Tour report: New 2013 Pro V1 and Pro V1x Further Validated on World's Major Tours
Posted: February 11, 2013
Titleist brand ambassadors and ball loyalists around the world endorsed the performance of the Titleist 2013 Pro V1 and Pro V1x at the weekend, as more and more put their trust in the new golf balls in tournament play.
European Tour: Titleist Brand Ambassadors George Coetzee (New 2013 Pro V1x, 913D3 driver, 909F2 fairway metal, 712U prototype 3-iron, CB/MB irons, Vokey Design SM4 wedges) and Ricardo Santos (New 2013 Pro V1x, 913D2 driver, 913Fd fairway metal, 910H hybrid, 712U prototype 3-4 irons, MB irons, Vokey Design SM4 wedges) tied for third place, along with Titleist golf ball loyalist Felipe Aguilar (New 2013 Pro V1x), at the Joburg Open trusting in the unmatched performance of the 2013 Pro V1x for their success.
Titleist ambassador Ricardo Santos continued his recent good form in SA
It marked the fourth consecutive top 10 finish for Coetzee and the second straight third place finish for Aguilar, while Santos closed with a 64, tying the best final round of the day.
2013 Pro V1x loyalist Felipe Aguilar waits to line up his putt at the Joburg Open
Titleist was the overwhelming ball of choice at the Joburg Open with 145 players (69%) from the field of 210 trusting in a Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball, more than six times the nearest competitor with 24. And of those 145 Titleist golf ball players, 66 put the new 2013 Pro V1 or Pro V1x ball into play.
PGA Tour: Three of the top five finishers at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am relied on Titleist golf balls for their success, including the runner up, and Titleist was the top choice in golf balls at the event with 102 players (65%), compared to the nearest competitor with 23.
Titleist golf ball loyalist James Hahn (Pro V1x) and Titleist Brand Ambassador Jimmy Walker (New 2013 Pro V1, 913D2 driver, 913 Fd fairway metals, MB irons, Vokey Design Spin Milled pitching, sand and lob wedges, Scotty Cameron Tour Rat prototype putter) were among three players who tied for third place.
Titleist ambassador Jimmy Walker splashes his 2013 Pro V1 golf ball out of a bunker at Pebble Beach
A total of 60 players chose to put their trust in the new 2013 Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball.
The winner of the Allianz Championship, playing in his first-ever event on the Champions Tour, was also playing the New 2013 Pro V1x golf ball for the first time in competition. He also became the first Champions Tour player to win with the new golf ball.
The winner shot an 11-under par round of 61 on Saturday to propel him into the lead, which he never surrendered en route to a 17-under 199 victory total. Tied for second place, two shots back, was Titleist Brand Ambassador Tom Pernice, Jr. (Pro V1x, 913D3 driver, 910F fairway metal, 910H hybrids, AP2 irons, Vokey Design wedges, Scotty Cameron Kombi putter) and Bernhard Langer (Pro V1), as Titleist golf ball loyalists occupied the first five positions on the leaderboard.
Titleist was the top choice in golf balls (59/73%) in the field of 81, more than seven times the nearest competitor with 8.