Back-to-back 65's earned Titleist Brand Ambassador Michael Hoey his fourth European Tour victory over the weekend at the Trophée Hassan II in Morocco.

Trusting a Pro V1x golf ball and a bag of Titleist equipment – including 910 driver and fairway metals, AP2 (712 Series) irons and Vokey Design SM4 wedges – Hoey charged to victory with birdies on three of his last five holes at Golf du Palais Royal.

It was one of three wins for Titleist golf ball players last weekend around the globe, including Pro V1x loyalist Yani Tseng's second-consecutive triumph on the LPGA. Titleist Brand Ambassador Nick Cullen also trusted a Pro V1x golf ball to victory at the OneAsia Tour's season-opener.

 Through the first three months of 2012, Titleist Pro V1 and Pro V1x players have combined for 33 victories across the worldwide professional tours, more than six times the nearest competitor with six and more than all competitors combined.

A total of 3,898 players have teed up Titleist golf balls in those same competitions, more than six times the nearest competitor and more than all other golf balls combined.

In Morocco, Hoey rebounded from an opening 2-over 74 with rounds of 67-65-65 for a 14-under 271 total and three-shot victory. 

Also a winner of last year's Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, Hoey made 22 birdies and one eagle over his final 54 holes. Eight of those birdies came on holes 15 through 18.

“It’s all a bit surreal at the moment but it always feels like that for me,” said Hoey.

 “I was actually thinking that I might struggle to make the cut after shooting two over in the first round but I started swinging the club really well and the confidence was there so it was great to back that up with the scores too. The second round was a good 67 and then to shoot two 65s over the weekend was pretty special really.”

Hoey was one of 70 players in the field that relied on Titleist golf balls for their success, more than three times the nearest competitor with 21 and more than all other competitors combined.

Pro V1 loyalist Jamie Donaldson shot a course-record 61, including a back-nine 28, to share third place at 13-under 275 with Phillip Price (Pro V1x) and Robert Coles (Pro V1x). 

Here' a closer look at Michael Hoey's Titleist equipment:

BallTitleist Pro V1x
DriverTitleist 910D3 8.5º (Diamana Kai'li 70)
Fairways: Titleist 910F 13.5º (Diamana Kai'li 80)
Hybrid: Titleist 910H 18º (Fujikura Tour Spec)
IronsTitleist AP2 (712 Series) 3-PW (Dynamic Gold)
WedgesVokey Design SM4 54•11º, 58•09º (Dynamic Gold)

• LPGA: Pro V1x loyalist Yani Tseng's winning momentum continued at the LPGA's Kia Classic, where she led a 1-2-3-4 finish for Titleist Pro V1 and Pro V1x players.

 Tseng, 23, led wire-to-wire, closing with a 2-under 70 for a 14-under 274 total and six-shot victory, her second in a row and third in five events to start the season.

The World No. 1 won the RR Donnelley LPGA Founders Cup last week in Phoenix and also won the LPGA Thailand in February.

It marked Tseng's 15th victory overall and sixth in her last 12 starts.

"To win this week is just very special, especially with all the fans from everywhere coming out and supporting me today," said Tseng, who has broken par in her last 10 rounds. "That was so much fun to play in front of the crowd and winning this tournament."

Tseng was one of 98 Titleist golf ball players at the Kia Classic, more than seven times the nearest competitor with 13 and more than all competitors combined.

Sun Young Yoo (Pro V1x) was runner-up at 8-under 280, while Shanshan Feng (Pro V1x) and Jiyai Shin (Pro V1) tied for third, another shot back.

Of the 11 players who tied for 10th or better, nine trusted a Titleist golf ball for their success.

• ONEASIA: Titleist Brand Ambassador Nick Cullen kicked off the OneAsia Tour season with a win the Enjoy Jakarta Indonesia Open.

 Cullen, 27, rolled his Pro V1x in for birdie on the 17th to take a one-shot lead and got up-and-down for par on No. 18 to secure the victory.

"This means the world to me," said Cullen, who finished at 8-under 279, one shot clear of fellow Titleist Brand Ambassador David Smail (Pro V1x).

"I have been practicing hard and playing well but I didn't know what to expect when I came here."

A total of 114 players in the field relied on Titleist golf balls for their success, nearly 100 more than the nearest competitor with 17 and more than all other golf balls combined. Titleist was also first in hybrids (65); iron sets (57); and sand, lob and approach wedges (180).

• PGA TOUR: Titleist was the overwhelming golf ball of choice at the Arnold Palmer Invitational with 72 players, more than six times the nearest competitor with 13 and more than all other golf balls combined. Titleist also led the field in sand, lob and approach wedges (103); and putters (46).

