It's back to work for the PGA Tour this week at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Conn., and the Travelers Championship.

Many of the PGA Tour's stars have come to New England this week, including Pro V1x loyalist Bubba Watson, who earned his first PGA Tour victory here last year. (He's won two more times since, at this season's Farmers Insurance Open and Zurich Classic of New Orleans).

Also in the field this week: Titleist Brand Ambassador Zach Johnson, a winner earlier this week at the best-ball CVS Caremark Charity Classic at Rhode Island Country Club.

Team Titleist is on the ground at TPC River Highlands this week as well, checking in with all our Titleist Brand Ambassadors and golf ball players. Launch the slideshow below to see pictures from Tuesday's practice round, and check back later in the week for more updates from the Travelers Championship.

If you happen to be going to TPC River Highlands today (Wednesday), click here for your chance to win a prize from Team Titleist.

 



Pro V1 loyalist Matthew Zions (pictured above) won the European Tour's Saint-Omer Open by seven shots, contributing to a perfect 4-for-4 Sunday sweep for Titleist golf ball players across the worldwide professional tours.

Last week, Titleist golf ball players won all seven events contested around the globe.

Seventy-seven players have now trusted Titleist golf balls to worldwide victories in 2011, seven times the nearest competitor and more than all competitors combined.

A total of 9,384 players have teed up Titleist golf balls in competition this season, more than six times the nearest competitor with 1,452 and more than all other golf balls combined.

EUROPEAN TOUR: Pro V1 loyalist Matthew Zions closed with a 2-under 69 at the Saint-Omer Open to earn his first European Tour title.

Zions finished the four rounds at Aa Saint Omer Golf Club at 8-under 276 (68-72-67-69), seven shots ahead of three players including Titleist Pro V1x loyalists Peter Gustafsson and Craig Lee.

Titleist was the overwhelming golf ball of choice at the event with 117 players, more than six times the nearest competitor with 18. Titleist also was first in iron sets (49); and sand, lob and approach wedges (194).

“It feels like I’m dreaming," said Zions. "The last four holes I was wondering when I could start thinking about winning, and when would be too soon that it tempted fate. I had a lump in my throat a couple of times. ... It was nice to feel those butterflies this morning and feel the adrenaline as I was coming down the stretch. That’s why we play."

Zions led the field in greens in regulation (76.4 percent) and averaged 1.79 putts per green in regulation.

NATIONWIDE TOUR: Pro V1x loyalist Mathew Goggin became the first two-time winner on the Nationwide Tour this season, holding off Titleist Brand Ambassador Kyle Thompson for a one-shot victory at the Preferred Health Systems Wichita Open in Kansas.



Goggin rolled his Pro V1x golf ball in from 7 feet for birdie on No. 18 at at Crestview Country Club to post a final-round 2-under 69 and 18-under 266 total.

Thompson, winner of last week's Rex Hospital Open, also birdied two of his last three holes to shot a Sunday 69. He finished at 17-under 267.

"Since I have two kids, it really is special to win on Father's Day, but really any day is good to win a golf tournament," said Goggin," also a winner at the season-opening Panama CLARO Championship.


Goggin was one of 114 players in the field that trusted a Titleist golf ball, more than eight times the nearest competitor with 14 and more than all competitors combined.
Titleist also was first in iron sets (44);  sand, lob and approach wedges (139); and putters (68).

ASIAN TOUR: Pro V1x loyalist Chawalit Plaphol captured the Queen's Cup for his first title in five years, closing with a 3-under 68 for an 11-under 273 total and two-shot victory.

It was Plaphol's third-career Asian Tour victory.

Eleven of the 13 players who finished among the top 10 and ties at Santiburi Samui Country Club relied upon Titleist golf balls, including six of the top seven. 

Titleist was the overwhelming choice of more players with 98, which is over 68 percent of the field.



You won't just find a lot of Titleist golf balls at this week's U.S. Open. You'll find many Team Titleist members, as well.

Team Titleist members Justin P., Dwayne C., Keith G., Ben P., Chuck G., Jeffrey M., Hal C., Joe S., Joseph L., Hayden G., Chris R., Jason W., Bob B., and Matt M. all won tickets to this week's U.S. Open and will be hanging out outside the ropes this week at Congressional Country Club as history unfolds...

Congrats everyone. Have fun!

For the 63rd-consecutive year, Titleist is the #1 golf ball at the United States Open Championship.

 At this week's U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club, 96 players are trusting Titleist golf balls for their success, more than five times the nearest competitor with 19 and more than all competitors combined.

It's the longest success story in golf, dating back to the 1949 U.S. Open at Medinah Country Club.

Titleist is also first this week in iron sets (44); sand, lob and approach wedges (132); and putters (51).

So far in 2011, Titleist golf ball players have combined for 73 victories across the worldwide professional tours, more than six times the nearest competitor with 11 and more than all other golf balls combined.

For more coverage from the U.S. Open, check out the links below:

Video: Inside the Ropes at Congressional with TPI's Dave Phillips
Slideshow: On the Range at the U.S. Open (Part 1)
Slideshow: On the Range at the U.S. Open (Part 2)
Slideshow: On the Range at the U.S. Open (Part 3)

The Titleist Tour Van pulled out of Congressional Country Club yesterday afternoon after three action-packed workdays, but we've still got pictures rolling in to Team Titleist.

Check out the slideshow below for more great photos from the last couple days at the U.S. Open, inside and outside the TTV.

(Thanks again to photographer and Team Titleist member Greg Moore for contributing to this slideshow.)

If you missed the first two parts of our U.S. Open slideshows, click here: Part 1Part 2.

 

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