The #1 Ball in Golf - 2014 Wins

 

Titleist is the #1 ball for more players and more champions across the worldwide professional tours. To date, Titleist golf ball players have recorded 144 victories around the world in 2014, compared to 34 for the nearest competitor. Since its introduction in 2000, the Pro V1 golf ball franchise has been the golf ball of choice for more than 2,000 champions worldwide.

Below is a listing of tournaments won by Titleist golf ball players on the major worldwide professional tours in 2014.

TOUR (wins)
TOURNAMENT PLAYER BALL MODEL
 

 

PGA TOUR (24) Frys.com Open Jimmy Walker Pro V1
  Shriners Hospitals for Children Open Webb Simpson Pro V1x
  CIMB Asia Pacific Classic Winner Pro V1x
  The McGladrey Classic Winner Pro V1x
  OHL Classic at Mayakoba Winner Pro V1x
  Hyundai Tournament of Champions Zach Johnson Pro V1x
  Sony Open in Hawaii Jimmy Walker Pro V1
  Farmers Insurance Open Scott Stallings Pro V1x
  AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am Jimmy Walker Pro V1
  Northern Trust Open Bubba Watson Pro V1x
  Puerto Rico Open Chesson Hadley Pro V1x
  Valspar Championship John Senden Pro V1
  Valero Texas Open Steven Bowditch Pro V1x
  Shell Houston Open Matt Jones Pro V1x
  THE MASTERS Bubba Watson Pro V1x
  HP Byron Nelson Championship Brendon Todd Pro V1x
  Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial Adam Scott Pro V1
  FedEx St. Jude Classic Ben Crane Pro V1x
  Travelers Championship Kevin Streelman Pro V1x
  Greenbrier Classic Angel Cabrera Pro V1x
  RBC Canadian Open Tim Clark Pro V1
  Barracuda Open Geoff Ogilvy Pro V1x
  The Barclays Hunter Mahan Pro V1x
  Deutsche Bank Championship Winner Pro V1x
       
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Titleist Brand Ambassador Alexander Levy claimed his second-career European Tour victory at the Portugal Masters. Levy finished the shortened event with an 18-under-par 128 total. Levy became the first player on the European Tour to win with the new Titleist 915 driver, fairway metal and hybrid.

At the LPGA's Sime Darby Open, Titleist Pro V1x loyalist Shanshan Feng rallied to win by playing a six-hole stretch on the final nine in 6-under-par. Feng, who was four strokes behind the overnight leader entering the final round, closed with a bogey-free 8-under par 63 for a three-stroke victory, the fourth of her career.

Titleist Pro V1x loyalist Kirk Triplett claimed his second career Champions Tour victory at the SAS Championship. Triplett finished with a 14-under-par 202 victory total.

To round out the weeks success, Titleist Brand Ambassador Sanghyun Park claimed victory at The KJ Choi Invitational presented by CJ. Park closed with a 6-under-par 66 en route to a 21-under-par 267 victory total, two shots clear of fellow Pro V1x golf ball loyalist Kim Taehoon.

TEAM TITLEIST BY THE NUMBERS

With another four wins this week, Titleist’s year-to-date victory count advances to 144. That's more than four times the nearest competitor with 34 and more than all competitors combined.

In total, 20,395 players have teed up Titleist golf balls in competition on the 2014 worldwide professional tours, nearly six times the nearest competitor with 3,382 and more than all competitors combined.


THE TITLEIST LEADERBOARD  |  WEEK ENDING October 12, 2014

TourEventTitleist Golf Ball PlayersNearest Competitor
European Tour Portugal Masters 85 16
LPGA Tour Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia 54 8
Champions Tour SAS Championship 54 8
Korean Tour KJ Choi Invitational 85 12

The PGA Tour season kicks off this week, and the first stop of the 2014-2015 season is the North Course at the Silverado Resort and Spa for the Frys.com Open. Hosting the event for the first time, the North Course has recently been renovated and lengthened to 7,203 yards to provide a stern test for the best players in the world.

