Video: Preparing for Masters Week

Leading up to the season's first major, preparation and getting your game to peak at the right moment is certainly top of mind for most players. And when it comes to preparing for the Masters, it's no surprise that a lot of players will focus on dialing in their short game.

Hear what Titleist Brand Ambassadors Zach Johnson, Jason Dufner, Webb Simpson, Tim Clark, Adam Scott and Bill Haas had to say about how they plan to approach the week at Augusta National.

Now that the journey to Augusta is in the rearview mirror, it’s time for the players in this elite field to focus on the task at hand – navigate the hallowed grounds of Augusta National and play the best golf possible.

This weekend, from Brasil to India and everywhere in between, the majority of players on the professional worldwide tours put their trust in Titleist Pro V1 and Pro V1x golf balls.

And with another multiple win weekend, Titleist golf ball players have now combined for 37 wins on the worldwide professional tours in 2013, more than five times the nearest competitor with seven and more than all competitors combined.

Sunday's action featured breakthrough wins for Titleist Brand Ambassador Benjamin Alvarado, who posted a final round 2-under-par 69 to rally for a one-shot win at the inaugural Brasil Classic to secure his first career Web.com title, and Titleist Brand Ambassador Wade Ormsby, who closed with a 1-under 71 for a one-shot victory at the Panasonic Open in India to card his first-career win as a professional.

Congratulations, guys!

Here’s the Team Titleist weekend wrap-up…

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WEB.COM: Brasil Classic

Winner: Titleist Brand Ambassador Benjamin Alvarado

Alvarado pulled ahead for good when he landed his second shot onto the green from 228 yards out on the par-5 17th and two-putted for the decisive birdie.

"I really had to draw the ball quite a bit to hit the green in two," said Alvarado.  "My caddie said 'hit the 5-iron. You came here to win, not to finish second or third.

"I said 'OK give me the club' and I did it. I put it in the middle of the green and two-putted for birdie. It was good he pushed me to hit it. It was maybe the most important shot of my life."

With the win, Alvarado moved into second on the Web.com Tour's money list. He also became the first player from Chile to win on the Web.com Tour.

Titleist was the most relied upon golf ball in the field of 144 with 98 players, more than six times the nearest competitor with 17. Titleist also was the overwhelming top choice in the iron (50), sand, lob and approach wedge (171), and putter (51) categories.

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ASIAN: Panasonic Open India

Winner: Pro V1x golf ball loyalist Wade Ormsby

Ormsby’s 9-under par 279 was two shots clear of Chih Bing Lam (New 2013 Pro V1x) and three ahead of Shiv Kapur (Pro V1x), as Titleist golf ball loyalists occupied three of the top four positions on the leaderboard, and six of the seven who finished among the top 5 and ties.

Titleist was the most relied upon golf ball in the field of 156 with 113 players, more than six times the nearest competitor with 17. Titleist also was the overwhelming top choice in the iron (44) and sand, lob and approach wedge (160) categories.

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PGA: Valero Texas Open

New 2013 Pro V1x loyalist Billy Horschel and Titleist Brand Ambassador Charley Hoffman (New 2013 Pro V1x) finished in a tie for third with one player.

Titleist was the most relied upon golf ball in the field of 156 with 104 players, nearly seven times the nearest competitor with 15. Titleist also was the overwhelming top choice in the sand, lob and approach wedge (145), and putter (59) categories.

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LPGA: Kraft Nabisco Championship

So Yeon Ryu (New 2013 Pro V1x) finished second by virtue of her final-round 65, the lowest round of the week. She finished with a four-day total of 11-under 277.

Titleist was the most relied upon golf ball in the field of 110 with 71 players, nearly eight times the nearest competitor with 9.

Video: Welcome to Masters Week

The season’s first major is upon us and it is a week unlike any other on the PGA Tour.

From the drive down Magnolia Lane to setting foot inside the Augusta National clubhouse, earning an invitation to the Masters is the culmination of hard work and dedication for every player in the field.

Team Titleist recently caught up with a number of Titleist Brand Ambassadors including Adam Scott, Zach Johnson, Jason Dufner and Webb Simpson along with golf ball loyalists Lee Westwood, Luke Donald and defending champion Bubba Watson (among others) to get their take on what it means to be in this elite field.

Hear what they had to say in the video above and stay tuned to Team Titleist for more exclusive content throughout the week.

Welcome to Masters Week. 

