Players trusting Titleist golf balls continue to top leaderboards on golf's biggest stages, as three more Titleist loyalists captured titles this week across the worldwide professional tours.
On the European Tour, Titleist Brand Ambassador Alexander Levy trusted his Pro V1x golf ball and a full bag of Titleist golf clubs to secure his first European Tour title with a four-shot win at the Volvo China Open.
Levy was joined in the winners' circle by the winner of the inaugural Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic, who relied on her Pro V1 golf ball to seal a one-stroke victory and by Pro V1 loyalist Hiroyuki Fujita, who won in playoff fashion at the Japan Tour's Tsuruya Open.
With three more wins this week, Titleist’s year-to-date victory count advances to 47. That's more than six times the nearest competitor with 7 and more than all competitors combined.
In total, 6,707 players have teed up Titleist golf balls in competition on the 2014 worldwide professional tours, more than six times the nearest competitor with 1,041 and more than all competitors combined.
Let's recap the week on Tour with some quick highlights from this past weekend’s action.
EUROPEAN TOUR/ASIAN TOUR: Volvo China Open
Titleist was the top golf ball choice at the Volvo China Open with 104 players in the field of 156 trusting a Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball, more than four times the nearest competitor with 23 and more than all competitors combined.
Titleist Brand Ambassador Alexander Levy secured his first European Tour title with a four-shot win at the Volvo China Open.
The Frenchman became the 20th different winner of the event in its 20th staging.
Levy shot a final round 69, which included two closing birdies, en route to a 19-under-par, 269 victory total. His birdie on the par-5 No. 17th included a magnificent second shot over the lake to reach the green in two.
When asked after the win about the shot, which was struck with his AP2 3-iron, Levy said,
“I hit one of my best shots on 17. I didn’t feel pressure on the golf course because I’m confident. I like the pressure. I practice for the pressure, and I had confidence in that 3-iron shot.”
What's in Alexander Levy's Bag?
Golf Ball: Pro V1x
Driver: 913D3 (9.5º) with Project X Graphite Tour Issue 7 shaft, C1 SureFit setting
Fairways: 913F (13.5º) with Project X Graphite Tour Issue 7 shaft, B1 SureFit setting
Irons: AP2 (714 series) 3-iron and MB (714 series) irons (4-PW) with Project X steel shafts
Wedges: Vokey Design SM5 gap (52º) and lob (58º) wedges with Dynamic Gold steel shafts
FAST FACT: Levy fired a course record 62 on Friday at Genzon Golf Club.
The victory was the ninth for Titleist golf ball loyalists on this year’s European Tour, more than four times the nearest competitor with 2.
LPGA TOUR: Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic
Titleist was the top golf ball choice at the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic with 101 players in the field of 144 trusting a Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball, more than eight times the nearest competitor with 12 and more than all competitors combined.
The winner of the event relied on a Pro V1 golf ball to capture her first LPGA Tour win as a professional. She birdied the final hole en route to a 3-under 69, good for a 12-under 276 total and a one-stroke margin of victory over Pro V1x loyalist Stacy Lewis.
Pro V1 loyalist Jenny Shin closed with a 4-under 68 to finish in solo third, a further shot back.
JAPAN GOLF TOUR: Tsuruya Open
Titleist was the top golf ball choice at the Tsuruya Open with 54 players (T1) trusting a Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball.
It was an all-Pro V1 playoff at the Tsuruya Open where Titleist golf ball loyalist Hiroyuki Fujita topped Titleist Brand Ambassador Sang-Hyun Park (Pro V1 golf ball, 913D3 driver, 913Fd fairway metal, 910H hybrid, 913H hybrid, 712U 4-iron, MB (714 series) irons, Vokey Design wedges, Scotty Cameron GSS putter) with a par save on the first playoff hole.
Fujita, who won this event in 2012, fired a closing 4-under 67 at Yamanohara Golf Club to tie Park in regulation with a 13-under 271 total.
“Not even in my dreams did I think I would get this result so I am delighted,” said Fujita after sealing the victory.
The win marks Fujita’s 16th career victory.
PGA TOUR: Zurich Classic of New Orleans
Titleist was the golf ball of choice at the Zurich Classic with 97 players in the field of 156 trusting a Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball, more than five times the nearest competitor with 19 and more than all other golf balls combined.
Titleist was also the top choice in approach, sand and lob wedges (149); and putters (53).
ASIAN TOUR: CIMB Niaga Indonesian Masters
Titleist was the top golf ball choice at the CIMB Niaga Indonesian Masters with 104 players in the field of 153 trusting a Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball, nearly five times the nearest competitor with 21 and more than all competitors combined.