In driving wind and rain at Royal Liverpool Golf Club, a steady Jiyai Shin relied on her Titleist Pro V1 golf ball to win the Ricoh Women’s British Open by nine strokes and lead a seven-win week for Titleist golf ball players around the world.

“It was a long, long, very tough day... But I just keep focus on my shot, each single shot.  And then when I made the winning putt, it feels like, oh, my God, I was so excited.”

A windy Friday delayed the second round until Saturday, when Shin fired a new women’s course record with an 8-under par 64. The nine-shot victory sets a new record for the history of the event, bettering the previous margin by four shots.

“I think this course is made for me.  My shot was great this week from last week.  So I have a great confidence about here and then I have a great memory with this tournament, so always when I come to the British Open, I really enjoy by myself and it helped my game today.”

The win, which comes a week after capturing the Kingsmill Championship in a nine-hole playoff, is her ninth in less than five seasons on the LPGA Tour.

Of the 144-player field, 100 players trusted Titleist golf balls in pursuit of the season’s final major championship at the Ricoh Women’s British Open, more than seven times the nearest competitor with 13.

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CHAMPIONS: Willie Wood rolled in his Titleist Pro V1x golf ball on 17 and 18 to punctuate a come-from-behind effort and capture the Pacific Links Hawaii Championship, Wood’s second win in three starts.

"I wish we had a tournament next week," Wood said. "I'm confident now. It's been so much fun playing well."

Wood played all 54 holes bogey-free by averaging a tournament second-best 26.7 putts per round. With rounds of 68 on Friday and Saturday, Wood holed 6 birdie putts for a 6-under 66 to finish the week at Kapolei Golf Course with 14-under 202.

Titleist was the most played golf ball at the event with 56 players in the field of 81, seven times the nearest competitor with 8.  Titleist was also the top choice in the wedge (56) category.

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WEB.COM: Rookie Luke Guthrie relied on a Pro V1x golf ball as he shot a final round 6-under 65 en route to a record-breaking four-shot win at the Albertsons Boise Open. The 22-year old posted a tournament-record winning score of 22-under 262 in capturing his first career win as a professional. Four players shared second place, including Titleist golf ball loyalists Richard H. Lee (Pro V1), Scott Gardiner (Pro V1x) and Steve Wheatcroft (Pro V1x).

With the victory, Guthrie advances to No. 4 on the Web.com money list. With six events remaining on the Web.com Tour schedul, Guthrie has made certain that he will earn his 2013 PGA Tour card.

Titleist was the most played golf ball at the Albertsons Boise Open with 108 players (69%) in the field of 156, more than seven times the nearest competitor with 14. Titleist was also the top choice in the iron (42), wedge (158) and putter (65) categories.

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ASIA: Titleist Brand Ambassador Gaganjeet Bhullar birdied two of his last three holes on Monday to claim his third Asian Tour title at the weather-shortened Yeangder Tournament Players Championship. Bhullar fired a 3-under 69 in the third and final round in Tapei, Taiwan, good for a 12-under 204 total, four strokes clear of two players, including Pro V1x loyalist Thaworn Wiratchant.

Bhullar, who finished second to Wiratchant last week at the Worldwide Selangor Masters in Malaysia, trusted a Pro V1x golf ball and a full bag of Titleist equipment to capture his first Asian Tour title since winning the Asian Tour International in 2010.

"I believe it was my fighting spirit as I told myself that I've got to win this tournament no matter what happens," said Bhullar after the victory. "I knew I was playing well and I played really well on the par-fives all week."

Bhullar shot rounds of 66-69-69 in difficult conditions following typhoon conditions that struck the venue on the second and third days, eventually requiring that the contest be shortened to 54 holes.

What's In Gaganjeet Bhullar's Titleist Bag?:  

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x
Driver:
910D2 7.5º (Graphite Design Tour AD DI x)
Fairway Metal:
910Fd 13.5º (Mitsubishi-Rayon Diamana Kai'li x)
Irons: 
Titleist AP2 3-9
Wedge: Vokey Design SM4 46º, 54º, 60º
Putter: Scotty Cameron Tour Newport 2

American David Lipsky (Pro V1x) continued to play well in his rookie campaign with his fourth top-10 finish of the season. Lipsky closed with a 2-under 70 to take a share of 4th place with three fellow Pro V1x loyalists, including Berry Henson, Lin Wen-tang and Hung Chien-yao.

