It was a memorable Sunday for Titleist Brand Ambassador Bud Cauley as he captured his first career professional victory and secured his PGA Tour card for the 2014-2015 season.  

Bud discussed just how much the victory meant to him in his post-round interview, "I’ve dreamt of winning golf tournaments on Tour... It was a lot of fun today. Winning is what we aspire to do."

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

What's in Bud's Bag?

Golf Ball: Pro V1x
Driver: Titleist 913D2 (7.5) with Graphite Design DI 6 (X) shaft, and SureFit Tour Hosel Setting B•1 
Fairway Wood: Titleist 910 Fd (13.5º) with UST V2 86 (X) shaft, and SureFit Tour Hosel Setting A•4
Fairway Wood: Titleist 913 Fd (18º) with Fujikura Motore TS 8.2 (X) shaft, and SureFit Tour Hosel Setting D•4
Irons: AP2 714 (3 iron) 714 MB (4-9) with Dynamic Gold S400 shafts
Wedges: Vokey Design Spin Milled SM5 48.08, 56.14 and 60.11
Putter: Scotty Cameron Newport 2 Prototype

Congratulations, Bud!

#TeamTitleist

The second event of the FedEx Playoffs is underway and the top 100 players in the race will be looking to go low in order to capture the Deutsche Bank Championship. The 7,241, par-72 TPC Boston layout in Norton, Massachusetts is designed with wide fairways and many risk-reward holes, forcing the players to stay aggressive in hopes of keeping pace with the leaders. 

"If you're in position out here, you can be aggressive...everybody knows you're going to have to go out and make birdies" said former champion and Titleist Brand Ambassador Charley Hoffman, who ranks 33rd on the FedEx Cup points list.

"You've got to get to 20-something under. There are guys shooting 60, 61, 62, every year out here"

Points leader and Pro V1x loyalist Hunter Mahan realizes that while there are many opportunities to be make birdies, players still need to properly plan and execute.

"The wind blowing right now should dry out the course quite a bit and dry out the greens. We'll really have to think about our approach shots and how we want to come into the greens, and angles become very important"

In order to shoot low scores, golfers need complete control and confidence in their equipment, especially their golf ball.

BY THE NUMBERS: 2014 DEUTSCHE BANK CHAMPIONSHIP

 This week at the Deutsche Bank Championship, Titleist is the overwhelming golf ball choice with 54 players in the field trusting a Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball for their success. That’s more than four times the nearest competitor with 13 and more than all competitors combined.

Titleist was also the top choice in the iron (25) and approach, sand and lob wedge (84) categories.

SHOTS AND SCENES

 The #1 Ball on the TPC Boston practice green.

 Titleist Brand Ambassador Charley Hoffman gets in some early work on the TPC Boston practice range.

 The Titleist Tour Van arrived early on Monday ready to address any and all player equipment needs.

 Vokey Tour Representative Aaron Dill (left) and Titleist Tour Technical Representative Dave Southworth share a laugh on board the van.

 Bob Vokey was on site earlier this week to help players get their wedges playoff ready.


Join the Folds of Honor mission this Labor Day weekend, August 29th - September 1st, by playing a round of golf to support Patriot Golf Day and honor our military heroes.

You can make your round this weekend matter by adding an extra $1 to your green fees at participating golf courses and your donation will help fund Folds of Honor Foundation Scholarships. In the last seven years, golfers nationwide have been instrumental in raising donations through Patriot Golf Day events, resulting in over 7,500 scholarships in all 50 states and 41 PGA sections.

We’re proud to support this great cause and we hope you’ll join the mission this weekend. Find a course near you.

About Patriot Golf Day
Patriot Golf Day is the flagship fundraiser for the Folds of Honor Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides postsecondary educational scholarships for the children and spouses of military men and women disabled or killed while serving our great nation. On Labor Day weekend, golfers across the country are asked to add an extra dollar to their greens fees to fund Folds of Honor scholarships. The Patriot Golf Day campaign is jointly supported by The PGA of America and the United States Golf Association.

A long par-3 always presents a challenge for every golfer, but if you're armed with the right game plan and technique, it can become a scoring opportunity. 

And to help us improve our approach, Titleist Staff Professional Mark Blackburn is back to discuss the importance of choosing a conservative target and making an aggressive swing.

