Pro V1x Loyalist Jonas Blixt Leads All-Titleist Top Five at Greenbrier Classic
Posted: July 8, 2013
The top five finishers at The Greenbrier Classic, including winner and Pro V1x loyalist Jonas Blixt, all relied on a Titleist golf ball for their success at The Old White TPC.
And with 156 players competing for the prestigious Springhouse trophy and Greenbrier green jacket, 107 players trusted a Titleist golf ball, nearly 6 times the nearest competitor with 18.
With two more wins, Titleist Pro V1 and Pro V1x golf ball loyalists have now won 77 tournaments on the worldwide professional tours in 2013, nearly three times the nearest competitor with 28 and more than all other competitors combined.
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PGA TOUR: Jonas Blixt began Sunday 10-under par, four shots back. After posting a 2-under par 33 on the opening nine holes Sunday, Blixt still sat two shots off the lead. Blixt was persistent as the sun began to set, and played the final five holes 1-under par to cap off his come-from-behind victory.
''This is what I play for,'' Blixt said in an interview. ''I play to win. It just confirms that if you do the right things, that you work hard, dreams can come true.''
Filling out the all-Titleist top five, tied for second two shots behind Blixt, were Brand Ambassadors Matt Jones (Pro V1x) and Jimmy Walker (Pro V1), and Pro V1x loyalists Johnson Wagner and Steven Bowditch.
With his second career PGA TOUR win, Blixt earns an invitation to the 2014 Masters.
With a T-2 and his current FedExCup point ranking, Walker, who was playing prototype irons Titleist MB irons and a new Scotty Cameron Futura X putter for the first time this week, also earns an invite to Muirfield in less than two weeks.
“Yeah, that's great,” he said after the round. “I've never played the British. I hear Muirfield is pretty awesome, so I'm excited. I'll get ready.”
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PGA TOUR CANADA:
Pro V1x loyalist Wil Collins shot a final round 6-under par 66 to capture the Dakota Dunes Open, his first PGA TOUR Canada victory. Collins, playing among the field of 156, headlined a group of 100 players who relied on a Titleist golf ball in pursuit of the victory.