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They call Saturday - Moving Day - and Cam Young certainly moved ! After making the cut at 2 under, Cam Young rockets up the leader board carding a round of 11 under to shoot 59. That's quite the move :) Not only is this a testament to his talent, I was interested to see he is gaming the new GT Metals in his bag. Talk about sending a message to the Titleist engineers that they got it right ! His bag : Driver: Titleist GT3 3-wood: Titleist GT2 Fairway Irons: Titleist T200 (3,4), Titleist T100 (5), Titleist 631.CY Prototype (6-9) Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design SM10 (48-10F, 52-12F, 58-08M, 60-04T @62) Putter: Scotty Cameron Phantom 5.5 Tour Prototype Ball: Titleist Pro V1 Left Dot Go Titleist !!!!
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I am fairly new to the sport (1 year) and now on my 4th putter! My previous putter was the odyssey eleven. I have recently bought the Scotty phantom 11. My previous view was people were paying for the name, I was wrong! My honest opinion is the feel off of the face and through the hands was different to any other putter I have used! I found the Scotty easier to put away the 3-5ft putts stability is second to none feels consistent and smooth through the stroke. I am currently 18hcp and I feel putting has cost me strokes especially the short putts. Last round I shot my lowest score in around 12 rounds. Although not all on the putter but not many off the short putts were missed and only 1 or 2 3 putts, never say never but Scotty Cameron putters will be my choice from here on in
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PGA TOUR | RBC Canadian Open From 184 yards in the fairway on the 72nd hole, Titleist Brand Ambassador Robert MacIntyre stuck his Pro V1 golf ball to inside 10 feet to close out his first PGA TOUR victory. MacIntyre’s tournament-sealing par completed a Sunday 68 and one-shot victory at Hamilton Golf & Country Club. MacIntyre, also gaming a TSR2 driver, 620 CB irons and four Vokey Design wedges among his Titleist setup, posted all four rounds in the 60s (64-66-66-68) to finish the week at 16 under. The European Ryder Cupper and two-time DP World Tour winner, who finished T8 two weeks ago at the PGA Championship, is the second player from the 2023 DP World Tour Top 10 to win on TOUR this season, joining Farmers Insurance Open winner Matthieu Pavon (Pro V1) . What’s in the Bag? | Robert MacIntyre Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1 Driver: TSR2 9.0° | D•4 SureFit Hosel, Graphite Design Tour AD DI 7 X Irons: 620 CB 4-9 | True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 Wedges: NEW Vokey Design SM10 46.10F, SM9 50.08F, 56.10S, WedgeWorks 60.06K | True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 Onyx (46°- 50°), Dynamic Gold S400 Onyx (56° - 60°) TOP-5 FINISHERS ALL PLAY VOKEY LOB WEDGE Led by Robert MacIntyre , who gamed our Vokey wedges (NEW Vokey Design SM10 46.10F, SM9 50.08F, 56.10S, WedgeWorks 60.06K), each of the top-5 finishers on Sunday’s final leaderboard played a Vokey Design lob wedge: Robert MacIntyre: NEW Vokey Design SM10 46.10F, SM9 50.08F, 56.10S, WedgeWorks 60.06K 2nd place finisher: NEW Vokey Design SM10 60.04T 3rd place finisher: NEW Vokey Design SM10 50.08F, 56.10S, WedgeWorks 60L or 60A+ T4. Tom Kim : NEW Vokey Design SM10 46.10F, 50.12F, 54.12D, WedgeWorks 60L T4. 2024 Wells Fargo Champion: NEW Vokey Design SM10 WedgeWorks 58.06K (@ 59) MacIntyre finished the week ranked eighth in Strokes Gained: Around the Green, gaining 2.67 shots on the field. He also finished T12 in Scrambling (14/21, 67%). Dating back to Wyndham Clark’s win at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am , Vokey Design wedges have been used to win 16 of the last 21 PGA TOUR events. THREE WINS IN FOUR WEEKS ON PGA TOUR FOR VOKEY LOW BOUNCE K PLAYERS Robert MacIntyre's victory with his WedgeWorks 60.06K lob wedge makes it three wins in four weeks on the PGA TOUR for Vokey Design WedgeWorks Low Bounce K players, with the grind also being used by the winners of the PGA Championship and Wells Fargo Championship. The low bounce K was also used by this week’s winners on the DP World Tour, Korn Ferry Tour and Korean Tour. Featuring 6 degrees of bounce, the Low Bounce K was born out of Master Craftsman Bob Vokey and longtime Vokey Tour Representative Aaron Dill’s collaboration with players on the PGA TOUR and across the worldwide professional tours. It provides players the versatility required to open the face and hit higher, softer shots off tight lies around the green while offering forgiveness out of the bunker due to the grind’s sole width. More information on the Low Bounce K can be found here. DP WORLD TOUR | European Open Laurie Canter (Pro V1) broke through with his first career win on the DP World Tour, shooting 13 under for the week in Germany to win by two. Canter, who opened the week with rounds of 68-66 around the difficult par-73 setup, made three back-nine birdies on Sunday to separate from the pack. Canter has been dialed in all season from tee to green; he ranks second in Strokes Gained: Off the Tee (+1.07), fifth in Scrambling (66%) and ninth in Strokes Gained: Tee to Green (+1.37) for the ‘23-24 season. With the win, he moves to No. 8 in the season-long Race to Dubai standings, up 18 spots from his previous position. KORN FERRY TOUR | UNC Health Championship Titleist Brand Ambassador Kaito Onishi made five Sunday birdies on his way to a final-round 66 and his first Korn Ferry Tour title. Onishi – playing a Pro V1x golf ball, Titleist TSi driver, T-Series irons and three Vokey Design SM10 wedges, posted four consecutive rounds in the 60’s (68-69-69-66) around Raleigh Country Club to finish at 8 under and win by one. What’s in the Bag? | Kaito Onishi Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1x Driver: TSi3 10.0° Irons: T200 3 and T100 4-PW Wedges: NEW Vokey Design SM10 50.12F, 56.08M, WedgeWorks 60.06K KPGA | The 14th Descente Korea Matchplay Titleist Brand Ambassador Minkyu Kim earned his second career KPGA title after winning seven matches in the head-to-head format. Kim, who played a Pro V1x golf ball, TSR2 driver, blended set of Titleist irons and three NEW Vokey SM10 wedges, needed 20 holes to get the best of his opponent in the final match of the week, eventually sealing the win with a birdie on the second extra hole. What’s in the Bag? | Minkyu Kim Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1x Driver: TSR2 9.0° Fairway Metals: TSR2 15.0° and TSi2 18.0° Irons: T100 4-iron and 620 CB 5-PW Wedges: NEW Vokey Design SM10 50.08F, 54.10S, WedgeWorks 60.06K LET | Dormy Open Helsingborg Perrine Delacour (Pro V1x) made birdie on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff to earn her first career LET victory. The Frenchwoman shot rounds of 68-70-67 at Allerum Golf Club (11 under) before making the tournament-clinching birdie on the first extra hole. With the win, Delacour locked up exemptions into the Scottish Open and the AIG Women’s Open. AMATEUR | NCAA Division I Championships TITLEIST IS TOP CHOICE OF NCAA MEN’S INDIVIDUAL & TEAM CHAMPIONS The NCAA Division I Men’s individual champion – gaming a Pro V1x golf ball, TSR2 driver; T100 irons and Vokey wedges – played his final nine holes in 2 under par to claim the individual title. On a firm and fast La Costa, he closed in 1-under 71 to finish the four rounds at 3 under and win by one shot, leading a 1-through-7 finish for Titleist golf ball players. What’s in the Bag? | NCAA Men’s Individual Champion Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1x Driver: TSR2 10.0° Fairway Metal: TSR3 15.0° Irons: T200 3 and T100 4-9 Wedges: Vokey Design SM9 46.10F, NEW SM10 50.12F, 54.10S, 60.08M Titleist was also the top choice of the NCAA D1 Men’s team champion. Four of the five players teed up a Titleist golf ball (3 Pro V1x, 1 Pro V1), while there were also four TSR3 drivers, three Titleist iron sets and 12 NEW Vokey Design SM10 wedges across the five team members’ setups. In total: 89 percent (139) of competitors at Omni La Costa Resort & Spa gamed a Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball, more than 15 times the nearest competitor (9). 51 percent of players (79) played a Titleist driver . More players also used Titleist fairways (67/42%) and hybrids (14/37%) than any other brand. Half the field played Titleist irons (50%/78 players), while 66 percent (70) of the utility irons in play were Titleist. 57 percent of the gap, sand and lob wedges in play were Vokey Design wedges. 40 players (26%) gamed a Scotty Cameron putter , more than any other brand. AMATEUR | U.S. AMATEUR FOUR-BALL The U.S. Four-Ball ended with two Pro V1 players on top, as they finished off their opponents in the final match on the 18th hole with a 2-up victory. Out of the 253-player field this week at Philadelphia Cricket Club, 216 competitors (85%) chose to play a Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball. Titleist was also the top choice across all major equipment categories: drivers (40%), fairways (39%), hybrids (50%), utilities (55%), irons (40%), wedges (66%) and putters (32%). One of the members of the winning team also gamed a TSR3 driver, T100 irons and four NEW Vokey Design SM10 wedges. What’s in the Bag? | U.S. Four-Ball Champion Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1 Driver: TSR3 9.0° Fairway Metal: TSi3 15.0° Hybrid: TSi3 20.0° Irons: T100 4-9 Wedges: NEW Vokey Design SM10 46°, 50°, 54°, 60° AMATEUR | THE BRABAZON TROPHY Playing a Pro V1x golf ball and 14 Titleist clubs, the winner of the Brabazon Trophy shot 9 under for the week to clinch a one-shot win. The overwhelming majority of competitors competing for The Brabazon Trophy played a Titleist golf ball, with 84 percent of the field teeing up a Pro V1 or Pro V1x . Titleist was also the clear favorite in drivers (50%), iron sets (41%), wedges (55%) and putters (38%). What’s in the Bag? | Brabazon Trophy Champion Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1x Driver: TSR3 8.0° Utility Iron: T200 2 Irons: T100 3-9 Wedges: NEW Vokey Design SM10 46.10F, 50.12F, 54.14F, WedgeWorks 60.06K Putter: Scotty Cameron Phantom 7.5 ... #TeamTitleist
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https://youtu.be/j53GnIaFbyk Alexa Pano is bringing her game to Lancaster. Join her for a deep dive into the all-Titleist setup she's gaming this week at the 79th U.S. Women's Open. What's in Alexa's Bag: ️ Pro V1 golf ball ️ TSR3 8.0 driver | Mitsubishi Diamana PD 50 S ️ TSR3 13.5 fairway | Mitsubishi Diamana PD 60 S ️ TSR3 18.0 fairway | Mitsubishi Diamana PD 70 S ️ TSR3 21.0 fairway | Mitsubishi Tensei CK 70 ️ T100 5-9 irons | Nippon NS Pro 950GH R ️ NEW Vokey Design SM10 46.10, 50.12F, 54.14F, 58.12D wedges | Nippon NS Pro 950GH R ️ Scotty Cameron Phantom X 5.5 tour prototype putter Subscribe to the Titleist YouTube Channel here .
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This was a Hole in One on a PAR 4 ...all caught on video... an Albatross, Double Eagle, an 1 in 6 million chance shot on a Par 4... it was absolutely unbelievable... one of my witnesses was retired MLB World champion winner - Carl Everett. I absolutely Love, love, love how the Titleist AVX reacts to my swing. I also love my Scotty Cameron Mallet putter... please feel free to send me some balls and shoot even a newer version of my putter if you'd like, the phantom looks great...and I could be a tester too... my putter is kind of old but she's true to the game...Thank you for everything and being a part of this unbelievable memory made!!!! Course: Rogers Park Hole: 17 Yards: 262 yards Par: 4 Club used: TM Stealth Driver Fun Fact: I have now 2 HIO's, both swings caught on video!!!! Tricia Clark IG: mzclarksgolflife 813-526-1671 www.titleist.com/.../bhi2mlaxx5yaq7ovzvw0
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PGA TOUR | Charles Schwab Challenge In complete control at Colonial, Titleist Brand Ambassador Davis Riley led the field with more than 11 strokes gained tee-to-green over the four days in Fort Worth, claiming his first solo PGA TOUR title with a five-shot win over a star-studded leaderboard. Playing a Pro V1 golf ball and Titleist equipment setup that includes his TSR3 driver, T-Series irons, Vokey Design SM10 wedges and Scotty Cameron putter, Riley posted rounds 66-64-66-70 to finish the week at 13 under, the only player to reach double-digits under par. Over the 72 holes at Colonial, Riley gained more than 3 ½ shots off the tee (+3.658/6th), nearly eight shots on approach shots (+7.869/2nd), and just under six shots on the greens (+5.921/4th) – on his way to a field-best 21 birdies. What’s in the Bag? | DAVIS RILEY Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1 Driver: TSR3 9.0° | Project X HZRDUS Smoke Green RDX 65 TX Utility Iron: T200 3 | Fujikura Ventus Black HB 10 TX Irons: T100 4-6 irons | KBS Tour C-Taper 125 S+ and 620 MB 7-9 | KBS Tour C-Taper 125 S+ Wedges: Vokey Design SM10 46.10F, 50.08F, 56.08M, 60.04T | True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400 Putter : Scotty Cameron Phantom X 7.2 tour prototype DAVIS RILEY ON HIS MOVE TO PRO V1 On a firm and fast Colonial, Davis Riley was dialed in with his Pro V1 , gaining +7.869 strokes on approach shots (2nd). His 68 percent greens in regulations ranked T3 for the week. Riley made the move to 2023 early last season, making the transition from Pro V1 Left Dot . Said Riley: “There were quite a few similarities between this and the Left Dot which I like so much, but I actually saw a big improvement with this ball – I was able to achieve a higher trajectory with the longer stuff like the long irons and woods, which is what you’re looking for coming into firm greens. I was able to get that with this ball and getting more trajectory for the right reasons. Not because it’s up-shooting because of more spin. This was higher launch, but maintaining a really good spin… where you hit it just how you want, and it comes out in that window and the wind just doesn't really touch it. “I gained one or two more miles per hour ball speed, actually, opposed to the Left Dot with the driver, which was really cool to see. Also, that dispersion came in a little bit, so I was getting kind of the best of both worlds, and it was pretty hard not to put it in when I saw that. “I’m a small drawer of the ball, so if I’m hitting in a left to right wind, I don’t like to see the ball start right and then the wind just destroy it right. But there were a couple times this off-season I hit the [’23 Pro V1], and it just held its line so nice. That draw just held up perfectly, and it didn’t get taken away by the wind or eaten up by the wind. Just seeing that level of consistency through the wind and staying in the air for that time was really cool to see.” RILEY’S BLENDED TITLEIST IRON SET Davis Riley gained the majority of his strokes this week on approach shots using a blended set of Titleist irons featuring two T-Series models and 620 MB blades. He moved to his current setup earlier this season at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, having previously played a blended set of T100 , 620 CB and 620 MB . Riley’s new setup starts with a T200 3-iron. He then moves to T100 models in his 4-, 5- and 6-irons, and 620 MB in his 7-through-9 irons. He plays Vokey Design SM10 pitching (46.10F), gap (50.08F), sand (56.08M) and lob (60.04T) wedges. “It’s always nice having a little extra forgiveness there in the longer irons,” Riley said last season about his T100 4-iron. “It’s been a good club to have to have that extra little forgiveness when you’ve got 220 over water into a par 5 or long par 4. So just looking down at that is really good.” RILEY ON HIS PHANTOM X PUTTER Davis Riley capped off his five-shot victory at Colonial with a 6-footer for par on the 18th hole. He was locked in with his Scotty Cameron mallet all week, gaining nearly six shots (5.921/4th) on the field with his Phantom X 7.2 tour prototype. “The way it looks, all the square lines, I feel like it frames the ball really well and just everything sits super square,’ Riley said. “I've always been a big believer in that if you're really comfortable looking over it and everything feels square, it's just going to set up for good putting. So that's what I’ve done.” AMATEUR | NCAA DIVISION I CHAMPIONSHIPS TITLEIST IS OVERWHELMING #1 BALL AT NCAA D1 MEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP, MOST PLAYED BRAND IN ALL MAJOR EQUIPMENT CATEGORIES As college golf’s best players compete this week for the NCAA Division I Men’s Championship, the overwhelming majority of them are playing a Titleist golf ball . Of the 156-player field teeing it up at La Costa, 89 percent (139 players) are playing a Pro V1 or Pro V1x model, more than 15 times the nearest competitor with nine. It was the same story across the six qualifying NCAA regional sites, with 402 of the 450 competitors (89%) teeing up a Titleist. Titleist golf clubs are also the top choice of players in every major equipment category this week at La Costa, with more of the NCAA’s best using Titleist drivers , fairways , hybrids , utility irons , irons , wedges and putters than any other brand: 51 percent of players (79) at the NCAA Championship are using a Titleist driver. More players are also using Titleist fairways (67/42%) and hybrids (14/37%) than any other brand. Half the field is playing Titleist irons (50%/78 players), while 66 percent (70) of the utility irons in play are Titleist. 57 percent of the gap, sand and lob wedges in play are Vokey Design wedges. 40 players (26%) are gaming a Scotty Cameron putter, more than any other brand. NCAA WOMEN’S CHAMP LEADS 1-THROUGH-9 FINISH FOR TITLEIST GOLF BALL PLAYERS Titleist was the overwhelming #1 ball at the women’s NCAA Division I Championship, with 92 percent (144) of competitors teeing up a Pro V1 or Pro V1x model at Omni La Costa Resort & Spa. That included the individual champion (Pro V1), who led a 1-through-9 finish for Titleist golf ball players. Titleist clubs were also the top choice amongst competitors for drivers (51/33%), utility irons (45/90%), irons (59/38%), wedges (239/51%) and putters (50/32%). AMATEUR | U.S. AMATEUR FOUR-BALL CHAMPIONSHIP More than 250 competitors arrived this week at Philadelphia Cricket Club to compete for the U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship – and 85 percent of them teed up a Titleist golf ball. In total, 216 players are playing a Pro V1 , Pro V1x , Pro V1 Left Dot or Pro V1x Left Dash , more than 12 times the nearest competitor (17). Titleist is also the top choice of players in every major equipment category: There are more Titleist drivers (102/40%), fairways (117 players/38%) and hybrids (55/50%) in play than any other brand. Titleist irons are the top choice of players in Philadelphia with 101 (40%) sets in play, more than double the nearest competitor (37). Fifty-five percent (72) of the utility irons in play are also Titleist. There are more Vokey Design gap, sand and lob wedges (482/66%) in play than all other brands combined. More competitors are gaming Scotty Cameron putters (80/32%) than any other brand. KPGA | KB Finance LIIV Championship Seungsu Han (Pro V1x) carded a final round 1-under-par 71 to win by one stroke at Blackstone Golf Club. Han topped a leaderboard that featured six Titleist golf ball players in the top eight positions. KLPGA | The 12th E1 Charity Open Titleist Brand Ambassador So Hyun Bae – playing a Pro V1x golf ball and full bag of Titleist, including her TSR3 driver, blended set of Titleist irons, NEW Vokey SM10 wedges and Scotty Cameron putter – secured her first KLPGA title with a three-shot victory at Ferrum Club. Nine of the top 10 players on the final leaderboard teed up a Titleist golf ball . What’s in the Bag? | So Hyun Bae Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1x Driver: TSR3 9.0° Fairway Metals: TS3 15.0° and TSR3 19.0° Irons: T 200 4-iron and T100 5-PW Wedges: NEW Vokey Design SM10 48.10F, 54.14F 58.10S Putter: Scotty Cameron Newport 2 Center tour prototype LET | Jabra Ladies Open Morgane Metraux (Pro V1x) was the only player to reach double-digits under par this week at Evian Resort Golf Club while claiming her second victory on the LET. Morgane’s second-round 7-under-par 64 propelled her to the top of the leaderboard going into the final round, and she birdied two of her last four holes to win by three. Morgane led a 1-2-3-4 finish on the leaderboard for Titleist golf ball players. ... #TeamTitleist
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I haven’t seen much posted on this since it’s release, though it’s only been 5 days, so I’ll throw in. Picked up a Phantom 11 Long Design, originally gamed a Phantom X11 (35.5”) that I was fit into. I only have one round with it so far, but I will say it is impressive. Understand the heavier weight of the putter and counterbalance may not be for everyone but I had found myself longing for increased stability which is what led me to the Phantom X11 to begin with. But back to the Long Design, this putter does what they say it does (Suprise, Suprise). The looks are stunning and sharp, the stability and feel is tremendous, and the roll is pure with a comfortable touch off the face. One area I was pleasantly surprised in is the alignment arrows, while these might be a polarizing change to this line, I would say to keep an open mind. Although the putter itself did not automatically take strokes off my round by simply putting in the bag as much as I would have liked it too, I did feel a greater sense of confidence standing over the ball and lining my putt up. The alignment along with the stability and sense of distance control left me feeling that my lag putts were closer, and my shorter putts were less stressful. The grip is exceptional and feels great, it is happy medium between the thinner standard grip on my older Phantom X11 and the Super Stroke 2.0 which I find to be a little too much IMO. I also use the letters on the grip to help set up a consistent grip position every time. Afterall this is a 17” grip and with the additional 2”-3” on top for counterbalance so I found using the letters to be helpful. One thing I wish was different is that the headcover is Velcro and not magnetic, not sure when that will change, but the headcover looks classy is a nice snug fit. As with any aspect of the game practice is key, but this putter definitely provides features to help along the way. I did roll the Squareback 2 Long Design model, and it feels great in its own right, it just doesn't fit my putting stroke. I'll agree I'm still in the honeymoon phase, hence the overly positive review, and 1 round with this putter is a small sample size, but I am excited about this investment. Overall, another solid offering with the same high quality and no Ai needed. Give it a roll…
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https://youtu.be/VBnr54TQCMg Max Homa making Valhalla's sixth hole look easy. Join Max and his caddie, Joe Greiner, inside the ropes during his Monday practice round at the PGA Championship. Take a look at what Max is gaming in his second major start of the year: ️ Titleist Pro V1 golf ball ️ TSR3 9.0 driver | D•1 SureFit Hosel setting, Fujikura Ventus Black TR 6 X ️ TSR2+ 14.5 fairway | D•4 SureFit Hosel setting, Tensei 1K Pro Red 80 TX ️ TSR2 21.0 fairway | D•1 SureFit Hosel setting, Fujikura Ventus Blue 9 TX ️ T100·S 4-iron | KBS $-Taper 130 X-Flex ️ T100 5-iron | KBS $-Taper 130 X-Flex ️ 620 MB 6-9 irons | KBS $-Taper 130 X-Flex ️ NEW Vokey Design SM10 46.10F, 50.12F, 56.14F, WedgeWorks 60L wedges | KBS $-Taper 130 X-Flex (46), KBS Tour Hi Rev 2.0 Wedge X (50, 56), KBS Tour Hi Rev 2.0 Wedge S (60) ️ Scotty Cameron Phantom X 5.5 tour prototype putter Subscribe to the Titleist YouTube Channel here .
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KORN FERRY TOUR | Vertex Bank Championship Titleist Brand Ambassador Tim Widing made it back-to-back victories on the Korn Ferry Tour, carding rounds of 62-63-65-63 to post 31 under and win by four. Widing – gaming his Pro V1x golf ball and full bag of Titleist equipment , including his TSR driver, T-Series irons, NEW Vokey SM10 wedges and Scotty Cameron putter – made eight birdies and an eagle to take the lead Sunday and pull away from the chasing pack. The 26-year-old Swede was in total control of his golf ball all week, hitting 62 of 72 greens in regulation over four rounds (86%, T2). He finished 10th in Putts per GIR (1.60) and was a perfect 3-for-3 in Sand Saves. Widing led a 1-2-3-4 finish for Titleist golf ball players: 1. Tim Widing (Pro V1x) 2. Myles Creighton (Pro V1x) 3. Trent Phillips (Pro V1x) 4. Fourth-place finisher (Pro V1) What’s in the Bag? | Tim Widing Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1x Driver: TSR2 9.0° | Fujikura Ventus Red 7 X Fairway Metal: TSR2 15.0° | Fujikura Ventus Red 8 X Utility Iron: U•505 2 | True Temper HZRDUS Smoke Black RDX 90HY 6.5 Irons: T100 4-PW | True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 Wedges: NEW Vokey Design SM10 50.08F, 56.12D, WedgeWorks 60L wedges | True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400 Putter: NEW Scotty Cameron Phantom 7.5 tour prototype KPGA | Woori Bank Championship Gaming his Pro V1x golf ball and full bag of Titleist equipment, Titleist Brand Ambassador Sungjae Im defended his title at the Woori Financial Group Championship. Im shot rounds of 70-67-71-69 to post 11 under, good for a one-shot win. He led a group of eight Titleist golf ball players finishing in the top-10 positions on the final leaderboard. What’s in the Bag? | SUNGJAE IM Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1x Driver: TSi2 8.0° | B1 SureFit setting, Graphite Design Tour AD-DI 7 X Fairway Metal : TS3 15.0° | B1 SureFit setting, Graphite Design Tour AD-DI 8 X Hybrid: 818 H2 19.0° | A1 SureFit setting, Graphite Design Tour AD-DI 105 Hybrid X Irons: T100 3-9 | True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 Wedges : Vokey Design SM9 48.10F, 54.14F, SM7 60.04L wedges | True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 Putter: Scotty Cameron Select Flowback 5 CS tour prototype PGA TOUR CHAMPIONS | Mitsubishi Electric Classic Propelled by two eagles over his final 13 holes, Stephen Ames (Pro V1) successfully defended his title with a final round 5-under 67 to win by four shots. Ames, now the first PGA TOUR Champions player to win twice this season, hit 83 percent of his greens in regulation, including 17 of 18 during his second-round 64. Ames led a group of four Titleist golf ball players finishing in the top-five positions on the final leaderboard. PGA TOUR AMERICAS | Diners Club Peru Open Stuart Macdonald (Pro V1) posted rounds of 69-66-65-71 to earn his second career PGA TOUR-sanctioned win in Peru. Macdonald, who broke through to win last year’s Commissionaires Ottawa Open on PGA TOUR Canada, finished the week at 17 under to win by two shots. KLPGA | CreaS F&C The 46th KLPGA Championship Jungmin Lee (Pro V1) won her first KLPGA major and 11th KLPGA title after posting 23 under for four rounds at Lakewood Country Club. Lee began the final round in the lead and made seven birdies on Sunday, pulling away from the chasing pack and finishing with a four-shot margin of victory. She shot all four rounds in the 60’s (68-69-62-66). LET | Investec South Africa Women’s Open Manon De Roey (Pro V1) cruised to a four-shot victory in South Africa, her second career LET title. De Roey carded rounds of 69-67-66-72 to post 14 under for the week. ... #TeamTitleist
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PGA TOUR | Corales Puntacana Championship Billy Horschel shot Sunday’s best round by two shots, carding a course record-tying bogey-free 63 to earn his eighth career PGA TOUR title. Playing a Pro V1x+ prototype golf ball and Titleist equipment setup that includes his TSR3 driver, mixed set of T100 and 620 MB irons and NEW Vokey Design SM10 wedges, Horschel closed with seven birdies and an eagle to post 23 under, coming from three shots back to start the day and win by two shots. On a windy Sunday in Punta Cana, Horschel hit 13 of 14 fairways, 72 percent greens in regulation and was a perfect 5-for-5 getting up-and-down. HORSCHEL LEADS 1-THROUGH-5 FINISH FOR TITLEST GOLF BALL PLAYERS twitter.com/.../1782398248335946166 Every player in the final top five at the Corales Puntacana Championship played a Titleist golf ball, with 75 percent of the field teeing up a Pro V1 or Pro V1x . 1. Billy Horschel (Pro V1x+ prototype) 2. Runner-up (Pro V1x) 3. Kevin Tway (Pro V1) T4. Charley Hoffman (Pro V1x) T4. Justin Lower (Pro V1x) HORSCHEL ON HIS TITLEIST GOLF BALL “The control of the Titleist golf ball is by far better than any ball on the market. When you hit a shot, when you try to hit a five-yard draw, you want that ball to turn five yards. You don’t want it to draw 10 yards, or you don't want it not to draw. So to be able to control the golf ball is such a vital key in the game of golf. Doesn’t matter what level you’re at. When you’re expecting a shot to turn out a certain way, control wise, and that golf ball is not doing what you want, you have an issue, and with a Titleist golf ball, I’ve never had an issue once.” “It’s a fine margin out here on the PGA TOUR and if you can find any little bit of an edge to give you that little bit of advantage I’m going to take it. And so for me having my spin rates be consistent, having the feel, the softness of the feel around the greens be the same, and how it’s going to land on the green. I want to know that ball, if I hit the shot the way I want, it’s going to produce with the results I want – and I get that, and I’ve gotten that throughout my entire career with the Titleist golf ball.” “For me it comes down to spin. I’m looking for the ball to spin the right amount or in a certain range with every club I have. So 7-iron, I’m looking for it to spin somewhere around the upper echelon and the spin rate of 7,000-7,200. I want control of the golf ball. I want to have the ability to take spin off... And so having a ball that spins more allows me to have more control. And I can take spin off three quarter shots, little half shots. That’s what’s allowed me to be successful on the PGA Tour.” What’s in the Bag? | Billy Horschel Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1x+ prototype golf ball Driver: TSR3 9.0° | Fujikura Ventus Black TR 6 X Fairway Metals: TSi2 15.0° | Project X HZRDUS Smoke Black 70g 6.5 TX and TSi2 18.0° | Project X HZRDUS Smoke Black 80g 6.5 TX Irons: T100 3, 5 | True Temper Dynamic Gold 120 X100 and 620 MB 6-9 | True Temper Dynamic Gold 120 X100 Wedges: NEW Vokey Design SM10 46.10F, 52.12F, 56.08M, WedgeWorks 60V (@ 62) | True Temper Dynamic Gold 120 X100 (46), Dynamic Gold Tour Issue Onyx S400 (52-60) HORSCHEL ON HIS TSR3 DRIVER “The TSi was unbelievable. It was the longest, straightest driver I’ve ever hit. It was the fastest driver I’ve ever played. I achieved my highest ball speed on it, which was 178 [mph]. Loved the driver to death, had no plans of changing, but J.J. with Titleist said, ‘Hey, just give this a shot’... I finally tested it, and I was really shocked by how consistent the ball flight was. And how tight my misses were. I like to hit a little left-to-right shot. The ball wasn’t over-cutting when I missed it. My toe misses, if I did hit it off the toe, wasn’t diving hard left. And so it’s just a lot tighter. And so now that allows me to tighten up my lines, hitting it off the tee. Narrow fairways I can be more aggressive knowing I’ve got a driver that if I do miss it, it's not going to be too far off if I hit it dead center in the face. And then when I finally tested it on TrackMan, I was shocked to see the speed gain. So it's faster. And the dispersion rate off the tee with good from bad is a lot tighter, which we’re all looking for in the game of golf, especially at our level.” HORSCHEL ON HIS T100 LONG IRONS “I like a very soft feel because that’s what my senses are. I can have a good understanding of when it’s soft, where I’ve hit it on the face, whether I’ve hit it good, whether I’ve spun it too much, toe, heel. If it’s a little bit too much of a firm feel, then I can't really distinguish with where it is on the face or did it come off with enough spin, did it not come off with enough spin. So for me, I’ve always liked the softer feel and I think with Titleist, they’ve done a really good job of that, especially with the new T100’s, because when you get into the cavity back irons, it’s really easy to make it a firm feel. It's tough to make it feel soft like a blade. And they've done a really good job with that, with the new T100.” HORSCHEL ON HIS VOKEY WEDGES www.youtube.com/watch “For me, whenever I get a Vokey wedge, I know right away that this product is at the highest standard. It’s the best in the game of golf and it’s going to help my game in the areas I need. And then at the same time, when you have Bob and you have Aaron there on a weekly basis, being able to work with them to fine tune the little points that you're looking for. They offer suggestions whether it be bounce, loft or lies or numerous other things.” KORN FERRY TOUR | LECOM Suncoast Classic Titleist Brand Ambassador Tim Widing emerged victorious from a sudden-death playoff, earning his first career Korn Ferry Tour victory. Widing, gaming a Pro V1x golf ball and 14 Titleist clubs, including a TSR2 driver, T100 irons and NEW Vokey Design SM10 wedges, made three birdies over his final six holes to post the clubhouse lead. Both Steven Fisk and Patrick Cover matched Widing at 20 under to force the all-Pro V1x playoff. For the week at Lakewood National, Widing posted four rounds of 67 or better (67-64-67-66). He led the field in Greens in Regulation (63/74 including two playoff holes, 85%) and Scrambling (10/11, 91%). The 26-year-old Swede also hit 83 percent of his fairways. What’s in the Bag? | Tim Widing Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1x Driver: TSR2 9.0° | Fujikura Ventus Red 7 X Fairway Metal: TSR2 15.0° | Fujikura Ventus Red 8 X and TSR2 21.0° fairway | Fujikura Ventus Black 8 X Irons: T100 4-PW | True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 Wedges: NEW Vokey Design SM10 50.08F, 56.12D, WedgeWorks 60L wedges | True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400 Putter: Scotty Cameron Phantom 7.5 tour prototype PGA TOUR CHAMPIONS | Invited Celebrity Classic Paul Broadhurst (Pro V1x Left Dash) carded rounds of 65-66 to post 11 under and win by one. Broadhurst put on a ball-striking clinic in the weather-shortened event, hitting all but two greens in regulation (34/36, 94%). The victory marks Broadhurst’s sixth career PGA Tour Champions title. KPGA | KPGA Founders Cup with Hanmaek CC Titleist Brand Ambassador Guntaek Koh made par on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff to capture his fourth career KPGA victory. Koh, trusting his Pro V1 golf ball, TSR2 driver, T-Series irons, NEW Vokey Design SM10 wedges and Scotty Cameron putter in his all-Titleist setup, opened the week with a course record-setting 61. Three rounds – and one extra hole – later, Koh secured the trophy. Eleven of the 14 players finishing inside the top-10 and ties trusted a Titleist golf ball. Titleist also won every surveyed equipment count: golf ball , driver , fairway , hybrid , iron , wedge and putter . What’s in the Bag? | Guntaek Koh Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1 Driver: TSR2 10.0° Fairway Metal: TSi2 15.0° Irons: T200 2 and T100 3-PW Wedges: NEW Vokey Design SM10 52.08F, 58.08M Putter: Scotty Cameron Newport 2 tour prototype KLPGA | Nexen SaintNine Masters 2024 Eunwoo Choi (Pro V1x) successfully defended her title at the Nexen SaintNine Masters. Rounds of 67-70-71 saw her post 8 under and win by one shot. Nine of the 12 players finishing inside the top-10 and ties played a Titleist golf ball . Ladies European Tour | Joburg Ladies Open Chiara Tamburlini (Pro V1x) shot rounds of 70-68-67-70 to post 17 under and win her first LET title by seven shots. The 24-year-old led a 1-2-3-4 finish for Titleist golf ball players in South Africa. ... #TeamTitleist
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PGA TOUR | Valspar Championship Titleist Brand Ambassador Peter Malnati was unflappable down the stretch Sunday, coming home in 31 to win his second PGA TOUR title by two shots while leading a 1-2-3-4 finish for Titleist golf ball players. Of the 13 events played this season on the PGA TOUR, 12 have been won with either a Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball model. Malnati, trusting his Pro V1x Yellow golf ball and full bag of Titleist equipment , including his TSR3 driver, blended set of T-Series irons, NEW Vokey SM10 wedges and Scotty Cameron putter, shot a final round 4-under 67 to reach his winning 12-under total. Malnati, 36, was in total control of his golf ball on the back nine on Sunday, hitting eight of nine greens and converting four birdies from stellar approach shots to pull away from the pack: No. 10: 133 yards to 16 inches No. 11: 83 yards to 4 feet, 5 inches No. 12: 161 yards to 15 feet No. 17: 198 yards to 6 feet, 2 inches He gained over 2.5 shots with his approach play alone over the final round (+2.79). Over the 72 holes in Tampa, Malnati made a field-best 20 birdies. He gained 3.45 strokes on the field off the tee (4th) and over eight shots (8.31, 3rd) on the field on the greens. He led the field in putts per GIR (1.60) and ranked T5 in GIR (65.28%, 47/72). What’s in the Bag? | Peter Malnati Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1x Yellow Driver: TSR3 10.0° | Project X Denali Blue 60 TX Fairway Metal: TSi3 15.0° | Fujikura Ventus TR Blue 70 X Hybrid: 818H2 19.0° | Graphite Design Tour AD DI 95 X Irons: T200 4 iron | True Temper AMT Tour White S400, T150 5 iron | True Temper AMT Tour White S400m and T100 6-9 irons | True Temper AMT Tour White S400 Wedges: Vokey Design SM10 48.10F, 52.12F, 56.08M (@57), 60.04T (@62) | True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400 Putter: Scotty Cameron TourType Special Select Masterful 1.5 tour prototype MALNATI MAKES IT 12-OF-13 FOR TITLEIST GOLF BALL PLAYERS IN 2024, LEADS 1-2-3-4 FINISH FOR PRO V1 & PRO V1 x AT VALSPAR Malnati's victory at the Valspar marked the 12th victory for Titleist golf ball players through the first 13 events to start the 2024 PGA TOUR season: 1. The Sentry Champion (Pro V1x) 2. Grayson Murray (Pro V1) – Sony Open in Hawaii 3. The American Express Champion (Pro V1) 4. Matthieu Pavon (Pro V1) – Farmers Insurance Open 5. Wyndham Clark (Pro V1x) – AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am 6. Nick Taylor (Pro V1x) – WM Phoenix Open 7. Jake Knapp (Pro V1 Left Dot) – Mexico Open at Vidanta 8. Austin Eckroat (Pro V1) – Cognizant Classic 9. Arnold Palmer Invitational Champion (Pro V1) 10. Brice Garnett (Pro V1) – Puerto Rico Open 11. THE PLAYERS Champion (Pro V1) 12. Peter Malnati (Pro V1x Yellow) – Valspar Championship Additionally, Malnati led a 1-2-3-4 finish for Titleist ball players this week in Tampa: 1. Peter Malnati (Pro V1x Yellow) 2. Cameron Young (Pro V1 Left Dot) T3. Chandler Phillips (Pro V1x+ prototype) T3. Mackenzie Hughes (Pro V1x+ prototype) MALNATI ON HIS PRO V1 x “I remember I was out on the course with J.J. [Van Wezenbeeck, Titleist Director of Player Promotions] in San Antonio, maybe in 2016 or ’17. I was playing [Pro V1] and I loved the way the V flew off the driver, but J.J. was just watching some iron shots. He's like, ‘Man, I think we could get you some more control. We can get you the flight you want by doing other stuff with the driver, shaft, loft, whatever. But your iron play, you’re just going to have more control of the ball. It’s going to stop faster on the greens for you in the X. And I’ve played it ever since and it has been right. My iron stats have improved. All the elements of the game are important out here, but being able to hit it on the green, get it close to the hole – that’s what it’s all about.” “It's the perfect ball for me, gives me just the right amount of spin off the irons and wedges to feel like I’m totally in control. And it still obviously has a great flight with the longer clubs too. “I started using it (Pro V1x Yellow) in Minnesota at the 3M Championship last summer. And the reason I switched to it is because my, at the time, 3-year-old, who is now four, liked them. And so, he's kind of over it now, but it still makes me think of him, and that’s worth a smile or two, which is worth a lot out there for me.” MALNATI WINS WITH T-SERIES IRONS, CLINCHES VICTORY WITH T150 5-IRON Peter Malnati took his blended set of T-Series irons ( T200 4 iron, T150 5 iron, T100 6-9 irons; True Temper AMT Tour White S400 shafts) to the winner’s circle, putting on a ball striking clinic on Sunday. Malnati gained 2.79 shots on the field with his approach play in the final round and hit eight of nine greens on the demanding back nine. One of Malnati’s best shots came on the 198-yard par-3 17th. Tied for the lead, he pulled his T150 5 iron and took dead aim, sticking his Pro V1x to 6 feet, 2 inches from the cup. He converted the birdie to go up one shot with one to play. Malnati’s T150 5 iron was a new addition to his bag this season, and he first put it in play at the Sony Open seeking more height and forgiveness. “I’ve played a T200 4-iron for several generations, and that’s a great transition for me because it’s a little bit more forgiving, but just easy height,” he said. “I was like, if the 150 is kind of in the middle, would that be a nice transition to go to that in the 5 iron? So J.J. sent me one, just purely experimental, but instantly, my carry distance was the same, but launch was a little higher and height was a little higher. And I can easily make it go lower if I need to, but I can't necessarily easily make it go higher if I need to. So that club, having the same look and feel as my [T100] 5 iron, but just launching it a little higher without losing any speed or carry distance seems like a no brainer.” Said Malnati of his Sunday 5-iron at 17: “I remember telling my caddie I needed to make a 2 – I needed to hit it 208. And 208’s a pretty big 5 iron for me, but in the situation I was in, it was just a very normal 5-iron. ... But that was really fun in that moment to just step up, not overthink it, just it's a full 5 iron at the TV tower, go. And to watch that ball fly was a really cool feeling, to have it like tracking the hole there, that was really nice.” MALNATI DIALED WITH TOUR’S FAVORITE DRIVER Gaming his TSR3 9.0° driver (Project X Denali Blue 60 TX), Peter Malnati gained over three shots on the field off the tee (+3.45), setting himself up for field-best 20 birdies. Titleist has been the most played driver on the PGA TOUR for five seasons and counting, with a total of 60 players (39%) gaming a Titleist driver this week in Tampa, 27 more than the nearest competitor. That list also included Titleist Brand Ambassador Cameron Young , who finished two shots back in solo second. Young, gaming a TSR3 9.0° driver (Accra Tour Z5 65 M5) as well as a TSR 2W 13.0° prototype 2-wood, led the field in Strokes Gained: Off the Tee, gaining 4.95 shots. FOUR WINS IN A ROW FOR VOKEY WEDGE PLAYERS Peter Malnati made the move to four NEW Vokey Design SM10 wedges – 48.10F, 52.12F, 56.08M (@57) and 60.04T (@62) – in his first opportunity earlier this season at the American Express Championship. His victory Sunday makes it four straight wins – and five of the last six – for players gaming Vokey Design wedges on the PGA TOUR: Valspar Championship – Peter Malnati (NEW Vokey Design SM10 48.10F, 52.12F, 56.08M (@57), 60.04T (@62) wedges) THE PLAYERS Championship & Arnold Palmer Invitational Champion (Vokey Design SM8 50.12F, 56.14F, SM9 WedgeWorks 60T wedges) Puerto Rico Open Champion (Vokey Design SM9 50.08F, 54.14F, NEW SM10 WedgeWorks 60A+ wedges) Malnati on his lob wedge setup: “At the advice of [Vokey Wedge Rep] Aaron Dill a couple of years ago, I was struggling with some of my pitch shots around the greens, feeling like I was just having to work too hard to hit those ones where the chipping area sits down low and the green sits up high. And he said, ‘you want to try a 62-degree?’ And so I did... And I've had a 62 in the bag ever since. And it helps me a lot.” MALNATI LIGHTS OUT WITH SCOTTY CAMERON PUTTER Peter Malnati gained over eight strokes on the field (+8.31, 3rd) with his Scotty Cameron TourType Special Select Masterful 1.5 tour prototype putter this week at Innisbrook, leading the field in putts per GIR (1.60) with the Newport-style blade. Malnati first put his current gamer in play at last season’s Farmers Insurance Open after a testing session with Scotty Cameron Tour Rep Brad Cloke . In the two events leading up to the Farmers, Malnati had tried a Phantom X 11.5 mallet. “I wanted him to get back to his feels, get back to feeling the blade and not fighting the mallet,” Cloke said. “He experimented with higher MOI, but he’s a feel guy, he doesn’t get real technical. He’s more of, I see it, I want to feel it. This was something that allowed him to get back to putting naturally, like he does. He’s stuck with it ever since Farmers and his putting stats have been outstanding.” For the season, Malnati ranks 13th in total putting and 16th in one-putt percentage. DP WORLD TOUR | Porsche Singapore Classic Jesper Svensson (Pro V1) prevailed in a sudden-death playoff to earn his first DP World Tour title, having shot a course record-matching final round 63 to force extra holes. Svensson, 28, began Sunday five shots off the lead before starting birdie-birdie-eagle. He went out in 30 and continued to take it deep on the back nine, eventually signing for a 9-under round that featured eight birdies and two eagles. Clutch birdies on Nos. 17 and 18 saw him reach 17 under, sending him back to the 18th tee for a playoff. Svensson matched his opponent with a birdie and a par on the first two go-arounds before making a tournament-winning par on the third extra hole. For the week in Singapore, Svensson was in total control of his Pro V1 , gaining 2.72 strokes on the field off the tee, 1.56 strokes with his approach play and 3.48 strokes around the green. PGA TOUR CHAMPIONS | Hoag Classic Newport Beach Playing a Pro V1 golf ball, three-time major champion Padraig Harrington secured his seventh PGA TOUR Champions victory at Newport Beach CC. Harrington made six birdies in his final round — including three in his last four holes — to reach 14-under-par for the tournament and win by one shot. This followed Harrington’s impressive closing stretch on Saturday, which included an eagle and two birdies in his final four holes. He is projected to jump to No. 5 in the Schwab Cup standings. JLPGA | AXA Ladies Golf Tournament Reika Usui (Pro V1x) shot a bogey-free 6-under final round 66 to post 13 under and win for the first time on the JLPGA. ... #TeamTitleist
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Over the years we have seen a variety of putters from Scotty Cameron...blades, mallets, and everything in between...including shaft varieties in length. However, the new phantom line will be a big hit because of a few points after just playing around with them for a short period of time. 1. The heads are made of multi-materials providing better feel, sound and weight....unlike in previous generations which were usually one material or two basic materials.... 2. The face is milled twice...so in the past the face of SC putters had no milling (perfect for ensuring the ball starts on the correct line), light milling, medium milling or deep milling (very popular because it felt super soft) basically.....might be a couple other variations but these were the majority. The new putters have a deep mill vertical cut with a light mill horizontal cut which creates the best of both worlds..deep mill feel with no mill accuracy. Awesome! 3. the new Full Contact grip is unlike any other grip in the SC Lineup which came from lots of tour feedback. It is really amazing...read my short review on this. 4. The alignment aides such as the arrow head, double lines, angle of milling ... all when you look down at the top of the putter at address keep your eye focused on the ball in front of the putter and off the back of the putter....alot of tour pros gave feedback to Scottys team about this and hence you have the best of the best now in alignment aides. I realize they look different but when you stand over the ball it really does work! Bottomline, you will want to try these putters...I could not believe how awesome they are! IMHO Cheers! www.titleist.com/.../zfnf4cfgbqq9tz63josl www.titleist.com/.../fxgieg5dnboszr6afcms www.titleist.com/.../ifqgid4ldidsgcjdeudt www.titleist.com/.../yeatk9kfysjafw2z9x4k www.titleist.com/.../myexds3l9xeeolkvefrm
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I had a chance to check out the new SC Phantom Putter line and I was really impressed, especially with the new grip. I have used a Super Stroke Tour Pistol Grip for a long time on my SC putters....However that has all changed! The new Full Contact Grip by SC is absolutely amazing...reminds me slightly of SC Baby T grip but larger and more pronounced pistol shape on butt end with contours throughout the length of the grip to ensue a player has full contact...hence the name. I feel like this is going to my new grip on all putters going forward! Check it out when it hits pro shops 3/18/24...I think you are going to love it! IMHO Cheers! www.titleist.com/.../dz687p7d2hkeasgwjamk www.titleist.com/.../kv5attuig4vkeb9zcja9 www.titleist.com/.../gxd2fzrsjsuwguweccmp www.titleist.com/.../va2qcjpbcfvtfibd3qah
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So I'm in the market for a new headcover for my Phantom X 5.5. I've been looking around and found this sick Monopoly "Get out of jail free card" headcover. I will attach the link so you guys can see what it looks like. But, I'm worried if I go drive and get it, it won't fit my putter. Does anybody have a similar mallet headcover style like this and does it work for yours? www.golfgalaxy.com/.../23ctxmmnplyjlfrmlacc
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What's up everyone?! This is my first post to the community! I just completed a putter fitting at the PGA TOUR Super Store here in San Antonio and I was fit into the Phantom 7.5 due to my pull tendency. I was going to have them try to get one of the current models, but my fitter talked me into waiting two more weeks to preorder the new ones. I'm ECSTATIC to join Team Scotty. The only Scotty I've ever owned was the OG Futura that I bought used when I was working at Golf USA back in the day. Love this game and this company! I'll be sure to post pics and whatnot when it arrives.
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PGA TOUR | Cognizant Classic in The Palm Beaches In absolute control of his Pro V1 golf ball, Austin Eckroat played The Bear Trap in 1 under par to punctuate a three-shot victory at PGA National and capture his first PGA TOUR victory. With 10 holes to play in Monday’s weather-delayed finish, Eckroat pulled away with unwavering ball-striking, particularly through PGA National’s toughest three-hole stretch, playing 15-16-17 in par-birdie-par. “He did it with a straight shot on 15, a draw on 16 and a cut on 17. Complete control,” NBC analyst and Titleist Brand Ambassador Brad Faxon said on the broadcast. Eckroat, 25, led the field in Greens in Regulation at 82% (59/72), gaining more than five shots on the field on approach (+5.829). The longtime Pro V1 player made a field-best 23 birdies, posting four rounds of 68 or better (65-67-68-67). EIGHT OF NINE TOUR EVENTS WON WITH A TITLEIST GOLF BALL IN 2024 Austin Eckroat's victory at the Cognizant Classic marked the eighth event won with a Titleist golf ball in nine PGA TOUR events to start the 2024 season: 1. The Sentry Champion (Pro V1x) 2. Grayson Murray (Pro V1) – Sony Open in Hawaii 3. The American Express Champion (Pro V1) 4. Matthieu Pavon (Pro V1) – Farmers Insurance Open 5. Wyndham Clark (Pro V1x) – AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am 6. Nick Taylor (Pro V1x) – WM Phoenix Open 7. Jake Knapp (Pro V1 Left Dot) – Mexico Open at Vidanta 8. Austin Eckroat (Pro V1) – Cognizant Classic Of the eight winners who trusted a Titleist, Eckroat is also the fifth first-time winner on the PGA TOUR, joining Grayson Murray , the American Express champion, Matthieu Pavon and Jake Knapp in breaking through with a victory in 2024. Over the nine events played on the PGA TOUR in 2024, Titleist golf balls have been chosen a total of 746 times (70%), compared to 134 (12%) for the next closest competitor. ECKROAT ON THE PERFORMANCE OF HIS PRO V1 “I've been playing the Pro V1 since I was a kid, it's always been good for me. I feel like I have the control around the greens, [it] has the high ball speed numbers. It does everything I want it to do.” “I mean, the consistency within the ball is something that you really need. It's something I've never worried about playing a Pro V1. Never even crossed my mind to wonder if the bad shot I just hit was my golf ball.” KORN FERRY TOUR | 117 Visa Argentina Open Mason Andersen (Pro V1x) birdied the par-5 18th three times on Sunday – once in regulation and twice in a sudden-death playoff – to earn his first career Korn Ferry Tour win and a spot in field at the 152nd Open Championship at Royal Troon. Andersen, who began Sunday six shots off the pace, made six back-nine birdies to come home in 29 and post the clubhouse lead at 17 under after a final round 63. When Kris Ventura (Pro V1 Left Dot) matched him over 72 holes, the duo headed back to the 18th tee for extra holes. Andersen and Ventura traded birdies on the first playoff hole before Andersen prevailed on the second. For the week in Buenos Aires, Andersen made 24 birdies – including his two in extra holes – and only dropped three shots (T1). With the win, he jumped to the top of the Korn Ferry Tour Points List, up 21 spots from his position to start the event. ASIAN TOUR / PGA TOUR AUSTRALASIA | 103rd New Zealand Open Titleist Brand Ambassador Takahiro Hataji earned his first career professional victory, carding a final round bogey-free 4-under 67 to post 17 under and win by one. Hataji, who became the first Japanese player to win the New Zealand Open, gamed a Pro V1x Left Dash golf ball, TSR4 driver, T-Series irons, Vokey wedges and a Scotty Cameron putter among his all-Titleist winning setup. What’s in the Bag? | Takahiro Hataji Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1x Left Dash . Driver: TSR4 10.0° Fairway Metal: TSR2+ 14.5° Hyrbid: TSR2 18.0° Irons: T100•S 3-4 and T100 5-PW Wedges: Vokey Design SM9 52.12F, WedgeWorks 60.06K Putter: Scotty Cameron Phantom X 11 tour prototype ... #TeamTitleist
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I'm in the market for a new putter (looking at a Newport or Phantom X 11.5- I prefer blades, but I'm considering the mallet for the alignment)... I did measurements yesterday and realized that wrist to floor, I'm pretty short! I measured at 31.5 inches, which explains why my arms bow a little too much while I'm putting (rather than hanging naturally). I currently use a 34" putter, but am considering going to a 32" (which is what the measurements point to). Any thoughts or considerations?
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Trying to decide between Phantom 5.5 and 7.5... currently gaming a Special Select Newport but want to try mallet for more face control and higher moi. Planning on longer putter (36-38in) and adding SuperStroke XL grip to be able to grip down. Any suggestions?
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LET | Aramco Saudi Ladies International Titleist Brand Ambassador Patty Tavatanakit shot a final round 7-under 65 to cap off a wire-to-wire, seven-shot victory. Tavatanakit, gaming a Pro V1x golf ball, TSR2 driver, NEW T-Series irons and NEW Vokey SM10 wedges, made 20 birdies and an eagle for the week on her way to earning her fifth professional victory. The 24-year-old was a perfect 18-for-18 in greens in regulation on Sunday, and she finished in style, sticking her Pro V1x in tight on the 72nd hole for a closing birdie. TAVATANAKIT ON WHY SHE PLAYS PRO V1 x “I need to hear a good sound from the golf ball. I need to hear it. I need to feel it. The Pro V1x just kind of gives me a little bit more feedback in terms of feel and sound. It spins really good around the green as well, and just full shots and everything just feels good. So that's why I love the Pro V1x ... Titleist has always been the number one ball in golf, so when you go out on the course, you just play and don't think about that.” “When I flight the ball lower, it can still spin really, really well, and when I need to hit it high, I get that max spin for the max carry.” “Off the tee, it does spin a touch more than the Pro V1, which I like because that way I could get maximum carry out of it. It would fly a touch higher, which would make the ball carry a little bit further. And then when I do bring it down, it would still go down. So, it's really manageable, this ball.” www.instagram.com/.../ TAVATANAKIT MAKES THE MOVE TO NEW SM10 WEDGES Tavatanakit began her 2024 LPGA season in January at the Drive On Championship after adding three NEW Vokey SM10 wedges (50.12F, 56.08M, 60.04T) to her bag. Having previously gamed prior generation Vokey wedges, Tavatanakit worked with Vokey Tour Rep Shane Dyel to determine her setup with the new models. Said Dyel: “What's so special about Patty is her attention to detail and her perception of feel. When I worked with Patty on her SM10’s she could see and feel the difference between her previous generation Vokey wedges and the new SM10 wedges. “With her wedge setup we talked about how she can be more versatile with every wedge in the bag, and it all starts at the top with her 50.12F. This grind gives her unlocked versatility from full shots in the fairway to low, high-spin runners around the greens. Our change in CG location has allowed Patty to be aggressive on shots when she needs to be.” “Going into her SM10 56.08M, the new model gave her more help with the lower flight and higher spin she always looks for. She has found it to be easier to flight down her shots without sacrificing speed, which was a huge difference from her previous generation Vokey 56.08M. “Lastly, her 60.04T is the most versatile and the most feel-sensitive wedge Patty has in the bag. Without a doubt, Patty saw not only an increase in feel, but also complete sole control compared to her previous generation 60 T grind. Her overall feedback with SM10 has been overwhelmingly positive.” www.instagram.com/.../ What’s in the Bag? | Patty Tavatanakit Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1x Driver: TSR2 9.0° | Mitsubishi Tensei 1K blue 50S Fairway Metal: TSR2 18.0° | Mitsubishi Tensei 1K Pro White 60 S Irons: NEW T200 4 and NEW T100 5-PW | Graphite Design Tour AD DI-85 Hybrid S (4), Nippon N.S. PRO 950GH S (5-PW) Wedges: NEW Vokey Design SM10 50.12F, 56.08M, 60.04T wedges | Nippon N.S. PRO Modus3 115 Wedge PGA TOUR | The Genesis Invitational Titleist Brand Ambassador Will Zalatoris turned in rounds of 66-70-65-69 to post 14 under for the week at Riviera and earn a T2 finish, his best result since his return from injury. Zalatoris began the 2024 PGA TOUR season with several recent additions to his equipment setup, including a TSR2 driver, NEW T-Series irons and NEW Vokey Design SM10 wedges. What’s in the Bag? | Will Zalatoris Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1x Driver: TSR2 9.0° | D•1 SureFit Hosel, Fujikura Ventus Black TR 7 X Fairway Metal : TSi2 15.0°| A•1 SureFit Hosel, Fujikura Ventus Blue TR 8 X Utility Iron: NEW T350 3 | Nippon Modus3 Graphite On Steel Proto .370 Hybrid 10 ST X Irons: NEW T150 4-PW | True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 Wedges: NEW Vokey Design SM10 50.08F, 54.10S, 60.04T | True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 ZALATORIS ON HOW HE MARKS HIS PRO V1 x “Actually, I've always had a line on my ball, and then I was standing on the tee at Riviera, my first year out on Tour, and there were three guys in the group playing Titleist 3's with black lines on them. Pro V1s, exactly the same. And so, I was like, ‘Okay, I need to add something to my golf ball.’ And so, I put my initials in Sharpie on the back side of my ball. And then I just started doing 200, which was actually kind of funny. I had 200 days off, of not touching a golf club, from when I was out. And so, it's kind of a nice little reminder of where it's like, okay, if I make a couple bogies, it's like, ‘Well, it beats what you were doing for those 200 days.’ But yeah, really, I've kept adding things as the years have gone on, because there's so many guys that play Titleist. And I think it was funny, in my 11th event on Tour, there's three guys standing on a tee with three Titleist Pro V’s, black, black line, exactly the same. And I’m like, alright, I need to start adding stuff to my ball.” On Friday at The Genesis, Zalatoris stepped to the tee on the 184-yard, par-3 14th and pulled his T150 7 iron. He struck his Pro V1x toward the pin and watched it carry the front left bunker before rolling right into the cup for an ace. Zalatoris finished the week ranked fourth in Strokes Gained: Approach (+5.283). He also gained more than a shot on the field Off the Tee (+1.437, 15th) and Around the Green (+1.285, 17th). His 22 birdies for the week at Riviera led the field, and he finished T3 in Greens in Regulation (68%, 49/72). ZALATORIS ON SWITCHING TO HIS T150 IRONS, T350 3 IRON “I switched to the T150’s right when I got them, or I guess it was earlier this year. The thing that was so fascinating with the T150’s was that you had more feel than any Titleist iron that we had ever made, but you still had the same forgiveness. And so, when I first tried them, shocker, professional golfers don't hit perfect golf shots all day long, but I would hit one barely on the heel, barely on the toe. And I'm thinking, ‘Oh, I must've lost seven, eight yards on that.’ And it was going the same distance as when I hit it solid. And so, getting that feedback was amazing for me.” “The two biggest things that I always check for with irons is how do they perform out of the rough. Because if I've got a little too much camber out of there, I might catch flyers all day long, which I know it's cool to hit a pitching wedge 190 yards, but it's not cool when you're trying to hit it 150. And then on top of that – I told this to J.J. [Van Wezenbeeck, Titleist Director of Player Promotions] when he first gave them to me – it looked like they were built for me. Just because how they go through the turf, they rip through the turf way faster than the T100's that I was playing before. But I had more forgiveness and more feel, which is a unicorn. And so I've loved that [T150] iron.” “I actually play the T350 in my 3-iron. That iron was built to be kind of a game improvement iron. And honestly, we were on the range when all of us were together in LA testing it, and we were just kind of goofing around. And I was thinking, ‘Man, this thing looks awesome.’ And so, I started hitting some balls out of the rough, started hitting them out of the fairway. I remember Max [Homa] and I spent 20 minutes with this thing, and we were like, ‘This thing is awesome.’ So the wide variety too is something that I think is really cool. Because you're seeing guys that were playing straight muscle backs going to the T100’s. You've seen guys maybe go from T100’s to T150’s, and there's a lot of kind of shuffling going around. It's like, ‘Yeah, I have a game improvement iron in my bag.’ So what. I love that thing. It's my favorite club in the bag. But a lot of the changes that they made this year, especially with the feel, was really fascinating to me.” PGA TOUR CHAMPIONS | Chubb Classic Stephen Ames (Pro V1) earned his seventh career PGA Tour Champions victory, posting 13 under to win by three. Ames, who won four times in 2023, made 14 birdies on his way to carding rounds of 67-64 to claim the 36-hole weather-shortened event. He hit over 80% of his greens in regulation (29/36) and ranked 1st in Scrambling, getting his Pro V1 up and down on six of seven attempts. ASIAN TOUR | IRS Prima Malaysian Open David Puig (Pro V1) shot matching 62’s over the weekend to claim his second Asian Tour victory in four months. Puig, 22, entered the third round eight strokes off the lead before carding 18 birdies to zero bogeys over his final 36 holes. He finished at 23 under par for the tournament to earn a two-shot margin of victory and a spot in the 2024 Open Championship field at Royal Troon. This week in Malaysia, 70% of the field played a Titleist golf ball — nearly six times the nearest competitor — including nine of the 12 players who finished inside the top 10 and ties. PGA TOUR AUSTRALASIA | Webex Players Series - Hunter Valley Titleist Brand Ambassador Daniel Gale holed a 10-foot birdie putt on the 72nd green to earn his second PGA Tour Australasia victory of the season. Gale, 27, trusted his Pro V1x golf ball and full bag of Titleist equipment to post a final round 66 and reach 19 under par for the week, good for a one-shot win. Titleist Brand Ambassador and last week’s PGA Tour Australasia champion Kazuma Kobori (Pro V1x) placed third this week, shooting a final round 65 and finishing two strokes behind Gale. What’s in the Bag? | Daniel Gale Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1x Driver: TSR3 8.0° Fairway Metal: TSR3 15.0° Irons: T200 3 iron and T100 4-PW Wedges: Vokey Design SM10 50.08F, 54.12D, 60.08M Putter: Scotty Cameron Phantom X 5S SUNSHINE TOUR | Dimension Data Pro-Am Titleist Brand Ambassador David Ravetto earned his first career Sunshine Tour victory, posting 15 under to win by two shots. Ravetto trusted his Pro V1 golf ball through windy conditions to card a final round 69. What’s in the Bag? | David Ravetto Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1 Driver: TSi3 9.0° Fairway Metal: TSi3 15.0° Hybrid: TSi3 18.0° Irons: 620 CB 4-PW irons Wedges: Vokey Design SM9 50°, 56°, 60° ... #TeamTitleist
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Have switched to a complete Titleist equipment! Enjoying my rounds! TSR2 - Driver, Fairway Wood, 18 & 24° Hybrids T350 Irons - 6 to 48° wedge SM9 Vokey Wedges - 56° & 60° Scotty Cameron Putter - Phantom X 5.5 Ball - PRO V1X Titleist Bag, Gloves and Hat Would complete my set if we have a Titleist brand golf shoes www.titleist.com/.../l01y9g1tybewdbrzwmev
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PGA TOUR | WM Phoenix Open After opening the week with a course-record 60, Nick Taylor (Pro V1x) made three consecutive birdies with the tournament on the line Sunday to win his fourth PGA TOUR title. Each of those birdies came on TPC Scottsdale’s par-4 18th. The first one, Taylor’s 72nd hole, forced an all- Pro V1x golf ball playoff with Titleist Brand Ambassador Charley Hoffman at 21 under. Both players birdied the playoff opener, setting up Taylor’s clinching birdie on the second extra hole. Taylor, who draws a blue line on his Pro V1x to help with alignment on his putts, rolled it in from 11 feet, 5 inches for the win. Including the playoff, Taylor’s Pro V1x golf ball found the bottom of the cup for 26 birdies. Eleven of those came during his bogey-free first round, which he played in 29-31. Taylor was in complete control of his Pro V1x throughout the week in Scottsdale, gaining more than five shots on the field on approach shots (+5.114/9th), while getting up-and-down on 12 of 13 attempts (92.31%), including a perfect 2-for-2 on sand saves. He hit 61 greens in regulation, ranking T2 for the event. SIX WINS IN A ROW FOR TITLEIST GOLF BALL PLAYERS TO START 2024 SEASON Titleist golf ball players have won every event to start the 2024 PGA TOUR season, with three wins each apiece for Pro V1 and Pro V1x : The Sentry: Pro V1x player Sony Open: Grayson Murray (Pro V1) The American Express: Pro V1 player Farmers Insurance Open: Matthieu Pavon (Pro V1) AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am: Wyndham Clark (Pro V1x) WM Phoenix Open: Nick Taylor (Pro V1x) This week, Taylor also topped a leader board that featured four Titleist golf ball players in the final top 5: 1. Nick Taylor (Pro V1x) 2. Charley Hoffman (Pro V1x) T3. 2022 Masters Champion (Pro V1) 5. Sahith Theegala (Pro V1) Over the last six weeks on the PGA TOUR, a total of 507 players have teed up a Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball, more than five times the nearest competitor (95). WHY NICK TAYLOR PLAYS PRO V1 x “The windows, we talk about flight windows, but also spin windows. Like any golfer, you want predictability not only your good shots, but your slight miss hits and misses. So the windows of my spin are super tight and like I said, the flight windows that you want – the low ones, if it's a knockdown shot or into the wind, the high ones with certain shots you might need to get to a pin or not – when I look up, I see in the window that I’ve imagined when I was trying to hit it, so that's super important.” “I have so much confidence in the Titleist golf ball, I am not really ever questioning it. When you’re in trouble and you have to hit through a 3 foot by 3 foot circle in a tree, that's when you have the confidence in the back of your mind that, you know, I envision this with a 7 iron and you think it's going to come out of that window – that's telling in itself right there. It's nice to have the windows, when you're on a tee box with nothing in the way, but when you get in trouble, which we do on occasion, it’s important to have that confidence.” “To me (with Pro V1x) it's a soft but clicky feel. It's obviously two opposites there, but it gives me the variety of clickiness with the wedges that I feel like it's getting the spin, but also with the really short shots I have the soft feel. And then with the irons and the woods, obviously it comes off kind of somewhere in the middle there. So the feel is important. It gives you confidence when it comes off the face, kind of again, the feel that you want.” HOW NICK TAYLOR MARKS HIS PRO V1 x “I've always used blue for a long time. I'll change up occasionally, but I put a C and an H by the numbers on both sides. C is for Charlie, it's my son and Harper's my daughter. My daughter's 9 months old, so I had just a C for four years. I used to do a circle abbreviated to a C when my son was born and then did the C-H when she was born in May.” “I use this to line up on 99 percent of my putts. I've used this line on really any putt from distance, 3 feet all the way up to 72 feet like the Canadian Open. Again, it gives me a general area of where I'm trying to aim, gets me tighter and it gets me just focused on speed. I feel like once I have the line down, I’m not really considered or worried about where I'm aiming, so I use a line in all putts.” What’s in the Bag? | Charley Hoffman Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1x Driver: TSR2 8.0° | Tensei 1K Pro Orange 50 TX Fairway Metal: TSR2+ 14.5° | Tensei CK Pro Orange 80 TX and TSR3 18.0° | Tensei CK Pro Orange 80 TX Hybrid: 913Hd 20.0° | Motore Speeder HB 9.8 Tour Spec X Irons: NEW T100 5-9 | NS Pro Modus3 Tour 105 X Wedges: NEW Vokey Design SM10 46.10F, 50.12F, 56.14F, WedgeWorks 60L | NS Pro Modus3 Tour 105 X (46, 52); NS Pro Modus3 125 Wedge (56); Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400 (60) Putter: Scotty Cameron Phantom X 8 tour prototype KORN FERRY TOUR | Astara Golf Championship Kevin Velo (Pro V1) made three straight birdies to close out his first career Korn Ferry Tour victory in extra holes. Velo, 26, birdied the par-4 17th and par-5 18th to post 22 under and force a sudden-death playoff with Brian Campbell (Pro V1x) . One more birdie down the 18th gave Velo the win in his 30th career KFT start. For the week in Bogota, Velo carded four sub-67 rounds (64-67-64-66) and made 25 birdies (T2 in the field). Velo and Campbell’s 72-hole scores of 261 (22 under) apiece set the new tournament scoring record. After prevailing in the playoff, Velo is projected to jump 47 spots to No. 2 in the Korn Ferry Points List. CRISTOBAL DEL SOLAR SHOOTS LOWEST ROUND IN PGA TOUR-SANCTIONED HISTORY Cristobal Del Solar tapped in his Pro V1x for par and a 13-under 57 in Round 1, making history by carding the lowest round ever in a PGA TOUR-sanctioned event. Del Solar made six birdies in his first eight holes before making an eagle on No. 9 to go out in 27. He added three more birdies and an eagle on his way in to finish off the historic round. Del Solar began the 2023 Korn Ferry Tour season playing a competitive golf ball brand. In late May at the AdventHealth Championship, Del Solar made a mid-season move to Titleist, switching to a Pro V1x Left Dash . Two months later, Del Solar worked with Jeff Beyers of Titleist Golf Ball R&D , looking for more spin at the bottom end of his bag. He moved to 2023 Pro V1x at the Price Cutter Championship and went on to record his then-best finish on the Korn Ferry Tour – a solo 5th at the NV5 Invitational – in his next start. “Cristobal really liked Left Dash but we thought he could benefit from a little bit more spin with his short irons and wedges,” Beyers said. “He tried 2023 Pro V1x and it was a pretty easy change for him. The numbers were great. He played really well, made a late season push to get his TOUR card and now he’s off to a great start this year.” 2023 Pro V1x is engineered with a high gradient dual core design that delivers lower long game spin for increased distance and a more consistent flight – helping golfers hit the ball longer and straighter while maintaining the Drop-and-Stop greenside control that Pro V1x players rely on to play their best. POTGIETER BECOMES YOUNGEST PLAYER TO SHOOT 59 Titleist Brand Ambassador A ldrich Potgieter became the youngest player to break 60 in a PGA TOUR-sanctioned event after carding a 59 in Round 2. Potgieter, 19, birdied his final three holes (Nos. 7-9 at Country Club de Bogota – Pacos) to post 11 under on his Friday round. He ended the day with 10 birdies and an eagle. Just two weeks ago, Potgieter became the youngest champion in Korn Ferry Tour history, as he claimed the Bahamas Great Abaco Classic. He gamed his Pro V1x golf ball and 14 Titleist clubs in accomplishing both feats. What’s in the Bag? | Aldrich Potgieter Golf Ball: Pro V1x Driver: TSR3 9.0° | Fujikura Ventus Black 60 X Utility Iron: NEW U·505 2 | Mitsubishi MMT Hybrid 90 TX Irons: NEW T200 3| Mitsubishi MMT Hybrid 100 TX and NEW T100 4-PW | True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue Onyx X100 Wedges: Vokey Design SM9 50.08F, 54.10S, WedgeWorks 60T wedges | True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue Onyx X100 (50-54), Dynamic Gold Tour Issue Onyx S400 (60) Putter: Scotty Cameron Futura 5W PGA TOUR AUSTRALASIA | Webex Players Series – Sydney Titleist Brand Ambassador Kazuma Kobori earned his third PGA Tour Australasia victory in the last four weeks. Kobori, who is just months into his professional career, trusted his Pro V1x golf ball and full bag of Titleist equipment to card a final round 66 and post 24 under for the week, good for a one-shot win. Before turning professional in late 2023, Kobori captured the Western Amateur, the Australian Amateur, the individual title at the World Amateur Team Championship and the Elite Amateur Series Cup. He also recorded top-10 finishes at the North and South Amateur, the Trans-Mississippi Amateur and the Southern Amateur. Including his three professional victories, the 22-year-old has finished inside the top-10 six times in nine starts since turning pro. He is currently first on the PGA Tour Australasia’s Order of Merit, which would earn him his DP World Tour card for 2025. What’s in the Bag? | Kazuma Kobori www.instagram.com/.../ Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1x Driver: TSR2 9.0° Fairway Metal: TSR2+ 14.5° Hybrid: TSR3 19.0° Irons: NEW T150 4-5 and T100 6-9 Wedges: Vokey Design Wedges 46.10F, 50.12F, 54.12D, WedgeWorks 60.06K wedges Putter: Scotty Cameron Newport Why Kazuma Kobori Plays Pro V1 x www.instagram.com/.../ SUNSHINE TOUR | Bain's Whisky Cape Town Open Mikael Lindberg (Pro V1x) made birdie on the second hole of a sudden-death playoff to close out his victory at Royal Cape Golf Club. Lindberg carded rounds of 65-67 over the weekend to reach 16 under before sealing the win on his third trip around the 18th hole. ... #TeamTitleist
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In addition to his 2024 lineup of new Phantom mallets, Scotty Cameron introduces two new Long Design models crafted specifically at 38-inches in stable, user-friendly options that allow greater player preference when gripping and manipulating the putter. Designed slightly longer with stiffer, custom shafts and heavier heads using tungsten sole weights, the new Phantom 11 Long Design and Super Select Squareback 2 Long Design putters are 38-inch versions of each model, but purpose-built to help quiet the player’s hands and engage the shoulders for enhanced stability in the putting stroke. The increase in overall length and weight—coupled with a heavier, longer grip—keeps the putter in balance, while the entire stroke is slowed down. CUSTOM 17-INCH 135-GRAM GRIP: Made especially for the Long Design models, the 135-gram, non-tapered 17-inch grip allows for relatively soft grip pressure and some movement of the hands with more weight to counterbalance the increased putter head weight. CUSTOM STIFFER SHAFTS: Designed for stability and forgiveness, the stiffer, longer version of our mid-bend shaft accommodates the heavier head weight of the Phantom 11 Long Design, while the custom shaft made for the Super Select Squareback 2 Long Design complements the model’s plumbing neck. HEAVIER SOLE WEIGHTS: Each Long Design putter incorporates interchangeable 25-gram tungsten sole weights. QUOTING SCOTTY CAMERON "In addition to alignment, many players need help with quieting the hands during the putting stroke. We took two of our most popular models—the Super Select Squareback 2 and Phantom 11—and created a counterbalanced effect with a slightly longer shaft and a heavier head using tungsten sole weights in conjunction with a heavier grip. This helps the player engage the larger shoulder muscles in the stroke. It’s a concept we’ve developed over the years working with touring professionals that translates to players everywhere." LONG DESIGN MODEL OVERVIEW The new Long Design models can be ordered in custom lengths from 36-inches to 40-inches for ultimate player flexibility. Each putter features the Super Select and Phantom lines’ multi-material construction, dual-milled face technology and refined aesthetics. Super Select Squareback 2 Long Design – 38-inch: With a solid milled face and an integrated 6061 aluminum sole plate, the Super Select Squareback 2 Long Design has two 25-gram tungsten sole weights, a longer, heavier 17-inch, 135-gram pistol-style grip and a longer, custom-designed stiffer shaft. Phantom 11 Long Design – 38-inch: Designed with the same head shape as the Phantom 11 and Phantom 11.5 models, the Phantom 11 Long Design is a 38-inch counterbalanced model with a longer, heavier 17-inch, 135-gram pistol-style grip and a custom-designed stiffer mid-bend shaft to accommodate the overall heavier head, which includes two 25-gram tungsten sole weights. AVAILABILITY New Scotty Cameron Super Select Squareback 2 Long Design and Phantom 11 Long Design models will be available in golf shops worldwide on May 17, 2024.
