At this week's Nationwide Children`s Hospital Invitational on the Nationwide Tour, 88 players (61 percent) in the field of 144 are trusting Titleist golf balls, more than five times the nearest competitor with 17. Titleist is also the favorite in iron sets (36), wedges (110) and putters (56).

Last year, Titleist Brand Ambassador Rickie Fowler finished runner-up in the event at The Ohio State University Scarlet Course in Columbus, Ohio, which every year extends invitations to many top college and amateur players.

Team Titleist members J. Colston, J. Teeters and G. Goodpasture won tickets to this event through Team Titleist and will be attending the event courtesy of the Nationwide Children's Hospital Invitational.

TV coverage of the tournament on Golf Channel is as follows (all times ET):

• July 22 – 12:30-2:30 p.m.

• July 23 – 12:30-2:30 p.m.

• July 24 – 6:30-9:30 p.m.
• July 25 – 7:00-9:30 p.m.

For more information about the tournament or to purchase tickets, please visit

Titleist has long been recognized for its overwhelming golf ball usage and success across the worldwide professional tours, with club professionals and at every level of competitive golf. As the country’s top junior boy golfers gathered at the Egypt Valley Country Club in Ada, Mich., for their national championship this week, 134 of the 156 players, or 86 percent of the field, relied upon Titleist golf balls. That is more than 11 times the nearest competitor with 12 players.

In addition to its golf ball success, Titleist also was the commanding choice across every major equipment category, including drivers (69), fairway metals (90), hybrids (48), iron sets (80), sand, lob and approach wedges (255) and putters (100).

It was more of the same at the U.S. Girls’ Junior Amateur Championship being contested at the Country Club of North Carolina in the Village of Pinehurst this week.  Titleist accounted for over 78 percent of the field in the golf ball category with 122 players, more than nine times the nearest competitor with 13.  Titleist also was the top choice of more players in the wedge (173) and putter (63) categories.

The success across all equipment categories is continued proof that when endorsement money is taken out of the game, Titleist is an even greater favorite of the future of competitive golf and serious golfers everywhere.

Below are the official equipment counts from the 2010 U.S. Junior Amateur and the golf ball counts from the major amateur events in the U.S. and around the world:

Titleist 134 86% Titleist 69 44%
Nearest Competitor 12 Nearest Competitor 23
Titleist 90 46% Titleist 48 42%
Nearest Competitor 27 Nearest Competitor 22
Titleist 80 51% Titleist 255 64%
Nearest Competitor 16 Nearest Competitor 41
Titleist 100 64%
Nearest Competitor 17
Titleist 134 86% Titleist 122 78%
Nearest Competitor 12 Nearest Competitor 13
Titleist 131 84% Titleist 131 84%
Nearest Competitor 10 Nearest Competitor 10
Titleist 120 77% Titleist 114 91%
Nearest Competitor 19 Nearest Competitor 5
Titleist 169 71% Titleist 225 78%
Nearest Competitor 44 Nearest Competitor 33

Titleist Brand Ambassador and PGA Tour rookie Graham DeLaet is playing a home game this week at the RBC Canadian Open, where he is making his third appearance in his country's national championship – his first, of course, with the prototype Titleist 910 driver in the bag.

DeLaet, originally of Weyburn, Saskatchewan, finished tied for 46th (6-under 73-66-72-71--282) at last year's event at Glen Abbey GC in Oakville, Ontario. (Four months later, DeLaet successfully navigated PGA Tour Q-School, tying for eighth to earn his card for this season.)

He is one of 18 Canadians in this year's event, being played at St. George's Golf & Country Club in Toronto for the first time since 1968, all of them looking to become the first Canadian to find the winner's circle since 1954.

DeLaet, currently 108th in the FedEx Cup Point Standings, has made two of his last three cuts, including last week at the Reno-Tahoe Open, where he tied a course-record at Montreux Golf & Country Club with a third-round 62.

Playing his fourth event with the prototype Titleist 910 driver, DeLaet also ranks fourth in Driving Distance on the PGA Tour with an average of 305.3 yards.

Team Titleist caught up with DeLaet Tuesday at St. George's. Check out the videos below to see what DeLaet has to say about competing at home, and his new driver...

On playing in his third Canadian Open:



On the prototype Titleist 910 driver:


At the 2010 U.S. Junior Amateur Championship, 134 players (86 percent) in the field of 156 are trusting Titleist golf balls, more than 11 times the nearest competitor with 12.

Titleist is also the overwhelming favorite of more players than any other brand across every major golf club category including drivers (69), fairway metals (90), hybrids (48), iron sets (80), wedges (255) and putters (100).

The U.S. Junior Amateur, being contested this week at Egypt Valley C.C. in Ada, Mich., marks the latest of the major professional and amateur championships this year where the trust and confidence in the superior performance and consistency of Titleist golf balls has never been stronger. From the Masters, U.S. Open and Open Championship, to the NCAA Division I and U.S. Amateur Public Links championships, Titleist continues to be the overwhelming favorite of more competitive players than all other golf balls combined.

Titleist Pro V1x loyalist Louis Oosthuizen might have flown home from St. Andrews in possession of the Claret Jug, but he didn't grab all the prizes last week at the Home of Golf.

Earlier in the week, Titleist Brand Ambassador Bill Haas topped the leaderboard at the Open Tri-Golf Challenge, an event created by The Golf Foundation, a British Isles charity dedicated to making the game more accessible for children from all backgrounds and abilities.

Seven Open participants, including Titleist Brand Ambassadors Oosthuizen, Haas, Zach Johnson, Robert Karlsson, Tano Goya and Mark Haastrup, along with Pro V1x loyalist Ian Poulter, participated in the event while hanging out and signing autographs for lots of young golfers inside the "R&A Swingzone."

Haas earned 101 points in the 30-second Tri-Golf speed and accuracy trial, hitting his final target with one second remaining to beat Goya by a point. Tri-Golf is a youngster-friendly version of golf created by The Golf Foundation, which is aiming to reach 1 million children by 2013 through its "Golf Roots" initiative.

"I can't believe it!" Haas said. "That was great fun, really enjoyed it."

Poulter finished third with 92 points, Oosthuizen in fourth with 91.

"I certainly left some shots out there," the Champion Golfer of the Year said.

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