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Posted: May 27, 2013
Around the globe, among world-class competitors, three players trusting the performance of a Titleist golf ball triumphantly entered the winner's circle on Sunday.
Just a month removed from his 20th birthday, Titleist Brand Ambassador Matteo Manassero became the youngest player ever to win the prestigious BMW PGA Championship on the European Tour, doing it in dramatic fashion with a birdie on the fourth hole of a three-man playoff. In China, Pro V1x golf ball loyalist Li Chao topped two players by one shot, including Jin-Yong Jeong (Pro V1) of S. Korea to win the Yangjiang event on the China PGA Champions Tour. In Korea at the 1st Happiness Kwangju Bank Open, Kyung-Nam Kang relied upon his Pro V1 golf ball to post a dramatic eagle on the 71st hole to win by one shot.
With three more wins, Titleist Pro V1 and Pro V1x loyalists have now won 61 tournaments on the worldwide professional tours in 2013, nearly four times the nearest competitor with 16 and more than all other competitors combined.
This is Team Titleist, let’s wrap-up the week…
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EUROPEAN: BMW PGA Championship
Winner: Titleist Brand Ambassador Matteo Manassero
Trusting the Pro V1x golf ball and a full bag of Titleist equipment from tee-through-green, Manassero closed with a pair of 3-under par 69’s on the weekend to join the playoff at 10-under par 278. The dramatic playoff victory at Wentworth Club marked Manassero’s fourth career European Tour title, one each year since 2010 when he first won at age 17.
"It's been an amazing week. I have always felt something really special about this place and this tournament," said Manassero in an interview Sunday. "Everything has come together this week. I managed to play well and managed to stay in contention after a tough day on Friday and pulled it off with this play-off. I am the happiest man in the world right now."
Manassero topped a world-class field of 150 players at the BMW PGA Championship, 86 of whom relied upon a Titleist golf ball at one of the European Tour’s most esteemed events. Year-to-date, Titleist golf ball loyalists have accounted for 12 wins through the first 19 events this year, four times the nearest competitor with 3.
What’s in Matteo’s Bag?Ball: Titleist Pro V1xDriver: Titleist 913D2 8.5ºFairway Metal: Titleist 91 13.5ºHybrids: Titleist 913H 17.0º, 21.0ºIrons: Titleist AP2 (4-6) and Titleist MB (7-PW)Wedge: Vokey Design SM4 52º, 58ºPutter: Scotty Cameron Select GoLo 5
CHINA: China PGA Champions Tour – Yangjiang
Winner: Pro V1x golf ball loyalist Li Chao
Titleist golf ball loyalists accounted for 113 of the 156-player field, over four times the nearest competitor. Eight of the 11 players who finished among the top 10 and ties relied upon Titleist golf balls for their success.
KOREA: 1st Happiness Kwangju Bank Open
Winner: Pro V1 golf ball loyalist Kyung-Nam Kang
The win marked the eighth career KPGA Tour title for Kang. Titleist golf ball loyalists accounted for 100 of the 144-player field, five times the nearest competitor with 20. Seven of the 12 players who finished among the Top 10 and ties relied upon Titleist golf balls for their success.
Posted: May 20, 2013
Around the globe Sunday, four players relying on a Titleist golf ball were victorious on three continents, proving once again that performance is the Titleist Pro V1 and Pro V1x.
In Portugal, Titleist Brand Ambassador Peter Uihlein won the Madeira Islands Open with a final round 4-under par 68 to earn his first career European Tour title. In the U.S., Titleist Brand Ambassador Mark Anderson and his tournament record-breaking 27-under 259 total captured the BMW Charity Pro-Am on the Web.Com Tour. The third player in the winner's circle, Titleist Brand Ambassador Matthew Griffin posted a 54-hole total of 13-under par 203 to win the weather-shortened SK Telecom Open on the OneAsia Tour in Korea. And in Mexico, Titleist Brand Ambassador Jorge Fernández-Valdés became the youngest winner in the history of PGA TOUR Latinoamérica with an 11-under par 277 victory total at the Mundo Maya Open.
With four more wins, Titleist Pro V1 and Pro V1x loyalists have now won 58 tournaments on the worldwide professional tours in 2013, nearly four times the nearest competitor with 15 and more than all other competitors combined.
