Consistent and calm down the stretch, Titleist Brand Ambassador Greg Chalmers won the Australian Open Sunday for the second time in his career.

Trusting a Pro V1x golf ball and bag of Titleist equipment, including a Titleist 910D3 driver and new Vokey Design SM4 wedges, Chalmers played his final nine holes in bogey-free 2-under to post a closing 3-under 69.

The lefthander got up-and-down from a greenside bunker on the par-3 18th hole at The Lakes Golf Club, holing his Pro V1x from 5 feet to secure the one-shot victory and one of three wins on the weekend for Titleist golf ball players.

 Titleist Pro V1 and Pro V1x players have now won 165 of the tournaments played on the worldwide professional tours so far in 2011, 140 more than the nearest competitor with 25 and more than all competitors combined. A total of 20,476 players have played Titleist golf balls in those same events, more than six times the nearest competitor and more than all other golf balls combined.

Chalmers shot rounds of 67-72-67-69 to finish the four rounds at 13-under 275, one ahead of Pro V1 loyalist John Senden.

"I am just extremely excited and extremely pleased to have won this tournament twice. To win it once, you can stumble into that. I can see how guys can do that. But to win it twice, with this field, that does something for me," said Chalmers, who also won his national championship in 1998.

"That really floats my boat and it's very exciting for me. I don't know that there's any extra gratification. Just that I have got my name on the (Australian Open trophy) twice. That's phenomenal."

Chalmers was one of 12 Titleist golf ball players that finished in the top 14 on the final leader board.

Titleist Brand Ambassadors Adam Scott (Pro V1), Nick Watney (Pro V1x) and Geoff Ogilvy (Pro V1), as well as Pro V1 loyalist Nick O'Hern were among five players who tied for fourth place, four shots behind Chalmers.

Ogilvy fired the lowest final round of the tournament with a 7-under par 65 that included six birdies and an eagle.

Titleist was the overwhelming favorite golf ball with 115 players, more than six times the nearest competitor with 18 and more than all competitors combined.

Titleist was also the top choice in fairway metals (67), hybrids (51), irons (80), sand, lob and approach wedges (209) and putters (50). 

Here's a closer look at Greg Chalmers's Titleist equipment:

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x
Driver: Titleist 910D3 10.5º (Aldila RIP 60)
3-wood: Titleist 909F2 13.5º (Aldila VS Proto 80)
5-wood: Titleist 910F 17º (Aldila VS Proto 80)
Hybrid: Titleist 909H 21º (True Temper Dynamic Gold)
Irons: Titleist CB 4-P (True Temper Dynamic Gold)
Wedge: Titleist Vokey Design SM4 46º, 54•11º (True Temper Dynamic Gold)
Wedge: Titleist Vokey Design Spin Milled 60•07 (True Temper Dynamic Gold)

• LPGA: Pro V1x loyalist Catriona Matthew won the Lorena Ochoa Invitational in convincing fashion, closing with a 1-under 71 for a four-shot victory in Mexico.

 It marked the fourth-career LPGA title for Matthew, who finished at 12-under 276.

"I'm absolutely delighted," said Matthew, who last won the 2009 Ricoh Women's British Open. "Already I don't think it's quite sunk in yet. I got off to a good start and hung in there in the last few holes."

Defending champion I.K. Kim (Pro V1) finished second at 8-under 272.

Three players tied for fourth at 5-under 283, including Julie Inkster (Pro V1) and Hee Kyung Seo (Pro V1x).

Titleist was the overwhelming golf ball of choice at the event with 22 players, more than four times the nearest competitor with five and more than all competitors combined.

• SUNSHINE TOUR: Pro V1x loyalist Warren Abery won the Nedbank Affinity Cup, leading a 1-through-5 finish for Titleist golf ball players.

 Abery carded a final round two-under 70 en route to an 11-under par 205 victory total, two shots clear of Titleist Brand Ambassador Prinavin Nelson (Pro V1x) and Pro V1x loyalist Andrew Curlewis.

Pro V1x loyalist Darren Fichardt was another shot back in fourth position, while Vaughn Groenewald (Pro V1) placed solo fifth.

