Welcome to The 70th Open D'Italia Lindt


Golf Club Torino is the next destination on the European Tour this week for the 70th Open D'Italia Lindt.  The 7208 yard parkland course will require some real driving accuracy off the tee.  

Some of the Titleist staffers contending for the title are Brand Ambassadors Bernd Weisberger, Alexander Levy, and home grown favourite Matteo Manassero.  Could this be the week Matteo lifts his National Crown?

Stay tuned to Team Titleist for further details.

Johnson Leads 4-Win Week for Titleist

In a career defined by persistence, determination and patience, it seems fitting that only a weather delay on Sunday could slow Titleist Brand Ambassador Zach Johnson's charge up the leaderboard and into the winner's circle on Monday at the BMW Championship.

Trusting his Pro V1x golf ball and a bag full of Titleist equipment, Zach scorched Conway Farms Golf Club on Monday with a six-birdie, 6-under par 65 to overcome a 3-shot deficit and claim top honors at the third FedExCup playoff event this year.

The victory is Zach's 10th-career victory in his decade on tour, and places him fourth in the current FedExCup standings, entering the Tour Championship in Atlanta.

"It's extremely difficult," Johnson told reporters, trying to explain what the 10 wins meant. "I'm not sure I fully grasp it."

Joining Zach in the winner's circle this weekend from the worldwide professional tours: Titleist Brand Ambassadors Joost Luiten (KLM Open) and Thaworn Wiratchant (Yeangder TPC), the winner of the Dongbu Insurance Open and Pro V1x loyalist Max Gilbert (Tour Championship of Canada).

Titleist golf ball players have now earned 114 victories across the Worldwide Professional Tours in 2013, more than three times the nearest competitor with 32 and more than all golf balls combined.

In total, 17,519 players have teed up Titleist golf balls in competition on the 2013 worldwide professional tours, more than six times the nearest competitor with 2,610 and more than all competitors combined.

Let's take a trip around the golfing world with the Team Titleist Tour Recap.

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PGA TOUR: BMW Championship

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Following clutch birdie putts at 16 and 17, Zach pulled away from the field and carried a 3-shot lead going into the 18th. Zach split the fairway with his tee shot, played a perfect lay-up and two-putted for the eventual win.

Titleist Brand Ambassador Steve Stricker was joined by Pro V1x loyalists Luke Donald and Hunter Mahan among players tied for fourth place. With the Top-5 finishes, the trio secured their spots at the Tour Championship.

In the limited-field (only 70 players in total) event this week, 44 players put their trust in a Titleist Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball. That’s more than six times the nearest competitor with 7, and more than all other competitors combined.

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EUROPEAN TOUR: KLM Open

Titleist Pro V1x golf ball loyalist Joost Luiten, a native of The Netherlands, won in his home country following a par on the first hole of a sudden death playoff. It marked Luiten’s third career victory, including his second this season (Lyoness Open).

Of the 156-player KLM Open field, 108 players relied upon Titleist golf balls, more than five times the nearest competitor with 19. The win marks the 18th by Titleist golf ball loyalists on the 2013 European Tour, more than four times the nearest competitor with 4.

In addition to relying upon the Pro V1 golf ball, Luiten also trusted a full complement of Titleist golf clubs for his success, including the 913D2 driver (7.5º), 913F.d low spin fairway metal (13.5º), AP2 2-iron, CB irons (3-PW), Vokey Design SM4 sand (54º) and lob (60º) wedges, and a Scotty Cameron R&D Concept 2 prototype putter.

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ASIAN TOUR: Yeangder TPC

Titleist Brand Ambassador Thaworn Wiratchant trusted his Pro V1x golf ball to victory, earning his unprecedented 16th Asian Tour title. Wiratchant closed with a 4-under 68 to finish with a 13-under par 275 victory total. Overnight leader and fellow Pro V1x loyalist  Chan Kim, closed with a 2-under 70 to finish one shot behind the champion.

Of the 147-player field, 91 players relied upon Titleist golf balls, more than three times the nearest competitor with 27. In addition, seven of the 11 players who finished among the top 10 and ties relied upon Titleist golf balls for their success.

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KOREAN PGA TOUR: Dongbu Insurance Open

Of the 144-player field, 99 players relied upon Titleist golf balls, nearly five times the nearest competitor with 21. A Korean National Team player and 2013 Korea Amateur champion, fired a 13-under par 275 victory total for a one shot win. The amateur relies upon Titleist equipment for his tee-through-green success, including the Pro V1 golf ball, 913D2 driver, 913F fairway metal, 913H hybrid, 712U utility iron, CB irons, Vokey Design sand and lob wedges and Scotty Cameron GoLo putter.

