Posted: July 23, 2012
Titleist Brand Ambassador Scott Stallings won the True South Classic Sunday, trusting a Titleist Pro V1x golf ball, AP2 (712 Series) irons and a bag of Titleist equipment to shoot four consecutive rounds in the 60s and set a tournament record 24-under 264.
Titleist Pro V1 and Pro V1x players have combined for 97 victories to so far this season across the worldwide professional tours, more than seven times the nearest competitor with 12 and more than all other golf balls combined.
A total of 12,028 players have teed up Titleist golf balls in those same events, as compared to 1,911 for the nearest competitor.
In his first start ever at Annandale, Stallings held a share of the 54-hole lead, then made back-to-back birdies on the 70 and 71st holes to card a final round 68 and earn his second career victory in just his second season on tour, with his first coming just over a year ago at The Greenbrier Classic.
Fellow Titleist Brand Ambassador Jason Bohn (Pro V1x, 913D3 driver, 910Fd fairway metal, 910H hybrid, MB irons, Vokey Design SM4 pitching, gap, sand and lob wedges, Scotty Cameron 350 putter) also shot four consecutive rounds in the 60s and captured second place.
Stallings topped a leaderboard loaded with Titleist Brand Ambassadors and golf ball loyalists who occupied the top four positions and were among the 8 of 12 who finished in the top 10 and ties. Pro V1x loyalist Billy Horschel finished solo 3rd, four shots behind Stallings, while Titleist Brand Ambassador Bud Cauley (Pro V1x, 913D2, 910Fd fairway metal, 910H hybrid, MB irons/CB iron, Vokey Design Spin Milled pitching, sand and lob wedges, Scotty Cameron Studio Select Newport putter), was alone in 4th, another shot back.
Here's a closer look at Scott Stalling's Titleist equipment:Ball: Titleist Pro V1xDriver: Titleist 910D3 8.5º (Mitsubishi 1 graphite)3-wood: Titleist 909F2 13.5º (MItsubishi 3 graphite)Irons: Titleist AP2 (4-9) 712 Series (True Temper steel)Wedges: Vokey Design SM4 48º, 52º, 56º, 60º (True Temper steel)Putter: Scotty Cameron Newport 2 Studio SelectHalf of the 24 players who played a Titleist driver in the True South Classic field relied upon new 913 prototype models, including runner-up Jason Bohn (913D3), Bud Cauley (913D2/4th), and Chris Kirk (913D3/T10).Titleist was the top choice of more players in the True South field of 131 in the golf ball category with 84 (64%), six times the nearest competitor with 14. Titleist was also the field favorite in the wedge (104) and putter (54) categories.
Stallings becomes the tenth different Titleist Brand Ambassador to win on the 2012 PGA TOUR for a total of 12 full product line victories this year. The tee-through-green success of Titleist players translates into more wins across every major product category year-to-date, including: Golf Balls (21, Nearest Competitor 4), Drivers (12, Nearest Competitor 5), Fairway Metals (13, Nearest Competitor 8), Hybrids (9, Nearest Competitor 4), Irons (13, Nearest Competitor 5), Wedges (16, Nearest Competitor 5), and Putters (11, Nearest Competitor 6).
With his win at the True South Classic, Stallings joins fellow Titleist full product line ambassadors Steve Stricker (Hyundai Tournament of Champions), Bill Haas (Northern Trust Open), Ben Curtis (Valero Texas Open), Jason Dufner (Zurich Classic, Byron Nelson Championship), Zach Johnson (Crowne Plaza Invitational, John Deere Classic), Webb Simpson (U.S. Open) and Marc Leishman (Travelers Championship) in the Titleist Winners' Circle.
EUROPEAN: Titleist Brand Ambassador Adam Scott posted a runner-up finish at the Open Championship, one shot shy of forcing a playoff. Titleist golf ball loyalist and World No. 1 Luke Donald tied for 5th place.