The third event of the PGA Tour season is underway at PGA West in La Quinta, Calif., where birdies are always expected in bunches. And we're sending three lucky Team Titleist members to the event this year to watch all those putts fall.
Team Titleist members T. Quealy, E. Buxton and L. Wahlert won tickets to this event through Team Titleist and will be on-hand as Titleist Brand Ambassador Bill Haas looks to make it back-to-back victories in the desert.
Haas earned his first PGA Tour victory at last year's Hope with five consecutive rounds of 68 or better, rolling in his Pro V1x golf ball for a final-round 8-under 64 and 30-under 330 total, one shot better than a group of three players including Titleist Brand Ambassador Tim Clark and Pro V1x loyalist Bubba Watson.
"I'm excited to be back, excited to have all the feelings of winning last year…," said Haas, who also won the Viking Classic last October. He was featured in this week's Titleist Tour Report on Golf Channel, which you can watch below.
"A lot of people don't understand how hard it is to win out here and just winning once was a goal of mine – and goal achieved."
This week, Haas is one of 88 players in the field at the Bob Hope Classic trusting a Titleist golf ball for their success, more than seven times the nearest competitor with 12 and more than all other competitors combined. Thirty-four players are playing new Titleist Pro V1 or Pro V1x prototype golf balls.
Titleist is also first in Iron Sets (35); Hybrids (29), including 19 new Titleist 910H hybrids; Sand, Lob and Approach Wedges (105); and Putters (51).
TV coverage of the tournament on Golf Channel is as follows (all times ET):
• Wednesday, Jan. 19: 3-6 p.m.
• Thursday, Jan. 20: 3-6 p.m.
• Friday, Jan. 21: 3-6 p.m.
• Saturday, Jan. 22: 3-7 p.m.
• Sunday, Jan. 23: 3-7 p.m.
For more information about the tournament or to purchase tickets, please visit http://www.bobhopeclassic.com/
To hear more from defending champion Bill Haas, check out the Titleist Tour Report below: