Titleist golf ball loyalist Kyle Stanley captured the Quicken Loans National following a par on the first hole of an all-New Titleist Pro V1 sudden death playoff with fellow Titleist golf ball loyalist Charles Howell III.
The pair played the final round together, closing with matching 4-under-par 66’s to finish regulation at 7-under 273, two shots clear of two players, including Titleist golf ball loyalist Rickie Fowler (Pro V1).
Fowler fired a final round 5-under-par 65 to race up the leaderboard.
Stanley and Howell were among four players who qualified for the Open Championship, along with Titleist golf ball loyalist Sung Kang (New Pro V1x), who tied for 5th.
It was Stanley’s first win since the 2012 Waste Management Phoenix Open.
Stanley was emotional after the victory.
"There was some doubt there for a little bit. Yeah, I mean, it's no fun," Stanley said. "You certainly question if you'll get back ... and have a moment like this. I wish I didn't cry so much, to be honest, (but) it makes this pretty special, for sure."
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TITLEIST BY THE NUMBERS
This week at the Quicken Loans National, Titleist wass once again the overwhelming golf ball choice, with 87 players in the limited field of 120 trusting a Titleist Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball, more than six times the nearest competitor with 13 and more than all competitors combined.
Titleist was also the top choice among players in the hybrids category (20) as well as the irons category with 36 sets in play. Vokey Design Wedges also topped the approach, sand and lob wedge (168) category and Scotty Cameron putters were the top choice among players with 53 putters in play.
Stanley’s victory marks the 18th for Titleist golf ball players this season, three times the nearest competitor with 6.
Titleist also tops the PGA TOUR in wins in the iron sets (9), wedge (16) and putter (17) categories.
Titleist also began 718 prototype iron seeding (MB, CB, T-MB, AP2, AP3 and AP1) and had a cumulative total of 12 sets in play.