Thomas, Ji, Langer, Bhullar and Leaney Combine for 5-Win Week for Titleist Players

The winning momentum continued this week for players trusting Pro V1 and Pro V1x golf balls, as Titleist Brand Ambassadors and golf ball loyalists combined for five more titles around the world.

With these latest wins, Titleist golf ball players have now recorded 175 victories across the worldwide professional tours, more than six times the nearest competitor with 28.

To date this season, the game's finest players have relied on a Titleist Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball 23,710 times, nearly seven times the nearest competitor with 3,470 and more than all competitors combined.

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Leading the way this week, Titleist Brand Ambassador Justin Thomas (Pro V1x) captured the inaugural CJ Cup at Nine Bridges with a birdie on the second hole of a sudden death playoff. With the victory, Thomas sealed his fifth PGA Tour title in the 2017 calendar year, his first of the new 2017-18 season, and the seventh of his career.

Thomas’ fellow Titleist Brand Ambassador Cameron Smith (Pro V1x) finished one shot out of the playoff and Titleist golf ball loyalist Whee Kim (Pro V1x) finished fourth, another shot back, as seven of the top 10 finishers relied upon Titleist golf balls for their success.

Of the 78 players in the limited field at the inaugural CJ Cup, 62% trusted a Titleist Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball for their success, more than four times the nearest competitor with 19% and more than all competitors combined.*

Titleist was also the top choice in iron sets (28%). Vokey Design Wedges topped the approach, sand and lob wedge (53%) category and Scotty Cameron led the putter category, with 42% of the field trusting a Scotty Cameron model.*

* Equipment counts provided by Darrell Survey

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Let's take a closer look at the Titleist equipment that Thomas relied on in South Korea.

Winning Setup:

Golf Ball: Pro V1x

Driver: 917D2 (8.5º) 

Fairways: 917F2 (15º), 915Fd (18º) 

Irons: 716 CB 4-iron, New 718 MB (5-9)

Wedges: Vokey Design SM6 pitching (46.08 F-grind), Vokey Design SM5 gap (52.12 F-grind) and sand (56.14 F-grind) wedges, and Vokey Design SM6 lob (60.12 K-grind) wedge

Putter: Scotty Cameron Prototype Futura X5.5


Titleist golf ball loyalist Eun-Hee Ji (Pro V1x) fired a 7-under-par 65 to win the Taiwan Championship, her first LPGA Tour title since the 2009 U.S. Women's Open. Ji, who owned a six-stroke lead heading into the final round, carded seven birdies to finish at 17-under-par 271, six strokes ahead of her nearest competitor. Ji's six-stroke margin of victory ties the largest of the 2017 season.

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On the PGA Tour Champions, Titleist golf ball loyalist Bernhard Langer (Pro V1) converted an 18-foot eagle putt on the par-5 18th hole to close with a 2-under-par 70 and win the Dominion Energy Charity Classic, the first of three events which make up the Charles Schwab Cup Playoffs. Langer edged fellow Titleist golf ball loyalist Scott Verplank (Pro V1) by one shot. The victory marked a career-high sixth victory of the season for Langer and his 35th on PGA Tour Champions.

The Playoffs field was cut from 72 to 54 for next week's PowerShares QQQ Championship. The top 36 will advance to Phoenix for the season finale.


Halfway around the globe, Titleist Brand Ambassador Gaganjeet Bhullar (Pro V1x) won the Macau Open for the second time in his Asian Tour career (the 27-year-old won his first Macau Open in 2012). Bhullar closed with a 3-under-par 69 for a wire-to-wire 13-under-par 271 victory total, three shots clear of Titleist golf ball loyalists Angelo Que (Pro V1x) and Ajeetesh Sandhu (Pro V1), who won two weks ago at the Yeangder TPC. This marks the eighth career Asian Tour title for Bhullar, giving him the distinction of being the first and youngest player to achieve this feat on the Asian Tour. Bhullar topped a leaderboard where nine of the top 10 finishers relied upon Titleist golf balls for their success.

Let's take a closer look at the Titleist equipment that Bhullar trusted in Macau.

Winning Setup:

Golf Ball: Pro V1x

Driver: 917D2 (8.5º) 

Hybrids: 816H1 (19º, 21º) 

Irons: 716 AP2 (4-9)

Wedges: Vokey Design SM6 pitching (48°), sand (54°) and  lob (60°)

Putter: Scotty Cameron Prototype Roundback.


And finally, on the Australasian Tour, Titleist Brand Ambassador Stephen Leaney (Pro V1) won The Western Australian Open for a record sixth time. He finished one shot clear of runner-up Callan O'Reilly (Pro V1x, 917D2 driver, 917F3 fairway metal, 718 T-MB irons, 718MB irons, Vokey Design wedges, Scotty Cameron Squareback putter), while Michael Sim and 2015 WA Open Champion Daniel Fox finished solo 3rd and 4th, respectively, as each of the top four finishers were full product line Titleist Brand Ambassadors. This win marks Leaney’s 14th career victory and comes 13 years after his last win at the 2004 Western Australian Open.

Take a closer look at the winning setup that Leaney used to capture his sixth WA Australian Open crown.

Winning Setup:

Golf Ball: Pro V1

Driver: 917D2 (9.5°) 

Fairway: 913Fd (13.5°)

Hybrid: 818H1 (17°)

Irons: 716 T-MB (3), 714 AP2 (4-9)

Wedges: Vokey Design SM6 pitching (46°), sand (54°) and lob (60°)

Putter: Scotty Cameron Prototype Newport 2

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Congratulations to all of #TeamTitleist!

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2 Replies

  1. Andrew L

    good week for titleist! interesting a lot of older iron sets.

  2. Deno

    A great week indeed.   Congrats all around!!