Titleist continues its success story as the #1 golf ball at every level of the game topping the counts at the prestigious British Amateur, U.S. Amateur and British Boys Amateur Championships

Titleist golf ball history continues across all levels of the game with the world’s leading amateurs choosing to follow in the footsteps of Titleist golf ball professionals by trusting the #1 ball in golf. Titleist topped the golf ball counts at the British Amateur Championship, U.S. Amateur Championship and British Boys Amateur Championship respectively. The overwhelming majority of each field followed the example set by the world’s best players across professional tours, including Titleist Brand Ambassadors Adam Scott (Pro V1) and Jason Dufner (Pro V1), who both claimed their maiden Major Championships with Titleist in 2013.

At the British Amateur Championship held across Royal Cinque Ports and Princes’ Golf Club, Titleist topped the ball count with an impressive 234 players of the 288-player field trusting the performance excellence of the #1 ball in golf, compared to 35 for the nearest competitor. It was a similar story at the British Boys Championship, held across Royal Liverpool and Wallasey Golf Club last week, where 223 players of the 250 players competing opted for a Titleist golf ball, compared to 18 for the nearest competitor.

Across the Atlantic at the U.S. Amateur Championship, not only was Titleist the choice of the champion, but also dominated the golf ball count with 246 of the 312 players competing relying on the superior performance and quality of a Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball, compared to 38 for the nearest competitor. This highlights the overwhelming acceptance of the Titleist golf ball at all levels of the game, with these impressive counts amongst the world’s best amateur golfers mirroring those found weekly across worldwide professional tours. This further supports Titleist’s impressive 2013 worldwide win count of 90, compared to 34 of the nearest competitor.

More players putting their trust in Titleist golf balls at the 2013 British Amateur and U.S. Amateur Championships, as well as the 2013 British Boys Championship continues the momentum Titleist has enjoyed around the world and across every level of the game in 2013. From Titleist Brand Ambassadors across worldwide professional tours to leading PGA club professionals and amateurs at every level of the game, serious golfers continue to trust the superior performance, quality and consistency of the #1 ball in golf.

 

This past week and leading into the weekend, the action at the Solheim Cup had the hallmarks of a New Years Eve celebration - a global audience anxiously awaiting for the ball to drop (albeit a golf ball), some spectacular fireworks in the form of clutch putts and unbelievable shots, and a few bottles of celebratory champagne for Team Europe.

In their quest to retain the Solheim Cup, Team Europe made event history by capturing their first victory on American soil and Titleist golf ball loyalist Caroline Hedwall (Pro V1) achieved another Solheim first by compiling a 5-0-0 record in competition.

Among the 24 players in competition, 16 relied on a Titleist Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball for their success, more than five times the nearest competitor with three and more than all other competitors combined. And of the 12 victorious players in blue and gold, 9 relied on a Titleist golf ball.

Rounding out the action from this past weekend on the worldwide professional tours, Titleist Brand Ambassador Peter Malnati (Web.com Tour) along with Pro V1x loyalist Bart Bryant (Champions Tour) and Pro V1x loyalist HyungTae Kim (Korean PGA Tour) found the winners circle.


Titleist golf ball players have now won 93 time on the worldwide professional tours in 2013.

Check out the Team Titleist recap below for some quick highlights from this past weekend’s wins.

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WEB.COM:  News Sentinel Open

  • Of the 156-player field, 110 players relied upon Titleist golf balls, more than six times the nearest competitor with 18.
  • Titleist Brand Ambassador Peter Malnati won the News Sentinel Open for his first career Web.com Tour title, birdieing five of the last seven holes for a one-stroke victory.
  • Malnati closed with a 5-under 65 for a 16-under 268 victory total.
  • What’s in Peter Malnati’s Bag?:  Titleist Pro V1x, 913D3 driver (8.5°), 910Fd fairway metal (13.5°), 913H hybrid (19.0°), 712U 4-iron, AP2 prototype irons (5-P), Vokey Design SM4 gap (52°), sand (56°) and lob (60°) wedges, Scotty Cameron Newport Fastback 1.5.
  • Malnati becomes the first player on the Web.com Tour and third player overall to win with the new AP2 prototype irons (714 series), following the winner of the John Deere Classic and Titleist Brand Ambassador Jason Dufner's victory at the PGA Championship.

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CHAMPIONS: Dick’s Sporting Goods Open

  • Among the 80-player field, 60 players trusted a Titleist golf ball, ten times the nearest competitor with 6.
  • Bart Bryant topped fellow Titleist golf ball loyalists Corey Pavin (Pro V1) and Russ Cochran (Pro V1) by one shot for the victory.
  • Bryant's four-stroke lead over Pavin after two rounds was the largest 36-hole margin in the tournament's brief history.

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KOREA:  KPGA Championship

  • Out of the 144-player field, 101 players put their trust in a Titleist golf ball, more than five times the nearest competitor with 19.
  • The victory marked the fourth career KPGA Tour title for Pro V1x loyalist Hyung Tae Kim, who closed with a 3-under par 69 en route to a 17-under 271 victory total.
  • Kim converted a four-foot putt for birdie on the first playoff hole, the par-5 18th, for the win.
  • Titleist Brand Ambassador SangHyun Park finished solo 3rd, one shot out of the playoff.

