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Last week, Titleist Brand Ambassador Jimmy Walker kicked off the new PGA Tour 2013 - 2014 season in style, trusting his Pro V1 golf ball and a full bag of Titleist golf clubs to capture his first career victory at the Frys.Com Open. This week, Team Titleist follows the Tour to Las Vegas for the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.

The Vegas tour stop holds a great deal of meaning for us here at Titleist. Las Vegas is the place where, thirteen years ago this week, the Pro V1 golf ball was first introduced on Tour. Forty-seven PGA Tour players put the Pro V1 golf ball in play that week, marking the largest pluralistic shift in golf equipment at one event in PGA Tour history.

Since that fateful week in 2000, more than a quarter-million players on the worldwide professional golf tours have trusted their games to Pro V1 and Pro V1x golf balls, collecting over 2,000 wins in the process.

This week, trust in the Pro V1 golf ball continues, as 94 players in the field of 132 will rely on a Titleist Pro V1 or Pro V1x, more than seven times the nearest competitor with 12, and more than all other competitors combined.

Titleist is also the top choice this week in the irons (42), sand, lob and approach wedge (141) and putter (47) categories.

The Titleist Tour Trailer was open for business early on Monday morning, as players scraped the dew, hopeful that their early morning hard work (along with a little luck) will carry them to a championship performance come Sunday night here in Las Vegas.

In the slideshow above, enjoy the photos of Titleist Brand Ambassadors Jimmy Walker, Zach Johnson, Brooks Koepka, Scott Stallings, Graham DeLaet, Morgan Hoffmann, Brendan Steele and Chesson Hadley (to name a few) taken before play began on Thursday.

Enjoy the action this weekend as players are sure to go low on this fast desert track. Good luck in your own weekend matches and remember the tip that was first revealed here in Las Vegas. The smart money is always on Pro V1 and Pro V1x!

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It was a fresh start to the new PGA Tour season at the Frys.com Open and we’re excited to celebrate the first win of the year with Titleist Brand Ambassador Jimmy Walker.

Jimmy put on a stellar weekend performance that featured a course-tying record 62 on Saturday and a final-round 66 to capture the Frys.com Open by two shots and secure his first career PGA Tour win.

Meanwhile as a number of the worldwide professional tours hit the final stretch of their 2013 campaigns, Titleist golf ball loyalists claimed five titles this past weekend including: Russ Cochran’s win at the SAS Championship (Pro V1 / Champions Tour); SungHoon Kang‘s win at  the CJ Invitational hosted by K.J. Choi (Pro V1x / Asian Tour); JJ Senekal’s win at the Origin of Golf Final: (Pro V1x / Sunshine Tour); Josh Geary's win at the Western Australian Open (Pro V1x / Australasian): and Ryan Sullivan’s win at the Puerto Rico Classic (Pro V1x / PGA Tour Latinoamerica).

Titleist golf ball players have now earned 133 victories across the Worldwide Professional Tours in 2013, more than three times the nearest competitor with 35 and more than all golf balls combined.

In total, 19,192 players have teed up Titleist golf balls in competition on the 2013 worldwide professional tours, more than six times the nearest competitor with 2,852 and more than all competitors combined.

Let's take a trip around the golfing world with the Team Titleist Tour Recap.

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PGA TOUR: Jimmy Walker finished at 17-under 267 in the season opener of the 2013-14 PGA TOUR schedule to claim the first title of the year along with his first career victory.

What’s in Jimmy Walker’s Bag?: Titleist Pro V1 golf ball, 913D2 driver (9.5º), 913F fairway metal (15º), 913H.d hybrid (18º), New Titleist MB irons (714 Series: 3-9), Vokey Design SM4 pitching (48º), sand (54º) and lob (60º) wedges, Scotty Cameron Tour Rat prototype putter.

Fellow Titleist Brand Ambassadors Brooks Koepka (Titleist Pro V1x golf ball, 913D2 driver, 913F.d low spin fairway metal, 913H.d hybrid, New Titleist CB irons (714 Series: 4-P), Vokey Design SM4 wedges, Scotty Cameron Newport2 SLT T10 putter) and Kevin Na (Titleist Pro V1x golf ball, 913D3 driver, 913F fairway metal, 910H hybrid, New Titleist AP2 irons(714 Series), Vokey Design Spin Milled wedges, Scotty Cameron Super Rat prototype putter) were among four players who tied for 3rd place, three shots back.

