Titleist is the #1 ball for more players and more champions across the worldwide professional tours. In fact, to date in 2012, Titleist golf ball players have recorded 174 victories around the world, compared to 23 for the nearest competitor. Since the introduction of the Pro V1 in 2000, the golf ball franchise has been the golf ball of choice for more than 1,800 champions worldwide.

Below is a listing of tournaments won by Titleist golf ball players on the major worldwide professional tours in 2012.

TOUR (wins)
TOURNAMENT PLAYER BALL MODEL
 

 

PGA TOUR (29) Hyundai Tournament of Champions Steve Stricker Pro V1x
  Sony Open in Hawaii Johnson Wagner Pro V1x
  Humana Challenge Mark Wilson Pro V1x
  Waste Management Phoenix Open Kyle Stanley Pro V1x
  Northern Trust Open Bill Haas Pro V1x
  WGC - Accenture Match Play Championship Hunter Mahan Pro V1x
  Mayakoba Classic John Huh Pro V1
  Honda Classic Rory McIlroy Pro V1x
  Transitions Championship Luke Donald Pro V1x
  Shell Houston Open Hunter Mahan Pro V1x
  THE MASTERS Bubba Watson Pro V1x
  Valero Texas Open Ben Curtis Pro V1x
  Zurich Classic of New Orleans Jason Dufner Pro V1
  Wells Fargo Championship Rickie Fowler Pro V1x
  HP Byron Nelson Championship Jason Dufner Pro V1
  Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial Zach Johnson Pro V1x
  THE U.S. OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP Webb Simpson Pro V1x
  The Travelers Championship Marc Leishman Pro V1x
  Greenbrier Classic Ted Potter, Jr. Pro V1x
  John Deere Classic Zach Johnson Pro V1x
  True South Classic Scott Stallings Pro V1x
  RBC Canadian Open Scott Piercy Pro V1x
  Reno-Tahoe Open J.J. Henry Pro V1x
  THE PGA CHAMPIONSHIP Rory McIlroy Pro V1x
  The Barclays Nick Watney Pro V1x
  Deutsche Bank Championship Rory McIlroy Pro V1x
  BMW Championship Rory McIlroy Pro V1x
  Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open Ryan Moore Pro V1
  Frys.com Open Jonas Blixt Pro V1x
  CIMB Classic Nick Watney Pro V1x
       

EUROPEAN (21)  Africa Open Louis Oosthuizen Pro V1x
  Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship Robert Rock Pro V1x
  Commercialbank Qatar Masters Paul Lawrie Pro V1x
  Omega Dubai Desert Classic Rafael Cabrera-Bello Pro V1x
  Avantha Masters Jbe' Kruger Pro V1x
  Open de Andalucia Julien Quesne Pro V1x
  Trophée Hassan II Michael Hoey Pro V1x
  Maybank Malaysian Open Louis Oosthuizen Pro V1x
  Ballantine's Championship Bernd Wiesberger Pro V1x
  Madeira Islands Open Ricardo Santos Pro V1x
  Volvo World Match Play Championship Nicolas Colsaerts Pro V1x
  BMW PGA Championship Luke Donald Pro V1x
  Nordea Masters Lee Westwood Pro V1x
  Saint-Omer Open Darren Fichardt Pro V1x
  The Irish Open Jamie Donaldson Pro V1
  Alstom Open de France Marcel Siem Pro V1x
  Lyoness Open Bernd Wiesberger Pro V1x
  Johnny Walker Championship Paul Lawrie Pro V1x
  ISPS HANDA Perth International Bo Van Pelt Pro V1
  WGC HSBC Championship Ian Poulter Pro V1x
  Barclays Singapore Open Matteo Manassero Pro V1x
       

