Van Der Walt, Hur and Rodriguez Add Three More Wins to 2013 Titleist Golf Ball Victory Total
Posted: November 7, 2013
Trusting Pro V1x golf balls on every shot, three more players from across the globe each turned in championship performances and entered the winner’s circle on Sunday.
In South Africa, veteran Tjaart Van Der Walt teed up a Pro V1x golf ball at the Lion of Africa Cape Town Open and ran away from the field, winning his first Sunshine Tour victory by six shots. On the Korean Tour, overnight leader In-Hoi Hur cruised to a four-shot win at the Herald KYJ Tour Championship. And in South America, Pro V1x loyalist Jose de Jesus Rodriguez prevailed in extra holes to capture the Arturo Calle Colombia Open.
Adding three more victories to the trophy count, Titleist Pro V1 and Pro V1x golf ball loyalists have now won 145 tournaments on the worldwide professional tours in 2013, more than four times the nearest competitor with 36 and more than all other competitors combined.
This is Team Titleist, let’s wrap-up the week…
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SOUTH AFRICAN TOUR: Lion of Africa Cape Town Open
Of the 156-player field, 117 relied upon a Titleist golf ball, more than four times the nearest competitor with 26.
Van Der Walt (Pro V1x) posted a 14-under 274 in securing his maiden Sunshine Tour title.
Hennie Otto (Pro V1x) claimed solo 3rd place at 7-under 281, while Titleist Brand Ambassador Trevor Fisher Jr. (Pro V1x, 913D3 driver, 714CB irons, Vokey Design wedges) and Pro V1x loyalist Doug McGuigan both signed for 5-under par, 283 totals to tie for 5th.
Four of the six players who finished among the top-5 and ties relied upon Titleist golf balls for their success.
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KOREAN TOUR: Herald KYJ Tour Championship
Of the 102-player field, 73 relied upon Titleist golf balls, more than six times the nearest competitor with 12.
In-Hoi Hur (ProV1x) closed with a 1-under par 71 en route to a 12-under 276 victory total, four shots ahead of three players, including Titleist Ambassador Joon-Woo Choi (ProV1x, 913D2 driver, 913FD fairway metal, 913H hybrids, 714CB irons, Vokey Design SM4 wedges) and Titleist golf ball loyalists Hyung-Tae Kim (ProV1x) and Gi-Whan Kim (ProV1).
Nine of the top ten finishers relied upon Titleist golf balls for their success.
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LATINOAMERICA TOUR: Arturo Calle Colombia Classic
Jose de Jesus Rodriguez (Pro V1x), who birdied 7 of 9 holes in one mid-round stretch, erased a nine-shot deficit he faced at the start of his final round to grab a share of the lead at 14-under 270.
In the playoff, both competitors parred the first hole of sudden death. At the next, the difficult 233-yard par-3 No. 9th at San Andrés Golf Club, the 32-year-old Rodriguez hit the elusive green. With his opponent unable to get up and down from the rough, "Camarón”, as he is known on Tour, calmly two-putted to secure his second LatinoAmerica Tour victory of the season.
The victory vaults Rodriguez to No. 1 on the LatinoAmerica Tour Order of Merit with four events remaining on the 2013 schedule. 'Los Cinco’, the top five players on the Order of Merit at the conclusion of the season, will earn status to play on the 2014 Web.com Tour.