Webb Simpson Captures Shriners Hospitals For Children Open, Leads 8-Win Week for Titleist
Posted: October 21, 2013
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Over the weekend the worldwide professional golf tours served as the backdrop for some impressive performances as seven players used a Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball to record victories.
Leading the way, Titleist Brand Ambassador Webb Simpson carded four rounds in the 60s (64 - 63 - 67 - 66) at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open en-route to a six shot victory and his fourth career PGA Tour title.
Titleist Pro V1 and Pro V1x golf ball loyalists have now won 140 tournaments on the worldwide professional tours in 2013, four times the nearest competitor with 35 and more than all other competitors combined.
Joining Webb in the winner’s circle this week, Titleist Brand Ambassador Jin Jeong won the ISPS Handa Perth International, an event co-sanctioned by European and Australasian Tours, with a par on the first hole of a sudden death playoff. Pro V1 loyalist Amy Yang and Pro V1x loyalist Michael Allen also won on the first holes of their respective playoffs, with Yang converting a birdie putt to capture the LPGA's KEB HanaBank Championship and Allen a victory-clinching birdie at the Greater Hickory Classic on the Champions Tour.
At the 56th Kolon Korea Open, Pro V1x loyalist Sung-Hoon Kang claimed his second consecutive Korean Tour title and Pro V1x loyalist Ulrich Van Den Berg won the BMG Classic for his seventh career Sunshine Tour title.
Rounding out the players in the winner's circle, Pro V1 loyalist Scott Hend captured his third Asian Tour victory of the season, closing with a final round 4-under 67 to prevail at the Venetian Macau Open.
For a quick recap of all the action, check out the Team Titleist notes from around the tours below.
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PGA: Shriners Hospitals for Children Open
FAST FACT:This week marked the 13th anniversary of the tour introduction of the Titleist Pro V1 golf ball. First played at the Invensys Classic in Las Vegas in 2000, 47 players put the Pro V1 in play that week it was first available, including the eventual winner of the event. Since then, the successful momentum of Pro V1 and Pro V1x has continued around the globe, played by more players and trusted in more winning performances than all competing golf ball brands…combined.
- Titleist accounted for 94 players in the field of 132, more than seven times the nearest competitor with 12. Eight of the 11 players who finished among the top 10 and ties relied upon Titleist golf balls for their success.
- Webb Simpson closed with a 5-under par 66 en route to a 24-under 260 victory total, matching the 72-hole tournament record.
- Simpson took a lead he would never relinquish after getting off to a 64-63 start. He had a four stroke lead entering the final round and won by six.
- What's in Webb Simpson's Bag? Titleist Pro V1x golf ball, 913D3 driver (10.5°), 913F fairway metal (15°), 913Fd fairway metal (18°), 913Hd hybrid (20°), 680 irons (4-9), Vokey Design SM4 pitching (48°), sand (54°) and lob (58°) wedges.
- Jason Bohn tied for 2nd at the Shriners with an 18-under-par 266 total, while fellow Titleist Brand Ambassador Charley Hoffman finished another shot back in solo 4th.
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EUROPEAN/AUSTRALASIAN: ISPS Handa Perth International
- Titleist was the top golf ball choice with 107 players in the field of 144, more than seven times the nearest competitor with 15.
- Titleist Brand Ambassador Jin Jeong won the ISPS Handa Perth International with a par on the first hole of a sudden death playoff. The win in Perth marks the first career European Tour title for Jeong.
- The 23-year old Korean started the day one shot behind the overnight leader and closed with a 3-under par 69 to match the clubhouse lead. Both playoff competitors finished regulation play at 10-under 278.
- What’s in Jin Jeong’s Bag?: Pro V1 golf ball, 913D3 driver, 913F fairway metals, AP2 irons, Vokey Design wedges.
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LPGA: KEB HanaBank Championship
- Titleist was the top golf ball choice with 45 players in the field of 78, more than five times the nearest competitor with 8.
- With her 15-foot putt for birdie on the first hole of a sudden death playoff, Titleist Pro V1 loyalist Amy Yang captured the KEB HanaBank Championship for her first career LPGA Tour crown. The South Korean posted a three-day, 9-under 207 total to force the playoff.
- “I have been waiting for this championship for a long time," said Yang after the victory, "and I'm really happy get it in my home country. I think still I can't believe it.”
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CHAMPIONS: Greater Hickory Classic
- Titleist was the top golf ball choice for 63 players in the field of 81, more than 12 times the nearest competitor with 5. Ten of the 13 players who finished among the top 10 and ties relied upon Titleist golf balls for their success.
- Longtime Titleist golf ball loyalist Michael Allen (Pro V1x) closed with a 5-under 65, also birdieing the par-5 18th in regulation to match the clubhouse leader at 13-under 197.
- Second-round leader Bernhard Langer (Pro V1) closed with a 69 to finish 3rd at 11-under.
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ONEASIA/KOREA: 56th Kolon Korea Open
- Titleist was the overwhelming golf ball of choice with 75 players, more than five times the nearest competitor (14).
- Last week's winner and Titleist golf ball loyalist Sung-Hoon Kang (Pro V1x) won the Kolon Korea Open, the 56th staging of the premier golf event in Korea.
- Titleist Brand Ambassador HyungTae Kim (ProV1x) finished with a 3-under 281 total, one shot behind Kang and good for a five-way share of second place.
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SOUTH AFRICA: BMG Classic
- Titleist was the top choice in golf balls in the field of 156, with 131 players teeing up a Pro V1 or Pro V1x.
- Titleist Pro V1x golf ball loyalist Ulrich Van Den Berg carded a final round 5-under par 67 en route to a winning total of 15-under par 201 at the BMG Classic.
- Fellow Pro V1x loyalist Hennie Otto shared second place, five shots behind Van Den Berg.
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ASIAN: Venetian Macau Open
- Titleist was the top choice in golf balls in the field of 144, with 93 (65%) players teeing up a Pro V1 or Pro V1x, more than four times the nearest competitor with 21.
- Pro V1 loyalist Scott Hend posted a total of 16-under 268 in winning the Venetian Macau Open, good for a three shot margin of victory.