Congratulations to Pro V1X Loyalist Scott Hend on his fantastic win at the ISPS Handa Singapore Classic. Hend finished with a 64, including a fantastic birdie on the Par 4 18th to take the clubhouse lead, in the rain shortened tournament. On the 18th, which is turned from a par 5 into a par 4 for the week, Hend cut the corner with a huge drive, leaving himself an 8 iron from the middle of the fairway, which he nailed to set himself up for a birdie. 

Hend had to wait close to an hour before he knew he his 64 had ensured his second Asian Tour victory, with a number of players able to catch him, including Mithun Perera of Sri Lanka (Pro V1x), LU Wei Chih of Taiwan (Pro V1x), and David Lipsky of the United States (Pro V1x), who all finished joint second on -10.

Titleist was the overwhelming ball of choice, with 97 players (62%) trusting a Titleist golf ball around the Orchid Country Club course. 

What was in Scott's Bag:

Pro V1X Ball
910D3 (9.5) Driver
910F (15) Fairway Wood
910H (21) Hybrid
712 MB irons
Scotty Cameron SS Newport 2 Putter

Team Titleist spent some time with some of our local Brand Ambassadors on the range before the event. Be sure to check out the following posts:

Video: Team Titleist at the ISPS Handa Singapore Classic: http://www.titleist.com.sg/teamtitleist/sea/b/blog/archive/2012/04/05/video-team-titleist-at-the-isps-handa-singapore-classic.aspx

Video: ISPS Handa Singapore Classic Defending Champion Himmat Rai http://www.titleist.com.sg/teamtitleist/sea/b/blog/archive/2012/04/05/video-isps-handa-singapore-classic-defending-champion-himmat-rai.aspx 

Video: Panasonic Indian Open Winner Digvijay Singh http://www.titleist.com.sg/teamtitleist/sea/b/blog/archive/2012/04/05/video-digvijay-singh.aspx

Slideshow: On the Range at the ISPS Handa Singapore Classic http://www.titleist.com.sg/teamtitleist/sea/b/blog/archive/2012/04/05/slideshow-on-the-range-at-the-isps-handa-singapore-classic.aspx

Sunday evening at Augusta National, with the world watching and his Titleist Pro V1x surrounded by pine straw, leaves, patrons and trees to the right of the 10th fairway, Bubba Watson settled in to hit the shot of his life.

"Before I even got to my ball, I was already looking at the gap (in the trees)…," he said. "I saw how everybody was standing… And they gave me a perfect line for the draw."

He couldn't see the flag, but that didn't matter. As long as he made the proper swing, Watson knew exactly how his Pro V1x golf ball would perform.

And the execution was perfect: His Pro V1x launched through that gap, making a hard right curve around the trees. It hooked about 40 yards in all, landing softly on the putting surface, inside 15 feet from the hole.

 Fans everywhere reacted as if a magician had just pulled Amen Corner out of his hat. 

Two putts later, Watson was a major and Masters champion, officially winning with a par on the second hole of a sudden-death playoff with former Open champ and fellow Pro V1x loyalist Louis Oosthuizen

Watson closed with a 4-under 68, dropping in his Pro V1x for consecutive birdies on Nos. 13-16 to tie Oosthuizen at 10-under 278. Oosthuizen posted a final-round 69, which included the Masters' first double-eagle on the par-5 second hole, his Pro V1x #4 finding the hole from 260 yards.

"It feels – it's just – I've never had a dream go this far… so I can't really say it's a dream come true," Watson said of his fourth-career PGA Tour victory.

"I don't even know what happened on the back nine," he said, sitting in the Masters media center. "I know I made bogey on 12 and then I birdied four holes in a row.  Nervous on every shot, every putt. Went into a playoff.  I got in these trees and hit a crazy shot that I saw in my head and somehow I'm here talking to you with a green jacket on."

Watson's victory highlighted a three-win week for Titleist Pro V1x players around the world, including wins by Andres Gonzales (Nationwide Tour) and Scott Hend (Asian Tour). 

Titleist golf ball players have combined for 41 wins to date in 2012, more than six times the nearest competitor with six and more than all competitors combined.

 Titleist Pro V1 and Pro V1x players have also won 11 out of the PGA Tour's first 16 events to start the season.

In total, 4,600 players have teed up Titleist golf balls in events across the worldwide professional tours, more than six times the nearest competitor with 707 and more than all other golf balls combined.

"You don't play the ball if you don't have confidence in it," Watson, who finished T-4 in Greens in Regulation (73.6 percent) for the week, has told Team Titleist.

"If it doesn't feel good to you then you're not going to perform well. For me it's been 20 years and it's still performing well."

The soft feel, higher trajectory and spin characteristics of the Pro V1x give Watson the confidence necessary to work the ball and execute his highly-creative, now world-famous shots, allowing him to land the ball softer and stop it quicker on the PGA Tour's firm greens.

"If the ball doesn't feel right in your hands it's going to be harder to spin," he said, "it's just not going to feel good and it's going to be harder to hit one close."

