Four different players were winners on four different tours, with one constant: their trust in a Titleist golf ball.
Pro V1 and Pro V1x golf ball loyalists have now combined for 31 wins on the worldwide professional tours, more than five times the nearest competitor with six and more than all competitors combined.
Get to know Titleist Brand Ambassador Kiradech Aphibarnrat, who held off a talented field of competitors to capture his first career European Tour victory at the Maybank Malaysian Open.
In California, Beatriz Recari and IK Kim trusted their 2013 Pro V1 golf ball to a tie in regulation at the Kia Classic (LPGA). On the second playoff hole, Recari buried a birdie putt from off the green to oust Kim and claim her second career LPGA Tour victory.
Pro V1x loyalists Michael Allen and Edward Loar, with their victories at the Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic (Champions) and the Louisiana Open (Web.Com), completed the weekend sweep for Titleist golf balls on the worldwide tours.
Here’s the Team Titleist weekend wrap-up…
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EUROPEAN: Maybank Malaysian Open
Winner: Titleist Brand Ambassador Kiradech Aphibarnrat (New 2013 Pro V1x golf ball, 913D3 driver, CB irons, Vokey Design SM4 wedges). The 23-year old Thai closed with a 2-under par 70 en route to a 13-under 203 victory total.
Aphibarnrat's victory is the seventh for Titleist golf ball loyalists on the 2013 PGA European Tour, more than three times the nearest competitor, and more than all other golf balls combined through the first 12 events of the season.
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EUROPEAN TOUR EQUIPMENT COUNTS: Titleist was the most relied upon golf ball in the field of 156 with 94 players, more than four times the nearest competitor with 22. Titleist was also the top choice in the utility club (39), iron (39), and the sand, lob and approach wedge (130) categories.
LPGA: Kia Classic
Winner: Pro V1 Loyalist Beatriz Recari
Both Beatriz Recari and IK Kim ended regulation tied for first at 9-under-par 279. And while the winner may have been in doubt, the winning golf ball was not, both participants relied on a 2013 Pro V1 for their success in regulation. Recari topped Kim for the victory when she putted from off the green for birdie on the second extra hole.
#1 BALL ON THE LPGA TOUR: Titleist accounted for a tournament-leading 94 golf ball players in the field of 144, more than eight times the nearest competitor with 11.
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CHAMPIONS: Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic
Winner: Pro V1x golf ball loyalist Michael Allen rallied to win his fourth career Champions Tour title.
Allen fired a final round 5-under 67 to vault over a leaderboard loaded with fellow Titleist golf ball loyalists. In fact, all 11 of the players who finished among the top 10 and ties relied upon Titleist golf balls for their success.
CHAMPIONS TOUR EQUIPMENT COUNTS: Titleist was the top choice in golf balls in the field of 81 with 60 players, 12 times the nearest competitor with five. Titleist was also the field favorite in the iron (21), sand, lob and approach wedge (63), and putter (19) categories.
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WEB.COM: Louisiana Open
Winner: Pro V1x golf ball loyalist Edward Loar captured his second career Web.com Tour title, closing with a 2-under par 69 en route to a 17-under 267 victory total.
WEB.COM TOUR EQUIPMENT COUNTS: Titleist was the top choice in golf balls in the field of 144 with 105 players, more than eight times the nearest competitor with 13. Titleist was also the field favorite in the iron (45), sand, lob and approach wedge (145), and putter (59) categories.