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PGA TOUR: Wyndham Championship

  • Of the 156-player field, 100 players relied upon Titleist golf balls, more than four times the nearest competitor with 23.
  • Titleist golf ball loyalist Jordan Spieth (Pro V1x) was seeking his second career victory in less than two months, and finished second.
  • Titleist golf ball loyalist John Huh (Pro V1) was among two players that finished two strokes behind the leaders.
  • Titleist Brand Ambassador Matt Jones (Pro V1x) matched the tournament record for a final round with a 62 and was among three players that finished at 11-under, including fellow Titleist Brand Ambassador Zach Johnson (Pro V1x).

Leading up to the final majors of 2013, Team Titleist caught up with Jason Dufner on the range at the Travelers Championship and, as always, Jason was kind enough to take some time out for us and share some insight on a variety of topics – including what it would mean to him to become a major champion.

"I feel like I've established myself as a guy who can compete out here and play in the big events. To win one of those events would be a lifelong dream, and a crowning achievement on my career," said Jason.

Fast forward a few weeks and after a historic run at Oak Hill Country Club, Jason’s name will forever be inscribed on the Wanamaker Trophy and it is a dream come true.

Congratulations, Jason!

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For Titleist Brand Ambassador Jason Dufner, it was certainly a week to remember at the PGA Championship and it went something like this…

Thursday: Get off to a solid start and put yourself in prime position.

Friday: Set a new course record, join the elite group of players to fire a 63 during a major championship and climb to the top of the leaderboard.

Saturday: Keep the nerves in check and continue the steady play.

Sunday: Put on a display of precision shot making skill, keep the field at bay, hoist the Wanamaker Trophy and add your name to the history books.

Trusting his Pro V1 golf ball and a bag full of Titleist equipment including a new set of AP2 prototype irons (714 series), Jason went on to post a 10-under par 270 total (68 - 63 - 71 - 68) at historic Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, NY to claim his his first career major championship victory.

“For me to be competitive on this type of golf course, I felt like I had to have a great week ball‑striking and I was able to do it.  I hit a lot of fairways,” Dufner said after the round. “When I did hit the fairways, I hit a ton of greens, and that was the difference for me.”

Jason started the final round on Sunday one shot off the lead, but he routinely found the center cut of the fairway on a very narrow set up at Oak Hill Country Club and steadied his sights on the pins as he hit one green in regulation after another. Keeping himself in near perfect position throughout the round, he continued to apply pressure to the field as he reclaimed the lead on the eighth hole and never looked back.

“It was a tough test for me,” Dufner said. “My name will always be on this trophy, and nobody can take that away from me, so it's a great accomplishment for me and I'm really excited about it.”

Jason joins Titleist Brand Ambassador and 2013 Masters Champion Adam Scott as a first-time major champion during the 2013 PGA Tour season. The win also marks the 90th victory for Titleist golf ball players on the worldwide professional tours in 2013, nearly three times the nearest competitor with 31 and more than all other competitors combined.

Of the 156-player field, 87 players relied upon Titleist golf balls, more than three times the nearest competitor with 24.

Titleist is also the top choice in the iron (41) and sand, lob and approach wedge (142) categories.

What’s in Jason Dufner’s bag?: Titleist Pro V1 golf ball, 910D2 driver (9.5º),  913F fairway metal (13.5º), 913F.d Low Spin fairway metal (18º), 913H hybrid (19º), AP2 prototype irons  (714 series) (4-PW), Vokey Design SM4 56.14 (bent to 54º) sand wedge and TVD K-grind lob (60º) wedge, Scotty Cameron by Titleist Circa 62 #6 putter.

Equipment Notes from the PGA Championship…

Leading up to the PGA Championship, Jason continued to work closely with the Titleist Tour Support team to dial in his equipment which included a transition to a new set of AP2 prototype irons (714 series) at the WGC event at Firestone a week earlier. In an interview with Team Titleist at Firestone, he commented on the new and improved sole design and bounce configuration, which resulted in an improved turf interaction.

Jason was one of 15 players in the PGA Championship field who put a set of new prototype irons in play. Titleist Brand Ambassadors Tim Clark (CB) and Marc Leishman (MB) were among the players who put the irons in play for the first time at Oak Hill.

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Web.Com: Andrew Svoboda, relying on his Pro V1x golf ball, fired an 8-under 64 in Sunday’s final round to win the 24th annual Price Cutter Charity Championship presented by Dr. Pepper and earn his first career title.

Following the round which saw Andrew hit all eighteen greens and ten of the fourteen fairways, Svoboda told reporters, “I knew I had to go low,” he said. “I knew it was going to be at least 20-under.”

Svoboda reached 20-under, and kept going lower: “I knew what was going on,” Andrew said in an interview. “When I got to 20 I thought I wanted to get to 22. When I did that, I just made sure to make pars down the stretch.”

Of the 156-player field, 109 players relied upon Titleist golf balls, nearly six times the nearest competitor with 19 and more than all competitors combined.

Tips from TPI: Shaping Shots

Thick rough and tree-lined fairways frame Oak Hill’s challenging East Course, and with its classic design, the course will demand precision from all players in this week’s PGA Championship field.

So what is one of the keys to getting around a layout like this? The ability to work the ball and shape your shots.

Team Titleist checked in with Dave Phillips, co-founder of the Titleist Performance Institute (TPI), to get a few tips on how we can refine our shot making skills to help all of us add a couple of go-to shots to our bag.

So if you’re looking to dial in your draw, check out the video above. And if you want to add that controlled cut shot to your repertoire, hit play on the video below.

Don’t forget to check out the new MyTPI.com for even more great tips and advice for your game.

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