Svoboda, Toledo and Hughes Triumph in 3-Win Weekend for Titleist Golf Ball Loyalists
Posted: September 9, 2013
The FedExCup Playoffs took the weekend off but there was still plenty of exciting golf being played over the weekend including a pair of all-Pro V1x sudden death playoffs at the Web.com and Champions Tour events.
At the Chiquita Classic, the second event in the Web.com Tour Finals series, Pro V1x golf ball loyalists Andrew Svoboda and Will MacKenzie finished at 12-under 276 to force a playoff. The final round action featured Svoboda closing with a 2-under par 70 and MacKenzie rallying with a 5-under par 67 to force the playoff. Svoboda prevailed with a par on the first extra hole to enter the winner's circle for the second time in 2013.
Meanwhile on the Champions Tour, Pro V1x loyalist Esteban Toledo earned his second Champions Tour victory of the season, topping fellow Pro V1x loyalist Kenny Perry with a birdie on the third hole of a sudden death playoff.
And on PGA Tour Canada, Mackenzie Hughes trusted his Pro V1x golf ball to birdie four of the last five holes to win the Cape Breton Celtic Classic, which secures his 2014 Web.com Tour status.
Titleist golf ball players have now earned 108 victories across the Worldwide Professional Tours in 2013, more than three times the nearest competitor with 32 and more than all golf balls combined.
In total, 16,867 players have teed up Titleist golf balls in competition on the 2013 worldwide professional tours, more than six times the nearest competitor with 2,515 and more than all competitors combined.
It's time to take a trip around the golfing world with the Team Titleist Tour Recap.
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WEB.COM TOUR: Chiquita Classic
The victory marks the second win of the year for Svoboda who captured the Price Cutter Charity Championship in August for his first Web.com Tour title. He began the final round tied for first with Titleist Brand Ambassador John Peterson.
Of the 129-player Chiquita Classic field, 91 relied upon Titleist golf balls, seven times the nearest competitor with 13.
The Chiquita Classic was the second tournament in the four-event Web.com Tour Finals series. The top-25 players on the Web.com Tour money list - including Svoboda - are assured PGA Tour cards for 2014, while there are also another 25 cards available through earnings in the four-tournament series.
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CHAMPIONS TOUR: Montreal Championship
Toledo shot a final round 3-under 69 to match Perry in regulation at 5-under 211. They each parred the par-4 18th twice in the playoff, and Toledo won on the par-3 10th. The Champions Tour rookie captured the Insperity Championship in May, also winning that event on the third hole of a playoff.
Of the 80-player Montreal Championship field, 65 relied upon Titleist golf balls, more than 16 times the nearest competitor with 4.
A total of 16 players finished among the top 10 and ties at the Montreal Championship with all 16 of them relying upon a Titleist Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball for their success.
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PGA TOUR CANADA: Cape Breton Celtic Classic
Hughes began the day six shots behind the 54-hole leader, but fired a 6-under 66, the best round of the day, to chase down the victory. The win ensures Hughes' playing status on the 2014 Web.com Tour.
Of the 154-player Cape Breton Celtic Classic field, 108 relied upon Titleist golf balls, nearly five times the nearest competitor with 22.