It was a momentous week for Titleist across the worldwide professional golf tours, as players trusting their games to Titleist golf balls hoisted champion's trophies at nine tournaments around the globe. Kevin Na captured his third career PGA Tour crown at Colonial, Bernd Wiesberger returned to the European Tour Winner's Circle in Denmark, Bronte Law captured her first professional victory, at the LPGA's PureSilk Championship and Ken Taniguchi became the first player to win a major championship with the Pro V1 Yellow golf ball, as he enjoyed a one-shot victory at the 80th Senior PGA Championship.
With additional victories on the Web.com, Japan, Korean, China and PGA Latino America Tours, players trusting their games to a Titleist golf ball have now collected 84 wins across the worldwide professional tours. That's six times the nearest competing brand with just 14 and more than all competing brands combined.
Let’s take a closer look at this past week’s Titleist tour highlights…
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Kevin Na (Pro V1x) fired a final round 4-under par 66 en route to a 13-under 267 victory total at the Charles Schwab Challenge, finishing four shots clear of runner-up Tony Finau (Pro V1)
In fact, Na topped a leaderboard that included 10 Titleist Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball players among the 12 who finished in the top 10 and ties.
The win marks the third of Na’s career, all with a Titleist golf ball.
Na’s win marks the sixth straight victory by a player relying upon a Titleist Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball and the 14th this season – that’s nearly three times the nearest competitor with 5.
Titleist was once again the most popular golf ball choice among players at Colonial Country Club, with 77% of players in the 122-man field (94 players) trusting a Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball, more than eight times the nearest competitor with 9% (11 players) and more than all other competitor brand golf balls combined.
Titleist was also the top choice in the driver category, with 37 Titleist models in play. Of those Titleist drivers, 35 were TS models (TS2 - 8 | TS3 - 22 | TS4 - 5).
Titleist is also the #1 choice among players in hybrids (18) and irons (31). Vokey Design Wedges also topped the approach, sand and lob wedge category with 187 Vokey models in play (55% of all wedges) and Scotty Cameron was the top choice among players in the putter category (45).
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Bernd Wiesberger | Pro V1x - Made in Denmark
Titleist Brand Ambassador Bernd Wiesberger (Pro V1) captured the Made in Denmark for his fifth career European Tour title following a dramatic final day battle.
Wiesberger had not played competitively for seven months last year due to a wrist injury, but returned to the winner's circle in just his 13th start since his comeback began at the 2019 Race to Dubai.
His last victory came at the 2017 Shenzhen International. Wiesberger started and finished the day one shot clear of his playing partner, firing a final round 5-under 66 en route to a 14-under 270 victory total.
The win is the 11th for Titleist golf ball players on the 2018-19 European Tour, more than twice the nearest competitor with 5.
Titleist was the top choice in golf balls with 67% of the field of 156 (104 players) relying on a Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball, more than four times the nearest competitor with 15% (23 players).
Titleist was also the field favorite, once again on the European Tour, in drivers with 48.
Let's take a closer look at all the Titleist equipment that Bernd relied on in Denmark.
BERND'S WINNING SETUP:
Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1
Driver: TS3 (8.5º)
Fairway: TS2 (13.5º)
Hybrid: 818 H2 (17º)
Irons: 718 T-MB (3), 718 CB (4-6), 718 MB (7-9)
Wedges:Vokey Design SM7 pitching (46.10 F Grind), sand (54.08 M Grind) and lob (59.08 M Grind)
Putter: Scotty Cameron Phantom T5W
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Bronte Law | Pro V1x - Pure Silk Classic
Bronte Law, trusting Titleist equipment from tee-through-green, closed with a 3-under-par 67 en route to a 17-under 267, capturing the Pure Silk Classic by two shots for her first career LPGA Tour title.
The 24-year-old held a share of the lead after the first three rounds before securing the win.
The win was the ninth for Titleist golf players through the first 12 events of the 2019 LPGA Tour season.
Titleist was the top choice in golf balls at the event with 81% of the field of 144 (116 players) relying on a Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball, more than 16 times the nearest competitor with 5% (7 players).
Let's take a closer look at all the Titleist equipment that Bronte relied on in her maiden LPGA victory.
BRONTE'S WINNING SETUP:
Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1x
Driver: 917 D3 (10.5º)
Fairway: 917 F3 (15º)
Hybrid: 816 H1 (21º)
Irons: 716 CB (4-PW)
Wedges:Vokey Design SM7 gap (50.12 F Grind), sand (54.08 M Grind) and lob (60.10 S Grind)
Putter: Scotty Cameron Phantom TNP
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Ken Tanigawa | Pro V1 Yellow - KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship
Ken Tanigawa fulfilled a dream by winning the 80th Senior PGA Championship.
