Thrilling Victories Around the World for Pro V1, Pro V1x Players

Titleist was the overwhelming golf ball of choice on all of the major worldwide professional tours this week, leading to four important and exciting victories for Pro V1 and Pro V1x players. In 2010, Titleist golf ball players have recorded 75 victories around the world, more than four times the nearest competitor with 16:

Pro V1 loyalist Bernhard Langer conquered the cranky links of Carnoustie to win his first senior major championship Sunday at the Senior Open Championship.

Langer (Pro V1) relied on a sturdy short game down the stretch, including a key up-and-down for par on the 471-yard par-4 15th, to play his final nine holes in even par and hold off Pro V1 loyalist and U.S. Ryder Cup captain Corey Pavin (Pro V1) by a shot.

Carrying a two shot lead, Langer decided to lay up with his second shot on the par-4 18th, which played as the second most difficult hole of the week in Scotland, figuring Pavin would have a difficult time making birdie.

He guessed right, as Pavin's lengthy birdie try stopped 5 feet short. Langer two-putted from 12 feet for the victory.

"This ranks very high," said Langer, who closed with a 2-over 72 to finish at 5-under 279. "Obviously it was pretty close to my two U.S. Masters championships and some of The Ryder Cup stuff I won and those things, but it's definitely in the top 10 and it's a thrill to finally hold this trophy."

Langer was one of 107 players in the Senior Open that trusted a Titleist golf ball, more than six times the nearest competitor with 16. Titleist was also first in Iron Sets (34) and All Wedges (119).

The sound of Jiyai Shin's Pro V1 hitting the bottom of the cup Sunday on Evian Masters Golf Club's 18th hole was loud and clear.

Shin's 8 1/2-foot birdie putt not only earned her a one-shot victory at the Evian Masters, it also moved her back to No. 1 in the world ranking, a spot she had lost while recovering from an emergency appendectomy early last month.

Shin closed with a bogey-free 5-under 67, coming from two shots behind at the start of the final round in southeastern France.

"Sometimes the pressure leads to my tempo getting fast," said Shin, 22. "So I was thinking, just normal putt, just normal putt."

Shin was one of 71 players in the field that trusted a Titleist golf ball, more than five times the nearest competitor with 12.

The celebration of the week went to Richard S. Johnson, who rolled in his Pro V1x from 30 feet on the 72nd hole of the Nordea Scandinavian Masters to become just the second Swedish player to win the event in the last 12 years.

Johnson closed with a 1-under 71 at Stockholm’s Bro Hof Slott for an 11-under 277 total and one-shot victory, punctuated by a hearty fist-pump and his caddie Anders Timell, a Swedish radio DJ, jumping on his back.

"It's one of the sweetest things I've ever done," Johnson said of his second European Tour victory. "Just to come up the 17th and 18th is magical. "This is a huge tournament to win for a Swede and I'm speechless right now. It's epic."

Three players tied for fourth place at 8-under 280, including Titleist Brand Ambassador Brett Rumford (Pro V1x, prototype 910D2 driver, 909F3 fairway metal, 909H hybrid, CB irons, Vokey Design wedges) and last week's Open Championship winner Louis Oosthuizen (Pro V1x), who made a strong bid in his effort to become the only player to win a Tour event the week after winning the Open Championship.

Johnson was one of 96 players at the Nordea Scandinavian Masters that trusted a Titleist golf ball, three times the nearest competitor with 32.

Pro V1x loyalist D.J. Brigman rallied to win the Children's Hospital Invitational at The Ohio State University's Scarlet Course, closing with a 7-under 64 for a one-shot victory, his first on the Nationwide Tour since 2003.

The victory vaulted Brigman from No. 47 to No. 6 on the Nationwide Tour money list, in favorable position to earn his 2011 PGA Tour Card.

"This is the best of the best," Brigman told "This reinforces that I'm on the
right path and I questioned that for a long time."

Brigman was one of 88 players at the Nationwide Children's Hospital Invitational that trusted a Titleist golf ball, more than five times the nearest competitor with 17. Titleist also was first in Iron Sets (36); Sand, Lob and Approach Wedges (110) and Putters (56). 

At the RBC Canadian Open, 106 players trusted Titleist golf balls, more than six times the nearest competitor with 16, including nine of the players that finished fourth or better.

Titleist was also first in Iron Sets (47), Sand, Lob and Approach Wedges (140) and Putters (72).

Titleist Brand Ambassadors Greg Chalmers (Pro V1x, prototype 910D3 driver, 909F2 fairway metal, 909H hybrid, CB irons, Vokey Design wedges), Charley Hoffman (Pro V1, 909D2 driver, MB irons, Vokey Design wedges, Scotty Cameron Red X putter) and Michael Letzig (Pro V1x, prototype 910D3 driver, MB irons, Vokey Design wedges, Scotty Cameron prototype putter) -- all fired final-round 5-under 65's to earn a share of fourth place at 10-under 270 with six other players, including fellow Titleist Brand Ambassador Bryce Molder (Pro V1x, 909D3 driver, 909F2 fairway metal, MB irons, Vokey Design wedges, Scotty Cameron Newport 2.7 Studio Select putter).

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4 Replies

  1. Robert Sellman

    I've always been very inclined towards Titleist when it comes to buying golf equipment. Currently, I'm playing with Pro V1, vokey wedges and 695 cb irons (unbelievable and not planning on changing anytime soon). When it comes to drivers and fairway woods I just don't seem to get the same results as I do with my Cobra driver or Ping woods, but I'll be sure to try the new D910 driver when it comes out. And as for putters, Scotty Cameron to me is one of the best, but I wish titleist made more putters at a reasonable price!!! for now I'll be sticking with my ping anser 4..

    I work at golf town (a canadian golf store) and its crazy how people react when they try vokeys or AP2s. Most of them actually decide to go WAY over their budget to equip themselves from top to bottom in Titleist.

    To me, Titleist is the #1 golf company on the market right now..

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  3. Robert Sellman

    I am curious as to why there are only 1 winner from Hawaii for any/all sweepstakes thus far since 2009.  I have entered pretty much every sweepstakes and I haven't come close to winning.  Can anyone feel my pain.   I know the odds are against me and Hawaii is not a very popular place for shipping and Handling.  I think I should move.  LOL

  4. Robert Sellman

    I have always been such a brand(s) loyalist to Titleist. Vokey, ProV1x, but my irons and woods are Cobra. I unfortunately do not seem to be able to match up these clubs with Titleist clubs.  I remain committed and will look to new designs in the future.