Putting on another great Sunday charge, Hunter Mahan (Pro V1x) carded six birdies and overcame a four-shot deficit to capture the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational. Mahan played the last 29 holes of the tournament without a bogey, thanks to some key par saves, including one from the flower bed in front of the 16th green.  He closed with a 6-under 64, and finished at 12-under 268, two strokes clear of Ryan Palmer (Pro V1). It was Palmer's second top-3 finish in as many appearances at Firestone Country Club.

This pivotal win for Mahan, his second of the season and third in his career, has moved him into second place in the U.S. Ryder Cup standings, assuring him a spot on captain Corey Pavin’s team.

While Mahan was making his run up the leaderboard,
Pro V1x loyalist Bill Lunde fired a final round 6-under 66 to claim his first career PGA Tour title at the Turning Stone Resort Championship. Lunde, who finished the tournament at 17-under, led the field in birdies (22) and also became the 12th first-time winner on the PGA Tour this year.  In addition to earning a two-year exemption to the PGA Tour, Lunde earned a spot in next week’s PGA Championship at Whistling Straits, his second career major championship.

Not to be outdone,
David Frost (Pro V1x) rewrote the record books at the 3M Championship en route to his first career Champions tour victory. Frost’s final round 11-under 61 set a new single round record at the TPC Twin Cities, and his 25-under 191 broke the tournament scoring record by two strokes.

That score also matched the Champions Tour scoring record for all 54-hole events, shared by three Pro V1 players including Loren Roberts and Bernhard Langer.  Frost was the latest professional golfer to flirt with 59 this season when he was 9-under through 11 holes. However, he carded all pars until the finishing hole where he drained a 25-foot putt for an eagle.

The Final Count…

According to the Darrell Survey, Titleist was the golf ball of choice at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational with 40 players, more than three times the nearest competitor with 13. Titleist was also first in Iron Sets with 19; Hybrids, with 14; Sand, Lob and Approach Wedges with 56; and Putters with 20. The Titleist 910 prototype driver was also in the bag of 10 players in the field. 

Titleist was the overwhelming golf ball of choice at the Turning Stone Resort Championship with 90 players, six times the nearest competitor with 15. Titleist was also first in Iron Sets with 40; Hybrids with 25; Sand, Lob and Approach Wedges with 117; and Putters with 69. The Titleist 910 prototype driver was also in the bag of 24 players in the field. 

Titleist was the overwhelming golf ball of choice at the 3M Championship with 55 players, nearly seven times the nearest competitor with 8. Titleist was also first in Iron Sets with 28.

Titleist was the overwhelming golf ball of choice at the Preferred Health Systems Wichita Open with 103 players, more than six times the nearest competitor with 16. Titleist also was first in Iron Sets (47); Sand, Lob and Approach Wedges (140) and Putters (71). The Titleist 910 prototype driver was also in the bag of 23 players in the field.