Dedication, persistence and unshakeable confidence were on full display across the worldwide professional tours as Titleist golf ball loyalists John Senden (Pro V1) and Alejandro Cañizares (Pro V1x) secured a pair of victories over the weekend.

Relying on his Pro V1 golf ball, Senden posted a 7-under-par 277 total to edge Titleist Brand Ambassador Kevin Na by one shot at the PGA Tour’s Valspar Championship. And on the PGA European Tour, Cañizares relied on his Pro V1x golf ball to string together an impressive wire-to-wire win at the Trophée Hassan II.


TITLEIST LEADERBOARD...

Titleist Pro V1 and Pro V1x players have now won 29 tournaments on the worldwide professional tours in 2014, nearly five times the nearest competitor with 6 and more than all other competitors combined.

To date, 4,008 players have trusted a Titleist golf ball across the worldwide professional tours in 2013, more than six times the nearest competitor with 631 and more than all other competitors combined.


TEAM TITLEIST WEEKEND RECAP...

PGA TOUR: Valspar Championship

Titleist was the top golf ball choice of 86 players in the field of 126 at the Valspar Championship, nearly four times the nearest competitor with 22.

Titleist golf ball players swept the top six spots of the leaderboard at the Valspar Championship, where John Senden (Pro V1) closed with a final round 1-under 70 that included a clutch performance in his last trip through the Snake Pit.

On Sunday, Senden pitched in for birdie from 70 feet on the 16th hole, followed that with a 20-foot birdie putt on the 17th and capped off his final round with a tap-in par to seal the victory. 

Titleist Brand Ambassador Kevin Na (Pro V1x, 913D3 driver, 913F fairway metal, 910H hybrid, new AP2 irons, Vokey Design sand and lob wedges, Scotty Cameron GSS putter) finished in second place followed by Pro V1x loyalist Scott Langley in third - one shot behind Na.

Langley was the only player who shot par or better all four days under tough conditions at Innisbrook Resort’s Copperhead Course.

Langely was followed by three Titleist golf ball players who tied for 4th at 4-under 280, including Luke Donald (Pro V1x) and overnight leader Robert Garrigus (Pro V1).

Senden also punched his ticket to Augusta and earned an invitation to The Masters with the victory.

 "I didn’t turn my phone on because I know there’s going to be 4,000 messages," the 42-year-old said after the win. 

Titleist golf ball loyalists have now won 12 events on the 2013-14 season, six times more than the nearest competitor with 2.

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EUROPEAN TOUR: Trophée Hassan II

Titleist was the top golf ball choice of 86 players in the field of 126 at the Trophée Hassan II, more than four times the nearest competitor with 21.

Alejandro Cañizares (Pro V1x) opened with a first round 10-under par 62 and never relinquished his hold on the lead. He finished with a 19-under, 269 victory total, five shots clear of fellow Pro V1x golf ball loyalist Andy Sullivan. Sullivan closed with a final nine 29 (seven birdies) for a best-of-the-day 63 and the best European Tour finish of his career.

The victory marks the second career European Tour title for Cañizares.

“I played great, some of the best golf of my career. I hit good shot after good shot and kept my focus,” said Cañizares.

Titleist golf ball loyalists have now won six events on the 2013-14 European Tour, three times the nearest competitor with two.

 


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The Florida Swing continues as the PGA Tour rolls into Palm Harbor for the 2014 Valspar Championship. The Copperhead Course at Innisbrook plays host this week and presents one of the toughest closing stretches (Nos. 16, 17 and 18) on Tour known as "The Snake Pit."

And to make sure putters were perfected and ready to charm the greens at Copperhead, the Scotty Cameron team was on-hand and ready to roll.

Check out the slideshow above for an up-close view of all the action from the practice green and see some of Scotty's latest creations.

Enjoy and good luck to all of #TeamTitleist this week.

Seeing a tee shot launch perfectly into the sky and soar down the fairway is something that all golfers love to see - especially if they're admiring their own drive. And if you can squeeze out a few more yards off the tee, well, we're guessing that would just about always be a welcome bonus.

So how do we make this happen? Titleist Brand Ambassador Adam Scott recently checked in with Team Titleist to share a few keys on how to add a little extra distance off the tee. 

Key #1: Tee the ball slightly higher than usual. This simple adjustment produces a higher launch angle and less spin, a great combination for soaring drives.

Key #2: Focus on a full finish. This key will keep you in balance and give you a much better chance of making contact with the sweetspot of the driver.

So remember... a balanced swing combined with solid, center-of-the-face contact is going to give you better distance potential than swinging out of your shoes.

Give these keys a try and you'll be on your way to achieving power through control. Here’s to going long!

