Posted: April 22, 2013
After trusting their Titleist golf ball to three championship performances on three continents Sunday, New 2013 Pro V1x loyalists Bernhard Langer, Angel Cabrera, and Jake Roos stood above the competition, trophies in hand.
Langer outpaced his competitors with a final round 5-under 67 to win the inaugural Greater Gwinnett Championship by three shots. Cabrera, a week removed from his runner-up finish in a playoff at the Masters, proved victorious in a one-hole playoff victory against Pro V1 loyalist Rafael Gomez at the 82 Abierto OSDE del Centro. And in South Africa, Roos earned his fifth career Sunshine Tour victory with a one-shot win at the Golden Pilsner Zimbabwe Open.
With three more victories, players trusting a Titleist golf ball have now won 43 tournaments on the worldwide professional tours in 2013, more than five times the nearest competitor with eight and more than all other competitors combined.
This is Team Titleist, let’s wrap-up the week…
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CHAMPIONS: Greater Gwinnett Championship
Winner: Pro V1x loyalist Bernhard Langer
Playing the New 2013 Pro V1x golf ball for the first time in competition, Langer added the victory to his impressive Champions Tour campaign by finishing with a 10-under 206 victory total. Langer posted six birdies for his fifth top-three finish in six events. He also won the Ace Group Classic in February.
Titleist Pro V1 loyalist Tom Lehman, whose 67 included birdies on 17 and 18, tied for second at 7-under with Titleist Brand Ambassador Tom Pernice Jr. (Pro V1x). Pernice made a move with an eagle on No. 15 and added a birdie on 18 for a final round 70 helping Titleist players post a 1-2-3 finish.
Titleist was the most relied upon golf ball in the field of 80 with 58 players, more than eight times the nearest competitor with 7. Titleist also was the overwhelming top choice in the irons (20) and wedge (59) categories.
LATINOAMERICA: 82 Abierto OSDE del Centro
Winner: Pro V1x loyalist Angel Cabrera
Cabrera fired a final round 7-under 64, including an eagle on the 72nd hole, to finish at even-par 284 for the tournament and set the clubhouse lead. Runner-up and Pro V1 loyalist Rafael Gomez birdied his final hole of regulation to force the playoff. It marks the eighth time Cabrera, who is from Cordoba and used to caddy at the Cordoba Golf Club, has won this event.
LPGA: LPGA Lotte Championship
Runner-up Lizette Salas (New 2013 Pro V1x) fired a tournament-record 62, and finished regulation at 19-under 269 to qualify for the playoff. Salas played a nine-hole stretch in 9-under mid way through the final round, birdieing Nos. 8-9, holing out from the fairway for eagle on the par-4 10th and adding birdies on Nos. 12-16. It was the fourth top-10 finish in seven starts this year for Salas.
Titleist was the most relied upon golf ball in the field of 144 with 95 players, more than seven times the nearest competitor with 13.
PGA: RBC Heritage
Runner-up and Titleist Brand Ambassador Webb Simpson (New 2013 Pro V1x, 913D3 driver, 913F fairway metal, 913Fd fairway metal, 913Hd hybrid, AP2 irons, Vokey Design SM4 TVD wedges) finished regulation at 9-under par 275. New 2013 Pro V1x loyalists Luke Donald and Kevin Streelman tied for third, two shots back, under windswept conditions at Harbour Town.
Titleist was the most relied upon golf ball in the field of 144 with 91 players, more than four times the nearest competitor with 20. Titleist also was the overwhelming top choice in the wedge (145) and putter (50) categories.
EUROPEAN: Open de España
Felipe Aguilar (New 2013 Pro V1x) and Titleist Brand Ambassador Maximilian Kieffer (Pro V1x, 910D3 driver, 913F fairway metal, 913H hybrid, 712U 4-iron, CB 5-iron, MB irons, Vokey Design wedges), both finished regulation at 5-under par 283 to qualify for the playoff.
Titleist was the most relied upon golf ball in the field of 156 with 107 players, more than five times the nearest competitor with 20.
Posted: April 19, 2013
Following the season’s first major is never an easy act to follow but the RBC Heritage at Harbour Town Golf Links always delivers.
A talented list of competitors annually makes the trip to Harbour Town Golf Links, and this year is no different. 144 of the world's best players will compete shot-for-shot along the shores of Hilton Head Island, in hopes of seeing their name atop the leaderboard on Sunday evening as the sun sets on the iconic red-and-white lighthouse. And of course, wearing the champion's plaid jacket.