LPGA (18) Honda LPGA Thailand Yani Tseng Pro V1x
  HSBC Women's Champions Angela Stanford Pro V1
  RR Donnelley LPGA Founders Cup Yani Tseng Pro V1x
  Kia Classic Yani Tseng Pro V1x
  KRAFT NABISCO CHAMPIONSHIP Sun Young Yoo Pro V1
  Mobile Bay LPGA Classic Stacy Lewis Pro V1x
  Sybase Match Play Championship Azahara Munoz Pro V1
  ShopRite LPGA Classic Stacy Lewis Pro V1x
  Wegman's LPGA Championship Shanshan Feng Pro V1x
  Manulife Financial LPGA Brittany Lang Pro V1x
  U.S. WOMENS OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP Na Yeon Choi Pro V1x
  Jamie Farr Toledo Open So Yeon Ryu Pro V1
  CN Canadian Womens Open Champion (amateur) Pro V1
  Kingsmill Championship Jiyai Shin Pro V1
  RICOH Women's British Open Jiyai Shin Pro V1
  Navistar LPGA Classic Stacy Lewis Pro V1x
  Mizuno Classic Stacy Lewis Pro V1x
  Lorena Ochoa Invitational Cristie Kerr Pro V1
       

CHAMPIONS (17) Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai Dan Forsman Pro V1x
  Allianz Championship Corey Pavin Pro V1
  ACE Group Classic Kenny Perry Pro V1x
  Encompass Insurance Pro-Am of Tampa Bay Michael Allen Pro V1x
  SENIOR PGA CHAMPIONSHIP Roger Chapman Pro V1
  Principal Charity Classic Jay Haas Pro V1
  Regions Tradition Tom Lehman Pro V1
  Montreal Championship Mark Calcavecchia Pro V1x
  Constellation Senior Players Championship Joe Daley Pro V1
  U.S. SENIOR OPEN Roger Chapman Pro V1
  3M Championship Bernhard Langer Pro V1
  Dick's Sporting Good Open Willie Wood Pro V1x
  Boeing Classic Jay Don Blake Pro V1x
  Pacific Links Hawaii Willie Wood Pro V1x
  SAS Championship Bernhard Langer Pro V1
  AT&T Championship David Frost Pro V1
  Charles Schwab Cup Championship Tom Lehman Pro V1
       

WEB.COM (18) Panama Claro Championship Edward Loar Pro V1x
  Chile Classic Paul Haley II Pro V1x
  Soboba Classic Andres Gonzales Pro V1x
  TPC Stonebrae Championship Alex Aragon Pro V1x
  The Rex Hospital Open James Hahn Pro V1x
  Mexico Open Lee Williams Pro V1x
  United Leasing Championship Peter Tomasullo Pro V1x
  Utah Championship Doug LaBelle II Pro V1x
  Nationwide Children's Hospital Invitational Ben Kohles Pro V1x
  Cox Classic Ben Kohles Pro V1x
  Midwest Classic Shawn Stefani Pro V1x
  News Sentinel Open Darron Stiles Pro V1
  Mylan Classic Robert Streb Pro V1
  Albertson's Boise Open Luke Guthrie Pro V1x
  WNB Golf Classic Luke Guthrie Pro V1x
  Neediest Kids Championship David Lingmerth Pro V1x
  Miccosukee Championship Shawn Stefani Pro V1x
  Web.com Championship Justin Bolli Pro V1
       

SOUTH AFRICAN (14) Data Dimension Pro-Am Oliver Bekker Pro V1x
  Telkom PGA Championship Keith Horne Pro V1x
  Platinum Classic Jake Roos Pro V1x
  Golden Pilsner Zimbabwe Open Chris Swanepoel Pro V1x
  Investec Royal Swazi Open Christiaan Basson Pro V1x
  Vodacom Origins of Golf - Simola Event Ryan Cairns Pro V1x
  Lombard Insurance Classic Jake Roos Pro V1x
  Indio Zambia Bank Zambia Open Justin Harding Pro V1x
  Vodacom Origins of Golf _ Western Cape Event Allan Versfeld Pro V1x
  Wild Waves Challenge Trevor Fisher, Jr. Pro V1x
  Vodacom Origins of Golf - Northern Cape Event Trevor Fisher, Jr. Pro V1x
  BMG Classic Teboho Sefatsa Pro V1x
  ISPS Handa Matchplay Championship Doug McGuigan Pro V1x
  Nedbank Affinity Cup Trevor Fisher, Jr. Pro V1x
       

