Posted: October 10, 2011
Eight tournaments were contested last weekend across the worldwide professional tours.
And all of them ended the same way, with Titleist at the top of the leader board.From California to Madrid to Japan, Titleist golf ball players combined for an eight-victory sweep around the globe, bringing Titleist's 2011 win total to 140, more than six times the nearest competitor with 22 and more than all competitors combined.It was also a weekend for breakout wins, featuring Titleist Brand Ambassadors Rickie Fowler (OneAsia/Korean Tour), Bryce Molder (PGA Tour), Lee Slattery (European Tour) and Brad Faxon (Champions Tour).Fowler, Molder, Faxon and Slattery each trusted Titleist from tee-to-green, including sets of new Titleist 712 Series irons, which will be begin shipping to golf shops next month. (See below for a closer look at each player's Titleist equipment.)And then there was Pro V1x loyalist Yani Tseng, who won for the fifth time in her last 10 starts, further solidifying her position as the No. 1 player in women's golf.In total, 17,436 players have teed up Titleist golf balls in events on the 2011 worldwide pro tours, more than six times the nearest competitor with 2,690 and more than all competitors combined.• PGA TOUR: Titleist Brand Ambassador Bryce Molder (Pro V1x) captured his first win on the PGA Tour, prevailing over fellow Pro V1x loyalist Briny Baird in a six-hole playoff at the Frys.com Open in Northern California.Molder, who closed in 7-under 64 to finish regulation tied with Baird at 17-under 267, claimed victory after rolling his Pro V1x golf ball in from 8 feet for birdie on the sixth playoff hole, CordeValle's par-4 18th.It was the 30th win for Titleist golf ball players on the 2011 PGA Tour, more than seven times the nearest competitor with four and more than all competitors combined."It's such a strange dynamic, a playoff, because it's just the two of you now, and you've had nerves all day long, and there's only so long that your body can be nervous," said Molder, one of 15 Titleist Brand Ambassadors that have won at least once this season on the PGA Tour."And you almost kind of get through it. You still have the adrenaline and that's why a lot of times you see some great golf in playoffs."Using his Scotty Cameron Newport 2.7 Putter, Molder led the field in Putts Per Round (26.8) and Putts Per Greens in Regulation (1.58)Titleist Brand Ambassador Bud Cauley (Pro V1) had his best performance of the season, finishing alone in third at 15-under 269. He's now made five of six cuts in PGA Tour events since turning professional this summer and is on the brink of joining a select list of players to get a Tour card without graduating from Q-school or the Nationwide Tour. Titleist was the overwhelming golf ball of choice at the Frys.com Open with 88 players, nearly seven times the nearest competitor with 13 and more than all competitors combined.Titleist also was first in hybrids (30); iron sets (34), including 19 sets of new 712 prototype irons; sand, lob and approach wedges(105); and putters (51). Here's a closer look at Bryce Molder's Titleist equipment:Ball: Titleist Pro V1xDriver: Titleist 909D3 9.5º (Mitsubishi Diamana Prototype)3-wood: Titleist 909F2 13.5º (Mitsubishi Diamana White 83)Hybrid: Titleist 910H 20º (Fujikura Speeder 904)Irons: Titleist CB (712 Series) 3-9 (True Temper Dynamic Gold)Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design Spin Miled 48º, TVD54º, TVD60º (True Temper Dynamic Gold)Putter: Scotty Cameron Newport 2.7 SS• ONEASIA/KOREA: Titleist Brand Ambassador Rickie Fowler went wire-to-wire at the OneAsia Tour's Korea Open to win his first professional title.Fowler, the 2010 PGA Tour Rookie of the Year, closed with a 3-under par 68 en route to a six-stroke victory over fellow Titleist Brand Ambassador Rory McIlroy.Fowler finished at 16-under 268, which included an 8-under 63 on Saturday, while McIlroy fired a final-round 64 en route to his runner-up finish. "It was a lot of fun," said Fowler.