Additionally, eight of the 11 players who finished among the Top 10 and ties relied upon Titleist golf balls for their success.

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PGA TOUR CANADA: Tour Championship of Canada

Pro V1x loyalist Max Gilbert, a 23-year old in his first professional season, posted a final round 6-under par 66 on the way to his first professional victory. Max drained a 20-footer on the 71st hole to take the outright lead, carded a par on the last for a score of 20-under par for the week at Sunningdale Golf and Country Club. Gilbert's win also earns him an exemption into the second stage of Web.com Tour Q-School.

Welcome to the KLM Open


Next stop on the European Tour is Zandvoort in The Netherlands for the KLM Open. Kennemer Golf and Country Club was designed by Harry Colt, opened in 1927 and measures 6057 yards. Although is the weather continues like it's been early on in the week, it will feel a whole lot longer.

There will be plenty of 714 prototype sets out there this week. Will it be another win for the new irons? Stay tuned to Team Titleist to find out.

The FedExCup Playoffs took the weekend off but there was still plenty of exciting golf being played over the weekend including a pair of  all-Pro V1x sudden death playoffs at the Web.com and Champions Tour events.

At the Chiquita Classic, the second event in the Web.com Tour Finals series, Pro V1x golf ball loyalists Andrew Svoboda and Will MacKenzie finished at 12-under 276 to force a playoff. The final round action featured Svoboda closing with a 2-under par 70 and MacKenzie rallying with a 5-under par 67 to force the playoff. Svoboda prevailed with a par on the first extra hole to enter the winner's circle for the second time in 2013.

Meanwhile on the Champions Tour, Pro V1x loyalist Esteban Toledo earned his second Champions Tour victory of the season, topping fellow Pro V1x loyalist Kenny Perry with a birdie on the third hole of a sudden death playoff.

And on PGA Tour Canada, Mackenzie Hughes trusted his Pro V1x golf ball to birdie four of the last five holes to win the Cape Breton Celtic Classic, which secures his 2014 Web.com Tour status.

Titleist golf ball players have now earned 108 victories across the Worldwide Professional Tours in 2013, more than three times the nearest competitor with 32 and more than all golf balls combined.

In total, 16,867 players have teed up Titleist golf balls in competition on the 2013 worldwide professional tours, more than six times the nearest competitor with 2,515 and more than all competitors combined.

It's time to take a trip around the golfing world with the Team Titleist Tour Recap.

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WEB.COM TOUR: Chiquita Classic

The victory marks the second win of the year for Svoboda who captured the Price Cutter Charity Championship in August for his first Web.com Tour title. He began the final round tied for first with Titleist Brand Ambassador John Peterson.

Of the 129-player Chiquita Classic field, 91 relied upon Titleist golf balls, seven times the nearest competitor with 13.

The Chiquita Classic was the second tournament in the four-event Web.com Tour Finals series. The top-25 players on the Web.com Tour money list - including Svoboda - are assured PGA Tour cards for 2014, while there are also another 25 cards available through earnings in the four-tournament series.



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CHAMPIONS TOUR: Montreal Championship

Toledo shot a final round 3-under 69 to match Perry in regulation at 5-under 211. They each parred the par-4 18th twice in the playoff, and Toledo won on the par-3 10th. The Champions Tour rookie captured the Insperity Championship in May, also winning that event on the third hole of a playoff. 



Of the 80-player Montreal Championship field, 65 relied upon Titleist golf balls, more than 16 times the nearest competitor with 4. 

A total of 16 players finished among the top 10 and ties at the Montreal Championship with all 16 of them relying upon a Titleist Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball for their success.

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PGA TOUR CANADA: Cape Breton Celtic Classic

Hughes began the day six shots behind the 54-hole leader, but fired a 6-under 66, the best round of the day, to chase down the victory. The win ensures Hughes' playing status on the 2014 Web.com Tour.


Of the 154-player Cape Breton Celtic Classic field, 108 relied upon Titleist golf balls, nearly five times the nearest competitor with 22.

Welcome to Omega European Masters 2013



Crans-sur-Sierre is the host of the European Tour this week. It is one of the most spectacular spots the Tour visits and has amazing views from every hole on the course. At just under 7000 yards, it is not one of the longest, but it still presents our staffers with a stern test.

Some of our Brand Ambassadors competing this week are Anders Hansen, Victor Dubuisson, Thomas Levet, and last weeks ISPS HANDA Wales Open winner Gregory Bourdy. With the event being up high in the mountains, our Titleist Tour Support Vehicle had to take the week off and head back to HQ for some much needed r and r.

Stay tuned to Team Titleist for further info on how our Titleist ambassadors fared.

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