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Did a fitting today with my cousin at a Scotty Cameron Showcase location. It was interesting, and fairly thorough. He first had me make putts with my current putter (2021 Phantom X 5.5), then went through a few other current styles. As a lefty, it was a bit limited, but I outed with a Special Select Newport 2, Newport 2.5+, GOLO 6.5, and a Del Mar. After making a bunch of putts with them on a laser equipped putting table and in front of a Trackman, he recommended that I switch to the Newport 2 in 35” (I had previous been fit and 34” was the length suggested). Overall, I thought the process was interesting, and the fitter was knowledgeable, I’ll probably end up ordering through him, though I’m also thinking of I could find a Newport Jet Set in new or mint condition, I might go that direction as well.
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Next Generation Mallets Fully Redesigned with New Shaping, Enhanced Alignment, Improved Sound and Feel, New Full-Contact Grip Design Scotty Cameron introduces his 2024 lineup of Phantom mallets , 10 new models completely redesigned to meet the demands of the modern game through alignment-infused head shapes with improved sound and feel . The new Phantom family, offering four unique shapes with multiple neck and shaft configurations, is the result of feedback from Phantom players across the worldwide professional tours, melded with the continued advancement of Scotty’s multi-material construction and face milling technologies: Fast-looking head shapes have been engineered to optimize alignment and targeting, helping players easily and correctly line up the putter at address. Multi-material face and body constructions, with premium milled-in-USA craftsmanship, are more rigid for increased stability and feedback. Scotty’s tour-proven dual-milled face technology is brought to the Phantom line to provide a softer, consistent sound and feel. A new custom-designed, full contact paddle-style grip is uniquely shaped for increased contact and comfort, while promoting more face angle awareness. QUOTING SCOTTY CAMERON “Max Homa, Justin Thomas and tour players around the world have found success with Phantom putters, and we’re constantly talking with them and learning more about what they want from their mallet. Recently, it’s been alignment that has dominated those conversations. We’ve taken that feedback and designed the new Phantoms to give players useful, intuitive alignment features, not only with the sight dots and lines visible at address, but also with the overall shape of each model. Every aspect of the putter design is working together. Every angle has been refined to accentuate a down-the-line view, so the player has a clear and confident look at every putt.” AVAILABILITY The Phantom 5, 5.5, 5s, 7, 7.5, 9 and 9.5 models will be available worldwide in Titleist authorized golf shops beginning March 29, 2024. The Phantom 7.5 will be made in a left-handed version. The Phantom 11, 11.5 and new Phantom 11 Long Design will join the line and arrive in golf shops on May 17, 2024, and the Phantom 11.5 will also be offered as a left-handed option. 2024 PHANTOM MODEL OVERVIEW The complete Scotty Cameron Phantom line includes 10 mallet models with four unique head shapes, redesigned to enhance alignment, balance center of gravity (CG) depth and optimize moment of inertia (MOI). The new models offer golfers options in 33”, 34”, 35” and 38” lengths along with multiple neck/shaft configurations (low-bend, mid-bend, straight shaft or jet neck) for ultimate player flexibility. Each putter features improved multi-material construction, dual-milled face technology and refined aesthetics. Phantom 5: Designed with an updated, slightly more compact shape with refined wing angles to enhance alignment, the near-face balanced Phantom 5 stays true to its tour-proven design and features a mid-bend shaft, new sight dot alignment and a blade-like feel. Phantom 5.5: The new Phantom 5.5 model features the same updated head shape of the 5 along with a jet neck for players that prefer the alignment features of a mallet with the toe-flow of a blade. Phantom 5s: Nearly-face balanced with a straight shaft and zero offset, the Phantom 5s offers the same compact mallet shape as its model-mates with an unobstructed view of the leading edge of the face from address. Phantom 7: With updated contours, slightly longer wings, new sight dot alignment and a subtle shape shift for a straighter outside wing angle, the tour-proven Phantom 7 puts an emphasis on alignment, stability and MOI and features a mid-bend shaft. Phantom 7.5: Sharing the head shape and design of the 7, the Phantom 7.5 incorporates a jet neck to promote a flowing stroke in a stable, high-MOI mallet (available in left-handed version). Phantom 9: The Phantom 9 features a mid-bend shaft and a completely re-designed shape that offers long sight lines for improved alignment along with an angular, “ring-weighted” profile to deliver forgiveness and feel with high MOI. Phantom 9.5: The 9.5 model matches the 9 with its shaping and alignment cues but like the 5.5 and 7.5 models, features a toe-flow promoting jet neck. Phantom 11: A complete re-design from the sole up, the face balanced, multi-material Phantom 11 is a high-MOI mallet with a stable, mid-bend shaft and new arrow alignment features. Phantom 11.5: With a low-bend shaft for moderate toe-flow, the Phantom 11.5 was designed for the player seeking the alignment features and MOI properties of the 11 with a shaft design that helps the putter swing on a slight arc (available in a left-handed version). Phantom 11 Long Design – 38-inch: Designed in the Phantom 11 head shape, the Phantom 11 Long Design is a 38-inch counterbalanced model with a longer, heavier 17-inch, 135-gram pistol-style grip and a custom-designed stiffer mid-bend shaft to accommodate the overall heavier head, which includes two 25-gram tungsten sole weights. The design features help the player to quiet the hands for a more stable, balanced stroke. PHANTOM TECHNOLOGY ALIGNMENT-INFUSED DESIGNS: Based on tour player input, Scotty designed new 2024 Phantom putter shapes with alignment systems to help players easily and correctly align the putter at address. In addition to a refined, alignment-promoting overall shape, each model features alignment cues that range from elegantly milled sight dots on the 5 and 7 models, to mechanically straight sight lines on the 9 models, to arrow-shaped lines on the 11 models, helping to give the player a clear pre-putt look towards the hole. RE-ENGINEERED MULTI-MATERIAL CONSTRUCTION: Each 2024 Phantom model’s putter face and body is crafted from 303 stainless steel and integrated with lightweight 6061 aircraft aluminum flange and sole plate components. These multi-material designs have been made more rigid, giving players added stability and more solid feel while complementing the models’ new optimized vibration dampening technology. DUAL-MILLED FACE TECHNOLOGY: Every 303 stainless steel face on new Phantom putters features Scotty’s dual-milled face technology, which originated on tour and was first introduced to golfers in 2023’s Super Select line. The dual-milling process provides better sound and feel while combining deep-milled softness with the feedback and consistency of mid-milled offerings. 2024 Phantom putter faces each undergo an initial deep mill, before a second pass levels the milling peaks to produce a flatter, more consistent surface. The result is a tour-inspired look and feel along with the line’s most consistent face to date. Phantom Weighting & Shafts Each new Phantom putter features performance weighting with two customizable stainless steel heel-toe weights (tungsten for the Phantom 11 Long) and stepless steel shafts. Custom-Designed Full Contact Grip Every model features a new full contact paddle-style grip, reminiscent of Scotty’s classic Baby T design with modern updates. Custom-designed for the new Phantom line, the grip is uniquely shaped for more contact and comfort as well as improved face angle awareness through its flat top surface. In addition, the “chain link” texture delivers a reliable grip in all conditions. Finish & Graphics The new Phantom stainless steel putter heads all undergo Scotty’s silver mist process for a radiant yet glare-resistant appearance and texture. The 6061 aircraft grade aluminum components have been misted and anodized in a black aluminum finish. Scotty’s familiar three-dot theme on the back pockets and sight dots of the Phantom 5 and 7 putter heads are accented with translucent smoke paintfill, while engravings and sight lines on all models are painted in shades of asphalt, dove gray and dark gray. Each Phantom mallet includes a shaft band and a headcover accented in yellow. Availability & Price The new Scotty Cameron Phantom 5, 5.5, 5s, 7, 7.5, 9 and 9.5 models will be available worldwide beginning March 29, 2024, with the Phantom 11, 11.5 and new Phantom 11 Long joining the line on May 17, 2024 for $449 ( Long Design MAP: $499). ... #TeamTitleist
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LPGA TOUR | Hilton Grand Vacations Tournament of Champions Longtime Titleist golf ball player Lydia Ko opened the 2024 season with a decisive victory against the LPGA’s best, posting a final-round 70 to close out a two-shot victory. In full control of her Pro V1x+ prototype golf ball, Ko took control of the tournament with bogey-free rounds on Friday and Saturday, playing those 36 holes in 9 under while hitting 32 greens in regulation (89%). It marked the 20th LPGA title for Ko, who is now 1 point away from the LPGA's Hall of Fame qualification. KO’S RUN CONTINUES WITH PRO V1 x+ Last August, Lydia Ko made the move to the prototype Pro V1x+ golf ball, putting the model in play for the first time at the Portland Classic following some work with Titleist Golf Ball R&D rep Jeff Beyers . According to Beyers, Ko liked the added spin with her short irons and wedges she saw while testing Pro V1x+. While the vast majority of Titleist golf balls in play across the worldwide professional tours are either a Pro V1 or Pro V1x, some players choose to play custom performance options (CPO’s) – such as Pro V1x Left Dash, Pro V1 Left Dot and Pro V1x+. These CPO’s are designed to fit players with very unique launch conditions as well as evaluate forward looking technologies. Ko has played the ball ever since, and is a cumulative 60 under in those last eight events, including this week’s victory. In addition, her team won the Grant Thorton Invitational in December. “I’ve used the Titleist ball for a really long time and I can speak from my experience that every time I’ve tried something new I’ve been able to see a difference, and I just love how it is the #1 golf ball,” Ko said. “It’s not just an advertisement. It is something that I believe and something that I really trust. The golf ball is such a crucial part of the equipment standpoint and in the game.” PANO FINISHES RUNNER-UP IN FIRST WEEK WITH NEW T100 IRONS, SM10 WEDGES Titleist Brand Ambassador Alexa Pano began her sophomore season on the LPGA Tour with a solo second-place finish, birdieing three of her final five holes to post 12 under and finish two back of Lydia Ko . Pano plays a Pro V1 golf ball and 14 Titleist clubs, nine of which she gamed for the first time this week in Orlando. Pano, who finished the week 1st in Birdies (19), added a set of NEW T100 5-9 irons along with four NEW Vokey Design SM10 wedges (46.10F, 50.12F, 54.14F, 58.12D) over the offseason. She also led the field in Putts Per GIR (1.69) with her Scotty Cameron Phantom X 5.5 tour prototype putter. What’s in the Bag? | Alexa Pano Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1 golf ball Driver: TSR3 8.0° | Mitsubishi Diamana PD 50 S Fairway Metals: TSR3 13.5° | Mitsubishi Diamana PD 60 S, TSR3 18.0° | Mitsubishi Diamana PD 70 S, and TSR3 21.0°| Mitsubishi Tensei CK 70 Irons: NEW T100 5-9 | Nippon NS Pro 950GH R Wedges: NEW Vokey Design SM10 46.10, 50.12F, 54.14F, 58.12D | Nippon NS Pro 950GH R Putter : Scotty Cameron Phantom X 5.5 tour prototype putter PANO ON HER PRO V1 “The spin on this ball gives me a lot of confidence around the greens and hitting shots in, I can really predict what I want to do and [it’s] just a very reliable golf ball. If I want to stick something, I can do that. If I want to get the rollout, I can still do that, and [Pro V1] just kind of gives me the freedom to play golf. I know my golf ball is going to do what I need it to.” “I think before I turned pro, I definitely tested a few different balls and just nothing has the consistency that a Pro V does for me. Trying to get those different ball flights, whether it’s lower with my wedges or going high, but you still, when you’re hitting it high, you still want to see a bit of a drive to it. You don't just want to see it floating. And that's really the main reason I've always stuck with the Pro V1.” “I'm a massive feel player. Almost everything I do is feel. I’m not super big on the technological side, and [Pro V1] has always just had a great feel for me. I love the way that it comes off the club. I love the way that I see it react on the greens and yeah, I have a really good feel with this.” PANO ON HER TSR3 DRIVER “This is one of my favorite clubs in my bag. The TSR has been pretty game changing for me... Getting my driver to be a massive asset for me versus something that I was trying to control. It’s given me some strokes gained and yeah, I love it. I really love the look of this driver... the face angles on all my clubs for me are one of the biggest thing, being a big feel player, a visual is big for me. And just looking down at this, I love the way it sits on the ground and makes me feel before every drive that I hit.” PANO ON HER NEW T100 IRONS “I’ve just recently, this offseason, switched into the new T100. I went out to visit Chloe [Robinson, Titleist Technical Player Relations Representative] in California and she helped me get fit for these.” “Feel is probably the biggest part of my golf game. I think feeling the club through the turf is massive for me.... I really like these irons specifically because they pierce the ground really well.” “A good feeling [at impact] is important, but also the visual aspect of seeing kind of the thinner [topline] goes hand-in-hand with my feel. If I feel good over a club, looking down at the face angle, it really shows when I swing. Face angle is massive for me in every club in the bag. PANO ON TESTING HER SM10 WEDGES “Love the look of them, which is no surprise. I always love the look of a Vokey, but they feel super good so far. ... I think my favorite part about hitting [SM10] was hitting some of those full pitching wedges on the range. I do like to play kind of a right-to-left ball flight and when you start trying to get it up to its furthest distance is when you can see the turn kind of get to its maximum. And seeing a little bit more control [with SM10] was somethingthat’sreally big for me.” PANO ON HER PHANTOM X 5.5 PUTTER “I got this putter last offseason when I went up for a visit at the Scotty Cameron studio and Paul [Vizanko] wanted to fit me for a mallet, even though I’ve always been kind of a blade putter most of my life. And I was set on using one of the two blades that we got fit for that day, but he made me take this. He’s like, ‘you never know what’s going to happen.’ And I was really struggling with my putting the first half of this year. It was just not solid, not consistent at all. I was losing a lot of shots. So finally,just kind of got to a point where I was like, alright, we need to switch something up. So I switched over to this mallet and it’s the reason I’m a winner on the LPGA tour now. It’s been such a massive help. I jumped up so high in the putting ranks. I was really low at some point this year and it’s given me a lot of confidence around the greens. And now it’sprobably my favorite club in the bag.” www.youtube.com/watch PGA TOUR | The American Express Making PGA TOUR history, the 20-year-old amateur champion of The American Express trusted his Pro V1 golf ball to shoot 29 under par in the desert and win by one shot. The champion made two birdies over his final four holes Sunday at PGA West’s Stadium Course to post a closing 2-under 70, getting his Pro V1 up and down for par from just over 78 feet on the par-4 18th to etch his name in the history books. The college sophomore has played the 2023 Pro V1 model since the start of his freshman season, winning his first collegiate tournament last March before making a summer run that included victories at the Northeast Amateur, North & South Amateur and the U.S. Amateur Championship. On Saturday at La Quinta Country Club, he tied the lowest round by an amateur in PGA Tour history, shooting a 12-under 60 to take a three-shot lead into the final round. PRO V1 & PRO V1 x : THREE IN A ROW TO START 2024 With Sunday’s victory at The American Express, Titleist golf ball players have now won each of the first three events to start the 2024 PGA TOUR season. Grayson Murray won last week’s Sony Open in a playoff with his Pro V1 , while the winner of The Sentry played Pro V1x . Over the last three weeks on the PGA TOUR, a total of 252 players have teed up a Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball, more than five times the nearest competitor (44). JUSTIN THOMAS MOVES TO 2023 PRO V1 x Following extensive off-season testing, longtime Pro V1x player Justin Thomas made the move to the 2023 Pro V1x from the prior generation model, teeing it up in competition for the first time at the 2023 Hero World Challenge. Said Thomas: “All of us want consistency. Whether the wind be down, left-to-right, right-to-left, into. If I'm hitting my numbers, I want [the golf ball] to time and time again be able to have that consistent spin, trajectory, to where I’m not missing numbers by four and five [yards] with what I felt like was a good swing. And I felt like Bahamas was a great time to test it. And yeah, it was awesome.” “I had a couple of irons into the wind that I could tell [the difference between models]. Some 7 irons that I felt were ‘you know, I’m not sure I can quite get this there, but I just got to put a good solid swing on it.’ And just how [the shots] maintained the trajectory and they weren’t ballooning – but with the land angle, now they’re still going to be coming down soft enough when the greens are firm. There was a couple of times there in that first round where the wind would pick up, and I felt like I was able to either hold it against winds or keep it flighted into the wind that I had felt good about the change.” Thomas posted 16 under for the week in the Bahamas, good for a solo 3rd finish. When he arrived to PGA West this week to make his first PGA TOUR start of the 2024 season, ‘23 Pro V1x remained in the bag. “I texted Fordie [Pitts, Director of Tour Research and Validation for Titleist Golf Ball R&D], I said, ‘Well, I think we have a winner 23X,’ ” Thomas said. "Yeah, it checked all the boxes, and I was very pleased.” In his 2024 season debut at the Amex, Thomas posted four rounds of 68 or better to finish T3 at 27 under. On Saturday, he posted a course record-tying 11-under 61, in which he gained over three shots (+3.153) with his approach play and was a perfect 5-for-5 in scrambling around PGA West’s Stadium Course. VOKEY SM10 IS MOST PLAYED WEDGE AT AMERICAN EXPRESS The tour launch of the NEW Vokey Design SM10 wedges continued this week at the American Express, with Vokey Tour Rep Aaron Dill on site and back behind his grinding wheel on the Titleist Tour Truck. When players teed off on Thursday, there were 251 Vokey Design gap, sand and lob wedges in play, more than all other brands combined (55%): SM10 was the most played wedge model, with 135 gap, sand and lob wedges in play (29%), more than double the nearest competitor. Thirty-nine players put at least one new Vokey SM10 wedge in the bag for the first time, and four of the players finishing inside the top-10 gamed at least one SM10 wedge, including Justin Thomas (46.10F, 52.12F, 56.14F, 60.04T), the 2020 Men’s Olympic Gold Medalist (56.10S, WedgeWorks 60.06K) and the 2023 WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play champ (56.14F, 60.04T). More than 100 players on the PGA TOUR and DP World Tour that have already played new SM10’s in competition since the new models first appeared at The Sentry. KORN FERRY TOUR | The Bahamas Great Exuma Classic Titleist Brand Ambassador Jeremy Paul claimed the first event on the 2024 Korn Ferry Tour schedule, posting a bogey-free weekend to win by one in the Bahamas. Paul, playing a Pro V1x golf ball, TSR3 driver, T-Series irons and SM9 wedges among his Titleist setup, carded three straight rounds of 67 in rounds 2-4 to finish at 17 under and earn his first career KFT victory. Kevin Roy (Pro V1) finished one shot back of Paul’s winning number, and Ross Steelman (Pro V1x Left Dash) finished solo third at 15 under. Cristobal Del Solar (Pro V1x) and Kyle Westmoreland (Pro V1) finished fourth and fifth, respectively, to round out a 1-through-5 sweep for Titleist golf ball players. One hundred players (76% of the field) trusted a Titleist golf ball in the Korn Ferry’s season-opening event. What’s in the Bag? | Jeremy Paul Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1x Driver: TSR3 9.0° Hybrid: TSR3 19.0° Irons: T200 4 iron and T100 5-9 irons Wedges : Vokey Design SM9 46.10F, 50.12F, 56.08M, WedgeWorks 60.06K PGA TOUR CHAMPIONS | Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai Steven Alker (Pro V1) began the 2024 PGA Tour Champions season with a win, posting rounds of 65-63-63 to post 25 under and win by four. Alker, who now has eight victories dating back to the start of the 2022 PGA Tour Champions season, surrendered just one bogey to his 22 birdies and two eagles over 54 holes at Hualalai GC. In complete control of his Pro V1, he hit 49 of 54 greens in regulation (1st) and got up-and-down for par in four of his five attempts. Last season, 25 out of 28 PGA Tour Champions events were won with a Titleist golf ball. PGA TOUR AUSTRALASIA | Webex Players Series Murray River Titleist Brand Ambassador Kazuma Kobori , playing a Pro V1x golf ball and full bag of Titleist equipment , earned his first victory as a professional, posting 21 under to win by two. The New Zealand native, who won the Western Amateur as well as the Elite Amateur Series title this past summer, turned in four rounds of 68 or better (65-66-64-68) to reach his winning number. What’s in the Bag? | Kazuma Kobori Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1x Driver: TSR2 9.0° Fairway Metal: TSR2+ 14.5° Hybrid: TSR3 19.0° Irons: NEW T150 4-5 and T100 6-9 irons Wedges: Vokey Wedges 46.10F, 50.12F, 54.12D, WedgeWorks 60.06K Putter: Scotty Cameron Newport AMATEUR | Latin America Amateur Championship Playing a Pro V1 golf ball, the champion of the Latin America Amateur Championship posted the low round of the day on Sunday – a final round 64 – to win by two shots. He played the weekend in 10 under and finished seven shots clear of third place. With the victory, the winner will receive an invitation to the 2024 Masters as well as exemptions to the 2024 U.S. Open at Pinehurst #2 and the 2024 Open Championship at Royal Troon. Twenty-three of the top 24 finishers played a Pro V1 , Pro V1x or Pro V1x Left Dash golf ball, and 82% of the field trusted a Titleist golf ball this week. ... #TeamTitleist
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Testing is underway out on TOUR for the new Scotty Cameron Phantom prototype putters! Players at this week's Sony Open in Hawaii are getting their first look at four of Scotty's new mallet designs for 2024. QUOTING SCOTTY CAMERON “Max Homa, Justin Thomas and tour players around the world have found success with Phantom putters, and we’re constantly talking with them and learning more about what they want from their mallet. Recently, it’s been alignment that has dominated those conversations. We’ve taken that feedback and designed the new Phantoms to give players useful, intuitive alignment features, not only with the sight dots and lines visible at address, but also with the overall shape of each model. Every aspect of the putter design is working together. Every angle has been refined to accentuate a down-the-line view, so the player has a clear and confident look at every putt.” Check out the reactions below and s tay tuned to Titleist.com as well as Titleist's social channels ( Instagram , Facebook , Twitter ) for updates as this process continues over the coming weeks across the worldwide professional tours. www.instagram.com/.../ www.instagram.com/.../
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PGA TOUR | The Sentry The first event of the 2024 PGA TOUR season finished with a clean sweep of the top 4 positions on the final leader board, as Titleist ball players finished 1-2-3-4 in Maui. Titleist was the #1 ball at The Sentry with 41 players in the 59-player field (69.5%) teeing up a Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball, more than five times the nearest competitor. Eight of the top 9 finishers played a Pro V1 or Pro V1x: 1. Champion | Pro V1x 2. Sahith Theegala | Pro V1 3. Jordan Spieth | Pro V1x 4. Byeong Hun An | Pro V1x T5. Sungjae Im | Pro V1x T5. Brian Harman | Pro V1 T5. J.T. Poston | Pro V1x T5. 2022 Masters champion | Pro V1 VOKEY SM10 WEDGES MAKE TOUR DEBUT AT KAPALUA The NEW Vokey Design SM10 wedges made their PGA TOUR debut this week at The Sentry – as the field’s most played wedge. A total of 59 SM10 wedges were immediately put into play at Kapalua (25.8% of all wedges), more than any other brand’s total number of wedges: Twenty players put at least one Vokey SM10 wedge in the bag this week – including Max Homa and Jordan Spieth , who each arrived to Maui with four new SM10’s, having left their SM9’s at home. With new four new SM10’s in the bag, Byeong Hun An gained more than three shots on the field around the green (+3.066), on his way to a third-place finish. In total, Vokey was the most played wedge at Kapalua with 98 (57.6%) sand, gap and lob wedges in play. Titleist Brand Ambassadors with SM10 wedges in play: Ludvig Aberg : SM10 60.08M Byeong Hun An : SM10 48.10F, 52.08F, 56.08M, 60.04T Wyndham Clark : SM10 46.10F, 50.08F, 56.10S Cameron Davis : SM10 52.12F, 56.14F, WedgeWorks 60L Russell Henley : SM10 48.10F, 50.08F, 54.10S, 60.04T Lee Hodges : SM10 46.10F, 52.08F, 56.10S, WedgeWorks 60L Tom Hoge : SM10 46.10F, 52.08F, 56.08M, 60.04T Max Homa : SM10 46.10F, 50.12F, 56.14F, WedgeWorks 60L Tom Kim : SM10 46.10F, 52.12F Vincent Norrman : SM10 50.12F, 54.10S, WedgeWorks 60L J.T. Poston : SM10 46.10F, 50.12F, 56.10S, WedgeWorks 60L Davis Riley : SM10 46.10F, 50.08F, 56.08M, WedgeWorks 60A+ Jordan Spieth : SM10 46.10F, 52.08F, 56.10S, 60.04T JORDAN SPIETH ON HIS MOVE TO SM10 “So typically Aaron Dill (Vokey Tour Rep) comes to us throughout the year and asks, ‘What can we be doing better?’ And I don’t really have a whole lot to say to him normally because I love my wedges, but he’s always working to improve little things,” Spieth said. “And then he presents them to us and we get to hit them with Aaron as he talks through the changes that he makes. And then from there, I take them home – you know, you’ve got to hit them a bunch. We're working numbers, working flights, playing with them, building some trust with them, kind of keeping what he's working on in the back of our mind. And then when it all matches up, I feel pretty comfortable taking him out to a tour round.” “I flight my wedges really low. And then as I got to the gap wedge and the pitching wedge, I saw some more consistency in the flight, especially on the draw intent shots, just kind of holding a little straighter. That's always a benefit when we're looking at these left pins and trying to attack them.” “They're doing for me what they always do. I'm not having to think about any distractions as I'm getting ready to hit a shot. And then when you step back and look at it, you’re like, ‘Oh yeah, that shot became a little bit easier.’” MAX HOMA ON HIS MOVE TO SM10 “I needed to see trajectory. That’s number one. Especially with a 60, I like to launch it low, so I needed to see that it could still stay low without needing to feel like I had to hook it,” Homa said. “And then two, I like to play most, not all the time – but a lot of the time with my wedges, I like to play what I call it like a ‘pinch cut, ’ it just falls a little bit right, but it stays low, it has a lot of spin and it just falls a tickle right. That's what I’m always looking for when I’m hitting a new wedge. It's quite often that you go to hit a cut with a full swing lob wedge or sand wedge, and it balloons. So I like to see it flat and just fall a little, right. As long as I can hit that shot, I'm usually pretty happy.” “I think it’s just predictability (around the greens). I want to hit a shot and then it feels like, ‘hey, that should be a spinner.’ And then I look up and it's low and it’s skidding and spinning. It's OK to hit some that are bad and look up and be like, ‘Oh, that's ballooning.’ But I don’t want to hit one where I’m like, ‘Oh, that felt really good.’ And then you watch it chase across the green and come out kind of like a bowling ball as the kids say. So it’s really more just making sure that it’s doing what it feels like I caused it to do.” “Solid is always the word I say (to describe the feel of his Vokey wedges). Even when I remember I got these new ones, it just still feels, it feels like when you put the club on the ball, it cuts through the ground great. But I mean, the face stability for whatever reason, just feels strong. And I've always liked the look, everything about it to my eye looks good. And then when I hit them... there's no bad give. It’s not kicking all over the place. It feels very stable.” JORDAN SPIETH MAKES MOVE TO NEW T100 IRONS In just his second start with the NEW T100 irons, Jordan Spieth finished solo 3rd, making 30 birdies around the Kapalua Plantation Course. Spieth first put the new models (T100 4-9 irons, Project X 6.5) in play at the Hero World Challenge following extensive offseason testing. “Jordan is a precise iron player and very knowledgeable on all his launch, spin and speed numbers on a variety of shots,” said J.J. Van Wezenbeeck, Titleist’s Director of Player Promotions . “With everything going on in his personal life (the Spieths welcomed their second child in September) he didn’t have time to fully vet the new irons until late this fall. During early testing he loved the look and feel but wanted to give them a thorough testing to make sure all the different varieties of shape and flights hit his numbers. He has been very happy with them.” In addition to his new irons, Spieth was among the first players to put NEW Vokey SM10 wedges in play during the week of their launch on Tour. Spieth added four fresh SM10’s to the bag (46.10F, 52.08F, 56.10S, 60.04T) ahead of his arrival to Maui following work with Aaron Dill this offseason. He finished 6th in Scrambling for the week (83%, 10/12). What’s in the Bag? | Jordan Spieth Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1x Driver: TSR2 10.0° | Ventus Black 6 X Fairway Metal: TSR3 15.0° | Tensei AV Blue XLink 75 TX-Flex Hybrid : TSi2 21.0° | Tour AD IZ-9 Hybrid X-Flex Irons: NEW T100 4-9 irons | Project X 6.5 Wedges: NEW SM10 46.10F, 52.08F, 56.10S, 60.04T | Project X 6.5 (46), Project X 6.0 (52-60) Putter: Scotty Cameron 009 tour prototype SUNGJAE IM BREAKS BIRDIE RECORD Sungjae Im set the PGA TOUR’s 72-hole birdie record, making 11 birdies Sunday at Kapalua to reach 34 total birdies for the week. Im tied the previous record of 32 with a birdie 3 on the par-4 14th. He two-putted the par-5 15th to set a new record and made another 4 on the par-5 18th to close out his week. Im finished 11th in Strokes Gained: Approach (+3.043) and 12th in Strokes Gained: Putting (+3.363), having moved to a new Scotty Cameron Phantom 5s tour prototype putter this week. What’s in the Bag? | Sungjae Im Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1x Driver: TSi2 8.0° | Tour AD DI-7 X-Flex Fairway Metal : TS3 15.0° | Tour AD DI-8 X-Flex Hybrid: 818 H2 19.0° | Tour AD DI-105 Hybrid X-Flex Irons: T100 3-9 | Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 Wedges: Vokey SM9 48.10F (@ 47), 54.14F (@ 53), SM7 60.04L | Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 Putter: Scotty Cameron Phantom 5s tour prototype ... #TeamTitleist
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https://youtu.be/x358Br33jL4 What does it take to compete against the best players in the world? Joined by her father and caddie, Rick, watch as Alexa Pano takes us through a practice round day on the LPGA Tour. What's in Alexa's all-Titleist setup: ️ Pro V1 Golf Ball ️TSR3 Driver (8.0°) TSR3 Fairways (13.5° & 18.0°) 818 H1 Hybrid (21.0°) T100·S Irons (5-9) Vokey Design SM9 Wedges (46.10F, 50.12F, 54.14F, 58.12D) Scotty Cameron Phantom X 5.5 tour prototype putter Subscribe to the Titleist YouTube Channel here .
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PGA TOUR | Butterfield Bermuda Championship Camilo Villegas (Pro V1x) posted a flawless 6-under 65 Sunday in Bermuda to return to the winner’s circle and capture his fifth career PGA TOUR title. The 41-year-old, who turned in four rounds of 67 or better including matching 65‘s over the weekend, was in complete control of his Pro V1x all week, leading the field with 82% (59/72) greens in regulation. That included 17 of 18 GIR on Sunday to set up six birdies without dropping a shot. Villegas’ final birdie dropped on the par-5 17th, where he got up-and-down from a difficult spot in the right greenside bunker. “I didn't have the best lie in that bunker,” he said, “but I looked at my caddie and I said, OK, brother, let's hit a good shot here.” Villegas caught his Pro V1x perfectly and watched as it landed at the top of a slope on the edge of the green, checked and rolled slowly down to within 3 feet. “Came out a little better than I expected, nice tap-in birdie, gave me a little cushion, a little freedom going to the next hole,” he said. Villegas’ victory comes one week after his T2 finish at the WorldWide Technology Championship, where he shot rounds of 64-64-69-66. He’s played his last 144 holes in 49 under par. Nine of the top 12 finishers trusted a Titleist golf ball this week at Port Royal. LPGA | The ANNIKA Driven by Gainbridge Adding to her already breakout and historic season, Lilia Vu (Pro V1x) birdied two of her final four holes Sunday to win by three shots and claim her fourth LPGA title of the year. The reigning Chevron Championship and AIG Women’s Open champion, Vu followed a Saturday 8-under 62 with a closing 66 to finish the week at 19 under. The 26-year-old was in complete control from tee to green, hitting 49 of 56 fairways (88%) and 61 of 72 greens in regulation (85%). Vu, who dropped only one shot over the weekend, led a 1-through-6 finish for Pro V1 or Pro V1x players: 1. Lilia Vu : Pro V1x T2. Alison Lee : Pro V1 T2. Azahara Munoz : Pro V1x T2. Emily K. Pedersen : Pro V1 5. Amy Yang : Pro V1x 6. Stephanie Kyriacou : Pro V1 LILIA VU + 2023 PRO V1 x : A BREAKTHROUGH SEASON Lilia Vu made the move to 2023 Pro V1x to begin the season, having tested the ball at home during the offseason. In her first LPGA start with the new model, at the Honda LPGA Thailand in February, she captured her first career LPGA victory. “Instantly knew that the (2023) Pro V1x was going to be it,” Vu said of her testing process. Both 2023 Pro V1 and Pro V1x are engineered with high gradient core designs that deliver lower long game spin for increased distance and a more consistent flight, while maintaining the Drop-and-Stop greenside control that Pro V1 and Pro V1x players rely on to play their best. “It helped bring down the spin and it was just perfect for my game,” she said. “Yeah, everything about it. The biggest thing for me is I really wanted the same feel coming out of the old golf ball. It just happened to be that way, so it worked out really well.” Vu went on to win her first major title at the Chevron Championship, before earning major No. 2 at the AIG Women’s Open. Her victory Sunday marks the fourth of the season and her career. DP WORLD TOUR | Nedbank Golf Challenge Max Homa earned the first international victory of his career with a commanding tee-to-green performance in Sun City. Homa, gaming a Pro V1 golf ball and full bag of Titleist equipment , including TSR3 driver, NEW T150 3 iron, Vokey SM9 wedges and Scotty Cameron putter, was the only player to post four rounds in the 60’s for the week, reaching 19 under to win by four shots. Heading into the final round with a one-stroke lead, Homa came out strong, making four birdies over his first six holes. On the par-5 9th, Homa faced a 240-yard second shot from the right rough to an island green guarded by water on all sides. He pulled his new T150 3 iron and sent his Pro V1 towering towards the pin, landing and stopping just 19 feet from the cup. He drained the eagle putt to extend his advantage, adding two more birdies on the back nine to put the finishing touches on a Sunday 66. What’s in the Bag? | Max Homa www.youtube.com/watch Golf Ball: Pro V1 Driver : TSR3 9.0° | Tensei 1K Black 65 TX-Flex Fairway Metal: TSR2+ 14.5°| Fujikura Ventus Red TR 8 X-Flex Irons: NEW T150 3 | KBS Tour 105g Prototype Graphite Hybrid X-Flex, T100•S 4 | KBS $-Taper 130 X-Flex, T100 5 | KBS $-Taper 130 X-Flex , and 620 MB 6-9 | KBS $-Taper 130 X-Flex Wedges: Vokey Design SM9 46.10F, 50.12F, 56.14F, WedgeWorks 60A wedges | KBS $-Taper 130 X-Flex (46), KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 Wedge Heavy Tip 135 X-Flex (50, 56), KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 Wedge Heavy Tip 120 Proto (60) Putter: Scotty Cameron Phantom X 5.5 tour prototype HOMA WINS IN SECOND START WITH T150 3 IRON Homa's week-to-week setup typically includes his TSR2 21.0° fairway, which fits the gap between his 3 wood and T100•S 4 iron. Ahead of the Ryder Cup this year, Homa began looking for an alternative to his 7 wood, seeking a reliable option off the tee in an iron profile. The gamer that found its way into Homa’s bag at Marco Simone was a T150 3 iron (KBS Tour 105g Prototype Graphite Hybrid X-Flex). “I knew at Marco Simone we were going to need to hit the ball straight,” said Homa on the No Laying Up podcast. “So had J.J. [Van Wezenbeeck, Titleist Director of Player Promotions] make me a bunch of different [3 irons] with different shafts and found this one I loved. And it was really useful out there, especially in the afternoons when the ball got running, you could really use it off the tee. So they're just easier to hit. I feel like they're very versatile and I hadn't really hit many 3 irons off the ground. It's usually just been off the tee, but one of my favorite shots of the week was a 3 iron off the fairway on a par 5 that flew just like 4 or 5 iron do. And it was really fun to have that versatility. So that whole T100, T150 series has been a big advantage I feel like I've had in my bag.” This week was Homa’s first start since the Ryder Cup, and his T150 3 iron stayed in the bag. During Sunday’s final round, Homa used it on the par-5 9th from 240 yards in the rough and saw his Pro V1 finish 19 feet from the hole. He converted the eagle putt and went out in 31. WEDGEWORKS 60A IN WINNING WEDGE SETUP Max Homa gamed four Vokey Wedges , including a WedgeWorks 60A lob wedge, on his way to earning his ninth professional victory. The WedgeWorks 60A is a low-bounce lob wedge designed for golfers playing in firmer course conditions who have a shallow delivery. It features four degrees of bounce and a smoothed-out sole that provides a faster feel through the turf and helps players slide under the ball in tight conditions. Currently available for a limited time on Vokey.com , the 60A was born out of feedback from former U.S. Open champion Geoff Ogilvy, who had been playing Vokey’s popular L Grind. “I spoke with Geoff (Ogilvy), and we got on the topic of Australian golf courses and how they compared to courses in America and around the world,” said Vokey Tour Representative Aaron Dill. “I asked him some specific questions which resulted in an idea to design another lob wedge grind option that complemented the firm links-style conditions that players face – not just in Australia and Europe – but globally. Geoff has always been a low bounce player in his 60-degree, so I took his 60.04L wedge and removed the ribbon, resulting in a grind that moves through the turf quickly with very little resistance.” Homa, who typically plays a 60.04L, had previously put the A Grind in play at Royal Liverpool at the Open Championship this summer to adjust for the firmer conditions before returning to his L Grind for the remainder of the season. Wyndham Clark also gamed the A Grind to win the U.S. Open at LACC this year, while Tom Kim has had his 60A in his winning setup for each of his three PGA TOUR titles. PGA TOUR CHAMPIONS | Charles Schwab Cup Championship Steven Alker (Pro V1) posted 18 under over four rounds at Phoenix Country Club to win the season-finale Charles Schwab Cup Championship by one shot. The win, Alker’s third of the season, saw him jump two spots up the standings to finish 2nd in his campaign to defend the season-long Charles Schwab Cup. Alker was steady all week long, finishing T3 in Greens in Regulation (55/72, 76%), 3rd in Scrambling (14/17, 82%) and 1st in Sand Saves (6/6). Over the 2023 PGA Tour Champions season, 25 of 28 total tournaments were won using a Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball. STEVE STRICKER WINS 2023 SCHWAB CUP Steve Stricker (Pro V1x) captured the 2023 Charles Schwab Cup, having won six times in 16 starts on the year, including three major championships (Regions Tradition, KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship, Kaulig Companies Championship). In addition to his six victories, Stricker finished runner-up on five occasions, and finished outside the top 8 just once in his 16 starts (T15 finish). Over the course of the year, the 56-year-old finished with the lowest scoring average (69.54) and ranked 1st in Scrambling (74.5%) as well as 2nd in Greens in Regulation (76.4%). KPGA | LG Signature Players Championship In the KPGA’s 2023 season finale, Sanghun Shin (Pro V1x) made birdie on the third hole of an all-Titleist golf ball playoff to earn his second career KPGA title. Shin shot a final round 69 to post 8 under and force extra holes with Titleist Brand Ambassadors Seonghyeon Jeon (Pro V1) and Jaekyeong Lee (Pro V1x) before breaking the deadlock with his winning birdie. Eight of the top 10 finishers on the final leader board trusted a Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball. WINNER PLAYS TSR DRIVER, SCOTTY CAMERON PUTTER The winner of the LG Signature Players Championship played a TSR3 9.0° driver, TSi2 15.0° fairway and a Scotty Cameron Newport Masterful tour prototype putter that he used to roll in the winning 7-foot birdie putt. ASIAN TOUR | Hong Kong Open Titleist Brand Ambassador Ben Campbell birdied his final two holes to win his first career Asian Tour title by one. Campbell, gaming a Pro V1 golf ball , TSR2 driver, T100 irons and Vokey Design SM9 wedges, shot rounds of 66-64-65-66 for the week on his way to posting 19 under, one clear of Titleist Brand Ambassador Cameron Smith . Eight of the 11 players finishing inside the top 10 and ties played a Titleist golf ball . What’s in the Bag? | Ben Campbell Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1 Driver: TSR2 10.0° Fairway Metal: TSR2 13.5° Hybrid: TSR3 19.0° Irons: T100 4-PW Wedges: Vokey Design SM9 50F, 56.08M, 60.10S What’s in the Bag? | Cameron Smith Golf Ball : Titleist Pro V1x Driver: TSR3 10.0° Fairway Metal: TS2 21.0° Irons: NEW T150 5 and NEW T100 6-9 Wedges: Vokey Design SM9 46.10F, 52.08F, 56.08M and WedgeWorks 60T Putter: Scotty Cameron 009M tour prototype JGTO | Mitsui Sumitomo Visa Taiheiyo Masters Shugo Imahira (Pro V1x) posted 12 under for the week to win by one. The victory marks Imahira’s second of the season and ninth of his career, and he moves to No. 3 in the season-long money list with three events remaining. PGA TOUR AUSTRALASIA | Gippsland Super 6 Titleist Brand Ambassador Kerry Mountcastle won for the first time on the PGA Tour of Australasia, defeating all five of his opponents in the event’s 6-hole matches on Sunday. Mountcastle, who now moves to No. 1 in the season’s Order of Merit and gains entry to the upcoming Fortinet Australian PGA Championship and ISPS HANDA Australian Open, earned a berth in Sunday’s one-on-one, sudden-death matches by surviving a 10-person playoff after the tournament’s first 54 holes of open stroke play. What’s in the Bag? | Kerry Mountcastle Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1 Driver: TSR2 Fairway Metal: TSR2 Hybrid: TSi Irons: T100 Wedges: Vokey Design SM9 Putter: Scotty Cameron Newport ... #TeamTitleist
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Just wanted to say I got my bag fully Titleist'd out! So happy with all the clubs and having discovered this board and looking forward to interacting with all of the dedicated enthusiasts. Driver - TSi3 3 Wood - TSi2 Hybrid - Tsi2 Irons - T100s Wedges - SM9 Putter - Phantom 5.5 Bag - Hybrid 14 Love it all so much! That is all
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I currently game a Newport 2 and am thinking of swapping to a Phantom Style putter. My original putter was a Del Mar and I swapped to the blade because of the amount of toe flow the Del Mar had as it caused me to push putts. The Newport straightened my putts up but now I am battling inconsistence issues. I am throwing around the idea of a Phantom style putter and was wondering if any of you have made the switch from a blade to a mallet.
