Around the globe, among world-class competitors, three players trusting the performance of a Titleist golf ball triumphantly entered the winner's circle on Sunday.
Just a month removed from his 20th birthday, Titleist Brand Ambassador Matteo Manassero became the youngest player ever to win the prestigious BMW PGA Championship on the European Tour, doing it in dramatic fashion with a birdie on the fourth hole of a three-man playoff. In China, Pro V1x golf ball loyalist Li Chao topped two players by one shot, including Jin-Yong Jeong (Pro V1) of S. Korea to win the Yangjiang event on the China PGA Champions Tour. In Korea at the 1st Happiness Kwangju Bank Open, Kyung-Nam Kang relied upon his Pro V1 golf ball to post a dramatic eagle on the 71st hole to win by one shot.
With three more wins, Titleist Pro V1 and Pro V1x loyalists have now won 61 tournaments on the worldwide professional tours in 2013, nearly four times the nearest competitor with 16 and more than all other competitors combined.
This is Team Titleist, let’s wrap-up the week…
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EUROPEAN: BMW PGA Championship
Winner: Titleist Brand Ambassador Matteo Manassero
Trusting the Pro V1x golf ball and a full bag of Titleist equipment from tee-through-green, Manassero closed with a pair of 3-under par 69’s on the weekend to join the playoff at 10-under par 278. The dramatic playoff victory at Wentworth Club marked Manassero’s fourth career European Tour title, one each year since 2010 when he first won at age 17.
"It's been an amazing week. I have always felt something really special about this place and this tournament," said Manassero in an interview Sunday. "Everything has come together this week. I managed to play well and managed to stay in contention after a tough day on Friday and pulled it off with this play-off. I am the happiest man in the world right now."
Manassero topped a world-class field of 150 players at the BMW PGA Championship, 86 of whom relied upon a Titleist golf ball at one of the European Tour’s most esteemed events. Year-to-date, Titleist golf ball loyalists have accounted for 12 wins through the first 19 events this year, four times the nearest competitor with 3.
What’s in Matteo’s Bag?
Ball: Titleist Pro V1x
Driver: Titleist 913D2 8.5º
Fairway Metal: Titleist 913 13.5º
Hybrids: Titleist 913H 17.0º, 21.0º
Irons: Titleist AP2 (4-6) and Titleist MB (7-PW)
Wedge: Vokey Design SM4 52º, 58º
Putter: Scotty Cameron Select GoLo 5
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CHINA: China PGA Champions Tour – Yangjiang
Winner: Pro V1x golf ball loyalist Li Chao
Titleist golf ball loyalists accounted for 113 of the 156-player field, over four times the nearest competitor. Eight of the 11 players who finished among the top 10 and ties relied upon Titleist golf balls for their success.
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KOREA: 1st Happiness Kwangju Bank Open
Winner: Pro V1 golf ball loyalist Kyung-Nam Kang
The win marked the eighth career KPGA Tour title for Kang. Titleist golf ball loyalists accounted for 100 of the 144-player field, five times the nearest competitor with 20. Seven of the 12 players who finished among the Top 10 and ties relied upon Titleist golf balls for their success.