It was a breakthrough weekend for Titleist golf ball loyalist Steven Bowditch, who trusted his Pro V1x golf ball to win the Valero Texas Open and claim his first career PGA Tour title. Bowditch posted an 8-under, 280 victory total, one shot clear of fellow Pro V1x loyalists Will MacKenzie and Daniel Summerhays.

Bowditch's victory highlighted a 4-win week for Titleist golf ball players, as the Aussie was joined in this week's winners’ circle by fellow Pro V1x loyalists Kris Blanks (Web.com Tour), Michio Matsumura (ONEAsia Tour) and Armando Favela (PGA Tour Latinoamerica).


TITLEIST LEADERBOARD...

Titleist Pro V1 and Pro V1x players have now won 36 tournaments on the worldwide professional tours in 2014, more than five times the nearest competitor with 7 and more than all other competitors combined.

To date, 4,830 players have trusted a Titleist golf ball across the worldwide professional tours in 2014, more than six times the nearest competitor with 743 and more than all other competitors combined.


TEAM TITLEIST WEEKEND RECAP...

PGA TOUR: Valero Texas Open

 Titleist was the top golf ball choice at the Valero Texas Open with 90 players in the field of 144 trusting a Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball, more than five times the nearest competitor with 16.

Under windy conditions on Sunday, Steven Bowditch, held off a number of final-round challenges including a pair by Will MacKenzie and Daniel Summerhays. The performance marked the third top-10 finish for MacKenzie in his last four starts. The T2 finish also matched a career-best for Summerhays.

“After I played well on Thursday, with my ballstriking, " Bowditch said after the win, "I thought, ‘Hang on a moment, I might be able to get in contention this week with the way I was hitting the ball.’"

The top threesome was joined on the leaderboard by Titleist Brand Ambassadors Andrew Loupe (T4), Zach Johnson (T6) and Jordan Spieth (10th), as well as Titleist golf ball loyalist Brendon Todd (T9), as 7 of the top 10 relied upon a Titleist Pro V1x golf ball for their success.

Bowditch is the third Titleist golf ball loyalist to win his first PGA TOUR event this season, joining Titleist Brand Ambassadors Jimmy Walker (Frys.com Open) and Chesson Hadley (Puerto Rico Open). He won twice previously on the Web.com Tour (2010, 2005).

Wth the timely victory, Bowditch also punched his ticket to Augusta, earning his first invitation to the Masters.

Loupe’s T4 was the first top-10 finish of his brief PGA TOUR career of nine starts.

Brendon Todd posted the day’s low round, a 4-under-par 68 en route to his T6. Todd and Jimmy Walker (69) were the only two players to shoot in the 60’s on Sunday. Todd and Walker tied for first with Loupe in Birdies for the week with 19.

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WEB.COM TOUR: Chitimacha Louisiana Open

 Titleist was the top golf ball choice at the Chitimacha Louisiana Open with 94 players in the field of 144 trusting a Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball, nearly six times the nearest competitor with 16.

While the winner was in doubt as Kris Blanks and Titleist Brand Ambassador Brett Stegmaier approached the first playoff hole at the Chitimacha Louisiana Open, the winning golf ball was not – it would be a Titleist Pro V1x.

Blanks, who won the sudden death playoff with a birdie on the third extra hole, stormed up the leaderboard by firing a final round 9-under par, 62 - the best of the day by five shots. Blanks had to wait more than three hours to see if his clubhouse lead would stand.

He was matched by Stegmaier (Pro V1x, 913D3 driver, 913F fairway metal, 712U 3-iron, CB irons, Vokey Design SM5 wedges, Scotty Cameron Futura X putter), who closed with a 3-under 68 en route to a 14-under, 270 total.

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ONEASIA TOUR: Enjoy Jakarta Indonesia PGA Championship

 Titleist was the top golf ball choice at the Enjoy Jakarta Indonesia PGA Championship with 101 players in the field of 155 trusting a Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball,more than three times the nearest competitor with 31.

Titleist Brand Ambassador Michio Matsumura posted four consecutive rounds in the 60’s (65-67-67-68) to finish with a 21-under par 267 victory total in the co-sanctioned OneAsia and Japan Golf Tour event.

Matsumura edged fellow Pro V1x golf ball loyalists Rhein Gibson and Juvic Pagunsan, who shared second place, as four of the top five finishers relied upon Titleist golf balls for their success.

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PGA TOUR LATINOAMERICA: Stella Artois Open

The 27-year-old Armando Favela (Pro V1x) took advantage of the 510-yard uphill par-5 18th, birdieing the final hole at Fuego Maya GC at La Reunión Golf Resort to win the inaugural Guatemalan event by one shot.

Favela closed on Sunday with a 1-under 71, good for a 14-under 274 winning total in the LatinoAmerica Tour’s first event ever contested in Central America.

With the win, Armando Favela moves to No. 2 on the Tour's Order of Merit.

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LPGA TOUR: KIA Classic

 Titleist was the top golf ball choice at the KIA Classic with 101 players in the field of 154 trusting a Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball,more than nine times the nearest competitor with 11.

 

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Only two events remain before the season’s first major on the PGA Tour and players now enter an exciting two-week stretch of golf in the Lone Star State.

First up… the Valero Texas Open in San Antonio where many in the field are looking to race up the leaderboard and secure an invitation to The Masters. And for those who’ve already punched their ticket to Augusta, it’s another opportunity to sharpen their skills and build some momentum.

 This week, 90 players in the field of 156 will trust a Titleist golf ball, more than 5 times the nearest competitor with 16 and more than all competitors combined.

