Tour report: Pro V1x Loyalist Wood Claims Maiden Win in Qatar
Posted: January 28, 2013
Chris Wood fires his Pro V1x to 10 feet to set up an eagle and his maiden European Tour victory
Going into the final round with a three shot lead at the Commercial Bank Qatar Master, Pro V1x loyalist Chris Wood stepped onto the tee at the 72nd hole one shot behind the leaders, which included Titleist ambassador George Coetzee.
After a great drive and a 202-yard six iron, Wood walked onto the green to mark his Pro V1x just 10 feet from the hole on the par 5. Stood over his putt, Wood nervelessly stroked his Titleist ball into the hole for a remarkable eagle and victory by one shot!
The 2013 Commercial Bank Qatar Masters Champion - Pro V1x loyalist Chris Wood
Speaking to Europeantour.com after the trophy presentation, Wood said, "There’s an enormous weight lifted off my shoulders today. I feel like I can go on and win more.
"I knew it was going to be hard no matter how I played - winning on The European Tour is not easy."
Titleist ambassador George Coetzee on his way to runners up spot trusting the 2013 Pro V1x
Titleist ambassador George Coetzee (2013 Pro V1x, 913D3 8.5 deg driver, 909F2 13.5 deg fairway, 909H 19 deg hybrid, 712u 3-iron, CB irons 4-7, MB irons 8-P, Vokey Design SM4 Gap and Sand wedges) fired a sizzling final round of 65, finishing in a tie for second with one other, trusting the 2013 Pro V1x. This will surely elevate him even higher within the top 50 of the Official World Golf Rankings when they are updated.
Titleist was the overwhelming golf ball of choice at the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters with 78 (62%) players in the field of 126, compared to 21 for the nearest competitor. Indeed, 13 of the top 16 and ties trusted a Titleist golf ball for their success.
The players move onto Dubai now for the final leg of the European Tour's Desert Swing and we'll bring you all the news from inside the ropes later this week.