Titleist is the #1 ball for more players and more champions across the worldwide professional tours. In fact, Titleist golf ball players have recorded 27 victories around the world, compared to 6 for the nearest competitor. Since its introduction in 2000, the Pro V1 golf ball franchise has been the golf ball of choice for more than 1,900 champions worldwide.

Below is a listing of tournaments won by Titleist golf ball players on the major worldwide professional tours in 2013.

TOUR (wins)
TOURNAMENT PLAYER BALL MODEL
 

 

PGA TOUR (4) Humana Challenge Brian Gay Pro V1x
  Northern Trust Open John Merrick Pro V1x
  Honda Classic Michael Thompson Pro V1x
  Tampa Bay Championship Kevin Streelman Pro V1x
       

EUROPEAN (6)  Volvo Golf Champions Louis Oosthuizen Pro V1x
  Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship Jamie Donaldson Pro V1
  Commercialbank Qatar Masters Chris Wood Pro V1x
  Omega Dubai Desert Classic Winner Pro V1x
  Africa Open Darren Fichardt Pro V1x
  Avantha Masters Thomas Aiken Pro V1x
       

LPGA (3) ISPS Handa Women's Australian Open Jiyai Shin Pro V1
  HSBC Women's Championship Stacy Lewis Pro V1x
  RR Donnelly LPGA Founders Cup Stacy Lewis Pro V1x
       

CHAMPIONS (3) Allianz Championship Champion Pro V1x
  ACE Group Classic Bernhard Langer Pro V1
  Toshiba Classic David Frost Pro V1
       

WEB.COM (3) Panama Claro Championship Kevin Foley Pro V1x
  Colombia Championship Patrick Cantlay Pro V1x
  Chile Classic Kevin Kisner Pro V1x
       

SOUTH AFRICAN (1) Telkom PGA Pro-Am Oliver Bekker Pro V1x
       

ASIAN (1) Zaykabar Myanmar Open Chawalit Plaphol Pro V1x
       

ONEASIA (0)      
       

JAPAN (0)      
       

AUSTRALASIAN (5) Victorian PGA Championship David McKenzie Pro V1x
  Heritage Classic David Brandson Pro V1x
  Queensland PGA Championship Brad Kennedy Pro V1x
  The Victorian Open Matt Giles Pro V1x
  New Zealand PGA Championship Mike Hendry Pro V1x
       

KOREAN (0)      
       

CANADIAN (0)      
       

CHINA (0)      
       

LATINOAMERICA (1) 55 Abierto Mexicano de Golf Ted Purdy Pro V1
       

Pro V1x loyalist Thomas Aiken fired four rounds in the 60s to claim his second career European Tour title at the Avantha Masters in India at the weekend and around the globe there were wins for four more Titleist golf ball players.

In seven worldwide professional tournaments this weekend, 673 out of a possible 984 players relied on a Titleist golf ball for their success. While Thomas Aiken secured a three shot victory on the European Tour, fellow Titleist golf ball loyalist Kevin Streelman earned his maiden PGA Tour title with a two shot margin at the Tampa Bay Championship using the New 2013 Pro V1x. Further victories for Titleist ball loyalists Stacy Lewis on the LPGA Tour, David Frost on the Champions Tour and Ted Purdy on the LatinoAmerica Tour made this a standout weekend for Pro V1 and Pro V1x players.

Titleist Pro V1 and Pro V1x players have now combined for 27 victories across the worldwide professional tours in 2013, more than four times the nearest competitor with six.

Here's more details in this week's Team Titleist Tour Report...

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EUROPEAN: Avantha Masters

Winner: Pro V1x Loyalist Thomas Aiken

Building on his phenomenal 10-under round of 62 on the Saturday of the Avantha Masters, Titleist Pro V1x loyalist Thomas Aiken closed with a five-under 67 on Sunday to claim a three shot winning margin from Titleist ambassador Gaganjeet Bhullar, withPro V1x loyalist Liang Wen-chong a further shot back.


Bhullar (Pro V1x, 913D2, 913Fd fairway metal, AP2 irons, Vokey Design SM4 wedges, Scotty Cameron Newport 2 putter) birdied three of the last five to close with an 8-under par 64 and set the clubhouse target at 20-under par, while Aiken's playing partner Liang recorded a hole-in-one at the seventh and finished another two shots back.

