Stacy Lewis Trusts Pro V1x to Capture Third Win of Season, Leads Titleist to 5-Win Week

Pro V1x loyalist Stacy Lewis captured her third LPGA Tour title of the year on Sunday, winning the Navistar LPGA Classic to lead a five-win week for Titleist golf ball players. Lewis, 27, fired a 3-under 69 in the final round, good for an 18-under 270 and a two-shot margin of victory. The win marks her second win this year in the State of Alabama (Lewis won the Mobile Bay LPGA Classic victory in April, as well the ShopRite LPGA Classic in June.)

Once the final putt fell, Lewis told reporters that "winning never gets easier", but recently the 27-year-old Texan has exhibited a keen ability to close out tournaments.

“I was definitely a lot more comfortable coming down the stretch knowing that I could hit the shots and knowing how to handle my nerves and knowing that I'm going to hit a drive probably 300 yards on the last hole, and just knowing how your body reacts to the pressure I think helps you a lot.”

Lewis demonstrated consistent play throughout the bag at Robert Trent Jones Golf Trails, highlighted by 86% of greens hit in regulation and a 28.75 putts per round average. Much of her success can be attributed to her evolving outlook and perspective.

“I'm not a person defined by my success,” Lewis said. “I just love playing golf, and if I play pretty well, it's just a bonus.”

With the win, Lewis moves up to the No. 2 spot on the Rolex Rankings, behind fellow Pro V1x loyalist Yani Tseng. She also takes the lead in the Rolex Player of the Year Points standings, followed closely by Pro V1 loyalist Jiyai Shin.

Angela Stanford, Mi Jung Hur and Haeji Kang all trusted a Pro V1 golf ball to share 3rd place at 15-under 273. Beatriz Recari (Pro V1) finished a further shot back, tied for sixth.

Of the ten players who finished tied for 8th or better at the event, seven relied on a Titleist golf ball. Titleist was the most played golf ball at the Navistar LPGA Classic with 101 players, more than nine times the nearest competitor and more than all competing brands combined.

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WEB.COM: On Sunday, Luke Guthrie (Pro V1x) charged from five strokes back to win his second Tour event in as many weeks, firing a final round 6-under 66 to finish on top at the WNB Golf Classic.

With a clutch par-saving, 12-foot putt on the last, Guthrie posted a 17-271 total, one shot clear of two players, including Pro V1 loyalist Cameron Percy. Guthrie, who last week's Albertson's Boise Open, now vaults to the No. 1 spot on the money list with five events remaining.

"I'm just trying to ride it out," Guthrie said, referring to his current hot streak. "As a golfer you go through these runs where the hole gets bigger, your mind slows down and it seems easy. The trick in golf is have more days like this than the bad ones."

Since the first of his seven starts in late July, the 22-year-old Guthrie has posted six top-10 finishes that include two wins, a playoff runner-up, a T3, T6, and a T10 He also played in three 2012 PGA TOUR events finishing T19, T5 and T18, all while splitting time, finishing up his work towards a business degree at the University of Illinois.

Guthrie becomes the second player to win in back-to-back weeks this year, joining Titleist Brand Ambassador Ben Kohles, who won the Nationwide Children's Hospital Invitational and the Cox Classic in successive weeks.

Titleist Brand Ambassadors Aaron Goldberg and Brett Wetterich shared 4th place at 15-under 273.

What's In Aaron Goldberg's Titleist Bag?:  

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x
New 913D2
Fairway Metal:
Prototype 913Fd
Titleist CB 4-9 (True Temper Dynamic Gold Steel)
Wedge: Vokey Design 48º, 52º, 56º (True Temper Dynamic Gold Steel)
Wedge: Vokey SM4 TVD 60º
(True Temper Dynamic Gold Steel)
Putter: Scotty Cameron Newport 2

What's In Brett Wetterich's Titleist Bag?:  

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x
New 913D3
Fairway Metal: 910F 15.0º, 17.0
(Graphite Design YS-6+ Fairway )
Titleist CB 4-9 (True Temper Rifle Steel)
Wedge: MB PW (True Temper Rifle Steel)
Putter: Scotty Cameron prototype

Titleist was the most played golf ball at the WNB Golf Classic with 103 players in the field of 156, more than seven times the nearest competitor with 14. Titleist was also the top choice in the iron (41), wedge (165) and putter (66) categories

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JAPAN: At the Asia Pacific Panasonic Open, the champion relied on a Pro V1x golf ball to shoot the best round of the day on Sunday, a 9-under 62 that capped a come-from-behind, one-stroke victory.

Overnight leader Masamichi Uehira (Pro V1) took solo 3rd with a score of 14-under 270, three shots off the winning mark of 17-under 267.

Titleist was the top choice of the Asia Pacific Panasonic Open field in the golf ball category with 64 players, more than twice the nearest competitor. Titleist also led the field in the hybrid (40), iron (34) and wedge (127) categories.

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KOREA: It was an all-Titleist Pro V1x golf ball final four at the Munsingwear Match Play Championship, where Titleist Brand Ambassador DaeHyun Kim trusted a Pro V1x golf ball and a new prototype 913 driver to defeat Pro V1x loyalist SoonSang Hong 2-and-1 in the championship match. In the semi-finals, Kim defeated Titleist Brand Ambassador J.K. Mo (4-and-3) and Hong outdueled Pro V1x loyalist MinKyu Han (2-up).

Han edged Mo (2-and-1) in the 3rd place consolation match.

What's In DaeHyun Kim's Titleist Bag?:  

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x
New 913D2
Fairway Metals: 910Fd 15.0º
(Fujikura Speeder 757)
Hybrids: 910H
(Aldila NV 105)
Irons: Titleist MB (3-9)
Wedge: Vokey Design 46º, 52º, 58º

Titleist was the most played golf ball at the event with 19 players in the field of 32, more than three times the nearest competitor with 5. Titleist was also the top choice in the wedge (128) and putter (60) categories.

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LATINOAMERICA TOUR:  At the 65 Arturo Calle Colombian Open, the champion trusted a Pro V1 golf ball as he lapped the field, shooting a final round 1-under 71 to wrap up an eight stroke victory. The winner finished at 9-under 279 and has now finished among the top 15 in each of the first three events staged on the fledgling Tour.

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PGA TOUR: At the TOUR Championship, Pro V1x loyalist Luke Donald shot a final-round 3-under 67, good for a 6-under 274 total and 3rd place by himself. 19 players in the 30-player Tour Championship field trusted Titleist Pro V1 and Pro V1x golf balls for their success, more than six times the nearest competitor with 3 and more than all other golf balls combined. Titleist was also first in hybrids (6 - including 1 new prototype 913 hybrid in play), iron sets (8), and sand, lob and approach wedges (26).

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