Team Titleist is on the grounds of Muirfield and ready to provide inside the ropes coverage of the The Open Championship.

The sun is out and the wind is up as the participants prepare for the year's third major. Titleist Brand Ambassadors and golf ball loyalists alike have been visiting our European Tour Support Van (which is parked right behind the practice range) securing their golf balls, tweaking their equipment and trying on outerwear in case the weather turns for the worse at some point this week.

Among the first to stop by this week was Titleist Brand Ambassador Graham DeLaet. This will mark DeLaet's first appearance at the Open Championship, but not the first time he has played Muirfield. He shared with Team Titleist that he stuck around after playing the Dunhill Links last year and enjoyed a memorable  father-son golf trip that included Muirfield on the itinerary. DeLaet loves the links style layout and after knocking on the door several times this year, hopes to make this his first victory since joining the PGA Tour.

Another early visitor included reigning Masters Champion and Titleist Brand Ambassador Adam Scott as he popped in for a quick visit with the Titleist Leadership Team. Adam also spent some time signing Masters memorabilia before heading out to the practice facility to work on his game.

Check out the slideshow above for a quick tour of Day 1 and we'll check back in tomorrow with more updates from Muirfield.


Welcome to The Scottish Open

This week we headed to the Castle Stuart Golf Links. The Titleist Tour Support Vehicle was fully loaded and ready for our European Tour seeding to begin of the new prototype Titleist MB, CB, AP2, and AP1 irons.   

The Titleist Tour department has built prototype sets for Titleist Brand Ambassadors to test and put in play as part of our development process.  All Titleist golf clubs go through this critical step to validate their performance before being launched to market.

There were a number of Titleist staffers given sets including Matteo Manassero, Thomas Levet, and Brooks Koepka.  For further updates as we progress with the seeding process, keep checking into Team Titleist.

From here, the Titleist Tour Support Vehicle will be heading down to Muirfield ahead of next week's Open Championship.  Team Titleist will be on site to bring you lots of inside the ropes news and features from the 142nd running of this historic event.  Stay tuned...

The top five finishers at The Greenbrier Classic, including winner and Pro V1x loyalist Jonas Blixt, all relied on a Titleist golf ball for their success at The Old White TPC. 

And with 156 players competing for the prestigious Springhouse trophy and Greenbrier green jacket, 107 players trusted a Titleist golf ball, nearly 6 times the nearest competitor with 18.

With two more wins, Titleist Pro V1 and Pro V1x golf ball loyalists have now won 77 tournaments on the worldwide professional tours in 2013, nearly three times the nearest competitor with 28 and more than all other competitors combined.

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PGA TOUR: Jonas Blixt began Sunday 10-under par, four shots back. After posting a 2-under par 33 on the opening nine holes Sunday, Blixt still sat two shots off the lead. Blixt was persistent as the sun began to set, and played the final five holes 1-under par to cap off his come-from-behind victory.

''This is what I play for,'' Blixt said in an interview. ''I play to win. It just confirms that if you do the right things, that you work hard, dreams can come true.''

Filling out the all-Titleist top five, tied for second two shots behind Blixt, were Brand Ambassadors Matt Jones (Pro V1x) and Jimmy Walker (Pro V1), and Pro V1x loyalists Johnson Wagner and Steven Bowditch.

With his second career PGA TOUR win, Blixt earns an invitation to the 2014 Masters.

With a T-2 and his current FedExCup point ranking, Walker, who was playing prototype irons Titleist MB irons and a new Scotty Cameron Futura X putter for the first time this week, also earns an invite to Muirfield in less than two weeks.

“Yeah, that's great,” he said after the round. “I've never played the British. I hear Muirfield is pretty awesome, so I'm excited. I'll get ready.”

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Pro V1x loyalist Wil Collins shot a final round 6-under par 66 to capture the Dakota Dunes Open, his first PGA TOUR Canada victory. Collins, playing among the field of 156, headlined a group of 100 players who relied on a Titleist golf ball in pursuit of the victory.


The European Tour and Titleist Tour Support Vehicle (TTSV) travelled to the French capital to the 2018 Ryder Cup host Le Golf National.

The course opened in 1990, designed by Hubert Chesneau, and ever since its conception the course has become one of the crown jewels for French golf. Water is very much a feature especially over the closing holes which are something of an amphitheatre with water coming in to play on 13, 15, 16 and 18, as well as 1 and 2. The lakes are full of some of the largest carp in this part of the world that feed almost exclusively on the grass clippings from the golf course.

Back to the golf and more importantly our Titleist ambassadors! It was again another busy week for all our team on the TTSV, whether it was re-gripping, re-shafting or slight tweaks to those important club heads.