Talking to Europeantour.com, Aiken said: “These guys kept coming at me today – Liang on the front nine and then Bhullar made some amazing birdies coming in. It was by no means a walk in the park."

Titleist ambassador Kiradech Aphibarnrat closed with a 3-under round of 69 for a 17-under total of 271 and solo fourth place.

As well as securing a 1-2-3-4 finish, Titleist ball loyalists occupied nine of places amongst the top-nine and ties at the Avantha Masters. Titleist was the overwhelming ball of choice at the event with 103 players, more than five times the nearest competitor with 19.

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PGA: Tampa Bay Championship

Titleist golf ball loyalist Kevin Streelman earned his first career PGA Tour title with a two shot win at the Tampa Bay Championship. Streelman, who relied upon the New 2013 Pro V1x golf ball, closed with a bogey-free 4-under par 67 en route to a 10-under 274 victory total. In fact, Streelman did not make a bogey over the final 37 holes on the difficult Copperhead course at Innisbrook.

Titleist Brand Ambassador Cameron Tringale (New 2013 Pro V1x, 913D3 driver, 910Fd fairway metal, 913Hd hybrid, MB irons, Vokey Design Spin Milled wedges, Scotty Cameron GSS prototype putter) posted a final round 5-under 66 to finish five shots back in solo third place, the best finish of his PGA TOUR career. Fellow Titleist Brand Ambassador Greg Chalmers (New 2013 Pro V1x, 913D3 driver, 913Fd fairway metal, 913Hd hybrid, CB irons, Vokey Design SM4 wedges) and Titleist golf ball loyalist Luke Donald (New 2013 Pro V1x) were among three players who tied for fourth, as four of the top six finishers all played the New 2013 Pro V1x for their success.

Titleist was the most relied upon golf ball in the field of 156 with 106 (68%) players, nearly five times the nearest competitor with 22.


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LPGA: LPGA Founders Cup

Titleist golf ball loyalist Stacy Lewis (Pro V1x), coming off a victory in Singapore two weeks ago, captured the LPGA Founders Cup on Sunday to vault to No. 1 in the world. Lewis, who trailed by four shots entering the final round, closed with an 8-under 64 en route to a tournament record 23-under 265 victory total. It was the seventh win of Lewis' LPGA Tour career. Fellow Titleist ball loyalist Angela Stanford (New 2013 Pro V1) finished in solo third place at 17-under.

Titleist accounted for a tournament-leading 83 golf ball players (63%) in the field of 132, nearly seven times the nearest competitor with 12.

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CHAMPIONS: Toshiba Classic
Titleist Pro V1 golf ball loyalist David Frost (Pro V1) fired a final round 65 to capture the Toshiba Classic by five shots, tying the tournament record of 19-under 194 set by Titleist Brand Ambassador Jay Haas in 2007. Frost, who shot a 63-66-65, led wire to wire en route to his fourth career Champions Tour victory. In four events this season, Frost hasn't finished out of the top 10, posting ties for ninth, fifth and losing in a playoff in the season-opening Mitsubishi Electric Championship.

Haas (New 2013 Pro V1, 910D2 driver, 910Fd fairway metal, 910H hybrid, 909H hybrid, CB irons, Vokey Design SM4 wedges, Scotty Cameron GoLo M3 putter) finished tied for third with Pro V1 loyalist Peter Senior at 11-under.

Titleist was the top choice in golf balls in the field of 81 with 58 (72%) players, seven times the nearest competitor with 8.

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LATINOAMERICA: Abierto Mexicano de Golf
New 2013 Pro V1 golf ball loyalist Ted Purdy closed with a 2-under par 70 to capture the Abierto Mexicano de Golf, the season-opening event for the PGA Tour Latinoamerica. Purdy finished at 7-under-par 281 for his first win on tour, one shot clear of Titleist ambassador David Vanegas (New 2013 Pro V1, 913D3 driver, 913 Fd fairway metals, MB irons, Vokey Design SM4 wedges, Scotty Cameron Newport 2 Mid Slant putter). Purdy also has one career win on the PGA and Web.com Tours.

