WEEKEND HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE WORLDWIDE PROFESSIONAL TOURS:

Returning to the Titleist Pro V1x golf ball with which he won the 2013 CIMB Classic, the 2014 champion successfully defended his title by firing a final round 5-under 67 on Sunday for a three-shot win over three players, including Titleist Brand Ambassador Kevin Na. The winner finished with a 17-under 271 victory total at Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club in Malaysia.

At the BMW Masters on the European Tour, Titleist Pro V1x loyalist Marcel Siem chipped in for birdie on the first hole of a three-way playoff that included Titleist Brand Ambassador Alexander Levy. Siem closed with a 16-under-par 272 total at the first of four events in the Race to Dubai Final Series.

It was an all Titleist Brand Ambassador playoff at the Champions Tour season-ending Charles Schwab Cup Championship, where Tom Pernice, Jr. topped Jay Haas with a birdie on the fourth extra hole. Pernice closed with a 3-under-par 67 to earn a spot in the playoff and claim his fourth career Champions Tour title.

On the South African Tour, Titleist Pro V1x loyalist Keith Horne claimed his second title of the 2014 season by closing with a 5-under par 67 to win the Vodacom Origins of Golf Final by one shot. Horne finished with a 13-under-par 203 victory total to claim his seventh career Sunshine Tour title.

Titleist Brand Ambassador Ryan Lynch captured the WA PGA Championship, one shot clear of fellow Titleist Pro V1x loyalists Peter Cooke and Chris Gaunt. The win was Lynch's first career victory on the Australasian Tour.

To round out the week's action, the winner of the Peru Open on the LatinoAmerican Tour trusted a Pro V1x golf ball to shoot a 14-under-par 274 victory total.

TITLEIST BY THE NUMBERS

 With another six wins this week, Titleist’s year-to-date victory count advances to 157. That's more than three times the nearest competitor with 42 and more than all competitors combined.

In total, 21,604 players have teed up Titleist golf balls in competition on the 2014 worldwide professional tours, more than six times the nearest competitor with 3,647 and more than all competitors combined.


THE TITLEIST LEADERBOARD  |  WEEK ENDING October 26, 2014

TourEventTitleist Golf Ball PlayersNearest Competitor
PGA Tour co / Asian Tour CIMB Classic 41 14
European Tour BMW Masters 39 12
LPGA Tour Fubon LPGA Taiwan Championship 56 6
Champions Tour Charles Schwab Cup Championship 21 3
South African Tour Vodacom Origins of Golf Final 53 14
Australasian Tour WA PGA Championship 88 16

Golf is not always played in calm conditions. Many times, knowing how to adjust to the wind is as important as selecting the right club or reading the correct break on a putt. 

In the latest edition of 18 Shots, Titleist Staff Professional Claude Harmon III shows us multiple ways to play a shot against a left-to-right wind. If a player chooses to ride the wind, Claude suggests to:

>>> Set up with an open stance with the ball forward

>>> Swing with an outside-to-in club path 

If the best option is to fight the wind, Claude suggests to:

>>> Set up with a closed stance with the ball back

>>> Swing with a more inside-to-out path

Be sure to try these tips out next time you are playing in windy conditions and check out the entire collection of 18 Shots videos in the link below.

The PGA Tour is in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for the CIMB Classic. Being held at Kuala Lumpur G&CC’s West course, the CIMB Classic is a co-sanctioned event with the Asian Golf Tour, giving fans the chance to see the best players from all over the world. 

The 7,000 yard par-72 West course offers players a chance to be very aggressive off the tee which sets up many opportunities for birdies and low scores.

"You know, there's driver off a lot of holes...It gives you options even on the par 5s and allows you to be aggressive," says defending champion and Titleist Pro V1x Loyalist Lee Westwood.

Players are also focused on the importance of playing well in the next two events in hopes of setting up a strong season. Last season's FedExCup Champion and Pro V1x Loyalist Billy Horschel believes this week can help set up success for the rest of the season. 

"Playing here this week and playing next week in Shanghai, if I can get two good tournaments under my belt and hopefully a victory, it can help me possibly win the FedExCup next year," said Horschel. 

With low scores on the horizon and valuable FedExCup points at stake, there is sure to be a lot of action at this week's CIMB Classic. 

BY THE NUMBERS: 2014 CIMB Classic

Titleist is the golf ball of choice with 41 players in this limited field event trusting a Titleist Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball for their success - more than all competitors combined.

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

“That 8-iron worked out pretty perfect there on 17,” said Titleist Brand Ambassador Robert Streb moments after sitting down at his post-round press conference as he reflected on his dramatic playoff win at the McGladrey Classic.

This shot on the second hole of the three-man playoff put Robert in prime position to cap off an impressive final-round performance. After steadying his nerves, Robert converted the birdie putt and secured his first career PGA Tour victory.

Robert started the day five-strokes off the lead but went on to author a stellar round that included a total of 9 birdies (not including the playoff clinching 74th hole). This was the exclamation point to a week of steady play for Robert where he carded all four rounds in the 60s and posted a 14-under-par 266. 

The key to Robert’s early season success and confidence on the course…

“Just trying to improve, trying to get better, and obviously it paid off pretty big today.”

We’d agree.  Congratulations, Robert!

Let's take a closer look at the equipment Robert used to win this past weekend. 

#TeamTitleist

Titleist Brand Ambasador Robert Streb fired a final round 7-under-par 63 to earn a spot in a three-way all-Titleist golf ball playoff and claim victory over Titleist Brand Ambassador Brendon de Jonge and Titleist Pro V1x Loyalist Will MacKenzie at the McGladrey Classic. The 63 marked the lowest round of Streb's young career and capped off an impressive 14-under-par 266 victory total.

Robert credits his impressive play to a renewed focus on all aspects of his game. Robert ranked in the Top 15 in Driving Distance (6), Strokes Gained Tee to Green (13) and Strokes Gained Putting (2).

"I'm just trying to improve. Trying to get wedges closer, putt better, drive it better. Just kind of try to keep steadily improving in all aspects," said Streb.

The victory also punches Robert's ticket to next year's Masters, a major accomplishment for the man who listed playing Augusta National as the number one goal on his list.

"Very excited. You know, you spend so much time watching Augusta on TV as a kid and I'm just very thrilled, and just excited to see what it's like."

Congratulations on your great play, Robert! 

WEEKEND HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE WORLDWIDE PROFESSIONAL TOURS:

Titleist Pro V1 Loyalist Lee-Anne Pace earned her first career LPGA Tour victory at the rain-shortened Blue Bay LPGA. Pace posted a 16-under-par 200 victory total to finish three shots ahead of Pro V1x Loyalist Caroline Masson.

At the AT&T Championship on the Champions Tour, Titleist Pro V1x golf ball loyalist Michael Allen converted a 5-foot birdie putt to claim a two shot victory with a 15-under-par 201 victory total.

TITLEIST BY THE NUMBERS

With another three wins this week, Titleist’s year-to-date victory count advances to 151. That's more than three times the nearest competitor with 40 and more than all competitors combined.

In total, 21,307 players have teed up Titleist golf balls in competition on the 2014 worldwide professional tours, more than six times the nearest competitor with 3,574 and more than all competitors combined.


THE TITLEIST LEADERBOARD  |  WEEK ENDING October 26, 2014

TourEventTitleist Golf Ball PlayersNearest Competitor
PGA Tour The McGladrey Classic 86 15
LPGA Tour Blue Bay LPGA 56 7
Champions Tour AT&T Championship 54 8
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