Titleist was the top choice of more players in the 144-player Yeangder TPC field in the golf ball category with 97 (67%), nearly five times the nearest competitor with 20.

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JAPAN: Pro V1 loyalist Hiroyuki Fujita fired a final round 4-under 68 to earn a come-from-behind victory at the ANA Open. It marked the third win of the year for Fujita, and the 14th of his 20-year JGTO career. The performance moved him to the top of the 2012 Japan Tour money list.

Four players tied for second place, a single shot behind Fujita's 16-under 272 winning total, including Wen-Chong Liang (Pro V1x) and Kurt Barnes (Pro V1).

Titleist was the top choice of the ANA Open field in the golf ball category with 60 players, more than twice the nearest competitor. Titleist also led the field in the iron (24) and wedge (115) categories.

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KOREA: Titleist Brand Ambassador DaeSub Kim, trusting the Pro V1 golf ball and a full bag of Titleist equipment, including the new 913 driver, captured the Dongbu Insurance Open one month after completing his two year military duty. Kim closed with a 2-under par 70 to edge fellow Titleist Brand Ambassador DoHoon Kim by four shots.

Kim topped a leaderboard that included nine of the top 10 finishers relying upon Titleist golf balls for their success.

What's In DaeSub Kim's Titleist Bag?:  

Ball: Titleist Pro V1
Driver:
New 913D3
Fairway Metals: 910F
Hybrids: 910H

Irons: Titleist MB
Wedge: Vokey Design SM4

What's In DoHoon Kim's Titleist Bag?:  

Ball: Titleist Pro V1
Driver:
New 913D3
Fairway Metal: 910F
Hybrid: 910H

Irons: Titleist MB
Wedge: Vokey Design SM4
Putter: Scotty Cameron

Titleist was the most played golf ball at the event with 85 players (64%) in the field of 132, more than four times the nearest competitor with 20. Titleist was also the top choice in the wedge (128) and putter (60) categories.

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PGA TOUR LATINOAMÉRICA: Pro V1x loyalist Ariel Cañete captured his first Latino American title on Sunday, winning theTransAmerican Power Products Open in Monterey, Mexico by two shots. Cañete, who won the 2007 Joburg Open on the European Tour, shot a final round 4-under 68 to finish with an 18-under-par 270 victory total. The 37-year-old Argentine had an eagle and eight pars on the front nine on Sunday and clinched the victory with a birdie at the last. Tommy Cocha (Pro V1x), who won the tour's inaugural event last week, closed with a 3-under 67 to earn second place at 16-under par 272.

Titleist was the most played golf ball at the event with 117 players (81%) in the field of 144, nearly six times the nearest competitor with 20.

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EUROPEAN:

Titleist Brand Ambassador Matteo Manassero (Pro V1x, 913D2 Driver, 910 hybrid, AP2 irons, Vokey Design SM4 gap and lob wedges, Scotty Cameron Laguna 1.5 putter) and Pro V1x loyalist Gregory Bourdy both shot final round 65s to finish T-3 at the BMW Italian Open presented by CartaSi.

103 players relied on Titleist golf balls at the Italian Open, nearly six times the nearest competitor with 18.

Titleist Brand Ambassador Rory McIlroy continues to make the extraordinary look normal. The World No. 1 missed only one fairway and rolled his Pro V1x golf ball in for six birdies Sunday to capture the BMW Championship for his third victory in four starts and second consecutive triumph of the FedEx Cup Playoffs.

The win maintained McIlroy's postion atop the FedExCup standings while headlining a seven-win week across the worldwide professional tours for players who trusted their games to a Titleist golf ball.

With another standout weekend for Titleist golf ball loyalists, Titleist Pro V1 and Pro V1x players have now won 129 times across the worldwide professional tours in 2012, more than eight times the nearest competitor with 15 and more than all competitors combined.