Titleist was the top choice in golf balls in the field of 144 with 112 (78%) players, more than five times the nearest competitor with 20.


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SOUTH AFRICA: Telkom PGA Championship

Titleist was the most relied upon golf ball in the field of 156 with 111 (71%) players, more than three times the nearest competitor with 30.


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ONEASIA: OneAsia Thailand Open
Australian Titleist ambassador Scott Strange (New 2013 Pro V1, 913D3 driver, 913F fairway metal, 913H hybrid, AP2 irons, Vokey Design SM4 wedges) closed with a 5-under par 67 to finish as runner-up at the OneAsia Thailand Open. His compatriot and fellow Titleist ambassador Nick Cullen (New 2013 Pro V1x, 913D2 driver, 910F fairway metal, 909H hybrid, AP2 irons, Vokey Design SM4 wedges, Scotty Cameron Newport 2 putter) finished another shot back for solo third place. Eight of the 11 players who finished among the Top 10 and ties relied upon a Titleist golf ball for their success.

Titleist was the most relied upon golf ball in the field of 159 with 100 (63%) players, more than three times the nearest competitor with 31.





After a break for the WGC event last week, the European Tour moved on to Indoa this week from South Africa a fortnight ago - the venue for the Avantha Masters is the Jaypee Greens GC near Delhi.

At 7,347 yards and playing to a par of 72, the course features a lot of water as its key hazard. The rough has stayed down due to cold weather preceding the event and the greens are running to about 10' on the Stimpmeter. The key to low scoring will be hitting the small greens in regulation and making putts on what is not the fastest dancefloor.

Titleist is the overwhelming golf ball of choice at the Avantha Masters with 103 players relying on the unmatched performance of Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf balls, more than five times as many as the nearest competitor with 19. 

As we approach the end of the second round, the scoring has been low - it will be interesting to see if this changes over the weekend if any thunderstorms roll in.

At the time of writing, nine of the top 10 and ties have placed their trust in either a Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball.

We're on our way to Malaysia now for the Maybank Malaysia Open in Kuala Lumpur now, so stay tuned to Team Titleist and Twitter (@TitleistEurope) for more inside the ropes insight on the European Tour.

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

In the four worldwide professional tournaments last weekend, 335 out of a possible 490 players relied on a Titleist golf ball for their success. A hard charging effort by Pro V1x loyalist Kevin Kisner at the Chile Classic on the Web.Com Tour helped him edge the field for a one-stroke victory. While at the TPC Blue Monster at Doral, top-10 finishes for Titleist Brand Ambassadors Steve Stricker and Adam Scott made the WGC-Cadillac Championship another productive tune-up in preparation for this season's first major, exactly one month away in Augusta, Georgia.

Titleist Pro V1 and Pro V1x players have now combined for 22 victories across the worldwide professional tours in 2013, more than three times the nearest competitor with six, and more than all competitors combined.

Let's take a trip around the globe in this week's Team Titleist recap...

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WEB.COM: Chile Classic

Winner: Pro V1x Loyalist Kevin Kisner

Relying upon the New 2013 Pro V1x golf ball, Kevin Kisner closed with a final-round 4-under 68 to secure a one-shot win at the Chile Classic. After posting a course-record 11-under par 61 on Saturday, Kisner pulled away from his two fellow overnight leaders with five birdies against a single bogey en-route to a 21-under 267 victory total. It marked the second career Web.com Tour title for Kisner, who topped a leaderboard that included Titleist golf ball loyalists among each of the top five finishers and nine of the top 10.

Titleist was the most played golf ball at the Chile Classic with 99 players in the field of 143 relying upon a Pro V1 or Pro V1x, more than six times the nearest competitor with 16 and more than all competitors combined.

Titleist was also the favourite in each of the following categories - irons (47),  sand, lob and approach wedges (72), and putters (48).

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PGA: WGC-Cadillac Championship

In only his third start of 2013, Titleist Brand Ambassador Steve Stricker relied on his Titleist Pro V1x golf ball to garner his second runner-up finish and third top-5 finish. Stricker leads the PGA Tour in scoring average (68.29) and ranks second in greens in regulation (76.19%).

