humana fell at 10-under 206! It promises to be an exciting and entertaining week as players will be firing at every pin and leaving no putt short.

And as the official counts come in,Titleist is the overwhelming top choice in golf balls at the Humana Challenge with 98 players in the field of 156 relying upon a Pro V1 or Pro V1x, more than five times the nearest competitor with 19. Titleist was also the favorite in the iron sets (41) and sand, lob and approach wedge (159) categories.

Check out the slideshow above to go inside the ropes and see how the players including Titleist Brand Ambassadors Geoff Ogilvy, Brendon DeJonge, Tyrone van Aswegen, Jason Bohn and Brad Fritsch, among others, are preparing to go low in the California desert.

Good luck to the field!

Following up on his breakthrough victory at the season-opening Frys.com Open in October, Titleist Brand Ambassador Jimmy Walker became the first multiple winner of the 2013-2014 PGA Tour season yesterday, capturing the SONY Open in Hawaii. Trusting his Pro V1 golf ball and a full bag of Titleist golf clubs, Walker birdied four of his last six holes in his winning performance, firing a bogey-free final round of 7-under par 63.

And as the PGA European Tour resumed action after the brief holiday break, Pro V1x loyalist Louis Oosthuizen overcame a one-shot deficit with two holes to play to successfully defend his title at the Volvo Golf Champions.

With two more victories in the young season, the momentum continues for Titleist golf ball players, who have now earned 9 victories across the Worldwide Professional Tours in 2014, more than four times the nearest competitor with 2 and more than all other golf balls combined.

In total, 1,015 players have teed up Titleist golf balls in competition on the 2014 worldwide professional tours, more than five times the nearest competitor with 173 and more than all competitors combined.

Let's review the action from around the golfing world with the Team Titleist Tour Recap.

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PGA TOUR:  More than four times as many players relied upon Titleist (88) golf balls at the SONY Open in Hawaii than the nearest competitor (21). Titleist was also the top choice in irons (35), wedges (146) and putters (54).

Jimmy Walker posted a 17-under 263 total on the par-70 Waialae CC layout, good for a one-shot margin of victory at the first full-field event this year. Walker, who has played six events on the new wraparound PGA Tour schedule, has made all six cuts, posted five top 25’s, three top 10’s and now has two victories.

During this span he is now a combined 69-under par. He's now established a commanding lead in the FedExCup Playoff race with 1,233 points, 302 points clear of his closest pursuer.

Walker’s win gives Titleist Brand Ambassadors the Hawaiian Sweep, as he follows up Zach Johnson’s victory at last week’s Hyundai Tournament of Champions at Kapalua on Maui.

“I stayed patient,” Walker said after the win. “I made a really key par putt on 14 and the string of birdies there [down the stretch] was pretty awesome. Today was awesome. I felt in control all day – emotions, mentally and physically and all that. It was really cool golf today.”

What's in Jimmy Walker's Bag?

Golf Ball: Pro V1
Driver: 913D2 (8.5º) driver with Mitsubishi Diamana Blue 72 X shaft
Fairways: 913F.d (18º) fairway metal with Fujikura Motore VC8.2 TS X shaft
Irons: MB (714) irons (3-9) with Dynamic Gold X100 shafts
Wedges: Vokey Design SM4 pitching (48º), sand (54º) and lob (60º) wedges with Dynamic Gold X100 shafts
Putter: Scotty Cameron Tour Rat 2 prototype

TITLEIST LEADERBOARD: Walker topped a leaderboard that featured 6 of the top 7 finishers trusting Titleist golf balls for their success.

Titleist Brand Ambassador Marc Leishman birdied four of his last five holes to finish solo 5th, four shots behind Walker. Leishman put new prototype Vokey Design Spin Milled 5 (SM5) pitching (48º) and sand wedges (54º), as well as a new prototype lob (60º) wedge in his bag for the first time this week.

Titleist golf ball loyalist Ryan Palmer (Pro V1x) eagled the 18th hole on both Saturday and Sunday and was one of 12 players who finished in a tie for 8th place at 10-under par 270 .

Joining Palmer at T8 were Titleist Brand Ambassadors Adam Scott (Pro V1), Zach Johnson (Pro V1x) and Kevin Na (Pro V1x), as well as Titleist golf ball loyalist Charles Howell III (Pro V1x).

Titleist Brand Ambassador John Peterson put a set of new AP2 (714) irons in his bag this week and finished in a tie for 20th at 9-under 271 after firing four consecutive rounds in the 60’s.

Players relying upon Titleist golf balls have now won 7 of the first 8 events on the 2013-14 PGA TOUR schedule.

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PGA EUROPEAN TOUR: Twenty-two players in the field of 36 relied upon Titleist golf balls for their success, more than four times the nearest competitor with 5.

Louis Oosthuizen birdied the last two holes of his final round to overcome a one-shot deficit, card a closing 4-under par 68 and win by one shot. Oosthuizen finished with a 12-under 276 victory total.

