Posted: January 30, 2012
With the limelight firmly on his group, Titleist Pro V1x loyalist Rob "Rocky" Rock turned in a nerveless performance in the final round of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship to secure the biggest win of his career to date!
The 2012 Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship winner
Rocky closed out the final round with a 2-under 70 for a 13-under 275 total, one shot clear of Titleist brand ambassador Rory McIlroy (Pro V1x) and two shots clear of three other players. It was Rocky's second career victory, having secured the BMW Italian Open title last year.
Rocky holds aloft his Pro V1x while saluting the crowds at Abu Dhabi Golf Club
Understated as always, Rock commented, "I really can't believe I have done that today!" The win catapaults Rob from 117th in the Official World Golf Rankings to 55th.
Rory during his final round burst
Rory was runner up for the second year running after posting a final round 3-under 69 for a 276 total.
Rory and caddie JP discuss options
What's in Rory's bag? Pro V1x, 910 D2 driver, 906 F2 fairways 13 & 18, MB irons (712 series) 3-9, Vokey Design SM4 46.08 pitching, 54.08 sand and 60.04 lob wedges, Scotty Cameron GSS Newport putter.
Titleist brand ambassadors George Coetzee and Matteo Manassero finished a further two shots back from Rory on 278 totals.
Titleist was the overwhelming ball of choice at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship with 73 players placing their trust in the matchless performance of Pro V1 and Pro V1x, compared to 20 for the nearest competitor.
Elsewhere, on the PGA Tour, Titleist ambassador Kyle Stanley turned in his strongest performance as a professional, as he finished runner up following a playoff at the Farmers Insurance Open.
What's in the bag Kyle?
What's in Kyle Stanley's Bag?: Pro V1x, 910D3 driver, 910Fd fairway metal, 503i 2-iron, MB irons (712 series), Vokey Design 52.08 approach and 56.14 sand wedges, SM4 60.10 lob wedge, Scotty Cameron Timeless GSS putter.
Titleist was also the overwhelming ball of choice at the Farmers Insurance Open with 104 players, more than six times the nearest competitor with 16.