EUROPEAN: Madeira Islands Open
Winner: Titleist Brand Ambassador Peter Uihlein
Uihlein, the 23-year-old American, relied on his Pro V1x golf ball to tally four consecutive birdies on the back nine to vault him to the top of the leaderboard, two shots clear of fellow Titleist Brand Ambassadors and Pro V1x loyalists Morten Orum Madsen and Mark Tullo, who tied for second place. The victory grants Uihlein a European Tour exemption through 2014 and marks the first time an American has won the Madeira Islands Open.
“I’m just thrilled,” said Uihlein in an interview. “To do it playing well on the back nine, coming down the stretch, is sweet. I know Morten played a heck of a round and Mark played really well so it was nice to come out on top."
Of the 156-player field, 116 relied upon a Titleist golf ball, more than five times the nearest competitor with 21 and more than all other competitors combined.
The final round fireworks began at the the 201-yard par 3 fourth hole where Uihlein's birdie was bested by Tullo's ace. The lead would change hands a few times before Uihlein's string of four birdies culminated on the 14th hole, leaving him atop the leaderboard. A late charge from Madsen wasn't enough and Uihlein hoisted his first trophy.
What’s in Peter Uihlein’s Bag?: Pro V1x golf ball, 913D3 driver (8.5º), 913Fd fairway metal (13.5º), 712U utility iron (3), 680 irons (4-P), Vokey Design SM4 250.08 (49º), TVD56 (55º), and 60-L (60º) wedges, Scotty Cameron GSS putter.
WEB.COM: BMW Charity Pro-Am
Winner: Titleist Brand Ambassador Mark Anderson
Anderson posted a 5-shot victory over fellow Titleist Brand Ambassador Tom Hoge. Mark's 27-under 259 total broke the tournament record by four shots and matches third best in Web.com history.
Of the 168-player field, 113 relied upon Titleist golf balls, nearly five times the nearest competitor with 19 and more than all other competitors combined.
What’s in Mark Anderson’s Bag?: Pro V1x golf ball, 913D3 driver (8.5º), 913Fd fairway metal (13.5º), 913H hybrid (19º), AP2 irons (4-P), Vokey Design SM4 52.08 (52º), 58.12 (58º) and 62.07 (62º) wedges, Scotty Cameron Kombi putter.
ONEASIA/KOREAN: SK Telecom Open
Winner: Titleist Brand Ambassador Matthew Griffin
Titleist Brand Ambassador Matthew Griffin won his second career OneAsia/Korean Tour title in less than a year, topping a leaderboard that included 14 Titleist players among the 15 who finished in the top 10 and ties.
Titleist golf ball loyalists accounted for 103 of the 153-player field, over six times the nearest competitor with 15 and more than all other competitors combined.
What’s in Matthew Griffin’s Bag?: Pro V1x golf ball, 913D3 driver (8.5º), 913F fairway metal (15º), 712U utility irons (3-4), CB irons (5-P), Vokey Design 252.12 (52º), 56.11 (56º) and 60.07 (60º) wedges, Scotty Cameron Tour Rat Putter.
PGA TOUR LATINOAMERICA: Mundo Maya Open
Winner: Titleist Brand Ambassador Jorge Fernández-Valdés
Leading by two shots at the start of the final round on Sunday, the 20 years, 9 months and 13 days-old Fernandez-Valdes shot a 1-over par 73 for an 11-under par 277 total for the week. With the win, the young Argentine climbed from eighth to second in the Order of Merit on the PGA TOUR Latinoamérica.
Titleist golf ball loyalists accounted for 103 of the 131-player field, more than six times the nearest competitor with 16 and more than all other competitors combined.
Posted: May 8, 2013
We have something very special to tell you about today.
Introducing the new 2013 Titleist Pro V1 Limited Edition golf balls with pink sidestamp and play number, now available in golf shops for a limited time.
You'll be able to spot Pro V1 Limited Edition golf balls in your golf shop by their limited edition pink-and-white packaging (pictured above).The performance of 2013 Pro V1 Limited Edition golf balls is exactly the same as 2013 Pro V1.
Every 2013 Pro V1 and Pro V1 Limited Edition golf ball is engineered to deliver exceptional distance for golfers of all swing speeds and skill levels, very soft feel on all shots tee-to-green and longer lasting durability while retaining a whiter, brighter finish throughout the course of play.
2013 Pro V1 golf balls also maintain their renowned Drop-and-Stop control, providing all golfers with the proven short-game scoring performance that contributes to shooting lower scores.
