When Jason Dufner steps up to the first tee this week in New Orleans, he’ll be looking to defend his title as the 2012 Zurich Classic champion.

Last year, Jason trusted his Pro V1 golf ball and bag full of Titleist equipment to a number of clutch shots and huge putts - including a 44-foot par save on the 16th hole that helped get him into a playoff and eventually into the winner’s circle for the first time on the PGA Tour.

This win also kicked-off a string of very exciting weeks for Jason.

Six days later, Jason and his fiancée were happily married. And to put a punctuation mark on the festivities, Jason went out and captured another PGA Tour title by winning the HP Byron Nelson the following weekend.

To complete his 2012 résumé, Jason added eight top 10 finishes to his two victories and also played in the Ryder Cup where he compiled a 3-1 record as a first-time member of Team USA.

So, with all these firsts and major career milestones coming in 2012, Team Titleist was eager to check in with Jason to find out what motivates him each and every week and at what point he knew he could make it out on tour.

Watch the exclusive Team Titleist video above to hear what Jason had to say.


Masters champion and Titleist Brand Ambassador Adam Scott has been playing Scotty Cameron putters for over a decade. After numerous trips to the Putter Studio, he and Scotty came up with exactly what he needed in his quest to find the perfect putter for his setup.

Following several rounds of design, Scotty crafted the Futura X Prototype specifically for Adam. A one-of-a-kind putter for a one-of-a-kind player. It provides the high MOI (Moment of Inertia) and path that Adam was seeking. While the design of the putter creates a high MOI, Scotty took the putter one step further by adding more stability to the face with perimeter weighting. High MOI combined with perimeter weighting gives this putter a unique feel and performance.

The putter is milled from aluminum and includes a balance bar and four tungsten weights that are positioned under four adjustable stainless steel weights in the far four corners of the putter for maximum MOI. The putter is 49″ in length, has a 79* lie angle and 3* of loft. The finish is called “Frozen Titanium” and helps knock down glare.

And as the buzz continues to build on the putting greens around the PGA Tour, Scotty and his team continue to design more Futura X Prototype concepts and variations for other players. Titleist Brand Ambassador Jason Dufner is one of the players who was recently taking one of these prototypes out for a test drive.

Click on the image above for a closer look at Adam's putter along with a sneak peek of some of the latest concepts from Scotty's Putter Studio. 

After trusting their Titleist golf ball to three championship performances on three continents Sunday, New 2013 Pro V1x loyalists Bernhard Langer, Angel Cabrera, and Jake Roos stood above the competition, trophies in hand.

Langer outpaced his competitors with a final round 5-under 67 to win the inaugural Greater Gwinnett Championship by three shots. Cabrera, a week removed from his runner-up finish in a playoff at the Masters, proved victorious in a one-hole playoff victory against Pro V1 loyalist Rafael Gomez at the 82 Abierto OSDE del Centro. And in South Africa, Roos earned his fifth career Sunshine Tour victory with a one-shot win at the Golden Pilsner Zimbabwe Open.

With three more victories, players trusting a Titleist golf ball have now won 43 tournaments on the worldwide professional tours in 2013, more than five times the nearest competitor with eight and more than all other competitors combined.

This is Team Titleist, let’s wrap-up the week…

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CHAMPIONS: Greater Gwinnett Championship

Winner: Pro V1x loyalist Bernhard Langer

Playing the New 2013 Pro V1x golf ball for the first time in competition, Langer added the victory to his impressive Champions Tour campaign by finishing with a 10-under 206 victory total. Langer posted six birdies for his fifth top-three finish in six events. He also won the Ace Group Classic in February.

Titleist Pro V1 loyalist Tom Lehman, whose 67 included birdies on 17 and 18, tied for second at 7-under with Titleist Brand Ambassador Tom Pernice Jr. (Pro V1x). Pernice made a move with an eagle on No. 15 and added a birdie on 18 for a final round 70 helping Titleist players post a 1-2-3 finish.

Titleist was the most relied upon golf ball in the field of 80 with 58 players, more than eight times the nearest competitor with 7. Titleist also was the overwhelming top choice in the irons (20) and wedge (59) categories.

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LATINOAMERICA: 82 Abierto OSDE del Centro

Winner: Pro V1x loyalist Angel Cabrera

Cabrera fired a final round 7-under 64, including an eagle on the 72nd hole, to finish at even-par 284 for the tournament and set the clubhouse lead. Runner-up and Pro V1 loyalist Rafael Gomez birdied his final hole of regulation to force the playoff. It marks the eighth time Cabrera, who is from Cordoba and used to caddy at the Cordoba Golf Club, has won this event.