“It’s great to win – that’s what we all play for – and it’s nice to be able to close it out,” Abery said of his seventh-career title.

Titleist was the overwhelming top choice in golf balls with 52, more than three time the nearest competitor with 16 and more than all other golf balls combined.

• EUROPEAN TOUR: Titleist was the No. 1 golf ball of choice at the Barclays Singapore Open with 122 players, more than four times the nearest competitor with 26 and more than all competitors combined, including runner up  Juvic Pagunsan (Pro V1x) .

• JAPAN: Runner-up Toru Taniguchi (Pro V1x) was one of 36 players at the Taiheiyo Masters that relied on Titleist golf balls for their success, more than any other competitor.

Team Titleist South East Asia caught up with some of our European Tour and Asian Tour Ambassadors on the range at this weeks Barclay's Singapore Open. Check out this video to see what they had to say:

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Team Titleist South East Asia caught have spent the week at the Barclay's Singapore Open, and will be here all through the tournament as well. Check out the first of a number of slideshows we will be posting throughout the week. Be sure to come by the Titleist booth if you are heading to the event to say hi. We would love to see you.

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Titleist Brand Ambassador Bo Van Pelt's decisive victory Sunday at the CIMB Asia Pacific Classic put the finishing touches on a banner year for Titleist Pro V1 and Pro V1x golf ball players on the PGA Tour.

Van Pelt's six-shot triumph in Malaysia marked the 33rd victory of the 2011 PGA Tour season for Titleist golf ball players – more than eight times the nearest competitor with four, and three times the total of all other golf balls combined (11).

 It was also one of five official (and seven total) wins on the weekend for Titleist players around the world, upping Titleist's 2011 win total to 158.

The final tally: Titleist Brand Ambassadors and golf ball players combined to win 75 percent of PGA Tour events played this season.

And it all ended with Van Pelt's seven-birdie, bogey-free 64, which runner-up and Pro V1x loyalist Jeff Overton called "one of the best rounds of golf I've ever seen."

In the spirit of Halloween, it was scary good.

Trusting a Pro V1 golf ball and bag of Titleist equipment, Van Pelt closed out the event by birdieing five of his final eight holes at The Mines Resort & Golf Club to finish the four rounds at 23-under 261 and shatter the tournament scoring record by five strokes.

Accordingly, there was more than one exclamation point.

Van Pelt used his Titleist CB irons to hit tee shots within tap-in range on the par-3 13th and par-3 14th. He left himself just 4 feet for birdie on the par-4 15th, and two-putted for birdie on the par-5 17th.

"I've watched other guys coming down 18 with a big lead and I thought, 'That would be fun some day if I could do that.' "Van Pelt said. "And it was. I feel like the luckiest guy in the world. I get to do what I love to do for a living."

 It marked the second career PGA Tour title for Van Pelt, who also won the 2009 U.S. Bank Championship in Milwaukee.

Titleist Brand Ambassador Cameron Tringale (Pro V1x) matched Van Pelt's closing 64 to share low round of the day, and finished in a three-way tie for fourth-place that also included Pro V1x loyalist Mark Wilson.

Pro V1 loyalist Ryan Palmer, who tied for seventh, put himself in contention with an ace on the par-3 199-yard seventh hole, jarring his Pro V1 golf ball with a 6-iron. It was Palmer's third hole-in-one on the PGA Tour.

Titleist was the overwhelming golf ball of choice at the limited-field event with 28 players, more than four times the nearest competitor with six and more than all competitors combined.

Titleist also was first in drivers (15); iron sets (16);  sand, lob and approach wedges (47); and putters (T-15).

Here's a closer look at Bo Van Pelt's Titleist equipment:
Ball: Titleist Pro V1
Driver: Titleist 909D2 8.5º (Mitsubishi Fubuki 73)
3-wood: Titleist 910Fd 13.5º (Mitsubishi Diamana Prototype 80)
Hybrid: Titleist 910H 17º (UST Proforce V2 104)
Irons: Titleist CB 4-iron; MB 5-P (Nippon NS Pro)
Wedges: Vokey Design Spin Milled 252•12º (bent to 51º), 56•14º (bent to 55º), 60•07º (Nippon NS Pro)

NATIONWIDE TOUR: Pro V1 loyalist Ken Duke closed with a 4-under 68 to come from behind and win the Nationwide Tour Championship, leading a group of 15 Titleist golf ball players to the 2012 PGA Tour.

