Nomura Outlasts Kerr in Marathon Texas Shootout Playoff

"I'm here in Texas. I want to have a steak."

These were the victory celebration plans shared by Titleist golf ball loyalist Haru Nomura (Pro V1x), shortly after she prevailed in an all-Titleist marathon playoff to win the Volunteers of America Texas Shootout.

Nomura two-putted for birdie on the sixth extra hole to top fellow Titleist golf ball loyalist Cristie Kerr (Pro V1).

It marked the third career LPGA Tour title for the 24-year old, who also birdied the par-5 18th hole at the end of regulation to force the playoff.

Kerr and Nomura finished regulation at 3-under-par 281, then played the 518-yard 18th six more times, with five matching pars before Nomura finally won nearly 7 1/2 hours after starting her round.

Kerr was trying to win consecutive tournaments after winning in Hawaii two weeks ago.

Each of the top four finishers, including Jessica Korda (3rd/Pro V1) and Sung Hyun Park (4th/Pro V1x) relied upon a Titleist golf ball for their success.

In fact, Titleist golf ball loyalists accounted for 11 of the 12 players who finished among the top 10 and ties.

Congratulations, Haru!

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TITLEIST BY THE NUMBERS

 Titleist was the overwhelming top choice in golf balls at the Volunteers of America Texas Shootout with 113 players relying on a Pro V1 or Pro V1x, more than 10 times the nearest competitor with 11.

The win is the 7th through the first nine events on the 2017 LPGA Tour, compared to the nearest competitor with 1.

Nomura joins Cristie Kerr (Pro V1), So-Yeon Ryu (Pro V1), Mirim Lee (Pro V1x), Brittany Lincicome (Pro V1x), Ha Na Jang (Pro V1) and Amy Yang (Pro V1) in the 2017 Titleist Winners Circle.

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