The Champion of the 2023 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am Wins with Titleist Pro V1 Left Dot Golf Ball
By Zack R., Team Titleist Staff On February 7, 2023
PGA TOUR | AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am
The winner of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am played a Titleist Pro V1 Left Dot golf ball in capturing his 11th PGA TOUR victory, making three back-nine birdies after play resumed on Monday to post a final round 66 and complete the three-shot win.
- In control of his golf ball all tournament, the Englishman made 17 birdies and three eagles – including a hole-in-one on No. 15 at Spyglass Hill Golf Course during his second round – while becoming the event’s first ever European winner.
- The 2013 U.S. Open champion made the move to Pro V1 Left Dot from a competitive model at the 2021 Open Championship and has played it ever since.
TITLEIST GOLF BALL PLAYERS FINISH 1-2-3-4-5-6
- Each of the top six finishers on the final leader board – and 17 of the top 19 – teed up a Titleist golf ball for the week, with four of the top six gaming a NEW Pro V1 or Pro V1x model:
CHAMPION WINS AFTER ADDING VOKEY WEDGES TO BAG
- The winner at Pebble Beach added a pair of new Vokey Design SM9 wedges to the bag this week (52.12F and 56.08M), changing from a competitive model while finishing 4th in Strokes Gained: Around the Green (+2.631) for the two rounds at Pebble Beach.
- In addition, every player in the top 6 had at least one Vokey Design wedge in the bag with those players combining for 19 total Vokeys.
DP WORLD TOUR | Ras Al Khaimah Championship
Daniel Gavins (Pro V1x) earned his second career DP World Tour victory, posting a final round 69 to win by one shot.
- The Englishman made five birdies in a row from Nos. 2-6 to begin his final round before making three more to reach his winning total of 17 under.
- Posting four rounds in the 60’s (68-66-68-69), Gavins finished 3rd in Strokes Gained: Around the Green (+1.14) and 20th in Strokes Gained: Approach (+0.73).
- Four of the top five finishers were gaming a Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball.
ASIAN TOUR | PIF Saudi International
Playing a NEW Pro V1 golf ball, Abraham Ancer posted a final round 68 to reach 19 under and win by two shots.
- Ancer opened the tournament with a 7-under 63 and posted three more rounds in the 60’s (63-66-64-68) to finish off the wire-to-wire victory, only surrendering two bogeys all week.
- “I believe that's the best or the more in control of the golf ball that I've been, I believe,” said Ancer. “Off the tee, iron play, putting was really solid, as well. I mean, I made two bogeys all week, and the two bogeys I really – I don't regret any shot that I hit. It was just a little bounce here and there. I believe it's one of the best ball-striking tournaments I've had for sure.”
- Titleist Brand Ambassador Cameron Young finished two shots back at 17 under, recording his seventh worldwide top-3 finish since the start of the 2022 calendar year.
SUNSHINE TOUR | Cape Town Open
Benjamin Follett-Smith (Pro V1) earned his second career Sunshine Tour victory – and second victory at the Cape Town Open – after posting 15 under for the week at Royal Cape Golf Club.
- The Zimbabwe-native made four birdies on Sunday and pulled off a clutch up-and-down on No. 17 to maintain his lead going into the last.
- Out of the 156-player field, 124 competitors teed up a Pro V1 or Pro V1x model, more than seven times that of the nearest competitor.
PGA TOUR AUSTRALASIA | TPS Murray River
The winner of the 2023 TPS Murray River gamed a Pro V1x golf ball on her way to posting rounds of 67-69-63-65 and cruising to a five-shot victory in the mixed-gender event held at the Cobram Barooga GC.
- The Victoria-native put on a ball striking clinic in Sunday’s final round, hitting 12 of 13 fairways and 16 of 18 greens.
- The winner credited her play to recent work with coach Grant Field, who also coaches Champion Golfer of the Year Cameron Smith.
- “He’s been drumming into me that ‘it’s not over unless I want it to be,’” she said. “To see everything come together this quickly is incredible. Because I was basically done at the end of last year, unless something changed drastically. I’m pretty happy, a little bit surprised with this.”
- Ten of the 11 players finishing inside the top ten on the final leader board teed up a Titleist golf ball.