 Duke posted a 10-under 278 total for a two-shot victory at the Daniel Island Club, jumping safely inside the Nationwide Tour's Top 25 on the money list to No. 7.

Also earning their PGA Tour cards for next season were Titleist Brand Ambassadors Kyle Thompson (Pro V1x), Erik Compton (Pro V1x), Mark Anderson (Pro V1x) and Martin Flores (Pro V1x), as well as Titleist golf ball loyalists Ted Potter Jr. (Pro V1x), Matt Goggin (Pro V1x), Jonas Blixt (Pro V1x), Miguel Carballo (Pro V1), Troy Kelly (Pro V1), John Mallinger (Pro V1x), Gavin Coles (Pro V1x), Daniel Chopra (Pro V1x), Roberto Castro (Pro V1x) and Steve Wheatcroft (Pro V1x).

(Stay tuned for a closer look at these Nationwide Tour graduates and their Titleist equipment later this week here on Team Titleist.)

Forty players in the field trust Titleist golf balls for their success, including eight of the top 10 finishers, more than four times the nearest competitor with nine and more than all competitors combined.

Titleist also was first in sand, lob and approach wedges (45); and putters (20).  Titleist was second in drivers (14); fairway metals (15); and iron sets (14).

• CHINA: Titleist Brand Ambassador Rory McIlroy got up-and-down from a bunker on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff to win the Shanghai Masters.

 McIlroy closed with an even-par 72 to finish regulation at 18-under 270 at Lake Malaren's Masters course. On the playoff hole, he used his Vokey Design Spin Milled wedge to hit his Pro V1x to 2 feet for a tap-in par and the win.

"It's something that I feel like I can still get better at is winning and putting yourself in the position to win when you're not playing your best," McIlroy said.

Titleist Brand Ambassador Seung-yul Noh
(Pro V1x) and Pro V1x loyalist Hunter Mahan tied for third place.

The first-year, invitation-only event consisting of 30 players offered $2 million first-place prize money, the richest in golf. (The tournament is not considered for world ranking points and is not sanctioned by a major tour.)

Here's a closer look at Rory McIlroy's Titleist equipment:

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x

Driver: Titleist 910D2 8.5º, C•2 SureFit Tour hosel setting (Fujikura Rombax 7V05)
Fairway metals: Titleist 906F2 13º & 18º (Fujikura Pro95)

Irons: Titleist 712 MB 3-9 (Project X Rifle 6.5)
Wedges: Vokey Design Spin Milled 46•07º, 54•08º, 60•04º (Project X Rifle 6.5)

Putter: Scotty Cameron GSS prototype

• AUSTRALASIAN: Pro V1x loyalist Rohan Blizard broke through for his first professional victory at the Western Australian Open, leading a 1-through-7 finish for Titleist golf ball players.

Blizard closed in Sunday-best 5-under 67 for a 10-under 278, making birdie at the par-5 18th to help secure a two shot victory.

“I was watching the leaderboard all day, I got off to a good start on the front nine so I knew I was in with a chance going into the back nine but I thought I probably had to have one better which was lucky for me I guess," Blizard said. “But I’m ecstatic. My first professional victory is a big thing and I’ll always remember that.”

Ashley Hall (Pro V1x), David McKenzie (Pro V1x) and Matt Jager (Pro V1) tied for third at 8-under 280. Heath Reed (Pro V1x) finished a further shot back.

• SOUTH AFRICA: Pro V1x loyalist James Kamte captured the Sunshine Tour's BMG Classic in a sudden-death playoff for his fourth career Sunshine Tour title.

 Kamte, who forced the playoff with a final-round 8-under 64, rolled his Pro V1x in from 10 for birdie on the first playoff hole to earn the victory.

“There was such a lot going through my head,” said Kamte.

“It’s hard to know you can win and not to be able to do so, so this was really a huge weight off my shoulders.”

Titleist was the top choice in golf balls with 101 players, more than two times the nearest competitor with 36 and more than all competitors combined.

