The winning momentum continued around the globe for Titleist this week, as Titleist golf ball loyalists added three more victories to the Titleist worldwide tour win count.
Titleist golf ball players have now recorded 51 victories across the worldwide professional tours, more than five times the nearest competitor with nine.
To date this season, the game's finest players have relied on a Titleist Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball 7,222 times, more than seven times the nearest competitor with 981 and more than all competitors combined.
Leading the way this week, Titleist golf ball loyalist Satoshi Kodaira (Pro V1x), who started the final day six shots behind the overnight leader, converted a 24-foot putt for birdie on the third hole of a sudden death playoff to capture the RBC Heritage.
The 28-year-old, who has won six times on the Japan Golf Tour and was only making his sixth start on the PGA TOUR, fired an 8-under-par 63 to make the cut on Friday and closed with a 5-under-par 66 to reach the playoff on Sunday. His 66 tied for the second lowest round of the day.
“To win this quickly is a big surprise to me,” Kodaira said. “This is a stage I’ve been dreaming about. Having this opportunity to play full time is a dream come true. So, of course, I will accept full-time membership.” (With the victory Kodaira earns a two-year exemption to the PGA TOUR.)
Titleist golf ball loyalist Luke List (Pro V1) tied for 3rd place, one shot out of the playoff, while Titleist Brand Ambassador Webb Simpson (Pro V1) and Titleist golf ball loyalist Billy Horschel (Pro V1x) tied for 5th, another shot back.
All seven players who tied for 7th place at 9-under-par relied upon Titleist golf ball for their success, including Titleist Brand Ambassadors Ben An (Pro V1x), Patrick Cantlay (Pro V1x), Bill Haas (Pro V1x), Chesson Hadley (Pro V1x) and Ian Poulter (Pro V1x), as well as Titleist golf ball loyalists Kevin Kisner (Pro V1) and Kevin Streelman (Pro V1x).
In fact, 11 of the 13 players who finished among the top 10 and ties relied upon Titleist golf balls for their success.
At this week's RBC Heritage, Titleist was once again the overwhelming golf ball of choice with 96 players trusting a Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball, more than six times the nearest competitor with 15 and more than all competitors combined.
Titleist was also the top choice in the hybrids (23) and irons (20) category. Vokey Design Wedges topped the approach, sand and lob wedge (176) category and Scotty Cameron putters were the choice of more players than any other brand with 49 in play.
Kodaira’s victory marks the 16th win for players trusting a Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball this season on the PGA TOUR, more than three times the nearest competitor with 5. Titleist also tops the PGA TOUR win counts in the hybrid (4), iron (7), wedge (12) and putter (10) categories.
On the LPGA Tour, Titleist golf ball loyalist Brooke Henderson (Pro V1) cruised to her sixth career LPGA Tour victory over the weekend, capturing the LOTTE Championship in Hawaii by four shots.
Henderson closed with a 3-under-par 69 en route to a 12-under par 276 victory total.
Fellow Titleist golf ball loyalist Azahara Munoz (Pro V1) fired a final round 5-under-par 67 for the low round on a very difficult scoring day. She advanced 13 places to finish runner-up, her best finish in more than four years.
Titleist golf ball loyalists Shanshan Feng (Pro V1x) and Ariya Jutanugarn (Pro V1x) finished in a three-way tie for 3rd another shot back, as four of the top five finishers relied upon Titleist golf balls for their success.
Titleist was the top choice in golf balls at the LOTTE Championship with more than 4 of every 5 players (118) trusting a Titleist Pro V1 or Pro V1x, nearly 12 times the nearest competitor with 10.
And on the South African Sunshine Tour, Titleist golf ball loyalist JJ Senekal (Pro V1x) captured the Zanaco Masters in dramatic fashion, holing a bunker shot for eagle on the fourth hole of a four-man, sudden death playoff.
When Senekal’s Pro V1x found the bottom of the cup, the crowd erupted in celebration.
"First my caddie hugged me, and then the rest of the crowd hugged me," Senekal. "I lost my cap and a pair of glasses, but it was a special moment.”
Senekal carded a final round 4-under-par 68 and signed for a total score 14-under-par 274.
He was joined in the playoff by Titleist golf ball loyalists Alex Haindl (Pro V1x) and Andre de Decker (Pro V1).
Titleist golf ball loyalist Keith Horne (Pro V1x) shared fifth position at 11-under-par, three shots out of the playoff.
Titleist was the top choice in golf balls at the Zanaco Masters with 113 players trusting a Titleist Pro V1 or Pro V1x, nearly five times the nearest competitor with 23.
Congratulations to all of #TeamTitleist!