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Posted: October 22, 2012
Beginning the final day of competition with a one-shot lead, Bo Van Pelt relied on his Titleist Pro V1 golf ball to tally six final-round birdies on his way to a winning score of 16-under 272 at the European Tour’s ISPS HANDA Perth International at Lake Karrinyup Golf Club. Joining Van Pelt in the winners' circle were Pro V1 loyalist Dae-Sub Kim (Korean Tour), Pro V1x loyalists Thaworn Wiratchant (Asian Tour), Toru Taniguchi (Japan Tour) and Teboho Sefatsa (Sunshine Tour). With these five wins, Titleist Pro V1 and Pro V1x players have now won 162 times across the worldwide professional tours in 2012, more than nine times the nearest competitor with 18 and more than all competitors combined.
"It's a great feeling to come out on top," said Van Pelt. "You know, it was fun. That's why you practice is to give yourself a chance to win with nine holes to go."Van Pelt finished two shots clear of Titleist Brand Ambassador Jason Dufner, who posted a final score of 14-under 274. “It's good to get back out and compete and nice to be in the hunt after a couple weeks off and after The Ryder Cup. So you know, nothing to be ashamed of. Just got to tighten up a couple things,” said Dufner.Three more shots back at 11-under 271, was third place finisher and Titleist Pro V1x golf ball loyalist Alejandro Canizares. Canizares held the share of the first round lead after a bogey-free, seven birdie 65 on Thursday.Michael Hendry (Pro V1x) took solo fourth place with a 9-under 279, as Titleist golf ball players occupied the top four positions on the leaderboard and seven of the top 10.A total of 102 players in the field played Titleist golf balls, more than five times the nearest competitor with 19.
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ASIAN TOUR: Pro V1x loyalist Thaworn Wiratchant won the 2012 Hero Indian Open at KGA Golf Club in Bangalore, India, for his third win on the Asian Tour in 2012. One shot back in the 18th fairway with a 7-iron in hand, Wiratchant’s approach finished a foot from the hole where he tapped in to force the playoff he would eventually win.Shiv Kapur (Pro V1x) finished fourth at 12-under 272, while Asian Tour rookie and Titleist Brand Ambassador Arnond Vongvanij (Pro V1x, 913D3 driver, 910F fairway metals, 909H hybrid, CB irons, Vokey Design Spin Milled/SM4 wedges, Scotty Cameron Red X Putter) closed with a final round 2-under 69 to finish in a tie for fifth place at 10-under 274 and secure his card for 2013.Titleist led the field with 105 golf ball players, five times the nearest competitor with 21. Titleist also was first in iron sets (38) and sand, lob and approach wedges (144).
JAPAN TOUR: Titleist Pro V1x loyalist Toru Taniguchi did not need a clutch putt to win on Sunday. Taniguchi holed his 110-yard third shot on the par-5 18th for eagle to successfully defend his title at the Bridgestone Open.Taniguchi closed with a 5-under 66 for a 12-under 272 total to claim his second win of the season and 19th-career JGTO title.Hiroyuki Fujita (Pro V1) posted 68 to take second at 11-under 271. Dong-Hwan Lee (Pro V1x, 913D2 driver, 913Fd fairway metal, 913H hybrids, MB irons, Vokey Design SM4 wedges, Scotty Cameron GoLo Mid putter) closed with 69 to share third place at 10 under.Titleist was the top choice in golf balls with 43 players in the field trusting a Pro V1 or Pro V1x for their success. Titleist was also first in sand, lob and approach wedges (88).
KOREAN TOUR/ONEASIA: Titleist Brand Ambassador Dae-Sub Kim fired a final round 2-under 69 to win the Kolon Korea Open at WooJeong Hills Country Club for his second victory of the season.
What's In Dae-Sub Kim's Titleist Bag?:
Ball: Titleist Pro V1 Driver: 913 D2 7.5º(Mitsubishi-Rayon Diamana Kai'li 60 X) Fairway Metal: 904F 13.0º Hybrid: 910H 17.0º (Graphite Design Tour AD DI 85 X) Hybrids: 910H 21.0º, 24.0º(Aldila NV 85 X) Irons: Titleist MB (5-PW) Wedge: Vokey Design SM4 52º, 58º Putter: Scotty Cameron Newport 2 Select Mid
Kim, only recently discharged from 20 months of military service, finished at 5-under 279 for a two-shot victory over fellow Titleist Brand Ambassador DaeHyun Kim (Pro V1x, 913D3 driver, 910FD fairway metal, MB irons, Vokey Design Spin Milled wedges).KyungNam Kang (Pro V1) tied for third place, another shot back.Titleist was the most played golf ball at the event with 77 players, more than seven times the nearest competitor with 10. Six of 10 players who finished among the top 10 and ties relied upon Titleist golf balls for their success.Titleist was also tops in iron sets (42); sand, lob and approach wedges (171); and putters (52).