And with the Sir William Innes trophy and 500 FedExCup points on the line, the overwhelming majority of players at Harbour Town Golf Links have once again put their trust in Titleist. 91 players in the field of 144 are relying on Titleist Pro V1 and Pro V1x golf balls for their success, more than four times the nearest competitor with 20 and more than all competitors combined.
Titleist is also first in sand, lob and approach wedges (145), and putter (50) categories.
Camera in hand, Team Titleist spent the earlier part of the week following Titleist Brand Ambassadors Marc Leishman, Jason Dufner, Tim Clark (to name a few), as they prepared to hit the links.
Click on the image above to get an insider's view of the action on the range this week at the RBC Heritage.
Posted: April 18, 2013
Most players don't like to make too many equipment changes before a major, but after working closely with the team on the Titleist Tour Van, Adam put a new driver in his bag - the new Titleist 913D3.
To get the scoop, Team Titleist checked in with Titleist Tour Representative Chris Tuten.
"We were on the range at the Tampa Bay Championship a few weeks ago with Adam and working through a number of different options to help optimize launch, flight and distance with the driver," said Tuten.
"At the end of the session, we built Adam a new 913D3 9.5º driver with a Graphite Design Tour AD DI 8, X flex graphite shaft at 44.75" and dialed it in with the A•1 (neutral) SureFit Tour Hosel setting."
With the new driver in-hand, Adam set off to work on putting the club through its paces.
Following several practice rounds leading up to the Masters, Adam was full of confidence in his new driver.
"Adam was really happy with the performance of the 913D3. He was getting a higher ball flight without increased spin and seeing longer carry distance - which would be beneficial to him at Augusta National and going forward," added Tuten.
The new 913D3 made its tournament debut in Adam's bag at the Masters, and it routinely set him up for birdie chances throughout the week.
His solid driving was crucial in shooting a back-nine 33 to get him into the playoff, which he won in dramatic fashion.
Here is another quick look at the specs on Adam's new driver...
Model: Titleist 913D3Loft: 9.5º Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD DI 8Flex: X flex Length: 44.75" SureFit Tour Hosel Setting: A•1 (neutral)
Posted: April 17, 2013
Last week on Twitter, we posted this message – "The azaleas are in bloom and something special is launching very soon" – along with a sneak-peek image (pictured right).
Today, we are coming to Team Titleist first for the official unveiling...
Introducing the new 2013 Titleist Pro V1 Limited Edition golf balls with pink sidestamp and play number, now available in golf shops for a limited time.
You'll be able to spot Pro V1 Limited Edition golf balls in your golf shop by their limited edition pink-and-white packaging (pictured above).The performance of 2013 Pro V1 Limited Edition golf balls is exactly the same as 2013 Pro V1.
Every 2013 Pro V1 and Pro V1 Limited Edition golf ball is engineered to deliver exceptional distance for golfers of all swing speeds and skill levels, very soft feel on all shots tee-to-green and longer lasting durability while retaining a whiter, brighter finish throughout the course of play.
2013 Pro V1 golf balls also maintain their renowned Drop-and-Stop control, providing all golfers with the proven short-game scoring performance that contributes to shooting lower scores.
Titleist Pro V1 golf balls, along with our Pro V1x models, are the most trusted golf balls at every level of the game, and the #1 performance choice for golfers of all skill levels, handicaps and swing speeds.
To learn more about the performance of the new 2013 Pro V1 golf balls, please click here.
Pro V1 Limited Edition golf balls are available in select markets, while supplies last. Please check with your local golf shop for more information on availability and pricing.Pro V1 Limited Edition are available in standard dozens with play numbers 1-4 only and are not available for custom order/imprinting.
To locate a golf shop in your area, please visit our golf shop locator at this link.
Posted: April 15, 2013
A few weeks ago, Team Titleist had the chance to catch up with Adam Scott at the WGC Cadillac Championship at Doral, and we just happened to ask him a couple of questions about the Masters.
Lucky for us, we had the camera rolling and the audio taping.
Check out the video above to hear what Adam had to say about what he was looking forward to the most at Augusta.
Congratulations, Adam, on a well deserved win.
Next question: what's on the menu for the champions dinner next year?