The most prestigious championship in amateur golf is taking place this week on one of the most historic venues in the nation. The 2014 edition of the US Amateur will be contested at the Atlanta Athletic Club, where the best amateur golfers in the world will be looking to claim the Havemeyer Trophy.

The Atlanta Athletic Club has been host to numerous major championships, including the 1976 U.S. Open and the 1981, 2001 and 2011 PGA Championships.

 In the field of 312 golfers looking to take top amateur honors this year, 246 players are trusting Titleist Pro V1 and Pro V1x golf balls for their success, more than seven times the nearest competitor with 35 and more than three times all competitors combined.

Titleist also leads the field in hybrids (89), iron sets (125), approach, sand and lob wedges (423) and putters (121).

With so many talented players in the field, there is sure to be a lot of excitement as the next US Amateur Champion is crowned at historic Atlanta Athletic Club.

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The U.S. Amateur Championship is just one of several marquee national amateur events where the top competitive amateur players in the world put their trust in Titleist. Throughout the year, Titleist has proven to be the golf ball of choice at these prestigious events:

Titleist golf ball loyalist Mirim Lee birdied the second hole of a sudden-death playoff to capture the Meijer LPGA Classic for her first-career LPGA Tour victory. Lee trusted a Pro V1x to lead the field in driving distance with an average drive of 280 yards, taking advantage of that strong display off the tee to close with a 69 for a four day total of 14-under-par.

With another this week, Titleist’s year-to-date victory count advances to 107. That's more than four times the nearest competitor with 26 and more than all competitors combined.

In total, 15,441 players have teed up Titleist golf balls in competition on the 2014 worldwide professional tours, more than six times the nearest competitor with 2,530 and more than all competitors combined.

  THE TITLEIST LEADERBOARD  |  WEEK ENDING August 10, 2014

TourEventTitleist Golf Ball PlayersNearest Competitor
PGA Tour PGA Championship 81 26
LPGA Tour Meijer LPGA Classic 99 11
Web.com Tour Price Cutter Charity Championship 104 21
Canada Tour Forces and Families Open 97 24
Korean Tour Maeil Dairies open 119 16
PGA Tour China Yulongwan Yunnan Open 74 23

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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