• JAPAN: Pro V1x loyalist Koichiro Kawano earned his first career JGTO title with a playoff victory at the Mynavi ABC Championship.

Kawano sealed the win with a birdie on the sixth extra hole, rolling his Pro V1x in from 8 feet for birdie. He forced the playoff in dramatic fashion by making an eagle on the par-5 18th to close with a bogey-free 67 for a 15-under 273 total.

Kawano was one of 40 players in the field that relied on Titleist golf balls for their success, more than four times the nearest competitor with nine and more than all competitors combined.

Titleist also was first in sand, lob and approach wedges (45); and putters (20).

• LADIES EUROPEAN TOUR: Pro V1x loyalist Yani Tseng won for the 11th time in 2011, capturing the Suzhou Taihu Ladies Open by seven shots.

Tseng closed with a 6-under 66 for a 16-under 200 total, winning for the third time in her last four starts.

It marked Tseng's 20th victory in just four seasons as a professional, further solidifying her position atop the Rolex World Rankings.

• KOREA: At the NH Open, 80 players played Titleist golf balls, five times the nearest competitor with 16 and more than all other golf balls combined.

• EUROPEAN TOUR: Titleist was the overwhelming top choice in golf balls at the Andalucia Masters with 53 players, more than all other golf balls combined.

 

Titleist is the #1 ball for more players and more champions across the worldwide professional tours. In fact, to date in 2011, Titleist golf ball players have recorded 158 victories around the world, compared to 23 for the nearest competitor. Since the introduction of the Pro V1 in 2000, the golf ball franchise has been the golf ball of choice for more than 1,600 champions worldwide.

Below is a listing of tournaments won by Titleist golf ball players on the major worldwide professional tours in 2011.

TOUR (wins)
TOURNAMENT PLAYER BALL MODEL
 

 

PGA TOUR (33) Hyundai Tournament of Champions Jonathan Byrd Pro V1
  Sony Open in Hawaii Mark Wilson Pro V1x
Farmers Insurance Open Bubba Watson New Pro V1x
Waste Management Phoenix Open Mark Wilson Pro V1x
AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am D.A. Points Pro V1x
Northern Trust Open Aaron Baddeley Pro V1x
WGC - Accenture Match Play Championship Luke Donald Pro V1x
Mayakoba Golf Classic Johnson Wagner Pro V1x
WGC - Cadillac Championship Nick Watney Pro V1x
Puerto Rico Open Michael Bradley Pro V1x
Transitions Championship Gary Woodland Pro V1
Arnold Palmer Invitational Martin Laird Pro V1x
Valero Texas Open Brendan Steele Pro V1x
Zurich Classic of New Orleans Bubba Watson New Pro V1x
The PLAYERS Championship K.J. Choi New Pro V1
Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial David Toms Pro V1
Memorial Tournament Steve Stricker New Pro V1x
FedEx St. Jude Classic Harrison Frazar New Pro V1x
The U.S. Open Rory McIlroy Pro V1x
AT&T National Nick Watney Pro V1x
John Deere Classic Steve Stricker New Pro V1x
Viking Classic Chris Kirk Pro V1x
Greenbrier Classic Scott Stallings New Pro V1x
WGC - Bridgestone Invitational Adam Scott New Pro V1
Reno-Tahoe Open Scott Piercy Pro V1
Wyndham Championship Webb Simpson New Pro V1x
Deutsche Bank Championship Webb Simpson New Pro V1x
The TOUR Championship presented by Coca-Cola Bill Haas Pro V1x
Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open Kevin Na Pro V1x
Frys.com Open Bryce Molder New Pro V1x
McGladrey Classic Ben Crane New Pro V1x
Children's Miracle Network Classic Luke Donald Pro V1x
CIMB Asia Pacific Classic Bo Van Pelt Pro V1
 