While most of the field is seeing the course for the first time, many players agree that driving the golf ball well will be the key to success.

"I think it's important to hit it in the fairway because of the type of grasses and the rough. It's going to be difficult to control your ball out of the rough." Said Titleist Pro V1x loyalist Lee Westwood. "It's a very nice golf course to play and will be very challenging"

Titleist Brand Ambassador Tim Clark agrees with Lee's sentiments.

"It's a great golf course... it's going to reward good play, and if you struggle you're going to see that in the scores, too. It's a tough driving course and for me I feel like there's some really narrow holes out there"

To play well this week and get off to a fast start to the season, players will have to trust their their games, and their equipment.

Fast Fact: The last three Frys.com Open Champions have been Titleist golf ball loyalists. Bryce Molder (2011), Jonas Blixt (2012) and Jimmy Walker (2013) 

BY THE NUMBERS: 2014 Frys.com Open

 Titleist is the overwhelming golf ball of choice with 92 players in the field trusting a Titleist Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball for their success. That’s more than five times the nearest competitor with 17 and more than all competitors combined.

Titleist was also the top choice among players in the irons (39) and sand, lob and approach wedge (148) and putter (57) categories.


SHOTS AND SCENES

 Titleist Brand Ambassador Jimmy Walker splits the 4th fairway with his 915F fairway metal.  Jimmy kicked off a remarkable 3-win campaign last season with his victory at the 2013 Frys.com Open.

 Titleist Brand Ambassador Bryce Molder,  the 2011 Frys.com Open champion, has his sights set on another fast start to kick off his 2014/2015 PGA TOUR season.

 Pro V1x loyalist Lee Westwood lofts a delicate chip onto the 5th green at Silverado CC.

 Titleist Brand Ambassador Tim Clark went flag hunting with this CB iron approach at the 6th hole during second round action.

 Jonas Blixt, the 2012 Frys.com Open champion puts a pure roll on his Pro V1x golf ball at the 16th hole at Silverado.

The “low checker,” the “skipper” or the “one hop and stop shot” – it has many names and it’s one shot that just about every golfer would love to add to their short game arsenal.

Seeing a ball stop on a dime next to the pin is a thrill every golfer wants to experience, and with the help of Titleist Staff Professional James Sieckmann, we can all learn how to hit this shot. 

James' keys to keeping the ball low, with a lot of spin in order to maximize control. 

>> Keep the hands close to the body with a lot of hinge on the take-away.

>> Stay on top of the ball during the backswing.

>> Shift your weight towards the target on the down swing. 

Take these tips to the practice range and check out the entire collection of 18 Shots videos by clicking on the image below. 

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We continue our exploration of the new technology and benefits featured in the 915 family of metals with a closer look at the Radial Speed Face design. We went behind the scenes to ask the experts and here is what they had to say… 

Working in combination with the Active Recoil Channel, the Radial Speed Face increases ball speed on off-center hits for more distance and more consistent speeds across the clubface.

The high-speed, variable thickness face insert has a central thick portion, but is thinner and organically tapered as you move out from center. During the development of 915, Titleist R&D identified specific areas on the face insert, particularly in the heel and toe, which could be thinned further to increase performance on off-center hits.

“Active Recoil Channel and the Radial Speed Face are two technologies that really work well together,” said Dan Stone, Vice President of Research and Development, Titleist Golf Clubs. “ARC does an excellent job increasing ball speeds overall, however, its biggest effect happens low on the club face where the channel is positioned. As you move off center and mishit heel or toe, that’s where the Radial Speed Face insert kicks in –you’re getting more flex in those areas which helps generate more speed.

“The speed consistency on heel and toe hits is one of the first things Tour players are noticing. They don’t hit it off-center too often, but when they do it’s often a pressure situation when they need forgiveness the most.”

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