Brooks, playing on a sponsor exemption, is a four-time winner on the European Tour’s Challenge Tour and earned a promotion to the European Tour for winning three times this season. With his top 10 finish, he is now exempt into this week’s Shriners Hospitals Open for Children in Las Vegas.

He will be joined by Max Homa, another Titleist Brand Ambassador who was also playing on a sponsor exemption and finished tied for 9th. Max turned professional after participating in the Walker Cup.

Titleist golf ball loyalists accounted for 83 of the 132 players in the field of 132, more than five times the nearest competitor with 16 .

Titleist was also the top choice in iron sets (33), sand, lob and approach wedges (131) and putters (42).

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CHAMPIONS TOUR: Russ Cochran (Pro V1) converted a 5-foot putt on the final hole Sunday for his fourth consecutive birdie and a one-stroke win over fellow Pro V1 golf ball loyalist David Frost at the SAS Championship.

Russ closed with a 5-under par 67 to finish at 17-under 199 to secure his second  victory of the season, having captured the Principal Charity Classic in June. This marks his fifth career Champions Tour victory.

Titleist was the top golf ball choice for 63 players in the field of 81, more than 12 times the nearest competitor with 5.

Nine of the top 10 finishers, including each of the top seven, all relied upon Titleist golf balls for their success.

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ASIAN TOUR: Titleist Pro V1x golf ball loyalist SungHoon Kang of Korea fired a final round 2-under par 70 to cruise to a five-shot victory at the CJ Invitational hosted by K.J. Choi. Kang posted a 12-under par 276 victory total en route to his second win at this event.

The top three finishers all relied upon Titleist for their success, as Kang topped Titleist Brand Ambassador TaeHoon Kim (ProV1x, 913D2 driver, 913F fairway metal, 913H hybrid, New Titleist MB irons(714 Series), Vokey Design SM4 gap and lob wedges, Scotty Cameron Circle T Newport putter) and Jyoti Randhawa (ProV1x), who tied for 2nd at 281

Titleist was the overwhelming favorite golf ball in the field of 120 with 78 players, nearly five times the nearest competitor with 16.

Titleist was also the top choice in hybrids (49), utility irons (20), iron sets (38) and sand, lob and approach wedges (147).

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SUNSHINE TOUR: Titleist Pro V1x golf ball loyalist JJ Senekal converted a par on the second hole of a sudden death playoff to earn his first career Sunshine Tour title. Senekal carded a final round level par 72 en route to a 4-under par, 212 victory total.

Titleist Brand Ambassadors Charl Coetzee (Pro V1x, 913D2 driver, 913F fairway metal, AP2 2-iron, New Titleist CB irons (714 Series), Vokey Design wedges, Scotty Cameron Notchback putter), Jean Hugo (Pro V1x, 913D3 driver, 913F fairway metal, 913H hybrid, MB irons, Vokey Design SM4 wedges) and Riekus Nortje (Pro V1x, 913D3 driver, 913Fd fairway metal, New Titleist AP2 irons (714 Series), Vokey Design wedges) finished three shots out of the playoff in a tie for 4th position.

Titleist was the choice of 55 players in the field of 72, more than four times the nearest competitor with 12.

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AUSTRALASIAN TOUR: Titleist golf ball loyalist Josh Geary (Pro V1x) recorded a five-shot win at the WA Open after closing with a 7-under par 65 en route to a 15-under par victory total.

Kris Mueck (Pro V1, 913D2 driver, 913F fairway metal, 910H hybrid, CB irons, Vokey Design wedges) finished solo 2nd, while fellow Titleist Brand Ambassador Nathan Holman (Pro V1x, 913D3 driver, 913F fairway metal, 913H hybrid, New Titleist MB irons (714 Series), Vokey Design wedges, Scotty Cameron putter) finished alone in third place in his second professional start.

Geary topped a leaderboard that included eight Titleist golf ball loyalists among the top 10 finishers.

The winning momentum of Pro V1 and Pro V1x continued this week across the worldwide professional tours, as four Titleist golf ball players stepped into the winners' circle.

Pro V1x loyalist Shanshan Feng provided a memorable finish at the inaugural Reignwood LPGA Classic, making eagle on the final hole to edge fellow Pro V1x loyalist Stacy Lewis at the wire.

