When it comes to getting ready for a major championship and knowing what gear players on the PGA Tour will be looking to dial-in leading up to an event, the Titleist Tour Staff has their collective finger on the pulse.

Armed with our trusty camera and a list of questions, we jumped inside the ropes to catch up with Titleist Tour Representative Jim Curran to get an insider’s take on what equipment changes we should expect to see, what the atmosphere will be like at Hoylake and what player’s should focus on to make sure they are ready for this major test.


The third major of the PGA Tour season is upon us and the world’s best golfers have made the journey to Hoylake to take on the seaside links of Royal Liverpool Golf Club.

The challenging links layout has seen a few recent updates designed to make an already difficult test a bit harder. The Open layout has been lengthened to play at 7,312 yards and while a number of bunkers have been removed, there are still 82 sand filled hazards spread out across the course.

And as players set their sights on hoisting the Claret Jug, we caught up with Titleist Brand Ambassadors Adam Scott, Zach Johnson, Jason Dufner, Graham DeLaet, Matt Jones, Webb Simpson and Jimmy Walker along with Titleist Golf Ball Loyalists Louis Oosthuizen, Bubba Watson, Lee Westwood, Rickie Fowler, Billy Horschel and Hunter Mahan for an exclusive look at what it means to them to play in The Open.

Welcome to Open Championship week!


After waiting and watching the final groups come in for more than hour at the RICOH Women’s British Open, Titleist Pro V1 loyalist Mo Martin was finally able to let her accomplishment start to sink in as the newly crowned champion sat down for the post round interview.

“This is just unbelievable. It’s literally a dream come true.”

It was certainly a day to remember for Martin as she battled the windy conditions at Royal Birkdale to earn her first career LPGA victory and major title.

Martin was the only player to finish the tournament under par and she capped off her final round with a dramatic eagle on the 18th hole to take the clubhouse lead with a 1-under-par 287 total.

Faced with a long approach shot and a howling wind, Martin sent her Pro V1 golf ball soaring toward the green and watched as the shot of the day unfolded.

“The wind was coming pretty strong, so I aimed it very far left and hit it full. Held it up a little bit against the wind and when it was rolling on the ground I said sit and then I said go. It looked perfect, so I didn’t have anything more to say and then it hit the pin,” recounted Martin.

She then rolled in a six-foot eagle putt that proved to be the difference maker as her name remained atop the leaderboard.

Congratulations, Mo!


At the RICOH Womens British Open Titleist Pro V1 loyalist Mo Martin eagled the final hole to capture her first career win along with her first LPGA Major championship. Martin was the only player to break par for the championship, finishing at 1 under-par 287 total for a one-shot victory over two players, including Pro V1x loyalist Shanshan Feng.

On the Web.Com Tour, Pro V1x loyalist Andres Gonzales fired four consecutive rounds in the 60’s, including a first round 9-under-par 62, to win the Utah Championship in wire-to-wire fashion. Gonzales posted a 21-under-par 263 victory total, four shots clear of three fellow Pro V1x golf ball loyalists – Adam Crawford, Sung Kang and Travis Bertoni.

At The Players Cup on the Canadian PGA Tour, Pro V1x Loyalist Timothy Madigan outlasted fellow Pro V1x golf ball loyalists Matt Hill and Ricky McDonald by one shot. Madigan closed with an even-par 71 to earn his first career win on the PGA Tour Canada, posting a 9-under-par 275 victory total. 

To round out the week, Titleist Brand Ambassador Matthew Griffin closed with a 6-under-par 66 to win the KPGA Championship by three shots over Titleist Pro V1x golf ball loyalist KyongJun Moon.

With four more wins this week, Titleist’s year-to-date victory count advances to 95. That's more than four times the nearest competitor with 22 and more than all competitors combined.

In total, 13,595 players have teed up Titleist golf balls in competition on the 2014 worldwide professional tours, more than six times the nearest competitor with 2,195 and more than all competitors combined.


TourEventTitleist Golf Ball PlayersNearest Competitor
PGA Tour John Deere Classic 104 17
European Tour Scottish Open 100 28
LPGA Tour RICOH Women's British Open 100 11
Champions Tour U.S. Senior OpenOpen 102 23
Web.com Tour Utah Championship 102 22
Canadian Tour The Players Cup 92 26
Korean Tour KPGA Championship 117 14

The PGA Tour heads to the Midwest this week for the John Deere Classic in Silvis, Illinois for the last stop before the season's next major - The Open Championship. Players will be looking to go low at TPC Deere Run and get their games into peak condition on the 7,258-yard layout. 

 And when it comes to shooting low scores, Titleist is the overwhelming golf ball of choice with 104 players in the field trusting a Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball for their success. That’s more than six times the nearest competitor with 17 and more than all competitors combined.

Titleist was also the top choice among players in the sand, lob and approach wedge (151) and putter (59) categories.

Fast Fact: Titleist Brand Ambassador's have claimed victory at the John Deere Classic every year since 2009. Steve Stricker (2009-2011), Zach Johnson (2012) and Jordan Spieth (2013).


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