Performance is Clutch.

From clutch tournament-winning putts to wire-to-wire victories, it was another weekend of solid performance for Titleist golf ball loyalists. Pro V1 and Pro V1x golf ball loyalists have now combined for 35 wins on the worldwide professional tours in 2013, five times the nearest competitor with seven and more than all competitors combined.

At the Shell Houston Open, D.A. Points trusted his Pro V1x golf ball to card a 16-under 272 total and earn his second career PGA Tour victory -- and an invitation to the Masters. While on the European Tour, Marcel Siem relied on his Pro V1x golf ball to secure a three-shot, wire-to-wire victory at the Trophée Hassan II.

In Thailand, Titleist Brand Ambassador Scott Hend captured the inaugural Chiangmai Golf Classic for his third Asian Tour title. And in Indonesia, Pro V1 golf ball loyalist Ho-sung Choi drained an eight-foot birdie putt on the final hole to win the Enjoy Jakarta Indonesia PGA Championship.

Here’s the Team Titleist weekend wrap-up…

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PGA: Shell Houston Open

Winner: Pro V1x golf ball loyalist D.A. Points

Points began his week at the 2013 Shell Houston Open Thursday by holing nine birdies en route to an opening round 64. And while there were a lot of low scores and lead changes, there was no looking back for Points.

Playing steadily throughout the weekend, D.A. found himself with a one-shot lead on the back nine Sunday before the rain came and forced a three-hour delay. After the storms passed, Points calmly returned to the course and converted four consecutive pars, highlighted by a couple of clutch up-and-downs on the final two holes, en route to a 6-under 66 and a 16-under 272 victory total.

"I was hitting it kind of where I needed to hit it and where I wanted to hit it," Points said. "I was making good decisions and hitting good chips and pitches and solid putts. I was just playing really, really good golf."

The performance fueled an emphatic, celebratory fist pump from Points on the 72nd green and earned D.A. an invitation to the Masters, a two-year exemption on tour and an invite to the 2014 Hyundai Tournament of Champions.

Titleist Brand Ambassador Ben Crane, who played alongside Points Sunday, tied for fourth place, two shots back, marking his best finish of the year. In fact, of the 15 players who finished among the top 10 and ties, 12 trusted a Titleist Pro V1 or Pro V1x, including runners-up Billy Horschel (New 2013 Pro V1x) and Henrik Stenson (New 2013 Pro V1x) . Stenson’s performance moved him into the Top 50 in the Official World Ranking and helped him punch his ticket to Augusta.

Titleist was the most relied upon golf ball in the field of 156 with 101 players, more than five times the nearest competitor with 18, and more than all more than all competitors combined. Titleist was also the overwhelming top choice in the iron (42), sand, lob and approach wedge (155) and putter (57) categories.

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EUROPEAN: Trophée Hassan II

Winner: Titleist Pro V1x golf ball loyalist Marcel Siem

Siem's victory is the eighth for Titleist golf ball loyalists on the 2013 PGA European Tour, four times the nearest competitor, and more than all other golf balls combined through the first 13 events of the season. Titleist was the most relied upon golf ball in the field of 138 with 98 players, more than five times the nearest competitor with 18, and more than all competitors combined.

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ASIA: Chingmai Golf Classic

Winner: Titleist Brand Ambassador Scott Hend

Hend closed with an 8-under-par 64 en route to a 20-under 268 victory total, finishing three shots clear of his two nearest competitors. Titleist Brand Ambassador Mu Hu (New 2013 Pro V1x), finished alone in fourth place for his first top-five finish on the Asian Tour.

Titleist was the most relied upon golf ball in the field of 144 with 85 players, more than three times the nearest competitor with 26. Titleist also accounted for 45 iron sets, more than twice the nearest competitor with 22, and first in the sand, lob and approach wedges category with 133, more than twice the nearest competitor with 60.

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ONEASIA: Indonesia PGA Championship

Winner: Titleist Pro V1 golf ball loyalist Ho-sung Choi

Choi finished at 19-under 279, holding off late challenges by three players who tied for second place, including New 2013 Pro V1x loyalists Juvic Pagunsan and Young-han Song.

Titleist was the most relied upon golf ball in the field of 156 with 103 players, more than four times the nearest competitor with 26, and more than all competitors combined. Titleist was also the overwhelming top choice in the iron (47), and sand, lob and approach wedges (171) categories.

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