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PGA TOUR | Sanderson Farms Championship Amid the final minutes of daylight Sunday at Jackson Country Club, Luke List rolled his Pro V1 golf ball in for birdie from just over 43 feet to clinch his second PGA Tour victory. The putt – officially measuring 43 feet, 1 inch – ended a five-man playoff that was anticipated to finish Monday morning in Mississippi but instead needed just one hole. List, who posted rounds of 66-66-68-70 to make the playoff at 18 under par, was one of four Titleist golf ball players who qualified for the extra session, along with Ludvig Aberg (Pro V1x) , Ben Griffin (Pro V1) and Scott Stallings (Pro V1x) . For the week, the 38-year-old List gained +5.731 strokes tee to green (14th), with +3.456 of them coming around the green (6th). “I was able to really scramble very nicely and make some putts,” he said after the round. LPGA | The Ascendant LPGA Hyo Joo Kim (Pro V1x) earned her sixth career LPGA victory, winning wire-to-wire after opening the week with a 7-under 64. Kim – who entered the week ranked No. 7 in the Rolex Rankings, having recorded eight top-10's this season on the LPGA Tour – followed up her strong start with rounds of 68-70-69 to reach 13 under and win by four shots. She hit 43/52 (83%) of her fairways and made 20 birdies over the four rounds at Old American Golf Club. This week in Texas, 109 players (84% of the field) teed up a Pro V1 or Pro V1x , including 10 of the top 12 finishers on Sunday’s final leader board. DP WORLD TOUR | Alfred Dunhill Links Championship Matt Fitzpatrick (Pro V1x) played his final six holes in 3 under to win by three shots in St. Andrews, closing out his 9th career DP World Tour title. The 29-year-old opened the week with rounds of 67-64 at Carnoustie and Kingsbarns, respectively, before turning in a 6-under 66 in Monday’s weather-delayed final round on the Old Course. He rolled his Pro V1x in for birdie on 18 to finish off a 54-hole 19-under total. FITZPATRICK ON HIS PRO V1 x www.youtube.com/watch “There’s obviously so many different variables with a golf ball. I’ve always been kind of a lower flight player but I am kind of high spin so that’s where I feel like my game is at with the golf ball. To be able to rely on the golf ball and know that it’s gonna do what I want it to do – have a consistent flight, consistent spin with every shot that I hit – that’s so important. Having that ability to know what your ball is going to do rather than second guessing makes a hell of a difference and obviously makes you more comfortable. And from there you’re gonna hit better golf shots. I love the golf ball that I’m in, it just works perfectly for my game.” “The reason [Pro V1x] is so good for me is feel, I like the harder feel off the club face. I just feel like the spin’s consistent, the flight’s consistent, and that’s what you need in a golf ball. You don’t need it kind of in different windows. It’s nice to have that consistency to have the confidence in the golf ball to know how far it’s going to go every time, and to be within a really tight deviation is obviously so important. This is a game of inches after all, the margins are so fine you want it to be as tight as possible. So that’s why I play Pro V1x because it’s exactly that, you know what you’re going to get every shot and you don’t get any strange effects from shots.” “You just know, hitting other golf balls, that as soon as you’ve hit it, it doesn’t have the same effect. I’ve messed around with balls on the range when they’ve been mixed into the Pro V1x bag that I always go to grab, and they just get funky flights. I don’t know how you can play golf with that, to be honest, and not knowing what you’re going to get from shot to shot.” “I feel like, for me, the firmer the ball is, the more I can control the spin. That’s always nice for me (with Pro V1x), knowing that I can increase spin, and take spin off it. That’s been the big thing. I know for a fact I can flight the ball easy, much easier, up and down, with the ball that I use.” “I’ve been Pro V1x ever since I was probably about 15. It was always the best ball. There was never anything else for me growing up, to be honest. That’s all I’ve ever known.” KORN FERRY TOUR | KFT Tour Championship Paul Barjon (Pro V1 Left Dot) shot a final round 4-under 68 to win by three shots and lock up his PGA TOUR card for the 2024 season. The 31-year-old Frenchman, who also won in July at the Memorial Health Championship and is now a three-time KFT winner, jumped 37 spots from No. 45 to No. 8 in the KFT Points List with the season-finale victory. The Top 30 earned their TOUR cards. “This is the best one by far,” said Barjon, who posted 14 under for the week while leading a 1-2-3-4-5 finish for Titleist golf ball players. “The other one I didn’t really expect to turn out that way. This one I knew what I had to do and I did it.” Over the four rounds at Victoria National, Barjon made 18 birdies and two eagles and finished T1 in Scrambling, getting his Pro V1 Left Dot up-and-down 13 of 19 attempts (68%). Barjon was one of 21 Titleist Pro V1 and Pro V1x players to earn their 2024 TOUR cards, and one of four Titleist golf ball players who earned their way into the Top 30 on Sunday, including Titleist Brand Ambassador Mac Meissner (Pro V1x) , Josh Teater (Pro V1x) and Roger Sloan (Pro V1x) . The 24-year-old Meissner earned his first TOUR card after posting back-to-back 68s on the weekend to finish T3 and jump from 35th to 20th. Titleist Brand Ambassador Joe Highsmith posted Sunday’s best round, a 6-under 66 to finish the week T3 and secure his first trip to the PGA TOUR after starting the week 27th. 21 OF TOP 30 ON FINAL KFT POINTS LIST TRUST TITLEIST GOLF BALL The 2023 Korn Ferry Tour season came to a close Sunday with 30 PGA TOUR cards on the line. Twenty-one players trusted a Titleist Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball in earning status for the 2024 PGA TOUR season: No. 1: Ben Kohles – Pro V1x Left Dash No. 2: Chan Kim – Pro V1 No. 5: Ben Silverman – Pro V1x No. 7: Pro V1 No. 8: Paul Barjon – Pro V1 Left Dot No. 10: Chandler Phillips – Pro V1x No. 12: David Skinns – Pro V1x No. 13: Jake Knapp – Pro V1 Left Dot No. 15: Jimmy Stanger – Pro V1 No. 16: Pro V1 No. 17: Nicholas Lindheim – Pro V1 No. 18: Joe Highsmith – Pro V1 No. 19: Patrick Fishburn – Pro V1 No. 20: Mac Meissner – Pro V1x No. 21: Tom Whitney – Pro V1 No. 22: Kevin Dougherty – Pro V1 Left Dot No. 26: Josh Teater – Pro V1x No. 27: Ryan McCormick – Pro V1 No. 28: Scott Gutschewski – Pro V1 Yellow No. 29: Roger Sloan – Pro V1x No. 30: Rafael Campos – Pro V1 Within the Top 30, 8 players trusted a Titleist driver ; 8 trusted Titleist irons , 18 had at least one Vokey Wedge , and 12 had a Scotty Cameron putter in the bag: No. 15 | Jimmy Stanger Driver: TSR2 10.0° Fairway Metal: TSR2 15.0° Hybrid: TSR2 21.0° Irons: T100 4-5 and 620 MB 6-9 Wedges Vokey Design SM9 46.10F, 50.08F, 56.10S, WedgeWorks 60T Putter: Scotty Cameron Tour Rat tour prototype No. 17 | Nicholas Lindheim Driver: TSR2 9.0° Fairway Metal: TSR3 16.5° Irons: T200 4 iron, T100 5-9 Wedges: Vokey Design SM9 48.10F, 50.08F, WedgeWorks 54.08M, 58.04L or 58.08M Putter: Scotty Cameron Masterful plus tour prototype No. 18 | Joe Highsmith Driver: TSR3 8.0° Fairway Metal: TSR3 15.0° Utility Iron: NEW T200 3 iron Irons: T100 4-9 irons Wedges : Vokey Design 46.10F, 50.12F, 54.14F, WedgeWorks 58° Putter: Scotty Cameron 009 tour prototype No. 20 | Mac Meissner Driver: TSR3 9.0° Fairway Metal: TSi2 15.0° Utility Iron: U•500 3 Irons: NEW T100 4-9 Wedges: Vokey Design 46.10F, 50.12F, 56.14F, 60T Putter : Scotty Cameron GOLO 6.2 tour prototype No. 21 | Tom Whitney Driver: TSR2 11.0 Fairway Metal: TSR3 15.0° Utility Iron: U•505 2 Irons: NEW T200 4 iron, NEW T100 5-PW Wedges: Vokey Design SM9 50.08F, 56.10S, BV-Proto 60T Putter: Scotty Cameron Phantom X 11 tour prototype No. 29 | Roger Sloan Driver: TSi3 10.0° Fairway Metal: TSR3 15.0° Utility Iron: U•500 3 iron Irons: T100•S 4 iron, T100 5-PW Wedges: Vokey Design SM9 50.08F, 56.08M, 60.10S Putter: Scotty Cameron Circa 6 flowneck tour prototype PGA TOUR CHAMPIONS | Constellation FURYK & FRIENDS Brett Quigley (Pro V1x) won for the second time on the Champions Tour, posting 11 under to win by one. Quigley opened the week with back-to-back 5-under 67’s to hold the 36-hole lead, and a steady 1-under 71 on Sunday at Timuquana Country Club sealed the victory. He hit 40/54 (74%, T3) greens in regulation for the week and got his Pro V1x up-and-down on 12 of 14 attempts (86%, 2). Twenty-two of the 24 tournaments played this season on the PGA Tour Champions have been won with a Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball. SUNSHINE TOUR | Fortress Invitational Robin Williams (Pro V1x) earned his first career Sunshine victory in a runaway, posting 19 under to win by six. The 22-year-old shot rounds of 66-67-68-68 at Glendower Golf Club. PGA TOUR OF AUSTRALASIA | Western Australia Open Simon Hawkes (Pro V1) shot rounds of 67-67-67-70 to post 17 under and claim his second PGA Tour of Australasia title by two shots. Titleist was the overwhelming #1 ball and most played brand across all major equipment categories for the week at The Joondalup Resort, with 102 players (84%) teeing up a Titleist ball and more than half the field (65, 54%) gaming a Titleist driver . ... #TeamTitleist
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THE RYDER CUP Team Titleist topped the equipment leaderboards with the majority of players across both Team Europe and Team USA trusting a Titleist Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball during the Ryder Cup at Marco Simone. Titleist was also the most played equipment brand in Rome this week with more drivers, irons, and wedges in play than any other brand. Check out some player highlights below: Tyrell Hatton (Pro V1x) went undefeated in Rome as Team Europe captured the 44th Ryder Cup, 16 ½ -11 ½. Hatton, 31, was the only player on Europe to win three matches without a loss, finishing the weekend at 3-0-1 after his Sunday singles victory to contribute 3 ½ points to Europe’s winning tally. Viktor Hovlan d (Pro V1) also earned 3 ½ points for Europe, displaying the tee-to-green consistency and control that earned him the 2023 FedExCup, while leading the event in Strokes Gained: Tee to Green (+10.24), according to DataGolf. In total, Titleist was the #1 ball at the Ryder Cup with 12 players across both teams teeing up a Pro V1 or Pro V1x . HATTON ON HIS PRO V1 x https://youtu.be/_eIm7ICInE0 Tyrell Hatton started the year on the PGA TOUR by making the move to the 2023 Pro V1x , playing his way to the TOUR Championship and No. 11 in the World Ranking, while finishing the FedExCup season 12th in Strokes Gained: Tee to Green (+1.081). “I have switched into the [2023 Pro V1x],” Hatton said in February at the Waste Management Phoenix Open, “and I'm very comfortable.” The 2023 Pro V1 and Pro V1x models are engineered with high gradient core designs that deliver lower long game spin for increased distance and a more consistent flight, while maintaining the Drop-and-Stop greenside control that Titleist players rely on to play their best. Said Hatton: “Consistency is the big thing. So making sure that certain strikes, the spin is kind of where it needs to be, so it always travels the same distance. That's such a big part of what we do. And you need that trust.” Hatton's elite ball-striking is complemented by a deft touch around the greens (he’s second in Scrambling from 20-30 yards and 6th from less than 10 yards). “(With Pro V1x), it’s more of a feel thing for me. I like the fact that it feels a little harder. It’s got a bit more of a click off the face. And for me, especially around the greens, that’s a big plus. I just feel like I have a bit more control.” HOVLAND ON HIS PRO V1 www.youtube.com/watch Viktor Hovland brought with him to Rome the same ball-striking accuracy and short-game precision that he used to end the FedExCup season with back-to-back victories and move to No. 4 in the World Ranking. Said Hovland: “First of all, it gives me a lot of consistency around the greens. I like how it feels off the face. I like how I’m able to spin the ball around the greens. But at the same time, I don’t sacrifice anything to the full shots. When I hit a drive on a par-5 and I’m trying to get after it, I don’t have to worry about the spin creeping up too high. I can still hit a high launch with low spin and then if I missed the green in two, I can still hit a short-sided shot with a lot of spin. So I think just the versatility is the key with the Pro V1 ball for me – and especially in the wind because we do play in a lot of wind. And I think that’s kind of the biggest challenge. If you don’t have a good ball in the wind, it really plays a big difference. The consistency in the wind, knowing how much it’s going to curve in certain wind directions and stuff like that – it just plays really well for me.” HOMA LEADS UNITED STATES, GAMES NEW T150 3-IRON On the U.S. side, Titleist Brand Ambassador Max Homa led the Americans with 3 ½ points, punctuated by a clutch up-and-down for birdie on Marco Simone’s par-5 18th to win his singles match. Homa played in all five sessions, earning a 3-1-1 record to move to 7-1-1 all-time in Ryder and Presidents Cups. Playing a Pro V1 golf ball and full bag of Titleist equipment , including a NEW T150 3-iron (KBS Tour 105g Prototype Graphite Hybrid X) he added to attack Marco Simone’s demanding tee shots, Homa led all 24 players with +4.56 strokes gained on approach shots (according to DataGolf). Depending on course setup, Homa switches between a long iron option and his TSR2 21.0° fairway. He also has a T200 3-iron in that rotation. The longstanding most played irons on the PGA TOUR, Titleist was also the top choice at Marco Simone with seven players gaming full sets. 15 RYDER CUPPERS CHOOSE VOKEY WEDGES More than half of the wedges in play at the 44th Ryder Cup were Vokey Design models, with 15 players across both teams gaming at least one Vokey wedge. In total, there were 39 Vokeys in play (57%), more than all other competitors combined. That list included Max Homa , who relied on stellar wedge play all week long in becoming the American’s leading points-getter. Playing alongside Brian Harman in Saturday morning’s foursomes matches, Homa chipped in for eagle on the par-4 16th with his SM9 60.04L lob wedge to give Team U.S.A. their first match victory. Later that day, Homa and Harman were 3-up on their opponents on the back nine of their four-ball match, looking to close out another crucial point. Faced with a difficult, short-sided pitch to save par on the par-4 15th, Homa pulled his lob wedge and holed out again, tying the hole. The duo went on to win, 2 & 1. What's in the Bag? | MAX HOMA www.youtube.com/watch Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1 Driver: TSR3 10.0° driver | Tensei 1K Black 65 TX Fairway Metal: TSR2+ 14.5° | Fujikura Ventus TR Red 80 X Irons: NEW T150 3-iron | KBS Tour 105g Prototype Graphite Hybrid X, T100•S 4-iron | KBS TOUR $-Taper 130 X, T100 5-iron | KBS TOUR $-Taper 130 X, and 620 MB 6-9 irons | KBS TOUR $-Taper 130 X Wedges: Vokey Design SM9 46.10F, 50.12F, 56.14F, 60.04L wedges | KBS TOUR $-Taper 130 X (46°), KBS Hi Rev 2.0 125 S (50°, 56°, 60°) Putter: Scotty Cameron Phantom X 5.5 tour prototype ASIAN GAMES | 19th Asia Games Titleist Brand Ambassador Sungjae Im led his home country of South Korea to a gold medal in the team portion of the 19th Asia Games. Im, playing a Pro V1x golf ball and full bag of Titleist equipment, went lower than anyone on Sunday with a final-round 65 that earned him the individual silver medal, leading a South Korean team that finished the competition at 76 under, 25 shots clear of second place. Aditi Ashok (Pro V1x) posted 17 under to earn a silver medal in the women’s individual competition, becoming the first Indian woman to medal at the Asian Games. What’s in the Bag? | Sungjae Im Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1x Driver: TSi2 8.0° | Graphite Design Tour AD DI 7 X Fairway Metal: TS3 15.0° | Graphite Design Tour AD DI 8 X Hybrid: 818 H2 19.0° | Graphite Design Tour AD DI Hybrid 105 X Irons: T100 3-9 | True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 Wedges: Vokey Design SM9 48.10F (@47), 54.14 F (@53) & 60.04L wedges | True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 Putter: Scotty Cameron Flowback 5 tour prototype JGTO | Vantelin Tokai Classic Yuta Kinoshita (Pro V1x) earned his second career Japan Tour victory, posting 15 under to win by one. Kinoshita made key birdies down the stretch on Nos. 15 and 17 to pull ahead from the chasing pack on his way to shooting a bogey-free 4-under 67. ... #TeamTitleist
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LPGA TOUR | Solheim Cup Spain’s Carlota Ciganda stuck her Pro V1x golf ball to two feet on the par-3 17th Sunday at Finca Cortesin, setting up the birdie that clinched her singles victory and the Solheim Cup for Team Europe. Ciganda’s point was the sixth and final point of the day for Europe, bringing their total to 14 – enough to retain the cup. Titleist golf ball players secured all six European points on Sunday with Leona Maguire (Pro V1) , Anna Nordqvist (Pro V1) , Caroline Hedwall (Pro V1) , Maja Stark (Pro V1) and Ciganda all winning their matches outright. Georgia Hall (Pro V1x) and Gemma Dryburgh (Pro V1x) each secured half points. All square after the 15th, Ciganda made consecutive birdies on 16 and 17 to win her match, 2 up. No one earned more points over the three days than Ciganda, who went a perfect 4-0-0 on home soil. “I'm very happy to win the four points in Spain in front of the home crowd. … I think there is nothing like this,” Ciganda said. “To play in Spain in front of your home crowd on Spanish soil, and to have my name being chanted, it's really amazing, very special and just something that I won't forget. Hedwall also provided Europe a crucial point late Sunday, having been 3-down with six holes to play before making birdies on Nos. 13, 14, 16, 17 and 18 to win, 2 up. In total, 10 ½ of the 12 points earned Sunday were by Pro V1 and Pro V1x players, including U.S. match winners Megan Khang (Pro V1) , Danielle Kang (Pro V1x) , Angel Yin (Pro V1) and Lilia Vu (Pro V1x) . Cheyenne Knight (Pro V1) earned a half point. TITLEIST IS #1 BALL AT SOLHEIM CUP Titleist was the overwhelming most played golf ball this week in Spain, with 18 competitors (75%) across both teams teeing up a Pro V1 or Pro V1x . Ten of the 12 players on Team Europe played a Pro V1 or Pro V1x en route to retaining the Solheim Cup. Pro V1 player Carlota Ciganda , the Cup’s leading point-getter, won all four of her matches playing a Pro V1x. Pro V1 players Megan Khang (3-0-1) and Cheyenne Knight (2-0-1) also went undefeated. Team Europe (10) Celine Boutier – Pro V1x Carlota Ciganda – Pro V1x Gemma Dryburgh – Pro V1x Linn Grant – Pro V1 Georgia Hall – Pro V1x Caroline Hedwall – Pro V1 Leona Maguire – Pro V1 Anna Nordqvist – Pro V1 Emily Kristine Pedersen – Pro V1 Maja Stark – Pro V1 Team U.S.A. (8) Allisen Corpuz – Pro V1 Ally Ewing – Pro V1x Danielle Kang – Pro V1x Megan Khang – Pro V1 Cheyenne Knight – Pro V1 Jennifer Kupcho – Pro V1 Lilia Vu – Pro V1x Angel Yin – Pro V1 EMILY K. PEDERSEN’S HISTORIC ACE: PRO V1 + NEW T100 Titleist Brand ambassador Emily Kristine Pedersen aced the par-3 12th hole during Friday’s fourball matches for just the second hole-in-one in Solheim Cup history. Faced with a 178-yard shot from an elevated tee, Pedersen pulled her NEW T100 7-iron and aimed for the left side of the green. Her Pro V1 landed just off the edge of the putting surface, taking a soft hop before rolling down the slope and into the cup. What’s in the Bag? | Emily K. Pedersen Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1 Driver: TSR3 10.0° | Tensei CK Pro White 60 S-Flex Fairway Metal : TSR2 16.5° | Tour AD GP 7 S-Flex Hybrid: TSR2 21.0° | Hzrdus Smoke Black RDX 80HY 6.0-Flex Irons : NEW T100 4-9 | KBS Tour 120 S-Flex Wedges: Vokey Design SM9 46.10F, 52.08F, 54.12D, WedgeWorks 58.04L wedges | KBS Tour 120 S-Flex Putter: Scotty Cameron Timeless Plus tour prototype PGA TOUR CHAMPIONS | PURE Insurance Championship Thongchai Jaidee (Pro V1x ) emerged victorious from a four-hole playoff, making par on the par-5 18th at Pebble Beach to clinch his second career PGA Tour Champions title. Jaidee carded rounds of 65-67 over the weekend to vault to the top of the leader board and post 14 under. He made 19 birdies over the three rounds (Round 1 at Spyglass Hill, Rounds 2 and 3 at Pebble Beach). KPGA | 2023 iMBank Open Inhoi Hur (Pro V1x Yellow) shot a final round 9-under 62 to earn his fifth career KPGA title in runaway fashion. The only player to post all four rounds in the 60’s, Hur ended the week at 20 under par, four shots clear of second place and eight shots clear of third. Twelve of the 13 players in the top 10 of the final leader board played a Titleist golf ball , while Titleist was the most played brand in every major equipment category ( ball , driver , fairway , hybrid , iron , wedge , putter ). JGTO | Panasonic Open Golf Championship Tomoharu Otsuki (Pro V1) claimed his third career JGTO title, turning in a bogey-free final round 66 to win by three. Otsuki carded four back-nine birdies on his way to pulling away from the field and reaching 20 under for the week at Onotoyo Golf Club. ASIAN TOUR | Yeangder TPC Titleist Brand Ambassador Poom Saksansin earned his fourth career Asian Tour title, winning by three in Thailand while leadng a 1-through-8 finish for Titleist golf ball players. Saksansin, gaming a Pro V1x golf ball and TSR3 driver among his all-Titleist setup, shot a final 6-under 66 – his fourth round of 68 or better – to reach 24 under for the week. What’s in the Bag? | Poom Saksansin Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1x Driver: TSR3 10.0° Fairway Metal: TSR3 15.0° Hybrid: 910H 19.0° Irons: T100 4-PW Wedges: Vokey Design SM9 52.08F, 56.10S, 60.04L Putter: Scotty Cameron Phantom X 7.5 tour prototype SUNSHINE TOUR | PGA Championship Rupert Kaminski (Pro V1x) earned his first career Sunshine Tour victory, closing with rounds of 66-72 through difficult conditions on a 36-hole final day. Kaminski’s 8-under total was good for a one-shot victory and moved him to No. 5 in the season-long Order of Merit. ... #TeamTitleist
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The PGA TOUR’s 2022-23 FedExCup season began and ended the same way – with a champion retrieving his Titleist from the bottom of the cup. It started last September at the Fortinet Championship, when Max Homa’s Pro V1 travelled 33 feet, from a tight, short-sided lie beneath the 18 th green, spinning into the hole on Silverado Resort & Spa’s closing par-5 for what proved to be a walk-off birdie. twitter.com/.../1571639215594635264 And it came to a close last Sunday , with Viktor Hovland setting up over a 7-foot putt on East Lake’s par-5 18 th , his Pro V1 golf ball marked with a long, black line that he’d directed toward the cup. End over end, Hovland’s Pro V1 dropped in for birdie and a five-shot triumph, officially earning him two new titles: TOUR Champion and FedExCup Champion. twitter.com/.../1695941299332096476 From Max’s magic act to Viktor’s victory lap, there were a total of 47 PGA TOUR events – with more players and more champions putting their trust in Titleist golf balls and equipment than any other brand : – Seventy-two percent of players who played in a PGA TOUR event during the 2022-23 FedExCup season teed up a Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball, the longstanding and overwhelming choice of the world’s best. And when the world’s best descended on The Los Angeles Country Club this summer, Titleist became the #1 ball at the U.S. Open for the 75 th consecutive year, continuing golf’s longest running equipment success story. The winner, Wyndham Clark, played a Pro V1x. – For the fifth consecutive season, following the inception of the Titleist Speed Project, more players on the PGA TOUR are using a Titleist driver (32%) than any other brand – including five of the top 10 and nine of the top 17 players in the OWGR. Five of the last seven major champions have gamed a Titleist driver. – Titleist is the longstanding most played iron on the PGA TOUR for 19 of the last 20 seasons, including the last nine in a row, with more players trusting Titleist T100 models than any other. The TOUR’s most popular hybrids and utility irons are also Titleist. – Week in and week out, there are more Vokey Design wedges in play on TOUR than all other brands combined. Seven of the top 10 players in the world use at least one Vokey wedge. – More champions throughout the PGA TOUR season used Titleist golf balls (28), drivers (14), irons (12) and Vokey wedges (24) than any other brand. – At three events during the ‘22-’23 FedExCup schedule (Butterfield Bermuda Championship, Sentry Tournament of Champions, American Express), Titleist topped every major equipment count as the #1 ball and most played driver, fairway, hybrid, utility, iron, wedge and putter. The Amex marked the 30th time since the start of the 2019 calendar year that Titleist has swept the counts. Titleist remains the only brand to ever accomplish this feat on the PGA TOUR. THE #1 BALL IN GOLF | INSIDE THE NUMBERS The world’s best teed up the #1 ball in golf a combined 4,444 times (72%) during the FedExCup season, more than seven times the nearest competitor (627), with Titleist golf ball players accounting for 28 victories (58%): World No. 1 Scottie Scheffler registered one of the TOUR’S historic ballstriking seasons with his Pro V1 golf ball, leading statistics week after week while collecting 17 top-10 finishes and two wins in 23 appearances – including a record-setting victory at THE PLAYERS. The world No. 1 finished his season averaging 2.62 Strokes Gained: Tee to Green per round, the second-best average in the 20-year shotlink era. He was the first PLAYERS Champion to shoot all four rounds in the 60’s (68-69-65-69), while gaining more strokes on the field tee to green (+17.17) than any other PLAYERS Champion in the shotlink era. He posted 17 under for the week and won his sixth career PGA TOUR title by five shots. Scheffler led the TOUR in Greens in Regulation, averaging 74.43% (the highest percentage since 2001) and winning the GIR title for a second consecutive year. He made bogey or worse on just 10.73% of his holes played this season, the first player to average below 11% since 2002. His adjusted scoring average of 68.63 for the season is the 7 th -best of all time. His total of 17 top-10 finishes is the highest of any player since 2005. Scheffler is also on pace to become the first player to lead the TOUR in both Stokes Gained: Off the Tee and Strokes Gained: Approach. Scheffler on the performance of his Pro V1: “I feel like you're always playing a different type of shot. Rarely am I just hitting a straight up stock shot, you're always trying to do a little something with the golf ball. And so having that consistency and knowing that golf ball's going to react the way I need it to react when it comes off the face and when it goes into the green - especially when you get in a Tour setup where the greens are crazy firm, the wind is blowing - you got to have total control over where that golf ball is going to go. I feel like I've gotten that consistency with the Titleist ball over the years and I really trust how it reacts.” Titleist golf ball players also topped the following categories through the TOUR Championship: Sub-par rounds (69): Wyndham Clark (Pro V1x), Stephan Jaeger (Pro V1) Total Birdies (438): Eric Cole (Pro V1x) Total Eagle (18): Kevin Tway (Pro V1) Par-3 Scoring Avg. (2.94): Max Homa (Pro V1) Par-4 Scoring Avg. (3.91): Scottie Scheffler (Pro V1) Par-5 Scoring Avg. (4.44): Patrick Cantlay (Pro V1x) Total Hole-Outs (25): Ben An (Pro V1x), Ben Griffin (Pro V1) Scrambling (67.74%): Brian Harman (Pro V1) Proximity to Hole Around the Green (6’7”): Tony Finau (Pro V1 Left Dot), Ben An (Pro V1x) In winning the 123 rd US Open , Wyndham Clark was in total control of his Pro V1x golf ball, gaining strokes on the field off the tee (+5.76), approaching the green (+1.06) and around the greens (+3.9) at LACC. “Honestly, one of the most important things in a player’s bag is the golf ball,” Clark said. “If you don’t have control of that, then it doesn’t matter how you’re swinging, how the clubs are made, whatever. The golf ball is so important, and that’s ultimately what goes into the hole. Having faith and trusting your golf ball is huge.” twitter.com/.../1670265485534064640 Gaming his Pro V1 golf ball, Brian Harman joined Clark in major history, winning the Claret Jug at Royal Liverpool in a runaway six-shot victory. Harman took control of the championship on Friday morning after shooting 65, a round that was more than eight shots better than the field average. “The reason I switched back to Titleist was because of windy days and with Open Championships and major championships in mind,” said Harman, who made the move to his Pro V1 in 2017, switching from a competitive model after teaming up with Johnson Wagner at the Zurich Classic. “I just was never able to flight my old ball. I had trouble controlling and especially in the wind and we ended up playing so much wind out here. The effects for me were immediate switching to this Pro V and I mean, it’s been a complete 180. The way that I flight iron shots, the way that I control it around the green, it saves me, I don't know how many shots it’s saved me.” Fellow Pro V1 player Viktor Hovland finished off his season in style, winning back-to-back weeks at the BMW Championship and TOUR Championship to capture the FedExCup. On Sunday of the BMW Championship at Olympia Fields Country Club, Hovland vaulted to the top of the leaderboard after a Sunday 61. His 9-under closing round – which set the course record at Olympia Fields – featured a final-nine 28 that included five approach shots inside of 9 feet. He gained 3.48 strokes with his approach play on the back nine alone on his way to closing out the tournament and the lowest final round shot in FedExCup Playoff history. www.instagram.com/.../ The very next week, Hovland closed in similarly dominant fashion, winning the TOUR Championship by five after a bogey-free final round 63. The round was Hovland’s 11 th -consecutive round in the 60’s and seventh round of 66 or better during the FedEx Cup Playoffs. Hovland also won The Memorial in June, making it a three-win season. “First of all, it gives me a lot of consistency around the greens. I like how it feels off the face. I like how I’m able to spin the ball around the greens. But at the same time, I don’t sacrifice anything to the full shots. When I hit a drive on a par-5 and I’m trying to get after it, I don’t have to worry about the spin creeping up too high. I can still hit a high launch with low spin and then if I missed the green in two, I can still hit a short-sided shot with a lot of spin. So I think just the versatility is the key with the Pro V1 ball for me – and especially in the wind because we do play in a lot of wind. And I think that’s kind of the biggest challenge. If you don’t have a good ball in the wind, it really plays a big difference. The consistency in the wind, knowing how much it’s going to curve in certain wind directions and stuff like that – it just plays really well for me.” In January at the Farmers Insurance Open, Max Homa captured his second victory of the season after putting 2023 Pro V1 in play for the first time. Homa made the decision to move to the new model after visiting the Titleist Performance Institute and working through his bag with his coach Mark Blackburn and J.J. Van Wezenbeec k, Titleist’s Director of Player Promotions. “With ’23 Pro V1 we saw Max’s ball speed jump a little bit off the driver with lower spin,” Van Wezenbeeck said. “It was flying great. He was even more consistent with his irons and the short game performance was as good as ever. It was a no brainer.” After the testing session, Homa took a box of NEW Pro V1’s out for a casual nine-hole round with his caddie Joe Greiner and friends at Rancho Santa Fe Country Club. “I wasn’t thinking much about the golf ball really, and then all of a sudden I got to [hole] 8 and I had like 230 way up a hill, front pin, and I hit this big high 4 iron and I stopped it real fast,” Homa told Jonathan Wall on GOLF’s Fully Equipped podcast . “And I looked at Joe and I was like, ‘OK.’ … I called J.J. and I said, ‘Hey I’m going to use the golf ball.’” Over the four days at Torrey Pines, Homa put on a ballstriking clinic, leading the field in Strokes Gained: Tee to Green (+10.620) on his way to collecting his sixth PGA TOUR victory. “Lo and behold, I hit two of the best 4-irons of my life on 11 and 16 on the final round...,” Homa said on the podcast. “But when I was done I was like, ‘Dang, that’s pretty cool to see that you could throw the golf ball in.’ I hit one on 11 where I threw it as high as I could with spin. And then on 16 I wanted one to be flat and get through the wind a little bit. I don’t know, that was great.” THE TOUR'S MOST PLAYED DRIVER | THE POWER OF THE TITLEIST SPEED PROJECT Following the breakthrough performance gains of the Titleist Speed Project and the introduction of the TS, TSi and now TSR driver models, Titleist has been the most played driver on the PGA TOUR for five straight seasons. Thirty-two percent of all drivers in play during the 2022-23 FedExCup season were Titleist models, compared to 22% for the nearest competitor. Five of the last seven major championships have been won with a Titleist driver, including the 2023 U.S. Open (Wyndham Clark) and the 2023 Open Championship (Brian Harman). Five of the top 10 players in the OWGR play a Titleist driver, as well as nine of the top 17. To open the season, Max Homa captured the Fortinet Championship gaming his TSR3 10.0 driver, while Tom Kim won the Shriners Children’s Open with his TSR3 9.0 a few weeks later. The most popular driver model on the PGA TOUR is Titleist TSR3. Said Homa: “Sounds like you’re smashing it, which is nice. I did notice that the spin didn’t change as much when you mishit it. The heel and toe strikes kept the spin a little closer to your good ones. That’s obviously something I think everybody would be happy to have. It’s a mile an hour faster for me, just ball speed. So it feels like a no brainer.” Said Kim: “I had been playing the TSi3 for the longest time and I thought I wasn’t going to change it, but after trying it at TPI, it was just so good that I had to put it in the bag, and it’s been working out really well,” said Kim. “My percentage in the fairway has gone up and, yeah, it’s a keeper. Missed hits, solid hits, it just stays in the wind so well for me, that’s what I’ve had trouble with before and I thought I was going to use the ‘i’ for the rest of the season, but I put it right in the bag because I gained ball speed, gained swing speed, smash factor went up and holds it really well into the wind. So it was great.” Wyndham Clark gained over five shots on the field off the tee (+5.44, 2 nd ) with his TSi3 driver during his U.S. Open victory. Said Clark: “I use this driver because it’s so consistent. My misses are incredible and that’s big for me...When you miss with the Titleist it stays within the parameters that I need to play good golf. And that’s ultimately why I use Titleist clubs, especially this driver.” Brian Harman made it back-to-back major wins for Titleist drivers, gaming his TSi2 9.0 driver on his way to victory at Hoylake. Harman led the field in driving accuracy for the week, hitting 75% of his fairways over 72 holes and hitting 12/14 fairways on Sunday during the most pressure-packed 18 holes of his career. For the week, he gained over three shots on the field off the tee (+3.26). “It’s been an awesome driver, man,” Harman said. “Put it right in the bag right when it came out and it’s hot, it’s fast, it’s high. I can do whatever I want with it. It’s great.” Lee Hodges earned his first career PGA TOUR event at the 3M Open, punctuated by four key shots – two a piece with his TSR2 8.0 driver, TSR3 15.0 fairway. Hodges made two eagles on Sunday, both from 257 yards and both set up with his TSR2 driver off the tee and his TSR3 15.0 fairway into the green. On the par-5 6 th , Hodges knocked his Pro V1 to 11 feet, while his approach on the par-5 12 th settled to 2 feet, 8 inches from the cup. “Anytime you hit two 3-woods inside 10 feet you're being pretty aggressive,” he told the media after the round. “Those were two of the greatest shots I ever hit...I had the exact same number both times and in the exact same wind. I just had to hold a little 3-wood. And it was 257 both times. I just had to get it up in the air and hold it and I did it pretty well.” Hodges also games a TSR3 21.0 hybrid, with Titleist making up 41% of the hybrids played on TOUR, compared to 17% for the nearest competitor. NEW T-SERIES IRONS | OFF AND RUNNING Titleist has been the most played iron on the PGA TOUR for 19 of the last 20 seasons, including each of the last nine, while T100 continues to be the most played iron model on TOUR since the first generation debuted in 2019. The most played utility iron on TOUR is also Titleist, chosen 42% of the time (nearest competitor: 19%). The newest generation of Titleist T-Series irons – T100, T150, T200 and T350 – as well as the new T200 and U•505 utilities – launched on TOUR this summer at The Memorial, seeing instant Tour adoption and success. Lee Hodges claimed the 3M Open with a mixed set that included new T100 4-6 irons. He gained more than nine shots on the field with his approach shots that week and hit 81% of his greens in regulation. www.instagram.com/.../ “They’re so great, same spin numbers, same carry distances and I was getting about 7 to 8 to 9 feet of height, so you’d be a fool not to play them.” Hodges told GolfWRX after his victory. “I put them in the bag that week (at Memorial)... If it’s better, you’re a fool not to use it.” Cameron Young was one of the first players to game new T-Series models in competition, adding new T100 4-5 irons to his blended set the first week they were available. “I actually probably like the way that the T100s go through the ground better than, say, an MB, because I'm pretty steep and I take some big divots,” he said. “Just the shape of that sole and just the little extra width I think really helps me in the longer irons, helps me get it up in the air. Just helps me take the divots I want to... But [the T100 and MBs] look so similar. Especially when you hit one solid, they feel so much the same. I don't get to that part of the bag and say, well, I really want to hit 6 because it's the MB. It's almost the other way around sometimes. Cameron Smith (New T100 5-9 irons) and Tom Kim (New T200 3 iron, T100 4-9 irons) joined the growing list of players gaming new T-Series models, with both players adding new irons to the bag at LACC en route to high finishes (Smith: 4 th , Kim: T8). “Just a lot cleaner through the ground for me, which is nice,” Smith said. Said Kim, who gained more than seven strokes on the field at LACC on approach shots (: “The feel [of new T100] was just so much better than the ones I've used. And to be honest, I've gone through three sets of T100s, and every time I hit it at the new ones, I kind of question, ‘Man, can it get any better?’ And for some reason it does.” www.instagram.com/.../ Kim, on his T200’s: “The sound just completely changed, especially, not when you hit it good, but the mishits, the sound was really similar to the solid ones. The ball flight didn't change much, and obviously the ball flight of it, where the curve was and everything was really similar to my good shots." Also making a utility iron change at LACC was the 2023 FedExCup Champion , who added a new U•505 3 iron to the bag. He has played Titleist for his utility iron since the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, when he was seeking high-launching hybrid-like performance in an iron construction. Max Homa earned his sixth PGA TOUR win at the Farmers Insurance Open in January, hitting “two of the best four irons of his life” coming down the stretch to seal the victory. Homa, who games a T100•S 4 iron along with his T100 5 iron and 620 MB 6-9 irons, made birdie on the 213-yard par-3 11 th hole after hitting his 4-iron approach to 12 feet. Just a few holes later, Homa stepped to the 16 th tee trailing by one shot. Facing a 227-yard shot back into the wind, he again reached for his 4 iron and hit the closest approach of the day, his ball settling 15 feet from the cup. Similar to Homa’s setup, Davis Riley and his partner both won the Zurich Classic of New Orleans with blended iron sets. Riley: T100 4 iron, 620 CB 5-6 irons; 620 MB 7-9 irons; 2023 Zurich Classic Champion: T100 4 iron, 620 MB 5-P irons. Both of the final two major championships of the year were won with Titleist irons and utilities, as Wyndham Clark captured the U.S. Open at LACC while Brian Harman earned the title of Champion Golfer of the Year at Royal Liverpool. Wyndham Clark: T200 3 iron, 620 CB 4-9 irons | Mitsubishi Tensei AV Raw White 100HY X (3), True Temper Dynamic Gold X7 (4-9) Brian Harman: U•500 3-5 irons, 620 CB 6-P irons | Project X HZRDUS Smoke Black 90HY 6.0 3-5, True Temper Dynamic Gold S300 (6-P) twitter.com/.../1619487543304638467 THE TOUR’S MOST TRUSTED WEDGES | TWENTY YEARS IN A ROW The most played wedge on the PGA TOUR since 2004, Vokey Design wedges are in the bags of more players every week on TOUR (53%) than all other brands combined (47%). Vokey wedges were used to win 23 tournaments this ‘22-23 PGA TOUR season, including two majors: the U.S. Open and the Open Championship. Shortly after breaking through on the PGA TOUR and winning the Wells Fargo Championship, Wyndham Clark captured his first major title, winning the U.S. Open at LACC with four Vokey Design wedges in the bag: Vokey Design SM9 46.10F, 52.12F, 56.10S, WedgeWorks 60A. Clark leaned on his short game all week, gaining nearly four shots around the green (3.92/7 th ) and leading the field in proximity to the hole on shorts around the green (5’9”), more than four feet better than the field average (9’11”). Key up-and-downs from difficult positions on Nos. 11 and 17 were essential in holding off the field and winning by one. – “I use the SM9s, these are incredible,” Clark said. “Vokey's done a great job in creating a wedge that launches at the launch you want, which is kind of a lower launch, but with a ton of spin. And that’s what all of us out here strive and try to get with our wedges is that lower launch that fights through the wind. But then when it lands, it is really receptive.” Brian Harman also joined Clark as a first-time major champion, winning at Royal Liverpool by six shots. Harman gamed three Vokey Design wedges (Vokey Design SM9 50.08F, 54.08M, 60.04L) en route to victory, getting up-and-down 75% of the time and gaining 1.44 shots around the greens at Hoylake. The 2023 PLAYERS Champion showed off his short game prowess at TPC Sawgrass on his way to winning by five, gaming his Vokey Design SM8 50.12F, 56.14F and SM9 WedgeWorks 60T wedges. He gained over five shots on the field around the green, holing out twice over the weekend, and got up-and-down 72% of the time. He has used three Vokey wedges in each of his six PGA TOUR titles, including the 2023 WM Phoenix Open. Max Homa won the season opener at the Fortinet Championship in dramatic fashion, holing out from 32 feet on the 72 nd hole with his 60.04L lob wedge on his way to winning by one. Said Homa on the tournament-winning shot: “I mean, it was as short-sided as you could be, you couldn’t really stop it. I spin it and once it hit the pin, it almost like spun straight into the ground.” The champion of the 2023 RBC Heritage won with three Vokey wedges in the bag (SM9 52.12F, 56.08 and WedgeWorks 60T), gaining over three strokes on the field around the greens and getting up and down 83% of the time. Each player in the Top 4 had at least two Vokeys in the bag, with all four players using an SM9 WedgeWorks T Grind lob wedge. Similarly, every player in the final top 9 at the Arnold Palmer Invitational – including the then 2 nd , 3 rd and 4 th -ranked players in the OWGR – had at least one Vokey in the bag, including the champion, who played an SM9 WedgeWorks 60.06K. The Vokey Design T Grind is the most popular lob wedge grind on TOUR, with at least 41 of the top 100 players in the OWGR as of the week of the TOUR Championship having played the T Grind this season. 7 of the top 10 and 14 of the top 20 players in the OWGR carry at least one Vokey wedge, including Jordan Spieth: “I like to really hit my wedges with lower trajectory,” Spieth said after switching to his current SM9 models. “I feel like that I can control my distances a lot better when I do that, so the idea that when I’m hitting three-quarter shots with those clubs on those kind of not full yardages, maybe if you have to flight one in the wind or off an upslope, they seem to be really, really consistently coming off with that nice low ball flight. “All the good stuff stayed the same and then I felt like I could get even a little more dialed in on some of those three-quarter approach shots that a lot of times we have to have into some tuck pins out here. Without jeopardizing any of the full shots or any of the workability that I’ve always liked with my wedges.” SCOTTY CAMERON PUTTERS | THE CHOICE OF CHAMPIONS The choice of many of the world’s best, including eight of the world’s top 20, Scotty Cameron putters continue to collect victories at the highest level of professional golf. The 2023 PGA Champion won his fifth-career major championship with a Scotty Cameron T22 Newport 2 tour prototype in the bag at Oak Hill. The winner of the 2023 WM Phoenix Open and PLAYERS Championship also gamed a Newport 2-style blade putter, winning his 2023 titles with a Scotty Cameron Special Select Timeless Tourtype GSS tour prototype putter. Max Homa (Scotty Cameron Phantom X 5.5 tour prototype), Tom Kim (Scotty Cameron TourType Timeless GSS tour prototype), Russell Henley (Scotty Cameron TourType Special Select Timeless GSS Long Neck tour prototype putter), Lee Hodges (Scotty Cameron GOLO 6 tour prototype) and Davis Riley (Scotty Cameron Phantom X 7.2 tour prototype) were also among the group of players who brought Scotty Cameron putters to the winner’s circle this season. www.instagram.com/.../ For Homa, it’s now five wins and counting with a Scotty Cameron Phantom X putter model in the bag. The run began at the 2021 Genesis Invitational, where Homa, gaming a Phantom X 11.5, became the first player to win with a Phantom X model putter on the PGA TOUR. Four months later, he switched to the Phantom X 5.5, which he used to win the last two Fortinet Championships as well as the Wells Fargo Championship last May. Said Homa, on his switch to Phantom X: “I was just struggling with face control with my putter. So I tried a few mallets, ended up going with one of the Phantoms and it just felt like it swung a bit better. It didn’t feel like I needed to work so much with my hands to release the putter. And at that time that’s really what I needed and then I got hooked on them. … “I think you almost don't have to do as much with your hands, so you can just focus on the big muscles. And I feel like, especially with putting, especially when you’re nervous, that’s a huge part of being consistent and having a lot of repetition. I felt like that was something that I was missing. And when I switched to that, I felt like it just became a lot more predictable just because I could take out a variable. … “Speed control became much easier with the Phantom style. I felt like because of the weight of the head or just the way it swung, I just felt like it was a lot easier to control my putts from 15 to 25 feet. That’s where I’ve typically struggled. That’s definitely the most obvious impact I saw. … “I think we work a lot on alignment with my putting, with getting the face square to the target line and something about the way they set up, I feel like they’re very square. I feel like that’s helped, but I really do think that the speed control has been the main benefactor (to my wins), holing a couple extra 10 to 20 footers. And that typically is mostly speed based, less start line than the closer putts.”
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BORN ON TOUR. BUILT TO PERFORM. Inspired by the popularity of the Phantom X 7 head shape on the worldwide professional golf tours — and subsequent requests for the addition of a plumbing neck — Scotty Cameron has created the Concept X 7.2 LTD in a special run to give golfers the opportunity to experience a Tour Only design for themselves. Offering the alignment of a tour-proven mallet combined with the performance of a toe flow-promoting plumbing neck, this precision milled, multi-material model has an elegant Tour Black finish, a unique cherry dot sight line and the aesthetic styling of a true limited creation. With its completely re-designed sleek new neck, this refined, high-MOI mallet provides the best of both worlds—a putter that swings like a blade with the stability of a mallet. Also made in a left-handed version and featuring Scotty’s dual milled face technology, which combines softer feel with an extremely consistent face from toe to heel, the Concept X 7.2 LTD putter is crafted from 303 stainless steel and integrated with a 6061 aircraft aluminum flange/sole component for ideal weight distribution. A new textured Pistolero Plus grip, custom Concept X LTD shaft band and a matching mid-round headcover complete the presentation. In select Titleist authorized shops worldwide beginning Friday, September 15. SPECIFICATIONS LOFT: 3.5º LIE: 70º LENGTH: RH 33”, 34”, 35” / LH 34” HEAD MATERIAL: 303 stainless steel with 6061 aluminum flange/sole component OFFSET: One Shaft GRIP: Pistolero Plus with gray lettering and black texture WEIGHTS : 2 x 20g - 33”, 2 x 15g - 34”, 2 x 10g - 35” NEW PLUMBING NECK Uniquely identifying this limited concept putter with industrial engraving on each side of the I-beam plumbing neck, this new design not only provides one shaft of offset, but also has been precisely engineered at the desired gram weight to facilitate slight toe flow and overall proper balance. MULTI-MATERIAL CONSTRUCTION By integrating precision milled 303 stainless steel with a lightweight 6061 aircraft aluminum flange/sole component and engineered vibration dampening technology, the Concept X 7.2 LTD incorporates Scotty Cameron’s design methodology of using complementary materials to achieve desired performance at the preferred putter length and weight. REFINED DUAL PURPOSE ALIGNMENT Three milled sight dots on the topline accented in translucent red with machined metal perimeters are paired with dual gray sight lines in the flange to frame the golf ball and provide confident, rail-like alignment. ... #TeamTitleist
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PGA TOUR | TOUR Championship With ball-striking accuracy and short-game precision, longtime Pro V1 golf ball player Viktor Hovland etched his name on the FedExCup with a 7-under 63 Sunday, winning his first TOUR Championship in a runaway, five-shot victory. Hovland rolled his Pro V1 in for birdie on each of East Lake’s final three holes, finishing off a bogey-free 63 that set the TOUR Championship record for low finish by a winner. It marked Hovland’s 11th-consecutive round in the 60’s and seventh round of 66 or better during the FedExCup Playoffs. His closing 10-birdie 61 to win last week’s BMW Championship, Hovland’s career-low on TOUR, is also the lowest final round ever shot during the FedExCup Playoffs. In his back-to-back wins, Hovland played the eight rounds in 36 under par. All week in Atlanta, Hovland was locked in, leading the field with 10.647 strokes gained tee to green. More than half of those came on approach shots (+4.730) and around the green (+1.103). No one hit more greens in regulation (58 of 72, 81%, T1) and he also ranked first in Scrambling (12 of 14, 86%) and Sand Saves (5 of 6, 83%). HOVLAND ON HIS PRO V1 GOLF BALL www.instagram.com/.../ “First of all, it gives me a lot of consistency around the greens. I like how it feels off the face. I like how I’m able to spin the ball around the greens. But at the same time, I don’t sacrifice anything to the full shots. When I hit a drive on a par-5 and I’m trying to get after it, I don’t have to worry about the spin creeping up too high. I can still hit a high launch with low spin and then if I missed the green in two, I can still hit a short-sided shot with a lot of spin. So I think just the versatility is the key with the Pro V1 ball for me – and especially in the wind because we do play in a lot of wind. And I think that’s kind of the biggest challenge. If you don’t have a good ball in the wind, it really plays a big difference. The consistency in the wind, knowing how much it’s going to curve in certain wind directions and stuff like that – it just plays really well for me.” “I think for me, when I hear or feel the clickier feel, it’s hard for me to get the right distance control because sound and feel does matter for how hard you feel like you need to hit it. And I just feel like the Pro V1 kind of stays on the face a little bit longer. It’s like you’re almost throwing it to the hole instead of it kind of shooting off the face a little bit more, even though that’s not what it does. But in my mind, that’s kind of how it feels like.” “I mean, I've played it since I was a junior. Going out fishing for lake balls, trying to find the Pro V1’s and just been playing those. Growing up in Norway, we had a cabin growing up about two hours away from Oslo. It’s a tree-lined kind of golf course in the woods and it had a lot of rivers, so that’d be a perfect spot to sit there after a member guest or something where everyone's just dumping Pro V1’s in the water. The next morning we’d be out there trying to catch as many as possible. Those would kind of be the balls that we played for the whole summer.” HOVLAND’S 'PERFORMANCE ALIGNMENT’ BALL MARKING Viktor Hovland , who marks his Pro V1 with a long, black line that he uses to help line up putts, is among the group of players who inspired the launch of the new Performance Alignment marking now available on Pro V1 and Pro V1x golf balls. “I use a black line, because I cannot putt without this,” said Hovland, who used his line to roll in birdies putts of 10, 11 and 7 feet on his final three holes Sunday, as well as key 23-foot par saver on the 14th. “I literally cannot aim.” A long, straight line is one of the most common markings found on the Pro V1 and Pro V1x golf balls that are put in play across the worldwide professional tours, helping players take dead aim and hit their start-lines with confidence. Titleist’s new Performance Alignment aid provides golfers with this tour-proven marking straight out of the sleeve. Available in black, red, blue and green, the Performance Alignment aid is designed with a subtle arrow shape, 105 degrees in length, custom printed on each golf ball opposite the Pro V1 or Pro V1x sidestamp. The marking is 60 percent longer than a standard Titleist sidestamp. “I’ve just never been good at just standing over the ball and being able to aim that way,” Hovland said. “I’ve found it’s really helped my putting, especially on the short ones, when there’s not too much break involved. I just did a blind test with a line on and then without a line, and I just aimed it miles better with a line on.” Read More: https://www.titleist.com/teamtitleist/b/tourblog/posts/titleist-introduces-new-performance-alignment-on-pro-v1-and-pro-v1x-golf-balls LPGA TOUR | CPKC Women’s Open Megan Khang (Pro V1) earned her breakthrough LPGA victory, prevailing from a sudden-death playoff after pouring in a must-make birdie on the 72nd hole. Khang’s 3 on the par-4 18th got her to 9 under, matching Jin Young Ko’s (Pro V1) clubhouse lead and forcing extra holes. The 25-year-old found the fairway with her tee shot and the green with her approach, setting up a two-putt and a tournament-winning par. Over 72 holes of regulation play at Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club, Khang made 19 birdies, more than anyone in the field. KHANG ON HER PRO V1 GOLF BALL “I've used Titleist almost my whole golfing career from junior golf on, and it’s always been very consistent. I know what it's going to do for me. I think that alone, the confidence of knowing what my ball's going to do helps me perform my best.” “I would probably say any time I have a hundred-yard shot or in, I know whether or not if I give it a little extra juice, it’s going to spin back and check up or not. And I mean, everyone always says that those are the money shots and it’s no lie… It’s stuff that you’re going to have to do and rely on, and I think a ball’s a huge part of it.” DP WORLD TOUR | D+D Real Czech Masters Titleist Brand Ambassador Todd Clements claimed his first DP World Tour title Sunday in Prague, shooting a flawless final round 9-under 63 to win by one. Clements, playing a Pro V1x golf ball and TSR3 driver among his Titleist setup, began the day three shots back of the lead and went out in 30, birdieing Nos. 1-3 and 6-9. The Englishman made another string of birdies (Nos. 11-13) on the back nine to hold off Matt Wallace (Pro V1x) , who finished runner-up. “Given the circumstances that’s got to be the best round of my life. I’m over the moon,” Clements said. “Three shots to make up is a tough ask but I knew I was playing well enough to get in amongst it. I feel like I did my job on every shot and obviously the luck was with me today because I holed a few long ones.” What’s in the Bag? | Todd Clements Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1x Driver : TSR3 10.0° Utility Iron: U•500 4 Irons: 620 CB 5-9 Wedges: Vokey Design SM9 46.10F, 50.08F, WedgeWorks 54M, 58.08M Putter: Scotty Cameron Phantom X 7.2 tour prototype SIX OF TOP 10 FINISHERS PLAY TITLEIST DRIVER, INCLUDING CHAMPION AND RUNNER-UP Titleist was the most played driver this week at the Albatross Golf Resort with 59 players (38% of the field). Six of the top 10 finishers played a Titleist driver , with Clements (TSR3) and the runner-up (TSR3) leading the way. Also gaming a Titleist driver: the No. 1 player in the 2023 PGA TOUR University ranking (TSR2), the Genesis Scottish Open runner-up (TSi3) and Yannik Paul (TSR3), along with another T4 finisher (TSR3). KORN FERRY TOUR | Albertsons Boise Open presented by Chevron Chan Kim (Pro V1) locked up his PGA TOUR card after winning in back-to-back starts on the Korn Ferry Tour. A week after breaking through for his first KFT title at the Magnit Championship, Kim shot four rounds of 66 or better (66-62-64-64) on his way to posting 28 under for the week, two shots clear of second place. In total control of his Pro V1 , the 33-year-old did not surrender a single bogey over 72 holes around Hillcrest Country Club (becoming the first player in Korn Ferry Tour history to go bogey-free for the week and win) and made five birdies and an eagle on Sunday to claim the trophy. “[Earning a PGA TOUR card] definitely means the world to me,” Kim said. “This is what I came here to do. That was a goal from the beginning of the year. I took the risk of coming over here to play instead of just playing in Japan. Yeah, to achieve the goal is great. Now I'd like to finish off strong in the last three.” U.S. Senior Women's Open Championship Trish Johnson (Pro V1) captured the fifth U.S. Senior Women’s Open Championship, posting 4 under to win by one shot. The Englishwoman shot the lowest round of the week on Saturday – a 5-under 67 – and remained steady on Sunday with a closing round of even par. Johnson had finished T2 in 2019 and third in 2018 before breaking through this week at Waverley Country Club. She is now exempt into the 2024 U.S. Women’s Open at Lancaster Country Club. KPGA | KPGA Gunsan C.C. Open Titleist Brand Ambassador Yubin Jang shot a final round 7-under 65, posting 20 under for the week and winning in a sudden-death, all-Titleist golf ball playoff. Jang, playing a Pro V1x golf ball, TSR3 driver and full bag of Titleist equipment , prevailed on the first extra hole, beating Galam Jeon (Pro V1x) for his first KPGA Tour victory. What’s in the Bag? | Yubin Jang Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1x Driver: TSR3 9.0° Fairway Metal: TSR2 15.0° Utility Irons: 718 T-MB 2-3 Irons: 620 CB 4-5 and 620 MB 6-9 Wedges: Vokey Design SM9 46.10F, 52.08F, 58.08M Putter: Scotty Cameron Phantom X 5S JAPAN TOUR | Sansan KBC Augusta Young-Han Song (Pro V1) shot a final round 3-under 69 to post 17 under for the week and win by one. The 32-year-old South Korean made six birdies on Sunday to pull ahead from the chasing pack, breaking into the winner’s circle for the first time this season on the JGTO. ASIAN TOUR | St. Andrews Bay Championship The winner of the St. Andrews Bay Championship played a Pro V1 golf ball on his way to victory, prevailing in a grueling 10-hole sudden-death playoff. The champion made birdie on the 72nd hole to shoot 5-under 67 around the Torrance Course at Fairmont St. Andrews, posting 19 under and joining his opponent (Pro V1x) in extra holes. It took until the 10th playoff hole to break the deadlock, with the champion making a winning par to claim the title. Eleven out of the top 13 finishers on Sunday’s final leader board played a Titleist golf ball. U.S. Senior Amateur Championship At this week’s U.S. Senior Amateur, more players are trusting their performance to Titleist than any other brand – including the stroke-play medalist, who posted even-par rounds of 72-72 over the weekend at Martis Camp Club to head into Monday’s first round of match play as the No. 1 seed. Of the 156 players competing at Martis Camp Club, Titleist is the overwhelming #1 golf ball and most played driver , hybrid , utility iron , iron and wedge : 91% of the field (142 players) is teeing up either a Titleist Pro V1 , Pro V1x , Pro V1x Left Dash or AVX golf ball, more than 23 times the nearest competitor (6). Titleist is the most played driver with 56 in play (36% of the field). There are more Titleist iron sets (35, 22%) and utility irons (19, 63%) in players’ bags than any other brand. Titleist is also the most played hybrid (49, 31%). There are 259 Vokey Design gap, sand and lob wedges in play, more than four times the nearest competitor (62). What’s in the Bag? | 2023 U.S. Senior Amateur Medalist Golf Ball: Pro V1x Driver: TSR3 8.0° Fairway Metals: TSi 13.5° & 16.5° Utility Irons: U•500 3-4 Irons: 620 MB 5-PW Wedges: Vokey Design SM9 50 & 56 Putter: Scotty Cameron California Monterey putter. PGA TOUR CANADA | CentrePort Canada Rail Park Manitoba Open Titleist Brand Ambassador Hayden Springer shot a final round 66 to earn his first professional victory. Springer, gaming a Pro V1 golf ball and TSR3 driver, made 27 birdies for the week en route to a three-shot win and is now projected to move up to No. 7 in the Fortinet Cup standings. What’s in the Bag? | Hayden Springer Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1 Driver: TSR3 8.0° Fairway Metals: TSR2 13.5°, TSR3 18.0° Irons: T100 • S 4-PW Wedges: Vokey Design SM9 50.08F, 56.10S, 60.08M CHINA TOUR | Guotai Cup Men's and Women's Professional Match Play Titleist Brand Ambassador Linqiang Li earned his second career China Tour victory and second win in just five starts this season. Gaming his Pro V1x golf ball and TSR2 driver among his Titleist setup, Li defeated fellow Titleist Brand Ambassador Enhua Liu , 1 up, in Saturday’s championship match. What’s in the Bag? | Linqiang Li Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1x Driver: TSR2 9.0° Fairway Metal: TSR2 15.0° Utility Iron: T200 3 Irons: T100 4-PW Wedges : Vokey Design SM9 50°, 54°, 58° ... #TeamTitleist
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PGA TOUR | BMW Championship In absolute control of his Titleist Pro V1 golf ball, Viktor Hovland posted a 9-under 61 Sunday at Olympia Fields Country Club to claim his second win of 2023 and fifth-career PGA TOUR title, seizing the trophy with a final-nine 28 that included five approach shots inside 9 feet. His career low round on the PGA TOUR, Hovland’s 10-birdie finale set a new course record at Olympia Fields County Club. It’s also the lowest final round ever shot in the FedEx Cup Playoffs. Hovland led a 1-2-3 finish for Titleist golf ball players, with Matt Fitzpatrick (Pro V1x) taking second place. Six of the Top 7 and 16 of the top 21 played a Pro V1 or Pro V1x . “To win at a place like this and amongst the best players in the world, it’s pretty cool,” Hovland said, “and to do it that way, making seven birdies the last nine holes, and yeah, to beat those guys, that was pretty cool.” Hovland, who hasn’t missed a cut all season on the PGA TOUR (21-for-21), hit 58 greens in regulation (81%) over the four days at Olympia Fields, including his final nine. Seven of his final nine approaches finished within 15 feet of the hole. (The field’s average proximity for the week was 33’5”.) He made eight 3’s and gained 3.48 strokes with his approach play on the back nine Sunday. HOVLAND ON HIS PRO V1 www.youtube.com/watch “It's just something that I’ve always played. I remember growing up in Norway when we would in the summer at night, we would go out and fish for lake balls and try to find as many Pro V1's as possible.” “I just always grew up with the Titleist Pro V1 feel and always loved it. There was not a thought in my head that occurred, ‘Oh, I should maybe try a different ball.’ Why would I? I was really happy with the consistency. I think there’s always been this consensus that you go in the pro shop and you buy a sleeve of balls, you’re going to get the same ball as the last time you bought the sleeve of balls. I think that consistency gives you that reassurance that you know what you’re going to get.” “It's been number one for so long. I don’t think that’s a coincidence. So knowing that I have the best product when I go out there and play, I think that gives me confidence. I don’t have to wonder or think I’m giving shots away before I’ve even started the round. So I think that’s a nice thing to have with you.” HOVLAND’S 'PERFORMANCE ALIGNMENT’ BALL MARKING Viktor Hovland , who marks his Pro V1 with a long, black line that he uses to help line up putts, is among the group of players who inspired last week’s launch of the new Performance Alignment marking available on Pro V1 and Pro V1x golf balls. “I use a black line, because I cannot putt without this,” said Hovland, who rolled in seven back-nine birdies Sunday, ranging from 19 inches to 12 feet. “I literally cannot aim.” A long, straight line is one of the most common markings found on the Pro V1 and Pro V1x golf balls that are put in play across the worldwide professional tours, helping players take dead aim and hit their start-lines with confidence. Titleist’s new Performance Alignment aid provides golfers with this tour-proven marking straight out of the sleeve. Available in black, red, blue and green, the Performance Alignment aid is designed with a subtle arrow shape, 105 degrees in length, custom printed on each golf ball opposite the Pro V1 or Pro V1x sidestamp. The marking is 60 percent longer than a standard Titleist sidestamp. “I’ve just never been good at just standing over the ball and being able to aim that way,” Hovland said. “I’ve found it’s really helped my putting, especially on the short ones, when there’s not too much break involved. I just did a blind test with a line on and then without a line, and I just aimed it miles better with a line on.” Read More: https://www.titleist.com/teamtitleist/b/tourblog/posts/titleist-introduces-new-performance-alignment-on-pro-v1-and-pro-v1x-golf-balls CHAMPION WINS WITH NEW U•505 UTILITY IRON The winner of the BMW Championship gamed a NEW Titleist U•505 3 utility iron which he put in play for the first time at this summer’s U.S. Open. He has carried a Titleist U-Series driving iron ever since the Tokyo Olympics, where he was looking for a high-launching option in an iron profile. For the player seeking increased launch and speed at the top end of their bag, the NEW U•505 is an extremely versatile, high-launching utility iron that now looks and feels dramatically better. NEW U•505 features an updated, clean design that inspires confidence at address, while the refined Max Impact Technology, re-engineered chassis and new Variable Bounce Sole work together to drastically improve feel and playability. The result is an extremely fast, forgiving and versatile utility iron. “Between all the changes that we made to U•505, the performance goal was to make all launch parameters across the face more consistent – from spin to launch to speed,” said Marni Ines, Director, Titleist Irons Development , Golf Club R&D . “And along with improving U•505’s playability, feel and looks were paramount. We worked extremely hard on fine-tuning sound on this iron so that impact feels fantastic. Along with that improved feel, U•505 also got an updated, tour inspired profile, so that from address, it presents a really clean and player-preferred shape.” Week in and week out, Titleist is the most played utility iron on the PGA TOUR, providing players an unparalleled combination of high launch, increased ball speed and forgiveness at the top end of their set. Read more: https://www.titleist.com/teamtitleist/b/tourblog/posts/titleist-introduces-new-u-505-and-t200-utility-irons LPGA | ISPS Handa Invitational Titleist Brand Ambassador Alexa Pano birdied the third hole of a sudden-death playoff to claim her first career LPGA victory – on her 19th birthday. Gaming a Pro V1 golf ball, TSR3 driver and 14 Titleist clubs , Pano made five back-nine birdies Sunday to shoot 6-under 66 and post the clubhouse lead at 8 under. The LPGA rookie birdied the first extra hole and after a par on the second, birdied the 18th for the third time in four trips (including regulation) to claim the trophy. “I've been dreaming of this for so long, even just putts on the practice green saying, this is to win an LPGA event,” Pano said. “To finally have that putt and have that opportunity, it just exceeded my expectations and it was so much fun.” What’s in the Bag? | Alexa Pano Golf Ball : Titleist Pro V1 Driver : TSR3 8.0° Fairway Metals : TSR3 13.5°, 18.0° Hybrid : 818 H1 21.0° Irons : T100•S 5-9 Wedges : Vokey Design SM9 46.10F, 50.12F, 54.14F, 58.12D Putter : Scotty Cameron Phantom X 5.5 tour prototype PANO ON HER PRO V1 “I play the Pro V1 model, and I play that because it’s the best fit for me. I can rely on the spin with low and high shots and distance off the tee. I have a lot of confidence in that model. I’ve been using it basically my whole life. It’s really reliable and good for me.” “I’m a big feel player when I compete, so probably the feel of the Pro V1 [is most important]. Even trying other balls on a range or playing an alternate shot round, there’s nothing like the Pro V1, and I can rely on that feel when I’m playing and feel confident in what I’m hitting every time.” DP WORLD TOUR | ISPS Handa Invitational Daniel Brown (Pro V1) won his first career DP World Tour event in runaway fashion, posting a final round 69 to reach 15 under and win by five shots. The win comes in just the 20th DP World Tour start for Brown, who led the entire way after an opening 64. Brown has shown steady play all year in his first season on tour, making 16 of 19 cuts, recording three top-10s and more recently, turning in 12 consecutive sub-70 rounds. Eight of the top ten finishers played a Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball, including runner-up Alex Fitzpatrick (Pro V1) . KORN FERRY TOUR | Magnit Championship Chan Kim (Pro V1) claimed his first career victory on the Korn Ferry Tour, shooting a final round 8-under 64. Kim's final round, which tied for the low round of the day, featured four birdies and an eagle coming down the stretch on holes 12-18. His strong finish saw him reach 20 under par for the week at Metedeconk National and secure a three-shot margin of victory. Kim – who has won eight times on the JGTO – is now projected to move to No. 12 in the KFT season-long points list with the win. Thirteen of the top 15 finishers on Sunday’s final leader board played a Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball. PGA TOUR CHAMPIONS | Shaw Charity Classic Ken Duke (Pro V1) shot three rounds of 66 or better (66-64-66) on his way to posting 14 under and clinching the one-shot win. Duke made 18 birdies for the week around Canyon Meadows Golf and Country Club while hitting 74% of his greens in regulation and getting up-and-down 79% of the time. With Duke’s victory, Titleist golf ball players have now won 14 straight Champions Tour events, as well as 18 of 19 total events this 2023 season. AMATEUR | U.S. Amateur Championship Trusting a Pro V1 golf ball, the 123rd U.S. Amateur Champion made history on Sunday at Cherry Hills Country Club, as his 4-and-3 victory in the 36-hole championship match made him just the second player in history to win both the U.S. Amateur and the U.S. Junior Amateur. The Alabama-native closed out the tournament with a winning-par 3 on the 33rd hole of the day of the all-Titleist golf ball final. Sunday’s match was one for the books, as both competitors shot matching 66’s around Cherry Hills’ difficult par-71 layout in the morning, all tied heading into the afternoon. After making six birdies in his first 18 holes, the eventual champion built a 2-up lead with four birdies in the first five holes of the second 18. He won three more holes before halving the last for victory. A win in Denver this week also makes it the third win this summer for the U.S. Am champ, as he was victorious in two of the seven Elite Amateur Golf Series events (Northeast Amateur, North & South Amateur). In addition to taking home the Havemeyer Trophy, this week’s champion receives an exemption into the 2024 U.S. Open at Pinehurst Resort & C.C. as well as an invitation into the 2024 Masters and an exemption into the 2024 Open Championship, provided he remains amateur. TITLEIST SWEEPS EQUIPMENT COUNTS AT THE U.S. AM This week at Cherry Hills, Titleist was the overwhelming #1 ball and the most played brand in all major equipment categories: A total of 262 players teed up a Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball, more than ten times the nearest competitor (25) and 84% of the 312-player field. There were 132 players gaming a Titleist driver (43%), compared to 70 (23%) for the nearest competitor. The field's favorite model was TSR3 , with 78 in play this week. Titleist was the top choice in fairways (139, 38%) and hybrids (38, 43%), and there were 106 Titleist utility irons in play in stroke play (62%), more than five times the nearest competitor (21). 133 players were gaming Titleist iron sets , accounting for 42% of the field. Nearest competitor: 55 (18%). There were a total of 558 (61%) Vokey Design gap, sand and lob wedges in play, more than all other brands combined. On the greens, 115 players gamed a Scotty Cameron putter, compared to 67 for the next closest brand. Following two rounds of stroke play (one at Cherry Hills C.C., the other at Colorado Golf Club), 64 players out of the 312-player field advanced to match play. After the 36-hole cut: Fifty-one players played a Pro V1 or Pro V1x (80%), compared to the nearest competitor (7).There were 27 Titleist drivers in play as well as 27 Titleist iron sets . Thirty-one players had at least one Vokey Design wedge in the bag. Seven of the eight competitors in the quarterfinal matches played a Pro V1 or Pro V1x, including the champion (Pro V1) and the runner-up (Pro V1x). Five of the eight quarterfinalists played a TSR3 driver, including the runner-up (TSR3 8.0°). The clear favorite among the best amateurs in the world, Titleist also swept the counts at last week's U.S. Women’s Amateur, as well as this year’s NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s National Championships, the U.S. Junior Amateur Championship, U.S. Four-Ball Championship and all seven Elite Amateur Golf Series events (Sunnehanna Amateur, Northeast Amateur, North and South Amateur, Trans-Mississippi Amateur, Southern Amateur, Pacific Coast Amateur, Western Amateur). ASIAN TOUR | International Series England Titleist Brand Ambassador Andy Ogletree won his third Asian Tour title in the past nine months, recording a final round 7-under 64 to win by seven shots. Ogletree – playing a Pro V1 golf ball and TSR2 driver among his Titleist set-up – extended his lead at the top of the International Series Order of Merit with his win this week in Newcastle. Each of the top eight finishers played a Titleist golf ball this week in England. What’s in the Bag? | Andy Ogletree Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1 Driver : TSR2 10.0° Utility Iron: U•505 3 Irons: 620 CB 5-9 Wedges: Vokey Design SM9 46.10F, 50.12F, 54.10S, 60.08M SUNSHINE TOUR | SunBet Challenge Titleist Brand Ambassador Malcolm Mitchell earned his maiden Sunshine Tour victory following a final round 66. Mitchell, gaming a Pro V1x golf ball, finished at 14 under, good for a four-stroke victory. This week at Wingate Park Country Club, 108 players (82%) teed up a Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball. PGA TOUR AUSTRALASIA | Northern Territory PGA Championship Titleist Brand Ambassador Daniel Gale won by four shots after closing with a final round 65 and posting 14 under. Gale gamed a Pro V1x golf ball, TSR3 driver, Titleist irons , Vokey wedges and a Scotty Cameron putter en route to victory at the Palmerston Golf Club. The win comes on the heels of a three-month stretch in the U.S., which was highlighted by a course-record 60 – and eagle hole-out on the 18th – in Monday qualifying for the 3M Open. Each of the top eight finishers played a Titleist golf ball while all players finishing inside the top five played a full bag of Titleist equipment . Titleist was the #1 ball and most played brand in all equipment categories, with over half the field playing a Titleist driver (57 players, 51%). What’s in the Bag? | Daniel Gale Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1x Driver: TSR3 8.0° Utility Iron: T200 3 Iron: T100 4-PW Wedges: Vokey Design SM9 50.08F, 54.12D, 60.08M Putter: Scotty Cameron Phantom X 5 S tour prototype ... #TeamTitleist
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I've started thinking about getting a new Scotty to take some pressure off of my center shafted prototype that is over 20 years old. I was at a large golf store over the weekend and one of the salesmen noted that he thought that new Phantom models would be released for the Fall of 2023. Any truth to that comment? I know that anything new will be different than my old one, but would also prefer to get the latest technology (unless of course there are killer deals on the prior models). Having used a center shaft for so long, I've been thinking about the Phantom X5S thoughts?
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PGA TOUR | 3M Open Titleist Brand Ambassador Lee Hodges – playing a Pro V1 golf ball and bag full of Titleist equipment , including his TSR2 driver and NEW T100 irons – used four days of precision ball-striking and short game control to win his first PGA TOUR title by seven shots, the TOUR’s second-largest margin of victory since 2019. The 28-year-old closed out the first wire-to-wire victory this season on the PGA TOUR (and the first one in 3M Open history) with a 4-under 67 at TPC Twin Cities that included two Sunday eagles on the par-5 6th and 12th holes, each set up by his TSR2 9.0° driver and TSR3 15.0° fairway metal, and then converted with his NEW Scotty Cameron GOLO 6 putter. It was a shot making week for the books for Hodges, who opened the tournament with bogey-free rounds of 63-64 and never looked back, setting the event’s new scoring record at 24 under par. He ranked first in Strokes Gained: Tee to Green, gaining more than 12 shots (+12.383) on the field while making a field-best 25 birdies. Hodges, who plays a combo set of NEW T100 (4-6) and 620 CB (7-9) irons along with four Vokey Design SM9 wedges, led in SG: Approach (+9.393), while hitting 81% greens in regulation (58 of 72). He also gained more than a stroke off the tee (+1.769/T27) and around the green (+1.218/27th). Hodges was just as locked in on the greens, gaining more than six shots (+6.196) with his NEW GOLO 6 to rank 4th. With the win, Hodges moves to No. 33 in the FedEx Cup Points Standings and is projected to jump to No. 54 in the Official World Golf Ranking, the highest position of his career. What’s in the Bag? | LEE HODGES Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1 Driver: TSR2 9.0° | Fujikura Speeder 757 Evolution 6 TX Fairway Metal: TSR3 15.0° | UST Mamiya LIN-Q Red M40X 8F5 X Hybrid: TSR3 21.0° | KBS TOUR 95g Prototype Graphite Hybrid X Irons: NEW T100 4-6 | KBS TOUR C-Taper 130 X and 620 CB 7-9 | KBS TOUR C-Taper 130 X Wedges: Vokey Design SM9 46.10F, 52.08F, 56.10S, 60.04L | KBS TOUR C-Taper 130 X (46-52), KBS Tour Hi-Rev 2.0 Wedge 125 S (56-60) Putter: NEW Scotty Cameron GOLO 6 tour prototype MOVE TO PRO V1 A ‘GAME CHANGER’ FOR HODGES www.instagram.com/.../ A longtime Titleist golf ball player, Lee Hodges was in complete control of his Pro V1 this week in Minnesota, leading the field with 12.383 strokes gained on the field from tee to green, 2.4 more shots than second place in that category. Last season, Hodges began his PGA TOUR career playing Pro V1x , which he had used to earn his card through the Korn Ferry Tour. He made the move to Pro V1 following a range session with Fordie Pitts of Titleist Golf Ball R&D at the 2022 Byron Nelson. “Lee had always been an X guy, but had been starting to fight a little trajectory and spin,” Pitts said. “So we went from X to V and it just brought him right back down, into the right window with the right amount of spin. The V, with that lower flight and spin, just fit him better and he'll tell you it’s been a game changer.” “I’ve never found a better golf ball,” Hodges said earlier this season at The American Express. “It’s perfect.” HODGES WINS WITH NEW T100 IRONS www.youtube.com/watch Lee Hodges was one of the first players in the world to hit the NEW T-Series T100 irons, which made their debut earlier this summer at The Memorial. Hodges, who plays a mixed set of T100 and CB irons, was on the range early Monday morning at Muirfield Village with Titleist tour reps, testing his NEW T100 4, 5 and 6 irons for the first time. “That 6-iron might be the best club I've ever hit, in my whole life,” Hodges said after one of his strikes. “I may just lay up to 6-iron...” Hodges, who is 37th on TOUR in approaches from 200-225 yards, put the new irons immediately in play that week on his way to a T12 finish. This week at the 3M, Hodges gained more than nine shots on the field on approach shots (+9.393) and 81% greens in regulation (58 of 72). “They’re fantastic (the T100’s). They still launch the ball really high, which you need with the higher irons, and are very forgiving for off center strikes,” Hodges said. TSR DRIVER & FAIRWAY = TWO SUNDAY EAGLES FOR HODGES Lee Hodges played four key shots during the final round at TPC Twin Cities – two with his TSR2 9.0° driver and two with his TSR3 15.0° fairway metal – that resulted in two of the biggest 3’s (and eagles) of his career: On the par-5 6th, Hodges hit his TSR2 driver 300 yards down the right side of the fairway, 257 yards from the hole. He pulled his TSR3 3-wood and took aim, over the water hazard, directly at the flag. His Pro V1 came to rest 11 feet, 2 inches from the hole. On the par-5 12th, his TSR2 driver split the fairway, 306 yards downrange, leaving him – once again – 257 yards to the pin. He went right back to his TSR3 15-degree and went flag-hunting. His Pro V1 took two small bounces and rolled to 2 feet, 8 inches. “Anytime you hit two 3-woods inside 10 feet you're being pretty aggressive,” he told the media after the round. “Those were two of the greatest shots I ever hit.” “I had the exact same number both times and in the exact same wind. I just had to hold a little 3-wood. And it was 257 both times. I just had to get it up in the air and hold it and I did it pretty well.” Hodges on his TSR driver: “It’s really added some distance to my game and I’ve really got accuracy with it, too. So that’s the best of both worlds.” “Feel-wise, there’s a little more feel off the face (with TSR). Kind of more like you can hear it and see it come off. It comes off pretty hot. It's still solid in the middle, but the misses kind of seemed like it stays on the golf course a little better. Golf’s a game of misses. You've heard that a million times. But if my misses can stay in the fairway or closer to where I’m looking, you’re going to play better golf.” Hodges on his TSR fairway: “Forgiveness, long off the tee. When you need to, you can launch it high and land it soft. This club has been unreal.” HODGES BRINGS NEW GOLO 6 PUTTER TO WINNER’S CIRCLE Lee Hodges gained more than six shots (+6.196) on the field with his NEW Scotty Cameron GOLO 6 tour prototype putter, a new model he put in play for the first time this season at the Waste Management Open. The rounded compact mallet, with a mid-bend shaft and new dual-milled face technology, is sized in between the previous GOLO 5 and 7 models. “Biggest thing players like is the round shape combined with a really clean top line,” said Scotty Cameron tour rep Brad Cloke. “What that does is it gives players some freedom on big, breaking putts when they get on some slopey greens on tours. Lee Hodges is one player that mentions that since going to the GOLO 6, that has helped him with breaking putts, helps him kind of see the line, feel the line a little bit better as opposed to getting locked in.” LPGA | The Amundi Evian Championship Celine Boutier (Pro V1x) claimed her first career major championship title in a runaway, posting a final round 3-under 68 to finish at 14 under, six shots clear of second place for the largest margin of victory in a women’s major in eight years. Conquering high winds, precarious hole locations and firm conditions, Boutier was the only player to shoot all four rounds in the 60’s (66-69-67-68), making 19 birdies while surrendering just five bogeys all week. Boutier, who got her Pro V1x up-and-down 75% of the time (12 of 16) around the Evian Resort Golf Club, now leads the LPGA Tour in both Scrambling and Bogey Avoidance for the year. It marked the second win of 2023 and fourth career LPGA title for Boutier, who became the first French player to win on home soil at the Evian Championship. “It's everything,” Boutier said. “Like I said, it's definitely like the biggest dream of mine. If I was going to win one tournament it had to be Evian. Yeah, I just really did not expect it to be this week.” www.instagram.com/.../ CHAMPIONS | The Senior Open Alex Cejka (Pro V1x) birdied the second hole of an all-Titleist golf ball playoff to earn his first Senior Open and third career senior major championship title after conquering a week of extreme conditions. On a second consecutive day in which no player was able to break par around the wind- and rain-swept Royal Porthcawl Golf Club, Cejka shot a final round 76 to post +5 for the week and force extra holes with Padraig Harrington (Pro V1) . After both players traded birdies on the first extra hole, Cejka’s two-putt birdie on the second clinched the title. “I can't believe I'm standing with the trophy here,” Cejka said. “Seeing all those great names on the trophy, coming in here with all the pictures and everything, all the guys who won it before me, now holding it myself, it's surreal.” KORN FERRY TOUR | NV5 Invitational presented by Old National Bank Titleist Brand Ambassador Trace Crowe earned his first career Korn Ferry Tour title, emerging from a two-hole playoff. Crowe shot a final round 66, his fourth score of 66 or better this week at The Glen Club (66-64-63-66), to equal the 25 under total posted by Patrick Fishburn (Pro V1) . The two exchanged birdies on the 561-yard par-5 18th on their first extra hole. On their second trip down 18, Crowe sealed the victory with a par. Gaming his Pro V1 golf ball, TSR driver and fairway, NEW T100 irons and SM9 wedges, Crowe led the field in birdies (30) and only dropped shots on four holes all week. What’s in the Bag? | Trace Crowe Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1 Driver: TSR2 10.0° Fairway Metal: TSR3 13.5° Irons: NEW T100 4-9 Wedges: Vokey Design SM9 46.10F, 50.08F, 54.10S, 60.08M SUNSHINE TOUR | FNB Eswatini Challenge Peter Karmis (Pro V1x) claimed his seventh career Sunshine Tour title, turning in a final round 2-under 70 to win by one shot. The 42-year-old opened the week at the Nkonyeni Lodge and Golf Estate with a 6-under 66, following it up with back-to-back rounds of 70 to reach his winning 10-under total. Five of the six players finishing T3 or better played a Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball, and 82% of the field (100 players) relied on a Titleist golf ball for the week. AMATEUR | U.S. Junior Amateur Championship The 2023 U.S. Junior Amateur Champion, gaming his Pro V1 golf ball, closed out the championship match in style, making birdie on the 35th and 36th holes to win 2-up and clinch the title. The winner shot rounds of 74-70 in stroke-play qualifying to earn a spot in match play, before defeating six different opponents over 118 holes on his path to victory. Saturday’s 36-hole final was a back-and-forth match, as just five holes were tied in the first 18. Weather pushed the match’s conclusion to Sunday after 25 holes, with the eventual champion 1-up at the restart. Five more holes were traded back and forth before the winner’s back-to-back birdies on Nos. 17 and 18 to close out his opponent. With the win, the champion receives exemptions into the 2024 U.S. Open to be held at Pinehurst Resort & Country Club’s Course No. 2 as well as the 2023 and 2024 U.S. Amateur Championships (Cherry Hills Country Club and Hazeltine National Golf Club, respectively). TITLEIST TOPS COUNTS AT U.S. JUNIOR Titleist was the overwhelming #1 golf ball and top choice of players in all major equipment categories at the U.S. Junior Amateur. Of the 264 players that teed it up at the Daniel Island Club, more of the game’s best juniors used Titleist golf balls , drivers , fairways , hybrids (T1) , utility irons , irons , wedges and putters than any other brand, with all four semifinalists playing a Titleist Pro V1 and three of the four trusting Titleist equipment from tee to green: The #1 ball in golf is the #1 choice of players competing on the game’s biggest stages. More than 80 percent of the field chose to play a Titleist golf ball with 214 players (81.1%) gaming a Pro V1 , Pro V1x or Pro V1x Left Dash golf ball, including seven of the championship’s eight quarterfinalists and all four semifinalists. That’s 10 times more than the nearest competitor (21/8%). Titleist was the most played driver with 118 players (45% of the field), building further upon the momentum of the Titleist Speed Project and the performance of Titleist drivers on the PGA TOUR and at every level of competitive golf. The U.S. Junior’s most popular driver model, played by more than one-quarter of the field? TSR3 (67 players). Titleist was also top choice in fairway metals (120/38%) and hybrids (29/35%/T1). Three of the four semifinalists had a TSR driver and fairway in the bag. Sixty percent of the utility irons in play were Titleist models (85), more than six times the nearest competitor (14/10%). The clear favorite among U.S. Junior competitors is T200 . Three of the four semifinalists gamed Titleist irons, the PGA TOUR’s longstanding most played irons, with a total of 101 Titleist iron sets in play (38.3%) this week in South Carolina, compared to 52 (20%) for the nearest competitor. The most trusted model at the U.S. Junior, as well as on the PGA TOUR? T100 . The most trusted wedge for nearly two decades running on the PGA TOUR, Vokey Design gap, sand, and lob wedges accounted for 59% (466) of the wedges in the field and more than all other brands combined. Scotty Cameron (110/42%) was once again the field’s most trusted putter brand, compared to 58 (22%) for the nearest competitor (49), with three of the four semifinalists using a Scotty. The most popular models in play at Daniel Island: Phantom X 5.5 and Newport 2 . AMATEUR | Pacific Coast Amateur Championship Making his second-ever Elite Amateur Golf Series appearance, the winner of the 56th Pacific Coast Amateur Championship trusted his Pro V1 golf ball en route to a final round 62 and a victory in extra holes. The champion, whose bogey-free 8-under final round matched the competitive course record at Capilano Golf and Country Club, traded pars with his opponent on the first playoff hole before two-putting for birdie on the second to clinch the win. By tournament’s end, he was one of just four players to shoot four rounds under par (69-69-67-62, -13). ... #TeamTitleist
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Hey Team Titleist! Titleist was the overwhelming #1 golf ball and top choice of players in all major equipment categories this week at the U.S. Junior Amateur . Of the 264 players that teed it up at the Daniel Island Club, more of the game’s best juniors used Titleist golf balls, drivers, fairways, hybrids (T1), utility irons, irons, wedges and putters than any other brand, with all four semifinalists playing a Titleist Pro V1 and three of the four trusting Titleist equipment from tee to green: The #1 ball in golf is the #1 choice of players competing on the game’s biggest stages. More than 80 percent of the field chose to play a Titleist golf ball with 214 players (81.1%) gaming a Pro V1 , Pro V1x or Pro V1x Left Dash golf ball, including seven of the championship’s eight quarterfinalists and all four semifinalists. That’s 10 times more than the nearest competitor (21/8%). Titleist was the most played driver with 118 players (45% of the field), building further upon the momentum of the Titleist Speed Project and the performance of Titleist drivers on the PGA TOUR and at every level of competitive golf. The U.S. Junior’s most popular driver model, played by more than one-quarter of the field? TSR3 (67 players). Titleist was also top choice in fairway metals (120/38%) and hybrids (29/35%/T1). Three of the four semifinalists have a TSR driver and fairway in the bag. Sixty percent of the utility irons in play were Titleist models (85) , more than six times the nearest competitor (14/10%). The clear favorite among U.S. Junior competitors is T200 . Three of the four semifinalists are gaming Titleist irons, the PGA TOUR’s longstanding most played irons, with a total of 101 Titleist iron sets in play (38.3%) this week in South Carolina, compared to 52 (20%) for the nearest competitor. The most trusted model at the U.S. Junior, as well as on the PGA TOUR? T100 . The most trusted wedge for nearly two decades running on the PGA TOUR, Vokey Design gap, sand, and lob wedges accounted for 59% (466) of the wedges in the field and more than all other brands combined. Scotty Cameron (110/42%) was once again the field’s most trusted putter brand, compared to 58 (22%) for the nearest competitor (49), with three of the four semifinalists using a Scotty. The most popular models in play at Daniel Island: Phantom X 5.5 and Newport 2 .
