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Posted: May 20, 2013
Around the globe Sunday, four players relying on a Titleist golf ball were victorious on three continents, proving once again that performance is the Titleist Pro V1 and Pro V1x.
In Portugal, Titleist Brand Ambassador Peter Uihlein won the Madeira Islands Open with a final round 4-under par 68 to earn his first career European Tour title. In the U.S., Titleist Brand Ambassador Mark Anderson and his tournament record-breaking 27-under 259 total captured the BMW Charity Pro-Am on the Web.Com Tour. The third player in the winner's circle, Titleist Brand Ambassador Matthew Griffin posted a 54-hole total of 13-under par 203 to win the weather-shortened SK Telecom Open on the OneAsia Tour in Korea. And in Mexico, Titleist Brand Ambassador Jorge Fernández-Valdés became the youngest winner in the history of PGA TOUR Latinoamérica with an 11-under par 277 victory total at the Mundo Maya Open.
With four more wins, Titleist Pro V1 and Pro V1x loyalists have now won 58 tournaments on the worldwide professional tours in 2013, nearly four times the nearest competitor with 15 and more than all other competitors combined.
This is Team Titleist, let’s wrap-up the week…
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EUROPEAN: Madeira Islands Open
Winner: Titleist Brand Ambassador Peter Uihlein
Uihlein, the 23-year-old American, relied on his Pro V1x golf ball to tally four consecutive birdies on the back nine to vault him to the top of the leaderboard, two shots clear of fellow Titleist Brand Ambassadors and Pro V1x loyalists Morten Orum Madsen and Mark Tullo, who tied for second place. The victory grants Uihlein a European Tour exemption through 2014 and marks the first time an American has won the Madeira Islands Open.
“I’m just thrilled,” said Uihlein in an interview. “To do it playing well on the back nine, coming down the stretch, is sweet. I know Morten played a heck of a round and Mark played really well so it was nice to come out on top."
Of the 156-player field, 116 relied upon a Titleist golf ball, more than five times the nearest competitor with 21 and more than all other competitors combined.
The final round fireworks began at the the 201-yard par 3 fourth hole where Uihlein's birdie was bested by Tullo's ace. The lead would change hands a few times before Uihlein's string of four birdies culminated on the 14th hole, leaving him atop the leaderboard. A late charge from Madsen wasn't enough and Uihlein hoisted his first trophy.
What’s in Peter Uihlein’s Bag?: Pro V1x golf ball, 913D3 driver (8.5º), 913Fd fairway metal (13.5º), 712U utility irons (2-3), 680 irons (4-P), Vokey Design SM4 gap (50º), sand (56º), and lob (60º) wedges, Scotty Cameron GSS putter.
WEB.COM: BMW Charity Pro-Am
Winner: Titleist Brand Ambassador Mark Anderson
Anderson posted a 5-shot victory over fellow Titleist Brand Ambassador Tom Hoge. Mark's 27-under 259 total broke the tournament record by four shots and matches third best in Web.com history.
Of the 168-player field, 113 relied upon Titleist golf balls, nearly five times the nearest competitor with 19 and more than all other competitors combined.
What’s in Mark Anderson’s Bag?: Pro V1x golf ball, 913D3 driver (8.5º), 913Fd fairway metal (13.5º), 913H hybrid (19º), AP2 irons (4-P), Vokey Design SM4 gap (52º), sand (58º) and lob (62º) wedges, Scotty Cameron Kombi putter.
ONEASIA/KOREAN: SK Telecom Open
Winner: Titleist Brand Ambassador Matthew Griffin
Titleist Brand Ambassador Matthew Griffin won his second career OneAsia/Korean Tour title in less than a year, topping a leaderboard that included 14 Titleist players among the 15 who finished in the top 10 and ties.
Titleist golf ball loyalists accounted for 103 of the 153-player field, over six times the nearest competitor with 15 and more than all other competitors combined.
What’s in Matthew Griffin’s Bag?: Pro V1x golf ball, 913D3 driver (8.5º), 913F fairway metal (15º), 712U utility irons (3-4), CB irons (5-P), Vokey Design gap (52º), sand (56º) and lob (60º) wedges, Scotty Cameron Tour Rat Putter.
PGA TOUR LATINOAMERICA: Mundo Maya Open
Winner: Titleist Brand Ambassador Jorge Fernández-Valdés
Leading by two shots at the start of the final round on Sunday, the 20 years, 9 months and 13 days-old Fernandez-Valdes shot a 1-over par 73 for an 11-under par 277 total for the week. With the win, the young Argentine climbed from eighth to second in the Order of Merit on the PGA TOUR Latinoamérica.
Titleist golf ball loyalists accounted for 103 of the 131-player field, more than six times the nearest competitor with 16 and more than all other competitors combined.