After giving up on professional golf 16 years ago following stints on the Australia, Asia, Japan and Web.com tours, he took a chance on qualifying for the PGA TOUR Champions.
He found the ultimate success this week, winning his second career PGA TOUR Champions crown and his first major championship at storied Oak Hill CC.
Tanigawa closed with an even-par 70 to finish at 3-under-par 277, rallying from a three-shot deficit over the back nine to edge playing partner and former UCLA golf teammate Scott McCarron (Pro V1) by one shot. He also passed defending champion Paul Broadhurst (Pro V1), who finished in third place, another shot back.
Tanigawa becomes the first player to ever win a major championship with a Yellow Titleist Pro V1. The Yellow Pro V1 and Pro V1x were introduced by Titleist in March for the first time since the Pro V1’s tour introduction in October of 2000. Tanigawa’s fellow PGA TOUR Champions colleague Kirk Triplett was the first player win with a yellow Pro V1 earlier this season.
Titleist was the top choice in golf balls with 64% of the Nashville field of 156 (100 players) relying on a Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball, nearly five times the nearest competitor with 14% (22 players).
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Scottie Scheffler | Pro V1 - Evans Scholars Invitational
It was an all-Titleist golf ball playoff at the Evans Scholars Invitational where Scottie Scheffler (Pro V1) fired a final round 9-under-par 63 to force a playoff with 54-hole leader Marcelo Rozo (Pro V1x).
Scheffler birdied the second extra hole for his first career Web.com Tour title and seventh top-10 finish in 11 starts, including two runner-up finishes.
The win solidified Scheffler’s ticket to the PGA TOUR next season. He advanced to second on the Web.com Points List with the top 25 earning their PGA TOUR cards for the 2019-20 campaign.
Scheffler, who began the day six shots off the lead, was bogey-free for the day and posted a closing 30 that included birdies at Nos. 10, 11, 13, 14, 15 and 17, setting the clubhouse lead at 17-under 271, before he was matched by Rozo.
Titleist golf ball players have now won 11 of the first 13 events on the 2019 Web.com Tour.
More players chose Titleist equipment across EVERY major equipment category at the Evans Scholars Invitational - a clean tee-through-green sweep - from GOLF BALLS (106 players/68% of the field), DRIVERS (47/30%), FAIRWAY METALS (55/29%) and HYBRIDS (30/43%), to IRONS (53/34%) and WEDGES (222/51%), to PUTTERS (52/33%).
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Tomoharu Otsuki | Pro V1 - Kansai Open
Tomoharu Otsuki (Pro V1) fired a final round 7-under par 65 en route to a 19-under par total, earning a position in a sudden death playoff. He claimed his first career Japan Tour title following a birdie on the fourth extra hole.
Seven of the top 10 finishers relied upon Titleist golf balls for their success.
Titleist was the top choice in golf balls with 50% of the Kansai field of 150 (75 players) relying on a Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball, compared to 28% (42 players) for the nearest competitor.
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HyungSeok Seo | Pro V1 - KB Finance LIIV Championship
HyungSeok Seo (Pro V1) captured the KB Finance LIIV Championship by three shots to claim his second career KPGA Tour title. Seo closed with a 4-under-par 68 en route to an 11-under 277 victory total.
Titleist Brand Ambassador SungHo Yun (Pro V1x, TS3 driver, TS2 fairway metals, 718 T-MB/CB irons, Vokey Design SM7 wedges, Scotty Cameron Newport putter) shared third place with KiSang Lee (Pro V1x), six shots behind Seo.
Nine of the 11 players who finished among the Top 10 and ties relied upon Titleist golf balls for their success.
In addition to topping the field as the player choice in golf balls with 97 (67% of the field), Titleist was also the top choice in drivers (62), irons (61) and wedges (225).
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It was an all-Titleist golf ball sudden death playoff where Kevin Techakanokboon (Pro V1x) topped Stephen Lewton (Pro V1) with a birdie on the second extra hole of the Nantong Championship. Techakanokboon closed with a 5-under 67 to share the top spot with Lewton at 17-under 271.
It marked his second career title in the PGA TOUR China Series since he won the Zhuhai Championship event in 2018.
Techakanokboon topped a leaderboard on which 8 of the 11 players that finished in the top 10 or ties relied upon Titleist for their success.
Titleist was the top choice in golf balls with 82% of the Nantong field of 154 (126 players) relying on a Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball, compared to just 8% (12 players) for the nearest competitor.
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Congratulations to all of #TeamTitleist!
Click here for a listing of all Titleist golf ball wins this season.