Oosthuizen has started each of the last four calendar years with a victory after winning the Volvo Golf Champions last January and the Africa Open to begin his 2011 and 2012 campaigns.

"It was nerve-wracking through the round,’ said Oosthuizen, “but I finished strong and I'm just happy that I got it done. It's an awesome start for the year. Confidence-wise it's great.”

Pro V1 loyalist Joost Luiten tied for 3rd place, two shots behind Oosthuizen, while Titleist Brand Ambassador Victor Dubuisson and Pro V1x loyalist Padraig Harrington were among three players tied for 5th, another shot back. Luiten recorded his first career albatross with a 2 on the par 5 10th hole during Friday’s second round.

The aloha spirit continues to shine this week on the PGA Tour as the first full-field event of 2014 is underway at Waialae Country Club – host of the Sony Open in Hawaii.

And as many players look to jump start their 2014 campaigns, 88 players in the field will trust a Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball for their success, more than four-times the nearest competitor with 21 and more than all competitors combined.

Titleist was also the top choice in the iron (35), sand, lob and approach wedges (147) and putter (54) categories.

Good luck to all of #TeamTitleist!

Picking up where he left off in 2013 by winning the Northwestern Mutual World Challenge, Titleist Brand Ambassador Zach Johnson earned his 11th official PGA TOUR title with a one-shot win over fellow Titleist Brand Ambassador Jordan Spieth at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions.

Johnson, who earned a spot in the field by capturing the 2013 BMW Championship, closed with a 7-under par 66, which tied for the best score of the day, en route to a 19-under par 273 victory total. Johnson trusted his Pro V1x golf ball to navigate the terrain of the par 73 Plantation Course at Kapalua Resort in Maui that stretches to 7,452 yards.

This also marks his second win in as many events with a new set of AP2 (714 series) irons he put in the bag for the first time at the World Challenge last month. He will be seeking an Hawaiian sweep when he heads to the Sony Open in Hawaii at the Waialae Country Club in Honolulu this week - an event he won in 2009.

What's in Zach Johnson's Bag?

Golf Ball: Pro V1x
Driver: 913D2 (8.5º) driver with Mitsubishi Diamana Blue 73 X shaft
Fairways: 913F.d (15º) fairway metal with Fujikura Motore VC7.0 X shaft and 913F (17º) fairway metal with Diamana Blue B80 X shaft
Hybrid: 909H (21º) hybrid with Speeder 904 S shaft
Irons: AP1 4-iron (712) with Dynamic Gold X100 shaft and AP2 (714) irons (5-9) with Dynamic Gold X100 shafts
Wedges: Vokey Design SM4 pitching (48º), sand (54º) and lob (60º) wedges with Dynamic Gold S400

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TOP CHOICE(S):  Titleist topped the ball count at the Hyundai TOC with 19 (63%) players in the field of 30, nearly five times more than the nearest competitor with 4 ... With 19 more players trusting a Pro V1 or Pro V1x , Titleist increased its 2013-14 PGA TOUR player count to 453, more than five times the nearest competitor with 84 … With the wraparound schedule being utilized on the U.S. PGA and European Tours, Titleist already owns an overwhelming ball count of 840 players, compared to 134 for its nearest competitor … Titleist was also the Hyundai TOC favorite in irons (8/27%), sand, lob and approach wedges (26/39%) and putters (10/33%) ... Eight players (27%) also teed off with a Titleist driver, one shy of the leader.

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TITLEIST LEADERBOARD: The top five finishers and eight of the top 10 all relied upon Titleist golf balls for their success at the Hyundai TOC.  Following the 1-2 finish of Johnson (Pro V1x) and Spieth (Pro V1x) was fellow Titleist Brand Ambassador Webb Simpson (Pro V1x) and Titleist golf ball loyalist Kevin Streelman (Pro V1x), who tied for third, a shot behind Spieth.   Jason Dufner (Pro V1) was solo fifth, one shot ahead of fellow Titleist Brand Ambassador Adam Scott (Pro V1) and Titleist golf ball loyalist Billy Horschel (Pro V1x), who were among four players who tied for sixth … Horschel fired a final round 7-under par 66, tying Zach Johnson for low score of the day … Titleist golf ball loyalists have won six of the first seven events on the 2013-14 PGA TOUR … Even prior to his victory, Johnson led the Hyundai TOC field in official PGA TOUR victories with 10.

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SPIETH AMONG TEE-THROUGH-GREEN LEADERS:  After researching his performance stats, it was no surprise that Jordan Spieth threatened to earn his second career PGA TOUR title … Trusting Titleist equipment from tee-to-green, the PGA TOUR Rookie of the Year finished 8th in Driving Distance (275.1 ypd), T2 in Greens in Regulation (83.33%), 4th in Strokes Gained Putting (1.005) and 10th in Putts Per Greens in Regulation (1.733).  He also posted the tournament’s second longest drive with a 396 yard blast on Monday and just two bogeys over 72 holes.

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