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LPGA: LPGA Lotte Championship

Runner-up Lizette Salas (New 2013 Pro V1x) fired a tournament-record 62, and finished regulation at 19-under 269 to qualify for the playoff. Salas played a nine-hole stretch in 9-under mid way through the final round, birdieing Nos. 8-9, holing out from the fairway for eagle on the par-4 10th and adding birdies on Nos. 12-16. It was the fourth top-10 finish in seven starts this year for Salas.

Titleist was the most relied upon golf ball in the field of 144 with 95 players, more than seven times the nearest competitor with 13.

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PGA: RBC Heritage

Runner-up and Titleist Brand Ambassador Webb Simpson (New 2013 Pro V1x, 913D3 driver, 913F fairway metal, 913Fd fairway metal, 913Hd hybrid, AP2 irons, Vokey Design SM4 TVD wedges) finished regulation at 9-under par 275. New 2013 Pro V1x loyalists Luke Donald and Kevin Streelman tied for third, two shots back, under windswept conditions at Harbour Town.

Titleist was the most relied upon golf ball in the field of 144 with 91 players, more than four times the nearest competitor with 20. Titleist also was the overwhelming top choice in the wedge (145) and putter (50) categories.

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EUROPEAN: Open de España

Felipe Aguilar (New 2013 Pro V1x) and Titleist Brand Ambassador Maximilian Kieffer (Pro V1x, 910D3 driver, 913F fairway metal, 913H hybrid, 712U 4-iron, CB 5-iron, MB irons, Vokey Design wedges), both finished regulation at 5-under par 283 to qualify for the playoff.

Titleist was the most relied upon golf ball in the field of 156 with 107 players, more than five times the nearest competitor with 20.

Following the season’s first major is never an easy act to follow but the RBC Heritage at Harbour Town Golf Links always delivers.

A talented list of competitors annually makes the trip to Harbour Town Golf Links, and this year is no different. 144 of the world's best players will compete shot-for-shot along the shores of Hilton Head Island, in hopes of seeing their name atop the leaderboard on Sunday evening as the sun sets on the iconic red-and-white lighthouse. And of course, wearing the champion's plaid jacket.

And with the Sir William Innes trophy and 500 FedExCup points on the line, the overwhelming majority of players at Harbour Town Golf Links have once again put their trust in Titleist.  91 players in the field of 144 are relying on Titleist Pro V1 and Pro V1x golf balls for their success, more than four times the nearest competitor with 20 and more than all competitors combined.

Titleist is also first in sand, lob and approach wedges (145), and putter (50) categories.

Camera in hand, Team Titleist spent the earlier part of the week following Titleist Brand Ambassadors Marc Leishman, Jason Dufner, Tim Clark (to name a few), as they prepared to hit the links.

Click on the image above to get an insider's view of the action on the range this week at the RBC Heritage.


Most players don't like to make too many equipment changes before a major, but after working closely with the team on the Titleist Tour Van, Adam put a new driver in his bag - the new Titleist 913D3.

To get the scoop, Team Titleist checked in with Titleist Tour Representative Chris Tuten.

"We were on the range at the Tampa Bay Championship a few weeks ago with Adam and working through a number of different options to help optimize launch, flight and distance with the driver," said Tuten.

"At the end of the session, we built Adam a new 913D3 9.5º driver with a Graphite Design Tour AD DI 8, X flex graphite shaft at 44.75" and dialed it in with the A•1 (neutral) SureFit Tour Hosel setting."

With the new driver in-hand, Adam set off to work on putting the club through its paces.  

Following several practice rounds leading up to the Masters, Adam was full of confidence in his new driver.

"Adam was really happy with the performance of the 913D3. He was getting a higher ball flight without increased spin and seeing longer carry distance - which would be beneficial to him at Augusta National and going forward," added Tuten.

The new 913D3 made its tournament debut in Adam's bag at the Masters, and it routinely set him up for birdie chances throughout the week.

His solid driving was crucial in shooting a back-nine 33 to get him into the playoff, which he won in dramatic fashion.

Here is another quick look at the specs on Adam's new driver...

Model: Titleist 913D3
Loft: 9.5º
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD DI 8
Flex: X flex  
Length: 44.75"
SureFit Tour Hosel Setting: A•1 (neutral)

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