Titleist Pro V1 golf balls, along with our Pro V1x models, are the most trusted golf balls at every level of the game, and the #1 performance choice for golfers of all skill levels, handicaps and swing speeds.
To learn more about the performance of the new 2013 Pro V1 golf balls, please click here.
Pro V1 Limited Edition golf balls are now available in golf shops around South East Asia, while supplies last. Please check with your local golf shop for more information on availability and pricing.Pro V1 Limited Edition are available in standard dozens with play numbers 1-4 only and are not available for custom order/imprinting.
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Posted: May 6, 2013
Wether it's a rookie or veteran, in a playoff or a runaway, winning a tournament is what all golfers dream about. This weekend, eight players trusting a Titleist golf ball turned those dreams into reality by earning victories across the globe.Adding these wins to the tally, Titleist Pro V1 and Pro V1x loyalists have now won 54 tournaments on the worldwide professional tours in 2013, nearly five times the nearest competitor with 11 and more than all other competitors combined.In a weekend of global performance we saw PGA Tour rookie and Pro V1x loyalist Derek Ernst, who qualified as the fourth alternate at the Wells Fargo Championship, earn his first career PGA Tour victory while Titleist Brand Ambassador Brett Rumford trusted his Pro V1x golf ball to claim his second consecutive win on the European Tour, and on the LPGA Tour, Pro V1 loyalist Cristie Kerr prevailed in a playoff to capture her 16th career title.At the Insperity Championship, Pro V1x loyalist Esteban Toledo became the first Mexican winner in Champions Tour history with his win and Pro V1x loyalist Brendan Todd earned his second career Web.com title at the Stadion Classic at UGA.Completing the Titleist winner’s circle for the weekend, Titleist Brand Ambassadors Michio Matsumura (Winner – Chunichi Crowns), Bernd Wiesberger (Winner - CIMB Niaga Indonesian Masters) and James Kingston (Winner - Investec Royal Swazi Open) all stood atop the leaderboards after the final putts had fallen. This is Team Titleist, let’s wrap-up the week…
PGA: Wells Fargo Championship
Winner: Pro V1x loyalist Derek Ernst
On the 72nd hole, Ernst stood in the fairway knowing he needed to make birdie. He went on to hit his approach within feet of the hole.
"I was trying to hit it as close as I possibly could," Ernst said in the post-round interview. "Just kind of if I stuck to my game, then whatever happened, happened. If I win, great."
The 22-year old rookie went on to birdie the closing hole of regulation to close with a 2-under par 70 and an 8-under par 280, qualifying him for the playoff. Ernst then converted a par on the first hole of the sudden death playoff to enter the winner's circle.
"Yeah, this feeling is unbelievable right now. Just at the beginning of the week not even knowing I was going to be in the field," added Ernst. "I was fourth alternate last time I heard, and then a couple people dropped out so I got in. All week long it just felt really?? my swing felt good."
Ernst was playing only his ninth PGA Tour event and was No. 1,207 in the world ranking when he entered the field. The victory at Quail Hollow earns Ernst a two-year PGA Tour exemption, gets him into The PLAYERS Championship this week, and qualifies him for two World Golf Championships, the PGA Championship, the Hyundai Tournament of Champions next year at Kapalua and the Masters next April. And he also jumped to No. 123 in the latest World Golf Rankings.
Fellow Pro V1x loyalists Robert Karlsson and Lee Westwood tied for fourth place, two shots out of the playoff, as three of the top five finishers trusted Titleist golf balls for their success.
Titleist was the most relied upon golf ball in the field of 156 with 106 players, more than five times the nearest competitor with 20. Titleist also was the overwhelming top choice in the sand, lob and approach wedges (154), and putter (61) categories.
EUROPEAN: Volvo China Open
Winner: Titleist Brand Ambassador Brett Rumford
Carrying the momentum from last week's win at the Ballantine's Championship, Rumford finished with a four-shot victory over fellow Pro V1x loyalist Mikko Ilonen. Rumford started the final round one shot clear of Ilonen, but thanks to a string of birdies, he closed with a 4-under par 68 and a 16-under 272 victory total. Rumford, who won last week's event in South Korea in a sudden death playoff, now has five career European Tour victories and vaulted to the top of The Race to Dubai standings with this week's win. It marked the second runner-up finish of the year for Ilonen.Titleist was the most relied upon golf ball in the field of 150 with 102 players, more than five times the nearest competitor with 21. Titleist was also the top choice in the iron (53) and sand, lob and approach wedges (161) categories.