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Titleist Brand Ambassador Chesson Hadley gave us a performance to remember this past week, engineering rounds of 68-65-67-67 as he captured his first PGA Tour victory at the Puerto Rico Open.  

Just a week earlier, Team Titleist was lucky to have spent some time with the PGA Tour rookie as he was getting prepared for the Honda Classic. Armed with questions from Team Titleist members, Chesson gave us a little insight into how he prepares for a tournament and shared his thoughts on getting acclimated to life on the PGA Tour.

He also talked about his goal to qualify for a major championship this year… and with his win in Puerto Rico, he can check that box as he earned a spot in the 2014 PGA Championship.

Check out the video above and get to know more about the latest Titleist “young gun” to enter the winners circle.

Congratulations, Chesson!

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With four rounds in the 60’s that featured a total of 24 birdies and one eagle, Titleist Brand Ambassador Chesson HadleyTitleist Brand Ambassador Chesson Hadley was in top form this past weekend as he charged up the leaderboard and captured his first career PGA Tour title at the Puerto Rico Open. And to put an exclamation mark on the win, Hadley closed with back-to-back birdies on the final two holes at Trump International GC to win by two shots.

With Hadley’s win, Titleist golf ball players have now earned 27 victories across the Worldwide Professional Tours in 2014, more than four times the nearest competitor with 6 and more than all other golf balls combined.

In total, 3,589 players have teed up Titleist golf balls in competition on the 2014 worldwide professional tours, more than six times the nearest competitor with 560 and more than all competitors combined.

Let’s review the action from Rio Grande, Puerto Rico in this week’s Team Titleist Tour Recap.

PGA TOUR: Puerto Rico Open

Hadley (Pro V1x) was one of 81 players who relied on a Titleist golf ball at the event, more than four times the nearest competitor with 18 and more than all competitors combined.

Titleist was also the field favorite in the sand, lob and approach wedge (126) and putter (53) categories.

Hadley, who also trusts a full bag of Titleist golf clubs, posted a 21-under, 267 total to claim his first victory. The win comes in just the 13th career PGA Tour appearance for the 26-year-old and it earns him a two-year tour exemption along with spots in the 2014 Players Championship, 2014 PGA Championship and the 2015 Hyundai Tournament of Champions.

What's in Chesson Hadley's Bag?

Golf Ball: Pro V1x
Driver: 913D3 (9.5º) driver with Mitsubishi Diamana Blue 72 X shaft
Fairways: 910F (13.5º) fairway metal with Mitsubishi Diamana Blue 82 X shaft
Utility Iron: 712U (3) with Mitsubishi Fubuki AX H500 X shaft
Irons: MB irons (4-9) with Dynamic Gold X100 shafts
Wedges: New Vokey Design Spin Milled 5 (SM5) gap (52º), sand (56º) and lob (60º) wedges with Dynamic Gold Spinner shafts

Hadley also becomes the first rookie winner since fellow Titleist Brand Ambassador Jordan Spieth won the John Deere Classic in July.

"It's incredible. It's a dream come true,” Hadley said after the win. “This is what you dream of as a 6-year-old out in the bunker, hitting bunker shots on the range … It hasn't sunk in yet. It'll be nice to sleep on it and wake up in the morning knowing I'm a PGA Tour champion and nobody can ever take that away from me.”

Hadley won twice last year on the Web.com Tour, capturing the Rex Hospital Open in his hometown of Raleigh, N.C., and the season-ending Web.com Tour Championship.

Hadley’s fellow Titleist Brand Ambassador, Ben Martin closed with a 66 to finish in solo 3rd at 17-under 271.

Equipment Note: Hadley carries three new Vokey Design Spin Milled 5 (SM5) wedges and credited his victory to his chip-in for birdie on No. 5.

“Probably the shot that won me the tournament was the chip in on 5. I mean I was dead over there and I hit the nastiest little nipper over there, and it snuck in the left door.”

Vokey Design Spin Milled 5 (SM5) wedges will be available in golf shops beginning March 14th.
(More details here).

TITLEIST LEADERBOARD: Hadley’s victory marks the 11th for Titleist golf ball loyalists on the 2013-14 PGA TOUR, more than five times the nearest competitor with 2.

Titleist Brand Ambassadors have now won 7 events on the PGA TOUR. Along with Hadley's success, other victories by Titleist Brand Ambassadors this season include: Jimmy Walker (Frys.com Open, SONY Open in Hawaii, AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am), Webb Simpson (Shriners Hospitals for Children Open), Zach Johnson (Hyundai Tournament of Champions) and Scott Stallings (Farmers Insurance Open).

A Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball was also played by the winners at the CIMB Classic, McGladrey Classic, OHL Classic at Mayakoba and by Bubba Watson (Pro V1x) at the Northern Trust Open.

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