The winning momentum continued on the worldwide tours for Titleist this week, as Titleist Brand Ambassadors and golf ball loyalists combined for three more victories around the globe.
Titleist golf ball players have now recorded 35 victories across the worldwide professional tours, seven times the nearest competitor with 5.
To date this season, the game's finest players have relied on a Titleist Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball 4,860 times, more than seven times the nearest competitor with 675 and more than all competitors combined.
It was another Titleist 1-2-3 finish on the European Tour, where South African local favorite, Titleist Brand Ambassador George Coetzee (Pro V1x) captured the Tshwane Open for the second time (2015), posting an 18-under-par 266 victory total at Pretoria CC, where he has been a member since taking up the game.
Coetzee fired four rounds in the 60s (67-64-68-67) to finish two shots clear of fellow Titleist Brand Ambassador Sam Horsfield (Pro V1). Titleist golf ball loyalist Mikko Korhonen (Pro V1x), who was second in the event last year, was a shot further back in solo 3rd.
The win marks the fourth European Tour title of Coetzee, all of which have come on African soil.
“A lot has happened since the last time I held this trophy,” Coetzee said after the win. “I broke my ankle and kind of needed to show myself I could win on tour again and it’s nice to do it again in front of the home crowd. They were amazing and I don’t think I could have done it without everybody supporting me the whole week.”
Titleist golf ball players have now won 10 of the first 12 events on the 2017-18 European Tour season.
Titleist was the overwhelming top choice in golf balls at the Tshwane Open with 118 players trusting a Pro V1 or Pro V1x, nearly 100 more than the nearest competitor with 19.
Titleist was also the top choice in hybrids (27) and irons (52) categories. Vokey Design Wedges were also the players' top choice in approach, sand and lob wedges (289).
Let's take a closer look at the equipment that George used in his winning performance in South Africa:
Golf Ball: Pro V1x
Driver: 917D3 (10.5°)
Fairway: 917F2 (16.5°)
Irons: 712U (2), 718 CB (4-PW)
Wedges: Vokey Design SM7 gap (50.08 F-grind), sand (56.10 S-grind) and lob (60.08 M-grind)
Titleist golf ball loyalist Steve Stricker (Pro V1x) earned his first career PGA Tour Champions title on Sunday at the Cologuard Classic is Tucson. Stricker finished two shots clear of three players, including Scott Dunlap (Pro V1) and Gene Sauers (Pro V1) after closing with a 4-under-par 69 en route to a 14-under-par 205 victory total.
Stricker won in his eighth start on the senior circuit after winning 12 times on the PGA Tour. He finished 2nd in this event in his tour debut last year.
Titleist was the overwhelming golf ball of choice at the Cologuard Classic with 59 players trusting a Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball, more than seven times the nearest competitor with 8 and more than all competitors combined.
Titleist Brand Ambassador Daniel Nisbet (Pro V1) won The New Zealand Open with a stunning final round of 9-under-par 62.
The closing performance enabled him to come from six shots behind to post a two-shot win.
Nisbet fired four consecutive rounds in the 60’s (63-66-67-62) en route to a 27-under 258 victory total and a new tournament scoring record.
Nisbet finished two shots clear of runner-up Titleist golf ball loyalist Terry Pilkadaris (Pro V1) and topped a leaderboard that included 8 Titleist players among the top 10 finishers.
This marks Nisbet's first win on the PGA Tour of Australasia and as it was a co-sanctioned event with the Asian Tour, he now enjoys playing status on both tours through 2020.
Titleist was the overwhelming top choice in golf balls at the New Zealand Open with 111 players trusting a Pro V1 or Pro V1x, more than 10 times the nearest competitor with 11.
Titleist was also the top choice in drivers (51) and irons (66) categories. Vokey Design Wedges were also the players' top choice in approach, sand and lob wedges (243).
Titleist golf balls were played by 10 of the 11 players who finished among the top 10 and ties.
Let's take a closer look at the equipment that Daniel used in his winning performance at the Millbrook Resort:
Golf Ball: Pro V1x
Driver: 917D2 (9.5°)
Irons: 718 T-MB (3,4) 718 MB (4-PW)
Wedges: Vokey Design SM6 gap (52°), sand (56°) and lob (60°)
Putter: Scotty Cameron Kombi
Congratulations to all of #TeamTitleist!