LPGA: Kingsmill Championship
Winner: Pro V1 loyalist Cristie Kerr
With a par on the second hole of a sudden death playoff, Kerr captured victory for the third time in her career at Kingsmill, which marked her 16th career LGPA title. Kerr closed with a 2-under par 69 and finished regulation at 12-under 272 to force the playoff.
Titleist was the most relied upon golf ball in the field of 144 with 97 players, nearly nine times the nearest competitor with 11.
CHAMPIONS: Insperity Championship
Winner: Pro V1x loyalist Esteban Toledo
It was a three-way, all-Titleist Pro V1x playoff at the Insperity Championship, where Esteban Toledo topped Mike Goodes with a par on the third extra hole after the Gene Sauers had been eliminated on the second hole.
The 50-year-old Toledo, making his ninth start on the Champions Tour, eagled the opening hole of the final round and finished with a 5-under 67 to match Goodes and Sauers at 6-under 210.Titleist was the most relied upon golf ball in the field of 81 with 63 players, more than ten times the nearest competitor with 6. Titleist also was the top choice in the irons (17), sand, lob and approach wedges (50) and putter (16) categories.
WEB.COM: Stadion Classic at UGA
Winner: Pro V1x loyalist Brendon Todd
Todd earned his second career title, and his first since 2008, when steady rains forced the cancellation of the final round of the Stadion Classic at UGA and the tournament reverted back to the 54-hole standings. Todd’s 2-under par 69 on Saturday moved him to 8-under 205, one shot better than playing partner Tim Wilkinson (Pro V1x). Wilkinson matched his career-best finish, while Todd advanced to No. 4 on the Web.com money list with the win.The University of Georgia Golf Course was determined to be unplayable by tournament officials after more than 2 ½ inches of rain fell in a 24-hour period.Titleist was the most relied upon golf ball in the field of 156 with 102 players, more than five times the nearest competitor with 19. Titleist also was the overwhelming top choice in the utility iron (16), iron (47) and sand, lob and approach wedges (144) categories.
JAPAN: Chunichi Crowns
Winner: Titleist Brand Ambassador Michio Matsumura
Michio Matsumura (Pro V1x, 913D2 driver, 913Hd hybrid, 712U 4-iron, AP2 irons, Vokey Design SM4 gap and lob wedges) closed with a 3-under par 67 to finish with a 2-under par 278 winning total. Matsumura began the final round two strokes off the pace, but the 29-year-old jumped into the lead with birdies on four of his first seven holes en route to the victory.
Titleist was the most relied upon golf ball in the field with 42 players. Titleist was also tops in the sand, lob and approach wedges category with 85 Vokey Design models in play.
ASIA: CIMB Niaga Indonesian Masters
Winner: Titleist Brand Ambassador Bernd Wiesberger
Bernd Wiesberger (Pro V1x, 913D3 driver, 913Fd fairway metal, 712U 3-iron, CB Irons, Vokey Design gap, sand and lob wedges, Scotty Cameron GoLo putter) closed with a 5-under par 67 to finish with a 15-under 273 victory total and a one-shot win.Titleist was the most relied upon golf ball in the field of 150 with 98 players, more than five times the nearest competitor with 19. Titleist was also the top choice in the iron (50) and sand, lob and approach wedges (160) categories.
SOUTH AFRICA: Investec Royal Swazi Open
Winner: Titleist Brand Ambassador James Kingston
Kingston drained a clutch 12-foot putt in the sudden death playoff for the win, after accumulating 45 points in the modified Stableford system scoring format that awarded 8 points for an albatross, 5 for an eagle, 2 for a birdie, none for a par, and one point deducted for each bogey and three points deducted for a double bogey or worse. Titleist Pro V1x golf ball loyalists Darryn Lloyd and Mark Williams tied for third place, one point out of the playoff.
Titleist was the most relied upon golf ball in the field of 72 with 55 players, five times the nearest competitor with 11.
Titleist is the #1 ball for more players and more champions across the worldwide professional tours. In fact, Titleist golf ball players have recorded 54 victories around the world, compared to 11 for the nearest competitor. Since its introduction in 2000, the Pro V1 golf ball franchise has been the golf ball of choice for more than 1,900 champions worldwide.
Below is a listing of tournaments won by Titleist golf ball players on the major worldwide professional tours in 2013.