Titleist ambassador Billy Mayfair was working with both the new 907D1 and 907D2 drivers today on the practice range. After playing the Pro Titanium 905R for 13 of the first 14 tournaments this year, he has had the 907D1 in the bag for three consecutive weeks, which included a T13 finish at the Memorial. "Both are very good," said Mayfair after hitting the drivers for a good 15 minutes. "With the 907D1, I drive the ball a lot straighter and it keeps the ball flight down for me which is great when the fairways are hard and fast. I'm working with the 907D2 to use on days when it's wet and soft because I get more carry distance. I really like both."


Billy Mayfair practices with a Titleist 907D1 driver on the range in Hartford.


Another long, straight drive with the 907D1.

Titleist Pro V1 player J.J. Henry is not only the local favorite at the Travelers Championship having grown up in nearby Fairfield, but he is also the defending champion, breaking through with his first career PGA TOUR victory here last year. In a wide-ranging interview in the Media Center, J.J. said his game is in great shape following his performance at the CVS Caremark Charity Classic on Monday and Tuesday. He also discussed Oakmont, time management, and the three-hole stretch (15-17) at TPC River Highlands known as the Golden Triangle.


J.J. talks to the media.


Titleist ambassador Brad Faxon, who won the 2005 Buick Championship (now Travelers Championship) with a memorable 7-iron shot out of a bunker on the first playoff hole (#18), also met with the media this morning.

New Vokey Wedges for Robert Gamez

Robert Gamez was in the Tour Van this morning looking to try out a couple different lob wedges. He currently plays a Vokey Design 60° with 10° of bounce. He wants a little less bounce, so Rick Nelson recommended he try 60T and 60V prototypes. The wedges have a similar grind profile and each offers less bounce and a narrower sole than the 60° Robert is currently playing. The 60V does have slightly more bounce than the 60T, however. View photos...

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Final Results from the CVS

Long-hitting J.J. Henry captured the long drive contest blasting his New Pro V1 golf ball 312 yards on the 414-yard 15th hole. He then converted a birdie putt to put his team ahead for good at 19-under par. They birdied the par 4 16th as well to finish with a winning score of 20-under, one better than Titleist ambassadors Brad Faxon and Zach Johnson.


Titleist Pro V1 player J.J. Henry blasting another long drive.


Players needed to "reach" these markers to be competitive in the long drive contest.


Co-host Brad Faxon shows his Red Sox loyalty on his bag.


Check out the close-up of Zach's bag. He was still smiling despite losing by one as the tournament raised a record amount for charity.

Update from Barrington

Update from the CVS Charity Classic where Titleist ambassadors Zach Johnson and Brad Faxon hold a two shot lead through 11 holes. The Titleist golf ball team of Chris DiMarco and Camilo Villegas are closing fast, however, thanks to a birdie by Villegas at the par-4 12th. Villegas hit a driver and wedge to about 10-feet to move his team to 15-under. The Quigley team is also making a move, now at 14-under through 13 holes. Stay tuned for the dramatic conclusion from Rhode Island Country Club.


Camilo prepares to hit his wedge shot into the 12th green.


Camilo's wedge shot ended up about 10-feet from the hole, leaving this birdie putt.


Camilo picks his ball up out of the cup after making the 10-footer for birdie. Partner Chris DiMarco looks on.

Titleist ambassador Peter Jacobsen's team closed fast after a slow start. Starting the day at 4-under, they were only 5-under through 11 before reeling off five consecutive birdies on 12 through 16 and another on 18. They didn't finish near the top, but they finished with a final nine 29. Too bad it wasn't a 45-hole tournament.


Titleist ambassador Peter Jacobsen hits a drive at the CVS Caremark Charity Classic.

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