The FedEx Cup Playoffs head west this week to Cherry Hills Country Club in Denver, Colorado for the BMW Championship. The classic William S. Flynn design stretches out to over 7,300 yards, but with the course at an elevation of 5,380 feet, players will have to focus more on control than distance. 

"There are certain courses that probably lend themselves to hitting it high and far. I'm not so sure this is one of them," said defending champion and Titleist Brand Ambassador Zach Johnson. 

"I love the way the golf course lays out, I like what it demands. It's fair, it's right out in front of you."

When asked about the setup in the Mile High City, Pro V1x loyalist Hunter Mahan echoed Zach's sentiments and stressed the importance of finding fairways.

"At this altitude it's really not a very long golf course. The rough is thick. The rough is pretty heavy on the fairways and off the greens...So, you have to be very careful where you leave your tee shots"

“I think that this is going to be one of those tournaments where there's going to be a lot of really good rounds and going into Sunday, even the back nine, you never know what could happen.”

With such an exacting test of golf this week, players will have to be on point with every shot if they hope to take home the trophy and put themselves in the drivers seat for the Tour Championship. 

BY THE NUMBERS: 2014 BMW CHAMPIONSHIP

This week at the BMW Championship, Titleist is the top golf ball choice with 37 players in the limited field of 69 trusting a Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball for their success. 

Titleist was also the top choice in the fairway wood (29), hybrid (10), iron (20) and approach, sand and lob wedge (54) categories.

SHOTS AND SCENES

 This week Zach Johnson is setting his sights on a second consecutive BMW Championship title.

 Titleist Brand Ambassador Adam Scott tees off during an early-morning practice round at Cherry Hills CC.

 Players will need a hot putter as well as a little luck to master the subtle greens this week at Cherry Hills.

 Titleist Brand Ambassador Jordan Spieth is in top form heading into the BMW.  He currently ranks 9th in the FedExCup point standings.

 Titleist Brand Ambassadors Morgan Hoffmann (top left), Graham DeLaet (top right), Cameron Tringale (bottom left) and Geoff Ogilvy (bottom right) are ready to keep the Playoff momentum rolling!

Titleist Brand Ambassador Colin Nell captured his first career Sunshine Tour victory at the Wild Waves Golf Challenge. Facing difficult conditions and high winds, Colin persevered and carded a 10-under-par victory total to claim his first career Sunshine Tour Victory. 

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

What's in Colin's Bag?

Golf Ball: Pro V1x
Driver: Titleist 913D3 (9.5º) with Graphite Design Tour AD DI 6 X shaft
Fairway Wood: Titleist 913 F.d (15º) with Graphite Design Tour AD DI 7 X shaft
Irons: 712U (2, 3 irons) Titleist CB irons (4-6) and Titleist MB irons (7-PW) with KBS C-Taper (X-stiff flex) shafts
Wedges: Vokey Design Spin Milled SM5 52.08, 56.10 and 60.04 with Dynamic Gold S200 shafts

Congratulations, Colin!

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With two eagles, 21 birdies, 44 pars and only five bogeys over the course of four rounds at the Hotel Fitness Championship,Titleist Brand Ambassador Bud Cauley put on an impressive display of golf to secure his first career win as a professional.

Bud’s final round 7-under-par 65, featuring seven birdies and no bogeys, was the exclamation mark to a week of solid play and capped off an exciting come from behind win.

"I knew I had to get off to a quick start and get a few of those (birdies) to get up with those guys and get near the lead...I knew a quick start was huge," said Cauley during his post-round interview.

"It was fun to be out there on a Sunday, swinging well and making putts – I’m just excited to go play next week.”

Bud’s performance this week highlighted the importance of a complete game and being able to rely on his golf ball from tee to green. Trusting his Pro V1x golf ball and bag full of Titleist equipment, Bud ranked in the Top-20 for the week in Putts/GIR (T-14), Greens in Regulation (T-19) and Driving Distance (15).

“Win’s like this are a great example of why we focus on the complete game when fitting golfers to their golf balls,” said Titleist Golf Ball Fitting Manager Mike Rich.

“We’re always looking at total game performance and to optimize launch conditions throughout the bag for golfers. Our goal is to help players find the right combination short game control and long game distance that will result in lower scores.

The win also secures Bud’s status on the PGA Tour for the 2014 – 2015 season. 

WEEKEND HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE WORLDWIDE PROFESSIONAL TOURS

Titleist Brand Ambassador Andrew Dodt birdied four of his last six holes to shoot a final round 67 in route to a 7-under-par 281 total to capture the Queensland Open by two shots.

On the Canadian Tour, Titleist Brand Ambassador Nate McCoy captured The Wildfire Invitational to secure his first career PGA TOUR Canada win and his first win as a professional. McCoy fired a final round 7-under-par 65 for a four day total of 19-under-par 269. The win moves McCoy to No. 8 on the Order of Merit. 

Titleist Pro V1 loyalist Hiroyuki Fujita came from six shots back to reach and win an all-Titleist playoff over Wen-Chong Liang (Pro V1x) at the RZ Everlasting KBC Augusta. The win marked Fujita’s 17th career Japan Golf Tour title.

At the Wild Waves Golf Challenge on the South African Tour,  Titleist Brand Ambassador Colin Nel carded two consecutive rounds of 5-under-par 65 to post a 10-under par victory total.

TEAM TITLEIST BY THE NUMBERS

With another seven wins this week, Titleist’s year-to-date victory count advances to 123. That's more than four times the nearest competitor with 28 and more than all competitors combined.

In total, 17,399 players have teed up Titleist golf balls in competition on the 2014 worldwide professional tours, more than six times the nearest competitor with 2,811 and more than all competitors combined.

THE TITLEIST LEADERBOARD  |  WEEK ENDING August 31, 2014

TourEventTitleist Golf Ball PlayersNearest Competitor
PGA Tour Deutsche Bank Championship 54 13
European Tour 71 Open D'Italia 108 26
LPGA Tour Portland Classic 98 13
Web.com Tour Hotel Fitness Championship 86 16
Champions Tour Shaw Charity Classic 58 6
Canadian Tour The Wildfire Invitational 72 22
Australasian Tour Queensland Open 99 14
Sunshine Tour Wild Waves Golf Challenge 97 15

Queensland, Australia native and Titleist Brand Ambassador Andrew Dodt relied on his Pro V1x golf ball and a full bag of Titleist equipment to capture the Queensland Open. The win was very special for the man who grew up dreaming of winning his State Open.

"It's one of the proudest days of my career...To win your state open is pretty cool. I saw all the famous names on the trophy and thought how great it would be to have mine on it alongside them."

Congratulations on your great play, Andrew!

What's in Andrew's Bag?

Golf Ball: Pro V1x
Driver: Titleist 913D3 (9.5º) with Graphite Design DI 6 (X) shaft, and SureFit Tour Hosel Setting B•2
Fairway Wood: Titleist 913 F (13.5º) with PX graphite Tour Issue shaft, and SureFit Tour Hosel Setting B•2
Irons: 714 CB (2-9) with Dynamic Gold Tour Issue shafts
Wedges: Vokey Design Spin Milled SM5 46, 54.11 and 60.07 with Dynamic Gold Tour Issue shafts
Putter: Scotty Cameron Prototype

#TeamTitleist

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

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