For the seventh straight week to start the new 2017-18 season, a Titleist golf ball loyalist has won on the PGA Tour. On Sunday Austin Cook (Pro V1) birdied three of his last four holes at Sea Island Resort to capture his first PGA Tour victory at the RSM Classic. Cook closed with a 3-under-par 67 to finish with a 21-under-par 261 victory total, four shots clear of his nearest competitor.
Cook follows follows Brendan Steele (Pro V1x - Safeway Open), Pat Perez (Pro V1 - CIMB Classic), Justin Thomas (Pro V1x - CJ Cup @ Nine Bridges), Ryan Armour (Pro V1x - Sanderson Farms Championship), Patrick Cantlay (Pro V1 x - Shriners Hospitals for Children Open) and Patton Kizzire (Pro V1x - OHL Classic at Mayakoba) into the Titleist Winners’ Circle.
With the victory, Cook also becomes the fourth consecutive winner to capture his maiden PGA Tour title this season.
The RSM Classic marks the eighth and final official event during the Fall run on the 2017-2018 PGA Tour schedule and the season will resume in January, at the Sentry Tournament of Champions in Maui.
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TITLEIST BY THE NUMBERS
At the RSM Classic, Titleist was once again the overwhelming golf ball choice, with 116 players trusting a Titleist Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball, more than eight times the nearest competitor with 15 and more than all competitors combined.*
Titleist was also the top choice among players in the hybrids category (25) as well as the irons category with 46 sets in play. Vokey Design Wedges also topped the approach, sand and lob wedge (206) category and Scotty Cameron putters were the top choice among players with 56 putters in play.*
*Equipment counts provided by Darell Survey