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I just ordered a Phantom X5 putter and am planning on having a custom club cover made for it. Does anyone know the dimensions? I would need to know the heel to toe distance and face to back distance, both in inches.
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PGA TOUR / DP WORLD TOUR | Barbasol Championship Titleist Brand Ambassador Vincent Norrman emerged victorious from a sudden-death playoff after making par on the par-4 18th hole, earning his first career PGA TOUR win. Norrman, playing his Pro V1x golf ball, TSR3 driver, Titleist irons and Vokey Design wedges, shot a final round 6-under 66 to reach the 22-under mark set by fellow Titleist Brand Ambassador Nathan Kimsey and force extra holes. After missing the green with his approach on the first playoff hole, Norrman secured the winning par with a deft short-sided pitch that settled within three feet of the cup. For the week in Kentucky, Norrman turned in four rounds of 67 or better – 66-67-67-66 – around Keene Trace Golf Club, making 26 birdies and two eagles. He ranked third for the week in Strokes Gained: Off the Tee (+5.135), with more than two strokes coming from his tee shots on Sunday (+2.19, 1st), hitting 13 of 14 fairways. Norrman also ranked eighth in Strokes Gained: Around the Greens (+3.741). NORRMAN ON HIS PRO V1 x “I prefer the Pro V1x because with my spin I can launch it a little higher and hold the greens a little bit better.” What’s in the Bag? | Vincent Norrman Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1x Driver: TSR3 10.0° | Tensei AV Raw Orange 65 TX-Flex Irons: 620 CB 4-5 | True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 and 620 MB 6-PW irons| True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 Wedges: Vokey Design SM9 50.12F, 54.10S, 60.10S | True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 (50, 54), True Tempter Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400 (60) LPGA TOUR | Dana Open Linn Grant (Pro V1) earned her first victory on the LPGA Tour, shooting a final round 68 to reach 21 under and win by three shots. Grant got off to a fast start on Thursday, shooting an opening round bogey-free 7-under 64. On Saturday, she turned in the low round of the tournament – a 9-under 62 that featured eight birdies and an eagle. In complete control of her Pro V1 , Grant hit 47 of 56 fairways and 57 of 72 greens for the week. Said Grant on her first LPGA win: “I've been thinking about it all day. I think I've imagined this day so many times in so many ways in my own mind. No, just being here now, I'm just so speechless and at the same time I feel familiar with the setting for some reason. But it's just so fun.” Coming off her breakthrough victory at the U.S. Women’s Open, Allisen Corpuz (Pro V1) shot a final round 65 to finish solo second, while Lindy Duncan (Pro V1x) finished third. PGA TOUR / DP WORLD TOUR | Genesis Scottish Open RUNNER-UP GAMES TITLEIST DRIVER, VOKEY WEDGES, SCOTTY CAMERON PUTTER The late clubhouse leader and eventual runner-up at the Genesis Scottish Open made the switch to a Titleist driver , Vokey Design wedges and Scotty Cameron putter from competitive models at the beginning of the season following a trip to the Titleist Performance Centre at Woburn (England). His prior setup had only included his Vokey lob wedge by Titleist. His current setup includes: TSi3 8.0° driver | Graphite Design Tour AD DI 7 X; Vokey Design SM9 50.08F, 56.10S, WedgeWorks 60T wedges | True Temper Dynamic Gold Onyx X100 (50°); Dynamic Gold Onyx S400 (56°-60°); and Scotty Cameron Phantom X 5.5 tour prototype putter. This week, he gained nearly two shots on the field off the tee (+1.939/22nd) and more than two around the green (+2.311/14th), while getting up-and-down over 79% of the time (5th). With his Phantom X 5.5 putter, he gained more five shots on the greens (+5.132/9th). BYEONG HUN AN, DAVID LINGMERTH EARN TICKETS TO THE OPEN Titleist Brand Ambassador Byeong Hun An (Pro V1x) and David Lingmerth (Pro V1) both finished the week T3 to qualify for next week’s Open Championship, with the final spots at Royal Liverpool going to the top three finishers not otherwise exempt – An opened the week with a career-low 61 (9 under). Trusting his Pro V1x golf ball and full complement of Titleist clubs , he gained more than eight shots on the field tee to green (+8.294/4th), with more than five of those coming off the tee with his TSR4 driver (+5.247/2nd). What’s in the Bag? | Ben An Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1x Driver: TSR4 9.0° | Motore X F1 6 X-Flex Utility Irons: U505 1 | MMT Utility Iron 105 TX-Flex and NEW T200 3 iron | MMT Taper Iron 105 TX-Flex Irons: NEW T150 4-5 irons | Project X 6.5 and 620 MB 6-9 irons | Project X 6.5 Wedges: Vokey Design SM9 48.10F, 52.08F, 56.08M, WedgeWorks 60T wedges | True Temper Project X 6.5 (46°, 50°), Project X 6.0 (56°), Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400 (60°) Lingmerth closed in 2-under 68 to match An at 10 under par for the week, getting his Pro V1 golf ball up-and-down a perfect 10 out of 10 times on Sunday. PGA TOUR CHAMPIONS | Kaulig Companies Championship STRICKER WINS THIRD MAJOR OF SEASON, CONTINUES OUTSTANDING FORM Steve Stricker (Pro V1x) won his third PGA Tour Champions major of the year and fifth tournament overall this season, shooting a final round 66 to reach 11 under and secure a three-shot victory. The win, which marks Stricker’s 7th PGA Tour Champions major and 16th career PGA Tour Champions title, adds to an extraordinary year in which he has finished inside the top ten in each of his 13 starts in 2023. This week at Firestone CC, Stricker shot three rounds of 66 or better and made 17 birdies for the week. He finished T4 in Greens in Regulation (65.28%, 47/72) and got his Pro V1x up-and-down 18 of 25 attempts (3rd). Since beginning his season in January, Stricker has played in 13 events and won five times, including his three major championship victories. He has finished outside the top five just once this year (T8) and has recorded five runner-up finishes, including one at the U.S. Senior Open two weeks ago. Said Stricker: “I'm playing very consistently. I have a lot of belief and trust in what I'm doing, I'm not getting rattled. Today I felt very comfortable out there being in that position, and I think that's the difference from now to other years on Tour. I never got in – I won 12 times, but I never got into contention like I'm getting into contention now on the Champions Tour. I have more cracks at it, more times to fail, more times to succeed. Then when you do succeed, you can draw off those times.” With his victory this week, Stricker also earns a spot in the 2024 PLAYERS Championship. Nine of the 11 players who finished among the top ten and ties this week relied on a Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball for their success. KORN FERRY TOUR | The Ascendant presented by Blue Titleist Brand Ambassador Nicholas Lindheim won his third career Korn Ferry Tour title, shooting a final round 6-under 66 to win by two shots. Playing a Pro V1 golf ball, TSR2 driver, T100 irons and more, Lindheim turned in all four rounds in the 60’s this week around TPC Colorado (66-67-69-66) on his way to posting 20 under. He ranked T1 in Greens in Regulation (81%, 58/72), T8 in Driving Accuracy (79%, 44/56) and 12th in Scrambling, getting his Pro V1 up-and-down 10 of 14 attempts. What’s in the Bag? | Nicholas Lindheim Golf Ball : Titleist Pro V1 Driver : TSR2 9.0° Fairway Metal : TSR3 16.5° Irons: T200 4, T100 5-9 Wedges: Vokey Design SM9 48.10F, 50.08F, 54.08M, 58.04L Putter: Scotty Cameron Masterful + tour prototype PGA TOUR CANADA | Quebec Open Davis Lamb (Pro V1) shot a final round 63 to post 22 under and claim his second victory of the PGA Tour Canada season in his first two starts this year. Lamb’s week featured four rounds of 66 or better (65-66-64-63) and 29 total birdies, four of which came on the back nine on Sunday on his way to the one-shot victory. With the win, Lamb moves to No. 1 in the season-long Fortinet Cup standings. AMATEUR | Trans-Mississippi Amateur The winner of the Trans-Mississippi Amateur gamed a Pro V1x golf ball and three Vokey Design wedges (50, 56, 60) on his way to victory. The champion forced a playoff after posting 12 under for the tournament before birdieing the first extra hole for the win. ... #TeamTitleist
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PGA TOUR | U.S. Open WYNDHAM CLARK WINS U.S. OPEN, FIRST MAJOR CHAMPIONSHIP Titleist Brand Ambassador Wyndham Clark entered the history books with an unwavering tee-to-green performance at The Los Angeles Country Club, trusting his Pro V1x golf ball and Titleist equipment to his first major title and second victory in 42 days. The 29-year-old, gaming his TSi3 driver, T200 utility, 620 CB irons and Vokey Design SM9 wedges, was the only player to finish in double-digits under par (10 under), posting rounds of 64-67-69-70 to win by one shot and hold off a trio of major champions including Titleist Brand Ambassador Cameron Smith . Clark, who broke through for his first PGA TOUR victory at last month’s Wells Fargo Championship, gained more than five shots off the tee (+5.44/2nd) and nearly four shots (3.92/7th) around the green, while leading the field in proximity to the hole on shots around the green (5’9’’), more than 4 feet better than the field average (9'11"). What’s in the Bag? | Wyndham Clark Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1x Driver: TSi3 9.0° | Accra TZ Six ST 60 M5 Utility Iron: T200 3 iron (utility build) | Mitsubishi Tensei AV Raw White 100HY X Irons: 620 CB 4-9 irons | True Temper Dynamic Gold X7 Wedges: Vokey Design SM9 46.10F, 52.12F, 56.10S, WedgeWorks 60A wedges | True Temper Dynamic Gold S400 CLARK ON HIS PRO V1x GOLF BALL www.youtube.com/watch “Honestly, one of the most important things in a player’s bag is the golf ball. If you don’t have control of that, then it doesn’t matter how you’re swinging, how the clubs are made, whatever. The golf ball is so important, and that’s ultimately what goes into the hole. Having faith and trusting your golf ball is huge.” “I play [Pro V1x] because it’s kind of the perfect combination for me of launch and spin… I'm a low spin player, I have a lot of speed, but I don't spin the ball very much. And the Pro V1x, especially with my irons and driver, spins at the numbers that I want. Also, I think it's great around the greens. So I’ve always been looking for spin. And this Pro V1x gives me exactly what I need.” “The spin means the most to me, because I’m a low spin player, so I need the spin to help keep the ball in the air, to be able to control it better around the greens. And that's the most important thing for me. And especially out on Tour, you need to be able to have the ball to stop very quick, and that's what this ball does.” “What’s unique in our game is you can get the ball and your equipment dialed into the exact thing that you need. And with Titleist having different [models], I was able to find one that with my irons, spun perfectly, and with my driver, spun perfectly. And around the greens, I was able to stop it quick and do everything I wanted with it.” “When I tee it up, I feel very confident with my golf ball. I never feel like it’s going to fail me. And that’s huge. It’s one variable I can just check off the list that I know is not going to keep me from being the best player that I can be.” NOW WORLD NO. 13, CLARK CONTINUES RISE AFTER SWITCH TO TITLEIST CLUBS www.youtube.com/watch Clark made his first PGA TOUR start of 2022 (The American Express) with a brand new bag of Titleist equipment, having played competitive clubs through his last event of ‘21 (RSM Classic). Over that offseason, Clark visited the Titleist Performance Institute to get dialed in to his new setup. In January of ‘22, when he teed off in the first round of the AmEx, Clark was ranked 249th in the Official World Ranking. Forty-six starts later, following his first major championship and two wins in his last four events, Clark has climbed to his highest position ever at No. 13. In his last nine starts, Clark has finished 6th or better five times. Clark finished the 2020-21 season ranked 155th in Strokes Gained: Tee to Green (-.364). After his U.S. Open win, he is currently 19th in that same statistic (+1.030). One of the most impactful changes was his driver. Playing a competitive model, Clark ended the 2020-21 campaign at 117th in Strokes Gained: Off the Tee, finishing with a negative strokes gained total (-.015). After putting his TSi3 9.0 model in play, he finished the following season 61 spots higher and gaining strokes off the tee (+.209). “I use this driver because it’s so consistent. My misses are incredible and that’s big for me...,” he said. “When you miss with the Titleist it stays within the parameters that I need to play good golf. And that’s ultimately why I use Titleist clubs, especially this driver.” This week at LACC, Clark finished second in SG: Off the Tee, gaining more than five shots (+5.44). CLARK PUTS ON SHORT GAME CLINIC WITH SM9 WEDGES www.youtube.com/watch Around LACC’s daunting green complexes, Clark relied on his Vokey Design SM9 wedges to gain nearly four shots (3.92/7th) on the field, while ranking first in proximity to the hole on shots around the green (5’9’’), more than 4 feet better than the field average (9'11"). Said Clark on his four SM9’s (46.10F, 52.12F, 56.10S, WedgeWorks 60A): “I use the SM9s, these are incredible. Vokey's done a great job in creating a wedge that launches at the launch you want, which is kind of a lower launch, but with a ton of spin. And that’s what all of us out here strive and try to get with our wedges is that lower launch that fights through the wind. But then when it lands, it is really receptive.” “In the 46, I use the 10F and then the same thing pretty much with the 52, I use the F Grind, which is a little touch more bounce, so that I’m very shallow. And so when I try to hit a low trap draw or a high soft wedge, it reacts the same and doesn't dig. “The 56, I have the 10S which is 10 degrees of bounce and the S Grind, which has a touch less than my other wedges, 46 and 52. This is a very versatile club for me, has a ton of spin and I’m able to attack both front and backs pins with this. “The most important club for me, probably in my bag, is this A grind. I use the SM9 60 degree A grind, which is a low bounce 60, which I think is very versatile. And I'm able to – on tight lies, rough, wet lies, firm lies, whatever it is – I can hit the shot I want. And with the amount of spin I want, trajectory and everything. So these SM9s are I think the best wedges ever made.” Said Vokey Rep Aaron Dill on Clark’s lob wedge: “The 60A was a co-design project with Geoff Ogilvy. That's how it started. It was based off of Australian Sand Belt golf courses – firm and tight. It's essentially an L grind with a ribbon removed, a smooth, fast moving wedge. It's a really low bounce, close sitting wedge, built for firm and fast conditions. “One of the things that he really values is trajectory management, meaning he wants to launch it low. He’ll play it three-quarter shots, he’ll play it half shots, but mainly it’s kind of his greenside short game club that he’ll use a lot and it’s just become a good friend for him because he feels like he can slide into the ball easily when things are cut tight on conditions.” TITLEIST IS #1 BALL AT U.S. OPEN FOR 75th CONSECUTIVE YEAR www.youtube.com/watch For the 75th year in a row, Titleist was the most played golf ball at the U.S. Open, continuing a streak that began in 1949 at Medinah Country Club. Of the 156 players that teed it up this week at The Los Angeles Country Club, 106 (68%) played a Titleist Pro V1 or Pro V1x model, more than five times the nearest competitor with 21 (13%), according to Darrell Survey. That included three of the top four finishers, including champion Wyndham Clark (Pro V1x), and Cameron Smith (Pro V1x). Clark is the fifth multiple winner this season on the PGA TOUR, a list that also includes fellow Titleist golf ball players Max Homa (Pro V1) and Tony Finau (Pro V1 Left Dot). NEW T-SERIES MOMENTUM CONTINUES AT LACC The NEW Titleist T-Series irons made their major debut at LACC, with several players gaming the new models for the first time – including Titleist Brand Ambassadors Cameron Smith and Tom Kim . Smith, who closed in 3-under 67 to finish fourth, gained more than five strokes (+5.08) on the field with his new NEW T100 5-9 irons in the bag. Kim, who added a NEW T200 3 iron and T100 4-9 irons, earned the best major finish (T8) of his career while ending the week 4th in Strokes Gained: Approach, gaining more than seven shots (+7.48) on the field. A total of 49 players (31%) had Titleist irons in the bag this week at LACC, 20 more than the nearest competitor. Titleist is the longstanding most played iron on the PGA TOUR. TITLEIST IS MOST PLAYED DRIVER AT U.S. OPEN; 2017 MASTERS CHAMP ADDS TSR The 2017 Masters Champion teed off at LACC with a new Titleist TSR3 9.0° driver in the bag, gaining +1.72 strokes on the field tee to green while hitting 75 percent of his fairways (T14). He made the move to TSR3 from a competitive model. The most played driver on the PGA TOUR, Titleist was also the top choice of players at the U.S. Open with 49 players (31%), 12 more than the nearest competitor. GORDON SARGENT WINS LOW AM HONORS Titleist Brand Ambassador Gordon Sargent posted rounds of 69-71-75-69 to win low amateur honors, becoming just the sixth amateur to card two rounds in the 60s at a U.S. Open (and first since Viktor Hovland in 2019). Sargent, playing a NEW Pro V1 golf ball and full bag of Titleist equipment, made 19 birdies (T2) over 72 holes at LACC while also finishing third in Strokes Gained Approach (+2.89). This was his first week gaming his NEW T200 3 iron. “It’s cool. It's kind of what your goal as an amateur to be the low am, especially with so many (19) here this week. It means a lot and gives me a lot of confidence,” he said. What’s in the Bag? | Gordon Sargent Golf Ball: NEW Pro V1 Driver: TSR2 9.0° | Tensei 1K Pro White 60 TX-Flex Fairway Metal: TSR2+ 14.5° | HZRDUS Smoke Black RDX 80 6.5 TX Utility Irons: NEW T200 3 (Utility Build) | Ventus Black HB 10 TX-Flex Irons: T100 4 iron, 620 MB 5-9 irons | Dynamic Gold X100 Wedges: Vokey Design SM9 46.10F | Dynamic Gold X100, Vokey Design SM9 52.08F, 56.10S wedges | Dynamic Gold S300 and Vokey Design WedgeWorks 60V wedge | Dynamic Gold S400 Putter: Scotty Cameron TourType Timeless GSS prototype ALL FOUR AMATEURS TO MAKE CUT TRUST TITLEIST Each of the four amateurs to play the weekend at LACC – Gordon Sargent, Ben Carr, Maxwell Moldovan and the 2022 British Amateur champion – played a Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball and at least 13 Titleist clubs on their way to competing for 72 holes at one of golf’s most historic championships. What’s in the Bag? | Ben Carr Golf Ball: NEW Pro V1x Driver: TSi3 10.0° Fairway: TSR3 16.5° Hybrid: TSi2 18.0° Irons: T100 4-9 iron Wedges: Vokey Design SM9 48.10F, 52.12F, 56.10S, SM8 60.08M What’s in the Bag? | Maxwell Moldovan Golf Ball: NEW Pro V1x Driver: TSR2 9.0° Fairway Metals: TSR2 13.5°, 18.0° Utility Irons: U•500 4 Irons: 620 CB 5-7, 620 MB 8-9 Wedges: Vokey Design SM9 48.10F, 52.08F, 56.08M, 60.08M Putter: Scotty Cameron 350 tour prototype What’s in the Bag? | 2022 British Amateur Champion Golf Ball: NEW Pro V1x Driver: TSR3 9.0° Fairway Metal: TSR3 15.0° Irons: NEW T200 3 iron, 620 CB 4-PW Wedges: Vokey Design SM9 50.08F, 54.10S, WedgeWorks 58A Putter: Scotty Cameron Phantom X T5 tour prototype KORN FERRY TOUR | Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas Wichita Open Making his first professional start on the Korn Ferry Tour, Titleist Brand Ambassador Ricky Castillo prevailed in a sudden-death playoff after making par on the first extra hole. Castillo, playing a NEW Pro V1 golf ball, TSR3 driver, Titleist irons, and Vokey wedges, went out in 30 Sunday en route to a final round 66 to force the playoff. For the week, he turned in four rounds of 67 or lower (67-62-66-66). Castillo ranked fifth in driving distance for the week (326.6 yards) and got his Pro V1 golf ball up-and-down over 80% of the time (13/16, T10). The victory comes just two weeks after Castillo’s final collegiate appearance, where he helped his team to their first NCAA Division I title in 22 years. Sixteen of the top 22 finishers in Kansas played a Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball, including Kyle Jones (NEW Pro V1x) who finished T2. What’s in the Bag? | Ricky Castillo Golf Ball: NEW Pro V1 Driver: TSR3 9.0° Fairway Metal: TSR3 15.0° Hybrid: TSi3 18.0° Irons: T100•S 4, 620 CB 4-9 Wedges: Vokey Design SM9 46.10F, 52.08F, 58.08M LPGA TOUR | Meijer LPGA Classic Leona Maguire (Pro V1) turned in a flawless final round 8-under 64 to earn her second career LPGA victory. Maguire played her final six holes in 6 under after going 2-3-3-3-3-4, seizing control of the tournament and closing it out with a two-shot victory. In the final round, she hit 17 of 18 greens and surrendered zero bogies. Maguire had finished runner-up at the Meijer LPGA Classic for two consecutive years before breaking through on Sunday. Eleven of the top 12 finishers this week on the LPGA Tour teed up a Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball at Blythefield Country Club. MAGUIRE ON HER PRO V1 GOLF BALL “Really like the feel of it around the greens, the way it spins, I know exactly what it does off the tee and control into the greens is probably the biggest thing for me, distance wise and spin control.” “I've (played a Titleist golf ball) all up through my junior golf, amateur golf, college golf. It worked pretty well for me there, so absolutely no reason to change when I turned pro. And like I said, trust is a massive thing so I trust what my golf ball does for me and that’s a lot of peace of mind I have on the golf course, knowing exactly how my golf ball is going to react on the greens.” “I think as professional golfers, we travel the world, lots of different golf courses, lots of different grasses, wind conditions, all of that. So ultimately you want a ball that’s going to perform in all conditions. You don't want to have to be switching depending on the golf course or the conditions. So that's one of the reasons I like the Pro V1. Good control in the wind, not too spiny and have that consistency with my distances and spin around the greens – it’s not too spiny when the greens are soft, but also enough spin when the greens are firm to have that control.” CHAMPION PLAYS VOKEY WEDGES The champion of the Meijer LPGA Classic played two Vokey Wedges on her way to her second career LPGA victory. Each week, she carries a Vokey Design SM9 54.14F and 60-degree lob wedges (60.08M or 60.12D depending on course conditions). PGA TOUR CANADA | Royal Beach Victoria Open Étienne Papineau (Pro V1x) earned his first PGA Tour Canada victory, turning in rounds of 64-65-69-64 to complete a runaway five-shot victory. Papineau’s final round featured six birdies and zero bogeys on his way to claiming the season-opening event. ... #TeamTitleist
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PGA TOUR | RBC Canadian Open Nick Taylor eagled the fourth hole of a sudden-death playoff, rolling his Pro V1x golf ball in from 72 feet on Oakdale G&CC’s 18th green to become the Canadian Open’s first Canadian champion since 1954. The former Canadian Amateur (2007 ) and Canadian Junior (2006) titleholder made a weekend run to remember, playing his final 36 in 15 under with rounds of 63-66. Clutch birdies on Nos. 17 and 18 Sunday got Taylor to 17 under for the week, enough to force extra holes. Taylor played the four extra holes in 3 under, including his walk-off eagle. For the week, the 35-year-old ranked third in Strokes Gained: Tee to Green (+10.29), with more than 8.5 of them coming from his approach play (+6.565/5th) and around the green (+2.155/15th). Now a three-time winner on the PGA TOUR, Taylor topped a leader board that featured six Pro V1 and Pro V1x players in the top seven positions. The win marks Taylor’s third finish of runner-up or better since the start of February, and he is projected to move to No. 6 in the FedEx Cup standings. CANADIAN OPEN CHAMP WINS WITH 12 TITLEIST CLUBS The winner of the 2023 RBC Canadian Open played 12 Titleist clubs en route to winning his national open, including a TSi3 driver, TSR2 hybrid, T100 irons and Vokey Design wedges. Heading into the week, the Winnipeg-native was ranked 40th in Strokes Gained: Tee to green, averaging +0.585 per round. What’s in the Bag? | 2023 Canadian Open winner Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1x Driver: TSi3 10.0° Fairway Metal: TSi2 15.0° Hybrid: TSR2 21.0° Irons : T200 4, T100 5-9 Wedges: Vokey Design SM8 46.10F, 54.14F, WedgeWorks 58T LPGA | ShopRite LPGA Classic NEW T-SERIES IRONS DEBUT ON LPGA This week in New Jersey marked the beginning of the tour seeding and validation process for the NEW Titleist T-Series irons on the LPGA Tour. Titleist Brand Ambassadors Emily Pedersen ( T200 4 iron, T100 5-9 irons) and Alexa Pano ( T150 5-iron) were among those who put the new models immediately in play. DP WORLD TOUR | Volvo Car Scandinavian Mixed Playing his NEW Pro V1 golf ball, Dale Whitnell earned his first career DP World Tour title, posting 21 under for a three-shot victory. Whitnell raced to the top of the leader board on Friday with and 11-under 61, the lowest round of the week, and then outlasted the competition with matching 70’s over the weekend. The 34-year-old's ball striking was on display all week, ranking first in Greens in Regulation (82%), second in Strokes Gained: Approach (+2.58 per round) and third in Strokes Gained: Tee to Green (+3.21 per round). Thirteen of the top 20 finishers on the final leader board played a Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball this week at Ullna Golf & Country Club. PGA TOUR CHAMPIONS | American Family Insurance Championship Steve Stricker (Pro V1x) claimed his fourth victory of the 2023 Champions Tour season – and his third win in four starts – after shooting rounds of 65-64-69 around University Ridge Golf Club. It marked career Champions win No. 15 for Stricker, whose 18-under total earned him the five-shot, runaway victory in his home state of Wisconsin. The 2021 U.S. Ryder Cup Captain has yet to finish outside the top 10 in 11 starts on tour in 2023 and has only finished outside the top 5 once (T8). Stricker has also won both Champions Tour majors this year (Regions Tradition and KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship). KORN FERRY TOUR | BMW Charity Pro-Am www.youtube.com/watch TOUR LAUNCH FOR NEW T-SERIES IRONS ON KFT Korn Ferry Tour players got their first chance to game the NEW T-Series irons irons this week at the BMW Charity Pro-Am, with 14 players choosing to put the new models in the bag this week: Josh Creel : T200 4-5 irons, T100 6-PW irons Trace Crowe : T100 4-9 irons Joey Garber : T200 4 iron, T100 5-9 irons Carter Jenkins : T200 2 iron Andrew Kozan : T200 2-3 iron, T100 4-9 irons Nelson Ledesma : T100 4-PW irons Mac Meissner : T100 4-9 irons Kris Ventura : T100 4-5 irons Danny Walker : T100 4-5 irons Thomas Walsh : T200 4 iron Tim Widing : T200 3 iron, T100 4-PW irons Joseph Winslow : T200 2 iron, T100 4 iron 2023 Astara Chile Classic and HomeTown Lenders Championship winner : T200 4-5 irons 2023 Scotia Wealth Management Chile Open winner (PGAT Latinoamérica) : T200 2 iron KPGA | The 66th KPGA Championship Titleist Brand Ambassador Seungbin Choi made birdie on the 72nd hole to cap off a final round 7-under 64 – the lowest round of the week – and capture his first KPGA victory and first KPGA major. Gaming his NEW Pro V1x golf ball and full bag of Titleist equipment , Choi was the only player to turn in four rounds in the 60’s (68-69-69-64) on his way to posting 14 under. Junhong Park (NEW Pro V1x) finished runner-up, one shot behind Choi. Four of the top five finishers on Sunday’s final leader board trusted a Titleist golf ball , and three of the top five gamed a TSR driver. What’s in the Bag? | Seungbin Choi Golf Ball: NEW Titleist Pro V1x Driver: TSR3 8.0° Fairway Metal: TSR3 13.5°, TSR2 18.0° Irons: 620 MB 4-PW Wedges: Vokey Design SM9 52.08F, 56.08M, 60.08M Putter: Scotty Cameron Phantom X 12 Long tour prototype ... #TeamTitleist
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PGA TOUR | The Memorial Tournament Viktor Hovland made a clutch par on the first hole of an all- Pro V1 playoff to claim his fourth career victory on the PGA TOUR. The longtime Pro V1 player made four back-nine birdies coming down the stretch Sunday, including two over his final four holes to for a closing 2-under 70 (and 7 under total) to force extra holes with Denny McCarthy (Pro V1) . With his winning par on Muirfield Village’s difficult par-4 18th, Hovland became just the third player with wins in each of the last four seasons on the PGA TOUR. For the week, Hovland ranked 12th in Strokes Gained: Tee to Green and 19th in Greens in Regulation. He made 19 birdies over the four days (T2) and recorded zero double bogeys. HOVLAND ON HIS PRO V1 “I just always grew up with the Titleist Pro V1 feel and always loved it. There was not a thought in my head that occurred, ‘Oh, I should maybe try a different ball.’ Why would I? I was really happy with the consistency. I think there’s always been this consensus that you go in the pro shop and you buy a sleeve of balls, you’re going to get the same ball as the last time you bought the sleeve of balls. I think that consistency gives you that reassurance that you know what you’re going to get.” “It's just something that I’ve always played. I remember growing up in Norway when we would in the summer at night, we would go out and fish for lake balls and try to find as many Pro V1's as possible. So it's just kind of always been ingrained to play the Pro V1." “It's been number one for so long. I don't think that's a coincidence. So knowing that I have the best product when I go out there and play, I think that gives me confidence. I don't have to wonder or think I'm giving shots away before I've even started the round. So I think that's a nice thing to have with you.” RUNNER-UP LEADS FIELD IN PUTTING WITH SCOTTY CAMERON PUTTER Gaming his Scotty Cameron GoLo 7 tour prototype putter, the runner-up at the Memorial Tournament led the field in Strokes Gained putting. He holed several key putts coming down the stretch including a 13-footer for par on No. 15 and a 7-footer for par on No. 16. For the week, he gained over 11 strokes (11.279) on the field on the greens, while finishing 3rd in Putts per GIR (1.579) and T4 in Total Putts (25.5). NEW TITLEIST IRONS DEBUT ON PGA TOUR The NEW Titleist T-Series irons , the next generation of the PGA TOUR’s most played irons, made their debut this week at the Memorial Tournament. Thirteen players made the immediate move to at least one of the new models: Hayden Buckley : T100 4-PW irons Lanto Griffin : T100 4-9 irons Brian Harman : T200 3 & 5 iron Lee Hodges : T100 4-6 irons Beau Hossler : T200 5 iron S.H. Kim : T200 3, T100 4-PW irons Peter Malnati : T200 4, T100 5-9 irons Troy Merritt : T200 2, 4, 5 irons Ben Taylor : T100 4-9 irons Cameron Young : T100 4-5 irons 2022 Amateur Champion (R&A) : T200 3 iron OWGR #72 : T200 4, T100 5-PW irons OWGR #181 : T100 4 iron Lee Hodges was one of the first players to test the new models Monday morning at Murifield Village. “That 6-iron might be the best club I’ve ever it in my whole life,” he said after his first few swings with the new club. “I mean, we hit balls all the time,” said Lanto Griffin . “So we have a pretty good idea (if) we put a good swing on it, and we get a good feel if we look up and the ball's doing exactly what we felt, then that’s a good club. That’s what you get with the T100.” Titleist irons have been the longstanding top choice of the best players in the world. In each of the last nine seasons (and 18 of the last 19), more players on the PGA TOUR have had Titleist irons in their bags than any other brand. Titleist’s tour seeding and validation for the new models continues this week on the LPGA and Korn Ferry Tour. In the following weeks, the process will continue across the worldwide pro tours. PGA TOUR CHAMPIONS | Principal Charity Classic Gaming his NEW Titleist Pro V1 golf ball, Stephen Ames collected his fifth career win on the PGA TOUR Champions and third victory in just 10 starts this year. The 59-year-old turned in three rounds of 67 or better (66-66-67) and made a clutch birdie on the 71st hole to pull ahead from the chasing pack. For the week, Ames finished T1 in Greens in Regulation (87%) and was a perfect 7-for-7 in getting his Pro V1 up-and-down for par. STRICKER CONTINUES STRONG PLAY Steve Stricker (Pro V1x) turned in rounds of 64-68-68 to finish at 16 under, one shot behind Ames’ winning total. Stricker has finished in the top 10 in each of his 10 Champions starts this season and has yet to finish worse than T8. He has three victories – including two Champions Tour majors – as well as four runner-up finishes and currently sits atop the Charles Schwab Cup standings. DP WORLD TOUR | Porsche European Open The winner of the Porsche European Open had three Vokey Design wedges in the bag – SM9 50.12F, 54.10S, WedgeWorks 60T – on his way to earning his first career DP World Tour victory. The champion finished seventh in Scrambling, getting up-and-down 67% of the time. KORN FERRY TOUR | UNC Health Championship Jorge Fernández Valdés (Pro V1) made a birdie-3 on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff to earn his first career win on the Korn Ferry Tour. Fernández Valdés turned in four rounds in the 60’s (66-64-69-68) to reach 13 under and force extra holes with Trent Phillips (Pro V1x) . Valdés finished the week second in Scrambling (14/18, 78%) and hit 75% of his greens in regulation. Titleist golf ball players have now won 10 of the first 12 events to start the year on the KFT. KFT CHAMP WINS WITH FULL BAG OF TITLEIST CLUBS The winner of the UNC Health Championship picked up his first career KFT victory with a full bag of Titleist equipment , including a TSR3 driver, Vokey Design wedges, and a Scotty Cameron GOLO 6.5 tour prototype putter. Five of the last seven winners on the KFT have played a Titleist driver . What’s in the Bag? | UNC Health Champion Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1 Driver: TSR3 10.0° Fairway Metal: TSR2 15.0° Irons: 716 T-MB 2, 620 CB 4-6, and 620 MB 7-PW Wedges: Vokey Design SM9 52.08F, 54.14F, 58.08M Putter: Scotty Cameron GOLO 6.5 tour prototype KPGA TOUR | The 13th Descente Korea Match Play Titleist Brand Ambassador Jaekyeong Lee earned his third career KPGA title in emphatic fashion, closing out his opponent on the 13th hole of the championship match, 7 and 5. Playing his NEW Pro V1x golf ball and full bag of Titleist equipment , Lee made seven birdies over the 13 holes to pull away. He clinched the victory with a par on the 212-yard par-3 13th. Seven of the top eight finishers on Sunday’s final leader board played a Titleist golf ball , while six of the eight were gaming a Titleist driver . What’s in the Bag? | Jaekyeong Lee Golf Ball: NEW Titleist Pro V1x Driver: TSR3 10.0° Fairway Metal: TS2 15.0° Hyrbid: TSi3 20.0 Irons: T100 4, 620 CB 5-7, and 620 MB 8-9 Wedges: Vokey Design SM9 46.10F, 52.08F, 56.08M, 60.04L Putter: Scotty Cameron Del Mar tour prototype CHINA TOUR | Zhengzhou Open Titleist Brand Ambassador Xuewen Luo posted a final round 8-under 64 – the lowest round of the day – to win his second career China Tour title by three shots. After opening with an even par round of 72, Luo turned in three rounds of 67 or better (67-67-64) around St. Andrews (Zhengzhou) Golf Club to win. Eight of the top 10 players at the week’s end trusted a Titleist golf ball . What’s in the Bag? | Xuewen Luo Golf Ball: NEW Titleist Pro V1x Driver: TSR4 8.0° Fairway Metal: TSR3 13.5° Hybrid: TSi 18.0° Irons: T100 4-PW Wedges: Vokey Design SM9 50°, 54°, 58° Putter: Scotty Cameron Phantom X 5.5 PGA TOUR LATINOAMERICA | Inter Rapidisimo Golf Championship Myles Creighton (Pro V1x) earned his first professional victory, shooting a final round 4 under 68 to post 19 under and win by one shot. Eight of the top nine players on the final leader board in Columbia played a Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball. AMATEUR | NCAA D1 Men's Championship Senior Ricky Castillo – playing a NEW Pro V1 golf ball and TSR3 driver among his Titleist setup – went undefeated during match play at Grayhawk Golf Club to help his team win the Division I National Championship, the team’s first national title in 22 years. Of the five players on the winning team, four played a Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball – including the men’s individual National Champion (Pro V1x). Two players gamed a TSR3 driver and Titleist iron sets, and three of the five had at least one Vokey Design wedge in their winning setups. The individual champ played a Vokey SM9 60T. Of the 156 players who arrived at Grayhawk to compete for a National Championship, Titleist was the top choice in every major equipment category. 137 players (88%) teed up a Titleist Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball at Grayhawk Golf Club, more than 15 times the nearest competitor. The most played driver at the NCAA Championship was Titleist with 40 percent (62) of competitors gaming a Titleist driver. Fifty-eight of those drivers were new TSR models. No brand had more fairways (59/T1) or hybrids (12/T1) in play than Titleist. There were 66 sets of Titleist irons in play, 19 more than the nearest competitor. Titleist also accounted for more than half the utility irons in play this week (60, 56%). There were 244 Vokey Design gap, sand and lob wedges in play, more than all other wedges combined. On the greens, 43 players trusted a Scotty Cameron putter, the most popular putter brand at Grayhawk. Titleist also swept the equipment counts at last week’s NCAA Division I Women’s Championship. ... #TeamTitleist
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Hey #TeamTitleist! This week, Oak Hill Country Club is playing host to the world’s best for the 105 th playing of the PGA Championship. Among what is often considered the strongest field in golf will be 20 PGA Professionals who earned their spot through the PGA Professional Championship, held two weeks ago at Twin Warriors and Santa Ana Golf Clubs in New Mexico. That list includes Braden Shattuck, who trusted his Titleist setup including his NEW Titleist Pro V1 golf ball and TSR3 driver to rounds of 70-71-68-70, rolling his V in from 10 feet on the final hole to secure the one-shot victory. “By the time I got to the last round, I didn’t sleep at all. I didn’t even fall asleep that night. It was a long week…,” he told the Philadelphia Inquirer. “It doesn’t even feel real – thinking back on it and watching it on TV, it doesn’t feel real at all.” It’s a special week for the 28-year-old and first-time major contestant, who in 2019 had to take two years off from the game after a devastating car accident that herniated discs in his lower back. As he recovered, Shattuck rebuilt his swing to accommodate the injury. “I knew what exactly in my golf swing hurt, so I figured if I could do something with my setup and my golf swing to take some pressure off of those areas, that even if I didn't fully heal that maybe I could still swing a golf club with minimal pain. It was just a process of trial and error until I found something that worked. And then you kind of have to relearn the golf swing a little bit. I can take what I know as a golf instructor and apply it. It was almost like I was building somebody else's swing it. It was kind of a neat little experiment to be honest with you. It was cool... “I hold it very weak like you kind of do with like a putter. I would say with the irons swinging a little bit more upright with the irons I lost a little bit of distance. My spin rate went up a little bit. But my driver numbers actually went better. My speed went down a couple miles an hour, but my launch conditions we so much better. I was able to hit up on it a few degrees, brought the spin rate down, took the loft out of my driver, so I actually ended up hitting it a little bit further and straighter with the driver.” The Philadelphia PGA section member and PGA Director of Instruction at Rolling Green Golf Club is one of 11 PGA club professionals who trusted a Titleist golf ball in qualifying for the season’s second major. “ I've played a Titleist golf ball my whole life,” Shattuck said. “Junior golf, college, golf, all the way through... I know I can trust it.” “Even still I don't get bored sitting there pounding balls. I can't hit as many as I used to when I was like seven, but for whatever reason, I even remember it now just in my backyard just with plastic clubs, just back and forth, back and forth, hitting little 30-yard pitch shots all night long until it got dark. I can't even tell you why I found that enjoyable, but I guess I was just always trying to get better, even from a super young age.” From golf ball to driver to putter, Titleist is also the most played equipment brand among the PGA’s #Teamof20: Six of the PGA pros competing at Oak Hill play a Pro V1 golf ball, while five choose Pro V1x . Ten are playing a TSR driver, the most played driver on the PGA TOUR, with eight gaming a TSR3 and two playing a TSR2 . Titleist irons – the majority of them T100 , T100•S and T200 models – are also in the bags of 10 PGA pros. The #TeamOf20 is carrying a total of 30 Vokey Design wedges. On the greens, seven are gaming a Scotty Cameron putter. Let’s meet the #TeamTitleist PGA Professionals who punched a ticket to Rochester for the PGA Championship: Braden Shattuck Rolling Green Golf Club | Philadelphia Section The former University of Delaware golfer is one of seven #TeamTitleist members making his PGA Championship debut this week in Rochester. WITB: NEW Titleist Pro V1 golf ball; TSR3 8.0 driver; TSR2 18.0 fairway; T100 5-P irons; Vokey Design SM9 52, 58 wedges On his TSR Driver… “My TSR3 driver, that thing's awesome. Yeah, it looks great. It's probably the best looking one that they've had. Sounds great. Feels good. And I love the adjustability of it. I love the sliding weight so you can move around, you can actually adjust how heavy that weight is. I tend to hit the ball a little bit on the heel if I miss it. So it’s nice to be able to put some more mass behind the heel so that way when I miss it, it doesn’t spin off to the right as much. So it’s just been a great club for me off the tee.” John Somers Southern Hills Plantation Club | North Florida Section The current PGA Head Professional at Southern Hills Plantation Club and former Elon University golfer is also making his first PGA Championship appearance. WITB: NEW Titleist Pro V1x Yellow golf ball; TSR3 8.0 driver; TSi2 15.0 fairway; T200 2 iron, 620 CB 4-5 irons, 620 MB 6-9 irons; Vokey Design SM9 46, 52, 56, 62 wedges On shotmaking with his Pro V1 Yellow… “I would say a majority of the range balls I've always hit were yellow, so I think it was easier to just kind of start hitting the yellow golf ball. I feel like I can pick up the yellow ball in the sky better. And I'm definitely the only one always in my group, so I really don't have to identify it.” “The X is just a little bit firmer feel, clicky, which I really like. I’m kind of a feel guy all the time. That's one of the things with me and my caddie, Hunter. He's like, ‘all right, it's just a 5 iron.’ I'm like, ‘Nah, I just need the number.’ Cuz it could be a 4, it could be a 7. I just kind of work it how I feel it and it’s just all about feel. “I lived on a farm in North Carolina, so I was hitting like walnuts with tobacco sticks. So, I mean, you gotta have a lot of feel with that. So, I mean, working shots, I remember in high school I was always curving the ball. I never knew how to hit a straight shot. “(During Tuesday’s practice round) we had about like 240 (into the par-5 4th hole) had a decent lie and I just hit like a stinger 4-iron. It might have rolled a hundred yards, but it rolled up to about five feet. So it was pretty cool. Bones was right there. He kind of looked back, he was like, what is this yellow ball rolling right past my feet?" Wyatt Worthington II The Golf Depot at Central Park | Southern Ohio Section Wyatt Worthington is making his third PGA Championship appearance, having competed at Baltusrol in 2016 and at Southern Hills in 2022. Worthington is a graduate of Methodist University’s PGA Golf Management program. WITB: NEW Titleist Pro V1 golf ball; TSR3 9.0 driver; TSR3 15.0 fairway; TSi3 18.0 hybrid; U•500 3 iron, 620 CB 4 iron, 620 MB 5-9 irons; Vokey Design SM9 46.10F, 54.12D, 60.08M wedges; Scotty Cameron Super Rat putter On his Pro V1 golf ball… “Even though the golf ball's the last thing you want to think of (on the course), it's actually the most important thing to think of because it’s the most important piece of equipment that you need. And thankfully, the Pro V1 has been unbelievable with my spin numbers, the flight, the window and just cutting through the wind as well. It's checking off all the boxes. Golf is already tough as it is, so you definitely want to have that ball in in your bag.” Josh Speight The Club at Viniterra | Middle Atlantic Section Speight is also a graduate of the PGA Golf Management Program at Methodist. He competed in the 2016 PGA Championship at Baltusrol and is currently the PGA Director of Instruction at The Club at Viniterra. WITB: NEW Pro V1x golf ball; TSR3 10.0 driver; TSR3 18.0 fairway; T200 3 iron, T100•S 4-5 irons, T100 6-9 irons; Vokey Design SM9 46.10F, 50.12F, 54.12D, 58T; Scotty Cameron Phantom X T5 tour prototype putter Jesse Droemer Lakeside Country Club | Southern Texas Section A PGA Assistant Professional at Lakeside Country Club, Droemer is making his PGA Championship debut. Droemer played collegiately at the University of Houston and competed in the 2018 Valero Texas Open. WITB: NEW Pro V1x golf ball Greg Koch Ritz-Carlton Golf Club-Grande Lakes Orlando | Northern Florida Section A PGA Assistant Professional and Head of Instruction at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, Koch is making his second PGA Championship start this week (Kiawah, 2021). WITB: Titleist Pro V1 golf ball; TSR3 8.0 driver; TSi3 13.5 fairway; TSi3 18.0 fairway; T200 4-5 irons, T100•S 6-9 irons; Vokey Design SM9 46, 50, 56, 60 wedges; Scotty Cameron Phantom X 11 putter On his Vokey SM9 lob wedge… “I love my wedges, especially my, my 60 degree. I play the M grind at 8 degrees of bounce. I really like how the sole interacts with the turf. I can use the bounce and hit some like really soft nippers the tight fairways. The open face spinner, I love those shots. I have really two shots with the open face wedge. One's high, one's a little bit lower. The lower one's going take a couple bounces early and check up fast, where the high one's really going to land soft and can kind of stop more on that first to second bounce…." “The driver's hard to argue with too. I mean, I, I'm in love with that club right now.” Alex Beach Westchester Country Club | Metropolitan Section An Assistant Professional at Westchester Country Club, Beach is a former PGA Professional Champion (2019) and has competed at Quail Hollow, Bethpage Black, TPC Harding Park, Kiawah, and Southern Hills in his previous five PGA Championship starts. WITB: Titleist Pro V1 golf ball; TSR3 9.0 driver; TSR3 15.0 fairway; TSR2 18.0 hybrid; T100•S 4-5 irons; T100 6-7 irons; 620 MB 8-9 irons; Vokey Design SM9 46.10F, 50.08F, 54.10S, 60.04L wedges Russell Grove North Idaho College | Pacific Northwest Section The Head Men’s and Women’s Golf Coach at North Idaho College, Russell Grove is making his first PGA Championship start. WITB: NEW Titleist Pro V1 golf ball; TSR3 9.0 driver; TSR3 16.5 fairway; 718 T-MB 4 iron; 718 AP2 5-P irons; Vokey Design SM9 50, 56, 60 wedges; Scotty Cameron Newport SS putter On his TSR Driver… "Favorite club in the bag has to be the TSR3 (driver). The driver’s huge. It was the dispersion but it’s also the hottest face. I put a bunch of different heads on TrackMan and TSR gave me the highest ball speed…. This course tends to set up for a fade a little bit more off the tee than it does a draw. So we set it up, worked with one of the Titleist guys this morning, teeing it up a little bit lower and getting it on a certain (SureFit) setting so it moves a little left or right, and kind of taking the left miss out of play.” Anthony Cordes Cherokee Town & Country Club | Georgia Section A PGA Assistant Professional at Cherokee Town & Country Club and former Miami (Ohio) University golfer, Cordes is teeing it up in a major championship for the first time. WITB: NEW Titleist Pro V1x golf ball; TSR2 10.0 driver; TSR1 15.0 fairway; TSR1 18.0 hybrid, TSi3 23.0 hybrid; T100•S 5-P irons; Vokey Design SM9 50, 56, 60 wedges; Scotty Cameron Newport 2 SS putter On his Pro V1x golf ball… “I play the Pro V1x. This golf ball gives me higher launch, higher spin, and better feel around the greens. I really like it because I can spin it a little bit more and control my distance on my short shots, and I love the way it feels off the putter." Chris Sanger Woodstock Golf Club | Northeastern New York Section The Head Professional at Woodstock Golf Club is believed to be the first club pro from the Northeastern New York PGA Section to make it into a PGA Championship. WITB: NEW Titleist Pro V1 golf ball; TSR3 8.0 driver; TSR3 18.0 fairway; U•500 3 iron, T100 4-P irons; Vokey Design SM9 50, 54, 58; Scotty Cameron GoLo 7 putter Chris French Aldeen Golf Club | Illionois Section The Head Professional at Aldeen Golf Club is also making his PGA Championship debut. WITB: NEW Titleist Pro V1x golf ball; TSR2 10.0 driver; TSR2 16.5, 21.0 fairways; U•505 4 iron, T100•S 5-P irons; Vokey Design SM9 50, 54, 58 wedges Good luck to all of #TeamTitleist competing this week!