McIlroy relied on his Pro V1x golf ball and a full complement of Titleist clubs, including a new 913D3 driver and prototype 913 fairway metals, and carded a final round 5-under 67 to finish at 20-under 268. The 23-year-old McIlroy now leads the PGA Tour with four wins this year.

To go back-to-back, McIlroy also relied on momentum.

“Some suggested that I could have taken a week off and still could have been in the top 5 in the FedExCup standings going into Atlanta, but I felt like I was playing really well and didn't want to stop that run," he said. "I sort of picked up where I left off in Boston, shot 64 the first day here, and just playing with a lot of confidence right now.”

What's In Rory McIlroy's Titleist Bag?:  

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x
Driver:
New 913D3 8.5º (Mitsubishi Diamana Prototype 70X), C•2 SureFit Tour setting
Fairway Metals:
Prototype 913 13.5º (Fujikura ZCom Pro 95) and 18.0º (Fujikura Rombax Pro 95)
Irons: 
Titleist MB 3-9 (True Temper Project X 7.0)
Wedge: Vokey Design SM4 46º, 54º, 60º (True Temper Project X 6.5)
Putter: Scotty Cameron Newport GSS prototype

McIlroy relied on his new Titleist 913D3 driver to rank T-5 in Driving Distance at the BMW Championship with a 306.9 yard average off the tee. His win also marks the second on the PGA Tour with Titleist's prototype 913 fairway metals. Rory put prototype 13.5º and 18.0º 913 fairway metals in the bag at The Barclays, the first week they were introduced on Tour. Check out the story behind Rory's 913 fitting here.


In addition to his solid long game, Rory acknowledges, “Putting has been a big key to that the last few weeks.” Using his Scotty Cameron putter, Rory averaged 27 putts over four days, tied for eighth among the field. He also ranked first in Eagles (2), and T-5 in birdies (23).

McIlroy's win marks the 17th win by a Titleist Brand Ambassador this year on the PGA Tour. Joining McIlroy with multiple victories on the PGA Tour are Jason Dufner (Zurich Classic, Byron Nelson Championship) and Zach Johnson (Crowne Plaza Invitational, John Deere Classic).  Additional full product line Titleist ambassadors to win in 2012 include: Steve Stricker (Hyundai Tournament of Champions), Kyle Stanley (Waste Management Phoenix Open), Bill Haas (Northern Trust Open), Ben Curtis (Valero Texas Open), Webb Simpson (U.S. Open), Marc Leishman (Travelers Championship), Scott Stallings (True South Classic) and Scott Piercy (RBC Canadian Open).

"It's been great. The last four weeks, five weeks have been incredible, some of the best golf that I've ever played. I'm going to try and keep the run going for as long as possible,” McIlroy said.

In total, 50 players in the 70-player field trusted Titleist Pro V1 and Pro V1x golf balls for their success, more than eight times the nearest competitor with 6 and more than all other golf balls combined. Titleist was also first in drivers (26), hybrids (17) iron sets (28), sand, lob and approach wedges (83) and putters (26).

Of the 26 players that relied upon Titleist drivers at the event, there were a combined 13 new 913D3 (8) and 913D2 (5) models in play. In addtion, six of the 17 Titleist hybrids in play were new prototype 913 hybrids in play.

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LPGA: It took nine playoff holes and an extra day, but Pro V1 loyalist Jiyai Shin finally prevailed to win the Kingsmill Championship on Monday. Shin finished deadlocked at 16-under 268 in regulation, a result that required extra holes. Shin and her playoff competitor traded pars on the par-4 18th eight times in a row before darkness ended play on the River Course at Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg, Va. On Monday morning, the two players resumed the playoff, where Shin sealed the win with a two-putt par from 30 feet.

The win marks Shin's first victory since the 2010 Mizuno Classic and her ninth career LPGA victory.

The 2008 Ricoh Women's British Open champion joked after the round, "I know winning is always tough, but not this tough."

Titleist was the overwhelming golf ball choice of more players in the Kingsmill Championship field of 144 with 102, more than 10 times the nearest competitor with 10.

