Titleist Starts Strong on 2009 PGA Tour

Led by champion and Pro V1 loyalist Geoff Ogilvy, Titleist golf ball players secured six of the top ten positions on the leaderboard at the PGA Tour season-opening Mercedes-Benz Championship. Twenty of the 33 players in the winners-only field relied upon Titleist golf balls, including ten players using the new 2009 Pro V1 or Pro V1x, which will be available in golf shops in February.

Zach Johnson put some new Titleist AP2 irons in the bag for the first time at Kapalua.
Zach Johnson (pictured in 2008) put some new Titleist AP2 irons in the bag for the first time at Kapalua.

Titleist was also the most played brand in every major club equipment category at the Mercedes-Benz Championship. Led by the 909 series of metals, AP irons, Vokey Design wedges, and Scotty Cameron putters, Titleist was first or tied for first in the drivers (T1st - 10 - 30%), fairways & hybrids (1st - 17 - 25%), iron sets (1st - 11 - 33%), wedges (1st - 36 - 49%), and putters (1st - 13 - 39%) categories. In addition to the count wins, Vokey Design wedges (50°, 55°, and Spin Milled 60-T) and a Scotty Cameron prototype putter were trusted by the champion.

Titleist Brand Ambassador Davis Love III tied for second at the Mercedes-Benz Championship with a full bag of Titleist equipment. In addition to playing new 2009 Pro V1x golf balls, Davis put two new 909F3 fairways (13° and 18°) into play for the first time. Davis also had the 909D3 driver (8.5°), Forged 680 irons (3-9), Vokey Design wedges (50°, 55°, and 60-E), and a Scotty Cameron Newport SS putter in play at Kapalua en route to leading the field in eagles (3) and finishing third in greens in regulation (87.5%), fifth in putts per green in regulation (1.698) and sixth in driving distance (287.1).

Titleist Brand Ambassador Zach Johnson also made equipment changes during the off-season to help propel him to a tie for sixth finish at Kapalua. In addition to the 909D2 driver (8.5°) he began using prior to his victory at the 2008 Valero Texas Open, Zach is now also using two 909F2 fairways (13.5° and 18.5°), a 909H hybrid (21°), AP2 irons (4-9), and his trusty Vokey Design wedges (48°, 54°, and Spin Milled 60-V).

Be sure to check back here and on the Golf Club Leaderboard at Titleist.com for more Titleist equipment success updates throughout the season.

D.J. Trahan Featured on Golf.com

D.J. TrahanTo date, new Titleist Ambassador D.J. Trahan may have flown under the radar when you compare him with other PGA Tour players with two wins to their credit, but as investigated in a recent Golf.com article, a player with D.J.'s ability and drive to reach the next level won't be overlooked for long. Click here to view the complete article on Golf.com.

Davis Love III Keeps Stride in 2009

Davis Love IIITitleist Ambassador Davis Love III is picking up right where he left off last season, following up his victory at the Children's Miracle Network Classic (the last event of the 2008 season) with a strong second-place finish at the 2009 season-opening Mercedes-Benz Championship. A recent article on GolfChannel.com details Davis's return to form and gives some insight into his thoughts on the lifetime TOUR exemption he earned with his Children's Miracle Network victory, the twentieth of his storied career. Click here to view the complete article on GolfChannel.com.

New 2009 Pro V1 In Play at Kapalua

2009 is here which means it's time to get back to work in the Titleist Tour Van as the PGA Tour season gets underway this week at the Mercedes-Benz Championship in Maui. There are 20 Titleist golf ball players in the field including first round leader, Geoff Ogilvy who fired a 6 under par 67. Ten of the twenty Titleist golf ball players are teeing up the New 2009 Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf balls including:

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Adam Scott Andres Romero
Camilo Villegas Davis Love III
Chez Reavie Greg Kraft
Richard S. Johnson J.B. Holmes
Ryan Palmer Kenny Perry

All golfers will soon be able to play New 2009 Pro V1 golf balls that provide even more distance and durability. Enjoy these pictures of the guys from the first round of the event at the beautiful Plantation Course at Kapalua Resort.

Titleist Brand ambassador Marc Turnesa officially kicked off the 2009 PGA TOUR season with a solid drive that split the fairway on Hole #1 at the Plantation Course at Kapalua Resort.

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Many players are putting the new 2009 Pro V1 and Pro V1x golf balls to the test this week, including Davis Love III. Listen to what he has to say about the new Pro V1x.>

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