The PGA Championship is under way and off to an exciting start. The best players in the world, including 98 of the top 100 golfers, will be competing to win the prestigious Wanamaker Trophy in hopes of ending the 2014 major season on a high note. 

 With history at stake and valuable Ryder Cup points up for grabs, the stakes are high. And when it comes to performing their best on the biggest stage, Titleist is the overwhelming golf ball of choice with 81 players in the field trusting a Titleist Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball for their success. That’s more than three times the nearest competitor with 26 and more than all competitors combined.

Titleist was also the top choice among players in the irons (42) and sand, lob and approach wedge (133) categories.

Good luck to all of #TeamTitleist this weekend!

It's no secret that placing your tee shot in the perfect position is going to help you set up the ideal approach into the green. So how can we help improve our chances of getting into that prime position off the tee?

As Titleist Staff Professional Michael Breed explains in our latest episode of 18 Shots Presented by Titleist, it starts with planning the right strategy and playing the best shot for the shape of the hole. Michael also walks us through his approach for how to attack a hole that requires a cut shot and he also demonstrates his keys to executing a controlled fade.

Watch the video above to learn how to add this shot to your game. And be sure to check out all of the great drills and advice featured in the 18 Shots series by clicking on the image below.

Welcome to the 96th PGA Championship

Countless hours of practice have been logged. Hundreds of competitive rounds have been played. And all of the preparation brings us to the final major of the 2014 PGA Tour season – the PGA Championship.

As the major season culminates this week at Valhalla Golf Club, the focus level and determination of the field will be amplified as players look to claim the Wanamaker Trophy and have their name etched in history as a Major Champion.

The PGA Championship is always a special tournament that historically features some of the more exciting finishes, so we caught up with Titleist Brand Ambassadors Jason DufnerAdam Scott, Zach Johnson, Webb Simpson, Jordan Spieth and Jimmy Walker along with golf ball loyalists Henrik Stenson, Billy Horschel, Lee Westwood, Bubba Watson, Hunter Mahan, Louis Oosthuizen and Rickie Fowler to get their perspective on this unique challenge.

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It was a big Sunday for Titleist Brand Ambassador Geoff Ogilvy this past weekend at the Barracuda Championship where he not only took home top honors but also punched his ticket to this week's PGA Championship, earned a spot at next year's Tournament of Champions in Kapalua and jumped up 65 spots on the FedEx Cup standings.

Geoff also became the first player to win on the PGA Tour with a new Titleist 915 prototype driver in his bag.

As Geoff said in his post round interview, "It was a satisfying win", and we would certainly agree.

So let's take a look inside the bag at the Titleist equipment Geoff trusted en route to his victory this weekend...

What's in Geoff's Bag?

Golf Ball: Pro V1x
Driver: Titleist 915 Prototype Driver (9.5) With Aldila Rogue 70 (X) shaft, and SureFit Tour Hosel Setting A•1 
Fairway Wood: Titleist 913 FD (15º)  
Irons: 714 CB (2 iron) 714 MB (3-9)
Wedges: Vokey Design Spin Milled SM5 48, 54, 60

Congratulations, Geoff!

An international field has assembled in Akron, Ohio this week for the WGC Invitational at Firestone CC. Featuring 76 of the best golfers in the world from 22 different countries, the field will be tested by the difficult 7,343-yard South Course as players look to claim the prestigious title and build momentum leading into next week's PGA Championship.

 With one of the largest purses of the season and bonus FedEx Cup points at stake, it's no surprise that 42 players in the limited field will trust a Titleist Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball for their success.

That’s more than four times the nearest competitor with 9 and more than all competitors combined.

Titleist was also the top choice among players in the hybrids (12), irons (23) and sand, lob and approach wedge (63) categories. Titleist also shared the top spot in the driver category with 21 drivers in play.

Good luck to all of #TeamTitleist this weekend!

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