ASIAN (14) Zaykabar Myanmar Open Kieran Pratt Pro V1x
  ISPS Philippine Open Mardan Mamat Pro V1x
  Handa Faldo Cambodian Classic David Lipsky Pro V1x
  Panasonic Indonesia Open Digvijay Singh Pro V1x
  ISPS Handa Singapore Open Scott Hend Pro V1x
  CIMB NIAGA Indonesian Masters Lee Westwood Pro V1x
  Queen's Cup Thaworn Wiratchant Pro V1x
  Volvik Hildesheim Open Lee In Woo Pro V1x
  Worldwide Holdings Selagor Masters Thaworn Wiratchant Pro V1x
  Yeangder Tournament Players Championship Gaganjeet Bhullar Pro V1x
  Mercuries Taiwan Masters Chi Huang Tsai Pro V1x
  CS K.J. Choi Invitational K.J. Choi Pro V1x
  Venetian Macau Open Gaganjeet Bhullar Pro V1x
  Hero Indian Open Thaworn Wiratchant Pro V1x
       

ONEASIA (5) Indonesia Open Nick Cullen Pro V1x
  Thailand Open Chris Wood Pro V1x
  High1 Resort Open Matthew Griffin Pro V1x
  Nanshan Masters Liang Wen-chong Pro V1x
  55th Kolon Korea Open Dae-Sub Kim Pro V1x
       

JAPAN (13) Tsuruya Open Hiroyuki Fujita Pro V1
  The Crowns I. J. Jang Pro V1x
  JPGA Championship Nissin Cupnoodles Cup Toru Taniguchi Pro V1x
  Totoumi Hamamatsu Open Jay Choi Pro V1x
  Diamond Cup Golf 2012 Hiroyuki Fujita Pro V1
  Gateway to the Open Mizuno Open Brad Kennedy Pro V1x
  Nagashima Shigeo Invitational Sega Sammy Cup Kyoong-Hoon Lee Pro V1x
  Kansai Open Toshinori Muto Pro V1
  Fujisankei Classic Kyung-tae Kim Pro V1x
  ANA Open Hiroyuki Fujita Pro V1
  Asia-Pacific Panasonic Open Champion Pro V1x
  Japan Open Kenichi Kuboya Pro V1x
  Bridgestone Open Toru Taniguchi Pro V1x
       

AUSTRALASIAN (5) Victorian Open Scott Arnold Pro V1
  Adroit Insurance Group Victorian PGA Championship Garreth Paddison Pro V1
  New Zealand Pro-Am Championship Mike Hendry Pro V1x
  South Pacific Open Brad Shilton Pro V1x
  WA Goldfields PGA Championship Peter Wilson Pro V1x
       

KOREAN (5) The 7th Meritz Solmoro Open Jin-Ho Choi Pro V1x
  Dongbu Promi Open Dae-Sub Kim Pro V1
  Munsingwear Match Play Championship Dae-Hyun Kim Pro V1x
  28th Shinhan Donghae Open Meen-Whee Kim Pro V1x
  Windsor Classic Joo-Yeob Baek Pro V1x
       

CANADIAN (6) Times Colonist Island Savings Open Andrew Roque Pro V1x
  Syncrude Boreal Open Corey Renfrew Pro V1x
  Canadian Tour Players Cup Chris Kilmer Pro V1x
  Jamieson WFCU Windsor Roseland Charity Classic Alan McLean Pro V1
  Canadian Tour Championship Champion Pro V1x
  The Great Waterway Classic Champion Pro V1x
       