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ASIA: Thaworn Wiratchant (Pro V1x) captured the Worldwide Holdings Selangor Masters at Kota Permai GC in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for his record breaking 14th title on the Asian Tour.  The 45-year-old closed with a final round 3-under par 69 for a winning total of 16-under 272 to win by three shots.

After the victory, Wiratchant, the only player to win multiple titles on the Asian Tour this year, had a chance to look back on his career.

“The first time I joined the Asian Tour, I couldn’t make the cut. I never thought I would come this far. After I won my first title (1996 Sabah Masters in Malaysia), I thought I could win more and I kept practicing.”

The practice has clearly paid off for the veteran player, who leads the Asian Tour in birdies with 191. The win also pushed him to second place on the Asian Tour’s career earnings list with over $3 million earned in 340 Asian Tour events.

Titleist Brand Ambassador Gaganjeet Bhullar closed with a final round 6-under 66 to finish alone in second place with a 13-under 275 total. Rahman Siddikur (Pro V1x) was among three players to tie for third place, another shot back.

Titleist was the top choice of more players in the Selangor Masters field in the golf ball category with 104 players, nearly five times the nearest competitor with 22.

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ONEASIA: Titleist Brand AmbassadorMatthew Griffinscored the biggest win of his career with a one stroke victory at the Charity High 1 Resort Open in Korea over fellow Titleist Brand Ambassador SangHyun Park and Pro V1 loyalist KyungNam Kang.

"I am really, really thrilled," the 29-year-old said after his victory. "This is what I have worked for all my life, so it is absolutely amazing to finally get there. It gives me a lot of security and it also repays the faith that my supporters and sponsors have shown in me over the years."

Titleist was the top choice of more players in the field of 144 in the golf ball category with 103, more than eight times the nearest competitor with 12. Titleist also the field favorite in the iron (52), wedge (160) and putter (67) categories.

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SOUTH AFRICA: Trevor Fisher Jr. followed up his win at the Wild Waves Challenge last week with a playoff victory at the Vodacom Origins of Golf - Northern Cape over fellow Titleist Brand Ambassador Christiaan Basson. Fisher finished the final four holes of regulation with an eagle, birdie, par, birdie to sign for the same 14-under par total as Basson. Fisher earned the victory with a birdie on the first playoff hole.

“It’s always nice to win," said Fisher. "Last week was nice because it was at the coast, and to follow it up is always difficult. So I’m very chuffed. But I didn’t think I was going to win coming down the last five holes. I bleed for Christiaan, because I’ve been in his situation a few times where you’ve got a lead and somebody snatches it away from you.”

Doug McGuigan (Pro V1x) finished in solo third, two shots out of the playoff, and was followed by Titleist golf ball loyalist Danie van Tonder (Pro V1x), another two shots back. Two more Titleist Brand Ambassadors - Justin Harding and Colin Nel tied for fifth position, as the top six finishers all relied upon Titleist golf balls for their success, including five full product line loyalists.

Titleist was the top choice of more players in the field of 72 in the golf ball category with 54, more than four times the nearest competitor with 13.

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EUROPEAN: Titleist was the top choice of more players in the KLM Open field of 156 in the golf ball category with 94, nearly four times the nearest competitor with 24.

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PGA TOUR LATINOAMÉRICA: In Merida, Mexico, Tommy Cocha fired a final round 4-under 68 to become the first tournament champion on the PGA TOUR Latinoamérica’s Mundo Maya Open.

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JAPAN: Titleist was the top choice of more players in the Toshin Golf Tournament field in the golf ball (55) and wedge (106) categories.

 


In the Labor Day finale of the Deutsche Bank Championship, Titleist Brand Ambassador Rory McIlroy birdied four of his first six holes, erasing a 3-shot deficit en route to his first victory in a FedExCup playoff event.

