Tour report: Winning Momentum of New Titleist Pro V1 Prototype Golf Ball Continues Around the World
Posted: December 3, 2012
Hiroyuki Fujita earlier this year
It was a three-win weekend around the world's professional tours for Titleist brand ambassadors and golf ball loyalists, including a further win for the new Pro V1 prototype golf ball in Japan!
Japan: The winning momentum of the new Titleist Pro V1 prototype golf ball around the world continued in Japan this week, as Titleist ball loyalist Hiroyuki Fujita captured the season-ending, limited-field Japan Series JT Cup. It was just the second event in which Fujita played the new golf ball in competition. He posted an 18-under par victory total, five shots clear of two players, including Pro V1x loyalist Toshinori Muto.
It marked the fourth victory of the year for Fujita, and the 15th of his 20-year JGTO career. The win also vaults Fujita to the top of the JGTO season-long money list.
K. T. Kim holds his finish
Titleist Brand Ambassador K.T. Kim (Pro V1x, 913D3 driver, 913Fd fairway metal, 910H hybrid, CB/MB irons, Vokey Design Spin Milled pitching, gap and lob wedges) and Pro V1x loyalist Toru Taniguchi, finished fourth and fifth place, respectively, as four of the top five finishers relied upon Titleist golf balls for their success.
Titleist was the most played golf ball at the limited-field event of 26 players with 10 players.
Asian: Titleist Brand Ambassador Arnond "Bank" Vongvanij (Pro V1x, 913D3 driver, 913Fd fairway metal, 910F fairway metal, 909H hybrid, CB irons, Vokey Design Spin Milled pitching, gap and lob wedges, Scotty Cameron Red X putter) won the King's Cup in his native Thailand for his first career Asian Tour title. Vongvanij rallied from three shots behind following the third round with a bogey-free final round.
The 23-year-old rookie closed with an eight-under 64 to finish with a 22-under par 266 victory total. He won by two shots over Pro V1x loyalists Thaworn Wiratchant, also of Thailand, and Mardan Mamat, giving Titleist golf ball players the top three positions on the leaderboard and seven of the top 10.
Thaworn Wiratchant looking for continued consistent performance
Wiratchant's second place finish places him atop the Order of Merit with two more events remaining on the Asian Tour schedule.
Titleist was the most played golf ball at the 144-player event with 91 players (63%), more than three times the nearest competitor.
LatinoAmerica: Pro V1x loyalist Sebastian Fernandez of Argentina captured the Colombian Coffee Classic with a birdie on the first playoff hole after he and one other finished regulation at nine-under 275.
Australasian: Titleist was the most played golf ball at the New South Wales PGA Championship with 95 players (70%) trusting a Titleist golf ball.