SUNSHINE TOUR: Teboho Sefatsa (Pro V1x) earned his first victory on the Sunshine Tour as Titleist golf ball players claimed four of the top five positions at the BMG Classic.Sefasta carded a final round of 4-under 68 for a 10-under 206 total for a one-shot victory. Matthew Carvell (Pro V1x) and Desvonde Botes (Pro V1x) tied for third at 8-under 208. Jake Redman (Pro V1) finished in solo-fifth, another shot back.Titleist was the most played golf ball in the event with 112 players trusting Pro V1 and Pro V1x golf balls for their success, nearly three times the nearest competitor with 40.
PGA TOUR: Six of the top 10 finishers trusted a Titleist golf ball for their success at the McGladrey Classic, including runner-up David Toms, who played a new Titleist Pro V1x prototype golf ball for the first time.The McGladrey Classic was the third week of of the seeding and tour validation process for the new Pro V1 and Pro V1x prototype golf balls on the PGA Tour. This week, 27 players (24 Pro V1x and 3 Pro V1) put the new balls in play.In total, 88 players in the 132-player field are trusting Titleist Pro V1 and Pro V1x golf balls for their success, more than five times the nearest competitor with 15 and more than all other golf balls combined. Titleist is also first in the sand, lob and approach wedges (93) and putter (50) categories.
Posted: October 19, 2012
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The 2012 Fall Series rolls on as the PGA Tour cruises into St. Simons Island, Ga., for the 2012 McGladrey Classic. This week, players will be treated to some southern hospitality and beautiful views along the Seaside Course at Sea Island.
In total, 88 players in the 132-player field are trusting Titleist Pro V1 and Pro V1x golf balls for their success, more than five times the nearest competitor with 15 and more than all other golf balls combined. This includes 27 players who will be teeing up the new Pro V1 (3) and Pro V1x (24) prototype golf balls.
Titleist is also first in the sand, lob and approach wedges (93) and putter (50) categories.
Titleist Brand Ambassador Ben Crane will be looking to defend his title after winning the tournament last year in stellar fashion. In 2011, Crane started the final round five shots back and went on to card a 7-under 63 to force a playoff with fellow Titleist Brand Ambassador Webb Simpson.
Crane went on to win the playoff and less than 24 hours later, welcomed his third child to the world. Check out this great video Ben sent us last year recapping those exciting days. Watch here.
In the meantime, check out the slideshow above for a closer look at some action from around the course and on the range.
Posted: October 15, 2012
Winning on the PGA Tour fall series requires a lot of birdies, and a lot of confidence. Checking both of those items off the list, Pro V1x loyalist Jonas Blixt carded 21 birdies (T1) on his way to winning the Frys.com Open with a 16-under 268 (66-68-66-68) showing at CordeValle in San Martin, Calif. This was Blixt's first career win on the PGA Tour and he becomes the third rookie to win in the 2012 season.
"I just told myself, just give it a good hit every time and see what happens," said Blixt. "Just focus. You can't do anything better than your best. That's what I did on every shot."
Also landing in the winners' circle were Titleist Brand Ambassadors Gaganjeet Bhullar (Asian Tour), Peter Wilson (Australasia Tour) and MeenWhee Kim (Korean Tour), Pro V1x loyalists Shawn Stefani (Web.com Tour), Liang Wenchong (One Asia Tour), Kenichi Kuboya (Japan Tour) and Alan Wagner (PGA Tour Latinoamerica). With these wins, Titleist Pro V1 and Pro V1x players have now won 157 times across the worldwide professional tours in 2012, more than eight times the nearest competitor with 18 and more than all competitors combined.
With a performance on the greens good enough for for first in both Putts Per Round (26.3) and Strokes Gained (2.468), Blixt captured his first PGA Tour victory and earned a PGA Tour exemption through the 2014 season.
Jason Kokrak, relying upon the new Titleist Pro V1x prototype golf ball, was among two players who tied for second place at the Frys.com Open. Kokrak led the field in Greens in Regulation (81.8%) and was ninth in Driving Distance (300.4) playing the new Pro V1x prototype for the first time in competition.
Third-round leader John Mallinger (Pro V1x) was among four players who tied for fourth at 14 under, along with Titleist Brand Ambassador Jimmy Walker (New Pro V1 prototype golf ball). Walker closed with a Sunday-best and course record-tying nine-under 62. Walker also finished fourth in Driving Distance with a 304.8 average playing the new Pro V1 golf ball for the first time in competition.
