Titleist Pro V1x player Padraig Harrington raises the Wanamaker Trophy after winning the PGA Championship - his third major. Congratulations to Padraig Harrington for winning the 90th PGA Championship. It marks his second major after capturing the Open Championship at Royal Birkdale last month. He has also won three of the last six majors ... Padraig fired a pair of 66's over the weekend, including a closing 32 in the final round to win by 2 ... he had four birdies over the final 12 holes ... Titleist brand ambassador Ben Curtis was in the hunt to the very last shot, coming up just short in his quest for his second major. Ben closed 68-71, and even though he came up just short at the PGA Championship, he sealed his spot on the U.S. Ryder Cup team. It will mark Ben's first appearance at the U.S. Ryder. He was was one of the three Titleist players who earned their way onto the team through the points list, along with Boo Weekley and Kenny Perry ... The complete 12-member roster, inclusive of the four Captain's selections will be announced Tuesday, Sept. 2 Weekley tied for 20th this week after posting a final-round 66, matching Harrington for lowest score in the final round ...

PGA Championship Third Round Notes

The third round is in the books and Titleist brand ambassador Ben Curtis clings to a one shot lead over two players, including Pro V1x loyalist J.B. Holmes. Curtis and Holmes never teed it up yesterday and were among six players that played their entire third round this morning. Curtis sits at 2-under 208 after firing a 2-under 68, and is the only player to shoot two consecutive rounds in the 60's . He posted a 67 on Friday.

Romero Races into Record Book….


Andres Romero

Titleist Pro V1x player Andres Romero fired a course-record tying 5-under 65 on Saturday ... and just before the skies opened up. Romero, who entered the day at 7-over, is currently in an 8th place tie at 2-over. He is just three shots behind leader and fellow Pro V1x player J.B. Holmes, who had yet to tee off before play was suspended at 2:16 p.m. Romero said "I played an almost perfect round," when describing his seven birdie, two bogey performance as torrential rain pelted the Media Center and the cracks of thunder and gusting wind drowned out his responses. The 27-year old Argentinian, who won the Zurich Classic of New Orleans in March for his first career PGA TOUR victory, has posted three top 10's in his seven previous majors, including a memorable third place finish at the 2007 British Open. Today's 65 tied his low round of the year which he posted in the third round en route to his win in New Orleans. Watch an interview after his round on Saturday.

90th PGA Championship — Round Two

Titleist brand ambassador Ben Curtis just posted the best round of the tournament so far, a steady 3-under 67 that included 13 pars, four birdies and a bogey. His two-day total of 140 left him in a logjam with 10 players at even par, four of whom had yet to tee off by the time he finished. Ben's 14 Titleist clubs include a new 909 fairway metal (13.5°), 585.H utility metal (21°) and Scotty Cameron Studio Select Newport 2 putter, all of which he put in this week. Ben is actually carrying two utility metals this week, adding the 21° to the 17° he normally carries, and starting his AP2 iron set at 4-P. Ben, by the way, is wearing Detroit Lions colors this week as part of his apparel deal with NFL Properties. He found humor in the fact that several fans told him to change his shirt if he wanted any chance to win this week. Tough crowd. Check out his exclusive post-round interview by clicking on the video player below.

The Survey Says …

The counts are in and Titleist is once again the overwhelming favorite across several equipment categories at the PGA Championship, including golf balls, irons, wedges and putters.

Among the field of 156, Titleist is the #1 golf ball with 93 players, more than all other golf balls combined. A total of 57 players are relying upon the Pro V1x versus 36 with the Pro V1.

Titleist leads the way in iron sets with 39, including 17 AP2s, the most played individual model.

Over 40 percent of the sand, lob and approach wedges in play this week are Vokey Design models. With a total of 139, more than twice as many players are relying upon Vokey Design wedges for their short game success at Oakland Hills than the nearest competitor with 56.

The greens at Oakland Hills are the subject of a lot of talk among the players at the PGA Championship. A total of 58 of them are trusting Scotty Cameron designs this week, 18 more than the nearest competitor.

Titleist drivers are second in the count with 35 in play, including 16 new 909 models.

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