EUROPEAN (20)  Africa Open Louis Oosthuizen Pro V1x
  Avantha Masters S S P Chowrasia Pro V1x
  Open de Andalucía Paul Lawrie Pro V1x
  Trophée Hassan II David Horsey New Pro V1x
  Maybank Malaysian Open Matteo Manassero Pro V1x
  Volvo China Open Nicolas Colsaerts Pro V1x
  Ballantine's Championship Lee Westwood Pro V1x
  Open de Espana Thomas Aiken Pro V1x
  Volvo World Match Play Championship Ian Poulter New Pro V1x
  Madeira Islands Open Michael Hoey New Pro V1x
  BMW PGA Championship Luke Donald Pro V1x
  BMW Italian Open Robert Rock Pro V1x
  St. Omer Open Matthew Zions New Pro V1
  BMW International Open Pablo Larrazabal New Pro V1x
  Alstom Open de France Thomas Levet New Pro V1x
  Barclays Scottish Open Luke Donald Pro V1x
  Austrian GolfOpen Kenneth Ferrie New Pro V1x
  Alfred Dunhill Links Championship Michael Hoey New Pro V1x
  Bankia Madrid Masters Lee Slattery New Pro V1x
  Portugal Masters Tom Lewis New Pro V1x
       

LPGA (13) Honda LPGA Classic Yani Tseng Pro V1x
  Kraft Nabisco Championship Stacy Lewis Pro V1x
  Avnet LPGA Classic Maria Hjorth New Pro V1
  Shoprite LPGA Classic Brittany Lincicome Pro V1x
  LPGA State Farm Classic Yani Tseng New Pro V1x
  Wegmans LPGA Championship Yani Tseng New Pro V1x
  U.S. Women's Open So Yeon Ryu New Pro V1
  Ricoh Women's British Open Championship Yani Tseng New Pro V1x
  CN Canadian Women's Open Brittany Lincicome Pro V1x
  Walmart NW Arkansas Championship Yani Tseng New Pro V1x
  Hana Bank Championship Yani Tseng New Pro V1x
  Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia Na Yeon Choi New Pro V1x
  Sunrise LPGA Taiwan Championship Yani Tseng New Pro V1x
       

CHAMPIONS (14) Allianz Championship Tom Lehman Pro V1
  Ace Group Classic Bernhard Langer Pro V1
  Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic Tom Lehman Pro V1
  Regions Tradition Tom Lehman Pro V1
  Senior PGA Championship Tom Watson New Pro V1
  Principal Charity Clasic Bob Gilder Pro V1
  Greater Hickory Classic Mark Wiebe Pro V1
  Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach Jeff Sluman Pro V1
  Senior Open Championship Russ Cochran Pro V1
  3M Championship Jay Haas New Pro V1
  Boeing Classic Mark Calcavecchia Pro V1x
  Songdo IBD Championship Jay Don Blake Pro V1x
  SAS Championship Kenny Perry Pro V1x
  Insperity Classic Brad Faxon New Pro V1
       

NATIONWIDE (16) Panama Claro Championship Matthew Goggin New Pro V1x
  Pacific Rubiales Bogotá Open Brendan Pappas New Pro V1
  Chitimacha Louisiana Open Brett Wetterich New Pro V1x
  Fresh Express Classic Daniel Chopra New Pro V1x
  South Georgia Classic Ted Potter, Jr. New Pro V1x
  Melwood Prince George's County Open Steve Wheatcroft Pro V1x
  Rex Hospital Open Kyle Thompson New Pro V1x
  Preferred Health Systems Wichita Open Matthew Goggin New Pro V1x
  Mexico Open Erik Compton New Pro V1x
  Children's Hospital Invitational Winner (Amateur) Pro V1x
  Price Cutter Charity Championship Steve Friesen New Pro V1x
  Midwest Classic James Nitties New Pro V1x
  Soboba Golf Classic Ted Potter, Jr. New Pro V1x
  Children's Hospital Classic Miguel Carballo Pro V1x
  Winn-Dixie Jacksonville Open Gavin Coles New Pro V1x
  Nationwide Tour Championship at Daniel Island Ken Duke New Pro V1
       