In total, 89 players in the 132-player field trusted Titleist Pro V1 and Pro V1x golf balls for their success, more than seven times the nearest competitor with 12 and more than all other golf balls combined. This includes 21 players who teed up the new Pro V1 (3) and Pro V1x (18) prototype golf balls that were introduced on tour last week in Vegas.
Titleist was also first in the sand, lob and approach wedges (103) and putter (51) categories.
WEB.COM: Pro V1x loyalist Shawn Stefani fired a final round 3-under-par 68 in an impressive a five-shot victory at the Miccosukee Championship. Stefani, who captured the Midwest Classic in August, finished with a 15-under-par 269 victory total.
Titleist Brand Ambassador Alistair Presnell (Pro V1x, 913D3 driver, 910F fairway metal, 910H hybrid, MB irons, Vokey Design pitching, sand and lob wedges) finished solo second, after tying for third place last week. Stefani advanced to fourth and Presnell to 19th on the 2012 Web.com Tour money list with just two events remaining on the season. The top 25 earn 2013 PGA Tour cards.
Titleist was the most played golf ball at the event with 96 players in the field of 144 trusting Pro V1 and Pro V1x golf balls, more than five times the nearest competitor with 17. Titleist was also the top choice in the iron (47), sand, lob and approach wedge (160) and putter (66) categories.
ASIAN: Titleist Brand Ambassador Gaganjeet Bhullar of India trusted a Pro V1x golf ball and a new 913D2 driver to win the 2012 Venetian Macau Open in wire-to-wire fashion for his second title on the Asian Tour in 2012.
Bhullar led from the first round with an 8-under par 63 and closed with a 3-under 68 to finish with a 16-under par total of 268, two shots better than fellow Titleist Brand Ambassador Jonathan Moore (Pro V1x). The win marks a trend of great play from Bhullar in the last month, a pattern he hopes will continue.
"This victory, I can't explain it right now. It's going to take a long time to sink in. Two wins in one month, it means a lot. Everyone works hard. My first wire-to-wire Asian Tour title. It was difficult in the end."
What's In Gaganjeet Bhullar's Titleist Bag?:
Ball: Titleist Pro V1x Driver: 913D2 7.5º (Graphite Design Tour AD DI x) Fairway Metal: 910Fd 13.5º (Mitsubishi-Rayon Diamana Kai'li x) Irons: Titleist AP2 3-9 Wedge: Vokey Design SM4 48º, 54º, 60º Putter: Scotty Cameron Tour Newport 2
Pro V1x loyalists Thitiphun Chuayprakong and M. Siddikur tied for 3rd at 12-under, while Shiv Kapur finished in fifth place at 10 under to give Titleist balls users a sweep of the top five positions in the event.
Titleist was the top choice of the Venetian Macau Open field in the golf ball category with 94 players trusting Pro V1 and Pro V1x golf balls, more than four times the nearest competitor with 21.
JAPAN: It was a 1-2 finish for Titleist Pro V1x players at the Japan Open where Kenichi Kuboya came from behind to top Juvic Pagunsan by one shot. It marked the sixth-career JGTO win for Kuboya, who closed with a 1-under par 70 at Naha Golf Club en route to an 8-over 292 victory total.
Titleist was the top choice of the field in the golf ball category with 41 players trusting Pro V1 and Pro V1x golf balls. Titleist also led the field in sand, lob and approach wedges with 78.
ONE ASIA: On the fifth hole of a sudden-death playoff, Liang Wen-chong rolled in his Pro V1x from 12 feet to capture the Nanshan China Masters. The exciting victory marked Wenchong's first OneAsia title since winning twice in 2010 and is the fourth of his career.
“I’m very happy,” said Liang after the playoff triumph. “I have never been involved in something like this."
Pro V1x loyalist Aaron Townsend narrowly missed the playoff, shooting 1-over 72 to finish alone in third. He was followed by Louis Oosthuizen (Pro V1x), who took solo fourth at 5-under 279.
Titleist was the golf ball of choice with 97 players in the 135-player field trusting Pro V1 and Pro V1x golf balls, more than four times the nearest competitor with 19. Titleist was also the top choice in iron sets (58), sand, lob and approach wedges (161) and putters (38).
AUSTRALASIA: Peter Wilson (Pro V1) won his first PGA Tour of Australasia title on Sunday at the WA PGA Championship. The 34-year-old Wilson shot a final round 3-under 69 to post a winning score of 5-under 283, two shots clear of Glenn Joyner (Pro V1x) and three clear of Andrew Kelly (Pro V1x). Wilson built up a five-shot lead after 11 holes and then cruised home down the stretch, playing steadily under difficult, windy conditions at the challenging Kalgoorlie Golf Club.