McIlroy, who relied on his Pro V1x golf ball and a full complement of Titleist clubs, including a new prototype 913 driver and prototype 913 fairway metals, shot a final-round 4-under 67 to finish at 20-under 264, one shot ahead of fellow Pro V1x loyalist Louis Oosthuizen. The win, his third PGA Tour title of the season, moved McIlroy into the lead for the FedExCup race and capped a four-win week across the worldwide golf tours for players who trusted their games to a Titleist golf ball.

"Three is a great number," McIlroy said after the win. "I'd like to make it four or five. I'm very pleased at how hard I worked on my game leading up to these few weeks, because I felt like it was nearly there and I just needed to stay patient."

Titleist Pro V1 and Pro V1x players have now won 122 times across the worldwide professional tours in 2012, more than eight times the nearest competitor with 14 and more than all competitors combined.

The 23-year-old McIlroy, who in August became the youngest ever to win the PGA Championship, now becomes the youngest to ever win a FedExCup playoff event. The win also marks the second straight playoff event victory for Titleist Brand Ambassadors, following Nick Watney's win last week at The Barclays. Check out the full story here. 

What's In Rory McIlroy's Titleist Bag?:  

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x
Driver:
Prototype 913D3 8.5º (Mitsubishi Diamana Prototype 70X), C•2 SureFit Tour setting
Fairway Metals:
Prototype 913 13.5º (Fujikura ZCom Pro 95) and 18.0º (Fujikura Rombax Pro 95)
Irons: 
Titleist MB 3-9 (True Temper Project X 7.0)
Wedge:
Vokey Design SM4 46º, 54º, 60º (True Temper Project X 6.5)
Putter: 
Scotty Cameron Newport GSS prototype

McIlroy relied on his new Titleist 913 prototype driver to rank T-5 in Driving Distance at the Deutsche Bank Championship with a 310.3 yard average off the tee. His win also marks the first on the PGA Tour with Titleist's new prototype 913 fairway metals. Rory put new 13.5º and 18.0º 913 prototypes in the bag at The Barclays, the first week that the new prototype 913 fairway metals and hybrids were introduced on Tour. Check out the story behind Rory's 913F prototype fitting here.

In addition to his solid long game, putting was a huge key to McIlroy's success at Deutsche Bank. Using his Scotty Cameron putter, Rory only needed 103 putts over four days, leading the field with an average of 1.43 putts per hole. He also ranked first in Birdies (25), Putts Per Green in Regulation (1.521) and ranked second in Strokes Gained - Putting (1.67).

McIlroy's win marks the 16th win by a Titleist Brand Ambassador this year on the PGA Tour. Joining McIlroy with multiple victories on the PGA Tour are Jason Dufner (Zurich Classic, Byron Nelson Championship) and Zach Johnson (Crowne Plaza Invitational, John Deere Classic).  Additional full product line Titleist ambassadors to win in 2012 include: Steve Stricker (Hyundai Tournament of Champions), Kyle Stanley(Waste Management Phoenix Open), Bill Haas (Northern Trust Open), Ben Curtis (Valero Texas Open), Webb Simpson (U.S. Open), Marc Leishman (Travelers Championship), Scott Stallings (True South Classic) and Scott Piercy (RBC Canadian Open).

Also finishing in the Top 10 at the Deutsche Bank Championship, Titleist Brand Ambassador Adam Scott tied for 7th along with Pro V1 loyalist Jeff Overton and Titleist Brand Ambassador Bryce Molder finished alone in 9th.

Titleist was the top choice of more players in the Deutsche Bank Championship field of 98 in the golf ball category with 71, more than seven times the nearest competitor with 9. Titleist was also the field favorite in the iron (34), wedge (107) and putter (39) categories.

A total of 32 players relied upon Titleist drivers at the event, including a combined 19 new prototype 913D3 (12) and 913D2 (7) models. A total of 37 players relied upon Titleist fairway metals at the event, including a combined 13 new prototype 913Fd (12) and 913F (7) models.

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WEB.COM: Titleist Brand Ambassador Robert Streb fired a final round 7-under 64 to capture the Mylan Classic for his first career Web.com Tour win. The rookie, who posted four consecutive rounds in the 60s en route to a tournament-record 18-under 266 total, finished four shots clear of fellow Titleist Brand Ambassador Matt Weibring and golf ball loyalist Brad Fritsch (Pro V1) and third-round leader Cliff Kresge (Pro V1x). Two-time winner and Titleist Brand Ambassador Ben Kohles rounded out the top five, another shot back.

