Titleist Brand Ambassador Chesson Hadley (New Pro V1x) fired a final round 7-under-par 65 on the Upper Course at Peek'n Peak Resort for a one-stroke victory at the LECOM Health Challenge in Western New York.
Hadley recorded a tournament-record 23-under-par 265 total and advanced to fourth on the Web.com Tour money list, more than enough to wrap up a return to the PGA Tour as a top-25 finisher.
“I know 23-under is probably a record for me,” said Hadley. “I know I shot 22-under when I won in Puerto Rico on TOUR, but 23-under is the best I’ve ever shot. I peaked at the right time.”
The win marked the third career Web.com Tour title for Hadley, who also captured the Rex Hospital Open and Web.com Tour Championship in 2013. His last victory came in 2014, at the PGA TOUR’s Puerto Rico Open.
“It’s been a long time since I’ve won,” said an emotional Hadley. “Winning on TOUR and Rookie of the Year. I’ve gone from the top to the bottom and it doesn’t take long. I was just kind of reliving some emotions that I haven’t had in a long time. I’m thankful and hope that I can remember what it was like.”
TITLEIST BY THE NUMBERS
Titleist was the overwhelming golf ball choice at the LECOM Helath Challenge, with 107 players trusting a Titleist Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball, more than five times the nearest competitor with 20 and more than all competitors combined.
Titleist was also the top choice in irons with 50 sets in play. Vokey Design wedges topped the wedge category (183) and Scotty Cameron putters were the top choice among players with 60 Cameron putters in play.
Hadley’s victory marks the 12th for Titleist golf ball players through the first 15 events on the 2017 Web.com Tour, six times the nearest competitor with 2.
Let’s take a closer look at the equipment Chesson Hadley used in his winning performance in New York:
The Winning Setup:
Golf Ball: New Titleist Pro V1x
Driver: Titleist 917D3 (10.5°)
Fairway: Titleist 917F2 (15°)
Irons: Titleist 716 T-MB (3), 716 MB2 (4-PW)
Wedges: Vokey Design SM6 gap (52.08 F grind), sand (56.08 M grind) and lob (60.04 K grind)