On the Asian Tour, Scott Hend of Australia trusted his Pro V1 golf ball to win the Mercuries Taiwan Masters, ovecoming extreme weather conditions as well as a charge by Titleist Brand Ambassador Arnond (Bank) Vongvanij.

In Australia, 22-year-old Jack Wilson (Pro V1) captured his first career victory in playoff fashion at the Western Australia PGA Championship and in Korea, Titleist Brand Ambassador Do-Hoon Kim relied on a Pro V1x golf ball and a full bag of Titleist golf clubs to triumph as the last man standing at the Munsingwear Match Play Championship.

With four more wins this week, Titleist’s year-to-date victory count advances to 128 - more than three times the nearest competitor with 34.

Check out the Team Titleist Monday Recap below for some quick highlights from this past weekend’s wins.

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LPGA TOUR: Reignwood LPGA Classic

At the inaugural Reignwood Classic, the LPGA's first tournament held in Beijing, China's Shanshan Feng (Pro V1x) eagled the par-5 18th hole after her second shot approach hit the pin and secured a one-stroke victory over fellow Titleist Pro V1x loyalist Stacy Lewis. Lewis, who led by one shot on the final hole, parred out before watching Feng convert her eagle putt for the two shot swing.

Feng finished with a 26-under par 266 victory total at the par-73 Pine Valley Golf Club. Both Feng and Lewis shot final rounds of 5-under par 68.

The win marks the second career LPGA Tour title for Feng, who made her first victory a major at last year's Wegmans LPGA Championship.

Titleist golf ball loyalists accounted for 51 of the 81 players in the Reignwood field, more than six times the nearest competitor.

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ASIAN TOUR: Mercuries Taiwan Masters

At the Taiwan Golf and Contry Club on Sunday, players had to contend with torrential rain and winds of up to 55 mph brought on by Typhoon Fitow, but Pro V1 golf ball loyalist Scott Hend of Australia weathered the storm, winning the Mercuries Taiwan Masters for his fourth career Asian Tour title. Hend closed with a 2-over par 74 to finish with a 3-under par 285 victory total, four shots clear of his nearest competitor.

Titleist Brand Ambassador Arnond (Bank) Vongvanij of Thailand (Pro V1x, 913D2 driver, 913Fd fairway metal, 910F fairway metal, 913H hybrid, new CB irons, Vokey Design SM4 wedges, Scotty Cameron Select GoLo S5 putter) closed with a one-over par 73, one of the best scores of the day, to finish tied for third place.

Titleist golf balls were the choice of 70 players in the field of 118.

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AUSTRALASIAN TOUR: Western Australia PGA Championship

Jack Wilson won the WA PGA Championship in Western Australia, topping fellow Titleist Brand Ambassador Nick Gillespie (Pro V1, 913D2 driver, 913F fairway metal,MB irons, Vokey Design wedges) in a sudden death playoff.

Wilson, who is a third year trainee at The Kingswood Club in Melbourne, became the first trainee to ever win a PGA Tour of Australasia event.

In addition to the Pro V1 golf ball, Wilson relied on a full bag of Titleist golf clubs, inlcuding a 913D2 driver, 913Fd fairway metal, 712U 2 and 3 irons, MB irons, Vokey Design wedges and a Scotty Cameron Notchback putter.

Titleist was the overwhelming favorite golf ball in the 104-player field, with 83 players trusting their game to a Pro V1 or Pro V1x. In fact, each of the top five finishers and 10 of the 12 players who finished among the top 10 and ties relied upon Titleist golf balls for their success.

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KOREAN TOUR: Munsingwear Match Play Championship

It was an all-Titleist golf ball final four at the Munsingwear Matchplay Championship, where Titleist Brand Ambassador Do-Hoon Kim topped Young-Han Song (Pro V1x) in the championship match.

Kim birdied the first extra hole to win the title after topping fellow Titleist Brand Ambassador Jun-Won Park (2 and 1) in his semifinal match. Song topped fellow Titleist golf ball loyalist Heung-Chol Joo (2 and 1) in the other semifinal. Park edged Joo (3 and 2) in the consolation match.

Do-Hoon Kim relied on a Pro V1x golf ball for his success at the event, as well as Titleist golf clubs through the bag, including a 913D2 driver, 913Fd fairway metal, 913H hybrid, new MB irons, Vokey Design sand and lob wedges and a Scotty Cameron putter.

Titleist golf balls were the choice of 23 players in the field of 32, more than five times the nearest competitor with 4.