"I played well early on in the final round and then I was comfortable over the last few holes. Overall, I enjoyed the whole week. It feels great to have the first win. I played well all week ... I had good control of my ball, I drove well and I made some putts."Titleist was the overwhelming golf ball of choice at the Kolon Korea Open with 104 players, 13 times the nearest competitor with eight and more than all competitors combined.Of the 12 players who finished among the top 10 and ties, 10 relied upon Titleist golf balls for their success.Titleist also was first in fairway metals (57); hybrids (83); iron sets (58); sand, lob and approach wedges (161); and putters (51).Here's a closer look at Rickie Fowler's Titleist equipment:Ball: Titleist Pro V1xDriver: Titleist 910D3 8.5º (Mitsubishi Diamana Whiteboard 73)3-wood: Titleist 910F 13.5º (Mitsubishi Diamana Ahina 80)Irons: Titleist MB 712 4-9 (True Temper Dynamic Gold)Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design Spin Milled 48•10º (bent to 47º), 50•08º (bent to 51º), 55•12º, 60L (bent to 59º) (True Temper Dynamic Gold)Putter: Scotty Cameron Circa 62(Deep Milled)• CHAMPIONS TOUR: Titleist Brand Ambassador Brad Faxon (Pro V1) captured his first Champions Tour victory at the Insperity Classic, trusting a Pro V1 golf ball and a bag full of Titleist equipment including new Titleist CB (712 Series) irons.Faxon, an eight-time winner on the PGA Tour, shot a 7-under 65 in windy Texas conditions on Saturday, rolling his Pro V1 golf ball in from 4 feet on No. 18 at The Woodlands Country Club to take the 36-hole lead by one.It would also end up being the winning birdie, as heavy rains washed out the final round of the event."I had passed all my goals this week, was hitting my irons a lot better and made a 4-footer on 18 on Saturday, which turned out to be the winning stroke," Faxon told PGATour.com.Pro V1x loyalist Tommy Armour III finished alone in second at 9-under 135.Titleist was the overwhelming golf ball of choice at the Insperity Championship with 51 players, more than four times the nearest competitor with 12. Titleist also was first in iron sets (20).Here's a closer look at Brad Faxon's Titleist equipment:Ball: Titleist Pro V1Driver: Titleist 910D2 9.5º (Fujikura Motore F3 60)3-wood: Titleist 910F 15º (Fujikura Motore F3 70)Hybrid: Titleist 910H 17º (Aldila VS Proto Hybrid 95)Hybrid: Titleist 910H 21º (Aldila VS Proto Hybrid 95)Irons: Titleist MB 712 Series 4-9 (Project X Rifle)Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design Spin Milled 54º, 60º (True Temper Dynamic Gold)Putter: Scotty Cameron Prototype• EUROPEAN TOUR: Titleist Brand Ambassador Lee Slattery claimed his first European Tour title at the Bankia Madrid Masters.Slattery rolled his Pro V1x golf ball for three consecutive birdies on the back nine Sunday at El Encin Golf Hotel, posting a final-round 1-under 71 for a 15-under 273 total and one-shot victory.Slattery has now posted four top-10 finishes this season.“It means absolutely everything to me. I remember when I got my Tour card for the first time and my Dad said to me ‘You haven’t made it yet, you’ve got to win an event’ and he’s kind of right," said Slattery.“The belief I’ve got now after winning is tremendous and I want to win more.”Pro V1x loyalists Cesar Monasterio and Eduardo De La Riva tied for third at 12-under 276.Titleist was the most played golf ball at the Bankia Madrid Masters with 73 players, more than three times the nearest competitor with 20 and more than all competitors combined.Here's a closer look at Lee Slattery's Titleist equipment:Ball: Titleist Pro V1xDriver: Titleist 910D2 8.5º (Project X 7A3)Irons: Titleist CB 712 Series 2-PW (True Temper Dynamic Gold)Wedges: Vokey Design Spin Milled 252•08º, 258•08º (True Temper Dynamic Gold)Putter: Scotty Cameron R&D Concept 1 Prototype
• LPGA TOUR: Pro V1x loyalist Yani Tseng won for the fifth time in her last 10 starts Sunday at the Hana Bank Championship while leading a 1-through-6 finish for Titleist golf ball players. Tseng, the No. 1 player in the Rolex World Rankings and five-time major champion, closed in 5-under 67 for a 14-under 202 total, one shot ahead of fellow Pro V1x loyalist Na Yeon Choi.It was Tseng's sixth victory of the season and 11th of her four-year career. "I learned a lot from my mistakes and this is my fourth year on the Tour," said Tseng. "I really get a lot of experience and some experience from when I'm leading and winning a tournament.