Watson was one of 53 players at Augusta National that relied on Titleist golf balls for their success, more than four times the nearest competitor with 11 and more than all other golf balls combined. Titleist was also first in iron sets (26); sand, lob and approach wedges (91); and putters (29).

Six out of the top 10 players on the final leader board were Titleist golf ball players, including including Lee Westwood (Pro V1x, T-3), Ian Poulter (Pro V1x, 7th), Padraig Harrington (Pro V1x, T-8) and Titleist Brand Ambassador Adam Scott (Pro V1x, T-8). 

On his journey to the Masters, over his 290 career holes at Augusta National, including Sunday's final two playoff holes, there is one piece of equipment that Bubba Watson has used on every shot: His golf ball.

Bubba spoke to Team Titleist about the importance of finding the best golf ball for your game and why he fits best into Titleist Pro V1x, which you can watch in the above video.

"You don't play the ball if you don't have confidence in it," said Watson, he said. "If it doesn't feel good to you then you're not going to perform well. For me, it's been 20 years and it's still performing well."

The #1 Ball in Golf - Wins in 2012

 

Titleist is the #1 ball for more players and more champions across the worldwide professional tours. In fact, to date in 2012, Titleist golf ball players have recorded 41 victories around the world, compared to 6 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 1,700 champions worldwide.

Below is a listing of tournaments won by Titleist golf ball players on the major worldwide professional tours in 2012.

TOUR (wins)
TOURNAMENT PLAYER BALL MODEL
 

 

PGA TOUR (11) Hyundai Tournament of Champions Steve Stricker Pro V1x
  Sony Open in Hawaii Johnson Wagner Pro V1x
  Humana Challenge Mark Wilson Pro V1x
  Waste Management Phoenix Open Kyle Stanley Pro V1x
  Northern Trust Open Bill Haas Pro V1x
  WGC - Accenture Match Play Championship Hunter Mahan Pro V1x
  Mayakoba Classic John Huh Pro V1
  Honda Classic Rory McIlroy Pro V1x
  Transitions Championship Luke Donald Pro V1x
  Shell Houston Open Hunter Mahan Pro V1x
  THE MASTERS Bubba Watson Pro V1x
       

EUROPEAN (7)  Africa Open Louis Oosthuizen Pro V1x
  Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship Robert Rock Pro V1x
  Commercialbank Qatar Masters Paul Lawrie Pro V1x
  Omega Dubai Desert Classic Rafael Cabrera-Bello Pro V1x
  Avantha Masters Jbe' Kruger Pro V1x
  Open de Andalucia Julien Quesne Pro V1x
  Trophée Hassan II Michael Hoey Pro V1x
       

LPGA (5) Honda LPGA Thailand Yani Tseng Pro V1x
  HSBC Women's Champions Angela Stanford Pro V1
  RR Donnelley LPGA Founders Cup Yani Tseng Pro V1x
  Kia Classic Yani Tseng Pro V1x
  Kraft Nabisco Championship Sun Young Yoo Pro V1
       

CHAMPIONS (3) Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai Dan Forsman Pro V1x
  Allianz Championship Corey Pavin Pro V1
  ACE Group Classic Kenny Perry Pro V1x
       

NATIONWIDE (3) Panama Claro Championship Edward Loar Pro V1x
  Chile Classic Paul Haley II Pro V1x
  Soboba Classic Andres Gonzales Pro V1x
       

SOUTH AFRICAN (3) Data Dimension Pro-Am Oliver Bekker Pro V1x
  Telkom PGA Championship Keith Horne Pro V1x
  Platinum Classic Jake Roos Pro V1x
       

ASIAN (5) Zaykabar Myanmar Open Kieran Pratt Pro V1x
  ISPS Philippine Open Mardan Mamat Pro V1x
  Handa Faldo Cambodian Classic David Lipsky
Pro V1x
  Panasonic Indonesia Open Digvijay Singh Pro V1x
  ISPS Handa Singapore Open Scott Hend Pro V1x
       

ONEASIA (1) Indonesia Open Nick Cullen
Pro V1x
       
       

JAPAN (0)      
       

AUSTRALASIAN (3) Victorian Open Scott Arnold Pro V1
  Adroit Insurance Group Victorian PGA Championship Garreth Paddison Pro V1
  New Zealand Pro-Am Championship Mike Hendry Pro V1x
       

KOREAN (0)      
       

CANADIAN (0)      
       

CHINA (0)      
       

At the 2012 Masters Tournament, more players are trusting Titleist golf balls in their quest for a green jacket than any other golf ball.

Fifty-three players in the field at Augusta National are relying on Titleist Pro V1 and Pro V1x golf balls for their success, more than four times the nearest competitor with 11 and more than all competitors combined.

Titleist is also first in iron sets (26); sand, lob and approach wedges (91); and putters.

Through the first three months of 2012, Titleist golf ball players have combined for 38 wins across the worldwide professional tours, more than six times the nearest competitor with six and more than all other golf balls combined.

On the PGA Tour, Titleist Pro V1 and Pro V1x players have won 10 times this season, nine more than the nearest competitor with one.

1 2
3
4 5 6