At the U.S. Open this week, scrambling from around the green to save par or convert a birdie is going to be essential to successfully navigating the Pinehurst No. 2 layout.

And in this tip, PGA Professional and TPI Cofounder Dave Phillips shares his advice on how to execute the same greenside shot with a wedge, hybrid and putter. Check out the video above and add another option to your short game.


Each year, the U.S. Open presents one of the toughest challenges of the PGA Tour season. And as players prepare for the second major test, they know that it’s going to take a combination of precision shot making and determined focus to take home top honors this year at Pinehurst No. 2

Check out the video above and hear what Titleist Brand Ambassadors Adam ScottJimmy WalkerJason DufnerWebb SimpsonMatt Jones and Zach Johnson along with Titleist golf ball loyalists Bubba WatsonHunter Mahan, Henrik Stenson, Lee Westwood and Rickie Fowler have to say about playing in the U.S. Open.


The first U.S. Open was played in 1895 at Newport Country Club in Newport, Rhode Island and in addition to a legacy of challenging course setups that place a premium on Par, another special constant is that the event is open to any amateur with an up-to-date USGA handicap index of 1.4 or lower… all they need to do is qualify.

And while qualifying isn’t an easy task, the opportunity to tee it up for a chance to face one of the toughest tests of golf and compete side-by-side with the world’s best players is truly unique.

Watch the video above as Titleist Brand Ambassadors Adam Scott, Jimmy Walker, Jason Dufner and Webb Simpson along with Titleist golf ball loyalists Bubba Watson and Rickie Fowler (among others) share their thoughts about qualifying for the U.S. Open.


The field is set and the players are ready for the challenge ahead of them at Pinehurst No. 2. And once again, the majority of players in the field will put their trust in a Titleist golf ball - The #1 ball played at the U.S. Open for 66 years... and still counting.

Welcome to U.S. Open week.


Facing a 30-hole marathon of golf on Sunday morning at the FedEx St. Jude Classic, Titleist Brand Ambassador Ben Crane was able to successfully navigate the challenging TPC Southwind layout to cap-off a wire-to-wire victory and claim his fifth career PGA Tour title. 

So let's take a closer look at the Titleist equipment that Ben trusted en route to his win this weekend...

What's in Ben Crane's Bag?

Golf Ball: Pro V1x
Driver: Titleist 913D2 (9.5º) with Mitsubishi Bassara 50 shaft, X-flex, B•2 SureFit Hosel setting
Fairway: 913F.d (18º) with Mitsubishi Diamana White +82 62 shaft, X-flex
Hybrid: 910H (21º) with UST Axiv Core 100 shaft, X-flex
 712U (4-iron) AP2 (714 Series) 5-9 with Aerotech i95 S shafts
Wedges: Vokey Design Spin Milled 4 (SM4) (48º) with Aerotech i95 S shaft and Vokey Design Spin Milled 4 (SM4) ( 56º, 60º) with True Temper Dynamic Gold shafts

Congratulations, Ben!

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