It was a worldwide sweep for Titleist golf ball loyalists this weekend, as Ian Poulter, Tom Lehman, Stacy Lewis and Doug McGuigan all stood atop their respective leaderboards on Sunday! The four wins bring the 2012 Titleist victory total to 170, more than eight times the nearest competitor with 21. 

WGC: Titleist Pro V1x golf ball loyalist Ian Poulter closed with a 7-under par 65 to rally from four strokes back to win the WGC-HSBC Champions in Shenzhen, China.

Poulter carded eight birdies in the final round to finish with a 21-under 267 victory total, two shots clear of four players, including Titleist Brand Ambassadors Jason Dufner (Pro V1, 910D2 driver, 913Fd fairway metal, 906F2 fairway metal, 913H hybrid, AP2 irons, Vokey Design SM4 sand and lob wedges, Scotty Cameron putter) and Scott Piercy (Pro V1x, 910D2 driver, 913Fd fairway metal, 690MB/AP2 irons, Vokey Design SM pitching, gap, sand and lob wedges, Scotty Cameron GoLo putter). 

The win was Poulter's second World Golf Championship victory and the 14th of his professional career. Third round co-leaders and fellow Pro V1x loyalists, Lee Westwood and Louis Oosthuizen, shot identical final round scores of even par 72 to finish in a tie for sixth place. 

Titleist Brand Ambassadors 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) and Bill Haas (Pro V1x, 913D2 driver, 913F fairway metal, 913Hd hybrid, CB irons, Vokey Design Spin Milled sand and lob wedges, Scotty Cameron Tour Rat putter) finished solo eighth and 10th, respectively, as 7 of the top 10 finishers relied upon Titleist golf balls for their success.

Scott was playing the new Pro V1 prototype golf ball and 712U prototype 2-iron for the first time in competition.

Titleist was the most played golf ball with 46 players in the field of 78, more than four times the nearest competitor with 10.

LPGA: Titleist Pro V1x golf ball loyalist Stacy Lewis fired a final round 8-under par 64 en route to a one-shot win at the Mizuno Classic. Lewis, who was seven shots back to start the day, finished with an 11-under par 205 victory total for her fourth win of the season and the fifth of her career. 

Lewis edged second-round leader and Pro V1 loyalist Bo-Mee Lee, who closed with an even-par 72, while women's world No. 1 and Pro V1x loyalist Yani Tseng posted a final round 68 to finish solo fourth at 7-under 209.

Titleist was the most played golf ball with 38 players, nearly three times the nearest competitor with 13.

CHAMPIONS: Titleist Pro V1 loyalist Tom Lehman captured the Charles Schwab Cup Championship to become the first player to win the season-long points title two straight years. After taking a one-stroke lead into the final round, Lehman birdied four of the last five holes to close with a 5-under 65 and a six-stroke win. His 22-under 258 total broke the tournament mark for lowest score and tied the record in relation to par.

Lehman's win marks the 17th for Titleist golf ball players over the 23-event schedule on the 2012 Champions Tour (74%), more than eight times the nearest competitor with 2. 

Titleist ambassador Jay Haas (Pro V1, 910D2 driver, 910F fairway metal, 910H hybrid, 909H hybrid, CB irons, Vokey Design SM4 sand and lob wedges, Scotty Cameron Studio Design putter), who closed with a 69 to shoot four consecutive rounds in the 60's, finished solo second. Haas matched the Champions Tour record with a second round 10-under par 60, which also broke the course record on Desert Mountain's Cochise layout.

Fellow Titleist ambassador Jay Don Blake (Pro V1x, 910F fairway metal, 910H hybrid, AP2 irons, Vokey Design Spin Milled sand and lob wedges, Scotty Cameron Newport Select putter), the defending champion and first-round leader after opening with a 64, finished solo third, as Titleist golf ball loyalists posted a 1-2-3 finish in the season finale.

Of 30 players in the exclusive field, 23 teed up a Titleist, more than seven times the nearest competitor with 3. 

SOUTH AFRICA: Pro V1x loyalist Doug McGuigan earned his sixth career win in South Africa, posting a 1-up victory in the 18-hole final of the ISPS Handa Match Play Championship. The event was the first utilising the match play format on the Sunshine Tour schedule in 25 years. Of the 112 players who went head-to-head this week, 82 (73%) relied upon Titleist golf balls for their success, more than three times the nearest competitor with 25.

ASIA-PACIFIC AMATEUR: In the field of 120 at the Asia-Pacific Amateur, 94 players (78%), including the 14-year old winner (Pro V1x), relied upon a Titleist Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball. 

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This week it was onto Shenzen in China and the Mission Hills Golf Club for the WGC HSBC Champions event.

With 12 courses to choose from, this week's tournament is being played over the Olazabal course, which at 7,251 yards and a par of 72 is under attack by the players.

The key should be close approach play and putting, as the greens are firm, generally quite small and running to 11'6" on the Stimpmeter.

After round two, it is Pro V1x loyalist Louis Oosthuizen who is leading the way at -16, some five shots clear of those tied for second which includes Titleist ambassador Adam Scott. A further shot back at -10 is fellow Titleist ambassador Jason Dufner.

It should be an interesting weekend of golf!

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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 166 victories around the world, compared to 21 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)


PGA TOUR (30) 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 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 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 Open Jonas Blixt Pro V1x
  CIMB Classic Nick Watney Pro V1x

EUROPEAN (19)  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

LPGA (16) 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
  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
  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

CHAMPIONS (16) 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
  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

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 Championship Justin Bolli Pro V1

SOUTH AFRICAN (12) 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

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 (5) 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
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