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LPGA TOUR | Cognizant Founders Cup Jin Young Ko earned her second win in seven starts since moving to the NEW Pro V1 golf ball, emerging victorious on the first hole of a playoff to claim her 15th career LPGA title. One of only two players to shoot in the 60’s on Sunday, Ko posted the lowest round of the day in difficult, windy conditions, turning in a bogey-free 5-under 67 to reach 13 under and force extra holes. Ko said she became inspired after watching highlights of fellow Korean Sungjae Im's comeback victory Sunday on the KPGA Tour. Im came from five shots back to win. Ko was faced with a four-shot deficit to start the day. "So I really focused myself and it was great," she said. "This golf course is not easy. Fairways are narrow and greens are firm – and windy. ... I feel really good (about the win)." Ko, who also claimed the HSBC Women's World Championship in her second LPGA start of 2023, moves to No. 1 in the Race to the CME Globe standings. CHAMPION WINS AGAIN WITH PHANTOM X 5.5, VOKEY WEDGES The winner of the Cognizant Founders Cup gamed her trusted Scotty Cameron Phantom X 5.5 putter, claiming victory No. 7 with the club since September 2021. On the 72nd hole Sunday, she drained a birdie putt of approximately 15 feet to force the playoff. The World No. 3 switched to the Phantom X 5.5 from a competitive mallet model following a trip to the Titleist Performance Centre in Seoul after the Tokyo Olympics. While working with Scotty Cameron fitter Eric Kong , she noticed the Phantom X 5.5 stock model on a putter rack and started testing it. In her next LPGA start, the Cambria Portland Classic, she put that exact putter in play and won by four shots, needing only 78 putts over 54 holes (1.44 average). She went on to win three more times over the next six weeks with the putter, including the season-ending CME Group Tour Championship “I changed this putter five or six weeks ago in Korea, and I use this putter four weeks in a row from the Portland and here,” she said after her victory at the 2021 Cognizant Founders Cup that October. “I got two wins with this putter and two top-10s, so, yeah, I think I will love this putter.” The last three individual events on the LPGA have been won by Scotty Cameron players. The winner also played three Vokey Design wedges: SM8 48.10F, 52.08F and WedgeWorks 60T. KPGA TOUR | Woori Financial Group Championship Titleist Brand Ambassador Sungjae Im claimed his sixth career professional victory, posting a 4-under final round 68 to win by one shot. Im, playing his Pro V1x golf ball, TSR2 driver and full bag of Titleist equipment, topped a final leader board that featured seven Titleist golf ball players and six TSR driver players in the top 10. What’s In the Bag? | Sungjae Im Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1x Driver: TSR2 9.0° | Graphite Design Tour AD DI 7 X Fairway Metal: TS3 15.0° | Graphite Design Tour AD DI 8 X Hybrid: 818 H2 19.0° | Graphite Design Tour AD DI Hybrid 105 X Irons: T100 3-9 | True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 Wedges: Vokey Design SM9 48.10F (@47), SM7 54.08M (@53) & 60.04L wedges | True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 Putter: Scotty Cameron Flowback 5 tour prototype IM WINS IN THIRD START WITH TSR Sungjae Im brought his new TSR2 9.0° driver (Tour AD-DI 7X shaft) to the winner's circle this week on the KPGA. It was his third start with the new model, having put the driver in play for the first time at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, where he finished sixth alongside partner Keith Mitchell (NEW Pro V1). Im recorded another top 10 finish (T8) at last week’s Wells Fargo Championship. PGA TOUR | AT&T Byron Nelson AT&T BYRON NELSON CHAMP PLAYS THREE VOKEY WEDGES The winner of the 2023 AT&T Byron Nelson gamed three Vokey Design wedges (SM9 52.08F, 56.10S, WedgeWorks 60T wedges) en route to winning his 13th career PGA TOUR title. The champion relied on his scoring clubs down the stretch, getting up-and-down for par on the 71st hole and sticking his final approach from 80 yards to 2 feet, 2 inches to set up the winning birdie. For the week, the winner finished 10th in Scrambling (81%), including a perfect 3-for-3 Sunday. DP WORLD TOUR | Soudal Open Simon Forsström closed out his first career DP World Tour title, tapping in his NEW Pro V1 golf ball on the 72nd hole for the winning par and one-shot victory. The Swede turned in rounds of 64-67-67-69 around Rinkven International GC to finish at 17 under, one clear of countryman Jens Dantorp (Pro V1x Left Dash). Forsström relied on his short game all week long, leading the field in Strokes Gained: Around the Green (+1.58 per round) and Scrambling (84%). Superb play around the greens also saw Forsström lead the field in Bogey Avoidance, only surrendering four dropped shots over 72 holes. PGA TOUR CHAMPIONS | Regions Tradition Steve Stricker (Pro V1x) made eight birdies on Sunday to cap off his 13th PGA TOUR Champions title with a runaway six-shot win. Stricker posted rounds of 68-68-64-65 to reach 23 under. The 2021 U.S. Ryder Cup captain led the field in Greens in Regulation (63/72, 88%). Twelve of the top 17 players on Sunday’s final leader board gamed a Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball for the week. CHINA TOUR | Guangdong Open Nannan Shen , playing his NEW Titleist Pro V1x golf ball, earned his first career China Tour title after shooting a final round 2-under 70 at Grand Lake Golf Club. Shen, whose 12-under total was good for a one-shot victory, led a Titleist golf ball 1-10 sweep, where all players finishing inside the top 10 and ties on Sunday’s final leader board teed up a Titleist ball for the week. ... #TeamTitleist
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PGA TOUR | Wells Fargo Championship Titleist Brand Ambassador Wyndham Clark earned his first career PGA TOUR victory Sunday at Quail Hollow, trusting his Pro V1x golf ball and Titleist drivers , irons , and Vokey wedges to a runaway four-shot win in the designated event. Clark posted four rounds of 68 or better, including a bogey-free 63 on Saturday that proved to be the best round of the tournament, to finish at 19 under. Clark’s breakthrough win was the result of a sensational week of ballstriking. He led the field in Strokes Gained: Tee to Green (+12.026), with more than eight of those strokes gained from his approach play (1st, +8.859). Nobody hit more greens in regulation than Clark this week in Charlotte (T1, 81%), and he ranked T6 in Scrambling, getting his Pro V1x up-and-down 71% of the time. WYNDHAM CLARK ON HIS PRO V1 x GOLF BALL Playing his Pro V1x golf ball, Clark topped a leader board that featured 17 Titleist golf ball players in the top 20. In total, 111 players at Wells Fargo played a Pro V1 or Pro V1x model, seven times the nearest competitor. Said Clark on his Pro V1x: “Honestly, one of the most important things in a player’s bag is the golf ball. If you don’t have control of that, then it doesn’t matter how you’re swinging, how the clubs are made, whatever. The golf ball is so important, and that’s ultimately what goes into the hole. Having faith and trusting your golf ball is huge.” “I play [Pro V1x] because it’s kind of the perfect combination for me of launch and spin. … I'm a low spin player, I have a lot of speed, but I don't spin the ball very much. And the Pro V1x, especially with my irons and driver, spins at the numbers that I want. Also, I think it's great around the greens. So I’ve always been looking for spin. And this Pro V1x gives me exactly what I need.” “The spin means the most to me, because I'm a low spin player, so I need the spin to help keep the ball in the air, to be able to control it better around the greens. And that's the most important thing for me. And especially out on Tour, you need to be able to have the ball to stop very quick, and that's what this ball does.” “What’s unique in our game is you can get the ball and your equipment dialed into the exact thing that you need. And with Titleist having different [models], I was able to find one that with my irons, spun perfectly, and with my driver, spun perfectly. And around the greens, I was able to stop it quick and do everything I wanted with it.” “When I tee it up, I feel very confident with my golf ball. I never feel like it’s going to fail me. And that’s huge. It’s one variable I can just check off the list that I know is not going to keep me from being the best player that I can be.” CLARK CLIMBS RANKINGS AFTER SWITCH TO TITLEIST www.youtube.com/watch Wyndham Clark made his first PGA TOUR start of 2022 (The American Express) with a brand new bag of Titleist equipment , having played competitive clubs through his last event of ‘21 (RSM Classic). Over that offseason, Clark visited the Titleist Performance Institute to get dialed in to his new setup. In January of ‘22, when he teed off in the first round of the AmEx, Clark was ranked 249th in the Official World Ranking. Forty-three starts later, following his maiden Tour victory Sunday at Wells Fargo, Clark has climbed to his highest position ever at No. 31 – while making 16 consecutive cuts and earning four top-6 finishes in his last six starts. Clark has played the weekend in all of his 12 starts so far in 2023. What’s in the Bag? | Wyndham Clark Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1x Driver: TSi3 9.0° | Accra TZ Six ST 60 M5 Utility Iron: T200 3 iron (utility build) | Mitsubishi Tensei AV Raw White 100HY X Irons: 620 CB 4-9 irons | True Temper Dynamic Gold X7 Wedges: Vokey Design SM9 46.10F, 52.12F, 56.10S, WedgeWorks 60A wedges | True Temper Dynamic Gold S400 MOMENTUM CONTINUES FOR TITLEIST DRIVERS Clark's victory at Wells Fargo playing a Titleist driver made it three wins in four weeks on the PGA TOUR for Titleist driver players. That includes the Zurich Classic, where Titleist Brand Ambassador Davis Riley and his teammate both had Titleist drivers in the bag. This week in Charlotte, one-third (51/33%) of the field played a Titleist driver, 15 more than the nearest competitor. Playing his TSi3 9.0° model, Clark gained over two shots on the field (+2.483) off the tee at Quail Hollow on his way to leading the event in Strokes Gained: Tee to Green. "I use this driver because it’s so consistent. My misses are incredible and that’s big for me...,” he said. “When you miss with the Titleist it stays within the parameters that I need to play good golf. And that’s ultimately why I use Titleist clubs, especially this driver.” WYNDHAM ON HIS WINNING SM9 WEDGES www.instagram.com/.../ “My short game was there when I needed it,” Clark said to the media in his press conference following Sunday’s win. His average proximity to the hole from 50-125 yards when hitting from Quail Hollow's fairways was 8 feet, 1 inch, ranking third best in the field and more than 11 feet better than the field average. From 50-125 yards in the rough, he averaged 19 feet 6 inches, also more than 11 feet better than the field average. Clark also ranked T6 in Scrambling (71.4%) and T7 (75%) in Sand Saves, including a memorable up and down Sunday on the par-4 11th. Facing a shortsided 20-yard shot from front left greenside bunker, Clark splashed his Pro V1x to 3 feet, 5 inches to save par. Said Clark on his four SM9’s (46.10F, 52.12F, 56.10S, WedgeWorks 60A): "I use the SM9s, these are incredible. Vokey's done a great job in creating a wedge that launches at the launch you want, which is kind of a lower launch, but with a ton of spin. And that's what all of us out here strive and try to get with our wedges is that lower launch that fights through the wind. But then when it lands, it is really receptive.” “In the 46, I use the 10F and then the same thing pretty much with the 52, I use the F Grind, which is a little touch more bounce, so that I’m very shallow. And so when I try to hit a low trap draw or a high soft wedge, it reacts the same and doesn't dig. “The 56, I have the 10S which is 10 degrees of bounce and the S Grind, which has a touch less than my other wedges, 46 and 52. This is a very versatile club for me, has a ton of spin and I’m able to attack both front and backs pins with this. “The most important club for me, probably in my bag, is this A grind. I use the SM9 60 degree A grind, which is a low bounce 60, which I think is very versatile. And I'm able to – on tight lies, rough, wet lies, firm lies, whatever it is – I can hit the shot I want. And with the amount of spin I want, trajectory and everything. So these SM9s are I think the best wedges ever made.” Said Vokey Rep Aaron Dill on Clark’s lob wedge: “The 60A was a co-design project with Geoff Ogilvy. That's how it started. It was based off of Australian Sand Belt golf courses – firm and tight. It's essentially an L grind with a ribbon removed, a smooth, fast moving wedge. It's a really low bounce, close sitting wedge, built for firm and fast conditions.” “One of the things that he really values is trajectory management, meaning he wants to launch it low. He’ll play it three-quarter shots, he’ll play it half shots, but mainly it’s kind of his greenside short game club that he’ll use a lot and it’s just become a good friend for him because he feels like he can slide into the ball easily when things are cut tight on conditions like Quail.” LPGA TOUR | Hanwha LIFEPLUS International Crown Patty Tavatanakit (NEW Pro V1x) , Ariya Jutanugarn (Pro V1x) and Moriya Jutanugarn (Pro V1x) prevailed as members of Team Thailand at this week’s International Crown, as the team defeated Team Australia in Sunday’s Championship matches. Tavatanakit won her singles match 4&3 while the Jutanugarn sisters won 4&3 in the alternate shot format to contribute two matches for Team Thailand Sunday afternoon at TPC Harding Park. By the week’s end, Team Thailand had won 11 of 12 matches, having won each of their pool play matches before advancing past Team USA and Team Australia in the semifinals and finals respectively. 2021 ANA INSPIRATION CHAMPION WINS WITH 13 TITLEIST CLUBS The 2021 ANA Inspiration Champion contributed to four winning matches this week for Team Thailand while gaming a TSR2 9.0° driver, TSR2+ 13.0° and TSi2 18.0° fairways, T200 (4) and T100 (5-PW) irons and three Vokey Design wedges (SM8 50.12F, 56.08M, WedgeWorks 60T), in addition to her NEW Pro V1x golf ball. Two of her teammates gamed a similar three-wedge Vokey setup. One of them, the 2013 LPGA Rookie of the Year, also played a TSR3 driver. DP WORLD TOUR | DS Automobiles Italian Open Adrian Meronk (Pro V1) made six birdies Sunday on the difficult Marco Simone GC en route to earning his third career DP World Tour title. The only player to shoot four rounds in the 60’s (68-68-66-69), Meronk was in total control of his Pro V1, leading the field in Strokes Gained: Tee to Green (+3.87 per round). The 29-year-old as led the field in SG: Off the Tee (+2.08 per round), SG: Around the Green (+1.88 per round), and Scrambling (78%). Eleven of the top 15 players on the final leader board played a Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball. WINNER IN ITALY GAMES THREE VOKEY WEDGES The winner of the DS Automobiles Italian Open trusted three Vokey Design SM9 wedges (50.12F, 54.10S, 58.10S) on his way to winning his third career DP World Tour title. The champ put on a short game display all week long, leading the field in Strokes Gained: Around the Green (+1.88 per round) and Scrambling (78%). On Sunday, the winner made several key up-and-downs and holed a short chip from the rough on No. 2 en route to his one-shot victory. PGA OF AMERICA | PGA Professional Championship Playing in his first PGA Professional Championship, Titleist Staff Member Braden Shattuck turned in rounds of 70-71-68-70 at Twin Warriors and Santa Ana Golf Clubs to win by one shot. The Philadelphia PGA section member and PGA Director of Instruction at Rolling Green Golf Club is one of 20 PGA Professionals who earned a spot in the field at Oak Hill for the PGA Championship in two weeks’ time – 11 of whom gamed a Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball. Ten of the qualifiers gamed a Titleist driver, irons and Vokey wedges. Titleist was the #1 golf ball and most played driver , hybrid , utility iron , iron , and wedge at the event. 2023 PGA CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFIERS 1. Braden Shattuck | Rolling Green Golf Club, Philadelphia Section Golf Ball: NEW Titleist Pro V1 Driver: TSR3 8.0° Fairway Metal: TSR2 18.0° Irons: T100 5-PW Wedges: Vokey Design SM9 52°, 58° T4. John Somers | Southern Hills Plantation Club, North Florida Section Golf Ball: NEW Titleist Pro V1x Yellow Driver: TSR3 8.0° Fairway Metal: TSi2 15.0° Irons: T200 2, 620 CB 4-5, and 620 MB 6-9 Wedges: Vokey Design SM9 46°, 52°, 56°, 62° T8. Wyatt Worthington II | The Golf Depot at Central Park, S. Ohio Section Golf Ball: NEW Titleist Pro V1 Driver: TSR3 9.0° Fairway Metal: TSR3 15.0° Hybrid: TSi3 18.0° Utility Iron: U•500 3 iron Irons: 620 CB 4, 620 MB 5-9 Wedges: Vokey Design SM9 46.10F, 54.12D, 60.08M Putter: Scotty Cameron Super Rat T11. Josh Speight | The Club at Viniterra, Middle Atlantic Section Golf Ball: NEW Pro V1x Driver: TSR3 10.0° Fairway Metal: TSR3 18.0° Utility Iron: T200 3 iron Irons: T100•S 4-5, T100 6-9 Wedges: Vokey Design SM9 46.10F, 50.12F, 54.12D, 58T Putter: Scotty Cameron Phantom X T5 tour prototype T11. Jesse Droemer | Lakeside Country Club, Southern Texas Section Golf Ball: NEW Pro V1x T11. Greg Koch | Ritz-Carlton GC-Grande Lakes Orlando, N. Florida Section Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1 Driver: TSR3 8.0° Fairway Metals: TSi3 13.5° and TSi3 18.0° Irons: T200 4-5, T100•S 6-9 Wedges: Vokey Design SM9 46°, 50°, 56°, 60° Putter: Scotty Cameron Phantom X 11 T11. Alex Beach | Westchester Country Club, Metropolitan Section Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1 Driver: TSR3 9.0° Fairway Metal: TSR3 15.0° Hybrid: TSR2 18.0° Irons: T100•S 4-5, T100 6-7 and 620 MB 8-9 Wedges: Vokey Design SM9 46.10F, 50.08F, 54.10S, 60.04L T11. Finisher | North Idaho College, Pacific Northwest Section Golf Ball: NEW Titleist Pro V1 Driver: TSR3 9.0° Fairway Metal: TSR3 16.5° Irons: 718 T-MB 4, 718 AP2 5-PW Wedges: Vokey Design SM9 50°, 56°, 60° Putter: Scotty Cameron Newport SS T17. Anthony Cordes | Cherokee Town & Country Club, Georgia Section Golf Ball: NEW Titleist Pro V1x Driver: TSR2 10.0° Fairway Metal: TSR1 15.0° Hybrids: TSR1 18.0° and TSi3 23.0° Irons: T100•S 5-PW Wedges: Vokey Design SM9 50°, 56°, 60° Putter: Scotty Cameron Newport 2 SS T17. Chris Sanger | Woodstock Golf Club, Northeastern New York Section Golf Ball: NEW Titleist Pro V1 Driver: TSR3 8.0° Fairway Metal: TSR3 18.0° Utility Iron: U•500 3 Irons: T100 4-PW Wedges: Vokey Design SM9 50, 54, 58 Putter: Scotty Cameron GoLo 7 T17. Finisher | Aldeen Golf Club, Illinois Section Golf Ball: NEW Titleist Pro V1x Driver: TSR2 10.0° Fairway Metals: TSR2 16.5°, 21.0° Utility Iron: U•505 4 Irons: T100•S 5-PW Wedges: Vokey Design SM9 50°, 54°, 58° PGA TOUR CHAMPIONS | Mitsubishi Electric Classic Playing the NEW Titleist Pro V1 golf ball, Stephen Ames collected his fourth career win on the PGA TOUR Champions and second victory of the year. The 59-year-old won in convincing fashion, shooting a final round 68 to reach 19 under and win by four shots. Ames hit all but four fairways (90%) and three greens in regulation (94%). Ames’ victory makes it six wins on the PGA TOUR Champions for 2023 Pro V1 and Pro V1x just nine events into the 2023 season. SUNSHINE TOUR | FBC Zimbabwe Open Neil Schietekat (Pro V1x) won by four shots after posting 11 under for the week at Royal Harare Golf Club. Schietekat posted rounds of 67-69-66-75 to separate himself from the chasing pack. Three of the top four finishers this week in Zimbabwe played a Pro V1x golf ball. PGA TOUR LATINOAMÉRICA | KIA Open Toni Hakula (Pro V1x) earned his second career PGA Tour Latinoamérica victory this week in Ecuador, shooting a final round 67 to win by one shot. Hakula's final round featured five birdies and an eagle en route to reaching his winning 16-under total. ... #TeamTitleist
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Hi everyone, I have been fortunate to team up with two guys who owns identical putters as my new Phantom 5.5 while playing the practice round, and while we were comparing if any one of our putter has a defect, and guess what? lucky me... my phantom's hosel section finishing doesn't look right. It looks like the neck hasn't gone in all the way to the head section, or it was sanded down more than the adequate level. I want my putter finishing to look perfect considering I have paid the premium price and, but it doesn't seem to be the case. It's now with Titleist Australia to assess, and 1st phase feedback I was given was, 'they see no issue with it as it's made this way', so far, I've been told this is normal. Now I'm waiting for boss of Titleist Australia to make the final decision within a week time. Clearly, there was a difference when I checked other two putters, and their neck was pushed in all the way and it was sitting flush. Much cleaner finishing than my putter. Can anyone tell me if this is a manufacture defect? or upload your neck joint to share? I don't have much love with my putter at the moment, as it has been bothering me everytime it was taken out from the cover... www.titleist.com/.../z7jtph64dfgyx6wgmtaa www.titleist.com/.../mbyfb7fxjololueerxwo www.titleist.com/.../xvw3x6rs9klef85rwlhv
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PGA TOUR | Mexico Open Tony Finau rolled his Pro V1 Left Dot golf ball in for five birdies on a bogey-free Sunday in Mexico, closing in 5-under 66 on his way to a three-shot victory, career win No. 6 on the PGA TOUR and his fourth ‘W’ in his last 18 starts. Finau, who moved to No. 11 in the World Ranking, posted four rounds of 66 or better to finish at 24 under 260, the lowest 72-hole total of his career. For the week, Finau ranked 1st in Strokes Gained: Tee to Green, gaining over nine of those strokes with his approach play (+6.1) and around the green (+3.47). The 33-year-old hit 81% of his greens in regulation (T3), and ranked T2 in Scrambling (86%), making only one bogey all weekend. FINAU ON THE PERFORMANCE OF HIS PRO V1 LEFT DOT “I think equipment starts with the golf ball, not with the clubs, not with the woods, not with any other piece of equipment," Finau said. "It starts with the golf ball. I’ve always been a believer in that. The Left Dot golf ball is right for me because I’ve always put a lot of spin on the golf ball, so it’s the lowest spinning Titleist Pro V1 that is out on the market, and right away, it caught my eye because of the ball flight. I think if you can control your ball flight, you can control the distance. And it’s been such a reliable ball flight for me from the first time that I hit it. I think the best word I can use is just reliable. I can count on the golf ball in crosswinds, into the wind, downwind. I know how far the golf ball is going to go. And that’s a great feeling to have as a professional golfer. Distance control is up there probably with the most important things when it comes to striking a golf ball and playing golf.” www.youtube.com/watch FINAU ON HOW HE MARKS HIS TITLEIST “I actually mark my Pro V1 golf ball with my kids’ initials. I have five kids. I’ll throw my wife in there sometimes as well," he said. "So the determining factor for me is if they make a couple bogeys, power lip out, whatever the case, they’re out, and I’m ready for the next kid to come into play and see if they’ll perform. And that’s pretty much it. I’m not crazy superstitious, but there does come a time where, if my kids are a little scared of the dark that day, they want to go swimming, they want to play in the beach, I’ve got to let them go and bring somebody else in that’s ready to score for me.” MEXICO OPEN CHAMPION GAMES 60T LOB WEDGE The winner of the Mexico Open gamed a Vokey Design WedgeWorks 60T lob wedge on his way to victory, finishing the week at Vidanta T2 in Scrambling. The champion relied on his short game during Sunday’s final round making key up-and-downs on Nos. 8, 13, 16, and 17 for par as well as Nos. 7 and 14 for birdie “He has told me many times that max versatility is important to him,” said Aaron Dill, Vokey Tour Rep , on this week’s champion. “He has the ability to be steep or shallow when he wants and, one thing’s for sure, he makes great contact with lots of spin on most of his wedge shots. Since his first T grind he has been loyal to this club, occasionally testing some other higher bounce options but always returning to the T.” According to Master Craftsman Bob Vokey , the T grind is built for players seeking to unlock ultimate creativity around the greens. It is a low-bounce wedge with a narrow crescent surface and wider back flange, best for players with shallow and precise deliveries, as well as those playing off firm conditions. The T Grind is one of the most popular grinds on Tour, and it was the lob wedge of choice for the 2023 Players and WM Phoenix Open Champion, along with the Honda Classic Champion and the RBC Heritage Champion. It’s also in the bags of Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas and Cameron Young, among many others. KORN FERRY TOUR | Hometown Lenders Championship Ben Kohles (Pro V1x Left Dash) birdied the second hole of a sudden death playoff to win for the second time in four events on the Korn Ferry Tour. With the event shortened to 54 holes due to weather, Kohles posted rounds of 68-62-67 to reach 13 under and force extra holes with Ben Silverman (Pro V1) . After the first playoff hole was halved with pars, Kohles made a birdie 3 to clinch the victory. Kohles’ last victory, the Astara Chile Classic, was also decided in extra holes with a clinching birdie. For the week, Kohles ranked T1 in Scrambling, getting his Pro V1x Left Dash up-and-down 89% of the time, and he hit 84% of his greens in regulation (2). With the win, Kohles also extends his lead in the season-long Korn Ferry Tour points list, while needing just one more victory this season to receive automatic promotion to the PGA TOUR. WINNER AT THE LEDGES TRUSTS 13 TITLEIST CLUBS The winner of the Hometown Lenders Championship gamed 13 Titleist clubs en route to victory, playing his final 47 holes without a bogey. What’s in the Bag? | Hometown Lenders Championship Winner Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1x Left Dash Driver: TSi4 9.0° Hybrid: TSR3 19.0° Irons: T200 4-5 and 620 CB 6-9 Wedges: Vokey Design SM9 46.10F, 50.12F, 54.12D, 60.08M Putter: Scotty Cameron P5 GSS tour prototype TITLEIST SWEEPS COUNTS ON KORN FERRY TOUR This week in Alabama, Titleist was the top choice in every major equipment category. Out of the 156 competitors teeing it up at The Ledges, there were more Titleist golf balls , drivers , fairways , hybrids , utility irons , irons , wedges and putters in play than any other brand. 75% of the field this week trusted a Titleist Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball (117 players), more than six times the nearest competitor (18/12%). There were 53 Titleist drivers in play (34%), 14 more than the nearest competitor. TSR drivers were the field's most popular model. Titleist was the top choice in fairways (60/29%), hybrids (16/44%), and utility irons (43/51%). There were 55 Titleist iron sets in players’ bags, more than double the nearest competitor (24). The field’s most played iron model was T100 . 57% of the gap, sand, and lob wedges this week were Vokey Design (263). On the greens, 53 players trusted a Scotty Cameron putter, more than any other brand. PGA TOUR CHAMPIONS | Insperity Invitational Stephen Alker (Pro V1) earned his sixth career PGA TOUR Champions victory, posting a final round 6-under 66 to win by four shots. The 51-year-old New Zealand-native made six birdies on Sunday – including five on the back nine to come home in 31 and pull away from the chasing pack. Titleist golf ball players finished 1-2-3-4 on the final leader board, with Steve Stricker (Pro V1x) finishing solo 2nd place at 11 under. Colin Montgomerie (Pro V1) and David Toms (NEW Pro V1x) finished T3. PGA TOUR LATINOAMERICA | Diners Club Peru Open The winner of the Diners Club Peru Open trusted his Titleist Pro V1 golf ball on his way to winning his first career PGA TOUR Latinoamérica title. The Argentina-native closed with an 8-under 64 final round to reach his winning 15-under total. He made five back-nine birdies to earn the two-shot victory. LPGA TOUR | JM Eagle LA Championship The winner of the JM Eagle LA Championship gamed a TSR2 21.0° fairway and a Scotty Cameron Phantom X 5 tour prototype putter, posting four rounds in the 60’s and surviving extra holes to earn her third career LPGA Tour victory. The Phantom X 5 shape is the choice of several of the world's best, including Max Homa , Tom Kim , Cameron Young and the third ranked player in the Rolex World Rankings. JGTO | The Crowns The winner of The Crowns gamed a TSR3 9.0° driver and two Vokey Design SM9 wedges (52, 58) on his way to shooting four rounds of 67 or better (67-67-66-65) and winning his fifth JGTO title. … #TeamTitleist
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www.instagram.com/.../ Hey Team Titleist! Last week, Titleist Brand Ambassador Davis Riley picked up his first career PGA TOUR victory at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans as part of his #TeamTitleist pairing with longtime Pro V1x player Nick Hardy . Riley trusted his Pro V1 golf ball and 14 Titleist clubs to his first W, with Team Riley-Hardy converting six birdies Sunday from within 6 ½ feet! Take a look: No. 3: 3 ft 10 in No. 7: 3 ft 6 in No. 11: 1 ft 1 in No. 13: 6 ft 4 in No. 14: 2 in No. 16: 5 ft 8 in Riley, who added another birdie on 17 with a 33-footer from off the green, recently talked through his setup with us, so let’s take a closer look... NEW Pro V1 golf ball Riley made the move to NEW Pro V1 earlier this year, first teeing it up at The American Express in January. He had previously been playing Pro V1 Left Dot. “There were quite a few similarities between this and the Left Dot which I like so much, but I actually saw a big improvement with this ball – I was able to achieve a higher trajectory with the longer stuff like the long irons and woods, which is what you’re looking for coming into firm greens,” said Riley. “I was able to get that with this ball and getting more trajectory for the right reasons. Not because it’s up-shooting because of more spin. This was higher launch, but maintaining a really good spin… where you hit it just how you want, and it comes out in that window and the wind just doesn't really touch it. “I gained one or two more miles per hour ball speed, actually, opposed to the Left Dot with the driver, which was really cool to see. Also, that dispersion came in a little bit, so I was getting kind of the best of both worlds, and it was pretty hard not to put it in when I saw that. “I’m a small drawer of the ball, so if I’m hitting in a left to right wind, I don’t like to see the ball start right and then the wind just destroy it right. But there were a couple times this off-season I hit the [’23 Pro V1], and it just held its line so nice. That draw just held up perfectly, and it didn’t get taken away by the wind or eaten up by the wind. Just seeing that level of consistency through the wind and staying in the air for that time was really cool to see.” TSR3 8.0 driver | Project X HZRDUS Smoke Green RDX 65 TX Like so many of his peers, Riley is gaming the PGA TOUR’s most played driver model : TSR3. He moved into TSR immediately at the Travelers Championship in 2022, the first week it was available, and proceeded to put on a career-best performance off the tee that week, leading the field in Strokes Gained: Tee to Green. www.instagram.com/.../ “The mishits are really good,” he said. “I’m finding really consistent spin across the face no matter where I’m hitting it, so that you’re maxing out your carry numbers every time. It’s what you really want to look for. It's not how good your good hits are. It's like, how good are your bad hits? And just seeing that consistency across the face is really cool to see. “I saw a few miles per hour jump in ball speed, which is great, and especially on those mishits, I wasn't seeing a drop in ball speed or distance. My tendency is kind of a left heel miss, and I saw the spin stay pretty consistent, so that was pretty nice to see how well it performed all across the face.” TSR3 15.0 fairway | Fujikura Ventus Black TR 8 X TSR2 18.0 fairway | Fujikura Ventus Black 9 TX Riley has a two-fairway metal setup, with a TSR3 3 wood and a TSR2 5 wood to bridge the gap between his driver and his irons. Riley, on carrying a 5 wood in his setup: “I love the 5 wood and just having the workability, you know, able to hit high and soft or kind of punch it down the fairway and hit the low one. [It’s] a really good club that kind of does everything you need.” T100 4 iron | KBS Tour C-Taper 125 S+ 620 CB 5-6 irons | KBS Tour C-Taper 125 S+ 620 MB 7-9 irons | KBS Tour C-Taper 125 S+ For his iron set, Riley uses three different models. Mixed sets are popular on Tour, especially for players seeking more launch and forgiveness in the long irons without sacrificing precision in the short irons. Riley on his mixed iron set: “Got a little bit of everything here, but in 4-iron, I carry the T100. It’s been great. I went with this model just because it’s always nice having a little extra forgiveness there in the longer irons. It’s been a good club to have to have that extra little forgiveness when you’ve got 220 over water into a par 5 or long par 4. So just looking down at that is really good. “And then 5 and 6, I carry the CBs. Then again, just looking at something with a little bit more forgiveness than the longer clubs and love just the good classic look here of the CBs. “Next, the lower irons. I carry MBs and 9-8-7. Really like these. I just love the performance of the MBs. It’s just the thinner sole. I can get through the rough a little bit better. I feel like the workability all them is really good. And when I need a knock down a 9-iron and shave 10 yards off of it, I feel like it's really good for that purpose and just the good classic love of a blade and the feel of it is pretty hard to beat.” Vokey Design SM9 46.10F, 50.08F, 56.08M (@ 55) , WedgeWorks 60T wedges | True Temper Dynamic Gold S400 For his scoring clubs, Riley goes with a four-wedge setup to fill his yardage gaps and afford himself maximum versatility greenside. It starts with his 46-degree F grind pitching wedge with 10 degrees or bounce. “I've just loved having the [pitching] wedge set up in the Vokey, just because I just love the comfort of looking down at a wedge when I'm in the fairway. It just kind of gives you that comfort and that little bit of feeling like, okay, this is kind of attack mode a little bit.” “Next, I've got the 50-degree 08F, yeah, just a wedge you're hitting from the fairway a ton.” The third wedge is a 55-degree 08M “to fit gapping purposes, again hitting a lot of shots from the fairway with this club, and a few around the greens... It's really good club.” Riley’s lob wedge is a WedgeWorks 60T, one of the most popular grinds on Tour. According to Master Craftsman Bob Vokey , the T grind is built for players seeking to unlock ultimate creativity around the greens. It is a low-bounce wedge with a narrow crescent surface and wider back flange, best for players with shallow and precise deliveries, as well as those playing off firm conditions. This year, the T grind was the lob wedge of choice for the 2023 Players and WM Phoenix Open Champion, along with the Honda Classic Champion and the RBC Heritage Champion. It’s also in the bags of Jordan Spieth , Justin Thomas and Cameron Young , among many others. Scotty Cameron Phantom X 7.2 tour prototype putter On the greens, Riley has a Scotty Cameron Phantom X 7.2 tour prototype putter that’s he’s had in the bag for over a year now. “The way it looks, all the square lines, I feel like it frames the ball really well and just everything sits super square,” he said. “I've always been a big believer in that if you're really comfortable looking over it and everything feels square, it's just going to set up for good putting. So that's what I’ve done.” Full WITB: NEW Titleist Pro V1 golf ball TSR3 8.0 driver | Project X HZRDUS Smoke Green RDX 65 TX TSR3 15.0 fairway | Fujikura Ventus Black TR 8 X TSR2 18.0 fairway | Fujikura Ventus Black 9 TX T100 4 iron | KBS Tour C-Taper 125 S+ 620 CB 5-6 irons | KBS Tour C-Taper 125 S+ 620 MB 7-9 irons | KBS Tour C-Taper 125 S+ Vokey Design SM9 46.10F, 50.08F, 56.08M (@ 55) , WedgeWorks 60T wedges | True Temper Dynamic Gold S400 Scotty Cameron Phantom X 7.2 tour prototype putter
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Went in to my local to have a look at some new shoes and as per usual decided to have a putt on the green. They had the phantom 5.5 (my gamer & 35”) but in 34” and 33”. Began rolling putts and everything was going in, I mean everything. It felt very comfortable in set up and alignment. Being 6ft 3 I’ve always just been given the 35” putters at fittings etc so that’s what I’ve continued to buy. Has anyone else had this experience with a shorter putter? The way it felt I’m seriously considering taking 1” of my gamer and getting heavier weights to put in it. Thanks for any responses in advance
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LPGA TOUR | The Chevron Championship Lilia Vu , playing the NEW Pro V1x golf ball, birdied her final three holes Sunday – including the first hole of a sudden-death playoff – to claim her first major championship and second LPGA victory in her last five starts. Vu birdied Nos. 17 and 18 Sunday to post a final-round 4-under 68 and reach 10 under for the week. Angel Yin (Pro V1) also birdied 18 in regulation to force the all-Titleist golf ball playoff. On the first extra hole, Vu, 25, hit the fairway and two-putted from over the back of the green for the tournament-clinching birdie. Vu, who started Sunday T11, became the first LPGA major champion to start outside the top 10 entering the final round since 1988. For the week, she hit the green in regulation 84.4% of the time from the fairway and played the par-3s in 7 under par. LILIA VU + NEW PRO V1 x : IMMEDIATE SUCCESS Lilia Vu made the move to 2023 Pro V1x to begin the year, having tested the new models at home over the offseason. In her first LPGA start with NEW Pro V1x at the Honda LPGA Thailand in February, she posted a bogey-free 8-under 64 in the final round to claim her first LPGA victory. Vu followed that win with finishes of T14, T7 and T11 before Sunday’s major breakthrough. She is a cumulative 64 under par over those five events and 20 rounds, not including her major-winning playoff birdie. Vu on her NEW Pro V1x golf ball and testing process: “Instantly knew that the new Pro V1x was going to be it. It helped bring down the spin and it was just perfect for my game. Yeah, everything about it. The biggest thing for me is I really wanted the same feel coming out of the old golf ball. It just happened to be that way, so it worked out really well.” twitter.com/.../1650305092602540032 THE CHEVRON CHAMPION’S CLUTCH PUTTER, VOKEY WEDGES The winner of The Chevron Championship gamed a Scotty Cameron GOLO 5 putter en route to her first major. On the 71st hole of the tournament, the eventual champion faced a lengthy must-make birdie putt. She rolled it in to get to 9 under and then brushed in a short birdie putt on the 72nd hole to post 10 under and take the clubhouse lead. On the first hole of the playoff, she put the finishing touches on her victory by rolling in a mid-range birdie putt for three in a row to close out the tournament. “I knew on that last putt, all I had to do was just do my routine, read the putt how I usually do, and just hit this putt because I've hit that putt a million times and I knew I could make it,” she said. The champion also carried a pair of Vokey Design SM9 wedges, a 56.10S sand wedge and 60.08M lob wedge. PGA TOUR | Zurich Classic of New Orleans The all-Titleist golf ball pairing of Titleist Brand Ambassador Davis Riley and Nick Hardy posted a tournament record-setting 30-under total to win by two shots. It marked the first PGA TOUR victory for both Riley ( NEW Pro V1 ) and Hardy ( Pro V1x ), who closed with a 7-under 65 in Sunday’s alternate shot format to overcome their three-shot deficit to start the day. The duo combined for 12 birdies and an eagle over the two alternate-shot rounds, posting a Friday 66 to pair with their Sunday 65. During Thursday and Saturday’s foursomes format, Riley and Hardy turned in rounds of 64 and 63. Two of the tour’s best ball strikers, Hardy currently ranks 11th in Strokes Gained: Approach, while Riley is 22nd. During Sunday’s final round, the duo converted seven birdies from within 7 feet (3 ft 10 in, 3 ft 6 in, 1 ft 1 in, 6 ft 4 in, 2 in, 5 ft 8 in). RILEY WINS WITH NEW PRO V1 Davis Riley made the move to NEW Pro V1 earlier this season, putting the new model in play for the first time at The American Express. Riley had previously been playing Pro V1 Left Dot . Riley on the transition to NEW Pro V1: “There were quite a few similarities between this and the Left Dot which I like so much, but I actually saw a big improvement with this ball – I was able to achieve a higher trajectory with the longer stuff like the long irons and woods, which is what you’re looking for coming into firm greens. I was able to get that with this ball and getting more trajectory for the right reasons. Not because it’s up-shooting because of more spin. This was higher launch, but maintaining a really good spin… where you hit it just how you want, and it comes out in that window and the wind just doesn't really touch it.” “I gained one or two more miles per hour ball speed, actually, opposed to the Left Dot with the driver, which was really cool to see. Also, that dispersion came in a little bit, so I was getting kind of the best of both worlds, and it was pretty hard not to put it in when I saw that.” “I’m a small drawer of the ball, so if I’m hitting in a left to right wind, I don’t like to see the ball start right and then the wind just destroy it right. But there were a couple times this off-season I hit the [’23 Pro V1], and it just held its line so nice. That draw just held up perfectly, and it didn’t get taken away by the wind or eaten up by the wind. Just seeing that level of consistency through the wind and staying in the air for that time was really cool to see.” HARDY ON HIS PRO V1 x “Pro V1x, it just fits my game the best. I get the perfect amount of spin with my irons and driver. I love the softness around the greens, short game, the way it performs, even putting too.“ “I’ve played Titleist my whole life since I was in high school, as early as I was a freshman, even before that. I’ve been playing just Titleist. It’s just the best ball in golf.” BOTH CHAMPIONS GAME TITLEIST DRIVERS, FAIRWAYS, IRONS, WEDGES In addition to their Titleist golf balls , Davis Riley and his partner both trusted Titleist for their driver , fairway , iron , and wedges setup. What’s In The Bag? | Davis Riley Golf Ball: NEW Titleist Pro V1 Driver: TSR3 8.0° | Project X HZRDUS Smoke Green RDX 65 TX Fairway Metals: TSR3 15.0° | Fujikura Ventus Black TR 8 X and TSR2 18.0°| Fujikura Ventus Black 9 TX Irons: T100 4 | KBS Tour C-Taper 125 S+, 620 CB 5-6 | KBS Tour C-Taper 125 S+ and 620 MB 7-9 | KBS Tour C-Taper 125 S+ Wedges: Vokey Design SM9 46.10F, 50.08F, 56.08M, WedgeWorks 60T | True Temper Dynamic Gold S400 Putter: Scotty Cameron Phantom X 7.2 tour prototype RILEY ON HIS TSR DRIVER “The mishits are really good. I’m finding really consistent spin across the face no matter where I’m hitting it, so that you’re maxing out your carry numbers every time. It’s what you really want to look for. It's not how good your good hits are. It's like, how good are your bad hits? And just seeing that consistency across the face is really cool to see.” “I saw a few miles per hour jump in ball speed, which is great, and especially on those mishits, I wasn't seeing a drop in ball speed or distance. My tendency is kind of a left heel miss, and I saw the spin stay pretty consistent, so that was pretty nice to see how well it performed all across the face.” RILEY ON HIS MIXED IRON SET “Got a little bit of everything here, but in 4-iron, I carry the T100. It’s been great. I went with this model just because it’s always nice having a little extra forgiveness there in the longer irons. It’s been a good club to have to have that extra little forgiveness when you’ve got 220 over water into a par 5 or long par 4. So just looking down at that is really good.” “And then 5 and 6, I carry the CBs. Then again, just looking at something with a little bit more forgiveness than the longer clubs and love just the good classic look here of the CBs.” “Next, the lower irons. I carry MBs and 9-8-7. Really like these. I just love the performance of the MBs. It’s just the thinner sole. I can get through the rough a little bit better. I feel like the workability all them is really good. And when I need a knock down a 9-iron and shave 10 yards off of it, I feel like it's really good for that purpose and just the good classic love of a blade and the feel of it is pretty hard to beat.” RILEY ON HIS PHANTOM X PUTTER “The way it looks, all the square lines, I feel like it frames the ball really well and just everything sits super square. I've always been a big believer in that if you're really comfortable looking over it and everything feels square, it's just going to set up for good putting. So that's what I’ve done.” What's in the Bag? | Zurich Classic of New Orleans Champion Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1x Driver: TSi2 8.0° | Aldila Tour Green Graphene 70 TX Fairway Metal: TSi2 15.0° | Aldila Tour Green Graphene 85 TX Irons: T100 4 | True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 and 620 MB 5-PW | True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 Wedges: Vokey Design SM9 50.12F, 56.10S, 60.08M | True Temper Dynamic Gold S400 KORN FERRY TOUR | LECOM Suncoast Classic Scott Gutschewski , playing a NEW Pro V1 Yellow golf ball, earned his third career Korn Ferry Tour victory after rolling in a long birdie putt on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff. Gutschewski carded a final round 3-under 68 to match the clubhouse lead at 21 under before making a three on his second go-around of the 480-yard par-4 18th. After this victory, Gutschewski is projected to move to No. 9 in the season-long Korn Ferry Tour Points List. Eight of the top 11 finishers on Sunday’s final leader board teed up a Titleist Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball. KFT CHAMP WINS WITH TSR DRIVER, VOKEY WEDGES, SCOTTY CAMERON PUTTER The winner of the LECOM Suncoast Classsic trusted Titleist for his driver and short-game setup, gaming a TSR3 9.0° driver, Vokey Design SM9 50.12F, 54.10S, SM7 60 wedges and a Scotty Cameron Phantom X 5.5 tour prototype putter. He made the switch to the Phantom X 5.5 to start the season, using the mallet on Sunday to roll in the tournament-winning putt from off the green in extra holes. For the week, he ranked second in Putts per GIR (1.636). “It feels great, it’s awesome, fun, it was a blast. Just putted out of my mind. Missed a short one on 8 today and yesterday, today for par, but other than that like I pretty much just made everything. It was kind of silly but it was fun, it was a blast. I’ve been working hard on my putting. Didn’t keep my card last year and kind of looked at where I was at and where I needed to improve. I needed to improve on my putting.” What’s in the Bag? | LECOM Suncoast Classic Champion Golf Ball: NEW Titleist Pro V1 Yellow Driver: TSR3 9.0° Utility Iron: U•500 4 Wedges: Vokey Design SM9 50.12F, 54.10S, SM7 60 Putter: Scotty Cameron Phantom X 5.5 tour prototype MEISSNER SHOOTS 59 Titleist Brand Ambassador Mac Meissner posted the round of the week – and his career-low – in Friday's second round with a 12-under 59, the first sub-60 score posted on the KFT since 2017. What’s in the Bag? | Max Meissner Golf Ball: NEW Titleist Pro V1x Driver: TSR3 9.0° | Hzrdus Smoke Yellow 70 6.5 TX Fairway Metal: TSi2 15.0° | Rogue Black 130MSI 80 TX Utility Iron: U•500 3 | Tour AD DI-105 Hybrid X Irons: T100 4-9 irons | NS Pro Modus3 Tour 120 X Wedges: Vokey Design SM9 46.10F, 52.12F, 56.14F, WedgeWorks 60T wedges | NS Pro Modus3 Tour 120 X-Flex Putter: Scotty Cameron Phantom X 9.5 tour prototype PGA TOUR CHAMPIONS | Invited Celebrity Classic Mark Hensby (Pro V1) made par on the fourth hole of a sudden-death playoff to earn his first career PGA TOUR Champions title. Playing in the penultimate group, Hensby made birdie on No. 18 in regulation to post 12 under and force extra holes. After an up-and-down to save par and extend the playoff on the first extra hole, the 51-year-old Australian made three more pars to outlast his opponent. Eight out of the top 10 finishers on the final leader board – including both playoff competitors – trusted a Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball. ... #TeamTitleist
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PGA TOUR | The Masters Tournament Titleist was the overwhelming #1 ball and most played equipment brand at The Masters Tournament, with more players choosing the performance of Titleist golf balls , drivers , irons , wedges and putters than any other brand: Of the 87 competitors who teed it up this week at The Masters, 67 percent played the #1 ball in golf, with 25 players gaming a Pro V1 model and 33 playing a Pro V1x model. Titleist Brand Ambassador Russell Henley , playing Pro V1x, topped the SG: Around the Green category (+1.42), according to Data Golf. The low amateur, who finished the week T16, played a NEW Pro V1x golf ball. Titleist has been the most played driver on the PGA TOUR for four years and counting – and this week was no different. Among those playing a Titleist TSR driver, the field’s favorite model: Titleist Brand Ambassador Cameron Young ( TSR3 9.0°), who finished the week first in Strokes Gained: Off the Tee (+1.60 per round), according to Data Golf. The PGA TOUR’s most played iron brand for nine years running (and 18 of the last 19 seasons) was also the top choice this week at Augusta National, from the world’s best to five of the field’s seven amateurs. The most popular model on TOUR and at the Masters? T100 . When it comes to scoring clubs, more of the world’s best rely on Vokey Design wedges, with a total of 111 Vokey gap, sand, and lob wedges in play at the Masters. Vokey wedges have been the top choice on the PGA TOUR for 19 seasons in a row. On the greens, more players used a Scotty Cameron putter than any other brand, with 14 players gaming a Scotty Cameron blade model and 13 playing a mallet/high MOI setup – including Titleist Brand Ambassador Tom Kim , who this week put a Phantom X 5 tour prototype putter in play. Four of the final Top 8 gamed a Scotty Cameron. ... #TeamTitleist
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Hey Team Titleist! Masters week is here and a few of Team Titleist’s own rising stars are in the field. From their first stay in the famed Crow’s Nest to their opening tee shot Thursday, these Masters first-timers are continuing on the tournament’s rich amateur history. All seven of the amateurs competing this week at Augusta are playing a Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball, with five of them trusting Titleist equipment throughout the bag. Here's a closer look: Harrison Crowe Bexley, AUS Harrison Crowe booked his ticket to Augusta with his victory at the 2022 Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship title, executing a spectacular up-and-down for par on the final hole to win by one shot. The 21-year-old arrives in Georgia with five wins and 10 top-10 finishes since 2021. Along with his AAC title, he also collected victories last year at the Australian Master of the Amateurs and the New South Wales Amateur. We spent a day with the Bexley, Australia, native as he prepared to tee it up in his first major championship. Get to know Harrison, check out the adjustments he's making to his all-Titleist setup for this week, and watch to get a behind-the-scenes look at his road to Augusta National: www.youtube.com/watch What’s in Harrison Crowe’s Titleist Golf Bag Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1x golf ball Driver: TSR3 10.0° driver Fairway Metals: TSR3 15.0° fairway and TSR2 21.0° fairway Utility Iron: T200 utility build 3 iron Irons: T100 4-9 irons Wedges: Vokey Design SM9 46.10F, 50.12F, 56.10S, WedgeWorks 60T or 60.06K Putter: Scotty Cameron Phantom T-5 prototype • • • Gordon Sargent Birmingham, AL Receiving a special invitation to the 2023 Masters, 19-year-old Gordon Sargent is the No. 1 ranked amateur in the world. The Vanderbilt University sophomore capped off a freshman campaign for the books by winning the 2022 NCAA Individual National Championship. The Birmingham, Ala., native was named SEC Freshman of the Year, a Haskins Award Finalist, and First Team All-American. At the John Hayt Invitational in February, Sargent, now a sophomore, claimed his fourth collegiate title with a 15-under-par effort, making 19 total birdies along with an eagle at Sawgrass Country Club in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. www.instagram.com/.../ What’s in Gordon Sargent’s Titleist Golf Bag Golf Ball: NEW Pro V1 golf ball Driver: TSR2 9.0° driver | Tensei 1K Pro White 60 TX-Flex Fairway Metal: TSR2+ 14.5° fairway | HZRDUS Smoke Black RDX 80 6.5 TX Utility Iron: T100 3 iron | Ventus Black HB 10 TX-Flex Irons: T100 4 iron , 620 MB 5-9 irons | Dynamic Gold X100 Wedges: Vokey Design SM9 46.10F | Dynamic Gold X100, Vokey Design SM9 52.08F, 56.10S wedges | Dynamic Gold S300, and Vokey Design WedgeWorks 60T wedge | Dynamic Gold S400 Putter: Scotty Cameron TourType Timeless GSS prototype • • • Ben Carr Columbus, GA Currently in his fifth year at Georgia Southern, Ben Carr earned his invitation to the 2023 Masters after making it to the finals at last summer's U.S. Amateur. The Georgia native arrives at Augusta with 20 top-10 finishes over the last two years, including a win at the 2021 Southeastern Amateur. Carr recently won Georgia Southern’s home tournament, the Schenkel Invitational. www.youtube.com/watch What’s in Ben Carr’s Titleist Golf Bag Golf Ball: NEW Titleist Pro V1x golf ball Driver: TSi3 10.0° driver | Tensei 1K Pro White 60 TX-Flex Fairway Metal: TSi2 15.0° fairway | Tensei AV Raw Orange 75 TX-Flex Hybrid: TSi2 18.0° hybrid | Tour AD DI-95 Hybrid X-Flex Irons: T100 4-9 irons | Dynamic Gold X100 Wedges: Vokey Design SM9 48.10F, 52.12F, 56.12D, SM8 60.08M wedges Putter: Scotty Cameron Phantom X 5.5 putter Bonus content - Check out Ben Carr's game plan for playing Amen Corner: www.instagram.com/.../ 2022 U.S. Amateur Champion Golf Ball: NEW Titleist Pro V1x golf ball 2023 Latin America Amateur Champion Golf Ball: NEW Titleist Pro V1x golf ball 2022 The Amateur Champion Golf Ball: NEW Titleist Pro V1x golf ball Driver: TSi3 9.0° driver Fairway Metal: TSR3 15.0° fairway Utility Iron: T200 3 iron Irons: T100 4-P irons Wedges: Vokey Design SM9 50.08F, 54.10S, WedgeWorks 58T Putter: Scotty Cameron Phantom T-5 prototype putter 2022 U.S. Mid-Am Champion Golf Ball: NEW Titleist Pro V1 golf ball Fairway Metal: TSR3 16.5° fairway Hybrids: TSi2 18.0 ° hybrid, TSR2 21.0 ° hybrid Irons: 620 CB 3-6 irons , 620 MB 7-9 irons Wedges: Vokey Design SM9 46.10F, 52.08F, 58.08M Putter: Scotty Cameron F3 putter
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Hey everyone, I purchased a Phantom X 5.5 35.5" with the medium matador grip from Dick's Sporting Goods (used 3x rewards so I'll get $50 back from the purchase). Just wondering if anyone has ordered from Dick's Sporting Goods for a Scotty Cameron recently and how on point the estimated delivery is? Main reason why I'm asking is because I'm playing next Thursday and don't have a putter currently (just sold and shipped my other Scotty to finance the new one!). The current estimated delivery is April 7th-April 10th (I'm set to play the 13th). Chances it makes it to me in time? Good, bad?? Btw I know I should have waited until the new putter came lol
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PGA TOUR | Corales Puntacana Championship Matt Wallace rolled his NEW Pro V1x golf ball in for 24 birdies over the four days in Punta Cana – including four in a row from Nos. 13-16 coming down the stretch Sunday – to claim his first PGA TOUR victory. The 32-year-old Englishman and four-time DP World Tour winner closed in 6-under 66 on a windy Corales course to win by one shot, topping a leader board that featured five Titleist golf ball players in the top six positions. WALLACE VICTORIOUS IN FOURTH START WITH NEW PRO V1 x Matt Wallace's victory Sunday in Punta Cana came in just his fourth start playing the NEW Pro V1x golf ball, and just his sixth start since making the switch to a Titleist golf ball after playing all of the 2021-22 season and the first six events of this season with a competitive model. Wallace teed up a Pro V1 to start the new year at the WM Phoenix Open . Two weeks later, at the Honda Classic , Wallace made the move to 2023 Pro V1x after a testing session with Fordie Pitts of Titleist Golf Ball R&D on the range at PGA National. “Matt was looking for a bit more traj and spin in certain parts of his game and ’23 X checked those boxes,” Pitts said. “He loved the flight and overall playability and put it right in play that week after testing it. He’d never considered himself a good candidate for Pro V1x, but it’s been a great match.” Wallace ended 2022 at 98th in Strokes Gained: Approach and 11th in Strokes Gained: Around the Green. After switching to a Titleist golf ball, he has improved to 31st in SG: Approach and 2nd in SG: Around the Green. (The jump doesn’t include this week’s victory, as Shotlink wasn’t used in Punta Cana.) He finished last season 142nd and 146th in those categories, respectively. PUNTACANA CHAMP WINS WITH TSR DRIVER, VOKEY WEDGES, SCOTTY CAMERON PUTTER The winner of the Corales Puntacana Championship, in addition to his NEW Pro V1x golf ball, gamed a TSR3 driver, three Vokey Design SM9 wedges and a Scotty Cameron P5 GSS tour prototype putter in capturing his first PGA TOUR title. The champ put all four clubs in play to start 2023 after playing with competitive models last season. What’s in the Bag? | Corales Puntacana Champion Golf Ball: NEW Titleist Pro V1x Driver: TSR3 9.0° | Aldila Rogue Black 130 TX Wedges: Vokey Design SM9 50.08F, 54.10S, WedgeWorks 60A wedges | NS Pro Modus3 Tour 120 X Putter: Scotty Cameron P5 GSS tour prototype LPGA TOUR | LPGA Drive On Championship Celine Boutier , playing the NEW Pro V1x golf ball, birdied the first hole of an all-Pro V1x playoff with Georgia Hall to claim her third career LPGA title. Boutier, 29, closed in 4-under 68, getting up-and-down for birdie on the par-5 18th at Superstition Mountain to force the playoff at 20 under par. It was the same story on No. 18 in the playoff, with Boutier hitting a clutch pitch to 5 feet and rolling in her Pro V1x for the clinching birdie. THREE-IN-A-ROW FOR NEW PRO V1 & PRO V1 x NEW Pro V1 and Pro V1x players have now won the last three events on the LPGA Tour: Lilia Vu (NEW Pro V1x), Honda LPGA Thailand Jin Young Ko (NEW Pro V1), HSBC Women's World Championship Celine Boutier (NEW Pro V1x), LPGA Drive On Championship Last week on the Ladies European Tour, Titleist Brand Ambassador Pauline Roussin-Bouchard – playing NEW Pro V1x – posted a final round 64 and 15-under total in Singapore to earn her second career LET victory. The 22-year-old, who also plays a TSR3 driver and fairway among her Titleist setup, made eight birdies in Saturday’s final round on her to way to a four-shot victory at Laguna National Resort Club. PGA TOUR/DP WORLD TOUR | WGC-Dell Match Play | EQUIPMENT NOTES FROM AUSTIN COUNTRY CLUB Titleist Brand Ambassador Cameron Young , playing a NEW Pro V1x golf ball, TSR driver and 14 Titleist clubs , earned his best finish of ‘23, making a run to the finals that featured 83 consecutive holes without a bogey. In his first six matches at Austin Country Club, Young went 6-for-6, playing those 100 holes in 39 under. In the semifinals, Young rallied from 2 down with 3 holes to play, to beat the World’s third-ranked player on the 19th hole. In his opening match Wednesday, Young started with nine consecutive 3’s to make the turn in 27. What’s in the Bag? | Cameron Young Golf Ball: NEW Titleist Pro V1x Driver: TSR3 9.0° | Mitsubishi Tensei 1K Black 75 TX Fairway Metal: TSR2+ 14.5° | Mitsubishi Tensei 1K Black 85 TX Utility Iron: T200 2 | Nippon NS Pro Modus3 Tour 130 X Irons: T100 4-5 | Nippon NS Pro Modus3 Tour 130 X and 620 MB 6-9 | Nippon NS Pro Modus3 Tour 130 X Wedges: Vokey Design SM9 48.10F, 52.12F, 58.08M, WedgeWorks 60T (@62) | Nippon NS Pro Modus3 Tour 130 X Putter: Scotty Cameron Phantom X 5 tour prototype Three of the four semifinalists played a Scotty Cameron putter, including the top two ranked players in the Official World Golf Ranking The World No. 1 plays a Special Select Timeless Tourtype GSS The World No. 2 this week made the switch to a Scotty Cameron 009•M tour prototype. Cameron Young plays a Scotty Cameron Phantom X 5 model. Six of the top 10 players in the world are currently gaming Scotty Cameron putters. Three of the four semifinalists also played Vokey Wedges OWGR #1 : SM8 50.12F, 56.14F, WedgeWorks SM9 60T OWGR #2 : SM9 54.10S, WedgeWorks 58.06K Cameron Young : SM9 48.10F, 52.12F, 58.08M, WedgeWorks 60T (@62) Seven of the top 10 players in the world are currently gaming at least two Vokey wedges. DP WORLD TOUR/SUNSHINE TOUR | Jonsson Workwear Open Nick Bachem (Pro V1x) claimed his first DP World Tour title with a four-shot victory in Johannesburg, closing things out with a flawless 8-under 64. Bachem, 23, of Germany, played his first six holes Sunday in 4 under before pulling away with a final-nine 32. He made only one bogey over the weekend on his way to a winning total of 24 under. KORN FERRY TOUR | Club Car Championship David Skinns (Pro V1x) earned his third career Korn Ferry Tour victory, carding a birdie on his 71st hole en route to a one-shot victory at The Landings Golf & Athletic Club. Skinns was the only player to post four rounds in the 60’s (67-68-68-68). PGA TOUR CHAMPIONS | The Galleri Classic Playing a NEW Pro V1x golf ball, David Toms went wire-to-wire at Mission Hills, carding a final round 7-under 65 to earn his second win in three starts and the fourth of his PGA TOUR Champions career. Since putting the 2023 model in play to begin the season (5 events), Toms is a combined 60 under par and has not finished outside of the top 15. FIVE OUT OF SIX FOR NEW PRO V1 & PRO V1 x With Toms’ victory, 2023 Pro V1 and Pro V1x models players have now won five out of six events to start the season on PGA TOUR Champions: Steve Stricker (NEW Pro V1x), Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai Stephen Ames (NEW Pro V1) , Trophy Hassan II Bernhard Langer (NEW Pro V1x) , Chubb Classic David Toms (NEW Pro V1x) , Cologuard Classic, Galleri Classic PGA TOUR LATINOAMÉRICA | Roberto De Vicenzo Memorial 100 Years Titleist Brand Ambassador Chandler Blanchet hit a walk-off wedge to win in Argentina, holing his Pro V1x golf ball from 124 yards on the 72nd hole for eagle and a three-shot victory at Ranelagh Golf Club. Blanchet’s final swing, with his Vokey Design SM9 50.12 wedge, capped a back-nine 30 for a final round 5-under 66. “I hit a good tee shot, and I was right where I wanted to be,” Blanchet, 28, told PGATOUR.com. “I knew I was going to have somewhere around 120 yards. It was a perfect shot. I was in a divot a little bit. It came out a little lower than expected but it obviously worked out well.” What’s in the Bag? | Chandler Blanchet Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1x Driver: TSR3 9.0° Fairway Metal: TSR3 15.0° Utility Iron: U•505 3 Irons: T100 4-PW Wedges: Vokey Design SM9 50.12F, 54.10S, 58.08M Putter: Scotty Cameron Phantom X 11 tour prototype ... #TeamTitleist
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PGA TOUR | Valspar Championship Taylor Moore , gaming his NEW Pro V1 golf ball, earned the first PGA TOUR title of his career Sunday after carding a final nine 32 to claim the one-shot victory. Moore began the day two shots off the pace and made five birdies (including two on Nos. 15 & 16) during his final-round 67 – the only round in the 60’s among the final 13 groups of the day on the difficult Copperhead Course at Innisbrook. The 29-year-old was in total control of his golf ball all week, ranking 2nd in Strokes Gained: Tee to Green (+8.812), T2 in Greens in Regulation (69%) and 5th in Scrambling (77%). His 4.463 strokes gained tee to green during Round 4 was Sunday’s best. Moore made 16 birdies over the four rounds and played the extremely difficult “Snake Pit” – the three-hole stretch comprised of the 462-yard par-4 16th, the 219-yard par-3 17th, and the 442-yard par-4 18th – 1 under and bogey-free for the week. Eighty percent of the field teed up a Pro V1 or Pro V1x model, including 12 of the top 15 players on Sunday’s final leader board. MOORE WINS WITH NEW PRO V1 Taylor Moore made the move to NEW Pro V1 to begin the year, putting the new model in play in his first start of 2023 at The American Express. A high-spin player, Moore finished last year playing Pro V1 Left Dot , but had been looking for a little more height to provide him extra stopping power into the tour’s firm, fast greens. During his testing with NEW Pro V1 over the offseason, Moore was able to achieve that higher trajectory while still controlling his spin in the long game. “I want it to perform on my stock shot. I play a little bit of a right to left ball. I want to see the proper window on the irons going on the green, as well as driver,” Moore said of his golf ball testing process. “Because if I’m driving the ball well, then I feel like I'm going to play well week in and week out. And so I just want to see that proper window, that proper shape, and if it does that, and checks the box in the wind as well, then I’m going to put it in play.” One of Moore’s most consequential shots this week in Tampa came on No. 17 during Sunday’s final round. Coming off two consecutive birdies that got him to his eventual winning total of 10 under, Moore found himself in the bunker on the par-3 17th, 30 yards to the hole. Moore struck the long bunker shot perfectly, his 2023 Pro V1 spinning and releasing to within 20 inches of the hole, setting up a stress-free par on the 71st hole. “I think around the greens mostly, just when we get in trouble, and we’re trying to grind out a par, I just know that I can rely on this golf ball to get some spin around the greens,” said Moore on the consistency of his Titleist golf ball. “If I’m in trouble, I can get out, and I know it’s going to help me make that par save.” Sunday marked Moore’s first trip to the winner’s circle since the 2021 Memorial Health Championship, a late-season Korn Ferry Tour victory that wrapped up his PGA TOUR card. “On 18, I think I had a one or two shot lead on 18, but hard hole, it’s like 475, wind off the left, water right, back right pin,” Moore recalled of his final hole that Sunday. “So as a drawer, some would say maybe a little bit uncomfortable for me, but I had 190-ish to this back right pin, wind off the left, and was able to just hit my stock draw. Held up nicely on the wind, and hit it to 12 feet, and was able to two putt and seal the deal, and got my first win, which ultimately got me out here on tour…” “Tee to green… it’s been the best ball for me and my game since I was 15, 16 years old, and it’s been the same.” DP WORLD TOUR | SDC Championship Matthew Baldwin (Pro V1x) earned his first career DP World Tour victory in runaway fashion, besting the field by seven shots. The Englishman posted 18 under after rounds of 65-68 on the weekend and made five birdies on Sunday to pull away from the chasing pack. For the three rounds of recorded stats, Baldwin led the field in Strokes Gained: Tee to Green (+2.89 per round). He exhibited total control of his golf ball through the blustery conditions at St. Francis Links, also leading the field in fairways hit (86%) and finishing fourth in Greens in Regulation (78%). "I'm not 100 percent sure what's just happened,” said Baldwin after the final putt dropped. “It's been a tough few years, so obviously to get the win means absolutely everything… I can't process it right now but it just means the world to me… It's been windy all week, it's that sort of golf course. Fortunately for me I've grown up playing in Southport at Hesketh and Royal Birkdale, so I'm pretty good in the wind and it's worked out a treat for me.” Eighteen of the top 22 finishers on the final leader board at St. Francis Links teed up a Pro V1 or Pro V1x model for the week. LADIES EUROPEAN TOUR | Aramco Team Series Singapore Playing NEW Pro V1x , Pauline Roussin-Bouchard posted a final round 64 and 15-under total in Singapore to earn her second career LET victory. The 22-year-old, who also plays a TSR3 driver and fairway among her Titleist setup, made eight birdies on Saturday’s final round on her to way to a four-shot victory at Laguna National Resort Club. Titleist Brand Ambassador Danielle Kang finished solo second, while world No. 1 Lydia Ko (NEW Pro V1x) claimed third place, making it a 1-2-3 sweep for Titleist. What’s In The Bag? | Pauline Roussin-Bouchard www.youtube.com/watch Golf Ball: NEW Titleist Pro V1x Driver: TSR3 10.0° Fairway Metals: TSR3 16.5° and TSi2 21.0° Irons: T200 4 and 620 CB 5-9 Wedges: Vokey Design SM8 48.10F, 52.08F, 56.10S, 60.10S PGA TOUR AUSTRALASIA | Play Today NSW Open David Micheluzzi (Pro V1) closed out his third victory of the season on PGA Tour Australasia, clinching the Order of Merit in the process. Micheluzzi began the day five shots off the pace and turned in a final round 65 to win by two shots at 20 under. Previously having won the WA PGA Championship and TPS Sydney events this season, the 26-year-old became the first three-time winner on Tour since 2005. Along with his Order of Merit honors, Micheluzzi also locked up a spot in the 151st Open Championship this July at Royal Liverpool. PGA TOUR LATINOAMÉRICA| Termas de Rio Hondo Invitational Jake McCrory , playing NEW Pro V1x , made birdie on the first hole of a sudden death playoff to earn a victory in his PGA TOUR Latinoamérica debut. McCrory posted a steady final round 70 to reach 19 under for the week and force extra holes. “I hit a really good putt (on 18 in regulation), which actually helped me in the playoff because I pretty much had the same line, just on the opposite side of the hole. It went in the second time,” he told PGATOUR.com. AMATEUR | Sage Valley Jr Invitational Titleist players swept the titles at the Sage Valley Junior Invitational, one of junior golf’s biggest events, with both champions trusting a Pro V1x golf ball, TSR metalwoods , Titleist irons and Vokey Design SM9 wedges among their Titleist setups: Anna Davis , gaming her Pro V1x golf ball, TSR2 driver and full bag of Titleist equipment, shot a final round 70 to complete the wire-to-wire victory at Sage Valley Golf Club. The 17-year-old amateur finished the tournament at 7 under and won by two shots after chipping in for birdie on No. 17 and walking in a long putt on the last. “I went into the week wanting to win, thinking I was going to win,” said Davis after the final round. “I’ve always had high expectations for myself.” Davis will return to Augusta National in two weeks’ time looking to defend her title at the Augusta National Women’s Amateur. Bonus Content https://youtu.be/aT_wmmRaurQ Catch up with golfer Anna Davis, winner of the 2022 Augusta National Women's Amateur, at a Titleist commercial shoot to hear more about her monumental win at Augusta, the story behind her trusted 620 MB irons, and more. What’s In The Bag? | Anna Davis Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1x Driver: TSR2 11.0° Fairway Metal: TSR2 15.0° Hybrid: TS2 23.0° Irons: 620 MB 4-PW Wedges: Vokey Design SM9 50.12F, 54.10S, 58.10S Putter: Scotty Cameron Tour Type Buttonback The winner of the boys’ division trusted a Titleist setup that included his NEW Pro V1x golf ball, TSR3 driver, T100 irons and Vokey SM9 wedges to a runaway 10-shot victory. He shot rounds of 65-70-68 in posting 13 under and the tournament’s record margin of victory. The champion, who won the British Amateur last summer, will also be heading to Augusta in April, as his victory at Royal Lytham & St Annes in June earned him an invite to the 2023 Masters Tournament. What’s In The Bag? | 2023 Sage Valley Jr Invitational Boys’ Champion Golf Ball: NEW Titleist Pro V1x Driver: TSR3 9.0° Fairway Metal: TSR3 15.0° Utility Iron: T200 (Utility Build) 3 Irons: T100 4-PW Wedges: Vokey Design SM9 50.08F, 54.10S, 58.04L or WedgeWorks 58T Putter: Scotty Cameron Phantom X putter ... #TeamTitleist
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Hey Team Titleist! As we continue right into the heart of the 2023 PGA TOUR schedule, THE PLAYERS Championship is upon us and there’s no better time than the present to take you inside the ropes to see how Team Titleist has been preparing at TPC Sawgrass. If the early action is any predictor of what the future holds... this weekend is going to be an exciting one. If you haven't already seen it, Titleist Brand Ambassador Hayden Buckley got things started at the 17th during the first round with the tournament’s first Ace of the day , followed quickly by a birdie on 18 . He’s the only player in the history of the tournament to do this - p laying the final two holes of TPC Sawgrass in just four shots. twitter.com/.../1633860628317102087 Buckley, who games the NEW Pro V1, is just one of the overwhelming majority of players who will be teeing up a Pro V1 or Pro V1x model this week at TPC Sawgrass. The Tour Truck was plenty busy this week as players looked to fine-tune their equipment, highlighted by a visit from Justin Thomas ’ caddie Jim ‘Bones’ Mackay, with a full regrip on the menu for Thomas’ bag. www.instagram.com/.../ Thomas, winner of THE PLAYERS Championship in 2021, leads the PGA TOUR leader this season in strokes gained around the green per round and has the best scoring average of any player at The Players since 2012. Take a look at JT’s full setup this week as he looks to earn his second title at TPC Sawgras s. After that, we followed JT to his Tuesday practice round where he joined #TeamTitleist’s own Max Homa , Jordan Spieth and Tom Kim for a little friendly match. www.instagram.com/.../ All four will be teeing up a NEW TSR Driver this week in addition to the majority of the field – with TSR as the most played driver at THE PLAYERS and this season on the PGA TOUR. Max Homa – NEW TSR3 10.0 driver | Tensei 1K Black 65 TX Tom Kim – NEW TSR3 9.0 driver | Fujikura Atmos Black 6 X Justin Thomas – NEW TSR3 10.0 driver | Mitsubishi Diamana ZF 60 TX-Flex Jordan Spieth – NEW TSR2 10.0 driver | Fujikura Ventus Blue 6 X Speaking of Max Homa, he has had a scorching hot start to the 2022/2023 season. Two victories, five top five finishes, and in designated events Homa is an eye popping 45 under par, while ranking second on the PGA TOUR this season in strokes gained total per round. Take a look at what he’s gaming this week here , including his NEW Pro V1 that he moved into the same week that he won the Farmers Insurance Open. Titleist Tour Rep for Vokey Design Wedges Aaron Dill has been grinding (literally) over the past weeks in preparation of THE PLAYERS. www.instagram.com/.../ With fast and firm conditions this week at TPC Sawgrass, players are opting for T and low bounce K grinds in their lob wedges, both ideal for a shallow angle of attack from tight lies. Among those trusting a T grind this week include Jordan Spieth, Tom Kim, Will Zalatoris , and Cameron Young , with players such as Justin Thomas, Tyler Duncan , and both of last week's PGA TOUR champions gaming a low bounce K. Making his PLAYERS Championship debut is Tom Kim, who is on the hunt for his third career PGA TOUR victory. We caught up with him earlier in the week to take an up-close look at his Scotty Cameron TourType Timeless GSS tour prototype. Gaming a mallet this week, Max Homa is trusting a Phantom X 5.5 tour prototype putter on the Bermudagrass of the Players Stadium Course, with Justin Thomas in a Phantom X 5 Knuckle Neck tour prototype. The buzz around TPC Sawgrass was palpable as players were setting their sights on adding some gold to their trophy case this week. Check out some of the posts below (ICYMI!) and make sure to follow our social channels this week to stay up to date on all things Team Titleist at THE PLAYERS. www.instagram.com/.../ www.instagram.com/.../ www.instagram.com/.../
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Just got a new Phantom X9 to replace my old TM spider putter. After half a dozen trips to the golf shop (still snow on the ground here) and initially had my heart set on the X5. Kept trying to convince myself to go with the X5 or X7 but the X9 felt so good. Tried the X9.5 but got better roll with the X9. Now I am 100% Titleist throughout the bag. Finally I am worthy!!! If Titleist could just come up with a combination putter/snow plow I can get out and play.
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I purchased a Phantom 11 in January. My first Scotty Cameron putter. I love putting and putters, and over the years have acquired quite a collection. I believe I may have found my final putter. Before I left the store I had the grip changed to a Gravity Grip 1.0, the style of which I really like that was on an Evnroll putter I previously played. I've practiced with and played now about a half dozen rounds with the Phantom 11. It's very well balanced, optically aligns well, plays solid and as a result instills the confidence we all need to putt well. Highly recommended. This is a great putter. I'd like to hear from others who have used a Phantom 11.
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LADIES EUROPEAN TOUR | Aramco Saudi Ladies International Lydia Ko (Pro V1x) earned her third win in her last four worldwide starts, capturing her second LET title by one shot. The No. 1 player in the Rolex Rankings closed in 4-under 68 to win in her first start of 2023. KO ON HER PRO V1 x “Consistency is super important. That’s a big goal of mine, personally, to be more consistent. And if you’re unsure, and sometimes [your golf ball] takes a little bit more wind, sometimes it doesn’t take enough wind, then you’re questioning yourself. And I’d say it’s pretty hard out there without having to deal with all of that.” “I changed to the Pro V1x, and I think it’s a really good balance for me around the green with short game and being able to spin it. Also in the long game, it puts me at a right range within 2,000 to 2,500 RPM for my driver spin, and then works out good for my irons as well. So, I think it’s a good balance for me to have a ball that I can believe in, and I know that it’s going to react pretty similar on similar conditions. I think it’s a huge bonus as a player.” “I’ve used the Titleist ball for a really long time and I can speak from my experience that every time I’ve tried something new I’ve been able to see a difference, and I just love how it is the #1 golf ball. It’s not just an advertisement. It is something that I believe and something that I really trust. The golf ball is such a crucial part of the equipment standpoint and in the game.” CHAMPION WINS WITH NEW TSR DRIVER The champion at Royal Greens Golf & Country Club earned Win No. 3 with her new TSR3 driver in the bag. She switched to the new driver from her prior generation TSi3 model at the Amundi Evian Championship in July, following a fitting with J.J. Van Wezenbeeck , Titleist’s Director of Player Promotion , having seen increased ball speed with more consistent spin. In her last start at the LPGA’s 2022 season-ending CME Championship, she put on a stellar performance off the tee, hitting 53 of 56 fairways (94.6%) over the four rounds while averaging 270 yards. In her first 11 starts with the new TSR3, she has recorded three wins and eight finishes of T5 or better. In addition to her driver, she also plays NEW TSR2+ 13.0° and TSR2 18.0° fairway metals, a T200 5-iron, four Vokey Design SM9 wedges and Scotty Cameron putter. What’s in the Bag | Rolex World No. 1 Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1x Driver: NEW TSR3 9.0° | Mitsubishi Kurokage XD50 S Fairway Metals: NEW TSR2+ 13.0° | Mitsubishi Kurokage XD60 S and NEW TSR2 18.0° | Mitsubishi Diamana PD60 S Iron: T200 5 | AeroTech SteelFiber FC 70 Wedges: NEW Vokey Design SM9 46.10F, 48.10F, 54.10S and WedgeWorks 58.04L | AeroTech SteelFiber FC 80 Putter: Scotty Cameron P5 GSS tour prototype (center shaft) PGA TOUR CHAMPIONS | Chubb Classic Playing a NEW Pro V1x golf ball, Bernhard Langer birdied five of his final seven holes to win by three shots and equal the all-time PGA TOUR Champions record with Win No. 45. The oldest winner in the tour’s history, the 65-year-old Langer closed with a bogey-free 7-under 65 to make it back-to-back Chubb Classic titles. He ranked first in Scrambling for the week at Tiburon Golf Club (92%) and was 4-for-4 in getting his Pro V1x up-and-down from the bunker. “Yeah, there’s been a lot of talk… for the last few years, and there’s a lot of pressure, especially today when you get this close,” said Langer. “Then you have thoughts running through your mind, and you're going, wow, you're this close, you don't want to lose it now. But that's the wrong stuff to think. You've got to just focus on one shot at a time… I drove it very well, hit a lot of fairways, a lot of greens, and fortunately did better than anybody else.” THREE IN A ROW FOR NEW PRO V1 & PRO V1 x With Langer’s victory, NEW Pro V1 and Pro V1x golf ball players have won each of the first three events of the new 2023 PGA TOUR Champions season, with Steve Stricker (Pro V1x) and Stephen Ames (Pro V1) claiming the previous two events. PGA TOUR | Genesis Invitational Titleist Brand Ambassador Max Homa , playing a NEW Pro V1 golf ball and full bag of Titleist equipment , posted rounds of 64-68-69-68 to finish runner-up at 15 under par and earn his third finish of T3 or better in four starts to begin 2023. In seven appearances this season on the PGA TOUR, Homa has claimed a pair of victories and finished outside the top 20 only twice (his worst finish is T39) while climbing to No. 2 in the FedEx Cup Standings. His finish Sunday also moved him into No. 8 in the Official World Golf Ranking, his highest ever position in the OWGR. Three of the top 4 players at Riviera gamed a Titleist golf ball and 14 Titleist clubs, with three of the top 5 playing a 2023 Pro V1 or Pro V1x : Homa (Pro V1) , Will Zalatoris (Pro V1x) and Keith Mitchell (Pro V1) . In total 86 players teed up a Pro V1 or Pro V1x model at The Riv, more than five times the nearest competitor (16). HOMA’S DIALED IN WITH 2023 PRO V1 The Genesis Invitational marked Max Homa's third start playing the NEW Pro V1 golf ball. Over those three events, Homa is a combined 31 under par with one victory (Farmers Insurance Open), one runner-up (Genesis) and 10 rounds in the 60’s. He has been inside the top-5 of the leader board after 7 of his last 12 rounds while averaging 0.75 strokes gained on approach shots per round – nearly double the amount of strokes he gained on approach shots per round last season (+0.38). Following Sunday’s final round at Riviera, Homa is now in the PGA TOUR’s top-5 in Scoring Average (69.327), Strokes Gained: Total (+2.264) and Birdie Average (5.11). Homa made the switch to NEW Pro V1 in the days leading up to the Farmers Insurance Open. Before heading to Torrey Pines, Homa visited the Titleist Performance Institute in nearby Oceanside, where he worked with Titleist’s Director of Player Promotions, J.J. Van Wezenbeeck , and his swing coach, Mark Blackburn , to ensure his setup was dialed in for the upcoming stretch. It was during this session that Homa began testing the 2023 Pro V1 golf ball, putting the new model through its paces from wedges to driver. “In that scenario, we want to hit every wedge shot he’s going to hit, so it’s a full one, it’s a partial one. When we get to a 7-iron, we want to hit multiple shots of, ‘Hey, what’s your big 7-iron? What’s your short 7-iron?’ “ Van Wezenbeeck said. “We want to go to those shots that they’re going to hit in a tournament. We’ll move targets around, we’ll call shots, we’ll ask for a shot up against a wind. So he saw just how stable the golf ball was in the wind, and so it was a good testing day to be able to see all the different shots he would hit, but also in those wind conditions.” Advanced core technologies in NEW Pro V1 help lower long game spin without sacrificing short game spin, something that caught Homa’s eye as he looked to decrease his driver spin numbers. “When we got to the driver, we had an opportunity where he could use a little less spin, and speed’s always welcome – and we saw a little more speed, a little less spin,” Van Wezenbeeck said. With demanding tour setups requiring high-flying approaches that stop quickly on firm greens, however, the group started to focus in on the spin rates and performance with his longer irons. Testing showed that the 2023 Pro V1 allowed him to hit a higher, more stable ball with the stopping power required to hit it close. “While he’s not necessarily a high launch guy, he can get a little spinny,” said Fordie Pitts of Titleist Golf Ball R&D . “The new ball keeps that spin in a controllable area. He did have one concern when he was working at TPI, his 4-iron. Obviously with 4-iron you’re not generating a lot of spin with that club. The concern was, is that going to be a little too hot? His coach, Mark Blackburn just said, ‘Well hit one higher.’ And he hit one higher and sure enough it went up in the air and he’s like, ‘I’m good,’ and goes on to win the tournament.” That performance was highlighted during the final round of Farmers, where he used to his T100•S 4-iron to set up two key birdies on the par-3 11th and 16th holes. On the 213-yard 11th, Homa hit his approach to 12 feet, 8 inches and rolled in the putt for his fifth birdie of the day. He was trailing by a shot when he stepped to the tee at the 227-yard par-3 16th, the most difficult hole of the final round which was playing almost a half-stroke over par. There had been just one birdie made there the entire day. Homa took aim, then watched his 2023 Pro V1 fly toward the flagstick, stopping just 15 feet, 1 inch from the cup. It was the closest approach of the day on No. 16. He made the putt to get to 6 under for the day and 12 under overall, securing what would prove to be the clinching birdie. The shot highlighted a ball striking week for the books on Torrey’s South Course, with Homa gaining more than eight shots (+8.387) on the field with his approach shots, better than anyone else in the field. COMPLETE TRUST Said Homa : “I haven’t been great at left pins, so this season when we had looked at that, we decided we were going to be aggressive to right pins and then left ones we were going to leave alone unless it feels real good.” “So I get back on that 11th hole and it’s a back right pin and it was a very good number and Joe and I were talking about maybe punching one up the middle and bouncing it back there and then finally we were both looking at each other. I'm like, ‘This is just a perfect high 4-iron. Why are we overthinking it?’ At some point, trust your swing and trust your equipment and we had put the new golf ball in that week and our big concern was it wouldn’t fly high and soft enough. And I had shown myself a few times early that week that it would, so I was like, ‘This is the one we hit.’ This is our bread and butter in a way. If you’re going to try to have an advantage over these other great players, you need to know where you need to take that risk, I guess, and that’s when it was.” “So that one, I hit differently. I put it up my stance and I trusted the golf club really to, as I mentioned a bunch of times how easy the club (T100•S 4-iron) is to hit and how much higher it launches, and I just let it get as high as I could in the air and let the wind take it over and that one came off great.” “But then the one on 16 was a completely different shot and this was a testament to the golf ball. It was a pretty big 4 iron for me into the wind but we had just worked on, I don’t know, a couple hours on the range about how the thing is going to fly flatter and it’s going to fly harder and I’m going to get a bit more out of it.” “So I was like, ‘Okay, I’m not going to try to smoke it, I’m just going to keep it flat.’ And again, all those things play into these big moments. You’re already so nervous and you know consequence. So once you get into a situation where you can eliminate so many variables. I know the ball’s going to fly like I want it to fly. I know this club is not particularly hard to hit, just go make the golf swing and see what happens.” “So it’s fun to hit both of those because those are my two favorite shots I’ve hit in a long time in a single round and to have them with relatively new equipment and a very new golf ball – I mean that was cool, to have it feel like a big team win in a way. In San Diego where we had been at TPI a bunch, so that was fun.” HOMA EXCELS ON GREENS AT GENESIS Max Homa led the field in Strokes Gained: Putting (+11.329) on his way to a solo-second finish at Riviera Country Club. Gaming his trusty Scotty Cameron Phantom X 5.5 tour prototype, Homa averaged a field-best 23.25 putts per round and 1.444 Putts per GIR, while finishing the week with a career-best 49 one-putts. Homa won the 2021 Genesis Invitational gaming a Phantom X 11.5 but made the switch to his current gamer four months after the victory. He has won four TOUR events since with his Phantom X 5.5, including back-to-back Fortinet Championships, the Wells Fargo Championship and last month’s Farmers Insurance Open. Said Homa on his switch to a Phantom X mallet: “I was just struggling with face control with my putter. So I tried a few mallets, ended up going with one of the Phantoms and it just felt like it swung a bit better. It didn’t feel like I needed to work so much with my hands to release the putter. And at that time that’s really what I needed and then I got hooked on them…” “I think you almost don't have to do as much with your hands, so you can just focus on the big muscles. And I feel like, especially with putting, especially when you’re nervous, that’s a huge part of being consistent and having a lot of repetition. I felt like that was something that I was missing. And when I switched to that, I felt like it just became a lot more predictable just because I could take out a variable…“ “Speed control became much easier with the Phantom style. I felt like because of the weight of the head or just the way it swung, I just felt like it was a lot easier to control my putts from 15 to 25 feet. That’s where I’ve typically struggled. That’s definitely the most obvious impact I saw…” “I think we work a lot on alignment with my putting, with getting the face square to the target line and something about the way they set up, I feel like they’re very square. I feel like that’s helped, but I really do think that the speed control has been the main benefactor (to my wins), holing a couple extra 10 to 20 footers. And that typically is mostly speed based, less start line than the closer putts.” NEW TSR DRIVER MOMENTUM CONTINUES Titleist continues to be the most played driver on the PGA TOUR with 44 players gaming Titleist drivers this week at Riviera, 19 more than the nearest competitor. NEW TSR was the field’s favorite model, with 22 playing TSR3 and 7 playing TSR2 . Four of the top 8 on the final leader board played a Titleist driver, including the eighth-place finisher, who made the switch to his to NEW TSR3 9.0° three weeks ago at Pebble Beach. This week, the 9-time PGA TOUR winner gained nearly three strokes on the field off the tee (+2.904) while ranking T1 in Driving Accuracy (67.86). He gained a season-high 1.67 strokes off the tee in Friday’s second round. Five of the top 9, and 11 of the top 19, players in the Official World Golf Ranking currently play a Titleist driver. ASIAN TOUR | International Series Qatar Andy Ogletree , playing a Titleist Pro V1 golf ball and NEW TSR2 driver among his Titleist setup, claimed his second Asian Tour title in nine starts with a three-shot victory in Qatar. Ogletree posted a tournament-best 6-under 66 in Round 3 to enter Sunday’s final round with a five-shot lead, cruising to his winning total of 7 under. What’s in the Bag | Andy Ogletree Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1 Driver: TSR2 10.0° Fairway Metal: TSR3 16.5° Utility Iron: U505 3 Irons: 620 CB 4-9 Wedges: Vokey Design SM9 46.10F, 50.12F, 54.10S, 60.08M SUNSHINE TOUR | SDC Open J.J. Senekal (Pro V1) made birdie on No. 18 for a final-round 65, capturing a four-shot victory at Zebula Country Club. Senekal turned in four rounds in the 60’s (62-67-69-65) to post 25 under and win in wire-to-wire fashion. He played the par 5’s in 14 under for the week on his way to claiming his third career Sunshine Tour win. “It was very emotional,” Senekal said. “I put a lot of hard work into this starting from the beginning of last year. It all comes down to hard work. This means the world to me. I was knocking for quite a while now and this week was a good example of staying patient, playing good golf and knowing what to do and when to do it.” PGA TOUR AUSTRALASIA | TPS Sydney David Micheluzzi (Pro V1) was victorious in Sydney after posting a 25-under winning total, the lowest 72-hole score in Australian golf since 2004. The Victoria-native shot a final round 10-under 61, playing the last 10 holes in nine-under 30 with just 12 putts at Bonnie Doon Golf Club, to pull away for a four-shot victory in the mixed-gender TPS Series event. Eight of the top 10 players on the final leader board trusted a Titleist golf ball for the week in Sydney. … #TeamTitleist
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Just wondering if anyone else has experienced small rust marks on the face and sides of their phantom x 22 putters? I've had mine about 2 months now and try wipe off the head after each green visit as well as always storing it in its cover, however I noticed these marks the other day. I was able to remove the face marks with a toothbrush and small amount of toothpaste but wondering if anyone had any experience with this?
