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Posted: August 17, 2011
Titleist Golf Ball Loyalists Enjoy Three-Win Week Across Worldwide Professional Tours.
Fairhaven, MA (August 15, 2011) – Three Titleist golf ball loyalists earned victories across the worldwide professional tours this week, while nine of the Top 10 finishers at the PGA Championship relied upon the #1 ball golf for their success. Titleist golf ball players have accumulated 106 victories across the 2011 worldwide professional tours, more than six times the nearest competitor with 16.
NATIONWIDE TOUR: Steve Friesen played near-flawless golf to win the Price Cutter Charity Championship, trusting a Pro V1x golf ball and a bag full of Titleist equipment to his first Nationwide Tour victory. Friesen posted three consecutive birdies over his closing three holes to complete a bogey-free final-round of 8-under 64 en route to a 26-under 262 total and five-shot victory. Here's a closer look at Steve Friesen's Titleist equipment:
Ball: Titleist Pro V1x
Driver: Titleist 910D3 8.5º, A•1 SureFit Tour Setting (Mitsubishi Diamana Kai'li 70)
3-wood: Titleist 906F2 13º (Proforce V2 86)
Hybrid: Titleist 910H 17º, A•1 Setting (Project X HC1)
Hybrid: Titleist 910H 20º, A•1 Setting (Project X HC1)
Irons: CB 4-PW (Project X)
Wedge: Titleist Vokey Design Spin Milled TVD52º, 60º (True Temper Dynamic Gold)
Putter: Scotty Cameron Del Mar
Statistically, Friesen made 25 birdies, one eagle and just one bogey over the 72 holes. Trusting a Scotty Cameron Del Mar putter, he finished T-1 in putts per green in regulation (1.6) and needed only 24 putts in the final round. He used his Titleist CB irons to finish T-5 in greens in regulation (83.3 percent) and found 75 percent of his fairways (T-8) using his Titleist 910D3 8.5º driver.
Pro V1x loyalist Gavin Coles posted a final round six-under 66 to finish solo second, while five players tied for third place, including Pro V1x players Cliff Kresge, Paul Claxton and Ted Potter, Jr.,and Pro V1 loyalist Josh Broadaway.
Titleist was the overwhelming golf ball of choice at the Price Cutter Charity Championship with 104 players, more than five times the nearest competitor with 18. Titleist also was first in iron sets (T-43); sand, lob and approach wedges (148); and putters (70).
ONEASIA TOUR: Pro V1x loyalist Andre Stolz captured the Thailand Open in Bangkok for his second title on the 2011 OneAsia Tour. Stolz, who also won the Indonesia PGA Championship in March, fired a final-round 9-under 63 for a 22-under 266 total and two-shot victory.
Titleist Brand Ambassadors Choi Jin-ho and Brent McCullough tied for third place at 17-under 271, as 10 of the 14 players who finished among the top 10 and ties relied upon Titleist golf balls for their success.
Titleist was the overwhelming golf ball of choice at the event with 115 players, more than seven times the nearest competitor with 16 and more than all competitors combined. Titleist also was first in iron sets (68); and hybrids (61).
SUNSHINE TOUR: Pro V1x loyalist Darren Fichardt came back to win the Vodacom Origin of Golf event at Wild Coast Country Club for his 11th-career victory on the South African Sunshine Tour. Fichardt closed with a bogey-free 6-under 64 for a 6-under 204 total and one-shot victory. His final round featured a back-nine 30 that included three birdies and an eagle.
Titleist Brand Ambassadors Jbe Kruger, Christiaan Basson, Jean Hugo and Shaun Norris tied for third place along with Pro V1 loyalist Tjaart van der Walt, three shots behind the winner, as six of the top seven finishers relied upon Titleist golf balls for their success.
Titleist was the overwhelming golf ball choice with over 71 percent of the field relying upon the #1 ball in golf.
PGA TOUR: Titleist golf ball players occupied nine of the top 10 positions on the final leaderboard at the PGA Championship, including playoff participant and Titleist Brand Ambassador, Jason Dufner. Overall, 94 players at the year’s final major relied on Titleist golf balls for their success, nearly four times the nearest competitor with 25. Titleist also was first in iron sets (50); sand, lob and approach wedges (141); and putters (54).
Dufner, whose Titleist golf bag includes the Pro V1x golf ball, 910D2 driver, 910F and 906F2 fairway metals, 910H hybrid, AP2 irons, Vokey Design sand and lob wedges and a Scotty Cameron Circa 62 #6 putter, fell one shot short of his first career victory in a three-hole aggregate playoff. Both playoff participants finished at 8-under 272. Dufner, who closed with a one-under par 69, led the field for the week in Greens-in-Regulation.
- Anders Hansen (Pro V1x, 910D3 driver, 910F.d fairway metal, CB and AP2 irons, Vokey Design approach and lob wedges) fired a 4-under 66 in the final round to finish solo 3rd. Hansen’s 7-under 273 total was two strokes clear of three players, including fellow Titleist Brand Ambassador Robert Karlsson (Pro V1x, 910D3 driver, 910F.d and 910F fairway metals, MB irons, Vokey Design approach and lob wedges, Vokey TVD sand wedge, Scotty Cameron GSS putter) and Pro V1 loyalist Scott Verplank.
- Titleist Brand Ambassador Adam Scott (Pro V1, 910D3 driver, 910F.d fairway metal, 910H hybrid, MB irons, Vokey Design wedges, Scotty Cameron Kombi Long putter) followed up his victory at last week's WGC-Bridgestone Invitational with a 7th place finish, while Pro V1x loyalists Lee Westwood and Luke Donald shared 8th. Titleist Brand Ambassador Kevin Na (Pro V1x, 910D3 driver, 910F fairway metals, 910H hybrid, AP2 irons, Vokey Design wedges, Scotty Cameron Studio Select Newport putter) and D.A. Points (Pro V1x) tied for 10th, giving Titleist golf ball loyalists nine of the top ten positions on the PGA Championship leaderboard.
- Titleist was the overwhelming golf ball of choice at the event with 94 players, nearly four times the nearest competitor with 25.
- Titleist also was first in iron sets (50), including 14 sets of new 712 prototype irons (4 AP2, 6 MB, and 4 CB sets in play); sand, lob and approach wedges (141); and putters (54). Titleist was second in drivers (44), including 38 910D2 or 910D3 models; fairway metals (47); and hybrids (40).