Vegas Trusts Pro V1 to Successfully Defend RBC Canadian Open Title

It was an all-Titleist golf ball playoff at the RBC Canadian Open where Jhonattan Vegas (Pro V1) topped Titleist Brand Ambassador Charley Hoffman (Pro V1) with a birdie on the first extra hole to successfully defend his title.

“It’s been a special day,” Vegas said after the win. “I knew that I had to shoot a good round today to have a chance to win again. I just came out with an aggressive mentality. When I started making a few birdies, I started feeling the same chills that I felt last year when I won, and I just knew that something good could happen if I kept that going.”

Both players finished regulation at 21-under 267, with Vegas firing a final round 7-under-par 65, and Hoffman a 4-under-par 68. Hoffman birdied both No. 16 and No. 18 to force the extra action.

In the playoff, Vegas drove into a fairway bunker but managed to hit a towering approach that clipped the front lip but still managed to fly on the green and roll just off the back edge of the putting surface. A simple chip and putt later and Vegas had secured the third PGA Tour title of his career with his birdie 4.

Vegas and Hoffman topped a leaderboard that featured all seven players who finished among the top 5 and ties relying upon a Titleist golf ball for their success.

Titleist Brand Ambassador Ian Poulter (Pro V1) raced up the leaderboard to finish solo 3rd, one shot out of the playoff. He fired a Sunday-best 8-under-par 64 at Glen Abbey Golf Club.

Now Vegas has his sights set squarely on the PGA Championship, where a strong showing could check off another goal - earning a spot on the International Team at the President’s Cup this September.

“You know what, it's always a lifetime dream to be part of some of those great teams,” the Venezuelan said. “Not that many guys can experience being on a Presidents Cup, and competing against, in my case, the American Team, which is a super strong team. Being part of that team and maybe having a chance to beat them for the first time in a long time would be awesome.”

Congratulations, Jhonattan!

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Let's take a closer look at the Titleist equipment that Jhonattan Vegas, Charley Hoffman and Ian Poulter trusted this week at the RBC Canadian Open.

Jhonattan Vegas (Winner)

Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1

 

Charley Hoffman (Runner-up)

Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1

Driver: Titleist 917D2 (8.5°)

Fairway: Titleist 915F (13.5°)

Hybrid: Titleist 915Hd (17.5°) and 913Hd (20°)

Irons: Titleist prototype 718 AP2 (5) and 714 MB (6-9)

Wedges: Vokey Design SM6 pitching (46.08 F grind), gap (50.08 F grind), sand (56.14 F grind) and lob (58.11 K grind)

Putter: Scotty Cameron GoLo 5

 

Ian Poulter (3rd)

Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1

Driver: Titleist 917D2 (9.5°)

Fairway: Titleist 917F2 (16.5°)

Hybrid: Titleist 816H2 (21°)

Irons: Titleist 716 T-MB (4) and prototype 718 AP2 (5-PW)

Wedges: Vokey Design SM6 gap (52.12 F grind), sand (56.14 F grind) and lob (62.06 M grind)

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TITLEIST BY THE NUMBERS

 At this week's RBC Canadian Open, Titleist was once again the overwhelming golf ball choice, with 109 players trusting a Titleist Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball, more than six times the nearest competitor with 16 and more than all competitors combined.

Titleist was also the top choice among players in the hybrids category (32) as well as the irons category with 48 sets in play. Vokey Design Wedges also topped the approach, sand and lob wedge (224) category and Scotty Cameron putters were the top choice among players with 62 putters in play.

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