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Purchased an 34 inch x 5 today at a reputable local golf chain. After the purchase I went home and was just looking through the Scotty webpage about the 2022 X5 and saw they sell standard with the textured yellow and black grip, mine came with a dark grey grip. Should I be alarmed? The grip wasn’t in plastic but there were multiple models with this grey grip instead of the new standard. Do all Scotty’s ship to golf shops the same or is this normal? Nothing about the head sets off alarms and it feels great on the green but it is my first premium putter and not completely familiar with all the intricate details. Thanks! www.titleist.com/.../cl73eefzp0koplowzy6m www.titleist.com/.../ophj5f2ylv8nczrzs6qh www.titleist.com/.../mqkjmswvwosbxng09g5q www.titleist.com/.../spmld6p7xh7m1ythgyfm
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PGA TOUR | Farmers Insurance Open | HOMA WINS IN FIRST WEEK WITH NEW PRO V1 Max Homa put the NEW Titleist Pro V1 golf ball in play for the first time this week at the Farmers Insurance Open, leading the field in Strokes Gained: Tee to Green on his way to the sixth win of his PGA TOUR career. Homa decided to make the switch to 2023 Pro V1 following a visit last weekend to the Titleist Performance Institute , where he worked with his coach Mark Blackburn and J.J. Van Wezenbeeck, Titleist’s Director of Player Promotions , testing the performance of the new model through the bag. A week later, Homa was on the 18th green at Torrey Pines, rolling his NEW Pro V1 in for birdie to win by two shots and move to No. 2 in the FedEx Cup Standings. Homa gained more than 10 strokes (+10.620) on the field over the three rounds on the South Course (where stats were tracked), gaining 4.595 of them during his closing 6-under 66. “With ’23 Pro V1 we saw Max’s ball speed jump a little bit off the driver with lower spin,” Van Wezenbeeck said. “It was flying great. He was even more consistent with his irons and the short game performance was as good as ever. It was a no brainer.” Homa is a longtime Pro V1 player, having used a Pro V1 model for all six of his PGA TOUR victories. “It is the best feel, most predictable, best spin rates for my game,” he said. “I’ve used it pretty much my whole life because I think it’s the best golf ball in the world.” What’s In The Bag: Max Homa www.instagram.com/.../ Golf Ball: NEW Titleist Pro V1 golf ball Driver: NEW TSR3 10.0° | Mitsubishi Tensei 1K Black 65 TX Fairway Metals: NEW TSR3 16.5° | Fujikura Ventus TR Blue 80 X and NEW TSR2 21.0° | Graphite Design Tour AD XC 9 TX Irons: T100•S 4-iron | KBS TOUR $-Taper 130 X, T100 5-iron | KBS TOUR $-Taper 130 X and 620 MB 6-9 | KBS TOUR $-Taper 130 X Wedges: Vokey Design SM9 46.10F | KBS TOUR $-Taper 130 X and Vokey Design SM9 50.12F, 56.14F, 60.04L | KBS Hi Rev 2.0 125 S Putter : Scotty Cameron Phantom X 5.5 tour prototype HOMA’S DECISIVE SWING ON NO. 16 – NEW PRO V1 + T100S 4-IRON Max Homa was trailing by a shot when he stepped to the tee Saturday afternoon at the 227-yard par-3 16th, the most difficult hole of the final round which was playing almost a half-stroke over par. There had been just one birdie made there the entire day. Homa pulled his T100•S 4-iron. took aim, then watched his 2023 Pro V1 fly toward the flagstick, stopping just 15 feet from the cup. It was the closest approach of the day on No. 16. He made the putt to get to 12 under, securing what would prove to be the clinching birdie. The shot highlighted a ball striking week for the books on Torrey’s South Course, with Homa gaining more than eight shots (+8.387) on the field with his approach shots, better than anyone else in the field. Having traditionally carried a full set of blade irons, Homa exchanged his 620 MB 4 and 5 irons last season for a T100•S 4-iron and T100 5-iron. The T100•S went in the bag for the first time a year earlier at the 2022 Farmers following a session at TPI. He added the T100 5-iron at The Genesis Invitational, two starts later. “I was down in San Diego with J.J., who was fitting me at TPI. And he said, ‘Hey, you should try this 4-iron. It’s a T100•S. It’ll be a lot easier to hit. It will launch a lot higher. So it’ll come down a lot softer. It’ll go a little bit farther in the air, but then shorter once it hits the ground.’ So I tried it and it was super easy to hit, especially if the lie’s not perfect. I think with the blades, if it’s sitting on a little downslope or sitting a little bit down, you’re not going to get any lift out of it. And it becomes just a club that you are hoping to hit near or maybe on the green. Now with this 4-iron, because of how much easier it is to hit, the forgiveness of it, it’s become a weapon, especially on par 5s.” “And then, like two weeks later, we’re sitting around, my caddie and I, Joe, thinking about how a 5-iron has started feeling similar to how that blade 4-iron felt. So we put a T100 in. It feels very, very easy to hit. I can work it a little bit, but it just comes down a lot softer. So those long par 3s, especially that 5-iron, has become a big deal to us.” HOMA WINS AGAIN WITH NEW TSR DRIVER & FAIRWAYS Max Homa's victory Saturday at Torrey Pines marked his second win since making the switch to his NEW Titleist TSR driver and fairway metals – and win No. 31 for TSR drivers across the worldwide professional tours. Homa immediately switched to his NEW TSR3 10.0° driver, along with TSR3 16.5° and TSR2 21.0° fairways, at last summer’s Genesis Scottish Open, his first start after the new models debuted at the Travelers Championship. “I actually like the sound quite a bit. Sounds like you’re smashing it, which is nice,” Homa said of his NEW TSR driver before he teed it up in Scotland. “I did notice that the spin didn’t change as much when you mishit it. The heel and toe strikes kept the spin a little closer to your good ones. That’s obviously something I think everybody would be happy to have. It’s a mile an hour faster for me, just ball speed. So, yeah. It just doesn’t feel like any reason not to use it. I hit basically only two types of golf shots with my driver, and they both are still flying very similar. So it feels like a no brainer.” Homa currently ranks 23rd in Driving Accuracy (66.2%) after finishing 2021-22 at 92nd (60.62%). He ended the 2021-21 season at 130th (58.44%). “I think really what changed, part my golf game – I drive the ball really well now, that’s a big advantage out here,” Homa said Saturday. “You don’t need to be in the short grass all the time, but you do need to be in it if you want to make birdies.” Homa also made a driver shaft change to start the year, moving to the Mitsubishi Tensei 1K Black, a featured stock shaft in the Titleist TSR driver lineup. Tensei 1K Black is a low-launch/low-spin model, built with 1K Carbon Fiber Weave technology to enhance feel and stability. HOMA MAKES IT FIVE VICTORIES WITH PHANTOM X It’s now five wins and counting for Max Homa with a Scotty Cameron Phantom X putter model in the bag. The run began at the 2021 Genesis Invitational, where Homa, gaming a Phantom X 11.5 , became the first player to win with a Phantom X model putter on the PGA TOUR. Four months later, he switched to the Phantom X 5.5 , which he used to win the last two Fortinet Championships as well as the Wells Fargo Championship last May. This week, Homa gained more than 4.5 strokes on the field putting (+4.595), ranking ninth for the week. He gained 3.46 strokes during the final round alone. Said Homa, on his switch to Phantom X: “I was just struggling with face control with my putter. So I tried a few mallets, ended up going with one of the Phantoms and it just felt like it swung a bit better. It didn’t feel like I needed to work so much with my hands to release the putter. And at that time that’s really what I needed and then I got hooked on them.” “I think you almost don't have to do as much with your hands, so you can just focus on the big muscles. And I feel like, especially with putting, especially when you’re nervous, that’s a huge part of being consistent and having a lot of repetition. I felt like that was something that I was missing. And when I switched to that, I felt like it just became a lot more predictable just because I could take out a variable.” “Speed control became much easier with the Phantom style. I felt like because of the weight of the head or just the way it swung, I just felt like it was a lot easier to control my putts from 15 to 25 feet. That’s where I’ve typically struggled. That’s definitely the most obvious impact I saw.” “I think we work a lot on alignment with my putting, with getting the face square to the target line and something about the way they set up, I feel like they’re very square. I feel like that’s helped, but I really do think that the speed control has been the main benefactor (to my wins), holing a couple extra 10 to 20 footers. And that typically is mostly speed based, less start line than the closer putts.” ‘CAM’S DAD’ AND HIS FOUR VOKEY WEDGES Max Homa was playing a fresh set of four Vokey Design SM9 wedges this week, built and stamped by Vokey Tour Rep Aaron Dill . Dill stamped each wedge with “Cam’s Dad.” On Saturday, Cam (Homa’s three-month old son) was there to see his dad lift the trophy. Homa plays 46.10F, 50.12F, 56.14F and 60.04L models. Said Dill: “When we started working together on his set matrix, Max was playing more bounce in his 60 (M Grind). When you ask guys the question, ‘Why do you have this grind and this much bounce’ a lot of times they’ll say, ‘I don’t know. It’s just kind of what I’ve always played.’ So spending some time with him, and digging a little deeper into how to build his set makeup, we realized that he was a little limited in the types of shots he could hit, especially greenside. I gave him an option that was a little bit less bounce, and he began to realize that ‘Oh my gosh, some of the shots that I was afraid to hit, I can hit those again.’ By taking some of that bounce away and giving him the thinner sole of the L grind, he can now fearlessly go to any shot that he’s facing and obviously pull off some miraculous ones.” “Max has a high bounce sand wedge (56.14F) and low bounce lob wedge (60.04L), and that combination gives him the ability to hit anything he wants. He was playing an M grind in the 60 before and he just had a little too much width. I think when you’re faced greenside with shots like some of those where you create lift in a hurry, you need to be able to open up the face and feel like you can slide through the ball easily. When you have a lot of sole width, it can be tricky to do that. So by giving him a little bit thinner sole, he can open it up. It sits nice and close, and he can just freely do the things that he needs to do, which is chip it in off the side of the green to win a championship.” “I think when you look at the correlation between the types of players who use an M Grind on the PGA Tour, they’re a little steeper. Max is a very shallow player. He’s very good at hitting low and high shots. But I think for him being a shallow guy, he doesn’t have to be too fearful about sticking into the ground. So he and (his coach) Mark Blackburn have done a terrific job of dialing in his short game and keeping him out of that style of shot so he can play a low bounce wedge and not have any discomfort with it.” DP WORLD TOUR | Hero Dubai Desert Classic | CHAMPION WINS AFTER SWITCH TO VOKEY WEDGES The winner of the Hero Dubai Desert Classic called his short game display “as good as I can remember” after adding two new Vokey Design SM9 wedges to the bag at the start of the week. The No. 1 player in the OWGR made the switch from competitive models to an SM9 56.10S (@ 55) sand wedge and a WedgeWorks SM9 58.06K (@ 59) lob wedge – getting up-and-down for birdie from 27 yards and 103 yards on Nos. 17 and 18, respectively, to win by one shot. “I think the way I managed my game [this] week, I think the short game display that I put on this week was as good as I can remember,” he said. “Some things I need to tidy up with the long game but overall, if I can win golf tournaments of this caliber not having my best stuff, it gives me a lot of confidence going forward.” The now three-time winner of the Dubai Desert Classic was a perfect 4-for-4 in sand saves and he ranked 11th in Scrambling (75%). “I didn’t have my best stuff today. I didn’t have my best stuff all week. But I managed my game well and being able to put it in good spots and get up-and-down when I needed to,” he said. In Round 1, the champion holed out for eagle on the par-4 8th from 116 yards in the native desert area with his new Vokey 54.10S sand wedge. “All I was thinking about was catching it clean,” he said. “My tendency out of those lies is to hit it a little bit heavy. As soon as I struck it, I knew it came out really nicely and it was right down the pin. Again, anything inside of 20 feet, I would have been happy with, so that was certainly a bonus. It was 116 yards, and I used a 54-degree wedge. Went down the grip a little bit just to make sure of the strike and just tried to put a good swing on it.” KORN FERRY TOUR | The Bahamas Great Abaco Classic Ben Silverman (Pro V1) won in his first start of 2023, making par in a sudden-death playoff on the par-5 18th to claim his second career Korn Ferry Tour win. Silverman made five birdies in his first nine holes of the final round to go out in 31. The Canadian held on to post 15 under, coming out on top in extra holes over Cody Blick (Pro V1x Left Dash) . Seventeen out of the 21 players finishing inside the top 20 positions on the final leader board played a Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball model. PGA TOUR AUSTRALASIA | TPS Victoria Hosted by Geoff Ogilvy Min A Yoon (Pro V1x) posted a final round 8-under 63 to win by one shot at the mixed-gender TPS Victoria event held at Rosebud Country Club. Yoon posted rounds of 67-66-64-63 to reach 24 under, with her hole-out eagle from the greenside bunker on the par-5 16th in the final round making the difference. Each of the top eight finishers played a Titleist ball , and Titleist was No. 1 in all recorded equipment categories. ... #TeamTitleist
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I’ve become somewhat of a collector. I currently game a Golo 6. The rest of my putters consist of a Futura Phantom (refurbished myself), Pro Platinum Newport 2, Studio Design 1.5, Big Sur Classic (Belly Putter 52”) and my absolute favorite…1997 Tei3 Newport Sole Stamp - The putter Tiger Woods used to secure his first Masters. What do you guys have?
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My dream setup and goal for 2023 is to upgrade all of my clubs, am looking at Driver - TSR2 (currently TM Stealth Hate It) Fairway - TSR2 (currently TM Stealth Hate It) Hybrid - TSi2 (currently TM Stealth Hate It) Irons - T200 - (Currently 718 AP1’s) Wedges - SM9 (Currently SM7’s Putter - Scotty Cameron Phantom X 9.5 (Currently Odyssey O-Works 7S Black Unless new clubs are released then will give them a trial What are your thoughts on this setup
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The year 2022 proved to be another great one for #TeamTitleist , with worldwide professional tours and top amateur circuits providing the setting for countless unforgettable moments in golf. From breakthrough major championship wins to tournament-winning shots and everything in between, check out our top moments of 2022 where #TeamTitleist delivered on some of golf’s biggest stages and make sure to add your favorites in the comments! 9. Improbable Hole-Outs for Danielle Kang, Max Homa With her Vokey WedgeWorks 58.06K wedge, Danielle Kang chipped her Pro V1x golf ball for eagle on the 72 nd hole to force a playoff at the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship. It marked the best finish since January for Kang, who was making only her third LPGA start in over three months after taking medical leave midway through 2022. Despite falling short in the playoff, her final-round 64 and dramatic hole-out was a defining moment in her season. twitter.com/.../1574105582910509056 “As we walked up (18), I said, man, I really wanted to make an eagle. I’ll chip that in,” Kang said. “[My caddie] was like, ‘you can chip that in easy.’ We chipped it in. For us, it was really cool, but I think this event itself was like a huge win for me. Obviously I wanted to win, but putting that aside, the result really didn’t matter as much as how I felt and what I felt coming into this event, leading up to this event.” twitter.com/.../1571639215594635264 On the 72nd hole at the Fortinet Championship, Max Homa found himself one shot back of the lead with a short-sided, must-make chip on the closing par 5 at Silverado Resort's North Course. Homa, using his Pro V1 golf ball and Vokey Design SM9 60.04L lob wedge, played the shot to perfection, holing out for a winning birdie and back-to-back titles at the Fortinet Championship. “I clipped the pitch really good but it was dead,” said Homa on the shot. “I mean, it was as short-sided as you could be, you couldn't really stop it. I spun it and once it hit the pin, it almost like spun straight into the ground.” www.instagram.com/.../ “Max has a high bounce sand wedge (56.14F) and low bounce lob wedge (60.04L), and that combination gives him the ability to hit anything he wants,” said Vokey Tour Rep Aaron Dill on Max’s wedge set up. “I think when you’re faced greenside with shots like some of those where you create lift in a hurry, you need to be able to open up the face and feel like you can slide through the ball easily. So by giving him a little bit thinner sole, he can open it up. It sits nice and close, and he can just freely do the things that he needs to do, which is chip it in off the side of the green to win a championship.” 8. Amateur Success: Davis at ANWA, Sargent at NCAA Championships Just two shots back heading into Sunday’s final round at the Augusta National Women’s Amateur, Anna Davis knew she had a shot to take home one of the most coveted titles in the women’s amateur game. The 16-year-old went on to post the second lowest round of the day, playing Amen Corner in 2 under and carding consecutive birdies on Nos. 12 and 13 to become the youngest champion in the event’s three-year history. twitter.com/.../1510306797772550148 Davis on her Pro V1x : “At Augusta - I’ve always been like a really good chipper, I’ve always chipped - when I get bored I’ll go chip. But especially with Titleist balls, like I know what my ball is going to do when I chip - where to land it into the turf so it’s going to release. But I’ve been hitting that chip since I was like 5 years old. So I think knowing how your ball is going to react and spin is super important in your golf ball.” WITB | Anna Davis, 2022 Augusta National Women’s Amateur: Titleist Pro V1x golf ball; TSi2 11.0 driver; TSi2 16.5 and 18.0 fairways; TS2 23.0 hybrid; 620 MB 5-P irons; Vokey Design SM8 50.12F, 54.10S, 58.10S wedges; Scotty Cameron Select Newport 2 putter Davis on her MB irons: “When I was younger, my dad really wanted us to hit blades, so I have MBs and I’ve been hitting them since I was 11,” said Davis on her iron set up. “That’s kind of like all I’ve known... I just like the way they feel, like when you hit one solid, it sounds solid, it reacts very nicely.” www.instagram.com/.../ Two months removed from Davis’ win in Augusta, Vanderbilt freshman Gordon Sargent won the individual title at the NCAA Championship held at Greyhawk GC. Sargent, playing an all-Titleist set up, stuck his approach on the first playoff hole to 5 feet after a massive tee shot with his TSi driver left him just 140 yards in on the 520-yard par-4 18 th . After draining his Pro V1x, Sargent became the first freshman to win the individual title since 2007. Later in the year, after making the switch to the NEW TSR driver, Sargent claimed the individual stroke play title at the East Lake Cup while helping his team to their second victory of the fall season. www.instagram.com/.../ “I'd heard great things about it and I really loved the TSI, so I didn't know how it could get much better. And with this, it definitely helps the workability and just the forgiveness it gives you, too. The TSR, I think it might beat the TSI for the looks and stuff, just super sleek and sets up perfect to it. So it’s probably my favorite driver I ever hit.” WITB | Gordon Sargent, 2022 NCAA Championship: Titleist Pro V1x golf ball; TSi3 9.0 driver; TSi2 16.5 fairway; T200 Utility Build 2 iron, 620 CB 4-9 irons; Vokey Design SM9 46.10F, 52.08F, 56.10S, WedgeWorks 60T wedges; Scotty Cameron 009M prototype putter 7. Cameron Young’s 72nd Hole Eagle at St. Andrews Playing in Sunday’s penultimate group at the 150th Open Championship’s, Cameron Young drove the 72nd hole with his new TSR3 10.0 driver and drained the 17-foot eagle putt with his Scotty Cameron Phantom X 11 Knuckle Neck tour prototype putter, briefly tying him for the lead before Cameron Smith finished off his winning birdie. Young shot a final-round 65 to finish solo second, the best finish by a player at St. Andrews in their Open debut since 1964. With Smith’s victory, TSR drivers finished 1-2 in their major championship debut. twitter.com/.../1549098535559335938 Young on his NEW TSR3 driver : “I’ve loved it. It’s faster … and I feel like especially the toe miss for me, I haven’t gotten as much curve out of it, which is obviously a good thing. It seems to be a little bit more consistent on my misses. I’ve put it right in play and it’s been great.” 6. Will Zalatoris’ Clutch Putting and Win No. 1 Will Zalatoris earned his first PGA TOUR victory with three of the year’s most clutch putts. On Sunday at the FedEx St Jude Championship, Zalatoris rolled in a clutch 10-footer for par on 18 to make the playoff, then dropped another 10-footer for par on the second playoff hole to extend the match. His 7-footer on the third playoff hole sealed the victory. For the week, Zalatoris led the field in approach putt performance (also known as lag putting). twitter.com/.../1558954324599791617 It was just one year earlier at TPC Southwind – at the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational – that Zalatoris put a new Phantom X 11 in play for the first time. “Immediately when I was hitting putts [with it for the first time], I knew exactly where the putt was going to go. Right off the face, I can feel the putt distance-wise and that’s super important,” Zalatoris said. “When it comes to testing for me, it’s all feel. It was a putter that the second I put it down, I felt like I could see the line super well. I put a line on my ball and seeing that ball roll end over end, it’s a pretty good feeling when you strike a putt and it goes in dead center.” 5. Matt Fitzpatrick’s US Open-winning fairway bunker shot Down to the wire. On Sunday of this year’s U.S. Open, Matt Fitzpatrick’s defining moment came on the 72nd hole, where he was faced with an uncomfortable lie in the left fairway bunker, 161 yards from the hole. With his last full swing of the tournament Fitzpatrick stuck his approach, his Pro V1x ball settling 18 feet from the cup. He two-putted for his first Major title. www.instagram.com/.../ “It’s one of the best shots I ever hit, there’s no doubt about it,” said Fitzpatrick of the shot. “When I look back, it just all happened so fast,” said Fitzpatrick. “It was like just kind of natural ability took over and just played the shot that was at hand, as if I was a junior trying to hit it close.” Hear why Fitzpatrick puts his trust in Pro V1x: www.instagram.com/.../ Fun fact: Matt Fitzpatrick also won the 2013 U.S. Amateur at the Country Club using a Pro V1x golf ball. 4. Justin Thomas’ PGA Championship Playoff 3-Wood Justin Thomas became a two-time PGA Champion at Southern Hills after mounting the largest final-round comeback in PGA Championship history. Thomas started the day seven shots back of the lead and shot a final-round 67 to force a playoff with Will Zalatoris. After the two traded birdies on the first playoff hole, Thomas hit perhaps the shot of the tournament: a 3 wood on the 302-yard par-4 17 th hole to within 40 feet, safely aboard the green. The high, towering cut with his TS3 15.0 fairway led to a two-putt birdie, and a closing par sealed the deal for JT. “That was a nice one,” said Thomas on the shot. “I mean, the wind off the left with a 3-wood isn't exactly my favorite, so I hit a beautiful shot in regulation in that bunker like we wanted to, and I just -- I hit essentially the same shot, just had a little bit more cut on it, and for it to go up on the green was nice just to put a little bit of heat on Will.” www.instagram.com/.../ 3. Cameron Smith’s Road Hole two-putt Of the year’s three first-time major champions, Cameron Smith was the last to lift his trophy, capturing the 150th Open Championship at St. Andrews. In the midst of a historic back nine charge, Smith found himself just short of the green on the famed 17th hole after two shots. Taking a confident stroke and a bold line, Smith used his Scotty Cameron 009M tour prototype putter to putt around the cavernous Road Hole bunker, leading to a clutch up-and-down par save. Smith made another impressive two-putt on the 72nd hole to cap off a bogey-free 64 and a back-nine 30, the lowest closing nine-hole score of all time by an Open Champion. twitter.com/.../1549041870424129537 2. Lydia Ko Reascends to No. 1 in the World Lydia Ko capped off her 2022 season in style, winning two of her last three starts on the LPGA Tour and rising to No. 1 in the Rolex Rankings. Ko, who plays a Pro V1x golf ball , captured the LPGA season finale for her 19 th career title. The win earned Ko both Rolex Player or the Year honors and the season-long Race to the CME Globe points title, and she now is just two shy of the 27-point total needed for the LPGA Hall of Fame. Ko won three times in 2022, had 14 top-10 finishes, and recorded a scoring average of 69.988, the second lowest in LPGA history. twitter.com/.../1594486065951551488 1. Five Major Titles for Titleist Golf Balls 2022 was a year to remember for many reasons, but the #1 ball in golf being trusted to victory at five Major Championships – including a men’s major sweep – takes the top spot on our list. With wins from Jennifer Kupcho at the Chevron Championship ( Pro V1 ), The Masters ( Pro V1 ), Justin Thomas at the PGA Championship ( Pro V1x ), Matt Fitzpatrick at the U.S. Open ( Pro V1x ), and Cameron Smith at the Open Championship ( Pro V1x ), the Pro V1 and Pro V1x were not only trusted by a combined 76% of players across every women’s and men’s Major in 2022, but also the most victorious. twitter.com/.../1548731084162174981 Bonus: #TeamTitleist at the Presidents Cup The 14th Presidents Cup at Quail Hollow Club provided countless highlight-reel moments from #TeamTitleist. Jordan Spieth led the United States team to a 17.5-12.5 victory after going 5-0-0 in his matches for the week, becoming just the sixth player in Presidents Cup history to ever do so. Spieth’s four wins in foursomes and four-balls came alongside Justin Thomas, whose 4-1-0 record for the week brought his combined team event record to 16-5-3 (two Ryder Cups, three Presidents Cups). U.S. Presidents Cup team rookie Max Homa and International rookie Joohyung “Tom” Kim gave standout performances in their team event debuts, eventually meeting each other in a tightly contested Sunday singles match. Homa’s undefeated, four-point total saw him become just the fourth rookie in Presidents Cup history to finish with a 4-0-0 record or better, while Tom Kim earned the International Team two essential points on Saturday to stay within reach of the U.S. Kim’s clutch, match-winning birdie on No. 18 on Saturday provided perhaps the moment of the event, as he hit his T200 2-iron to 10 feet from 235 yards and rolled in the birdie putt to lead the International Team to a 5-3 Saturday. twitter.com/.../1574419093259796486 Wishing everyone a happy holiday season – here's to an even better 2023! #TeamTitleist
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So I go and get fit for a putter and it was between Phantom 5 or 11. The fitter said I needed the face balanced with my stroke. I didn’t like the look of the putter compared to the 5.5. So I went with the 5.5 and had it bent 4 degrees flat. I know the face balanced story and believe in it but the 5.5 has improved my putting and confidence level. I make more putts than I ever have. Shot my first ever even par round and had 24 putts. So to me I think it’s whatever fits your eye more than the stroke.
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PGA TOUR | Cadence Bank Houston Open Tony Finau (Pro V1 Left Dot) became just the third PGA TOUR winner in the past 10 years to lead the field in both Greens In Regulation (77.8%) and Driving Accuracy (75%) on his way to a wire-to-wire, four-shot victory in Houston. Finau, who also led the field with 22 birdies, made four birdies on his front nine Sunday at Memorial Park to pull away from the field, eventually posting 16 under for the tournament after four rounds in the 60’s (65-62-68-69). It marked the fifth-career PGA TOUR title for Finau and third victory in his last seven starts, following his back-to-back wins at the 3M Open and the Rocket Mortgage Classic in July. It was a 1-2-3 sweep for Titleist golf ball players in Houston, with Titleist Brand Ambassadors Tyson Alexander (2nd, Pro V1) and Ben Taylor (3rd, NEW Pro V1) each rounding out the Top 3 with career-best PGA TOUR finishes. Thirteen of the 15 players who finished in the top 10 and ties played a Pro V1 or Pro V1x model. TONY FINAU ON HIS PRO V1 LEFT DOT “I think equipment starts with the golf ball, not with the clubs, not with the woods, not with any other piece of equipment,” Finuau said. “It starts with the golf ball. I’ve always been a believer in that.” “The Left Dot golf ball is right for me because I’ve always put a lot of spin on the golf ball, so it’s the lowest spinning Titleist Pro V1 that is out on the market, and right away, it caught my eye because of the ball flight. I think if you can control your ball flight, you can control the distance. And it’s been such a reliable ball flight for me from the first time that I hit it. I think the best word I can use is just reliable. I can count on the golf ball in crosswinds, into the wind, downwind. I know how far the golf ball is going to go. And that’s a great feeling to have as a professional golfer. Distance control is up there probably with the most important things when it comes to striking a golf ball and playing golf.” HOW TONY FINAU MARKS HIS PRO V1 LEFT DOT “I actually mark my Pro V1 golf ball with my kids’ initials. I have five kids. I’ll throw my wife in there sometimes as well. So the determining factor for me is if they make a couple bogeys, power lip out, whatever the case, they’re out, and I’m ready for the next kid to come into play and see if they’ll perform. And that’s pretty much it. I’m not crazy superstitious, but there does come a time where, if my kids are a little scared of the dark that day, they want to go swimming, they want to play in the beach, I’ve got to let them go and bring somebody else in that’s ready to score for me.” PGA TOUR, LPGA, DP WORLD TOUR WINNERS TRUST VOKEY T GRIND This week’s winners on the PGA TOUR, LPGA and DP World Tour each had one piece of equipment in common: A Vokey Design SM9 WedgeWorks T Grind lob wedge. The winner of the Cadence Bank Houston Open played a Vokey SM9 WedgeWorks 60T while leading the field with 77.8% GIRs. “He has told me many times that max versatility is important to him,” said Vokey Tour Rep Aaron Dill . “He has the ability to be steep or shallow when he wants and, one thing’s for sure, he makes great contact with lots of spin on most of his wedge shots. Since his first T grind he has been loyal to this club, occasionally testing some other higher bounce options but always returning to the T.” Titleist Brand Ambassador Nelly Korda gamed a Vokey SM9 WedgeWorks 58T in successfully defending her title at the Pelican Women’s Championship to move back to No. 1 in the world ranking. Korda, who had solely been using a 58.10 S grind as her lob wedge, added the 58T to her setup following a trip to the Titleist Performance Institute to work with Dill. “Nelly has a 58.10S and 58T that she’ll flop in and out depending on conditions or course setup. The T is a very versatile sole. So it’s low bounce and it just frees you up to get under the ball easily when things feel like they’re firm. Or maybe you’re short sided at times, maybe the greens are pitched up. Whenever you’re in those scenarios, the last thing you want to deal with is a wedge with too much bounce where you feel like you just can’t pull off those shots. And the T Grind definitely frees you up mentally and physically to hit those more difficult shots that require that loft.” The winner of the Nedbank Golf Challenge on the DP World Tour used a Vokey SM9 WedgeWorks 60T, finishing the week second in Strokes Gained: Around the Green (+1.10 per round). Inspired by Master Craftsman Bob Vokey’s work with one of the game’s all-time best wedge players, the T Grind was designed for great hands and a vivid short-game imagination. Available in 58- and 60-degree lofts, it is ideal for a shallow angle of attack in firm conditions, with low bounce and a narrow crescent surface. Compared to Vokey’s L grind, it has a wider back flange which allows for lower measured bounce. Titleist Brand Ambassador Cameron Smith played a 60T in winning The Open at St Andrews, where the Vokey T grind was such a popular choice that Dill ran out of heads on the Titleist Tour Van. The T is also a favorite of Titleist Brand Ambassadors Jordan Spieth , Justin Thomas and Will Zalatoris . “I’ve had players say they feel like they can hit any shot with the T,” said Will Harvey, Vokey’s European Tour Rep . “The combination of the forward bounce for low pitch shots and the grind for the soft control shots is something needed with the vast amount of shots required on links or firmer course set ups.” TAYLOR EARNS BEST TOUR FINISH AFTER SWITCH TO NEW PRO V1 Ben Taylor put the NEW 2023 Pro V1 golf ball in play for the first time this week in Houston, recording the best finish (solo 3rd) of his PGA TOUR career (45 events). Taylor, who was previously in Pro V1 Left Dot , first played the new model during Monday’s pro-am at Memorial Park. On Tuesday, he worked with Titleist Golf Ball R&D rep Fordie Pitts on the range to confirm the performance on TrackMan. “He liked the flight he was seeing, the consistency in his spin numbers, and was excited to tee it up,” Pitts said. Taylor finished the week 4th in Strokes Gained: Tee to Green, gaining more than 10 strokes on the field (+10.683). He was 8th in Strokes Gained: Off the Tee, T8 in GIR (73.61%) and 4th in Scrambling (78.95%). In addition to his NEW Pro V1, Taylor played a full bag of Titleist, including NEW TSR3 driver and fairways. What’s in Ben Taylor’s Titleist Golf Bag? Golf Ball: NEW Titleist Pro V1 Drive r: NEW TSR3 10.0° | Project X EvenFlow Riptide 70 TX Fairway Metal: NEW TSR3 15.0°| Graphite Design Tour AD XC 8 X Hybrid: TSi3 20.0° | USTM Recoil Prototype Hybrid 100F5 Irons: T100 4-9 | True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 Wedges: Vokey Design SM9 46.10F, 50.12F, 56.10S, WedgeWorks 60V| True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 (46°-56°); True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400 (60°) Putter: Scotty Cameron Phantom X 11 tour prototype ROOKIE ALEXANDER TOPS FIELD TEE TO GREEN Making just the fifth start of his rookie season on the PGA TOUR, Titleist Brand Ambassadors Tyson Alexander closed in 4-under 66 Sunday, making birdie on 18 to finish solo second and earn his best TOUR finish to date. Playing a Pro V1 golf ball and 14 Titleist clubs , including a NEW TSR2 9.0° driver and NEW TSR3 13.5° and 18.0° fairways, Alexander led the field in Strokes Gained: Tee to Green (+10.99). ALEXANDER ON HIS PRO V1 “I like the softness around the greens, but definitely with driver I want to see a very penetrating ball flight. So Pro V1 kind of gives me a little bit of both, the softness around the greens and the speed that I want to see on the tee…” “Every once in a while you’ll chip a different ball on the chipping green here and it’ll be a different company and some spin a lot, some run out a lot, and it just seems a little inconsistent. Whereas when I hit one good, I know how it’s going to react. The picture and what’s happening is the same, and for me, that’s just always been Titleist.” ALEXANDER ON HIS NEW TSR2 DRIVER “Better feel, ball flight kind of tightened up a little bit and picked up some yardage. Kind of covered all the bases for me. I was expecting just kind of a minimal progression (from TSi), but yeah, we were stepping on a few and the ball speed kind of jumped up dramatically. So it was a no-brainer.” What’s in Tyson Alexander’s Titleist Golf Bag? Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1 Drive r: NEW TSR2 9.0° | Project X HZRDUS Smoke Green RDX 75 TX Fairway Metal: NEW TSR3 13.5° | Fujikura Ventus 8 Red X and NEW TSR3 18.0° | Mitsubishi Tensei CK 80 TX Irons: 620 CB (4-6) & 620 MB (7-9) | True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 Wedges: Vokey Design SM9 46.10F, 52.12F, 56.10S, 60.10S Putter: Scotty Cameron Flowback 5 tour prototype putter LPGA TOUR | Pelican Women’s Championship Titleist Brand Ambassador Nelly Korda – playing a Pro V1 golf ball, NEW TSR1 driver and NEW TSR2 21.0° fairway among her Titleist setup – reascended to No. 1 in the Rolex World Golf Ranking, closing in 6-under 66 Sunday for a one-shot victory and her eighth-career LPGA title. Korda, who started the day two shots back of the lead, made seven birdies over her final 18 holes, including birdies on Nos. 16 and 17, to successfully defend her Pelican title. “Last year I got to World No. 1 ranking after winning a major for the first time and that was really special, and then obviously going through what I’ve been through this year and regaining that World No. 1 ranking is really special as well. I’ve heard somewhere that it’s a really tight race; everyone has had an amazing year. I think for me, I just appreciate it a lot more.” What’s in Nelly Korda’s Titleist Golf Bag? Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1 Driver: NEW TSR1 9.0° | Mitsubishi Diamana GT 60 S Fairway Metals: TSR2 16.5° | Fujikura Ventus Red 70 S and NEW TSR2 21.0° | Mitsubishi Tensei AV 75 S Irons: T100 5-PW | Aerotech SteelFiber i80cw F4 Wedges: Vokey Design SM9 50.08F, 54.14F, WedgeWorks 58T | Aerotech SteelFiber i95cw S Putter: Scotty Cameron Special Select Squareback 2 tour prototype KORDA EARNS FIRST WIN FOR NEW TSR1 DRIVER Korda's victory marked win No. 1 for the NEW TSR1 driver in just her third start with the new model. Korda’s performance off the tee was stellar all week, as she missed only one fairway over the three rounds in Florida while averaging 274 yards (282 in Round 3). Korda first put the TSR1 9.0° model in play at the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship, following her initial testing session with J.J. Van Wezenbeeck, Titleist’s Director of Player Promotions , on the range at Pinnacle Country Club. “It feels really nice and it’s been a good, smooth transition,” Korda said. “I really like the trajectory, the rise and the consistency in the ball flight. And obviously when you can pick up a little bit more distance and also carry, it’s always really nice. … I am carrying it maybe a few yards further and I’m seeing five to 10 yards roll out, which will help a lot on par fives and being more aggressive on the golf course.” With TSR1’s first tour victory, combined with wins this week on the PGA TOUR Champions, Asian Tour and PGA Tour of Australasia, players using NEW TSR driver models have now won 25 times worldwide since their debut this summer. KORDA ON PRO V1 CONSISTENCY Over three windy rounds at Pelican Golf Club (the tournament was shortened to 54 holes due to Tropical Storm Nicole), Korda's ballstriking was dialed in, hitting 41 of 42 fairways and 45 of 54 greens with her Pro V1 golf ball. “Yeah, I feel like the Pro V1 is really consistent when it’s really windy out,” said Korda in July at the AIG Women’s Open. “I feel like when you play in these types of conditions, you need a trusted golf ball that you can work with around the golf course, shape it, hit it low, hit it high when you need to, hit it soft, and I feel like the Pro V1 does that the best for me.” CHAMPIONS TOUR | Charles Schwab Cup Championship Padraig Harrington (Pro V1) claimed the fourth victory of his rookie season on PGA TOUR Champions, setting the PGA TOUR Champions 72-hole scoring record with a total of 27-under 257 for an eight-shot triumph. Harrington’s final round 6-under 65 capped off a week that featured 27 birdies, one eagle, just two bogeys and four rounds of 66 or better (66-64-62-65). For the week, Harrington finished first in Scrambling, getting his Pro V1 up-and-down 94.7% of the time, and T4 in Greens in Regulation (73.6%). CHAMPION GAMES NEW TSR3 DRIVER, LEADS IN DISTANCE The winner of the 2022 Charles Schwab Cup Championship led the field in driving distance, averaging 303 yards off the tee with his NEW TSR3 9.0° driver. It marked the third victory for the champion since switching to the new model at the Open Championship. Heading into this week’s finale, he led the tour’s average driving distance at 309.1 yards, more than 10 yards longer than No. 2. “Just there’s only a couple of holes with – a lot of holes with 300-yard carries and bunkers, so the other players have to go around and I can carry it, so I’ve got an advantage off the tee that I can use here,” he said. “I feel good and comfortable on the course.” ALKER CLAIMS CHARLES SCWAB CUP Titleist golf ball player Steven Alker (Pro V1) finished solo-third at 19 under to clinch the season-long Charles Schwab Cup in his first full season on the PGA TOUR Champions circuit. His closing 3-under 68 ensured the top-five finish he needed with Harrington’s victory. Alker won four times in 2022, recorded 18 top-10 finishes and 21 top 25 finishes in 23 appearances this season. His scoring average of 68.39 ranked him first for the season, and he led in both the regular season money list and the playoff money list. KORN FERRY TOUR | Qualifying School Final Stage Q-School ended on Monday with 146 players competing for guaranteed starts on the 2023 Korn Ferry Tour schedule. Bo Hoag (Pro V1x) earned medalist honors after posting 14 under for the week, securing fully exempt status for the upcoming season. Hoag started the day five back of the lead and went out in 6-under 30 on his way to a closing 65 and one-shot victory, guaranteeing him starts in every Korn Ferry Tour event next season. Chan Kim (Pro V1) finished runner-up, earning him 12 guaranteed starts for 2023 along with the rest of the players inside the top 10 and ties. Players finishing in positions 11-40 and ties are guaranteed eight starts, while the rest of the field received conditional status. Twenty-five of the top 28 finishers at Final Stage teed up a Titleist Pro V1 or Pro V1x model, including nine of the top 11: 1. Bo Hoag (Pro V1x) 2. Chan Kim (Pro V1) T3. Pro V1 player 5. Thomas Rosenmueller (Pro V1 ) T6. Ben Kohles (Pro V1x Left Dash) T8. Paul Peterson (Pro V1x), Pro V1 Left Dot player T10. Steven Fisk (Pro V1x), Chandler Phillips (Pro V1x) KPGA | LG Signature Players Championship Titleist Brand Ambassador YeongSu Kim won the final event of the 2022 KPGA season after making birdie on the third hole of a playoff. With his second victory of the season, both of them coming in his last three starts, Kim also finished the year atop the season-long Genesis Points Standings, earning him a five-year exemption on the KPGA Tour and a spot in next year’s Genesis Scottish Open field. What’s in YeongSu Kim’s Titleist Golf Bag? Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1x Driver: TSi3 9.0° Fairway Metals: TSi2 13.5° and 18.0° Irons: 620 CB (3-4) & 620 MB (5-9) Wedges: Vokey Design SM9 46.10F, 52.12F, WedgeWorks 58.06K PGA TOUR OF AUSTRALASIA | Victorian PGA Championship Titleist Brand Ambassador Andrew Martin survived a four-person playoff after making birdie on the par-5 18th five consecutive times following regulation. It marked the second victory on the PGA Tour of Australasia for Martin, who needed a bogey-free 4-under 68 to force extra holes. What’s in Andrew Martin’s Titleist Golf Bag? Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1 Driver: NEW TSR2 10.0° Irons: T100 Wesges: Vokey Design SM9 46.10F, 50.12F, 54.12D, 58.08M ASIAN TOUR | International Series Egypt Titleist Brand Ambassador Andy Ogletree posted four rounds of 66 or better (66-64-65-62) to win by four shots. The 2019 U.S. Amateur champion made nine birdies on Sunday to close in 62 and finish the week at Madinaty Golf Club in Cairo at 23 under. What’s in Andy Ogletree’s Titleist Golf Bag? Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1 Driver: NEW TSR2 10.0° Fairway Metal: NEW TSR3 16.5° Utility Iron: T200 3 Irons: 620 CB 4-9 Wedges: Vokey Design SM9 46.10F, 50.12F, 54.10S, 60.08 CHINA TOUR | Hengidan Championship Chengyao Ma (Pro V1x) earned his first career China Tour title after posting 12 under and prevailing in a three-person, all-Titleist golf ball playoff. Ma made par on the second extra hole to claim victory at Hengdian Yushan Golf Club, as 11 of the 12 players finishing in the top 10 and ties used a Titleist golf ball. ... #TeamTitleist
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At the TT Streamsong, I was the lucky winner of a Scotty Cameron production putter of my choice, which arrived today. I had a putter fitting with my local pro (a certified Titleist fitter) before making a final decision. The fitting made it clear that one of the two slant neck putters with mid-to moderate toe flow, either the Special Select Newport 2.5 or Phantom 5.5, was the right one for me. The pro did not have those two in his stock, so I found them at a local golf store and compared putting them side by side. The Newport 2.5 won out, so I placed my order, which finally arrived today (slight delay in ordering out of my control). Looking forward to getting this one out on the course tomorrow. www.titleist.com/.../u8ofj8pfldf7o5kvhynj www.titleist.com/.../cvb5cg1koru6lzhyfuq5 www.titleist.com/.../boqnzeoreqidnrjfn4at www.titleist.com/.../v5hspalhumabe6pckk01
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PGA TOUR | Butterfield Bermuda Championship Seamus Power earned his second career PGA TOUR title Sunday in Bermuda, a week after switching to the all-new Pro V1x golf ball. Power, who put 2023 Pro V1x in play for the first time at last week’s CJ Cup, opened the week with three consecutive 65’s to take a share of the lead with PGA TOUR rookie Ben Griffin (Pro V1) heading into the final round. The 35-year-old Irishman closed in 1-under 70 on a blustery Port Royal Golf Course to finish the week at 20 under and win by one shot. Power, who moves to No. 32 in the Official World Golf Ranking, led the field with a tournament-record 28 birdies while hitting 75% of his greens in regulation. Fifteen of the top 18 players on the final leader board played a Titleist golf ball . POWER CLAIMS FIRST WIN FOR NEW 2023 PRO V1 x With his victory in Bermuda, Power claimed the first win for the NEW 2023 Pro V1 and Pro V1x models on the PGA TOUR. Power tested NEW Pro V1x for a week at home before putting the new model in play for the first time last Thursday at Congaree. Power had previously been playing Pro V1. “It’s been excellent,” Power said. “I was delighted trying it [the week before CJ Cup], tested all week, loved it. Played lots of golf with it and very, very happy with it. “For me, it’s very visual,” he said. “When I swing and it comes off the face, if it comes out in the trajectory I feel it should, that’s a big positive for me, and that’s what I saw immediately. “It felt great off the tee with a little bit extra heat. If anything, I under spin my irons, so I’ve got that little bit extra spin (moving to Pro V1x). I didn’t give up anything around the green. I didn’t feel any noticeable difference with the noise off the putter face, so it was an easy change for me. Very excited about it.” Rookie Harrison Endycott put NEW Pro V1x in play for the first time this week in Bermuda, posting 62 in his first round with the new model. He finished the week at 14 under, earning his first top-10 finish (10th) on the PGA TOUR. Playing NEW Pro V1, Garrick Higgo posted a tournament record-tying 10 birdies in his final-round 7-under 64. Higgo first put 2023 Pro V1 in play at the Sanderson Farms Championship, where he led the field in birdies (24) and finished one shot out of the playoff. “I think the biggest thing was that it gave a similar feel to the 21V, but it was a lot faster,” Higgo said. “So that made me really excited because I played the par-5s pretty well last week. So if I could hit it long and straight, which I feel like with the V – with the less spin, more control – I hit it a lot straighter. So straight and far works.” POWER ON CONSISTENCY OF NEW PRO V1X, WINDY CONDITIONS IN BERMUDA Power made a tournament-record 28 birdies with his NEW Pro V1x golf ball over the four rounds at Port Royal Golf Course, while becoming the only player in tournament history to make three birdies in a single tournament at the course’s signature par-3 16th. Said Power in his post-round press conference: “I was absolutely fine with the wind the last couple days because I’ve been lucky enough to play here a few times and I’ve seen this course in a lot of different wind directions and I've seen how -- just a bit of experience. Even on 16, like I hit a very, very good shot aimed at the left hazard line. I’ve done it before here and it ended up online with the pin.” “It’s having a little bit of extra confidence knowing that my ball was going to come back and do what it’s supposed to do versus other guys, it’s hard to aim in the ocean and hit a shot. When you’re not used to doing it, you haven’t done it before, it’s hard to trust that it's going to come back, but I’ve played it before. I played here last year and the tee was back and you're hitting a long iron starting out into the ocean, same thing. You just learn to trust it a little bit more.” “Same with No. 8 today, you're very sheltered on that tee box, but I’ve played in that westerly wind before. Once it gets out past the tee it gets hammered and it gets hit hard and it goes left. So I hit a very confident shot starting to a right pin, starting probably 10 steps right of the pin, which normally I wouldn’t be comfortable doing, but I’ve been able to do it before here and just I knew the ball would come back if you just kind of trust it.” Last week at the CJ Cup, Power talked about the consistency he was seeing with his NEW Pro V1x. “That’s forever always been the biggest positive for me with any of the Titleist balls I’ve used over the last 15 years,” he said. “You never get one that doesn’t do what you expect it to do. And I mean, that’s huge for us. Especially when you get on a Sunday under pressure, knowing that if you hit it the way you want to hit it, you know what it’s going to do. You know how it’s going to react, year after year, tournament after tournament.” “I mean, one shot here and there can do all the difference. You get one that all of a sudden just knuckles through the wind, goes over a green, you maybe drop one or two shots, it can change a whole tournament for you. So to have that consistency and the confidence in it, I mean, it’s massive. Just knowing that’s one less thing you got to worry about.” TITLEIST SWEEPS MAJOR EQUIPMENT COUNTS IN BERMUDA Titleist was the overwhelming #1 golf ball and most played brand across all major equipment categories ( golf ball , drivers , fairways , hybrids , utility irons , irons , wedges and putters ) at the Butterfield Bermuda Championship, sweeping the counts for the first time of the 2022-23 PGA TOUR season and 28th time since the start of 2019. Last season, Titleist swept the counts four times, including the first-ever sweep at the TOUR Championship. Titleist remains the only brand to ever accomplish this feat on the PGA TOUR. This week in Bermuda: 106 players (80%) teed up a Pro V1 , Pro V1x , Pro V1 Left Dot or Pro V1x Left Dash golf ball, 11 times the nearest competitor with nine. Titleist was the most played driver with 45, 11 more than the nearest competitor, with NEW TSR drivers accounting for 32 (71%) of those drivers. There were more Titleist fairways (45) and hybrids (16) in play than any other brand, with TSR3 as the most popular fairway model and TSi2 the most played Titleist hybrid. 47% of the utility irons gamed in Bermuda were Titleist. T200 utility irons were the most popular with 31 in play, more than double the nearest competitor’s total number of utilities. Titleist was the most played iron (42) with more T100 iron sets in play (24) than any other brand’s total number of iron sets (20). With 224 gap, sand and lob wedges (59%), there were more Vokey Design wedges in play than all other wedges in the field combined. On the greens, more players used Scotty Cameron putters (49) than any other brand. T3 FINISHER EARNS BEST RESULT IN FOUR YEARS AFTER SWITCH TO TITLEIST After bookend rounds of 65, one of this week’s T3 finishers, the 2014 Ben Hogan Award winner and former World No. 1 Amateur, notched his highest finish since November 2018 after switching to 13 Titleist clubs from a competitive brand to start the 2022-2023 PGA TOUR season. Playing a Pro V1x Left Dash golf ball, NEW TSR driver and fairway, T100 irons and Vokey Design SM9 wedges, the former Stanford standout made 26 birdies over the 72 holes, posting rounds of 65-67-70-65 to finish the week at 17 under. So far this season, he ranks 18th in Strokes Gained: Off the Tee (+0.701) after finishing 64th in the same category last season. What's in the Bag? Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1x Left Dash Driver: NEW TSR2 8.0° Fairway Metal: NEW TSR3 15.0° Hybrid: TSi3 18.0° Irons : T100•S 4 and T100 5-PW Wedges: Vokey Design SM9 50.12F, 56.12D, 60.08M DP WORLD TOUR | Portugal Masters Titleist Brand Ambassador Jordan Smith captured his second career victory on the DP World Tour, finishing a near-flawless week at 30 under. Smith’s final-round 8-under 63 earned him a three-shot, wire-to-wire win that featured three rounds of 63 or better (62-67-62-63). On Sunday, Smith made six birdies and one eagle while surrendering zero bogeys (and only three throughout the entire week). For the tournament, Smith ranked 10th in Stokes Gained: Approach (+1.28) and 8th in SG: Around the Green (+0.62), getting his Pro V1 golf ball up-and-down 77% of the time. Twelve of the top 14 finishers on the final leader board played a Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball model. What’s in Jordan Smith’s Titleist Golf Bag? Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1 Driver: NEW TSR3 8.0° Irons: T100 3-4 and 620 MB 5-9 Wedges: Vokey Design SM8 46.10F, 50.08F, 54.10S, WedgeWorks 60T BACK-TO-BACK WINS FOR TSR ON DP WORLD TOUR, WINNER RANKS FIRST IN STROKES GAINED: OFF THE TEE Gaming a NEW TSR3 8.0° driver (Kaili White 70-TX shaft), Smith ranked first in Strokes Gained: Off the Tee (+1.14), averaging 299.5 yards while hitting 64.3% of his fairways. Sunday’s finish marked back-to-back wins for TSR drivers on the DP World Tour, following Yannik Paul's victory at last week’s Mallorca Golf Open after switching to a NEW TSR2 8.0° driver. With Smith’s victory, TSR drivers have now won 19 times across major worldwide professional tours since their debut at the Travelers Championship in June. SUNSHINE TOUR | Vodacom Origins of Golf Final Titleist ball player Combrinck Smit (Pro V1x Yellow) emerged victorious from a sudden-death playoff to capture his first career win on the Sunshine Tour. Smit made birdie on the par-5 18th to force overtime with Jake Redman (Pro V1x) , before sealing the victory with a par on the first extra hole. It marked the seventh straight win for Pro V1 and Pro V1x golf ball players on the Sunshine Tour, as 24 of the 28 events played this season have been won with a Titleist golf ball . AMATEUR | Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship The winner of the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship trusted his Pro V1x golf ball, NEW TSR driver and full bag of Titleist equipment to a one-shot win at Amata Spring Country Club in Chonburi, Thailand. Closing in even-par 72 to finish the week at 13 under, the 21-year-old Australian champion overcame a three-shot deficit with nine holes to play, playing holes 11-15 in 4 under to climb to the top of the leader board. In addition to the AAC Trophy, the winner earned invitations to the 2023 Masters Tournament and the 151st Open Championship at Royal Liverpool. What’s in the Asia-Pacific Amateur Champion’s Titleist Golf Bag? Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1x Driver: NEW TSR3 10.0° | Project X HZRDUS Black Gen 4 60 TX Fairway Metal: NEW TSR3 15.0° | Project X HZRDUS Black Gen 4 80 TX Utility Iron: T200 3 | Graphite Design Tour AD Hybrid DI-95 X Irons: T100 4-9 | KBS Tour 120 X Wedges: Vokey Design SM9 46.10F, 50.12F, 56.10S, WedgeWorks 60T | KBS Tour 120 X (46-50), KBS Tour 610 130 (56-60) Putter: Scotty Cameron Phantom X 5 tour prototype putter AMATEUR | East Lake Cup The world’s fourth-ranked amateur, Gordon Sargent , claimed the individual stroke play title after closing with a 4-under 68 at East Lake Golf Club. Sargent, who won the 2022 NCAA Division I Individual title in May as a freshman, also helped his team to their second victory of the fall season. What’s in Gordon Sargent’s Titleist Golf Bag? Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1x Driver: NEW TSR3 9.0° | Tensei 1K Pro White 60 TX-Flex Fairway Metal: NEW TSR3 16.5° | Tensei 1K Pro White 80 TX-Flex Utility Iron: T200 3 (Utility Build) | Ventus Black HB 10 TX-Flex Iron: T100 4, 620 CB 5 and 620 MB 6-9 | Dynamic Gold X100 Wedges: Vokey Design SM9 46.10F | Dynamic Gold X100, Vokey Design SM9 52.08F, 56.10S | Dynamic Gold S300, and Vokey Design SM8 WedgeWorks 60T wedge | Dynamic Gold S400 Putter: Scotty Cameron 009M prototype ... #TeamTitleist
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Hey Team Titleist – Please join us in congratulating Titleist Brand Ambassador Cameron Young on winning the 2021-2022 PGA TOUR Rookie of the Year award, making it four ROY awards in a row for #TeamTitleist. www.instagram.com/.../ The 25-year-old from Scarborough, N.Y., earned 94 percent of his peers’ votes after finishing the regular season at No. 9 in the FedEx Cup standings, while working his way inside the Top 20 of the Official World Golf Ranking (he’s currently 16 th ). Cameron’s former Wake Forest teammate, and fellow Titleist Brand Ambassador, Will Zalatoris took the title last season, with the duo becoming the first back-to-back winners from the same college. Titleist Brand Ambassador Sungjae Im won it in 2018-19. Young, who earned his PGA TOUR card as a 2021 Korn Ferry Tour graduate, finished runner-up on five occasions this year (the Sanderson Farms Championship, the Genesis Invitational, the Wells Fargo Championship, the Open Championship, and the Rocket Mortgage Classic). He also finished one shot out of a playoff at both the RBC Heritage and the PGA Championship at Southern Hills. One of just two rookies to qualify for the Tour Championship, Young made 18 cuts in 25 appearances, a model for consistency in his debut year on TOUR. “It’s very special,” said Young on winning the award. “I know we had a very strong rookie class and I know it's voted by my peers, so it's a huge honor to be thought of in that way, just to kind of finish the year that way.” Young finished the 2021-22 season 2 nd in Strokes Gained: Off-the-Tee (.914) and 3 rd in Driving Distance (319.3 yards). He ranked 6 th in Birdie Average (4.41) and 15 th in both SG: Tee-to-Green (1.124) and SG: Total (1.265). A bogey-free 9-under 62 at The Riviera Country Club in the second round of the Genesis Invitational marked Young’s lowest round of the year, while an opening 8-under 64 and a closing 7-under 65 at the 150 th Open Championship at the Old Course further exhibited his ability to go low. When asked of his strongest memory of the season, Young responded: “Probably St. Andrews. It's just a different experience, I think. Playing The Open, that’s about the most fans we see all year maybe with the exception of Waste Management. They love golf over there. And to walk into kind of the town center to play the 18th hole at St. Andrews is different than anything you find anywhere else. So just knowing the history there and to play well that week was very cool.” It was on the 18 th at the Old Course where Young hit two of the season’s most memorable shots. Gaming a NEW Titleist TSR3 10.0 driver he had put in play one week prior, Young drove the green, leaving himself with a 17-foot eagle putt. With his Scotty Cameron Phantom X, he drained the putt to leap into solo 2 nd place, the best finish by a player at St. Andrews making their Open debut since 1964. See below for details on Cameron Young’s all-Titleist bag set-up that delivered him a season to remember in 2021-2022. WITB | Cameron Young Titleist Pro V1 Left Dot golf ball TSR3 10.0 driver | Mitsubishi Tensei 1K Pro White 70 TX TSR3 16.5 fairway | Mitsubishi Tensei 1K Pro White 80 TX TSi2 21.0 hybrid | Mitsubishi Tensei CK Pro White Hybrid 100 TX T200 4-iron | Nippon N.S. Pro Modus 3 Tour 130 X 620 CB 5-iron | Nippon N.S. Pro Modus 3 Tour 130 X 620 MB 6-9 irons | Nippon N.S. Pro Modus 3 Tour 130 X Vokey Design SM9 48.10F, 52.12F, 58.08M, WedgeWorks 62T wedges | Nippon N.S. Pro Modus 3 Tour 130 X Scotty Cameron Phantom X 5 Knuckle Neck tour prototype putter
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I traded my 2020 Phantom X 5 for the 9.5 when they first came out. I liked the look of it when it came out as a limited edition all black last year, but could not get one at a reasonable price. I wasted no time ordering one when the price was more lower. While I have always been a good putter, this one has made me even better. In a match against 2 buddies this week, I made 5 putts of 10 ft or longer to push the match to the 18th hole, which I lost. Has anyone else noticed improvement in their putting with the new Phantoms?
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I just order my first Scotty putter a phantom X7 a long time wish for me. I was wondering for you guys that have placed recent orders what have the lead times been running. I can barley contain my excitement. Also I would like to send to the custom shop so is it better not to use club and send it straight to the shop before using it. Any advice is appreciated thanks in advance.
