A key to success at any major championship is preparation. And while the formula may vary from player-to-player, the ultimate goal is the same: Win.

For some players, the best preparation is competition and playing the week before a major to stay tournament ready. Others may prefer quality time on the range grooving their swings followed by quiet practice rounds designed to steady their mental focus.

Whatever the preferred approach may be, when a player steps up to the first tee at Oak Hill he'll know that he's ready to compete for the Wannamaker trophy.

Check out the video above to hear how Titleist Brand Ambassadors John Merrick and Bill Haas along with Titleist golf ball loyalists Rickie Fowler (Pro V1), Padraig Harrington (Pro V1x), Henrik Stenson (Pro V1x), and Michael Thompson (Pro V1x) are preparing for this week's PGA Championship.

Welcome to PGA Championship Week

The field is set, the course is manicured and the best golfers in the world are ready to step up to the first tee at the season’s final major.

And this year, a challenging Oak Hill layout will serve as host to the 95th playing of the PGA Championship. With thick rough and narrow fairways, players know that they’ll need to bring their best for this final major test.

Hear what Titleist Brand Ambassadors Jason Dufner, Bill Haas and John Merrick along with Titleist golf ball loyalists Rickie Fowler (Pro V1), Henrik Stenson (Pro V1x), Billy Horschel (Pro V1x) and Michael Thompson (Pro V1x) had to say in the video above as they look to add “major champion” to their resumes.


To celebrate the final Major of the season, we're giving you the chance to WIN a copy of Butch Harmon's brilliant instructional DVD!!  Butch is bringing the lesson straight into your living room in his instructional DVD, "Butch Harmon About Golf Presented by Titleist."

A Titleist Advisory Staff member and world renowned instructor, Butch recently told Team Titleist that his goal was to fill this DVD set with "everything that I've learned during my career."   The result: More than four hours (and 250 tips) of instruction, covering all aspects of the game, for players of all ages and skill levels. As a bonus, Butch also caught up with nine of his current and former students (including Titleist Brand Ambassador Adam Scott) to talk about their swings and the drills they've worked on in becoming world-class players.

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It’s never easy to close out a tournament with back-to-back birdies and it’s an even more difficult feat during the final round of a major championship at the birthplace of golf – The Old Course at St. Andrews. But that is exactly what Pro V1x loyalist Stacy Lewis did this weekend as she captured the Ricoh Women’s British Open title in dramatic fashion.

Stacy’s win capped off a weekend that featured a total of four wins for Titleist Pro V1 and Pro V1x players across the worldwide professional tours. Titleist Pro V1 and Pro V1x golf ball loyalists have now won 88 tournaments on the worldwide professional tours in 2013, more than three times the nearest competitor with 28 and more than all other competitors combined.

Joining Stacy in the winner’s circle this week, Titleist Brand Ambassador Tom Pernice, Jr. birdied the final two holes to capture the 3M Championship for his second Champions Tour title. On the Web.com Tour, Titleist Brand Ambassador Ben Martin closed with a 4-under par 67 to win the Mylan Classic by five shots, earning his second win (United Leasing Championship) in six weeks.

And at the Bosung C.C. Open, Titleist Brand Ambassador Tae Hoon Kim achieved his dream of a first career win on the KPGA Tour, finishing at 21-under 267 for a three shot victory.

For a quick recap of all the action, check out the Team Titleist notes from around the tours below.

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LPGA: Ricoh Women’s British Open

  • Of the 144-player field, 95 players relied upon Titleist golf balls, more than seven times the nearest competitor with 12.
  • Lewis birdied the final two holes in dramatic fashion – including a 25 foot putt on the 18th - en route to her second career major championship title.
  • Lewis closed with an even-par 72 for a two-shot victory over her two nearest competitors, including Pro V1 golf ball loyalist Hee Young Park.  She finished with an 8-under par 280 victory total.
  • Lewis was among 20 players who had to play 36 holes on Sunday after play was suspended on Saturday due to 40 mph gusts of wind.

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CHAMPIONS: 3M Championship

  • Of the 81-player field, 63 players relied upon Titleist, more than 12 times the nearest competitor (5).
  • Pernice closed with a 4-under par 68 en route to a 17-under 199 victory total, one shot clear of Pro V1 golf ball loyalists Jeff Sluman and Corey Pavin, who shot final rounds of 62 and 66, respectively.
  • Sluman birdied his first seven holes of the day.
  • Even though he had a tap-in birdie for the win on the final hole, Pernice drained a 40-footer on the 17th that set up the victory.
  • What’s in Tom Pernice’s Bag?:  Pro V1x, 913D3 driver (8.5), 913F fairway metal (13.5), 913H hybrids (17, 21), AP2 irons (4-9), Vokey Design SM4 pitching (48), sand (56) and lob (60) wedges, Scotty Cameron Kombi putter.

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WEB.COM: Mylan Classic

  • Of the 144-player field, 95 players relied upon Titleist golf balls, five times the nearest competitor with 19.
  • Martin finished with a 17-under 267 victory total, one shot off the tournament record. The Web.com Tour’s hottest player has five top-6 finishes in his last six starts and has moved to No. 2 on the money list.
  • What’s in Ben Martin’s Bag?: Pro V1x, 910D3 driver (8.5), 910Fd fairway metal (13.5), 913H hybrid (19), CB irons (3, 5-P), Vokey Design SM4 gap (50) and sand (54) wedges, Vokey Design TVD K grind lob (58) wedge, Scotty Cameron GoLo Tour putter.

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KOREA: Bosung C.C. Open

  • Of the 156-player field, 110 players relied upon Titleist, more than five times the nearest competitor (20).
  • What’s in Tae Hoon Kim’s Bag?:  Pro V1x, 913D2 driver (9.5), 913F fairway metal (15), 913H hybrid (19), CB (3-5) and MB (6-PW) irons, Vokey Design SM4 gap (52) and lob (58) wedges, Scotty Cameron Newport putter.
  • Fellow Titleist Brand Ambassador Dong Min Lee (Pro V1x, 913D2 driver, 913F fairway metal, 913H hybrids, MB irons, Vokey Design SM4 wedges, Scotty Cameron Newport putter) finished in solo third place, four shots behind the champion.
  • Eleven of the 13 players who finished among the top 10 and ties relied upon Titleist golf balls for their success.    
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