Consistent success on the PGA Tour takes complete confidence in your equipment and total belief in yourself. Titleist Brand Ambassador Zach Johnson once again demonstrated both, trusting the Pro V1x golf ball and a bag full of Titleist equipment in his come-from-behind, record-setting performance at the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial. Capping his seventh career win in style, Zach closed with consecutive rounds of 64 en route to his tournament record score of 21-under par. When it comes to performance excellence, shot to shot, and round to round, more of the world’s best trust their game to Titleist.



After opening up his round with a pair of birdies, the 2007 Masters champion started draining long putts on the back nine.  He birdied five of the final nine holes despite two weather delays and posted a new tournament record of 21-under 259.  The win marks the seventh career championship for the 34-year-old Johnson on the PGA Tour.  He led the field in birdies for the week with 24 and hit 84.7% of Greens in Regulation, also ranking first.  Johnson also hit 69.6% of the fairways at Colonial, tying for 10th in that category and ranked 11th in Putts per Green in Regulation (1.656). 

#1 BALL, IRON,WEDGE and PUTTER: According to the Darrell Survey, Titleist was the overwhelming GOLF BALL of choice at the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial with 76 players, more than five times the nearest competitor with 15.  Titleist was also first in IRON SETS with 36; SAND, LOB and APPROACH WEDGES with 99; and PUTTERS with 44.  Titleist was also second in the DRIVER (31) and FAIRWAY METALS (31)categories.  


What's Titleist in Zach's Bag:

Pro V1x
909D2 driver (8.5) with Mitsubishi Diamana Blue 73 shaft
909F2 fairway metals (13.5, 18.5) with Mitsubishi Diamana White 73 shaft
909H hybrid (21) with Fujikura Speeder 904 shaft
New AP1 4-iron Dynamic Gold shaft
New AP2 (5-9) irons with Dynamic Gold Shafts
Vokey Design Spin Milled C-C wedges (48, 54, 60)

Following last week’s BMW PGA Championship played in stunning English sunshine at Wentworth (yes, you did read that right, we had sunshine in England!!) the European Tour heads to the equally sunny climes of the Spanish capital for the Madrid Masters. A number of players arrived in Madrid via Walton Heath Golf Club for 36-holes of U.S Open qualifying on Monday and, as you can imagine, this meant a relatively relaxed practice schedule for many. As is the norm on the European Tour, the Wednesday before the event saw the players assemble for the Pro-Am competition. Each week on the European Tour the Pro-Am competitions attract a sprinkling of celebrities and this week was no different. With the tournament being held in the home of the world famous Real Madrid Football Club a couple of first team players from ‘Los Blancos’ teed it up for the Wednesday Pro-Am.

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Golfers can learn to train like a Tour pro as Golf Fitness Academy presented by Titleist has returned to the Golf Channel for its sixth season with a 10-show series helping golfers maximize performance through fitness. Hosts Dr. Greg Rose and Dave Phillips, co-founders of the Titleist Performance Institute, offer useful tips that directly relate to producing a better all-around golf game.

Episodes that have previously aired on the Golf Channel may be viewed online at MyTPI.com. Additional content and exclusive online only Golf Fitness Academy segments may also be found at MyTPI.com as well as on the MyTPI YouTube channel.

If you're serious about improving your golf game through better fitness, be sure to check it out.

Lt. Col. Scott Bartlett got more than he expected when he attended the 29th Infantry Division Officers' Association Hail and Farewell event at Fort Belvoir GC in Virginia on May 16. It just so happened the Commander in Chief, President Barack Obama, was playing golf at Fort Belvoir and learned that Bartlett had just been promoted. After his round, the President congratulated Bartlett and presented him with one of his custom Titleist Pro V1 golf balls, complete with the Presidential Seal and number 44 play number.

Click the photo below to view some images of the golf ball used by the 44th President of the United States of America:

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This week the PGA Tour is at the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial taking place in Fort Worth, Texas. The event runs from May 24 through May 30 and will be played at the Colonial Country Club.  The 2009 Defending Champion is Titleist ambassador Steve Stricker. Team Titleist members B. Morton, K. Hall, K. Gilbert, J. Schulte and K. Ruether won tickets to this event through TEAM TITLEIST and will be attending the event courtesy of the Crowne Plaza Invitational. TV Coverage of the tournament is as follows:

May 27 - 3:00-6:00 PM ET - Golf Channel
May 28 - 3:00-6:00 PM ET - Golf Channel
May 29 - 3:00-6:00 PM ET - CBS
May 30 - 3:00-6:00 PM ET - CBS

For more information about the tournament or to purchase tickets, please visit http://crowneplazainvitational.com/

 

#1 BALL, IRON, WEDGE and PUTTER: According to the Darrell Survey, Titleist was the overwhelming GOLF BALL of choice at the Crowne Plaza Invitational with 76 players, more than five times the nearest competitor with 15.  Titleist was also first in IRON SETS with 36; SAND, LOB and APPROACH WEDGES with 136; and PUTTERS with 44.

 

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