"I feel like my mental game is getting mature and my skills are getting better." Pro V1x loyalist Brittany Lincicome closed in 6-under 66 to finish at 11-under 205, tied for third with Pro V1x loyalist Jimin Kang and Pro V1 loyalist Soo-Jin Yang.Ten of the top 11 players on the final leader board were Titleist golf ball players.In total, 48 players in the field relied on Titleist golf ball for their success, six times the nearest competitor with eight and more than all competitors combined. • NATIONWIDE TOUR: Pro V1x loyalist Miguel Carballo dropped his Pro V1x golf ball in for three eagles Sunday to capture his second-career Nationwide Tour title and guarantee his 2012 PGA Tour card.Carballo closed with a back-nine 32 that featured consecutive 30-foot eagle putts on the par-5 14th and par-4 15th holes at the Black Creek Club in Chattanooga, Tenn., to close in 8-under 64 and win by two shots."I can't describe this feeling," Carballo told PGATour.com via an interpreter. Two weeks ago, Carballa finished runner-up in a playoff at the Soboba Classic. "This is absolutely spectacular."Titleist was the overwhelming golf ball of choice at the event with 104 players, more than eight times the nearest competitor with 12.Titleist also was first in iron sets (48); sand, lob and approach wedges (150); and putters (58).• ASIAN TOUR: Lu Wei-chih rolled his Pro V1x golf ball in from 9 feet for birdie on the the 18th hole at Linkou International Golf Club Sunday to win the the Yeangder Tournament Players Championship.Wei-chih posted a final-round 3-under 69 for a 5-under 283 total, one shot ahead of fellow Pro V1x loyalist Lu Wen-teh.It marked Wei-chih's second-career Asian Tour title.“The winning feeling is second to none and it’s even sweeter when you win at home,” said Wei-chih. “That birdie on the last hole was exceptionally crucial. I knew that it was not over as Wen-teh still had a chance to force a playoff with two more holes to play. But as he could only manage pars, I’m happy that I won."Titleist was the overwhelming golf ball of choice at the event with 95 players, more than four times the nearest competitor with 20 and more than all competitors combined. Titleist also was first in iron sets (22); and sand, lob and approach wedges (90). • JAPAN TOUR: Pro V1x loyalist Kenichi Kuboya earned his fifth Japan Golf Tour title with a two-shot victory at the Canon Open.Kuboya shot a final-round 3-under 69 for a 14-under 274 total at Totsuka Country Club. Fellow Pro V1x loyalists Brad Kennedy and Chawalit Plaphol tied for second at 16-under 276.Kennedy's closing 7-under 65 was Sunday's best round.Titleist was the overwhelming golf ball of choice at the Canon Open with 46 players. Titleist also was first in hybrids (30); and sand, lob and approach wedges (84).
That is Amazing ...
wrote on October 10, 2011
Glad to see Rickie get that win!!!!
wrote on October 10, 2011
Way to go Titleist! Congrats everybody!
wrote on October 14, 2011