Two 'locals' hoping to put on a performance this week in front of their home crowd are Romain Wattel and Victor Dubuisson. Romain, 22 and Victor, 23 are both looking for their first victory on the European Tour. Both are settling down now on Tour and we all think at Titleist that it really is now a case that their first victory and breakthrough is weeks away, (if not this week of course). Two top talents!

Good luck to all Titleist ambassadors, as the countdown to the Open now is only a few weeks away!

Excellence isn’t defined by one round or even one season. It’s a commitment to being the best player you can be shot after shot, and year after year. Relying on the Pro V1x golf ball and a complete bag of Titleist equipment for his tee through green success, Brand Ambassador Bill Haas earned a three-shot victory at the prestigious AT&T National. He is one of just four players on the PGA Tour with at least one win in each of the last four years.

In addition to Bill Haas’ success on the PGA Tour, Titleist Pro V1x loyalist Kenny Perry had a breakthrough performance, recording his first career major at the Constellation Senior Players Championship. It took an extra day and one extra hole on the Tour, but Titleist Brand Ambassador Ben Martin relied on the Pro V1x and a bag full of Titleist equipment for his victory in a four-player sudden death playoff. More performance, more wins, more trust. It’s why the overwhelming majority of across the world’s professional tours trust Titleist.

With three more wins, Titleist Pro V1 and Pro V1x golf ball loyalists have now won 76 tournaments on the worldwide professional tours in 2013, nearly three times the nearest competitor with 25 and more than all other competitors combined.

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PGA TOUR: Of the 132-player field, 85 relied upon Titleist golf balls, over five times the nearest competitor with 16. In fact, Haas, who closed with a 5-under par 66 for a 12-under par 272 victory total, topped a leaderboard that included nine Titleist golf ball loyalists among the 12 players who finished in the Top 10 and ties. It marked the fifth career PGA Tour title for Haas.

What’s in Bill Haas’ Bag?: Pro V1x golf ball, 913D2 driver (8.5º), 913Fd fairway metal (15º), 913H hybrid (17º), CB irons (3-PW), Vokey Design Spin Milled sand (54º) and SM4 lob (60º) wedges, Scotty Cameron Newport 2 Midslant putter.

Titleist Pro V1x golf ball loyalist Roberto Castro finished solo 2nd, three shots behind Haas, while Titleist Brand Ambassador D.H. Lee (Pro V1x, 913D2 driver 913Fd fairway metal, 910H hybrids, CB irons, Vokey Design SM4 gap and prototype lob wedges, Scotty Cameron Newport SLT T10 putter) tied for 3rd, another shot back. Lee made nine birdies to match a tournament-best 64 on Sunday. The performances marked the best career PGA Tour finishes for both players.

Noteworthy: Haas has a PGA Tour-tying seven top 10's in 16 starts this year, which also equals his own career high from 2011 … Statistically, Haas led the field in Birdies (25) and tied for 4th in Greens in Regulation (76%) … On the green, trusting a Scotty Cameron Newport 2 Midslant putter that he put in play for the first time this week, Haas was 2nd in Strokes Gained – Putting (2.498) and Putts Per Greens in Regulation (1.564).

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CHAMPIONS TOUR:  Constellation Senior Players Championship

- Of the 81-player field, 63 relied upon Titleist golf balls, more than 12 times the nearest competitor with 5.

- Pro V1x golf ball loyalist Kenny Perry won his first-ever major championship firing a final round, 6-under par 64 en route to a 19-under 261 victory total.

- Perry birdied two of his final three holes to finish two shots clear of his nearest competitors.

- The win was Perry’s third in three years on the Champions Tour (2011 SAS Championship, 2012 ACE Group Classic).

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WEB.COM TOUR:  United Leasing Championship

- Of the 156-player field, 104 relied upon Titleist, nearly six times the nearest competitor with 18.

- Ben Martin emerged victorious from the four-man playoff with a par on the first extra hole.

What’s in Ben Martin’s Bag?: Pro V1x, 910D3 driver (8.5º), 910Fd fairway metal (13.5º), 913H hybrid (17º), CB irons (3, 5-PW), Vokey Design SM4 gap (50º), sand (54º) and TVD lob (58º) wedges, Scotty Cameron GoLo putter.

- Martin was joined in the playoff by fellow Titleist Brand Ambassador Joe Affrunti (Pro V1x, 913D2 driver, AP2 irons, Vokey Design SM4 pitching, gap, sand and lob wedges) and Pro V1x golf ball loyalist Ashley Hall.

- Hall shot a Sunday-best 6-under par 66 to reach the playoff, while Martin fired a 5-under 67. 

- The playoff foursome finished at 11-under 277 before darkness fell and delayed the playoff until Monday.

- Titleist golf ball loyalists have won 11 times on the 2013 Tour, nearly four times the nearest competitor (3).

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