CHINA (1) China PGA Champions Tour Shandong Event Xin Jun Zhang Pro V1x
       

LATINOAMERICA (6) Mundo Maya Open Champion Pro V1x
  Trans American Power Products Open Champion Pro V1x
  65 Arturo Calle Colombian Open Champion Pro V1
  Brasil Open Champion Pro V1x
  Roberto De Vincenzo Invitational Champion Pro V1x
  Dominican Republic Open Champion Pro V1x
       

Manassero on Song in Singapore

Titleist brand ambassador Matteo Manassero kept his cool in the heat of Singapore, as he rolled in a 12-foot eagle putt on the third extra hole of a sudden death playoff to capture the Singapore Open title at Sentosa Golf Club.

European Tour: Manassero (Pro V1x, 913D2 driver, 913F fairway metal, 913H hybrid, AP2/MB irons, Vokey Design SM4 gap and lob wedges, Scotty Cameron Select GoLo putter) went head-to-head with Pro V1x loyalist Louis Oosthuizen, after both closed with regulation 13-under 271 totals. And it was the 19-year old who emerged victorious after the two had matched birdies on the first two extra holes - becoming the first teenager to win three times on the European Tour.

At the same event, fellow Titleist ambassador and World No. 1 Rory McIlroy captured the season's European money title when he finished solo third. McIlroy (Pro V1x, 913D3 driver, 913Fd fairway metal, 913F fairway metal, MB irons, Vokey Design SM4 pitching, sand and lob wedges, Scotty Cameron Newport putter) is only the second player to win the merit race on both the European and PGA Tours in the same year, following fellow Titleist golf ball loyalist Luke Donald, who achieved the double last year.

Three-time Singapore Open champion and Titleist Brand Ambassador Adam Scott (New Pro V1 prototype golf ball, 910D3 driver, 910Fd fairway metal, 712U prototype 2-iron, MB irons, Vokey Design Spin Milled pitching, sand and lob wedges, Scotty Cameron Kombi Long putter) tied for fifth place, five shots out of the playoff.

Titleist was the overwhelming ball of choice at The Singapore Open with 89 players, more than four times the nearest competitor with 21.


LPGA: Cristie Kerr parred the final three holes to hold off two players, including fellow Titleist Pro V1 golf ball loyalist Angela Stanford for a one shot win at the Lorena Ochoa Invitational. Kerr finished at 16-under 272 for her 15th career LPGA Tour title and her first since winning the LPGA Championship in June 2010.


Women's World No. 2 and Pro V1x loyalist Stacy Lewis tied for fourth place to secure LPGA Player of the Year honours. Lewis, who was coming off her tour-leading fourth victory of the year last week in Japan, closed with a 68 to match Pro V1 loyalist Candie Kung at four-under, as four of the top five finishers relied upon Titleist golf balls for their success.

Titleist was the most played golf ball in the limited field of 36, with 20 players, more than three times the nearest competitor with 6.

Sunshine Tour: It's been a landmark year in South Africa for Titleist ambassador Trevor Fisher Jr, highlighted as he secured his third win of the season at the Nedbank Affinity Cup.

Despite his resolve being tested on the back nine of the final round, Fisher posted a final round of 71 en route to a 9-under victory total of 207 for the three round event.

Titleist Pro V1x golf ball loyalists Desvonde Botes and Bradford Vaughan tied for second, one shot back.  Three other Pro V1x golf ball loyalists - Matthew Carvell, Grant Veenstra and Grant Muller - tied for the fourth position, another shot behind, as the top six finishers relied upon Titleist golf balls for their success.

Titleist golf ball players accounted for 74% (65) of the field of 88.

PGA Tour: At the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Classic, Pro V1 loyalist Robert Garrigus finished in a tie for second for his fifth runner-up finish of the year, while New Pro V1x prototype loyalist Brian Gay placed solo fourth, another shot back.  Four players tied for fifth, including Titleist Brand Ambassador Scott Stallings, pictured below, (New Pro V1x prototype, 913D2 driver, 913Fd fairway metal, AP2 irons, Vokey Design Spin Milled gap, sand and lob wedges, Scotty Cameron Newport 2 putter) and Titleist golf ball loyalists Josh Teater (Pro V1x) and Charlie Wi (New Pro V1 prototype).