S.AFRICAN (13) Africom Zimbabwe Open Theunis Spangenberg Pro V1x
  Telkom PGA Championship George Coetzee Pro V1x
  Royal Swazi Sun Open Justin Walters Pro V1x
  Vodacom Origins of Golf - Gauteng Jean Hugo Pro V1x
  Lombard Insurance Classic Justin Harding Pro V1x
  Vodacom Origins of Golf - Western Cape Chris Swanepoel Pro V1x
  Vodacom Origins of Golf - Eastern Cape Jean Hugo Pro V1x
  Vodacom Origins of Golf - Wild Coast CC Darren Fichardt Pro V1x
  Northern Cape Open Oliver Bekker Pro V1x
  Vodacom Origins of Golf - Final Jean Hugo Pro V1x
  KCM Zambia Open Doug McGuigan New Pro V1x
  Suncoast Classic Darren Fichardt Pro V1x
  BMG Classic James Kamte Pro V1x
       

ASIAN (9) SAIL Open Kiradech Aphibarnrat New Pro V1x
  Indonesian Masters Lee Westwood Pro V1x
  ICTSI Phillipine Open Barry Henson New Pro V1x
  Queen's Cup Chawalit Plaphol New Pro V1x
  Worldwide Holdings Selangor Masters Joonas Granberg New Pro V1x
  Handa Singapore Classic Himmat Singh Rai Pro V1x
  Yeangder Tournament Players Championship Lu Wei-chih New Pro V1x
  Hero Indian Open David Gleeson New Pro V1x
  CJ Invitational Hosted by K.J. Choi K.J. Choi New Pro V1
       

ONEAsia (6) Indonesia PGA Championship Andre Stolz New Pro V1x
  GS Caltex Maekyung Open Kyung Tae Kim New Pro V1x
  SK Telecom Open Kurt Barnes New Pro V1x
  Indonesia Open Thaworn Wiratchant Pro V1x
  Thailand Open Andre Stolz New Pro V1x
  Korea Open Rickie Fowler Pro V1x
       

JAPAN (9) Totoumi Hamamatsu Open Masanori Kobayashi New Pro V1x
  Japan Golf Tour Championship J. B. Park Pro V1x
  Gateway to the Open Mizuno Open Jung-Gon Hwang New Pro V1x
  Invitational Sega Sammy Cup Kyung-Tae Kim Pro V1x
  Toshin Golf Tournament Dong-Hwan Lee New Pro V1x
  ANA Open Kurt Barnes New Pro V1
  Canon Open Kenichi Kuboya New Pro V1x
  Bridgestone Open Toru Taniguchi Pro V1x
  Mynavi ABC Championship Koichiro Kawano New Pro V1x
       

AUSTRALASIAN (6) Victoria Open Paul Sheehan Pro V1x
  Cellarbrations Victorian PGA Championship James Nitties New Pro V1x
Queensland PGA Championship Gareth Paddison New Pro V1
South Pacific Golf Open Championship Matt Griffin Pro V1x
Western Australian PGA Championship Michael Wright New Pro V1x
Western Australian Open Rohan Blizard Pro V1x
     

KOREAN (7) Lake Hills Open HoSung Choi New Pro V1
  Suburu Classic SoonSang Hong Pro V1x
  Dongbu Promi Open KyunNam Kang New Pro V1x
  Johnnie Walker Open DoKyu Park Pro V1x
  The 54th KPGA Championship Byung-Jun Kim New Pro V1x
  Munsingwear Championship SoonSang Hong New Pro V1x
  Meritz Solmoro Open Kyung-nam Kang New Pro V1
       

CANADIAN (8) Pacific Colombia Tour Baranquilla Open Cody Slover Pro V1x
  Pacific Colombia Tour Championship Adam Hadwin Pro V1x
  Mexican PGA Championship Jose de Jesus Rodriguez New Pro V1x
  Times Colonist Open Jose de Jesus Rodriguez New Pro V1x
  The Western Championship Roger Sloan Pro V1x
  Syncrude Boreal Open Danny Sahl Pro V1
  Canadian Tour Players Cup Tom Hoge Pro V1x
  Seaforth Country Classic Brian Unk Pro V1x
       

CHINA (4) Champions Tour Shenzhen Thitiphan Chuayprakong New Pro V1x
  Tangshan Event Rory Hie Pro V1x
Unicom Cup Pro-Am Zhang Xin Jun New Pro V1x
Champions Tour Xiamen Hsu Mong Nan New Pro V1x
     
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