Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles
Posted: August 26, 2011
This week the European Tour arrives back in Scotland to the Centenary Course at Gleneagles, the home of the 2014 Ryder Cup, for the Johnnie Walker Championship. Gleneagles truly is a magnificent venue and a popular choice amongst all our Titleist brand ambassadors. It certainly has been another very busy week on the Titleist Tour Support Vehicle (TTSV) with more and more of the new 712 prototype irons being put into play. There are now 32 sets of 712 series irons in the bags of European Tour players, many of whom are at Gleneagles this week.
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The weather this week in Scotland is looking a bit temperamental and will no doubt have a big say on the final outcome of the tournament. The player who can control his ball through all the elements will surely be in a position to challenge for this coveted title. Our Titleist Ambassadors and Pro V1 loyalists certainly have a fantastic advantage in that respect as they tee up the #1 ball in golf!!
One player who will be keen to get back into the groove after a couple of solid showings at the recent Majors is Pablo Larrazabal. Pablo, now with the prototype 712 MBs in his bag will want to continue his consistent form that has seen the young Spaniard climb to a highly respectable 13th position in the Race to Dubai standings. He is within touching distance of the top 10!! Vamos Pablo!!
It has also been another very consistent year for ProV1x loyalist Anders Hansen. Anders has finished in the top three on five occasions this season; the last came a few weeks ago at the USPGA Championship in Atlanta. Fresh off this great finish at the USPGA, Anders will be looking to go that little bit further to claim his first title of the 2011 season. A measure of Anders' fantastic golf this year can be clearly seen as he currently occupies 6th spot in the Race to Dubai standings. Could this be Anders' week? It would certainly come as no surprise.
Another man to watch this week is Ken Ferrie. Ken regularly drops by the TTSV and is in typically buoyant mood this week as he gets to grips with his new prototype 712 CB irons. The likeable Geordie always has time for the Titleist Team and we'd love to see a strong finish from Ken to secure his playing privileges for 2012.
Enjoy the action from this week's event and, in the meantime, here are some shots from our week at Gleneagles. Enjoy!
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