Titleist Brand Ambassador Gary Stal staged a Sunday charge at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship and climbed to the top of the leaderboard to secure his first career European Tour title. Stal, who started the final round eight shots off the lead, fired a bogey-free, 7-under par 65 to complete a 19-under par 269 victory total.

As for how Stal felt about the dramatic win, he summed it up nicely in just four words...

"It's unbelievable to win."

Let's take a closer look at Stal's winning setup from this past week.


Golf Ball: New Titleist Pro V1x golf ball
Driver: Titleist 915D2 (8.5º) driver
Fairway: Titleist 915F (13.5º) fairway metal
Hybrid: Titleist 915Hd (17.5º) hybrid
Utility Iron: Titleist 712U 3-iron
Irons: Titleist MB 714 (4-P) irons
Wedges: Vokey Design SM5 sand (52.08) and lob (58.08) wedges

Congratulations, Gary!


It was an impressive title defense for Titleist Brand Ambassador Jimmy Walker this past weekend at the Sony Open in Hawaii. Walker's solid play throughout the week was capped off by a bogey-free final round 7-under-par 63 that helped him pull away from the field and secure his fourth career PGA Tour title.

Let's take a closer look at Walker's winning setup from this past week.


Golf Ball: New Titleist Pro V1x golf ball
Driver: Titleist 915D2 driver (9.5º) w/Aldila Rogue Tour X shaft
Fairway: Titleist 915F fairway metal (15º) w/Aldila Rogue Tour X shaft
Fairway: Titleist 915F fairway metal (18º) w/Fujikura Motore VC8.2 Tour shaft
Utility Iron: Titleist 712U 3-iron w/True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 shaft
Irons: Titleist MB 714 irons (4-9) w/True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 shafts
Wedges: Vokey Design SM4 pitching wedge (48º), SM5 sand (54º) and lob (60º) wedges w/True Temper Dynamic Golf X100 shafts
Putter: Scotty Cameron Newport2 GSS

Congratulations, Jimmy!


Titleist Brand Ambassador Jimmy Walker captured his second consecutive Sony Open title on Sunday. After rallying to win by one shot last year, Walker won in convincing fashion this time around, firing an 8-under 62 on Saturday and a 7-under 63 on Sunday to finish with a 23-under par 257 victory total, a tournament record-breaking nine shots clear of his nearest competitor.

All one has to do is look at the major statistical categories from The Sony to understand how Walker ran away from the field this week.  Trusting the New Pro V1x golf ball and Titleist equipment from tee-through-green, Walker ranked first in Birdies (29), Greens in Regulation (82%), Strokes Gained Putting (2.571) and Putts Per Greens in Regulation (1.576). He also ranked 8th in Driving Distance (308.9) and T13th in Driving Accuracy (62.5%).

“Just keep the pedal down," Walker said when asked about his thoughts heading into the final round. "That was kind of the mindset, to be smart, be aggressive, make good shots and get some putts to go in. And that's kind of what ended up happening.”

Fellow Titleist Brand Ambassador Scott Piercy posted a final round 66 to finish alone in second. Three Titleist Brand Ambassadors –  Zac BlairMax Homa, and Justin Thomas – all rookies on the PGA TOUR, were among seven players who tied for 6th place by finishing at 12-under 268.  All three players rely upon the Titleist Pro V1x golf ball and full bags of Titleist equipment from tee-through-green.  In fact, Homa was playing the New Pro V1x golf ball for the first time in competition this week and all three players trust the new 915 driver off the tee.

Walker’s closing 63 was bogey-free with all seven of his birdies coming over the final 11 holes. The victory is the fourth of his PGA TOUR career, with his first three all coming during last season’s 2013-14 campaign. The win vaults him to the top of the season-long FedExCup points race, just ahead of fellow Titleist Brand Ambassador Robert Streb.

Congratulations on defending your title in style, Jimmy!


 On the European Tour Titleist Brand Ambassador Gary Stal rallied from an eight shot overnight deficit to claim his first career European Tour title by one at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship. Stal, who trailed by as many as 10 shots early on Sunday, closed with a bogey-free, 7-under par 65 for a 19-under par 269 victory total. A two-time winner on the Challenge Tour, the 22-year old Frenchman topped his previous best European Tour finish established at last week’s South African Open (T5).


In total, 936 players have teed up Titleist golf balls in competition on the 2015 worldwide professional tours, more than five times the nearest competitor with 187 and more than all competitors combined.

With two wins this week, Titleist’s victory count in the young 2015 season advances to 8. That's double the nearest competitor with 4 and more than all competitors combined.


TourEventTitleist Golf Ball PlayersNearest Competitor
PGA Tour Sony Open in Hawaii 90 16
European PGA Tour Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship 71 23

When it comes to our list of favorite events here at Team Titleist, the ones that always sit at the top are without a question the Team Titleist Invitationals.

It's always a pleasure to spend the day on a golf course with other Team Titleist members and passionate golfers. This past year we shared a lot laughs while creating some lasting friendships across the country with events at TPC Boston (home of the FedExCup Deutsche Bank Championship), Cantigny Golf in Wheaton, IL, and Maderas Golf Club in Poway, CA.

The days featured some friendly competition but more importantly, each event brought together a group of great individuals that we are honored to call friends. So check out the video above for some highlights from each event. And we look forward to hosting more invitationals in 2015.



The Aloha Swing continues as the PGA Tour travels to the island of Oahu for the Sony Open in Honolulu. The first full-field event of 2015 will be contested on the 7,068-yard Waialae Country Club, a beautiful ocean-side course that is known for strong winds, tight fairways and small greens - a perfect recipe for a challenging day at the office for the players in the field.

And if players want to keep pace with the top of the leaderboard, they’ll need to have their games dialed in from tee to green. Just ask defending champion and Titleist Brand Ambassador Jimmy Walker.

"I'm swinging the club well, which is important here. You need to hit solid shots into these small greens if you expect to score," said Walker. 

Titleist Pro V1x Loyalist Luke Donald also understands this a great course for golfers who like to work the ball.

"This is a course I've always enjoyed playing. I think it's one of the better ones for the guys that like to position their golf ball. It's not a course you have to overpower. It's very much a strategy golf course," said Donald. 

Check out the slideshow above for some inside the ropes shots from earlier in the week.



 This week at the Sony Open, Titleist is the overwhelming golf ball of choice with 90 players in the field trusting a Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball for their success. That's more than four times the nearest competitor with 16.

Titleist was also the top choice in the approach, sand and lob wedge (123) category.

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