Six players tied for ninth, including Titleist Brand Ambassadors Mark Anderson (Pro V1x, 913D3 driver, 913Fd fairway metal, 913Hd hybrid, AP2 irons, Vokey Design SM4 gap and lob wedges, Scotty Cameron Mid putter) and Tom Gillis (Pro V1, 910D3 driver, CB irons, Vokey Design Spin Milled gap and lob wedges, Scotty Cameron Newport 2 putter), as well as Pro V1x loyalists Joey Snyder III and Tim Herron.

Nine of the 14 players who finished among the top 10 and ties relied upon Titleist golf balls for their success, including Brian Gay (4th), Scott Stallings (T5) and Charlie Wi (T5) who played a new Titleist Pro V1 or Pro V1x prototype golf ball.

Titleist was the most played golf ball in the field of 128 with 89 (70%) players, nearly seven times the nearest competitor with 13.  A total of 35 players relied upon a new Titleist Pro V1 (4) or Pro V1x (31) prototype golf ball.

Japan: Titleist Brand Ambassador Michio Matsumura (Pro V1x, 913D2 driver, 913H hybrid, CB irons, Vokey Design Spin Milled gap and lodge wedges) birdied his final two holes at the the Mitsui Sumitomo Visa Taiheiyo Masters, finishing just one shot back from forcing a playoff.

Titleist was the most played golf ball at the event with 40 players, more than twice the nearest competitor with 19.

Titleist Brand Ambassador and two-time heart transplant recipient Erik Compton was awarded the 2012 Mildred “Babe” Didrikson Zaharias Courage Award by the United States Sports Academy last Wednesday. Compton  played in the PGA TOUR's season-ending Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Classic in Orlando last week.

The Courage Award is presented annually "to an individual who demonstrates courageous action in overcoming adversity to excel in sport. This individual should exhibit the qualities of courage, perseverance, grace, and strength in sport achievement."

Compton is the only professional golfer in the world to compete with a transplanted heart. The 33-year-old has had three different hearts in his life but that hasn’t stopped him from achieving his dream of earning his TOUR card and playing on the PGA TOUR.  Zaharias, too, was a golfer, who was diagnosed with colon cancer in 1953, and one month after undergoing surgery, she won her 10th and final major with a U.S. Women’s Open Championship.

“I hope that by sharing my experience others can see the importance of finding out more about organ donation,” Compton said. “After my second transplant, I knew I wasn’t done with golf and consider when I made the cut in the 2008 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Classic less than six months later to start my comeback. That makes receiving this award at this tournament all that much more meaningful to me.”

The PGA TOUR honored Compton for coming back from heart surgery during The Masters in April 2009, awarding him the Ben Hogan Award.

On The Range at The Singapore Open

A chance to dial in yardages or metreages (that's a new word) on the range!

Well, the best we can say is that it was nice earlier in the week!

The rain and lightning arrived on day two at Sentosa Golf Club, the venue for the Singapore Open - and boy, did they arrive! So much so that half of the field didn't swing a club in anger of day two.

When play was abandoned, Titleist ambaasdors Matteo Manassero and George Coetzee had played themselves into contention near the top of the leaderboard, as had Pro V1x loyalists Chris Wood and Chinnarat Phadungsil.

Let's hope the rain stays away over the weekend, as the tournament looks set for an exciting finish if it remains dry.

To view this week's slideshow, just click on the image above.

Recently we received a question from a young Titleist fan asking how they could become a caddie on tour.

We decided the best way to answer this was to speak directly to the caddies of Titleist ambassadors Rafa Cabrera-Bello, Phil Price and Romain Wattel.

To see what they had to say, just click on the video above.

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