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PGA TOUR | Presidents Cup Led by the undefeated performances of Titleist Brand Ambassadors Jordan Spieth and Max Homa , the United States won the 14th Presidents Cup 17.5-12.5 Sunday at Quail Hollow Club. The Americans, who jumped out to an early 8-2 lead after the opening foursomes and four-ball sessions, won the tightly-contested Sunday singles session 6.5-5.5. To earn the clinching point with a 1-up victory, the reigning Olympic gold medalist used a Vokey Design wedge to get up-and-down from 78 yards. Spieth became just the sixth player in Presidents Cup history to go 5-0-0. Over his singles and two four-ball sessions, he was 13 under par. Spieth teamed with fellow Titleist Brand Ambassador Justin Thomas to go 4-0-0 in foursomes and four-balls. JT has now earned 17.5 points over his two Ryder Cup and three Presidents Cup appearances. With a combined 16-5-3 record, he is averaging 0.73 points per match, the best of any player in U.S. history with five or more starts who has competed in both Cups. Homa finished his first Presidents Cup at 4-0-0, a week after capturing his fifth PGA TOUR victory at the Fortinet Championship in Napa. He’s just the fourth Presidents Cup rookie to go 4-0-0 or better in the history of the event. Homa earned his final point in a hard-fought singles win over fellow Titleist Brand Ambassador Joohyung "Tom" Kim . One of eight rookies playing for the International team, Kim earned two big points on Saturday while holing three of the week’s most memorable putts. The 20-year-old South Korean made two long eagle putts on No. 11 Saturday, using his Scotty Cameron TourType Timeless GSS tour prototype putter to roll in a 36-footer in morning foursomes and a 54-footer in afternoon four-balls. On his final hole of the day, the 505-yard par-4 18th, Kim was faced with a 235-yard approach with his match all-square. He hit his T200 2-iron to 10 feet, rolling in the curling birdie putt to win the point, 1 up, and helping the Internationals to a 5-3 Saturday. It was the first time the International team outscored the U.S. in a two-session day for the first time since 1998. “He’s about 240 yards out. He’s probably 60 yards behind his opponents. He’s over the ball. I look back, I see the who’s who of American golf in golf carts behind him,” said the International captain. “I see Thomas, I see Spieth, I see Finau, I see Homa… all of them sitting on carts 15 yards from him. And this kid pures a 2 iron to 10 feet and makes the putt. To me, that’s impressive stuff. No matter who you're rooting for, that made my heart warm right there.” What's in Jordan Spieth's Titleist Golf Bag? Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1x Driver: TSi3 10.0° | Fujikura Ventus Blue 6 X Fairway Metal: NEW TSR3 15.0°| Fujikura Ventus TR Blue 7 X Hybrid: TSi2 21° | Tour AD IZ-9 Hybrid X flex Irons: NEW T100 4-9 | True Temper Project X 6.5 Wedges: NEW Vokey Design SM9 46.08F PW | True Temper Project X 6.5 and NEW Vokey Design SM9 52.08F & 56.10S, SM7 WedgeWorks 60T wedges | True Temper Project X 6.0 Putter: Scotty Cameron 009 tour prototype putter What's in Max Homa's Titleist Golf Bag? Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1 Driver: NEW TSR3 10.0° driver | Fujikura Ventus 6 Black X Fairway Metals: NEW TSR3 16.5° | Fujikura Ventus 8 TR Blue X and NEW TSR2 21.0° | Graphite Design Tour AD XC 9 TX Irons: T100•S 4 | KBS TOUR $-Taper 130 X, T100 5 | KBS TOUR $-Taper 130 X , and 620 MB 6-9 | KBS TOUR $-Taper 130 X Wedges: NEW Vokey Design SM9 46.10F | KBS TOUR $-Taper 130 X and NEW Vokey Design SM9 50.12F, 56.14F, 60.04L| KBS Hi Rev 2.0 125 S Putter: Scotty Cameron Phantom X 5.5 tour prototype What's in Justin Thomas ' Titleist Golf Bag? Golf Ball: Pro V1x Driver: TSR3 10.0° | Diamana ZF 60 TX flex Fairway Metals: TS3 15.0° | Tensei AV Raw Blue 85 TX-Flex and 915 Fd 18.0° | Motore Speeder VC 9.2 Tour Spec X flex Irons: NEW T100 (4) and 621JT (5-9) | Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 Wedges: New Vokey Design SM9 46.10F (@ 47.5°), 52.12F (@ 52.5°), 56.14F (@ 57.0°) and 60T or 60.06K (@ 60.5°) Putter: Scotty Cameron Phantom X 5.5 prototype What's in Joohyung “Tom” Kim 's Titleist Golf Bag? Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1x Driver: NEW TSR3 9.0° | Fujikura Atmos Black 6 X Fairway Metal: NEW TSR3 13.5° | Mitsubishi Tensei 1K White 70 X Utility Irons: T200 2-3 | Fujikura Ventus Black Hybrid 10 TX (2), True Temper Project X 5.5 (3) Irons: T100 4-9 | True Temper Project X 6.0 Wedges: NEW Vokey Design SM9 46.10F, 52.12F, WedgeWorks 60A | True Temper Project X 6.0 (46), True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 (52-60) Putter: Scotty Cameron TourType Timeless GSS tour prototype TITLEIST IS #1 BALL, MOST PLAYED EQUIPMENT BRAND AT PRESIDENTS CUP Titleist was the overwhelming #1 golf ball and most played equipment brand from tee to green at Quail Hollow: Of the 24 participants, 17 (71%) were Titleist golf ball players, compared to four (17%) for the nearest competitor. That list included eight players on Team USA and eight Internationals: USA International Patrick Cantlay (Pro V1x) Corey Conners (Pro V1) Tony Finau (Pro V1 Left Dot) Cam Davis (Pro V1x) Max Homa (Pro V1) Sungjae Im (Pro V1x) Billy Horschel (Pro V1) Joohyung "Tom" Kim (Pro V1x) Kevin Kisner (Pro V1) K.H. Lee (Pro V1x) Jordan Spieth (Pro V1x) Sebastian Munoz (Pro V1 Left Dot) Justin Thomas (Pro V1x) Mito Pereira (Pro V1) Cameron Young (Pro V1 Left Dot) Adam Scott (Pro V1) Nine players gamed Titleist drivers , making it the most played driver at the event (38%). Of those Titleist drivers, TSR (5) was the most popular choice with Justin Thomas , Cameron Young , Max Homa , Joohyung "Tom" Kim and Cam Davis all playing TSR3 models. Titleist iron sets were in the bags of more players than any other brand (9/38%). 16 competitors had at least one Vokey Design wedge in their setup, more than all other brands combined. Scotty Cameron was the most played putter brand with 10 players, including the last two Masters champions, compared to seven for the nearest competitor. LPGA | Walmart NW Arkansas Championship Titleist Brand Ambassador Danielle Kang chipped her Pro V1x golf ball in for eagle from off the 18th green Sunday to force a playoff in just her third LPGA start since June. Kang, who went on hiatus after the U.S. Women’s Open to undergo treatment for a tumor on her spine, posted three bogey-free rounds of 67-65-64 to finish the week at 17 under, falling just short on the second hole of the playoff. Impressive ball-striking was key to Kang’s week, as she missed only seven greens over the 54 holes. “As we walked up (18), I said, man, I really wanted to make an eagle. I’ll chip that in,” ,” Kang said. “[My caddie] was like, ‘you can chip that in easy.’ We chipped it in. For us, it was really cool, but I think this event itself was like a huge win for me. Obviously I wanted to win, but putting that aside, the result really didn’t matter as much as how I felt and what I felt coming into this event, leading up to this event.” “It’s still going to be a process. It's a struggle almost -- sometimes in the morning, but I came out here to do something that I love, and I'm just so happy for my team that somehow got me back playing this year. I mean, there was part of me that I didn't think I would ever play again or contend, but here I am. I'm not that far off and I'm happy about that.” What’s in Danielle Kang’s Titleist Golf Bag? Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1x Driver: TSi3 9.0° Fairway Metal: NEW TSR2+ 13.0 and TSi3 18.0° Irons: 716 CB 4-9 Wedges: Vokey Design SM7 46.10F, 50.08F, 54.14F, WedgeWorks 58.06K Putter: Scotty Cameron Special Select Squareback 2 tour prototype PGA TOUR CHAMPIONS | PURE Insurance Championship Steve Flesch (Pro V1x) made birdie on Pebble Beach’s par-5 to close in 4-under 68 for a one-shot victory. For the week, Flesch ranked first in Greens in Regulation at 81 percent (44/54). He finished the 54 holes at 11 under, topping a leader board that featured 14 Titleist golf ball players in the top 18 positions. The victory marks Flesch’s second win of the year on the PGA TOUR Champions and the third of his career. JAPAN GOLF TOUR | Panasonic Open Golf Championship The winner of the Panasonic Open Golf Championship played a Pro V1x golf ball, becoming just the sixth amateur in history to win on the JGTO. The champion shot 61-66 over the weekend, birdieing Nos. 13-17 on Sunday to reach 22 under and win by one shot. KOREAN TOUR | DGB Financial Group Open DoYeob Mun (Pro V1x) emerged victorious with a birdie on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff to claim his third win on the KPGA Tour. Mun closed in 3-under 69 to finish at 21 under and force the extra session with Titleist Brand Ambassador HanByeol Kim , as both players finished six shots clear of third place. Titleist was the most played golf ball (65%), driver (42%), iron (40%) and wedge (63%) at the DGB Financial Group Open. NEW TSR models accounted for 77 percent of Titleist drivers in play. ASIAN TOUR | Yeangder TPC Travis Smyth (Pro V1) claimed his first victory on the Asian Tour, posting a final-round 6-under 66 with four back-nine birdies. Smyth’s 12-under weekend (66-66) was the lowest in the field, propelling him to the two-shot victory. Eighteen of the top 21 players on the final leader board teed up a Titleist golf ball . SUNSHINE TOUR | Sunbet Challenge Titleist Brand Ambassador MJ Viljoen shot a 2-under 68 in the final round to win by one shot at Wild Coast Country Club. Viljoen posted all three rounds in the 60’s to finish the week at 13 under, while leading a 1-through-6 finish for Titleist golf ball players. ... #TeamTitleist
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This week at the Presidents Cup, Titleist will be the overwhelming #1 golf ball and most played equipment brand from tee to green, with eight Titleist Brand Ambassadors featured across the two teams. Of the 24 players competing at Quail Hollow, 17 (71%) will be playing a Titleist golf ball, compared to four (17%) for the nearest competitor. That list includes nine players on Team USA and eight Internationals: USA International Patrick Cantlay (Pro V1x) Corey Conners (Pro V1) Tony Finau (Pro V1 Left Dot) Cam Davis (Pro V1x) Max Homa (Pro V1) Sungjae Im (Pro V1x) Billy Horschel (Pro V1) Joohyung "Tom" Kim (Pro V1x) Kevin Kisner (Pro V1) K.H. Lee (Pro V1x) Jordan Spieth (Pro V1x) Sebastian Munoz (Pro V1 Left Dot) Justin Thomas (Pro V1x) Mito Pereira (Pro V1) Cameron Young (Pro V1 Left Dot) Adam Scott (Pro V1) Nine players will game Titleist drivers , making it the most played driver at the event (38%). Of those Titleist drivers, TSR (5) is the most popular choice with Justin Thomas , Cameron Young , Max Homa , Joohyung "Tom" Kim and Cam Davis all playing TSR3 models. Titleist iron sets will also be in the bags of more players than any other brand (9/38%). 16 competitors will have at least one Vokey Design wedge in their setup, more than all other brands combined. Scotty Cameron will be the most played putter brand with 10 players, including the last two Masters champions, compared to seven for the nearest competitor. Let's take a closer look at what's in the bag for Team Titleist at the Presidents Cup: USA Justin Thomas Golf Ball: Pro V1x Driver: TSR3 10.0° | Diamana ZF 60 TX flex Fairway Metals: TS3 15.0° | Tensei AV Raw Blue 85 TX-Flex and 915 Fd 18.0° | Motore Speeder VC 9.2 Tour Spec X flex Irons: NEW T100 (4) and 621JT (5-9) | Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 Wedges: New Vokey Design SM9 46.10F (@ 47.5°), 52.12F (@ 52.5°), 56.14F (@ 57.0°) and 60T or 60.06K (@ 60.5°) Putter: Scotty Cameron Phantom X 5.5 prototype Jordan Spieth Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1x Driver: TSi3 10.0° | Fujikura Ventus Blue 6 X Fairway Metal: NEW TSR3 15.0°| Fujikura Ventus TR Blue 7 X Hybrid: TSi2 21° | Tour AD IZ-9 Hybrid X flex Irons: NEW T100 4-9 | True Temper Project X 6.5 Wedges: NEW Vokey Design SM9 46.08F PW | True Temper Project X 6.5 and NEW Vokey Design SM9 52.08F & 56.10S, SM7 WedgeWorks 60T wedges | True Temper Project X 6.0 Putter: Scotty Cameron 009 tour prototype putter Max Homa Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1 Driver: NEW TSR3 10.0° driver | Fujikura Ventus 6 Black X Fairway Metals: NEW TSR3 16.5° | Fujikura Ventus 8 TR Blue X and NEW TSR2 21.0° | Graphite Design Tour AD XC 9 TX Irons: T100•S 4 | KBS TOUR $-Taper 130 X, T100 5 | KBS TOUR $-Taper 130 X , and 620 MB 6-9 | KBS TOUR $-Taper 130 X Wedges: NEW Vokey Design SM9 46.10F | KBS TOUR $-Taper 130 X and NEW Vokey Design SM9 50.12F, 56.14F, 60.04L| KBS Hi Rev 2.0 125 S Putter: Scotty Cameron Phantom X 5.5 tour prototype Patrick Cantlay Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1x Driver: TS3 9.5° | Mitsubishi Diamana ZF 60 TX Fairway: 915F 15.0° | Mitsubishi Diamana ZF 70 TX Hybrid: TS2 21.0° | Mitsubishi Diamana ZF 80 TX Irons: 718 AP2 (4-9) irons | True Temper Dynamic Gold 120 Tour Issue X100 Wedges: Vokey SM7 46.10F, 52.08F & SM9 56.08M (@57), WedgeWorks 60T wedges | True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S300 Putter: Scotty Cameron Phantom X 5 tour prototype Cameron Young Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1 Left Dot Driver: TSR3 10.0° | Tensei 1K Pro White 70 TX | SureFit Hosel – D1 (-0.75° loft, 1.5° open face) | SureFit CG – H1 Fairway Metal: TSR3 16.5° | Tensei 1K Pro White 80 TX Utility Iron: NEW T200 2 & 4 | Nippon NS Pro Modus3 Tour 130 X Irons: 620 CB (5) and 620 MB (6-9)| Nippon NS Pro Modus3 Tour 130 X Wedges: NEW Vokey Design SM 9 56.08M, 52.12F, WedgeWorks 62.08M | Nippon NS Pro Modus3 Tour 130 X Putter: Scotty Cameron Phantom X 5 Knuckle Neck tour prototype Tony Finau Golf Ball: Pro V1 Left Dot Billy Horschel Golf Ball: Pro V1 Kevin Kisner Golf Ball: Pro V1 INTERNATIONAL Cam Davis Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1x Driver: TSR3 8.0° | Ventus Black 70 X flex Fairway Metal: TSR3 15.0° | Ventus Blue TR X flex Utility Iron: U500 3 | KBS Tour 105g Prototype Graphite Hybrid X flex Irons: T100 (4-5) and 620 CB (6-PW) | KBS Tour V 120g X flex Wedges: NEW Vokey Design SM9 52.12F, 56.14F, 60.04L | Dynamic Gold S400 Putter: Scotty Cameron SSS Tour Prototype Sungjae Im Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1x Driver: TSi2 8.0° | Graphite Design Tour AD DI 7 X Fairway Metal: TS3 15.0°| Graphite Design Tour AD DI 8 X |818 H2 19.0° hybrid | Graphite Design Tour AD DI Hybrid 105 X Irons: NEW T100 3-9 | True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 Wedges: Vokey Design SM7 46.10F (@47), 54.08M (@53), 60.04L wedges | True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 Putter: Scotty Cameron Flowback 5 tour prototype putter Joohyung "Tom" Kim Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1x Driver: NEW TSR3 9.0° | Fujikura Atmos Black 6 X Fairway Metal: NEW TSR3 13.5° | Mitsubishi Tensei 1K White 70 X Utility Irons: T200 2-3 | Fujikura Ventus Black Hybrid 10 TX (2), True Temper Project X 5.5 (3) Irons: T100 4-9 | True Temper Project X 6.0 Wedges: NEW Vokey Design SM9 46.10F, 52.12F, WedgeWorks 60A | True Temper Project X 6.0 (46), True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 (52-60) Putter: Scotty Cameron TourType Timeless GSS tour prototype Corey Conners Golf Ball: Pro V1 K.H. Lee Golf Ball: Pro V1x Sebastian Munoz Golf Ball: Pro V1 Left Dot Mito Pereira Golf Ball: Pro V1 Adam Scott Golf Ball: Pro V1
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PGA TOUR | Fortinet Championship Titleist Brand Ambassador Max Homa chipped his Pro V1 golf ball in for birdie on the 18th hole Sunday to capture his fifth PGA TOUR victory, posting a 4-under 68 to win by one shot and successfully defend his crown in Napa. Homa – gaming a full bag of Titleist equipment , including a NEW TSR driver and fairway metals – led the field in Strokes Gained: Tee to Green (+9.80), while gaining at least three strokes in each of the four main Strokes Gained categories: Off the Tee (+3.406/9th); Approach (+3.014/18th); Around the Green (+3.382/7th); and Putting (+4.003/15th). Homa, who also finished third in Scrambling (85.71%), will compete in his first Presidents Cup this week at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, N.C., where he won the Wells Fargo Championship in 2019. What’s in Max Homa’s Titleist Golf Bag? Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1 Driver: NEW TSR3 10.0° driver | Fujikura Ventus 6 Black X Fairway Metals: NEW TSR3 16.5° | Fujikura Ventus 8 TR Blue X and NEW TSR2 21.0° | Graphite Design Tour AD XC 9 TX Irons: T100•S 4 | KBS TOUR $-Taper 130 X, T100 5 | KBS TOUR $-Taper 130 X , and 620 MB 6-9 | KBS TOUR $-Taper 130 X Wedges: NEW Vokey Design SM9 46.10F | KBS TOUR $-Taper 130 X and NEW Vokey Design SM9 50.12F, 56.14F, 60.04L| KBS Hi Rev 2.0 125 S Putter: Scotty Cameron Phantom X 5.5 tour prototype HOMA WINS WITH NEW TSR DRIVER & FAIRWAYS; 5 WINS IN FIRST 11 WEEKS ON TOUR FOR TSR DRIVERS Homa's repeat victory at the Fortinet Championship marked title No. 5 for the NEW Titleist TSR drivers in their first 11 weeks on the PGA TOUR, following wins by J.T. Poston (TSR3 9.0°/ John Deere Classic ), Cameron Smith (TSR3 10.0°/ Open Championship ), Joohyung "Tom" Kim (TSR3 9.0°) and Will Zalatoris (TSR3 8.0°/ FedEx St. Jude Championship ). In total, TSR driver users have combined for 13 wins across the worldwide professional tours. Homa immediately switched to his NEW TSR3 10.0° driver, along with TSR3 16.5° and TSR2 21.0° fairways, at the Genesis Scottish Open, his first start after the new models debuted at the Travelers Championship. This week in Napa, he finished 9th in Strokes Gained: Off the Tee (+3.406) while leading the field in SG: Tee to Green (+9.80). “I’ve always been a good iron player, that’s been just kind of my game since I was a young kid. Never was a great driver and I think last year I became kind of a great driver,” said Homa earlier this week in Napa. “Not overly long, but not overly short, somewhere just a little closer to above average. When I hit a lot of fairways, especially out here where it's so firm, you get another extra 20, 30 yards at times, so landing the ball in the fairway’s a big deal. And I just feel like my misses aren’t too big, and when you play a golf course like this, even if you’re in the rough, if you’re within the treeline, it’s a big deal.” Homa finished last season 25th in SG: Off the Tee (+0.425 per round) while making the transition from his prior generation TSi3 to the NEW TSR. “I actually like the sound quite a bit. Sounds like you’re smashing it, which is nice,” Homa said of his NEW TSR driver before he teed it up in Scotland. “I did notice that the spin didn’t change as much when you mishit it. The heel and toe strikes kept the spin a little closer to your good ones. That’s obviously something I think everybody would be happy to have. It’s a mile an hour faster for me, just ball speed. So, yeah. It just doesn’t feel like any reason not to use it. I hit basically only two types of golf shots with my driver, and they both are still flying very similar. So it feels like a no brainer.” HOMA’S T100 4-IRON & T100•S 5-IRON Having traditionally carried a full set of blade irons, Homa exchanged his 620 MB 4 and 5 irons last season for a T100•S 4-iron and T100 5-iron. The T100•S went in the bag for the first time at the 2022 Farmers Insurance Open. He added the T100 5-iron at The Genesis Invitational, two starts later. “I was down in San Diego with J.J. (Van Wezenbeeck, Titleist’s Director of Player Promotions), who was fitting me at TPI. And he said, ‘Hey, you should try this 4-iron. It’s a T100•S. It’ll be a lot easier to hit. It will launch a lot higher. So it’ll come down a lot softer. It’ll go a little bit farther in the air, but then shorter once it hits the ground. So I tried it and it was super easy to hit, especially if the lie’s not perfect. I think with the blades, if it’s sitting on a little downslope or sitting a little bit down, you’re not going to get any lift out of it. And it becomes just a club that you are hoping to hit near or maybe on the green. Now with this 4-iron, because of how much easier it is to hit, the forgiveness of it, it’s become a weapon, especially on par 5s. “And then, like two weeks later, we’re sitting around, my caddie and I, Joe, thinking about how a 5-iron has started feeling similar to how that blade 4-iron felt. So we put a T100 in. It feels very, very easy to hit. I can work it a little bit, but it just comes down a lot softer. So those long par 3s, especially that 5-iron, has become a big deal to us.” HOMA’S WINNING CHIP: PRO V1 + VOKEY SM9 60.04L Faced with a must-make from a short-sided lie below the 18th green at Silverado Resort’s North Course, Homa pulled his Vokey Design SM9 60.04L lob wedge and chipped his Pro V1 golf ball 32 feet and 10 inches into the hole for what would prove to be the winning birdie. “I clipped the pitch really good but it was dead,” said Homa, who had the second-most hole-outs (22) on the PGA TOUR last season. “I mean, it was as short-sided as you could be, you couldn't really stop it. I spun it and once it hit the pin, it almost like spun straight into the ground.” Homa is a longtime Pro V1 user. “It is the best feel, most predictable, best spin rates for my game,” he said. “I’ve used it pretty much my whole life because I think it’s the best golf ball in the world.” He moved into his current generation Pro V1 early in 2022, finishing the season a career-best T5 in the final FedEx Cup standings. Homa also switched into four new SM9 wedges to begin the year – 46.10F, 50.12F, 56.14F and the 60.04L lob wedge that helped him to his third PGA TOUR victory in the last 12 months. This week, Homa was playing a fresh 60.04L with Team USA-inspired stamping created by Vokey Tour Rep Aaron Dill in preparation for this week’s Presidents Cup. Said Dill: “When we started working together on his set matrix, Max was playing more bounce in his 60 (M Grind). When you ask guys the question, ‘Why do you have this grind and this much bounce’ a lot of times they’ll say, ‘I don’t know. It’s just kind of what I’ve always played.’ So spending some time with him, and digging a little deeper into how to build his set makeup, we realized that he was a little limited in the types of shots he could hit, especially greenside. I gave him an option that was a little bit less bounce, and he began to realize that ‘Oh my gosh, some of the shots that I was afraid to hit, I can hit those again.’ By taking some of that bounce away and giving him the thinner sole of the L grind, he can now fearlessly go to any shot that he’s facing and obviously pull off some miraculous ones. “Max has a high bounce sand wedge (56.14F) and low bounce lob wedge (60.04L), and that combination gives him the ability to hit anything he wants. He was playing an M grind in the 60 before and he just had a little too much width. I think when you’re faced greenside with shots like some of those where you create lift in a hurry, you need to be able to open up the face and feel like you can slide through the ball easily. When you have a lot of sole width, it can be tricky to do that. So by giving him a little bit thinner sole, he can open it up. It sits nice and close, and he can just freely do the things that he needs to do, which is chip it in off the side of the green to win a championship.” “I think when you look at the correlation between the types of players who use an M Grind on the PGA Tour, they’re a little steeper. Max is a very shallow player. He’s very good at hitting low and high shots. But I think for him being a shallow guy, he doesn’t have to be too fearful about sticking into the ground. So he and (his coach) Mark Blackburn have done a terrific job of dialing in his short game and keeping him out of that style of shot so he can play a low bounce wedge and not have any discomfort with it.” twitter.com/.../1571639215594635264 SUCCESS CONTINUES WITH HOMA’S PHANTOM X Sunday marked Homa's fourth PGA TOUR win with a Scotty Cameron Phantom X putter model in the bag. The run began at the 2021 Genesis Invitational , where Homa, gaming a Phantom X 11.5 , became the first player to win with a Phantom X model putter on the PGA TOUR. Four months later, he switched to the Phantom X 5.5 , which he used to win his first Fortinet Championship last September and then the Wells Fargo Championship in May. The same putter was in his hands this week in Napa, where he gained more than four strokes on the field (+4.003/9th). Said Homa, on his switch to Phantom X: “I was just struggling with face control with my putter. So I tried a few mallets, ended up going with one of the Phantoms and it just felt like it swung a bit better. It didn’t feel like I needed to work so much with my hands to release the putter. And at that time that’s really what I needed and then I got hooked on them.” “I think you almost don't have to do as much with your hands, so you can just focus on the big muscles. And I feel like, especially with putting, especially when you’re nervous, that’s a huge part of being consistent and having a lot of repetition. I felt like that was something that I was missing. And when I switched to that, I felt like it just became a lot more predictable just because I could take out a variable.” “Speed control became much easier with the Phantom style. I felt like because of the weight of the head or just the way it swung, I just felt like it was a lot easier to control my putts from 15 to 25 feet. That’s where I’ve typically struggled. That’s definitely the most obvious impact I saw.” “I think we work a lot on alignment with my putting, with getting the face square to the target line and something about the way they set up, I feel like they’re very square. I feel like that’s helped, but I really do think that the speed control has been the main benefactor (to my wins), holing a couple extra 10 to 20 footers. And that typically is mostly speed based, less start line than the closer putts.” AMATEUR | U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship The U.S. Mid-Amateur Champion played a Pro V1 golf ball and 13 Titleist clubs on his way to a 3-and-1 victory at Erin Hills. The 29-year-old Irishman made seven birdies in the 36-hole final match, stretching his lead to 5 up before closing out his opponent on the 35th hole. He is the first Irish winner of the U.S. Mid-Am and just the second-ever international to win the event. The victor is now exempt into the 2023 U.S. Open at Los Angeles Country Club and the 2023 Masters, as well as the next two U.S. Amateur Championships and the next 10 U.S. Mid-Amateur Championships. WITB | U.S. Mid-Amateur Champion Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1 Fairway Metal: TS3 15.0° Hybrid: 818 H1 19.0° Irons: 620 CB (3-6) & 620 MB (7-PW) Wedges: Vokey Design SM9 52°, 56° Putter: Scotty Cameron Special Select Del Mar TITLEIST GOLF BALL PLAYERS SWEEP USGA MEN’S CHAMPIONSHIPS Titleist golf ball players swept the men’s USGA Championships in 2022, with the winners of the U.S. Open ( Matt Fitzpatrick /Pro V1x), U.S. Senior Open ( Padraig Harrington /Pro V1); U.S. Amateur (Pro V1), U.S. Junior Amateur (Pro V1x), U.S. Mid-Amateur (Pro V1), U.S. Senior Amateur (Pro V1) and U.S. Amateur Four-Ball (Pro V1) all playing the #1 ball in golf. PGA TOUR CHAMPIONS | Sanford International Steve Stricker (Pro V1x) made birdie on the first hole of an all-Titleist golf ball playoff to earn his 10th-career PGA TOUR Champions victory and third win of the season. Stricker closed with a bogey-free 6-under 64, playing his final seven holes in 4 under to force the playoff at 14 under with Robert Karlsson (Pro V1x). Getting his Pro V1x up-and-down 71% of the time for the week, Stricker played his final 36 holes without a bogey. Eleven of the top 15 finishers in South Dakota played a Titleist golf ball . RUNNER-UP PLAYS TSR DRIVER & FAIRWAYS The runner-up at the Sanford International played a full bag of Titleist equipment, including a NEW TSR3 9.0° driver and NEW TSR2 13.5° and 18.0° fairways. In two of the previous three weeks on the PGA TOUR Champions, the winner used a NEW TSR3 9.0° driver. JAPAN GOLF TOUR | ANA Open Golf Tournament Tomoharu Otsuki (Pro V1) eagled the first playoff hole to earn his second victory on the JGTO. After starting the final round five shots off the lead, Otsuki’s closing 6-under 66 was enough to force the playoff at 19 under. His bogey-free final round capped off a week with all four rounds in the 60’s. PGA TOUR CANADA | Fortinet Cup Championship Wil Bateman (Pro V1x) posted a 1-under 69 Sunday to claim his second-career PGA TOUR Canada victory and finish No. 1 on the season-long points list, securing a full Korn Ferry Tour card for next season. Bateman, who finished the week at 8 under to win by two shots over Titleist Brand Ambassador Jeffrey Kang , led a 1-through-7 finish for Titleist golf ball players. Eleven of the top 12 and 29 of the top 32 finishers also played a Titleist golf ball. SUNSHINE TOUR | Vodacom Origins of Golf – San Lameer Titleist golf ball player Wynand Dingle (Pro V1) claimed his first Sunshine Tour title after a final round 6-under 66. Dingle’s 16-under total earned him a one-shot win over Titleist Brand Ambassador Jaco Prinsloo (Pro V1), who matched Dingle’s final round with a 66 of his own. Titleist ball players finished 1-2-3-4-5, as 77% of the field in South Africa gamed a Titleist ball , more than five times the nearest competitor (12%). ... #TeamTitleist
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LPGA | Dana Open Presented by Marathon Gaby Lopez (Pro V1x) birdied her final three holes Sunday to cap a flawless 8-under 63 and one-shot win. Nobody went lower over the weekend than Lopez, who made 14 birdies and a single bogey over the final two days to finish at 18-under and capture her third-career LPGA victory. For the week, Lopez hit 78 percent of greens in regulation (56 of 72) while going 8-for-9 in sand saves. Lopez also birdied Nos. 16 through 18 at Highland Meadows GC to finish out Saturday’s round, playing her final 21 holes of the week in 11-under. Lopez led a 1-2-3 finish for Titleist golf ball players, one shot clear of Megan Khang (Pro V1) and two ahead of Caroline Masson (Pro V1x) . CHAMPION PLAYS TITLEIST DRIVER, IRONS, WEDGES The winner of the LPGA’s Dana Open, in addition to her Pro V1x golf ball, also gamed a TSi3 9.0° driver, TSi3 23.0° hybrid, T200 (5) and T100 (6-GW) irons and Vokey Design SM9 54.10S and 60.08M wedges. KORN FERRY TOUR |Korn Ferry Tour Championship Playing a Pro V1 golf ball, Justin Suh closed in 4-under 68 to win the Korn Ferry Tour’s 2022 finale by two shots. Suh, who had already earned his PGA TOUR card through the Korn Ferry Tour Regular Season points list, posted four rounds in the 60’s due in large part to strong ball striking. The 25-year-old USC alum, once the No. 1 player in the World Amateur Golf Ranking, hit 61 of 72 (85%) greens over the four days at Victoria National, topping the field (T1). He also finished T4 in Scrambling (72.7%). It marked the first-career KFT victory for Suh, who finished No. 1 in the season-long points race, earning exemptions into the 2023 Players Championship and the 2023 U.S. Open, to go along with his 2022-23 TOUR playing privileges. 24 OF 25 KFT FINALS GRADUATES TRUST TITLEIST Of the 25 players who earned their 2022-23 PGA TOUR cards through the Korn Ferry Tour Finals, 24 of them used at least one piece of Titleist equipment . That list includes Austin Eckroat (Pro V1) , who posted four rounds of 68 or better to finish in solo second, making the week’s biggest leap on the KFT Finals points list. Eckroat started the week at T64 and ended Sunday at No. 3 to lock up his TOUR card. Also making big jumps to secure their cards: Nicolas Echavarria (Pro V1x, 71st to 20th), Tano Goya (Pro V1, 59th to 19th) and Eric Cole (Pro V1x, 44th to 7th). In total, 21 of the 25 KFT Finals grads were Titleist golf ball players, including the KFT Finals points leader ( Pro V1 Left Dot ). TITLEIST IS TOP CHOICE AMONG THE 50 TOTAL KORN FERRY TOUR GRADS Of the 50 total players who earned 2022-23 PGA TOUR cards this season through the Korn Ferry Tour’s Regular Season and Finals points lists: 41 played a Titleist Pro V1 , Pro V1x , Pro V1 Left Dot or Pro V1x Left Dash golf ball, more than 10 times the nearest competitor (4). Titleist was the most played driver (16), iron (15), wedge (28) and putter (17/T1). 47 players used at least one piece of Titleist equipment. KFT GRADS LIST: REGULAR SEASON Titleist Brand Ambassadors: Zecheng “Marty” Dou (4), Ben Taylor (9), Byeong Hun “Ben” An (13), Tyson Alexander (18), Trevor Cone (22), Vincent Norrman (23), Anders Albertson (25). Titleist golf ball players: Robby Shelton (2), Paul Haley II (3), Augusto Nunez (6), Justin Suh (7), Ben Griffin (8), MJ Daffue (11), Seonghyeon Kim (12), Davis Thompson (14), Erik Barnes (15), Trevor Werbylo (16), Michael Kim (19), Harrison Endycott (21), Kevin Roy (24). KFT GRADS LIST: FINALS Titleist Brand Ambassadors: Philip Knowles (4), Joseph Bramlett (8), Nick Hardy (10), Ben Martin (12), Nicholas Lindheim (13), Carson Young (16). Titleist golf ball players: Pro V1 Left Dot Player (1); David Lingmerth (2), Austin Eckroat (3), Michael Gligic (5), Eric Cole (7), Austin Cook (9), Ryan Armour (13), Scott Harrington (T17), Tano Goya (19), Nicolas Echavarria (20), Sam Stevens (21), Matti Schmid (22), Brice Garnett (23), Brian Stuard (24), Kyle Westmoreland (25). TITLEIST IS MOST PLAYED, MOST WINNING BRAND ON 2022 KORN FERRY TOUR Titleist was the most played and most winning equipment brand on the 2022 Korn Ferry Tour. Over the season’s 26 events, the majority of players chose Titleist golf balls , drivers , fairways , hybrids , utility irons , irons and wedges , while more champions had Titleist golf balls, drivers, irons, wedges and putters in the bag than any other brand. Titleist was also the most played and most winning brand during the 2021-22 PGA TOUR season, which ended last week at the TOUR Championship. KOREAN TOUR | LX Championship Titleist Brand Ambassador YoSeop Seo won for the second-consecutive week on the KPGA Tour, posting 22 under over the four rounds to complete a wire-to-wire victory. Seo was the only player to shoot all four rounds in the 60’s, capping off the tournament with a 4-under 68. Eight of the top-10 finishers trusted a Titleist ball , including Seo (Pro V1) and runner-up TaeHo Kim (Pro V1). TITLEIST SWEEPS EQUIPMENT COUNTS, TSR IS MOST PLAYED DRIVER Titleist swept all major equipment categories at the LX Championship, with more players choosing Titleist golf balls (93/65%), drivers (63/44%), fairways (71/42%), hybrids (44/39%), irons (60/42%), wedges (239/62%), and putters (69/48%) than any other brand. Of the Titleist drivers in play, 72 percent were NEW TSR models, including Seo’s TSR3 8.0° driver. What's in YoSeop Seo's Titleist Golf Bag? Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1 Driver: NEW TSR3 8.0° Fairway Metal: NEW TSR2 13.5° Hyrbids: TSi2 18.0° and 21.0° Irons: 620 MB 4-9 Wedges: Vokey Design SM8 48.10F, 54.10S, 60.08M Putter: Scotty Cameron Flowback 5.5 tour prototype JAPAN TOUR | Fujisankei Classic Titleist Brand Ambassador Kaito Onishi birdied the first hole of a playoff to earn his first Japan Tour title. Playing his rookie season on the JGTO, the 23-year-old former USC standout posted a 3-under 68 Sunday to finish the week at 11 under and force extra holes. What's in Kaito Onishi's Titleist Golf Bag? Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1 Driver: TSi3 10.0° Fairway Metal: TSi2 13.5° Utility Iron: T200 (3) Irons: T100 (4-PW) Wedges: Vokey Design SM8 50°, 56°, 60° PGA TOUR Canada | GolfBC Championship The winner of the GolfBC Championship, playing a Titleist Pro V1x Left Dash golf ball, shot a final round 7-under 64 to earn his second win of the season on the PGA TOUR Canada. The champion finished the week at 23-under, making 20 birdies and three eagles over the four rounds, including a final birdie on his 72nd hole Sunday to win by one shot. For the week, he got his Left Dash up-and-down 87 percent of the time, ranking second best in the field. Eight of the top-10 finishers played a Titleist golf ball . Titleist swept all major equipment categories at the LX Championship, with more players choosing Titleist golf balls (93/65%), drivers (63/44%), fairways (71/42%), hybrids (44/39%), irons (60/42%), wedges (239/62%), and putters (69/48%) than any other brand. AMATEUR | U.S. Senior Amateur The winner of the 67th U.S. Senior Amateur relied on his Pro V1 golf ball, three Vokey Design wedges and Scotty Cameron Phantom X 5.5 putter to capture his first USGA title at the Kittansett Club. In the all-Titleist golf ball final, the champion got his Pro V1 up-and-down for key par saves on Nos. 7 and 8 on his way to a 3-and-2 victory. All four of the championship’s semifinalists, and seven of the eight quarterfinalists, played a Pro V1 or Pro V1x . With the victory, the winner receives exemptions into the next 10 U.S. Senior Amateur Championships, the 2023 U.S. Senior Open, and the next two U.S. Amateur and U.S. Mid-Amateur Championships. Earlier this year he won the Trans-Mississippi Senior Championship and the Florida Senior Azalea Amateur and finished runner-up at the North & South Senior. ... #TeamTitleist
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Forty-seven events were played during the 2021-22 PGA TOUR Season, from last September’s Fortinet Championship to last week’s TOUR Championship, with a total of 733 different players teeing it up in at least one event on the TOUR calendar. Of that group, made up primarily of the best players on the planet: An overwhelming 72 percent of them played a Titleist golf ball while a total of 82 percent played at least one piece of Titleist equipment , including all four of the year’s major champions: Masters Champion Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1 Wedges: Vokey Design SM8 50.12F, 56.14F, WedgeWorks 60.06K Putter: Scotty Cameron Special Select Timeless Tourtype GSS tour prototype PGA Champion Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1x Driver: TSi3 10.0° Fairway Metals: TS3 15.0°; 915 Fd 18.0° Irons: T100 4 iron; 621.JT (5-9) tour prototype Wedges: Vokey Design SM9 46.10F (@ 47.5°), 52.12F (@ 52.5°), 56.14F (@ 57.0°), WedgeWorks 60.06K Putter: Scotty Cameron Phantom X 5 Knuckle Neck tour prototype U.S. Open Champion Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1x Driver: TSi3 9.0° Wedges: NEW Vokey Design SM9 52.12F, 56.08M, 60.08M Open Champion Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1x Driver: NEW TSR3 10.0° Fairway Metal: TSi2 15.0 fairway irons: T100 5-9 Wedges: NEW Vokey Design SM9 46.10F, 52.08F, 56.08M, WedgeWorks 60T Putter: Scotty Cameron 009M tour prototype TITLEIST IS MOST PLAYED, MOST WINNING BRAND ON 2021-22 PGA TOUR At the season-ending TOUR Championship, Titleist was the #1 golf ball and most played driver , fairway , hybrid , utility iron , iron , wedge and putter – topping all equipment counts at the TOUR’s season finale for the first time – with 24 (83%) of the 29-player field gaming at least one piece of Titleist equipment. It marked the fourth time (CJ Cup, Sony Open, 3M Open, TOUR Championship) of the 2021-22 season – and 27 th time since the start of the 2019 calendar year – that Titleist swept the major equipment counts at a PGA TOUR event. Titleist is the only brand to have ever accomplished this feat. And when the season officially came to a close Sunday evening in Atlanta, Titleist was once again the PGA TOUR’s most played and most winning equipment brand. Over the course of the 2021-22 season, the majority of players chose Titleist golf balls, drivers, hybrids, utility irons, irons and wedges, while more champions had Titleist golf balls, drivers, irons, wedges and putters in the bag than any competitor. GOLF BALLS PGA TOUR players teed up the #1 ball in golf a combined 4,461 times (72%) this season, more than seven times the nearest competitor (598), with Titleist golf ball players accounting for 31 victories (65%) and all four major championships: In one of the game’s historic ball-striking performances, Matthew Fitzpatrick also won his first major championship at the U.S. Open at The Country Club, playing the same golf ball model he used to win the 2013 U.S. Amateur on the same course: Titleist Pro V1x . Fitzpatrick hit 17 greens in regulation on Sunday, becoming only the third player in the last 30 years to accomplish that feat in the final round of a major victory. For the week, he led the field in Strokes Gained: Tee-to-Green (+16.14) and SG: Around-the-Green (+5.65) while making a tournament-best 19 birdies. He tied for first in GIR at 72.2 percent. With his final full swing of the tournament, from an uncomfortable lie in the left fairway bunker 161 yards from the pin, he landed his Pro V1x on the green, 18 feet from the cup, to secure the victory. Said Fitzpatrick: “The spin’s consistent, the flight’s consistent, and that’s what you need in a golf ball. You don’t need it kind of in different windows. It’s nice to have that consistency to have the confidence in the golf ball to know how far it’s going to go every time, and to be within a really tight deviation is obviously so important. This is a game of inches after all, the margins are so fine you want it to be as tight as possible. So that’s why I play Pro V1x because it’s exactly that, you know what you’re going to get every shot and you don’t get any strange effects from shots.” “You just know, hitting other golf balls, that as soon as you’ve hit it, it doesn’t have the same effect. I’ve messed around with balls on the range when they’ve been mixed into the Pro V1x bag that I always go to grab, and they just get funky flights. I don’t know how you can play golf with that, to be honest, and not knowing what you’re going to get from shot to shot.” Eleven of the top 15 players in Strokes Gained: Total play a Titleist ball, while nine of the top ten players in SG: Tee-to-Green play a Titleist ball. Matt Fitzpatrick ranked 2 nd while Will Zalatoris (Pro V1) ranked 3 rd . Zalatoris ranked 1 st in Strokes Gained: Tee-to-Green and PGA Champion Justin Thomas (Pro V1x) ranked 3 rd . Corey Conners (Pro V1) ranked 2 nd (71.9%, Pro V1). Six of the 7 players who earned nine or more top 10’s were Titleist ball players: Fitzpatrick, Thomas, Zalatoris, Patrick Cantlay (Pro V1x) , and Sungjae Im (Pro V1x) . Ryan Armour (Pro V1x) ranked 1 st in Driving Accuracy, hitting 73.95% of his fairways for the year. Eighteen of the top 20 players in that category play a Titleist golf ball. DRIVERS Titleist was the most played driver on the PGA TOUR for the fourth consecutive season (1,901/31%) with Titleist driver players combining for a Tour-leading 16 victories – including three majors (PGA Championship, U.S. Open, and Open Championship) and four wins by players using NEW TSR models, which were launched with only 10 weeks remaining in the season. The TOUR’s most popular driver model over the 47 events was TSi3 (19%). Justin Thomas was one of more than 80 players on the PGA TOUR to make the quick switch to a NEW TSR driver, putting his TSR3 10.0° model in play for the first time to start the FedEx Cup Playoffs. “It’s obviously an interesting time of year to make a driver change, heading into the playoffs, but after some really great testing early on with TSR3, JT was able to spend some more time with it after the Open Championship,” said J. Van Wezenbeeck, Titleist’s Director of Player Promotions . “The top priority for JT with driver is performance on all of the variety of shots he likes to hit, from the low, piercing cut to the high draw and everything in between. He’s also looking for that classic shaping, a very clean look, and a driver that sounds great. TSR checked all of those boxes for him. “He clearly had great results with TSi, he won a major with it this year, but with TSR he’s seen an uptick in ball speed with just incredible consistency off the face. He keeps mentioning how consistent his speed, launch and spin numbers are on off-center hits. For a tour player who’s trying to hit a variety of shots on these very difficult golf courses, it’s that consistency that really allows him to perform at his best.” Said Thomas, to PGATOUR.com: “The biggest difference is the spin. When I heel it, it doesn’t spin crazy high and when I toe it, it’s somehow spinning a little more. It’s unbelievable in terms of misses.” Will Zalatoris' victory at the FedEx St. Jude Championship playing his TSR3 8.0 ° driver marked victory No. 4 for the new Titleist driver models after making their PGA TOUR debut at the Travelers Championship with just 10 weeks left in the season. Zalatoris gained nearly two strokes on the field (+1.815) with his NEW TSR3 8.0 driver in Memphis while averaging 321.2 yards off the tee. Said Zalatoris: “I literally took my old shaft and plugged it into the new TSR and I immediately saw results. The mishits for me were exponentially better. I mean, I was already seeing mishits go about seven, eight yards farther. I have a lot of distance but bringing it in left-to-right was something that was huge for me. The head shape looks amazing. And even just on the ones I was hitting solid, I was already picking up six yards. “I mean, it was a no brainer. It was pretty similar to my TSi and it was better, which I didn't think we could do… With being one of the longer guys on tour, the better I can do in terms of bringing it in from side-to-side and make my dispersion be that much tighter is exactly what I’m looking for. And so being able to hit shots that before might have maybe been in the left rough or the right rough, now all of a sudden I’m seeing a few more go on the fairway, which is just a couple more birdie chances a round.” Open Championship winner Cameron Smith and runner-up Cameron Young , the second-ranked driver on the PGA TOUR (SG: Off-the-Tee/+.914 per round), each played Titleist TSR3 drivers at St. Andrews. Said Young, who finished the season 3 rd in Driving Distance (319.3 yard average): “I’ve loved it. It’s faster … and I feel like especially the toe miss for me, I haven’t gotten as much curve out of it, which is obviously a good thing. It seems to be a little bit more consistent on my misses. I’ve put it right in play and it’s been great.” Playing a TSR3 9.0° driver, Joohyung "Tom" Kim captured the Wyndham Championship for his first career PGA TOUR title at the final event of the regular season. He earned both his PGA TOUR card and a spot in the FedExCup Playoffs with the victory. Kim made the new TSR3 his gamer following a visit to the Titleist Performance Institute, where he worked with Titleist Tour Rep Dino Antenucci . “I had been playing the TSi3 for the longest time and I thought I wasn’t going to change it, but after trying it at TPI, it was just so good that I had to put it in the bag, and it’s been working out really well. My percentage in the fairway has gone up and, yeah, it’s a keeper. Missed hits, solid hits, it just stays in the wind so well for me, that’s what I’ve had trouble with before and I thought I was going to use the ‘i’ for the rest of the season, but I put it right in the bag because I gained ball speed, gained swing speed, smash factor went up and holds it really well into the wind. So it was great.” J.T. Poston put his new TSR3 9.0° driver in play the first week it was available at the Travelers Championship, finishing T2 in Hartford. The following week, he won the John Deere Classic. Said Poston: “Can't say enough about it. It looks, feels, sounds awesome, and I picked up a little ball speed right away … My accuracy has been up. Even the mishits are going straight, which is nice, but they’re also getting out there just about as far as the ones that are hit out of the center.” Prior to the Travelers, Poston was 112 th in the FedEx Cup Rankings. He finished the year tied for 15 th . At the first three PGA TOUR events TSR driver was available, the leader in SG: Off-the-Tee played a TSR3 ( Davis Riley | Travelers Championship; Cameron Davis | John Deere Classic; Max Homa | Scottish Open). Said Riley: “The overall look, the feel is awesome. It’s really good. The mishits are really good. I’m finding really consistent spin across the face no matter where I’m hitting it, so that you’re maxing out your carry numbers every time. It’s what you really want to look for. It’s not how good your good hits are. It’s, ‘How good are your bad hits?’ And just seeing that consistency across the face is really cool.” FAIRWAYS Will Zalatoris , Cameron Young , Joohyung "Tom" Kim and Max Homa are among more than 60 players who put new TSR Fairways in play on the PGA TOUR this season. Zalatoris earned his first career PGA TOUR win at the FedEx St. Jude Championship gaming a TSR2+ fairway, as well as his TSR3 driver. “This is an absolute rocket,” Zalatoris said. “I love this thing. It’s the best 3-wood I’ve ever had. It’s pretty cool to be able to have something besides driver that I can hit off the tee and basically hit it as far as I want. And then if I need to hit high and soft into greens, I can do that as well.” Joohyung “Tom” Kim also claimed his first PGA TOUR title - a week before Zalatoris - at the Wyndham Championship, after making the switch to a TSR3 driver and fairway. Said Kim of his new fairway metal: “In the wind, downwind, when you want to hit it up, it goes up. In the wind when you want to keep it low, it goes low. So, it's really the perfect club for a 3-wood. The 3-wood’s the hardest club to fit and they did it perfectly.” The Barbasol Championship winner also had a TSR3 fairway in the bag in capturing his first win on the PGA TOUR. HYBRIDS & UTILITIES Titleist was also the TOUR’s most played hybrid (746/34%), with the majority of Titleist players using a TSi2 (2,213/9%) model. Forty-seven percent (1,305) of the utility irons in play this season on the PGA TOUR were Titleist models, with 29 percent of all utilities being current generation T200 (Utility Build), the TOUR’s top model. IRONS For the ninth-consecutive season, and 18 th of the last 19 seasons, more TOUR players used Titleist irons (1,919/29%) than any other brand – with 15 players (31%) taking Titleist iron sets to the winner’s circle. The most played iron model was the current generation Titleist T100 (695/11%). Justin Thomas (T100 4 iron; 621.JT (5-9) tour prototype irons) and Cameron Smith (T100 5-9 irons w/ prototype black finish) both won majors in 2022 with Titleist irons, taming Southern Hills and The Old Course with stellar approach play. One of the most pivotal shots hit with a Titleist iron this year was Smith’s final round tee shot at The PLAYERS on the famed 17 th hole at TPC Sawgrass. With 135 yards to the hole, a two-shot lead, and the hole location cut three paces from the right edge of the island-green (and water), Smith’s 9-iron finished inside of five feet to make a not-so stress-free birdie. Smith on his T100 irons: “I put these in as soon as we got them. They’ve been really good. I love the consistency. I think they did a lot of really good work, especially on the shorter irons with grinding this heel a little bit. So when you get a bit of an uneven lie, you don’t feel like the heel's digging in and you’re missing shots left.” WEDGES More than half of all the wedges (9,020/51%) played on TOUR this season were Vokey Design models – the most played wedge on the PGA TOUR since 2004 – while players gaming at least one Vokey wedge won 32 (67%) of the season’s 47 events. Vokey SM9 (5,050/29%) was the most popular wedge model, with SM9 players winning 10 of the final 11 weeks on TOUR. All four men’s major champions had at least three Vokey Design wedges in the bag in 2022. The U.S. Open champion ( Vokey Design SM9 52.12F, 56.08M, 60.08M) ranked 1 st in Scrambling for the 2021-2022 PGA TOUR season (69.62%) and improved from 97 th to 7 th in Strokes Gained: Around-the-Green from the prior season. Justin Thomas played four Vokey Design SM9 wedges in winning the PGA Championship – 10F (@ 47.5), 52.12F (@ 52.5), 56.14F (@ 57.0), and a WedgeWorks 60.06K grind that helped him go 5-for-5 in sand saves Sunday at Southern Hills. For the week, he averaged 14’0” on approaches from 125-150 yards – second best in the field and 11’9” better than the field average. “When I was testing SM9, it was nice to see the low controlled flight,” said Thomas, who put the new SM9 models in play to start 2022 at the Sentry Tournament of Champions. “For me, for someone who likes to flight my wedges and control my spin a lot, I need to be able to see that ball hit the windows. And I’m looking both low and high, but especially low. Because for me, it’s nice to be able to feel like I hit it and I don't look up and it’s coming high and floaty. It’s hitting the flight that I want, the spin that I want and reacting how I want.” When it comes to his lob wedge, Thomas goes back-and-forth between his WedgeWorks 60.06K and WedgeWorks 60T models, depending on course conditions. The Masters champion played three Vokey Design wedges, including the WedgeWorks 60.06K model he used to make a pivotal birdie on the par-4 3 rd , chipping in from 29 yards left of the green. For the week, he finished T-2 in Scrambling (69.6%). When asked after the round what he saw as his biggest strength this week, he said: “ I had a lot of nice up-and-downs… If I was to pick one part of my game that excelled the most, I would say it was probably my lob wedge. Even today, I had some really good up-and-downs in the beginning of the round and then just kept myself in position.” Cameron Smith used four SM9 models to navigate the Old Course’s firm, undulating turf. Said Smith: “You know, I think you have to be comfortable with almost being uncomfortable, in these conditions. … I think these new Vokey wedges, as well, are a lot better, especially into the wind. The 46, and the 52, for me, have been a big, big help in the wind. The ball just flights the way I want it to, and the golf balls are best in the world, so it just does what it does.” Making sizable short game improvements for the year was J.T. Poston ( Vokey Design SM9 46.10F, 50.12F, 56.10S, 60.04L wedges ) who went from T134 to 44 th in Strokes Gained: Around-the-Green from last year to this year, as well as the Memorial champion ( Vokey Design SM9 52.12F, 56.08M, WedgeWorks 60.08V @ 62 wedges ) who improved from 141 st to T8. PUTTERS Scotty Cameron putters were the choice of more winners on the PGA TOUR than any other brand, with players combining for 21 wins (44%), seven more than the nearest competitor (14), including three major championships (Masters, PGA Championship, Open Championship). The winner of the Masters used a Scotty Cameron Special Select Timeless TourType GSS tour prototype , marking his fourth win in six starts since switching to the Scotty Cameron Newport 2-style putter. He first put the new Special Select Timeless Tourtype GSS tour prototype model in play at the WM Phoenix Open, where he claimed his maiden PGA TOUR victory while leading the field in Putts per Green in Regulation (1.66) and ranking second for the week in Strokes Gained: Putting (+6.49). At the Masters, he finished fifth in putting, averaging 1.53 putts per green in regulation. The World No. 1 added the new putter to his bag following a December trip to the Scotty Cameron Putter Studio, where he worked with Scotty Cameron Tour Rep Brad Cloke . He had previously been using a Newport-style Super Rat 1 tour prototype. (Newport is the softer, rounder counterpart to the Newport 2.) “He just wanted to switch things up a little bit and give himself a slightly different look heading into 2022,” Cloke said. “Prior to visiting us in the Studio, he’d been messing around with an older Newport 2 Timeless he had at home. He’d added a bunch of lead tape to the sole to try and get it to a similar swingweight as his Super Rat. He really liked the profile but the feel wasn’t exactly where he wanted it, so we went to work on building him a new setup with adjustable weighting.” Justin Thomas' second PGA Championship victory featured a great putting performance, finishing 2 nd in Strokes Gained for the week. Using his Scotty Cameron Phantom X 5 tour prototype putter , Thomas made key birdie putts on Nos. 5, 9, 11, 12, and 17 as well as playoff holes 1 and 2 (Nos. 13 and 17). Will Zalatoris , playing a Scotty Cameron Phantom X 11 (Long) tour prototype putter, finished runner-up to Thomas at the PGA Championship but broke through for this first TOUR victory in Memphis at the FedEx St. Jude Championship. Zalatoris made a clutch 10-footer for par on 18 to force a playoff, extended the playoff with another 10-footer for par on the second playoff hole, and drained a 7-footer for the win on the third playoff hole. For the week, Zalatoris led the field in approach putt performance (also known as lag putting). “Immediately when I was hitting putts [with it for the first time], I knew exactly where the putt was going to go. Right off the face, I can feel the putt distance-wise and that’s super important,” Zalatoris said. “When it comes to testing for me, it’s all feel. It was a putter that the second I put it down, I felt like I could see the line super well. I put a line on my ball and seeing that ball roll end over end, it’s a pretty good feeling when you strike a putt and it goes in dead center.” “Players just love the way the 11 sits on the ground,” said Scotty Cameron Rep Drew Page . “When you put it down, it doesn’t open, it doesn’t close, it just sets up so easily.” Cameron Smith and his Newport-style Scotty Cameron 009M tour prototype putter led the field in Strokes Gained: Putting at the Open Championship, while making a record 255 feet of putts during his second round at the Old Course – the highest total ever registered in one round on the PGA TOUR. On Sunday, Smith used his 009M to get up-and-down for par from behind the Road Hole bunker and then up-and-down for birdie on the 18 th hole, just right of the Valley of Sin. At The PLAYERS, Smith gained the most strokes putting versus the field in tournament history (+2.88 per round). He also finished with the most one-putts ever by a PLAYERS champ (42). Max Homa (Scotty Cameron Phantom X 5.5 tour prototype putter) improved from 118 th in SG: Putting last season to 27 th this year, while earning his fourth-career PGA TOUR victory at the Wells Fargo Championship – his third victory in 15 months after switching to a Scotty Cameron Phantom X model. “When you putt it like I did this week, you know, you almost have to mess up to at least not contend, so that was a humongous part of the week, for sure,” he said. The run began at last year’s Genesis Invitational, where Homa, gaming a Phantom X 11.5 model, became the first player to win with a Phantom X on the PGA TOUR. Four months later, he switched to the Phantom X 5.5, which he used to win the Fortinet Championship in September. That same putter was in his hands at Wells Fargo, where he finished fourth in Strokes Gained: Putting (+7.596). Said Homa, on his switch to Phantom X last season: “I was just struggling with face control with my putter. So I tried a few mallets, ended up going with one of the Phantoms and it just felt like it swung a bit better. It didn’t feel like I needed to work so much with my hands to release the putter. And at that time that’s really what I needed and then I got hooked on them. … “I think you almost don't have to do as much with your hands, so you can just focus on the big muscles. And I feel like, especially with putting, especially when you're nervous, that’s a huge part of being consistent and having a lot of repetition. I felt like that was something that I was missing. And when I switched to that, I felt like it just became a lot more predictable just because I could take out a variable. … “Speed control became much easier with the Phantom style. I felt like because of the weight of the head or just the way it swung, I just felt like it was a lot easier to control my putts from 15 to 25 feet. That’s where I’ve typically struggled. That’s definitely the most obvious impact I saw…” “I think we work a lot on alignment with my putting, with getting the face square to the target line and something about the way they set up, I feel like they’re very square. I feel like that’s helped, but I really do think that the speed control has been the main benefactor (to my wins), holing a couple extra 10 to 20 footers. And that typically is mostly speed based, less start line than the closer putts.” ... #TeamTitleist
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PGA TOUR | TOUR Championship Seven of the top-10 finishers in the 2021-22 FedEx Cup finale played a Titleist golf ball , while eight of the top 10 gamed at least one piece of Titleist equipment : Five of the top 10 gamed Titleist drivers and irons Eight had at least one Vokey Design wedge in the bag (25 total wedges) Five used a Scotty Cameron putter. Titleist Brand Ambassadors made up five of the final FedEx top 10: Sungjae Im (T2), Max Homa (T5), Justin Thomas (T5), Patrick Cantlay (T7) and Tom Hoge (10). Titleist is #1 Ball, Most Played Equipment Brand Tee To Green at TOUR Championship Titleist was the overwhelming #1 golf ball and most played driver , fairway , hybrid , utility iron , iron , wedge and putter at the TOUR Championship – topping all equipment counts at the TOUR’s season finale for the first time – with a total of 24 players (83%) gaming at least one piece of Titleist equipment. It marked the fourth time this season – and 27th time since the start of the 2019 calendar year – that Titleist swept the major equipment counts at a PGA TOUR event. Titleist is the only brand to have ever accomplished this feat. Titleist Equipment Success in Atlanta The #1 ball in golf was the #1 ball at the TOUR Championship, with 22 (76%) players teeing up a Titleist Pro V1 , Pro V1x or Pro V1 Left Dot golf ball, more than seven times the nearest competitor (3) – including every one of this season’s major champions: Masters Champion (Pro V1), Justin Thomas (Pro V1x), Matthew Fitzpatrick (Pro V1x) and Cameron Smith (Pro V1x) Titleist drivers were the top choice of players with 13 in play (45%), more than double the nearest competitor (6). There were five NEW TSR drivers in play, T1 among driver models. There were more Titleist fairway metals (17/38%), hybrids (6/55%) and utility irons (5/56%) in players’ bags at East Lake than any other brand. Twelve players (41%) played Titleist irons – the longstanding No. 1 iron on the PGA TOUR – double the nearest competitor (6). The most played wedge on the PGA TOUR, Vokey Design wedges made up 63 percent of all gap, sand and lob wedges in play with 52 wedges, more than all other brands combined (31). On the greens, 11 players (38%) trusted a Scotty Cameron putter, compared to six for the nearest competitor. LPGA | CP Women’s Open Playing a Titleist Pro V1 golf ball, the winner of the CP Women’s Open made five birdies over her first nine holes Sunday on her way to a closing 4-under 67 and one-shot victory. It was the first LPGA title for the nine-year veteran, who opened the week with a 9-under 62 and posted four rounds in the 60’s to finish the week at 19 under. She made 21 birdies and only two bogeys over the four days in Canada. Titleist Brand Ambassador Nelly Korda shot a back-nine 31, making eagle on the par-4 12th at the Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club, to finish one shot back (T2), as Titleist golf ball players swept the top-7 positions on the leader board. DP WORLD TOUR | Omega European Masters Thriston Lawrence (Pro V1) won his second DP World Tour title on the first hole of a playoff, topping a leader board that featured Titleist golf ball players in seven of the top-8 positions. After opening with an 8-under 62, Lawrence carded three more rounds in the 60’s, including a final-round 69 to finish the week at 18 under. For the week, Lawrence ranked first in Strokes Gained: Approach (+8.56) while hitting 76 percent of his greens in regulation. Three of the top-six finishers played a NEW TSR driver, including the third-place finisher ( TSR3 9.0°) and Titleist Brand Ambassador Antoine Rozner ( TSR3 10.0°), who led the field in Driving Accuracy (79%) and ranked third in SG: Off-the-Tee (+6.44) on his way to a T4 finish. Amateur | U.S. Amateur Championship Titleist was the #1 golf ball and most played equipment brand across every major category at many of 2022's biggest amateur championships, including the U.S. Amateur , The Amateur Championship (R&A) , Australian Amateur, Lytham Trophy, European Amateur , U.S. Junior Amateur and the six NCAA Men’s Regional Championships sites, among others. Titleist also swept the counts across this summer’s Elite Amateur Series events, comprising seven of the amateur game’s most prestigious titles: Sunnehanna Amateur , Northeast Amateur , North & South Amateur , Tran-Miss Amateur , Southern Amateur , Pacific Coast Amateur and Western Amateur . PGA TOUR Champions | The Ally Challenge Steve Stricker (Pro V1x) birdied Nos. 13-16 Sunday at Warwick Hills to close in 5-under 67 and win by one shot. It marked Win No. 9 on PGA TOUR Champions (and No 2 this season) for Stricker, who led a 1-2-3-4-5 finish for Titleist golf ball players in Michigan. KORN FERRY TOUR |Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship David Lingmerth (Pro V1) closed in 3-under 68, birdieing No. 18 at Ohio State’s Scarlet Course to win by two shots and earn his 2022-23 PGA TOUR card. Lingmerth, who opened with a 9-under 62, ranked first for the week in birdies (23) and third in Greens in Regulation (83%). Titleist golf ball players swept the top-5 positions, as 11 of the top 12 finishers played a Pro V1 or Pro V1x . FOUR TITLEIST GOLF BALL PLAYERS EARN TOUR CARDS Lingmerth joined fellow Titleist golf ball players Michael Gligic (Pro V1) , Titleist Brand Ambassador Joseph Bramlett (Pro V1) and Austin Cook (Pro V1) in earning their 2022-23 PGA TOUR cards. With their finishes over the last two weeks, Gligic (T65, T4), Bramlett (T18, T6) and Cook (T4, T34) each crossed the 210-point mark the Korn Ferry Tour is currently using as a fail-safe threshold for players to finish within The Finals 25. The winner of last week’s Albertsons Boise Open, who played a Pro V1 Left Dot , along with Titleist Brand Ambassador Philip Knowles (Pro V1) , locked up their TOUR cards last Sunday. Additionally, 20 of the 25 players who earned their 2022-23 PGA TOUR membership through the Korn Ferry Tour’s regular season points list were also Titleist golf ball players. KOREAN TOUR | Bodyfriend Phantom Rovo Gunsan CC Open Titleist Brand Ambassador YoSeop Seo made birdie on the second playoff hole to win his fourth-career KPGA tour title. Gaming a NEW TSR3 8.0° driver and TSR2 13.5° fairway among his all-Titleist setup, Seo shot a final round 5-under 67 to reach 14 under for the tournament. He was joined by InChoon Hwang (Pro V1x) in the three-person playoff, as nine of the 11 players who finished inside the top 10 and ties trusted a Titleist golf ball . TITLEIST SWEEPS EQUIPMENT COUNTS, TSR IS MOST PLAYED DRIVER Titleist swept all major equipment categories at the Bodyfriend Phantom Rovo Gunsan CC Open, with more players choosing Titleist golf balls (96/67%), drivers (67/47%), fairways (76/46%), hybrids (44/43%), irons (64/44%), wedges (258/66%) and putters (65/45%) than any other brand. NEW TSR drivers were gamed by 51 players, more than any competitor’s total number of drivers. What's in YoSeop Seo's Titleist Golf Bag? Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1 Driver: NEW TSR3 8.0° Fairway Metals: NEW TSR2 13.5° & TSi2 21.0° Utility Iron: U•500 2 Irons: 620 MB 4-9 Wedges: Vokey Design SM8 48.10F, 54.10S, 60.08M Putter: Scotty Cameron Flowback 5.5 tour prototype SUNSHINE TOUR | Vodacom Origins of Golf Highland Gate Anthony Michael (Pro V1x Left Dash) won his first Sunshine Tour title, closing in 3-under 69 to win by one shot. Michael was the only player to post all three rounds in the 60’s, finishing the tournament at 10 under while leading a 1-2-3-4-5 finish for Titleist golf ball players. ... #TeamTitleist
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Having used a center shafted Scotty GoLo S5 for many years it is now time for something new. I have several Scottys but the straight center shaft design seems to suit my eye but my Scotty options are not great. I don't like the Phantom X6 STR so when I saw the Phantom X 5S in a shop I bought it straight away. Expensive mistake as I am now struggling with my alignment and miss the alignment line of the GoLo S5. I love the Newport style and have a 2.6 and squareback 5.5 but they don't like me. I seem to prefer the extended rounded back style of the GoLo or even the flowback with extended line to the X5 style. Expensive mistake having gone back to the GoLo S5 So please Mr Scotty Cameron can you produce a Flowback style putter with straight center shaft, alignment line and a dark/oil or black mist type finish... something like the TourType SSS Flowback 5 of Sungjae Im.... that is not silly money!!!! Have I missed anything? All ideas welcome.