Titleist Brand Ambassador Adam Scott trusted his new 2013 Pro V1 golf ball to fire the low round of the tournament with a bogey-free 8-under 64 on Sunday, placing him in a tie for third place for the week.

What’s in Adam Scott’s Titleist Bag?:
Ball: New 2013 Titleist Pro V1
Driver:  Titleist 910D3 8.5º (Graphite Design Tour AD DI8 X with SureFit Tour setting A•1)
Fairway Metal: Titleist 910F 15º (SureFit Tour setting D•3)
Hybrids: Prototype 712U utility iron 19º
Irons: Titleist MB (3-9)
Wedge: Vokey Design SM4 48º, 54º, 60º
Putter: Scotty Cameron Prototype

Titleist was the most relied upon golf ball in the limited-field of 65 at the 2013 WGC-Cadillac Championship with 37 players trusting on a Pro V1 or Pro V1x, more than four times the nearest competitor with nine, and more than all other competitors combined. Titleist was also the favorite in the sand, lob and approach wedge category (72).

For more photos and a video from Doral, check out This Is Team Titleist from the WGC-Cadillac Championship.

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PGA Tour: Puerto Rico Open

Titleist was the most relied upon golf ball in the field of 132 with 87 players, more than five times the nearest competitor with 16. Titleist was also the top choice in the wedge category with 123 Vokey Design models in play, more than twice the nearest competitor with 57, and in putters with 52 players trusting a Scotty Cameron model.

Fabian Gomez relied on his Pro V1x golf ball to tie for second place, and was joined by six other Titleist golf ball loyalists among the top-10 finishers. Justin Bolli (Pro V1) and Brian Stuard (Pro V1x) finished two shots behind the winning score in a tie for fourth place, while Titleist Brand Ambassador Peter Uihlein trusted his New 2013 Pro V1x to eagle the 72nd-hole and finish in a tie for sixth place. This was Uihlein's second consecutive top-10 finish, fresh off a solo fourth finish at the European Tour's Tshwane Open in South Africa last week.

David Hearn (Pro V1x) and Titleist Brand Ambassador D.J. Trahan (Pro V1) were among three players who tied for eighth. Each of the top 10 finishers earned a spot in the Tampa Bay Classic this week.

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ASIAN: Sail SBI Open

Titleist was the top choice in golf balls in the field of 150 with 112 players, seven times the nearest competitor with 16.  Titleist was also the field favorite in the iron (40) and wedge (164) categories.

It was a weekend that featured wins spanning across the globe and across the worldwide professional tours for Titleist golf ball loyalists. It was also a weekend of firsts as Pro V1x loyalist Michael Thompson secured his first PGA Tour career victory at the Honda Classic, while Titleist Brand Ambassador Patrick Cantlay carded his first career Web.com victory at the Colombia Championship. Rounding out the highlights, Stacy Lewis charged to victory at the HSBC Women’s Championship and Titleist Brand Ambassador Mike Hendry successfully defended his title at the Victorian Open with his playoff win.

With the weekend success, Titleist Pro V1 and Pro V1x golf ball loyalists have now combined for 21 wins on the worldwide professional tours, more than five times the nearest competitor with four and more than all competitors combined.

Here’s the Team Titleist weekend wrap-up…

PGA TOUR: It was a 1-2-3 New 2013 Pro V1x sweep at the Honda Classic where Titleist golf ball loyalist Michael Thompson (New 2013 Pro V1x) achieved his dream of winning on the PGA Tour. Thompson, who finished at 9-under 271, posted a two shot victory over runner-up and Titleist Brand Ambassador Geoff Ogilvy and four shots over rookie and third round co-leader Luke Guthrie (New 2013 Pro V1x).

Thompson and Ogilvy each closed with 1-under par 69's, two of only five final rounds under par on a punishing day at PGA National. Both players advance to this week's WGC-Cadillac Championship as a result of their performances at the Honda Classic.

"This is everything," Thompson said. "This is a childhood dream come true. I've dreamed of playing out here since I was 7 years old and to win, it's just unbelievable. I just can't put it into words. The whole day was awesome."

Among the five players who tied for fourth place was Titleist Brand Ambassador Erik Compton who earned his first top-10 finish on the PGA Tour and joined Thompson and Ogilvy as the only three players who never shot over par at PGA National. Compton closed with an even par 70 to finish at 3-under 277, six shots behind the winner.

