Posted: March 11, 2013
In four worldwide professional tournaments this weekend, 335 out of a possible 490 players relied on a Titleist golf ball for their success. A hard charging effort by Pro V1x loyalist Kevin Kisner at the Chile Classic on the Web.Com Tour helped him edge the field for a one-stroke victory. While at the TPC Blue Monster at Doral, top-10 finishes for Titleist Brand Ambassadors Steve Stricker and Adam Scott made the WGC-Cadillac Championship another productive tune-up in preparation for this season's first major, exactly one month away in Augusta, Ga.
Titleist Pro V1 and Pro V1x players have now combined for 22 victories across the worldwide professional tours in 2013, more than three times the nearest competitor with six and more than all competitors combined.
Let's take a trip around the globe in this week's Team Titleist Monday recap...
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WEB.COM: Chile Classic
Winner: Pro V1x Loyalist Kevin Kisner
Relying upon the New 2013 Pro V1x golf ball, Kevin Kisner closed with a final-round 4-under 68 to secure a one-shot win at the Chile Classic. After posting a course-record 11-under par 61 on Saturday, Kisner pulled away from his two fellow overnight leaders with five birdies against a single bogey en-route to a 21-under 267 victory total. It marked the second career Web.com Tour title for Kisner, who topped a leaderboard that included Titleist golf ball loyalists among each of the top five finishers and nine of the top 10.
Titleist was the most played golf ball at the Chile Classic with 99 players in the field of 143 relying upon a Pro V1 or Pro V1x, more than six times the nearest competitor with 16 and more than all competitors combined.
Titleist was also the favorite in irons (47), the sand, lob and approach wedge (72), and putters (48) category.
PGA: WGC-Cadillac Championship
In only his third start of 2013, Titleist Brand Ambassador Steve Stricker relied on his Titleist Pro V1x golf ball to garner his second runner-up finish and third top-5 finish. Stricker leads the PGA Tour in scoring average (68.29) and ranks second in greens in regulation (76.19%).
Titleist Brand Ambassador Adam Scott trusted his new 2013 Pro V1 golf ball to fire the low round of the tournament with a bogey-free 8-under 64 on Sunday, placing him in a tie for third place for the week.
What’s in Adam Scott’s Titleist Bag?:Ball: New 2013 Titleist Pro V1Driver: Titleist 910D3 8.5º (Graphite Design Tour AD DI8 X with SureFit Tour setting A•1)Fairway Metal: Titleist 910F 15º (SureFit Tour setting D•3)Hybrids: Prototype 712U utility iron 19ºIrons: Titleist MB (3-9)Wedge: Vokey Design SM4 48º, 54º, 60ºPutter: Scotty Cameron Prototype
Titleist was the most relied upon golf ball in the limited-field of 65 at the 2013 WGC-Cadillac Championship with 37 players trusting on a Pro V1 or Pro V1x, more than four times the nearest competitor with nine, and more than all other competitors combined. Titleist was also the favorite in the sand, lob and approach wedge category (72).
For more photos and a video from Doral, check out This Is Team Titleist from the WGC-Cadillac Championship.
Titleist was the most relied upon golf ball in the field of 132 with 87 players, more than five times the nearest competitor with 16. Titleist was also the top choice in the wedge category with 123 Vokey Design models in play, more than twice the nearest competitor with 57, and in putters with 52 players trusting a Scotty Cameron model.
Fabian Gomez relied on his Pro V1x golf ball to tie for second place, and was joined by six other Titleist golf ball loyalists among the top-10 finishers. Justin Bolli (Pro V1) and Brian Stuard (Pro V1x) finished two shots behind the winning score in a tie for fourth place, while Titleist Brand Ambassador Peter Uihlein trusted his New 2013 Pro V1x to eagle the 72nd-hole and finish in a tie for sixth place. This was Uihlein's second consecutive top-10 finish, fresh off a solo fourth finish at the European Tour's Tshwane Open in South Africa last week.
David Hearn (Pro V1x) and Titleist Brand Ambassador D.J. Trahan (Pro V1) were among three players who tied for eighth. Each of the top 10 finishers earned a spot in the Tampa Bay Classic this week.
Titleist was the top choice in golf balls in the field of 150 with 112 players, seven times the nearest competitor with 16. Titleist was also the field favorite in the iron (40) and wedge (164) categories.