“It’s just so good to win one finally,” he said after the maiden win. “I was 6-under after 11, I just had a hot start. I started to think about it for a while there, but I got it done in the end.”
The top five players at the WA PGA Championship used a Titleist golf ball, as did nine of the 10 players who finished among the top 10. Titleist was the top choice of the field in the golf ball category with 77 players, more than five times the nearest competitor with 13.
KOREA: Titleist Brand Ambassador Meen-Whee Kim captured the ShinHan DongHae Open on the first hole of a playoff with fellow Titleist Brand Ambassador Kevin Na. The win marked the first-career Korea PGA Tour title for the 21-year-old Kim, who finished with an 4-under-par 284 total to force the playoff.
Three players tied for third at 2-under 286, including Charlie Wi (Pro V1) and In-Choon Hwang (Pro V1x).
Titleist was the golf ball of choice at the ShinHan DongHae Open where 82 players trusted Pro V1 and Pro V1x golf balls, more than seven times the nearest competitor and more than all other golf balls combined.
What's In Meen-Whee Kim's Titleist Bag?:
Ball: Titleist Pro V1x Driver: New 913D3 Fairway Metals: 910Fd 13.5º Hybrids: 910H 18.0º Irons: Titleist MB (3-PW) Wedge: Vokey Design 54º, 60º
What's In Kevin Na's Titleist Bag?:
Ball: Titleist Pro V1x Driver: 910D3 9.5º (OZIK HD6, Setting: A-1) Fairway Metals: 910F 17.0º (Diamana White 73) Hybrids: 910H 21.0º (OZIK ALTUS HB) Irons: Titleist AP2 3-PW (Dynamic Gold Tour Issue) Wedge: Vokey Design 54º, 60º (Dynamic Gold Tour Issue)
Titleist was the most played golf ball at the event with 19 players in the field of 32 trusting Pro V1 and Pro V1x golf balls, more than three times the nearest competitor with five. Titleist was also the top choice in the wedge (128) and putter (60) categories.
LATINOAMERICA TOUR: Titleist rose to the top of the leader board at the Roberto De Vincenzo Invitational on Sunday, as nine out of 10 players in the top 10 trusted a Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball for their success, including the tournament champion of the inaugural event, Alan Wagner (Pro V1x). Wagner fired a 4-under 68 in the final round, good for a 15-under 273 total and a two-shot victory over fellow Pro V1x loyalists Oscar Fraustro and Ariel Canete.
Wagner closed with birdies on 17 and 18 to seal the win, his first on the Latino America Tour.
Daniel Stapff (Pro V1x) fired a 7-under 65 to claim a share of 4th place with, Julio Zapata (Pro V1x) and Armando Favela (Pro V1x).
EUROPEAN: Titleist was the most played golf ball at the event with 81 players in the field of 132 trusting Pro V1 and Pro V1x golf balls, more than four times the nearest competitor with 18. Titleist was also the top choice in the iron (33) and wedge (146) categories.
CHAMPIONS: Titleist was the most played golf ball at the Greater Hickory Classic with 61 players in the field of 81 trusting Pro V1 and Pro V1x golf balls, more than six times the nearest competitor with 10. Titleist was also the top choice of more players in the iron (21) and sand, lob and approach wedges (68) categories. Duffy Waldorf (Pro V1) was runner-up, one shot behind the winner, while Mark Wiebe (Pro V1) birdied the final hole to finish solo third.
LPGA:Titleist was the most played golf ball at the Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia with 45 players in the field of 71 trusting Titleist golf balls, more than six times the nearest competitor with 7. Pro V1x Loyalist Na Yeon Choi finished runner-up by by two shots. The Sime Darby Malaysia is the first stop on the LPGA Tour's four-event swing through Asia. The tour will be in South Korea, Taiwan and Japan the next three weeks.
Posted: October 12, 2012
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This week the PGA Tour's Fall Series continues with the Frys.com Open. Defending champion and Titleist Brand Ambassador Bryce Molder will trust a Pro V1x golf ball and a bag full of Titleist equipment as he attempts to go back-to-back at CordeValle Golf Club in San Martin, Calif.
Team Titleist was on the range with players earlier this week as they prepared their games for another chance to move up the money list and secure a PGA Tour card for the 2013 season.
In total, 89 players in the 132-player field are trusting Titleist Pro V1 and Pro V1x golf balls for their success, more than seven times the nearest competitor with 12 and more than all other golf balls combined. This includes 21 players who will be teeing up the new Pro V1 (3) and Pro V1x (18) prototype golf balls that were introduced on tour last week in Vegas.
Titleist is also first in the sand, lob and approach wedges (103) and putter (51) categories.
Check out the slideshow above for a closer look at some of the action from earlier in the week.
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