• CHAMPIONS TOUR: At the Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic, 58 players teed up Titleist golf balls, more than six times the nearest competitor with nine and more than all other golf balls combined.

• NATIONWIDE TOUR: Titleis was No. 1 at the Chitimacha Louisiana Open with 102 players, more than eight times the nearest competitor with 12 and more than all competitors combined. Titleist also led the field in iron sets (37); sand, lob and approach wedges (137); and putters (53).

**UPDATE: Thanks everyone for your great ideas! We will announce Scott's selections early next week here on the Team Titleist Tour Blog and post pictures of his newly-stamped Vokey wedges.

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In just over a week, Titleist Brand Ambassador Scott Stallings will drive down Magnolia Lane for the first time as a Masters participant, his bag full of Titleist Pro V1 golf balls and 14 Titleist clubs carefully packed in the trunk.

Four of those clubs will be brand new Vokey Design Spin Milled wedges, which Master Craftsman Bob Vokey is building this week at WedgeWorks in Carlsbad, Calif.

Bob has all the specs. He's just waiting on a few more details…

"Voke's asking what I want custom-stamped on my wedges for the Masters," says Scott, who earned his invitation to Augusta National by winning last year's Greenbrier Classic in a sudden-death playoff.

"I'm hoping Team Titleist can help me with some ideas!"

You heard him.

If you have an idea for Scott's custom-stamping, please log-in in to your Team Titleist account and describe it in the comments section below.

It could be the same word (or words) on each wedge. Or different words on each wedge that go together to create a neat phrase or sentence. Or anything else you can think of!

On Monday, Scott will pick his favorite idea and let Bob know what to stamp on his four Vokeys headed to Georgia.

If your idea is chosen, we'll send you a signed hat from Scott and a special gift from Team Titleist. And best of all, your stamping will go into play on Scott's wedges at the Masters!*

For a closer look at Scott's four Vokeys, click on the image below to launch the slideshow.

To learn more about Scott and his road to the PGA Tour, please click here. For more insight on Scott's four-Vokey wedge setup and why it works best for him, please click here.

(*Sorry U.S. only. Here's some more info: Why are Titleist sweepstakes U.S. only?)

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The PGA Tour is hanging out at Bay Hill Club & Lodge in Orlando, Fla., this week for the Arnold Palmer Invitational, the second-to-last tour stop before the gates open at Augusta National.

 Titleist Brand Ambassador Webb Simpson, who'll be teeing up his Pro V1x at the Masters for the first time this year, made his PGA Tour debut at Bay Hill in 2006 as an amateur. He played again as an amateur in 2008.

"It's always special to come back here... This is my sixth Bay Hill or sixth Arnold Palmer Invitational, which is a good amount more than any other tournament I played," Webb said. "So it's always nice to be back and feel like, you know, this is home."

Webb is one of 72 players in this week's field trusting a Titleist golf ball, more than five times the nearest competitor with 13 and more than all competitors combined. Titleist is also No. 1 in iron sets (32); sand, lob and approach wedges (103); and putters (46).

Check out Team Titleist's pics from the practice rounds this week in the slideshow below. We've also included a few bonus pics from the Tavistock Cup, which also played earlier this week in Orlando.

 The Arnold Palmer Invitational has been played at Bay Hill Club & Lodge for over two decades.

Video: How's Your Bracket?



How's your NCAA Tournament Bracket looking?

Team Titleist posed that question to several of our Titleist Brand Ambassadors and golf ball loyalists this week at the Arnold Palmer Invitational – including Hunter Mahan, the recent winner of golf's biggest bracket, the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship.

(And let's just say that it's a not-so-Sweet 16 for many of them.)

We also asked: Webb Simpson, Ben Crane, Hunter Mahan, Scott Stallings, Jeff Overton, Mark Wilson, Daniel Summerhays and Kris Blanks.

Check out all of their reaction in the above video.

 

On the doorstep of golf's major season, Luke Donald and Yani Tseng raised trophies on opposite sides of the country Sunday, both having trusted Pro V1x golf balls to impressive comeback victories.

Donald rallied from three shots back to win the Transitions Championship in a sudden-death playoff, while Tseng leapfrogged the competition with a back-nine 31 to win the RR Donnelley LPGA Founders Cup.

Those performances highlighted a four-win week for Titleist golf ball players around the world, as Pro V1x loyalists Julien Quesne (European Tour) and David Lipsky (Asian Tour) also found the winner's circle.

Titleist Pro V1 and Pro V1x players have now combined for 30 wins across the worldwide professional tours so far in 2012, six times the nearest competitor with six and more than all competitors combined.

A total of 3,384 players have teed up Titleist golf balls in those same events, more than six times the nearest competitor with 538 and more than all other golf balls combined.

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