 


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Some of the world’s best golfers have descended upon Dublin, Ohio to take part in this week’s playing of the Presidents Cup at Muirfield Village.

Over the course of the next four days, 34 matches will be contested - showcasing some of the top talent from the U.S. and across the globe.

And as each team looks to bank as many points as possible, more players in this elite field will trust Titleist golf balls (13 players) and equipment (10 players) than any other manufacturer at the Presidents Cup.

The list of Titleist Brand Ambassadors teeing it up this week includes Jason Dufner, Steve Stricker, Bill Haas, Zach Johnson, Webb Simpson, Jordan Spieth, Adam Scott, Graham DeLaet, Marc Leishman and Brendon de Jonge. Joining in the action, Pro V1 x loyalists Hunter Mahan, Louis Oosthuizen and Angel Cabrera will also be looking to chip-in for their teams as they set their sights on the cup.

Check out the slideshow above for a look at some of the early action from inside the ropes at Muirfield Village and enjoy some great golf this weekend!


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In 2013, for the first time ever, 50 PGA Tour cards were made available through the Web.Com Tour – 25 for the Top 25 on the money list during the regular season, and another 25 for the top performing players (without a regular season promotion) during the Web.Com Tour Finals.

Amid all the changes, at least one thing remained constant: More players in pursuit of their PGA Tour status put their trust in Titleist when it mattered most. Among the 50 qualifiers for the 2014 PGA Tour schedule, 30 players relied on a Titleist Pro V1 or Pro V1x for their success, five times the nearest competitor with six and more than all other competitors combined. Additionally, 14 players chose Titleist throughout their bag.

Before the Web.Com Finals began, Titleist Brand Ambassador Chesson Hadley had already qualified for a promotion with his third place finish on the regular season money list. That didn't deter Chesson from winning the Web.Com Tour Championship by two shots. Another regular season Top 25 finisher, Titleist Brand Ambassador John Peterson caught post-season fire down the stretch to earn the No. 1 spot on the Finals money list.

Also in the finale, Pro V1x loyalist Lee Williams saved one of the most memorable shots for the final hole of the season. With a promotion on the line, Lee poured in a birdie putt from over forty feet on the 72nd hole Sunday to earn his card. For a complete recap of the Web.Com Tour Championship, click here.

Congratulations to the class of 2013 - 2014! Good luck on the PGA Tour this season.

Titleist Brand Ambassador John Peterson 
(Pro V1x)
 
Titleist Brand Ambassador Chesson Hadley 
(Pro V1x)
 
Titleist Brand Ambassador Ben Martin 
(Pro V1x)
 
Titleist Brand Ambassador Patrick Cantlay 
(Pro V1x)
 
Titleist Brand Ambassador Bud Cauley 
(Pro V1x)
 
Titleist Brand Ambassador Will Claxton 
(Pro V1x)
 
Titleist Brand Ambassador Brad Fritsch 
(Pro V1)
 
Titleist Brand Ambassador Mark Anderson 
(Pro V1x)
 

Titleist Brand Ambassador Tyrone Van Aswegen (Pro V1x)

Titleist Brand Ambassador Peter Malnati 
(Pro V1x)
 
Titleist Brand Ambassador Kevin Foley 
(Pro V1x)
 
Titleist Brand Ambassador Benjamin Alvarado (Pro V1x)

Titleist Brand Ambassador Andrew Loupe 
(Pro V1x)
 
Titleist Brand Ambassador Brice Garnett 
(Pro V1x)
 
Pro V1x Loyalist Daniel Chopra
 
Pro V1x Loyalist Miguel Angel Carballo
 
Pro V1x Loyalist Alex Prugh
 
Pro V1x Loyalist Lee Williams
 
Pro V1x Loyalist Chad Collins
 
Pro V1x Loyalist Kevin Kisner
 
Pro V1x Loyalist Heath Slocum
 
Pro V1 Loyalist Troy Merritt
 
Pro V1x Loyalist Brendon Todd
 
Pro V1x Loyalist Will MacKenzie
 
Pro V1x Loyalist Tim Wilkinson
 
Pro V1x Loyalist Alex Aragon
 
Pro V1x Loyalist Jim Herman
 
Pro V1x Loyalist Scott Gardiner
 
Pro V1x Loyalist Andrew Svoboda
 
Pro V1x Loyalist Edward Loar
 
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