Ogilvy also put a new 712U prototype 2 iron in the bag this week along with a new Scotty Cameron GoLo putter. Trusting a New 2013 Pro V1x golf ball and a full bag of Titleist golf clubs, he finished T9 in Driving Accuracy (71.4%) and T5 in Greens in Regulation (66.7%). Compton, meanwhile finished 8th in Total Putting.

Titleist was the most relied upon golf ball in the field of 144 at the Honda Classic with 90 players, more than four times the nearest competitor with 21. Titleist was also the top choice in the sand, lob and approach wedge category with 132 Vokey Design models in play, more than twice the nearest competitor with 56, and in putters with 46 players trusting a Scotty Cameron model.

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LPGA: Titleist golf ball loyalist Stacy Lewis (Pro V1x), the 2012 LPGA Player of the Year, captured the HSBC Women's Champions for her sixth career LPGA Tour title. After firing three consecutive rounds in the 60's, Lewis closed with a 1-under 71 en route to a 15-under par 273 total and one shot win.

''The last four or five holes, I was pretty nervous, I'm not going to lie,'' said Lewis. ''I just played hard and put my head down and tried to make as many putts as I could, and fortunately I came away with the win.'

Titleist was the top choice in the golf ball category with 37 Pro V1 or Pro V1x players in the limited 62-player field, more than five times the nearest competitor with seven.

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WEB.COM:
Titleist Brand Ambassador Patrick Cantlay earned his first win as a professional after firing a final round 5-under 66 at the Colombia Championship. Cantlay, who turns 21 years old in two weeks, posted a tournament record 18-under par 266 victory total, becoming the second youngest winner in Web.com history. He bettered the previous tournament record by seven strokes.

“It feels really good to win," said Cantlay, who trusts Titleist equipment from tee-through-green. "I felt in control all day. This sets the year off on the right foot. Even though I’m one of the youngest guys out here, I feel really comfortable. Winning is why we compete. That’s why we play."

WHAT'S IN PATRICK CANTLAY'S BAG: 
Golf Ball: Pro V1x golf ball
Driver: 910D3 driver
Utility: 712U Prototype 3-iron
Irons: AP2 irons
Wedges: Vokey Design wedges
Putter: Scotty Cameron GSS prototype putter.

Cantlay’s 66 was the best round of the final day, while his 65 was the low round on Saturday. He advances to the top position on the Web.com money list through the first two events of the season.

Titleist accounted for a tournament-leading 100 golf ball players in the field of 144, more than six times the nearest competitor with 17. Titleist was also the top choice in the iron (44) and sand, lob and approach wedge (160) categories.

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AUSTRALASIAN: It was a New 2013 Pro V1/New 2013 Pro V1x playoff at the New Zealand PGA Championship where Titleist Brand Ambassador Mike Hendry (New 2013 Pro V1x) successfully defended his title on the first hole of a sudden death playoff with Scott Strange (New 2013 Pro V1).

Hendry birdied the par 4 18th hole, their first playoff hole, after the pair finished regulation tied at 19-under 269, four shots clear of Titleist Brand Ambassadors Gareth Paddison (New 2013 Pro V1x) and Josh Geary (New 2013 Pro V1x) who both finished at 15-under par.

"I felt pretty comfortable on the tee - I just said you’ve done the hard work now just finish it off," said Hendry. "To get across the line and for it to be at home and with the retention of the trophy, it’s just magic.” Hendry becomes the first person to achieve the back-to-back wins at the event since 1987.

Titleist was the top choice in golf balls at the event with 106 players in the field, more than five times the nearest competitor with 20.

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EUROPEAN: Titleist was the top choice in the golf ball category among the field of 156, with 109 players relying upon a Pro V1 or Pro V1x, more than six times the nearest competitor with 18.

Titleist golf ball loyalist Darren Fichardt (New 2013 Pro V1x) and Titleist ambassador Louis de Jager (New 2013 Pro V1x) finished in a tie for second place while Titleist ambassador Peter Uihlein (New 2013 Pro V1x) finished another shot back to secure solo fourth place, his best finish on the European Tour.

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