Titleist was also the top choice among players in the irons (41), sand, lob and approach wedge (153) and putter (50) categories.

Check out the gallery above to view some images from earlier this week as Titleist Brand Ambassadors and golf ball loyalists prepare to tackle the par-72, 7,435-yard Oaks Course layout at TPC San Antonio.

Good luck to all the players this weekend!

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Not all chip shots are created equal and whether you need to escape some deep rough or navigate a tricky lie, it’s important to always give yourself some options on how to play the shot at hand and what club to use.

And as Titleist Brand Ambassador Jason Bohn explains… reaching for your wedge isn’t always the play, especially when you’re just off the green and your ball is resting on a tightly-mown strip of fairway.

“I see a lot of amateurs and even a lot of tour pros choose a wedge,” Jason told us. “And a lot of the times when they’re hitting this shot they kind of hit it a little chunky and a little bit behind the ball.”

Plan B… give your hybrid a try.

“The hybrid is a great shot for this because it’s really simple… it’s a very simple motion, very similar to your putting,” added Jason.

Watch the video above and see how having this extra shot in the bag can help shave some strokes off your score.

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This past weekend marked the Champions Tour debut of Jeff Maggert, and the three-time PGA Tour winner joined the senior circuit in style, trusting his Pro V1x golf ball to fire three consecutive rounds in the 60s en route to winning the Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic. 

Maggert was joined in this week's winners’ circle by fellow Pro V1x players Carlos Ortiz and Marcelo Rozo. Ortiz fired a final round 64 to charge to his first career Web.com victory at the Panama Claro Championship, while Rozo holed a dramatic 13-footer for eagle on the second hole of a playoff to claim his second LatinoAmerica Tour title at the TransAmerican Power Products CRV Open.


TITLEIST LEADERBOARD...

Titleist Pro V1 and Pro V1x players have now won 32 tournaments on the worldwide professional tours in 2014, more than five times the nearest competitor with 6 and more than all other competitors combined.

To date, 4,444 players have trusted a Titleist golf ball across the worldwide professional tours in 2014, more than six times the nearest competitor with 694 and more than all other competitors combined.


TEAM TITLEIST WEEKEND RECAP...

CHAMPIONS TOUR: Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic

 Titleist was the top golf ball choice at the Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic with 54 players in the field of 81 relying upon a Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball, six times more than the nearest competitor with 9.

Maggert, who turned 50 years old in February, became the 17th player in Champions Tour history to win in his debut in capturing the Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic title. He was the only player to fire three consecutive rounds in the 60’s (68-69-68) en route to an 11-under par, 205 victory total.

Maggert rolled in a 50-foot birdie putt on the 17th hole of the final round that vaulted him into the lead and led to his first victory since the 2006 St. Jude Classic on the PGA TOUR.

“Everything just kind of came together," Maggert said after the win. "It was one of the best tournaments, as far as ball striking, that I've had in a few years in any event. That really carried me through."

Titleist Brand Ambassador Jay Haas (Pro V1, 913D2 driver, 913F fairway metal, 910H hybrid, 909H hybrid, AP2 irons, Vokey Design wedges, Scotty Cameron putter) and early season Schwab Cup leader Bernhard Langer (Pro V1) tied for third place, three shots behind Maggert.

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WEB.COM TOUR: Panama Claro Championship

 Titleist was the top golf ball choice at the Panama Claro Championship with 95 players in the field of 144 relying upon a Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball, more than five times the nearest competitor with 18.

Ortiz, a 2013 graduate of the University of North Texas, teed off on Sunday one shot behind the leader. With his final round 6-under par 64, the 22-year-old rookie finished with a 12-under 268, good for a four-shot margin of victory.

Coupled with his third-place finish at the Pacific Rubiales Colombia Championship to begin the season, Ortiz now moves to No. 2 on the Web.com Tour money list and is sitting in prime position to earn a spot among the top-25 on the money list. The top-25 finishers at the end of the 21-event regular season will earn their cards for the 2015 PGA TOUR season.

“That’s always been a lifetime dream for me,” he said, regarding graduation to the PGA TOUR. “It’s what we all work so hard for.”

Ortiz topped a leaderboard that featured eight Titleist golf ball loyalists among the top 10 finishers, including runner-up Jason Gore, as well as Titleist Brand Ambassador Aron Price, who tied for third with fellow Pro V1x loyalists Daniel Berger and Derek Fathauer.

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LATINOAMERICA TOUR: TransAmerican Power Products CRV Open

 Titleist was the top golf ball choice at the TransAmerican Power Products CRV Open with 115 players in the field of 144 relying upon a Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball, more than eight times the nearest competitor with 13.

After a final round 2-under 69 at Las Lomas Club de Golf in Guadalajara, Mexico, Rozo found himself tied with seven other players at 17-under 267.

On the second playoff hole, the Colombian holed a 13-footer for eagle to capture his second LatinoAmerica Tour title.

Rozo’s first victory came at last year’s Argentine Open.

 


The PGA Tour makes its way to central Florida this week, stopping in Orlando for the Arnold Palmer Invitational.

 And as players sharpen their games with one eye towards the first major tournament of the season, Titleist is the overwhelming top choice in golf balls at Bay Hill with 67 players in the field of 120 relying upon a Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball, more than four times the nearest competitor with 15.

Titleist was also the favorite in the sand, lob and approach wedge (104) category.

Check out the video above as we bring you inside the ropes to see some action from earlier this week.

Good luck to all of #TeamTitleist!

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