Mark's advice is to focus on hitting a high, soft shot in order to maximize control. To do this, he explains how a long, shallow swing will help launch the ball higher and create a steeper angle of decent.

Watch the video above to learn how to add this shot to your game and click on the image below to check out the entire 18 Shots series of tips.

#TeamTitleist

  

Titleist Pro V1x loyalist Hunter Mahan capped off a week of solid play at Ridgewood Country Club by firing a final round 65 to claim a two shot victory at The Barclays. Hunter carded seven birdies and only one bogey during his final round as he jumped up the leaderboard to top off a four-round total of 14-under-par 270.

The win vaults Mahan to the top of the FedEx Cup Playoffs points list heading into the Deutsche Bank Championship.

Hunter's play this week was highlighted by a number of clutch putts but before reaching for his putter, he relied on controlling his golf ball off the tee and into the greens to set up his scoring opportunities. Helping him along the way to hitting a field-leading 80.6% of his greens in regulation this week has been Hunter's laser-focused approach to his preparation.

"I don't want to waste a shot anywhere, on the range, on the putting green, on a chipping green, on a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday," said Mahan during his post-round press conference.

"It's not about putting the time in. It's about putting the right time and putting the real focus on to every shot, because I think that's what great players do. They don't waste a second of practice time when they are out on the golf course."

Great advice for all golfers. And for Hunter, the hard work certainly paid off this week.

WEEKEND HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE WORLDWIDE PROFESSIONAL TOURS:

Jamie Donaldson (Pro V1x) closed with a 4-under-par 68 to overcome a two shot deficit and post a 14-under-par victory total to claim the D+D Real Czech Masters. The victory was the third of his career and also helped secure him a position on the European Ryder Cup team.

Titleist Pro V1 golf ball loyalist So Yeon Ryu fired a course record 63 in the first round of the Canadian Pacific Women's Open and she never looked back. Ryu continued her stellar play throughout the week and went on to capture a wire-to-wire victory, finishing the tournament at 23-under-par. 

At the WinCo Foods Portland Open on the Web.com tour, Pro V1x loyalist Carlos Ortiz posted opening rounds of 66 and 63, propelling him to a 14-under 270 victory total. With the regular season now over on the Web.com Tour, Titleist golf ball loyalists won 13 events on the 2014 Web.com Tour, more than four times the nearest competitor with 3.

Pro V1 golf ball loyalist Scott Dunlap won the Boeing Classic on the Champions Tour after sinking a birdie putt on the first hole of a sudden death playoff. Dunlap set up his winning putt on the par-5 18th hole with an outstanding approach to the right of the pin that bounced past the hole, and then drew back downhill to within four feet. He made an easy two-putt for his first Champions Tour victory.

David Bradshaw (Pro V1x) birdied the final hole at The Great Waterway Classic to claim his first career win on PGA TOUR Canada. Bradshaw fired a final round 5-under 67 to post a 21-under victory total. The victory helped move Bradshaw to ninth place on the Canadian Tour Order of Merit with three events to go in the 2014 season. 

On the KPGA Tour, Titleist Brand Ambassador Sang Hyun Park closed with a 4-under-par 67 to win the Vainer Championship by one shot over Titleist Pro V1x loyalist Maeng Dong Seop. Park fired a four round total of 15-under-par 269.

TEAM TITLEIST BY THE NUMBERS

With another seven wins this week, Titleist’s year-to-date victory count advances to 117. That's more than four times the nearest competitor with 27 and more than all competitors combined.

In total, 16,678 players have teed up Titleist golf balls in competition on the 2014 worldwide professional tours, more than six times the nearest competitor with 2,682 and more than all competitors combined.

THE TITLEIST LEADERBOARD  |  WEEK ENDING August 24, 2014

TourEventTitleist Golf Ball PlayersNearest Competitor
PGA Tour The Barclays 70 15
European Tour D+D Real Czech Masters 112 21
LPGA Tour Canadian Pacific Women's Open 113 15
Web.com Tour WinCo Foods Portland Open 106 18
Champions Tour Boeing Classic 57 8
Canadian Tour The Great Waterway Classic 96 24
Korean PGA Tour Vainer / Pineridge Championship 70 15
3 4 5
6
7 8