"This is awesome. I finally won somewhere other than my home course," said Streb after the win. (His last two victories came in the Oklahoma State Open at Oaktree Country Club in Edmond.) "I didn't think I needed a 64 today. I figured if I got to 15 or 16-under I'd have a pretty good chance. The 64 didn't hurt. It gave me some breathing room."

What's in Robert Streb's Bag?:

Ball: Titleist Pro V1
Driver:
Prototype 913D3 8.5º
Fairway Metals:
Prototype 913 13.5º
Irons:
Titleist CB (2, 4 - PW)
Wedge:
Vokey Design SM4 52º, 56º, 60º
Putter:
Scotty Cameron Laguna 2.5

With the victory, Streb moved from No. 23 to No. 4 on the 2012 money list with seven events left on the schedule, virtually ensuring himself of a promotion to the PGA TOUR for 2013. Trusting Titleist equipment from tee-to-green, Streb finished tied for third in driving accuracy (44 of 56), tied for 20th in greens in regulation (53 of 72) and second in total putts (108).

Fellow rookie and Titleist Brand Ambassador Ben Kohles continued his impressive start as a professional. Kohles, who became the first player in Tour history to win his first two starts as a professional, now has three top-5s in his first four Tour starts. He won the Nationwide Children's Hospital Invitational and the Cox Classic and was 60th at the Price Cutter Charity Championship. He remains No. 3 on the money list.

Titleist was the top choice of more players in the field of 156 in the golf ball category with 112, more than seven times the nearest competitor with 15. Titleist was also the field favorite in the iron (50), wedge (179) and putter (65) categories. A total of 36 players relied upon Titleist drivers at the event, including a combined 28 who chose the new prototype 913D3 (21) and 913D2 (7) models.

The win is the 13th for Titleist golf ball loyalists on the 2012 Web.com Tour, more than six times the nearest competitor with 2.

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JAPAN: Titleist Brand Ambassador Kyung-Tae Kim closed with a 3-under 68 for a come-from-behind, one-shot win at the Fujisankei Classic. It marked the fifth career Japan Golf Tour title for Kim, who finished with an 8-under-par 276 victory total on his 26th birthday.

"It's like I have treated myself to a present. It's perfect," said Kim, who was the Order of Merit winner on the Japan Tour in 2010.

What's in K.T. Kim's Bag?:

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x
Driver:
Prototype 913D3 8.5º
Hybrid:
910H 17.0º
Irons:
Titleist CB (3-5) and Titleist MB (6-9)
Wedge:
Vokey Design 48º, 52º, 58º

Titleist was the top choice of more players in the field in the golf ball (50) and wedge (94) categories.

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SOUTH AFRICAN:  Titleist Brand Ambassador Trevor Fisher, Jr. (Pro V1x, CB irons, Vokey Design wedges, Scotty Cameron putter) carded a final round 4-under par 66 to win the Wild Waves Challenge by two shots. It marked the fifth career Sunshine Tour victory for Fisher who posted a 13-under par 197 victory total.

Titleist Brand Ambassador Oliver Bekker (Pro V1x, prototype 913D3 driver, 910F fairway metal, CB irons, Vokey Design wedges, Scotty Cameron putter) finished in solo third position, three strokes behind Fisher, while Titleist golf ball loyalist Danie van Tonder (Pro V1x) finished a further shot back in fourth place. Ulrich van den Berg (Pro V1x) was solo fifth, another shot back, as four of the top five finishers relied upon Titleist golf balls for their success.

Titleist was the top choice of more players in the field of 111 in the golf ball category with 81.

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EUROPEAN:  Titleist was the top choice of more players in the field of 156 in the golf ball category with 96 (62%), over four times the nearest competitor with 23.

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KOREAN:  Titleist was the top choice of more players in the field of 150 in the golf ball category with 98 (65%), more than four times the nearest competitor with 22.