U.S. Open? Check.

Most important shot of your life? Check.

One of the worst lies you’ve ever seen? Unfortunately, double-check.

This sets the stage for Titleist Brand Ambassador Webb Simpson and his most memorable shot of 2012. As most Tour Players know, there is nothing like the pressure that comes along with playing in a major championship and when it’s the U.S. Open – they know the conditions are going to be extremely difficult on a good day.

In the penultimate group, Webb put on a show of skill, nerves and determination during the final 18 holes at the Olympic Club. After making birdies on holes 6, 7, 8 and 10, he moved into contention and came to the 72nd hole needing Par or better to finish with the clubhouse lead.

After a solid drive, his approach shot landed just off the green but when he made it greenside, he found his Pro V1x in a rather tricky lie that would set up a difficult up and down.

“I get up there and the lie is so unique. It’s an old drain but there is no drain cover under it. It’s just dead grass,” said Simpson. “The most important shot of my life I’m facing and it’s one of the worst lies I’ve ever seen.”

So what was Webb thinking? He just wanted to keep it simple.

“If I execute the technique right on my chip and I land it in this area, about a three foot area it’s going to be good.”

It was really good. One chip and a putt later, Webb was in the clubhouse with the lead and, with his wife by his side, watching the final group come in. After the last putt dropped, nobody was able to match Webb’s score and he was now able to add U.S. Open Champion to his resume.

Hear what Webb had to say in the video above and check out some more of our Team Titleist Shots of the Year below.

Team Titleist Shots of the Year: Louis Oosthuizen Edition

Team Titleist Shots of the Year: Rickie Fowler Edition

Team Titleist Shots of the Year: Jason Dufner Edition

Team Titleist Shots of the Year: Zach Johnson Edition

You can’t win a tournament on Thursday but getting off to a great start can give a player all the momentum and confidence they need to never look back.

For Titleist Brand Ambassador Scott Stallings, getting to three-under after the first two holes this year at the True South Classic set the tone for his play and his eagle on the 11th hole (his second of the day) proved to be his most memorable shot of 2012.

“I had 267 yards to a back right flag and the wind was a little bit into it so it was perfect,” said Stallings.

“I hit three wood as hard as I could. I had a little cut on it and I hit it to about a foot.”

Scott tapped in his Pro V1x for eagle, posted four rounds in the 60’s (68 – 64- 64 -68) and went on to secure his second career PGA Tour victory.

Watch the video above for Scott’s take on the shot and be sure to check out some of the other Team Titleist Shots of the Year below.

Team Titleist Shots of the Year: Louis Oosthuizen Edition

Team Titleist Shots of the Year: Zach Johnson Edition

Team Titleist Shots of the Year: Rickie Fowler Edition

Team Titleist Shots of the Year: Jason Dufner Edition

Out on tour there are a lot of tough par three’s where if a player finds the green and makes a par, they are more than happy.

This year at the KIA Classic, Pro V1x loyalist Brittany Lincicome was looking to do just that on the sixth hole.

“This green is super small, so anything anywhere near the green is a really good shot,” said Lincicome.

“So when I stepped up to it, it was just get it on the green make our par and go to the next hole.”

Well instead of walking away with a par, Lincicomoe sent her Pro V1x flying exactly 175-yards for a hole-in-one and her most memorable shot of 2012.

See what Brittany had to say in the video above and check out some other Team Titleist Shots of the year below. 

Team Titleist Shots of the Year: Angela Stanford Edition

Team Titleist Shots of the Year: Louis Oosthuizen Edition

Team Titleist Shots of the Year: Zach Johnson Edition

Team Titleist Shots of the Year: Rickie Fowler Edition

Team Titleist Shots of the Year: Jason Dufner Edition

Team Titleist Shots of the Year: Scott Stallings Edition

Click on the image above to get a sneak peek of our upcoming Titleist 913 driver ad that features some Team Titleist members who joined us for the shoot along with Titleist Brand Ambassadors Steve Stricker, Bill Haas and Scott Stallings.

Make sure you stay tuned to Team Titleist for more updates on the exciting new family of Titleist 913 drivers, fairway metals and hybrids.

And you never know when we might be reaching out next for more exciting opportunities like being featured in one of our ads!

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Here at Titleist we are honored to work closely with PGA Professionals all across the country. Their dedication to growing, teaching and managing the game of golf is inspiration to all of us.

This year, we are happy to congratulate the national award winners who have been recognized for taking this passion and commitment to the next level. And we’re honored to have them as brand ambassadors.

Congratulations!

PGA of America National Award Winners

Mike Schultz – PGA Professional of the Year

Michael Breed – PGA Teacher of the Year

Harry Hammond Jr. – Bill Strausbaugh Award

Carl Alexander – Horton Smith Award

Mark Holiday – PGA Player Development Award

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