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Hey Team Titleist, With the final event of the 2021/2022 PGA Tour Schedule underway, let's take a peek into the equipment that has Brand Ambassador Cam Young on the doorstep of winning Rookie of the Year, as he looks to finish the season strong at East Lake. Averaging over 330 yards on all drives through the first two playoff events, Young has been putting his full arsenal of ball striking talents on display. Along with that, he ranks second in SG: Off the Tee (+0.94) and is fourth in birdie or better conversion percentage (36.2%). It's only a matter of time until we see Young in the winner's circle! www.instagram.com/.../ Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1 Left Dot Driver: NEW TSR3 10.0° | Tensei 1K Pro White 70 TX Fairway Metals: NEW TSR3 16.5° | Tensei 1K Pro White 80 TX | TSi2 21.0°| Mitsubishi Tensei CK 100 TX Irons: T200 4 Iron | 620 CB 5 Iron | 620 MB 6-9 Irons | Nippon NS Pro Modus3 Tour 130 X Wedges: NEW Vokey Design SM9 48.10F, 52.12F, 58.08M, 60T (at 62) | Nippon NS Pro Modus3 Tour 130 X Putter: Scotty Cameron Phantom X 11 Knuckle Neck tour prototype putter
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Hey Team Titleist, With just one event remaining in the 2021-2022 PGA Tour schedule, the world’s best converge on East Lake for the Tour Championship. After the first two events of the FedEx Cup playoffs were won by Titleist Brand Ambassadors, Team Titleist is looking to keep the momentum going in Atlanta. Patrick Cantlay Last season’s Tour Champion, and now a back-to-back winner of the BMW Championship, Cantlay is as dangerous as they come in the playoffs. In the past two seasons he has the most rounds in the 60’s (18), and birdies or better (102) in PGA Tour playoff events. Since June 1 st of this year, Cantlay is 4 th in SG: total per round, 8 th in SG: short game and also has seven top-15 finishes in his last eight PGA Tour starts. What’s in Patrick Cantlay’s Titleist Golf Bag? Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1x Driver: TS3 9.5° | Mitsubishi Diamana ZF 60 TX Fairway: 915F 15.0° | Mitsubishi Diamana ZF 70 TX Hybrid: TS2 21.0° | Mitsubishi Diamana ZF 80 TX Irons: 718 AP2 (4-9) irons | True Temper Dynamic Gold 120 Tour Issue X100 Wedges: Vokey Design SM9 (46.10F, 52.08F, 56.08M) & SM8 (61° Proto) | True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S300 Putter: Scotty Cameron Phantom X 5 tour prototype Justin Thomas The two-time major winner has played plenty of great golf at East Lake, rolling in 106 birdies or better since 2016, the most of anyone in that period. Thomas’ 1.47 SG: tee to green per round at East Lake since 2017 is the best of anyone in that span, to go along with a top 10 finish in each of his six appearances in Atlanta since 2016. What’s in Justin Thomas’ Titleist Golf Bag? Golf Ball: Pro V1x Driver: TSR3 10.0° | Mitsubishi Chemical Diamana ZF 60 TX-Flex Fairway Metals: TS3 15.0° and 915 Fd 18.0° Irons: NEW T100 (4) and 621JT (5-9) Wedges: New Vokey Design SM9 46.10F (@ 47.5°), 52.12F (@ 52.5°), 56.14F (@ 57.0°) and WedgeWorks 60T (@ 60.5°) Putter: Scotty Cameron X5.5 prototype Cameron Young On the shortlist for PGA Tour Rookie of the Year, Young is averaging over 330 yards on all drives through the first two playoff events this season, best of any player. He’s also 4 th on Tour this year in both putts per round (28.19) and in birdie or better conversion percentage (36.2%). What’s in Cameron Young’s Titleist Golf Bag? Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1 Left Dot Driver: NEW TSR3 10.0° | Tensei 1K Pro White 70 TX Fairway Metals: NEW TSR3 16.5° | Tensei 1K Pro White 80 TX Irons: T200 2 Iron (Utility) | Tensei CK 100 TX | T200 4 Iron | 620 CB 5 Iron | 620 MB 6-9 Irons | Nippon NS Pro Modus3 Tour 130 X Wedges: NEW Vokey Design SM9 48.10F, 52.12F, 58.08M, 60T | Nippon NS Pro Modus3 Tour 130 X Putter: Scotty Cameron Phantom X 11 Knuckle Neck tour prototype putter Jordan Spieth The 2015 Tour Champion, Spieth is making his 7 th start at East Lake this week. He’s up 23 spots this season compared to last in SG: tee-to-green per round and is in the top five in getting up and down out of the rough this season at just under 65% of the time. What’s in Jordan Spieth’s Titleist Golf Bag? Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1x Driver: TSi3 10.0° | Fujikura Ventus Blue 6 X Fairway Metal: NEW TSR3 15.0°| Fujikura Ventus TR Blue 7 X Utility Iron: NEW T100•S 3-iron Irons: NEW T100 4-9 | True Temper Project X 6.5 Wedges: NEW Vokey Design SM9 46.08F PW | True Temper Project X 6.5 and NEW Vokey Design SM9 52.08F & 56.10S, SM7 WedgeWorks 60T wedges | True Temper Project X 6.0 Putter: Scotty Cameron 009 tour prototype putter Max Homa A two-time winner this season, Homa is making his first career appearance at the Tour Championship this year. Homa has seen considerable leaps this year, jumping almost 60 spots in SG: total per round and 119 spots in putt make percentage from four to eight feet compared to last year. What’s in Max Homa’s Titleist Golf Bag? Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1 Driver: NEW TSR3 10.0° | Fujikura Ventus 6 Black X Fairway Metals: NEW TSR2 15.0° | Alidla Rogue Black 130 MSI 80 TX Irons: NEW T100•S 3-4 | KBS TOUR $-Taper 130 X, NEW T100 5-iron | KBS TOUR $-Taper 130 X, and 620 MB 6-9| KBS TOUR $-Taper 130 X Wedges: NEW Vokey Design SM9 46.10F | KBS TOUR $-Taper 130 X and NEW Vokey Design SM9 50.12F, 56.14F, 60.04L | KBS Hi Rev 2.0 125 S Putter: Scotty Cameron Phantom X 5.5 tour prototype
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PGA TOUR | BMW Championship Titleist Brand Ambassador Patrick Cantlay won the BMW Championship for the second straight season, making birdie on the 17th hole Sunday at Wilmington Country Club on his way to a one-shot victory. Playing a Pro V1x golf ball and full bag of Titleist equipment, Cantlay became the first player to successfully defend a FedEx Cup Playoffs event, following last year’s playoff victory at Caves Valley. It marked the eighth-career PGA TOUR title for Cantlay, who finished the week 14 under after four rounds in the 60’s (68-68-65-69). For the week, he finished second in Strokes Gained: Tee to Green (+8.821), third in SG: Off the Tee (+4.011), sixth in SG: Approach (+5.173) and T2 in Scrambling (80%). Cantlay, also the defending TOUR Championship and FedEx Cup winner, enters next week’s finale at No. 2 in the FedEx Cup rankings. What’s in Patrick Cantlay’s Titleist Golf Bag? Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1x Driver: TS3 9.5° | Mitsubishi Diamana ZF 60 TX Fairway: 915F 15.0° | Mitsubishi Diamana ZF 70 TX Hybrid: TS2 21.0° | Mitsubishi Diamana ZF 80 TX Irons: 718 AP2 (4-9) irons | True Temper Dynamic Gold 120 Tour Issue X100 Wedges: Vokey SM7 46.10F, 52.08F & SM9 56.08M (@57), WedgeWorks 60T wedges | True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S300 Putter: Scotty Cameron Phantom X 5 tour prototype SEVEN IN A ROW FOR TITLEIST GOLF BALL PLAYERS With Cantlay's victory, Titleist Pro V1 and Pro V1x golf ball players have now won seven consecutive events on the PGA TOUR and 31 times overall this season. On Sunday, Cantlay and fellow Pro V1x player Scott Stallings , who finished second by one shot, topped a leader board that featured Titleist golf ball players in six of the top-7 positions. CANTLAY ON PERFORMANCE, CONSISTENCY OF PRO V1 x www.instagram.com/.../ “Pro V1x has been the right fit for me because it's the best. I think it’s the best ball that I’ve ever played. I don’t think twice about it when I tee it up. I just know that it’s the best golf ball.” “I want the golf ball to feel consistent, so I want it to do the same thing the most amount of times over and over and over again. That way, it’s predictable. I think golf ball being a fixed variable for what I do is very important. There’s always equipment changes going on or tweaks to suit conditions or suit maybe holes in your game. And so, the golf ball being a constant opposed to also a variable is really important to me. And having it perform well when you hit it solid and when you mishit it slightly, and not seeing a big difference between spin numbers or launch numbers when you do inevitably miss a couple, that’s really important for shooting good scores.” “If you hit a 5-iron, even if you hit it out of the bunker and scuff it up a little bit, you’re still hitting the same 5-iron, so you don’t worry about that component. With golf ball, it’s not necessarily a sure thing, because it is a new golf ball every time you put it in. I might play six different golf balls in a round of golf. And so, the quality control I think is extremely important and something maybe that I take for granted, because I know how difficult it is to replicate something time after time after time. Not having even a percent difference between any of the golf balls in a dozen must be particularly difficult. It’s something that at this point, I don’t even think about. I trust that all the golf balls are exactly the same and are going to perform exactly the same. And that gives me a ton of confidence, so much so that I don’t even think about it when I switch golf balls out there.” 12 STRAIGHT WINS FOR VOKEY WEDGE PLAYERS ON PGA TOUR Playing a set of four Vokey Design wedges, Cantlay became the 12th-consecutive winner on the PGA TOUR to have at least one Vokey in the bag (and 32nd overall this season). He finished the week sixth in Strokes Gained: Approach (+5.173) and T2 in Scrambling (80%). “You’re always looking for a little edge on controlling distance and I was able to control the flight and distance really well with the SM9, and so it went straight in the bag,” said Cantlay, after making the switch to his new SM9 56.08M at the Sentry Tournament of Champions. (He put his SM9 WedgeWorks 60T in play for the first time at the Masters.) “When you’re testing a new wedge you want to see that it’s interacting with the turf the right way and is able to perform no matter what kind of shot you’re hitting. And I feel very comfortable that this wedge does that.” CANTLAY’S SUCCESS CONTINUES WITH PHANTOM X 5 A year ago at the BMW Championship, Cantlay – playing his Scotty Cameron Phantom X 5 tour prototype putter – gained more strokes putting (+14.6) than any player in a single tournament since they began tracking the statistic in 2004. The success has continued throughout 2022. Heading into next week’s season finale, he ranks third in One-Putt Percentage (43.33%), while leading the TOUR in Approach Putt Performance (lag putting). He’s second in Birdie or Better Conversion Percentage at 37.21%. Cantlay was a perfect 15-for-15 from inside seven feet on Sunday and was T-4 for the week in putting from 10-15 feet (57.1%), as he made it 21 wins for Scotty Cameron players this season on the PGA TOUR, more than any other competitor. Cantlay first switched to his Phantom X 5 mid-mallet model last April at the Zurich Classic, seeking added stability through the putter’s compact wingback construction. Three starts later, he used it to win The Memorial. “A little different for me, I switched over into a mallet,” said Cantlay, who for years had played a blade-style Newport 2 GSS tour prototype. “It’s more face-balanced, so it felt just a little easier to aim and it felt a little easier to swing just straight back and straight through. Launch conditions have been really good and I’ve been making some putts.” Cantlay’s Memorial-winning Phantom X 5 featured a double bend shaft without alignment features. Following the second round of the 2021 Northern Trust, Cantlay switched into his current Phantom X 5 configuration with a sight line on the topline (like the stock model). Around that time, Cantlay also began marking a line on his Pro V1x golf ball to help with alignment on short putts. DP WORLD TOUR | D+D Real Czech Masters Max Kieffer (Pro V1) won his first DP World Tour title, posting a final round 6-under 66 including a birdie on the 17th hole to win by one shot. Kieffer led the field in Strokes Gained: Around the Green (+1.86 per round), while finishing seventh in Scrambling (83.33%). Eleven of the top-12 finishers trusted a Titleist golf ball in Prague, while three of the top five gamed a NEW TSR driver, including Titleist Brand Ambassadors Tapio Pulkannen (TSR2), Louis De Jager (TSR2) and Zander Lombard (TSR3). LADIES EUROPEAN TOUR | Aramco Team Series Sotogrande Titleist Brand Ambassador Nelly Korda came from seven shots back to start the final round, closing in 5-under 67 to win by three shots. Fellow Titleist Brand Ambassadors Jessica Korda and Pauline Roussin-Bouchard finished in a tie for second. What’s in Nelly Korda’s Titleist Golf Bag? Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1 golf ball Driver: TSi1 10.0° | Graphite Design Tour AD IZ 6 S Fairway Metals: TSi2 16.5° | Fujikura Ventus Red 70 S and TSi2 21.0° fairway | Mitsubishi Tensei AV Raw Blue 75 S Irons: T100 5-PW | Aerotech SteelFiber i80cw F4 Wedges: Vokey SM8 50.08F, 54.10S, 58.08M | Aerotech SteelFiber i95cw S Putter: Scotty Cameron Special Select Squareback 2 tour prototype PGA TOUR Champions | DICK’s Sporting Goods Open Padraig Harrington (Pro V1) posted three rounds of 67 or better – making just one bogey over his final 36 holes – to earn his second PGA TOUR Champions title of 2022. Harrington, 50, closed with a bogey-free 67 to win by three shots over Thongchai Jaidee (Pro V1x) and Mike Weir (Pro V1x Left Dash) , leading a 1-2-3 finish for Titleist golf ball players. Harrington made 20 birdies over the three rounds and finished the week 4th in Scrambling (86.67%) while going 2-for-2 in sand saves. CHAMPION WINS WITH NEW TSR DRIVER The winner of the DICK’s Sporting Goods Open gamed a NEW TSR3 9.0° driver, marking the first win on PGA TOUR Champions for the new TSR models. Over the three rounds in New York, he led the field in Driving Distance at 323 yards. KORN FERRY TOUR | Albertsons Boise Open Playing a Titleist Pro V1 Left Dot golf ball, the winner of the Albertsons Boise Open captured his first-career Korn Ferry Tour victory after posting a career-low 8-under 63 Sunday and emerging victorious from a three-man, all-Titleist playoff. The winner – who finished the four rounds at 21 under, along with Titleist Brand Ambassador Philip Knowles (Pro V1) and MJ Daffue (Pro V1x) – prevailed with a par on the first playoff hole at Hillcrest CC. Japan Golf Tour | Shigeo Nagashima Invitational Sega Sammy Cup This week’s winner on the Japan Golf Tour used a Titleist TSi3 driver (10.0°) and Vokey Design SM8 58-degree lob wedge, posting a final-round 67 to win by two. Tomoharu Otsuki (Pro V1) finished solo second after a closing 7-under 65. Asian Tour | International Series Korea Taehoon Ok (Pro V1) birdied the final hole Sunday to earn his first Asian Tour victory. Ok, 23, rolled his Pro V1 in from 5 feet for birdie on the 18th hole at Lotte Skyhill CC to close in 3-under 68 and finish the week at 15 under, one shot clear of Bio Kim (Pro V1x) . “I asked my caddie on 17 if he really thought I can birdie 18 and he said, ‘go for it’,” Ok said. “I have learned a lot by playing in the final pairings recently so that really helped.” It was a 1-2-3 finish for Titleist golf ball players, as Titleist Brand Ambassador Trevor Simsby (Pro V1x) finished another shot back in third. Eleven of the 14 players finishing T10 or better trusted a Titleist ball for the week. SUNSHINE TOUR | Sunbet Challenge Albert Venter (Pro V1) captured his second Sunshine Tour win while leading a 1-2-3-4-5 finish for Titleist golf ball players. Venter opened with a 9-under 63 on his way to a six-shot victory. Pro V1 players Ruan Korb and Titleist Brand Ambassador Estiaan Conradie finished second and third, respectively, with Titleist golf ball players claiming the top-five positions on the leader board. CHINA TOUR | Shenyang International Open Pro V1x loyalist Zihan She earned his first China Tour victory while leading a 1-2-3 finish for Titleist golf ball players. She, the only player to finish the week at even par, won by one shot over Jia Zhang (Pro V1x) . Yang Tong (Pro V1x) finished another shot back in third. Titleist golf ball players made up 11 of the top 12 finishers at Shenyang Century Golf Club, as 96 percent of the field trusted a Titleist golf ball. AMATEUR | U.S. Amateur The winner of the U.S. Amateur trusted his Pro V1 golf ball to a 1-up victory in the all-Titleist golf ball final at Ridgewood Country Club. The champion, ranked third in the World Amateur Golf Ranking coming into the week, hit his approach on the 36th hole to 12 feet and two-putted for the halve to claim the Havemeyer Trophy. The runner-up, playing a Pro V1x golf ball and 13 Titleist clubs, battled back from a 5-down deficit early in the day, birdieing the 35th hole to extend the match to No. 36. TITLEIST SWEEPS EQUIPMENT COUNTS AT U.S. AMATEUR Titleist was the overwhelming #1 golf ball and most played brand in every major equipment category as the field of 312 players chased history at Ridgewood Country Club. This season on the PGA TOUR, Titleist has topped every major equipment category three times, and 26 times since the start of the 2019 calendar year – a feat that has never been matched by any other brand. Titleist also swept the counts across this summer’s seven Elite Amateur Series events, the six NCAA Men’s Regional Championships and the U.S. Junior Championship. At the U.S. Women’s Amateur, Titleist was also the most played golf ball, driver (T1), hybrid , utility iron , wedge and putter . This week in New Jersey: A total of 271 players (87%) teed up a Pro V1 , Pro V1x , Pro V1 Left Dot or Pro V1x Left Dash , more than 11 times the nearest competitor (24) – including the champion, all four semifinalists, seven of the eight quarterfinalists and three of the stroke-play co-medalists. There were more Titleist drivers (121/39%), fairways (121 players/39%) and hybrids (36/40%) in players’ bags than any other brand – with a total of 285 (39%) total metalwoods in play, compared to 188 for the nearest competitor. Titleist was the most played utility iron with 118 (65%), more than five times the nearest competitor (23), with T200 (Utility Build) being the most popular model. Titleist irons were the top choice of U.S. Amateur contestants with 125 (40%) sets in play, more than double the nearest competitor (59). T100 irons were the most trusted model. There were more Vokey Design gap, sand and lob wedges (544/59%) in play than all other brands combined. More players trusted Scotty Cameron putters (102/33%) than any other brand, compared to 68 for the nearest competitor. ... #TeamTitleist
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There were no blues in Memphis for Team Titleist at the FedEx St. Jude Championship. Putting on a ball striking clinic with their all-Titleist setups, Brand Ambassadors Will Zalatoris (9.39), Cameron Young (8.39) and Justin Thomas (8.30) finished the week ranking 1, 2 and 3 in Strokes Gained: Tee to Green. Leading the trio, and the champion of the event, Will Zalatoris put his trust in a Pro V1, new TSR3 driver and more – carding the 6 th straight PGA Tour win for Titleist golf ball players this season, the 4 th for new TSR drivers in 8 weeks, and the 11 th consecutive win for Vokey Design Wedges. “When you play the best golf ball, you’re able to do what you want,” Zalatoris said of his Pro V1. “And so, off the tee it matches up with my high speed, playing the V as opposed to the X. X spins just a little too much for me, but the V just fits me perfectly." This week in Memphis, Zalatoris gained nearly two strokes on the field (+1.815) with the combination of his Pro V1 and NEW TSR3 8.0 driver while averaging 321.2 yards off the tee. Said Zalatoris of his new TSR driver: “I literally took my old shaft and plugged it into the new TSR, and I immediately saw results. The mishits for me were exponentially better. I mean, I was already seeing mishits go about seven, eight yards farther.” Also gaming a full set of Titleist was Brand Ambassador Cameron Young, who currently sits at 13 th in the FedEx Cup rankings. Young puts his trust in a Pro V1 Left Dot golf ball and new TSR3 driver amongst his full Titleist golf bag. “The spin is just right for me,” said Young on his golf ball. “I was looking for just a little more and this one fit a really nice gap. It gives me the most control over my irons and helps me get a little more distance with the driver. I know that, especially into the wind and on windier days, the lower flighted shots I get really consistent performance.” During his breakout rookie season, Young has five runner-up finishes, ranks second on the PGA Tour in Strokes Gained: Off the Tee (+0.982), the top five for driving distance (318.6 yards), and 13 th in Strokes Gained: Total (+1.419). “I made the switch immediately,” said Young on his new TSR3 10° driver. “I loved it right off the bat, both the sound and feel. It felt like a hammer compared to the old one. It’s really rewarding for me to hit. When I hit it properly, I can keep a lot of spin off it and make it go pretty far.” Justin Thomas became the latest player this past week at TPC Southwind to make the switch to a new TSR driver, trusting a TSR3 10°. During the first two rounds, Thomas led the field in Strokes Gained: Off the Tee and gained almost three shots (+2.999) on the field by the end of the FedEx St. Jude Championship. “It’s obviously an interesting time of year to make a driver change, heading into the playoffs, but after some really great testing early on with TSR3, JT was able to spend some more time with it after the Open Championship,” said J.J. Van Wezenbeeck, Titleist’s Director of Player Promotions . Said Thomas, to PGATOUR.com, after his first competitive round with the new model in play: “The biggest difference is the spin. When I heel it, it doesn’t spin crazy high and when I toe it, it’s somehow spinning a little more. It’s unbelievable in terms of misses.” Thomas also plays a Pro V1x golf ball, which he made the change to in December of 2020 at the Mayakoba Golf Classic. “I feel like [the Pro V1x] is able to kind of pick up on some of the areas that I was trying to improve in terms of I was trying to get a little bit more height on the ball, trying to be able to hold greens a little bit better when they get firm or with long irons, and I feel like this ball has been able to do that for me,” said Thomas. Check out their full Titleist setups below. What’s in Will Zalatoris’ Titleist Golf Bag? Golf Ball: Pro V1 Driver: TSR3 8.0° with a Fujikura Speeder 757 TR X shaft Fairway Metal: TSR2+ 13.0° with a Fujikura Atmos 8 Red shaft Utility iron: T200 3-iron Irons: T100 4-PW with Dynamic Gold X100 Tour Issue shafts Wedges: New Vokey Design SM9 50.08F, 54.10S at 55, 60T with Dynamic Gold X100 Tour Issue shafts Putter: Scotty Cameron Phantom X 11 Tour Prototype What’s in Cameron Young’s Titleist Golf Bag? Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1 Left Dot Driver: NEW TSR3 10.0° | Tensei 1K Pro White 70 TX Fairway Metals: NEW TSR3 16.5° | Tensei 1K Pro White 80 TX Irons: T200 2 Iron (Utility) | Tensei CK 100 TX | T200 4 Iron | 620 CB 5 Iron | 620 MB 6-9 Irons | Nippon NS Pro Modus3 Tour 130 X Wedges: NEW Vokey Design SM9 48.10F, 52.12F, 58.08M, 60T | Nippon NS Pro Modus3 Tour 130 X Putter: Scotty Cameron Phantom X 11 Knuckle Neck tour prototype putter What’s in Justin Thomas’ Titleist Golf Bag? Golf Ball: Pro V1x Driver: TSR3 10.0° | Mitsubishi Chemical Diamana ZF 60 TX-Flex Fairway Metals: TS3 15.0° and 915 Fd 18.0° Irons: NEW T100 (4) and 621JT (5-9) Wedges: New Vokey Design SM9 46.10F (@ 47.5°), 52.12F (@ 52.5°), 56.14F (@ 57.0°) and WedgeWorks 60T (@ 60.5°) Putter: Scotty Cameron X5.5 prototype
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Hey Team Titleist, After an exciting breakthrough victory for Will Zalatoris in Memphis, we move deeper into the playoffs with the PGA Tour visiting Wilmington Country Club in Delaware for the BMW Championship. Let’s take a look at the equipment and numbers that have Team Titleist competing for the FedEx Cup. Joohyung Kim Qualifying for the playoffs with a clutch win at the Wyndham Championship, 20-year-old Kim has shown experience beyond his years this season on the PGA Tour. Since the beginning of July, he’s rolled in 113 bridies or better, and has 16 rounds in the 60s, tied for the most of anyone in that span. Kim enters the week 26 th in the FedEx Cup rankings. What’s in Joohyung Kim’s Titleist Golf Bag? Golf Ball: Pro V1x Driver: TSR3 9.0° | Fujikura Atmos Black 6 X Fairway Metal: TSR3 13.5° | Mitsubishi Tensei 1K White 70 X Utility iron: T200 2-3 irons | Fujikura Ventus Black Hybrid 10 TX (2) |True Temper Project X 6.5 Irons: T100 4-9 irons | True Temper Project X 6.0 Wedges: New Vokey Design SM9 46.10F | True Temper Project X 6.0 | 52.12F, WedgeWorks 60A |True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 Putter: Scotty Cameron TourType Timeless GSS tour prototype putter Patrick Cantlay With 10 top 10 finishes this season (tied for most on the PGA Tour) and as the reigning FedEx Cup Champion, Cantlay is no stranger to being in the mix. Since 2019, in FedEx Cup Playoff events Cantlay has gained just under a shot per round in strokes gained short game, best of any player in that span. He also led the field at last year’s BMW Championship in strokes gained putting, with over 14 strokes gained at Caves Valley CC last year. What’s in Patrick Cantlay’s Titleist Golf Bag? Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1x Driver: TS3 9.5° | Mitsubishi Diamana ZF 60 TX Fairway: 915F 15.0° | Mitsubishi Diamana ZF 70 TX Hybrid: TS2 21.0° | Mitsubishi Diamana ZF 80 TX Irons: 718 AP2 (4-9) irons | True Temper Dynamic Gold 120 Tour Issue X100 Wedges: Vokey Design SM9 (46.10F, 52.08F, 56.08M) & SM8 (61° Proto) | True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S300 Putter: Scotty Cameron Phantom X 5 tour prototype Justin Thomas Thomas has 343 total birdies or better in the FedEx Cup Playoffs since 2017, most of any player during that span. He also leads the PGA Tour in strokes gained tee to green per round in playoff events since 2017 (+1.52) and led the field in total strokes gained around the green last week at TPC Southwind (+4.46). What’s in Justin Thomas’ Titleist Golf Bag? Golf Ball: Pro V1x Driver: TSR3 10.0° | Mitsubishi Chemical Diamana ZF 60 TX-Flex Fairway Metals: TS3 15.0° and 915 Fd 18.0° Irons: NEW T100 (4) and 621JT (5-9) Wedges: New Vokey Design SM9 46.10F (@ 47.5°), 52.12F (@ 52.5°), 56.14F (@ 57.0°) and WedgeWorks 60T (@ 60.5°) Putter: Scotty Cameron X5.5 prototype Will Zalatoris Breaking through for his first PGA Tour victory last week in Memphis, the floodgates could be open for the 2021 rookie of the year. Zalatoris leads the PGA Tour this season in strokes gained approach and is second in strokes gained tee to green. At the FedEx St. Jude Championship, he led the field in strokes gained tee to green, approach, average proximity from 50-125 yards, and lag putting to help secure his victory. What’s in Will Zalatoris’ Titleist Golf Bag? Golf Ball: Pro V1 Driver: TSR3 8.0° with a Fujikura Speeder 757 TR X shaft Fairway Metal: TSR2+ 13.0° with a Fujikura Atmos 8 Red shaft Utility iron: T200 3-iron Irons: T100 4-PW with Dynamic Gold X100 Tour Issue shafts Wedges: New Vokey Design SM9 50.08F, 54.10S at 55, 60T with Dynamic Gold X100 Tour Issue shafts Putter: Scotty Cameron Phantom X 11 Tour Prototype Cameron Young Since the beginning of March, Young has gained over one shot off the tee per round on the PGA Tour, best of any player in that span. His ball striking has been elite, as he also leads the PGA Tour in driving distance – all drives and was first in the field at the FedEx St. Jude Championship in average proximity to the hole, averaging just under 26 feet. What’s in Cameron Young’s Titleist Golf Bag? Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1 Left Dot Driver: NEW TSR3 10.0° | Tensei 1K Pro White 70 TX Fairway Metals: NEW TSR3 16.5° | Tensei 1K Pro White 80 TX Irons: T200 2 Iron (Utility) | Tensei CK 100 TX | T200 4 Iron | 620 CB 5 Iron | 620 MB 6-9 Irons | Nippon NS Pro Modus3 Tour 130 X Wedges: NEW Vokey Design SM9 48.10F, 52.12F, 58.08M, 60T | Nippon NS Pro Modus3 Tour 130 X Putter: Scotty Cameron Phantom X 11 Knuckle Neck tour prototype putter Sungjae Im No one has more rounds in the 60s on the PGA Tour since the beginning of the 2018-2019 than Im with 215. He has over 1,700 bridies during that span, also most of anyone, and lead the field last week in Memphis with 4.73 strokes gained off the tee. What’s in Sungjae Im’s Titleist Golf Bag? Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1x Driver: TSi2 8.0° | Graphite Design Tour AD DI 7 X Fairway Metal: TS3 15.0°| Graphite Design Tour AD DI 8 X |818 H2 19.0° hybrid | Graphite Design Tour AD DI Hybrid 105 X Irons: NEW T100 3-9 | True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 Wedges: Vokey Design SM7 46.10F (@47), 54.08M (@53), 60.04L wedges | True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 Putter: Scotty Cameron Flowback 5 tour prototype putter
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PGA TOUR | FedEx St. Jude Championship Titleist Brand Ambassador Will Zalatoris vaulted to the top of the FedExCup Playoffs standings and into the Top 10 of the Official World Golf Ranking (No. 9), claiming his first PGA TOUR title on the third hole of a playoff Sunday in Memphis. Zalatoris – gaming a Pro V1 golf ball and all-Titleist setup, including a NEW TSR driver and fairway, T200 and T100 irons, Vokey Design SM9 wedges and Scotty Cameron Phantom X putter – played his final 54 holes of the week in 16 under, posting a final-round 4-under 66 Sunday to force the extra session. Over the four days at TPC Southwind, Zalatoris, 25, topped the field in Strokes Gained: Tee to Green (+8.37) and SG: Approach (+7.73). What's In Will Zalatoris' Titleist Golf Bag? www.youtube.com/watch Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1 Driver: NEW TSR3 8.0° | Fujikura Speeder 661 TR X Fairway Metal: NEW TSR2+ 13° | Fujikura Ventus 8 Blue X Utility Iron: T200 3 | Nippon NS Pro Modus 3 Irons: T100 4-PW | Dynamic Gold X100 Tour Issue Wedges: NEW Vokey Design SM9 50.08F, 54.10F (at 55), WedgeWorks 60T | Dynamic Gold X100 Tour Issue Putter: Scotty Cameron Phantom X 11 (Long) tour prototype ZALATORIS ON HIS PRO V1; SIX STRAIGHT WINS FOR TITLEIST GOLF BALL PLAYERS Zalatoris' breakthrough victory at the FedEx St. Jude Championship marked the sixth straight victory for Titleist golf ball players on the PGA TOUR and Win No. 30 for Pro V1 and Pro V1x players overall this season. “When you play the best golf ball you’re able to do what you want,” Zalatoris said. “And so off the tee it matches up with my high speed, playing the V as opposed to the X. X spins just a little too much for me, but the V just fits me perfectly. With the irons, I know how it’s going to come out of the rough, if it’s going to come out a little hot, a little spiny, same thing. Super most important part for me is with the wedges because being as high spin and as much speed as I have, I know exactly what shot I’m going to hit, when it’s going to do a little drop and stop, and when it’s going to spin back.” ZALATORIS WINS WITH NEW TSR DRIVER; 4TH WIN IN 8 WEEKS FOR NEW TITLEIST MODEL Zalatoris' victory Sunday using his NEW TSR driver marked victory No. 4 for the new Titleist driver models in just eight weeks since making their PGA TOUR debut at the Travelers Championship . Zalatoris joins last week’s Wyndham Championship winner Joohyung "Tom" Kim ( TSR3 9.0°), as well as Cameron Smith ( TSR3 10.0°/ Open Championship ) and J.T. Poston ( TSR3 9.0°/ John Deere Classic ) in the TSR winner’s circle. In total, Titleist drivers have been used to win 15 events this season on the PGA TOUR, more than any other competitor. This week in Memphis, Zalatoris gained nearly two strokes on the field (+1.815) with his NEW TSR3 8.0° driver while averaging 321.2 yards off the tee. Said Zalatoris: “I literally took my old shaft and plugged it into the new TSR and I immediately saw results. The mishits for me were exponentially better. I mean, I was already seeing mishits go about seven, eight yards farther. I have a lot of distance but bringing it in left-to-right was something that was huge for me.” “I mean, it was a no brainer. It was pretty similar to my TSi and it was better, which I didn't think we could do… With being one of the longer guys on tour, the better I can do in terms of bringing it in from side-to-side and make my dispersion be that much tighter is exactly what I’m looking for. And so being able to hit shots that before might have maybe been in the left rough or the right rough, now all of a sudden I’m seeing a few more go on the fairway, which is just a couple more birdie chances a round.” JUSTIN THOMAS MAKES SWITCH TO NEW TSR DRIVER Titleist Brand Ambassador Justin Thomas became the latest player to make the switch to a NEW TSR driver, putting his NEW TSR3 10.0° model in play for the first time Thursday at TPC Southwind. Over the first 36 holes, Thomas led the field in Strokes Gained: Off the Tee, gaining nearly three strokes (+2.999) on the field when all was said and done Sunday. He finished the week third overall in SG: Tee to Green (+8.295). “It’s obviously an interesting time of year to make a driver change, heading into the playoffs, but after some really great testing early on with TSR3, JT was able to spend some more time with it after the Open Championship,” said J.J. Van Wezenbeeck, Titleist’s Director of Player Promotions . “The top priority for JT with driver is performance on all of the variety of shots he likes to hit, from the low, piercing cut to the high draw and everything in between. He’s also looking for that classic shaping, a very clean look, and a driver that sounds great. TSR checked all of those boxes for him. “He clearly had great results with TSi, he won a major with it this year, but with TSR he’s seen an uptick in ball speed with just incredible consistency off the face. He keeps mentioning how consistent his speed, launch and spin numbers are on off-center hits. For a tour player who’s trying to hit a variety of shots on these very difficult golf courses, it’s that consistency that really allows him to perform at his best.” Said Thomas, to PGATOUR.com, after Round 1: “The biggest difference is the spin. When I heel it, it doesn’t spin crazy high and when I toe it, it’s somehow spinning a little more. It’s unbelievable in terms of misses.” Thomas’ Driver: NEW TSR3 10.0° | Mitsubishi Diamana ZF 60 TX | D•1 SureFit hosel setting ZALATORIS WINS WITH NEW TSR2+ FAIRWAY METAL In addition to his NEW TSR3 driver, Zalatoris also had a NEW TSR2+ 13.0° fairway metal in the bag. “This is an absolute rocket,” Zalatoris said. “I love this thing. We tried it at the Scottish Open this year and it’s the best 3-wood I’ve ever had. It’s pretty cool to be able to have something besides driver that I can hit off the tee and basically hit it as far as I want. And then if I need to hit high and soft into greens, I can do that as well.” 11 STRAIGHT WINS FOR VOKEY WEDGE PLAYERS ON PGA TOUR Zalatoris became the 11th-consecutive winner on the PGA TOUR to have at least one Vokey in the bag, gaming three NEW SM9's in Memphis. Zalatoris bested the field in average proximity from 50-125 yards (9'4" on nine attempts) while finishing eighth in Scrambling at 76.19 percent. Overall, Vokey wedge players have combined for 31 wins on the 2021-22 PGA TOUR, compared to eight for the nearest competitor. Zalatoris plays SM9 50.08F, 54.10S (@55), WedgeWorks 60T models. Said Zalatoris: “With SM9, it’s basically exactly what I wanted to see out of my wedges. They come out a little bit lower with a little more spin. The flight came down probably like five or six feet, but it added a bunch of spin so it worked out perfect. Especially getting back into the wind, I can flight something a little bit lower and it’ll grab just exactly how I want it to.” “I play a 50-55-60 setup. I’ve got a 50.08, really good for me because it just fits a gapping between my pitching wedge and the 54. The 54, I’ve got the 10-degree S grind. And then with the 60, I’ve got the T grind, which is awesome, because it’s very versatile. It lays super close to the ground, I’m able to lay it open, I’m able to trap it, hit a low, put a bunch of spin on it. And so it’s really versatile for me.” ZALATORIS ON HIS T100 IRONS, T200 UTILITY Zalatoris , who bested the field in Strokes Gained: Approach (+7.73) at TPC Southwind, carries a set of T100 irons in addition to a T200 (Utility Build) 3-iron. Zalatoris on his T100s: “Love these irons. I’m a high spin guy and the cavity back helps me bring the ball down, and my distance control is just so consistent, which is the most important thing when it comes to an iron. The feel is amazing. I also love that they have a kink less offset, and that is massive for me, because specifically out of the rough, it got rid of flyers.” Zalatoris on his T200: “It’s just so versatile. If we’re playing somewhere fast and firm and I’ve got to keep something under the wind, I’m able to bring it down low. And if I’m hitting something into a par-5, I’m able to throw it up high and be able to stop it on a green. And that’s exactly what I’m looking for. I’ve always liked playing more of an iron look as opposed to being a hybrid guy and to have something that versatile for me is huge. And it’s the most versatile hybrid iron I’ve ever played.” ZALATORIS WINS WITH PHANTOM X; 20 WINS FOR SCOTTY CAMERON PLAYERS THIS SEASON Zalatoris' victory Sunday with his Scotty Cameron Phantom X 11 tour prototype made it 20 wins for Scotty Cameron players this season on the PGA TOUR, more than any other competitor. It was just one year earlier at TPC Southwind – at the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational – that Zalatoris put a new Phantom X 11 in play for the first time. On Sunday, Zalatoris rolled in a clutch 10-footer for par on 18 to make the playoff, then dropped another 10-footer for par on the second playoff hole to extend the match. His 7-footer on the third playoff hole sealed the victory. For the week, Zalatoris led the field in approach putt performance (also known as lag putting). “Immediately when I was hitting putts [with it for the first time], I knew exactly where the putt was going to go. Right off the face, I can feel the putt distance-wise and that’s super important,” Zalatoris said. “When it comes to testing for me, it’s all feel. It was a putter that the second I put it down, I felt like I could see the line super well. I put a line on my ball and seeing that ball roll end over end, it’s a pretty good feeling when you strike a putt and it goes in dead center.” “Players just love the way the 11 sits on the ground,” said Scotty Cameron Rep Drew Page . “When you put it down, it doesn’t open, it doesn’t close, it just sets up so easily.” LPGA/LET | ISPS Handa World Championship Maja Stark won the ISPS Handa World Championship (women’s division), making 10 final-round birdies with her Pro V1 golf ball, posting a 10-under 63 to win by five shots. Stark hit 10 of 14 fairways and 15 of 18 greens on Sunday, led a 1-through-10 sweep for Titleist Pro V1 and Pro V1x players at the top of the leader board. DP WORLD TOUR | ISPS Handa World Championship Playing a Pro V1 golf ball, the winner of the ISPS Handa World Championship (men’s division) shot a final round 1-under 69 to finish at 12 under for the week and secure his second DP World Tour victory of the year, while leading a 1-2-3 finish for Titleist golf ball players. In addition to his Pro V1, the winner also relied on four Vokey Design SM9 wedges (46.10F, 52.08F, 56.10S, 60.10S) and a Scotty Cameron Phantom X 7.5 putter. KORN FERRY TOUR | Pinnacle Bank Championship Robby Shelton (Pro V1 Left Dot) carded a final round 6-under 65 to win the Korn Ferry Tour’s regular season finale by one shot over Titleist Brand Ambassador Ben Taylor . Kevin Dougherty (Pro V1 Left Dot) finished another shot back, making it a 1-2-3 finish for Titleist golf ball players in Omaha. TITLEIST LEADS THE WAY AMONG KORN FERRY TOUR GRADUATES Both Shelton and Taylor finished inside the Top 25 on the KFT’s regular season points list, as 23 of the 25 players who officially secured their PGA TOUR cards for the 2022-2023 season on Sunday played at least one piece of Titleist equipment: Twenty of the 25 KFT regular season graduates were Titleist golf ball players, more than six times the nearest competitor (3); 10 grads played a Titleist driver , double the nearest competitor (5), with five of them having already made the switch to NEW TSR models; Titleist irons were the top choice of the Top 25 with nine players, more than double the nearest competitor (4); 14 players gamed at least one Vokey Design wedge, more than three times the nearest competitor (4); and Scotty Cameron was the most played putter in the regular season graduating class with nine players, compared to seven for the nearest competitor. Titleist Brand Ambassadors (KFT rank): Zecheng “Marty” Dou (4), Ben Taylor (9), Byeong Hun “Ben” An (13), Tyson Alexander (18), Trevor Cone (22), Vincent Norrman (23), Anders Albertson (25). Titleist golf ball players: Robby Shelton (2), Paul Haley II (3), Augusto Nunez (6), Justin Suh (7), Ben Griffin (8), MJ Daffue (11), Seonghyeon Kim (12), Davis Thompson (14), Erik Barnes (15), Trevor Werbylo (16), Michael Kim (19), Harrison Endycott (21), Kevin Roy (24). KOREAN TOUR | The 4TH Woosung Construction Open Titleist Brand Ambassador YongGu Shin birdied the second hole of a playoff to outlast KyungNam Kang (Pro V1) and earn his first KPGA Tour title. Shin and Kang, who finished the week at 13 under, topped a leader board that featured Titleist golf ball players in the top-6 positions. Shin’s victory with his TSR3 10.0° driver also marks the first win for NEW TSR drivers on the KPGA Tour. What’s in YongGu Shin’s Titleist Golf Bag? Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1 Driver: NEW TSR3 10.0 Fairway Metal: NEW TSR2 15.0° Utility Irons: U505 (2) and U500 (4) Irons: T100 irons (5-PW) Wedges: Vokey Design SM9 (52.12 F, 56.10 S, 60.08 M) Putter: Scotty Cameron Special Select Flowback SUNSHINE TOUR | Bain’s Whisky Ubunye Championship The team of Titleist Brand Ambassador Martin Rohwer and Merrick Bremner (Pro V1) combined for eight birdies and an eagle in Saturday’s final round, posting 10-under 62 en route to a six-shot victory. The duo finished at 28 under, six clear of runners-up Erhard Lambrechts (Pro V1x) and Combrinck Smit (Pro V1) , whose final-round 61 was the lowest of the day. Five of the six players making up the top-3 teams played a Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball. What’s in Martin Rohwer’s Titleist Golf Bag? Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1 Driver: TSi2 10.0° Fairway Metal: TSi2 15.0° and TSi3 19.0° Irons: 620 CB (4-6) & 620 MB 7-PW Wedges: Vokey Design SM9 52°, 56°, 60° Putter: Scotty Cameron Golo S5 tour prototype AMATEUR | U.S. Women’s Amateur Titleist was the overwhelming #1 golf ball and top choice of players in drivers (T1) , hybrids , utility irons , irons , wedges and putters at the U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship : A total of 130 players (83%) are teeing up a Titleist Pro V1 , Pro V1x , or AVX golf ball, 10 times the nearest competitor (13). Two of the co-medalists, and 27 of the 32 quarterfinalists, play a Titleist golf ball. No brand has more drivers in play this week than Titleist with 42 players (T1) gaming either a NEW TSR , TSi or TS model this week at Chambers Bay. TSi3 is the most played model (24). Titleist is the most played hybrid (47/25%) and utility iron (16/62%), with more T200 utility irons (13) in play than all other brands combined. Players are gaming a total of 219 Vokey Design gap, sand, and lob wedges, more than two times the nearest competitor (83). On the greens, more players are using Scotty Cameron putters (56) than any other brand, with Newport 2 and Phantom X putters as the top models. Titleist also swept all major equipment categories this year on the Elite Amateur Series as well as the NCAA Men’s Golf Championship, European Amateur and U.S. Junior Amateur. ... #TeamTitleist
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Hey Team Titleist, With the first leg of the FedExCup Playoffs underway at TPC Southwind, the best players in the world are ready to race towards East Lake and the Tour Championship. Team Titleist has an excellent crop of players in the hunt for the FedExCup, as 11 of the top 15 players in the standings are either Brand Ambassadors or ball players. Let’s take a look into the numbers and equipment that got them there this season. Cameron Smith The 2022 Champion Golfer of the Year is ranked second in the FedExCup standings and in the world. This year Smith leads the PGA Tour in birdie or better percentage (27.1%), putts per green in regulation (1.68), and is second in all strokes gained against the field per round (1.98). What’s in Cameron Smith’s Titleist Golf Bag? Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1x Driver: NEW TSR3 10.0° | Fujikura Ventus Blue 60 X Fairway Metals: TSi2 15.0° | Fujikura Ventus Blue 80 X Irons: NEW T100 5-9 | KBS Tour 130 Custom Matte Black X Wedges: NEW Vokey Design SM9 46.10F, 52.08F, 56.08M, 60T | KBS Tour 130 Custom Matte Black X Putter: Scotty Cameron 009M tour prototype Patrick Cantlay The reigning FedExCup Champion, Cantlay leads the PGA Tour this year in Top 10 finishes with 10. He’s second this season in made putt percentage inside 10 feet (90.9%) and is in the top 20 this season in both SG: Putting (9 th ) and Tee to Green (19 th ). What’s in Patrick Cantlay’s Titleist Golf Bag? Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1x Driver: TS3 9.5° | Mitsubishi Diamana ZF 60 TX Fairway: 915F 15.0° | Mitsubishi Diamana ZF 70 TX Hybrid: TS2 21.0° | Mitsubishi Diamana ZF 80 TX Irons: 718 AP2 (4-9) irons | True Temper Dynamic Gold 120 Tour Issue X100 Wedges: Vokey Design SM9 (46.10F, 52.08F, 56.08M) & SM8 (61° Proto) | True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S300 Putter: Scotty Cameron Phantom X 5 tour prototype Justin Thomas The 2022 PGA Champion, Thomas is the only player on the PGA Tour this season to average under 15 feet in average proximity from 50-125 yards (13’11”). He led the PGA Tour this season in actual scoring average (68.9) and in average proximity to the hole from the fairway (27’6”). What’s in Justin Thomas’ Titleist Golf Bag? Golf Ball: Pro V1x Driver: NEW TSR3 10.0° | Mitsubishi Chemical Diamana ZF 60 TX-Flex Fairway Metals: TS3 15.0° and 915 Fd 18.0° Irons: NEW T100 (4) and 621JT (5-9) Wedges: NEW Vokey Design SM9 46.10F (@ 47.5°), 52.12F (@ 52.5°), 56.14F (@ 57.0°) and WedgeWorks 60T (@ 60.5°) Putter: Scotty Cameron X5.5 prototype Jordan Spieth Coming in at 15 th in the FedExcup Standings, Spieth has seen increased driving distance this year by almost six yards per drive compared to last season and is averaging over 300 yards off the tee. He’s also currently fourth in scrambling from the rough (64.7%) on the PGA Tour. What’s in Jordan Spieth’s Titleist Golf Bag? Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1x Driver: TSi3 10.0° | Fujikura Ventus Blue 6 X Fairway Metal: NEW TSR3 15.0°| Fujikura Ventus TR Blue 7 X Utility Iron: NEW T100•S 3-iron Irons: NEW T100 4-9 | True Temper Project X 6.5 Wedges: NEW Vokey Design SM9 46.08F PW | True Temper Project X 6.5 and NEW Vokey Design SM9 52.08F & 56.10S, SM7 WedgeWorks 60T wedges | True Temper Project X 6.0 Putter: Scotty Cameron 009 tour prototype putter Will Zalatoris Leading the PGA Tour this season in strokes gained approach (1.01), and second in strokes gained ball striking (1.61), Zalatoris has increased his driving distance this season by over four yards per drive compared to last season and is averaging 301 yards off the tee. What’s in Will Zalatoris’ Titleist Golf Bag? Golf Ball: Pro V1 Driver: NEW TSR3 8.0° | Fujikura Speeder 757 TR X shaft Fairway Metal: NEW TSR2+ 13.0° | Fujikura Atmos 8 Red shaft Utility iron: T200 3-iron | Nippon NS Pro Modus 3 Irons: NEW T100 4-PW | Dynamic Gold X100 Tour Issue shafts Wedges: NEW Vokey Design SM9 50.08F, 54.10S at 55, 60T | Dynamic Gold X100 Tour Issue shafts Putter: Scotty Cameron Phantom X 11 Tour Prototype Cameron Young At the tail end of a suberb rookie campaign on the PGA Tour, Young has seven top three finishes the season, tied for most among all players. He’s second this season in strokes gained off the tee (0.97) and led the PGA Tour this year in percentage of yardage covered by tee shots (66.4%). What’s in Cameron Young’s Titleist Golf Bag? Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1 Left Dot Driver: NEW TSR3 10.0° | Tensei 1K Pro White 70 TX Fairway Metals: NEW TSR3 16.5° | Tensei 1K Pro White 80 TX Irons: T200 2 Iron (Utility) | Tensei CK 100 TX | T200 4 Iron | 620 CB 5 Iron | 620 MB 6-9 Irons | Nippon NS Pro Modus3 Tour 130 X Wedges: NEW Vokey Design SM9 48.10F, 52.12F, 58.08M, 60T | Nippon NS Pro Modus3 Tour 130 X Putter: Scotty Cameron Phantom X 11 Knuckle Neck tour prototype putter Max Homa With two victories on the season and a FedExCup ranking of 13 th , Homa is right in the middle of a FedExCup run. He collected three top five finishes this year, ranked fourth on the PGA Tour this year in proximity from 50-125 yards (15’11”), and had season-over-season improvements in driving distance, driving accuracy, and GIR%. What’s in Max Homa’s Titleist Golf Bag? Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1 Driver: NEW TSR3 10.0° | Fujikura Ventus 6 Black X Fairway Metals: NEW TSR2 15.0° | Alidla Rogue Black 130 MSI 80 TX Irons: NEW T100•S 3-4 | KBS TOUR $-Taper 130 X, NEW T100 5-iron | KBS TOUR $-Taper 130 X, and 620 MB 6-9| KBS TOUR $-Taper 130 X Wedges: NEW Vokey Design SM9 46.10F | KBS TOUR $-Taper 130 X and NEW Vokey Design SM9 50.12F, 56.14F, 60.04L | KBS Hi Rev 2.0 125 S Putter: Scotty Cameron Phantom X 5.5 tour prototype Sungjae Im Sitting at 10 th in the FedExcup standings, Im ranked third on the PGA Tour this season in total driving, fourth in scrambling percentage (66.7%) and he also had the most hole outs this year, with 23. What’s in Sungjae Im’s Titleist Golf Bag? Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1x Driver: TSi2 8.0° | Graphite Design Tour AD DI 7 X Fairway Metal: TS3 15.0°| Graphite Design Tour AD DI 8 X |818 H2 19.0° hybrid | Graphite Design Tour AD DI Hybrid 105 X Irons: NEW T100 3-9 | True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 Wedges: Vokey Design SM7 46.10F (@47), 54.08M (@53), 60.04L wedges | True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 Putter: Scotty Cameron Flowback 5 tour prototype putter
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Hey Team Titleist, With the FedExCup Playoffs underway, we caught up with Brand Ambassador Will Zalatoris in Memphis this week to take a peek at what he's gaming for his championship push. The leader in strokes gained approach at 1.01, Will has put on a ball striking display in 2022, ranking second in strokes gained ball striking as well on tour. Also picking up extra distance off the tee, he has added over four yards of driving distance this year, and is averaging over 300 yards with driver in his hand. www.instagram.com/.../ Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1 Driver: NEW TSR3 8.0° | Fujikura Speeder 661 TR X Fairway Metal: NEW TSR2+ 13° | Fujikura Ventus 8 Blue X Irons: T200 3 Iron (Utility) | Nippon NS Pro Modus 3 | T100 4-PW Irons | Dynamic Gold X100 Tour Issue Wedges: NEW Vokey Design SM9 50.08F, 54.10F (at 55), WedgeWorks 60T | Dynamic Gold X100 Tour Issue Putter: Scotty Cameron Phantom X 11 (Long) tour prototype putter
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This summer, when the biggest titles in amateur golf have been on the line, more competitors have continued to put their trust in Titleist than any other brand. That continues this week at the U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship, where Titleist is the overwhelming #1 golf ball and top choice of players in drivers (T1) , hybrids , utility irons , irons , wedges and putters : A total of 130 players (83%) are teeing up a Titleist Pro V1 , Pro V1x , or AVX golf ball, 10 times the nearest competitor (13). Two of the co-medalists, and 27 of the 32 quarterfinalists, play a Titleist golf ball. No brand has more drivers in play this week than Titleist with 42 players (T1) gaming either a NEW TSR , TSi or TS model this week at Chambers Bay. TSi3 is the most played model (24). Titleist is the most played hybrid (47/25%) and utility iron (16/62%), with more T200 utility irons (13) in play than all other brands combined. Players are gaming a total of 219 Vokey Design gap, sand, and lob wedges, more than two times the nearest competitor (83). On the greens, more players are using Scotty Cameron putters (56) than any other brand, with Newport 2 and Phantom X putters as the top models. Titleist also swept all major equipment categories this year on the Elite Amateur Series as well as the NCAA Men’s Golf Championship, European Amateur and U.S. Junior Amateur. Titleist remains the only brand to have ever topped all major equipment categories (golf ball, driver, fairways, hybrids, utility iron, iron, wedge, putter) on the PGA TOUR, with three sweeps this season and 26 total sweeps since the beginning of the 2019 calendar year. ... #TeamTitleist
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PGA TOUR | Rocket Mortgage Classic Tony Finau (Pro V1 Left Dot) made it back-to-back wins on the PGA TOUR, closing with a 5-under 67 to reach 26 under and complete a near-flawless performance at Detroit Golf Club. Now a four-time PGA TOUR winner, Finau got his Pro V1 Left Dot up-and-down 100 percent of the time while making only one bogey over 72 holes, leading the field in Scrambling and Bogey Avoidance. He also topped the field in Strokes Gained: Tee-to-Green (+13.841) and Greens in Regulation (66 of 72, 91.67%). Only two players have hit more GIRs in a 72-hole PGA TOUR event since 1980. The victory caps off a dominant run, as Finau became the first player to win back-to-back weeks on TOUR by three or more shots since Titleist Brand Ambassador Justin Thomas in 2017 and is now 49 under in his last nine rounds. Titleist Brand Ambassadors Patrick Cantlay (Pro V1x) and Cameron Young (Pro V1 Left Dot) finished in a tie for second at 21 under, as six Titleist golf ball players finished in the Top 7. TONY FINAU ON HIS PRO V1 LEFT DOT “I think equipment starts with the golf ball, not with the clubs, not with the woods, not with any other piece of equipment. It starts with the golf ball. I’ve always been a believer in that. “The Left Dot golf ball is right for me because I’ve always put a lot of spin on the golf ball, so it’s the lowest spinning Titleist Pro V1 that is out on the market, and right away, it caught my eye because of the ball flight. I think if you can control your ball flight, you can control the distance. And it’s been such a reliable ball flight for me from the first time that I hit it. I think the best word I can use is just reliable. I can count on the golf ball in crosswinds, into the wind, downwind. I know how far the golf ball is going to go. And that’s a great feeling to have as a professional golfer. Distance control is up there probably with the most important things when it comes to striking a golf ball and playing golf.” HOW TONY FINAU MARKS HIS PRO V1 LEFT DOT “I actually mark my Pro V1 golf ball with my kids’ initials. I have five kids. I’ll throw my wife in there sometimes as well. So the determining factor for me is if they make a couple bogeys, power lip out, whatever the case, they’re out, and I’m ready for the next kid to come into play and see if they’ll perform. And that’s pretty much it. I’m not crazy superstitious, but there does come a time where, if my kids are a little scared of the dark that day, they want to go swimming, they want to play in the beach, I’ve got to let them go and bring somebody else in that’s ready to score for me.” NINE STRAIGHT WINS FOR VOKEY WEDGE PLAYERS ON PGA TOUR The winner of the Rocket Mortgage Classic played a NEW Vokey Design WedgeWorks 60T wedge, becoming the ninth-consecutive winner on the PGA TOUR to have at least one Vokey wedge in the bag. Overall, Vokey wedge players have combined for 28 wins on the 2021-22 PGA TOUR, compared to eight for the nearest competitor. WINNER, RUNNER-UPS PLAY VOKEY 60T Three of the top-4 finishers at the Rocket Mortgage had a NEW Vokey Design WedgeWorks 60T wedge in the bag, including the winner and Titleist Brand Ambassadors Patrick Cantlay and Cameron Young , who tied for second. For the week, the Rocket Mortgage champ finished first in Scrambling, going 6-for-6 in up-and-downs, and was ninth in Strokes Gained: Around the Green (+2.503). “He has told me many times that max versatility is important to him,” said Vokey Tour Rep Aaron Dill . “He has the ability to be steep or shallow when he wants and, one thing’s for sure, he makes great contact with lots of spin on most of his wedge shots. Since his first T grind he has been loyal to this club, occasionally testing some other higher bounce options but always returning to the T.” Inspired by Master Craftsman Bob Vokey’s work with one of the game’s all-time best wedge players, the T Grind was designed for great hands and a vivid short-game imagination. Available in 58- and 60-degree lofts, it is ideal for a shallow angle of attack in firm conditions, with low bounce and a narrow crescent surface. Compared to Vokey’s L grind, it has a wider back flange which allows for lower measured bounce. Titleist Brand Ambassador Cameron Smith played a 60T in winning The Open at St Andrews, where the Vokey T grind was such a popular choice that Dill ran out of heads on the Titleist Tour Van. The T is also a favorite of Titleist Brand Ambassadors Jordan Spieth , Justin Thomas and Will Zalatoris . Cameron Young, who plays his 60T bent to 62 degrees, finished second this week in SG: Around the Green (4.289). “I’ve had players say they feel like they can hit any shot with the T,” said Will Harvey, Vokey’s European Tour Rep. “The combination of the forward bounce for low pitch shots and the grind for the soft control shots is something needed with the vast amount of shots required on links or firmer course set ups.” TSR MOMENTUM CONTINUES AT ROCKET MORTGAGE Titleist was the most played driver at the Rocket Mortgage Classic, with more than half of the Titleist drivers in players’ bags being NEW TSR2 , TSR3 and TSR4 models. One of the TOUR’s best drivers, Titleist Brand Ambassador Cameron Young finished the week third in SG: Off the Tee (+5.269) with his TSR3 10.0° model, the same club he used to drive the 18th green at St Andrews, setting up his 72nd-hole eagle at the Open Championship. “I’ve loved it. I put it right in play,” Young said. “It feels very much like the [TSi], but just a little faster. And I feel like especially the toe miss for me, I haven’t gotten as much curve out of it, which is obviously a good thing. It seems to be a little bit more consistent on my misses. I’ve put it right in play and it’s been great.” Titleist Brand Ambassador Joohyung Kim , who shot Sunday’s best round (9-under 63) on his way to a seventh-place finish, jumping to 34th in the World Ranking, plays a TSR3 9.0°. “I had been playing the TSi3 for the longest time and I thought I wasn't going to change it, but after trying it at TPI, it was just so good that I had to put in the bag, and it’s been working out really well. My percentage in the fairway has gone up and, yeah, it’s a keeper. Missed hits, solid hits, it just stays in the wind so well for me, that’s what I’ve had trouble with before and I thought I was going to use the ‘i’ for the rest of the season, but I put it right in the bag because I gained ball speed, gained swing speed, smash factor went up and holds it really into the wind. So it was great.” Both Kim (TSR3 13.5°) and Young (TSR3 16.5°) also had NEW TSR fairways in the bag, with a total of 27 TSR2 , TSR2+ and TSR3 fairways in play. Said Kim: “In the wind, downwind, when you want to hit it up, it goes up. In the wind when you keep it low, it goes low. So it's really the perfect club for a 3-wood. 3-wood’s the hardest club to fit and they did it perfectly.” SUNSHINE TOUR | FNB Eswatini Nkonyeni Challenge Titleist Brand Ambassador Jaco Prinsloo completed a wire-to-wire victory at the Nkonyeni Lodge and Golf Estate, closing in 3-under 69 for a three-shot victory. Prinsloo, playing a Pro V1 golf ball and full bag of Titleist equipment, was the only player to finish the three days in double-digits under par (12 under). He topped a leaderboard that featured Titleist golf ball players in the top-five positions. What’s in Jacob Prinsloo’s Titleist Golf Bag? Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1 Driver: TSi Fairway Metal: TSi Irons: T100 Wedges: Vokey Design Putter: Scotty Cameron Phantom X 12 PGA TOUR CANADA | Ontario Open The winner of the Ontario Open, playing a Pro V1x golf ball, closed in 4-under 67 on his way to a seven-shot win in just his fifth start on PGA TOUR Canada. The champion shot 17 under for the week, getting his Pro V1x up-and-down 89.13 percent of the time and making four eagles, including a hole-out on the 413-yard ninth hole on Sunday. Thomas Walsh (Pro V1) and Lee Detmer (Pro V1x) finished at 10 under in a tie for second place, as Titleist golf ball players finished 1-2-3-4 in Ontario. AMATEUR | U.S. Junior Championship Playing a Pro V1x golf ball, the winner of the U.S. Junior Amateur made 11 birdies and one eagle on his way to a 3-and-2 victory in Saturday’s 36-hole final match at Bandon Dunes. The 17-year-old – who became the first male USGA champion from China and just the fifth international winner of the U.S. Junior – added his name to an illustrious list of U.S. Junior champs such as fellow Titleist golf ball player Jordan Spieth . He is now exempt into the 123rd U.S. Open next summer at Los Angeles Country Club and the next two U.S. Amateur Championships at Ridgewood Country Club and Cherry Hills Country Club, provided he remains amateur. Pro V1 and Pro V1x golf balls were used by three of the four semi-finalists. TITLEIST SWEEPS EQUIPMENT COUNTS AT BANDON DUNES Titleist was the #1 choice of players in all major equipment categories this week at the U.S. Junior Amateur. Out of the 264 players competing at Bandon Dunes, more players trusted Titleist golf balls , drivers , fairway metals , hybrids , utility irons , irons , wedges and putters than any other brand: A total of 198 players teed up a Pro V1 , Pro V1x , Pro V1x Left Dash or AVX golf ball, including the champion (Pro V1x) and the stroke-play medalist (Pro V1). At 75% of the field, the total number of players trusting Titleist balls was more than five times the nearest competitive brand. Titleist was the most played driver at Bandon Dunes with more than 100 players (103/39.9%), reflecting the momentum and performance of Titleist drivers at every level of competitive golf. Eighty-five players teed it up using a TSi3 driver, more than double the nearest competitive model. Titleist was top choice in fairway metals (114) and hybrids (20), with TSi3 being the most popular model for Titleist players in both categories. More than half of the utility irons in play were Titleist models (87), more than triple the nearest competitor (26). The most popular model was T200 (Utility Build). There were 101 Titleist iron sets in play (38.3%), compared to 58 (22%) for the nearest competitor. The most played model: Titleist T100 . Vokey Design gap, sand, and lob wedges accounted for 56.8% (448) of the wedges in the field and more than all other brands combined. Scotty Cameron (117/44.3%) was the field’s most trusted putter brand, more than double the nearest competitor (49). The most popular models in play: Newport , Newport 2 and Phantom X . ... #TeamTitleist
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Been playing a blade virtually my whole golf life. For the last 7 or 8 years, it's been a Newport 2 Studio Select. Managing a pro shop, I get plenty of time to try out all the putters we have in stock during slower periods of the day. I have noticed that I seem to putt consistently better on short putts using various models of the new Phantom X on the carpet in the pro shop, vs all the blades in the shop, including a Newport 2.5. I haven't tried the mallets yet on actual greens, but even though I love my Newport, I am seriously considering a Phantom model (TBD). Not necessarily to replace my Newport, but to use during periods when it's acting poorly for me. Being a traditionalist, I was never a fan of mallets. Yet, there is no denying I seem to putt well with them on a carpet compared to blades. So I'm hopeful I can make that translate to real greens. I am fully aware of the various nuances and design features of the entire Phantom X line. I like things about the 5 series, 7, 9 and the 11 series too, but they are all very different for a number of reasons. So I have a few questions for those who have been playing any of the Phantom X models: 1. Why did you choose the model you play? Pros and cons. Stroke type. Green speed. Fittings, etc.? 2. Did you feel the need to add or subtract weight from the designed stock weight? 3. How about the stock Pistolini Plus grip? Did you change to an oversize Matador or Super Stroke. (I use a large Matador on my Newport with heavier weights added in the head. Going back to a Pistolini makes me a little nervous, though it doesn't seem to bother me in the shop.) 4. This one may seem a bit of a ridiculous consideration, but to me, it could be a deciding factor if I putt all of the Phantom X versions about the same. Have any of you figured out a way to pick up the ball with the back of the putter. It's simple with a Newport and many mallets, but the X11 doesn't seem to be conducive to that move? Not even sure how well it works with the X5 models. Call me lazy, but I would like to be able to easily sweep up a ball from off the green on gimmes without bending over to grab it by hand. 4. Anyone locate a much more attractive cover than the stock Yellow X model on the 2022 models (which is better than the all yellow 2019 version)? Yellow just doesn't work for me. Personally, I like red, black, white or charcoal, just like everything else Titleist. Thanks, in advance, for any responses.
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Hey Team Titleist, Titleist was the #1 choice of players in all major equipment categories this week at the U.S. Junior Amateur . Out of the 264 players competing at Bandon Dunes, more players trusted Titleist golf balls, drivers, fairways, hybrids, utility irons, irons, wedges, and putters than any other brand. A total of 198 players teed up a Titleist Pro V1, Pro V1x, Pro V1x Left Dash or AVX golf ball, including the stroke-play medalist, who carded rounds of 69-65 with his Pro V1 . At 75% of the field, the total number of players trusting Titleist balls was more than five times the nearest competitive brand. Titleist was the most played driver at Bandon Dunes with more than 100 players (103/39.9%), reflecting the momentum and performance of Titleist drivers at every level of competitive golf. Eighty-five players teed it up using a TSi3 driver , more than double the nearest competitive model. Titleist was top choice in fairway metals (114) and hybrids (20), with TSi3 being the most popular model for Titleist players in both categories. More than half of the utility irons in play were Titleist models (87) , more than triple the nearest competitor (26). The most popular model was T200 (Utility Build ). There were 101 Titleist iron sets in play (38.3%), compared to 58 (22%) for the nearest competitor. The most played model? Titleist T100 . Vokey Design gap, sand, and lob wedges accounted for 56.8% (448) of the wedges in the field and more than all other brands combined. Scotty Cameron (117/44.3%) was the field’s most trusted putter brand, more than double the nearest competitor (49). The most popular models in play: Newport, Newport 2 and Phantom X.
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Hey Team Titleist, The home stretch of the PGA Tour season is upon us, with just two events left before the start of the FedExCup Playoffs. It’s been a great season for Titleist and there have been many highlights along the way. As we get ready for the playoff push, we thought it would be fun to shine the spotlight on a few of our PGA TOUR rookies and share some pretty impressive stats from their rookie campaigns on tour. Check it out below... Cameron Young Young has six top three finishes this season on Tour. Young is 2 nd this season in strokes gained off the tee, and 2 nd in driving distance – all drives. Young also sits just outside the top in the FedExCup rankings, coming in at 13 th . Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1 Left Dot Driver: NEW TSR3 10.0° | Tensei 1K Pro White 70 TX Fairway Metals: NEW TSR3 16.5° | Tensei 1K Pro White 80 TX Irons: T200 2 Iron (Utility) | Tensei CK 100 TX | T200 4 Iron | 620 CB 5 Iron | 620 MB 6-9 Irons | Nippon NS Pro Modus3 Tour 130 X Wedges: NEW Vokey Design SM9 48.10F, 52.12F, 58.08M, 60T | Nippon NS Pro Modus3 Tour 130 X Putter: Scotty Cameron Phantom X 11 Knuckle Neck tour prototype putter Davis Riley Riley is tied with Young for most top 10 finishes on the Tour this season by a rookie, also totaling six thus far. His birdie numbers have been outstanding in the 2021/2022 campaign, rolling in 342 birdies or better this year, which is 6 th most overall and 2 nd among rookies. Riley’s putting numbers have been great as well, with his 1.73 putts per GIR ranking him 18 th best on tour. Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1 Left Dot Driver: NEW TSR3 8.0° | Project X HZRDUS Smoke Green RDX 65 TX Fairway Metals: TSi2 15.0° | Fujikura Ventus Black 80 X | NEW TSR3 18.0° | Fujikura Ventus Black 80 X Irons: T100 4 Iron | 620 CB 5-6 Iron | 620 MB 7-9 Irons | KBS Tour C-Taper 125 S+ Wedges: NEW Vokey Design SM9 46.10F, 50.08F, 56.08M, 60T | True Temper Dynamic Gold S400 Putter: Scotty Cameron Phantom X 7.2 tour prototype putter Hayden Buckley 13 th this season in strokes gained off the tee and one of two players that ranks inside the top 20 in driving accuracy and greens in regulation, Buckley has shown promise in his first year on Tour. He also has two top ten finishes on the season, including a T4 finish at the Sanderson Farms Championship. Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1 Driver: TSi3 8.0° | UST Mamiya LIN-Q Blue M40X 6F5 X Fairway Metals: TS3 13.5° | UST Mamiya LIN-Q Blue M40X 8F5 X | TS3 18.0° | Mitsubishi Tensei CK Pro White 80 TX Irons: NEW T100s 4 Iron | True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 | NEW T100 5-P Irons | True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 Wedges: NEW Vokey Design SM9 50.08F, WedgeWorks 54.08M | True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 | WedgeWorks 62.08M | True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400 Callum Tarren With three top 10 finishes this season on Tour, including a top five at the Puerto Rico Open, Tarren is 2 nd this season in made putt percentage from 20-25 feet at a clip of 23.2%. He’s also top 20 in driving distance, averaging 310.9 yards off the tee. Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1x Driver: TSi3 10.0° | Mitsubishi Tensei AV 75 TX Fairway Metals: TSi2 16.5° | True Temper Project X HZRDUS Smoke Blue RDX 80 Irons: NEW T100 3 Iron | 620 CB 4 Iron | 620 MB 5-9 Irons | True Temper Project X 6.5 Wedges: NEW Vokey Design SM9 46.10F, 52.12F, 56.08M, 60T | Dynamic Gold Tour Issue Onyx S400 Nick Hardy His seven consecutive cuts made this season is tied for the 5 th longest active streak on the year. Hardy is 5 th on Tour in made putt percentage from 5-15 feet (53.3%) and 19 th in greens in regulation. Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1x Driver: TSi2 10.0° | Aldila Tour Green Graphene 70 TX Fairway Metals: TSi2 15.0° | Aldila Tour Green Graphene 85 TX Irons: T 100 4 Iron | True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 | 620 MB 5-P Irons | True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 Wedges: NEW Vokey Design SM9 50.12F, 56.10S, 60.08M | True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 Brandon Wu Three top 10 finishes, a 36.3% made putt percentage from 10-15 feet, (16 th best on Tour) and hitting 68.2% of greens in regulation, Wu is firmly in the playoff picture. He also has two top five finishes on the year, including a T2 finish at the Mexico Open at Vidanta. Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1 Driver: TSi3 10.0° | Graphite Design Tour AD GP 7 TX Fairway Metals: TSi2 15.0° | Graphite Design Tour AD GP 8 TX | TSi2 18.0° | Graphite Design Tour AD DI 9 TX Irons: NEW T200 4 Utility Iron | NEW T100 5-9 Irons | Nippon NS Pro Modus3 Tour 130 X Wedges: NEW Vokey Design SM9 46.10F | Nippon NS Pro Modus3 Tour 130 X | 52.12F, 56.12D, 60T or 60.06K | True Temper Dynamic Gold S400 Lee Hodges Hodges hit 31 consecutive greens at the 3M Open last week, which is the 3 rd longest streak this season on Tour. He gained 8.95 total strokes on approach as well at TPC Twin Cities, which was good for 2 nd in the field. Hodges has two top 10’s on the year, including a T3 finish at The American Express. Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1 Driver: NEW TSR2 8.0° | Fujikura Speeder 757 Evolution 6 TX Fairway Metals: NEW TSR3 15.0° | UST Mamiya LIN-Q Purple 8F5 X Irons: U505 3 Iron (Utility) | NEW T100 4-6 Irons | 620 CB 7-9 Irons | KBS TOUR C-Taper 130 X Wedges: NEW Vokey Design SM9 46.10F, 52.08F | KBS TOUR C-Taper 130 X | 56.10S, 60.08M | KBS Tour Hi-Rev 2.0 Wedge 125 S Putter: Scotty Cameron Phantom X 11 tour prototype putter Sahith Theegala Pro V1 loyalist Sahith Theegala has had a fantastic rookie season on Tour. Five top tens which includes a runner-up finish at The Travelers Championship, he also leads the PGA Tour in total birdies with 370 so far on his year, and currently is 38th in the FedEx Cup rankings.
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PGA TOUR | 3M Open Tony Finau (Pro V1 Left Dot) closed in 4-under 67, making three consecutive birdies from Nos. 14-16, to win by three shots. Finau, who shot a 6-under 66 last Sunday in the final round at St. Andrews, followed with rounds of 67-68-65-67 this week at TPC Twin Cities to earn his third PGA TOUR title. Finau topped the field in Strokes Gained: Tee to Green (+16.651), while finishing third in SG: Approach (+7.855) and second in SG: Around the Green (+3.871). He also finished first in Scrambling, getting his Pro V1 Left Dot up and down 83 percent of the time. TONY FINAU ON HIS PRO V1 LEFT DOT “I think equipment starts with the golf ball, not with the clubs, not with the woods, not with any other piece of equipment. It starts with the golf ball. I’ve always been a believer in that.” “The Left Dot golf ball is right for me because I’ve always put a lot of spin on the golf ball, so it’s the lowest spinning Titleist Pro V1 that is out on the market, and right away, it caught my eye because of the ball flight. I think if you can control your ball flight, you can control the distance. And it’s been such a reliable ball flight for me from the first time that I hit it. I think the best word I can use is just reliable. I can count on the golf ball in crosswinds, into the wind, downwind. I know how far the golf ball is going to go. And that’s a great feeling to have as a professional golfer. Distance control is up there probably with the most important things when it comes to striking a golf ball and playing golf.” HOW TONY FINAU MARKS HIS PRO V1 LEFT DOT “I actually mark my Pro V1 golf ball with my kids’ initials. I have five kids. I’ll throw my wife in there sometimes as well. So the determining factor for me is if they make a couple bogeys, power lip out, whatever the case, they’re out, and I’m ready for the next kid to come into play and see if they’ll perform. And that’s pretty much it. I’m not crazy superstitious, but there does come a time where, if my kids are a little scared of the dark that day, they want to go swimming, they want to play in the beach, I’ve got to let them go and bring somebody else in that’s ready to score for me.” TITLEIST SWEEPS EQUIPMENTS COUNTS AT 3M For the third time of the 2021-22 season – and 26th time since the beginning of the 2019 calendar year – Titleist was the top choice in every major equipment category on the PGA TOUR, a feat that has never been matched by another brand. Of the 156 players in the field at the 3M Open, Titleist was the most played brand in golf balls , drivers , fairway metals , hybrids , utility irons , irons , wedges and putters : A total of 114 players teed up either a Titleist Pro V1 , Pro V1x , Pro V1 Left Dot or Pro V1x Left Dash golf ball, more than six times the nearest competitor (17) – including the winner and five of the top-6 finishers. Titleist was the most played driver (50 players), with 25 of them being NEW TSR models. Titleist drivers won the last three major championships of 2022, while the new TSR models have already won twice since their TOUR debut at the Travelers Championship. Cameron Smith won last week’s Open Championship playing a NEW TSR3 driver. More players chose Titleist fairway metals (61) and hybrids (21) than any other brand. The most popular Titleist fairways were NEW TSR2 and TSR3 models, while the top Titleist hybrid was TSi2 . There were 35 Titleist utility irons in play at TPC Twin Cities – including 25 NEW T200 (Utility Build) irons, more than double the nearest competitor’s total number of utilities (14). Titleist irons were in the bags of 45 players, with more players using T100 models (24) than any other brand’s total number of iron sets. Players gamed a total of 237 Vokey Design gap, sand and lob wedges, more than four times the nearest competitor (48). This includes the NEW SM9 WedgeWorks 60T lob wedge that was in the winner’s bag. More players put their trust in Scotty Cameron putters (57) than any other brand, including four of the top-6 finishers. LPGA | Amundi Evian Championship Titleist was the most played golf ball at the LPGA’s penultimate major of 2022, with 80 percent of players teeing up a Pro V1 or Pro V1x – including Lydia Ko (Pro V1x) , who shot a final-round 5-under 66 to vault up the leaderboard into a tie for third place at 15 under, her best major finish of the season. Also finishing T3, two shots off the winning score, were Pro V1x players Hyo Joo Kim and Carlota Ciganda . WORLD NO. 1 & NO. 4 SWITCH TO TSR DRIVERS & FAIRWAYS The No. 1 & No. 4 players in the Rolex World Rankings (as of July 18 ranking) put NEW TSR drivers and fairway metals in play for the first time at the Amundi Evian Championship, as three players in the top 8 and ties played TSR metalwoods: World No. 1: TSR3 10.0° driver | Fujikura Ventus Blue TR 5 R TSR2 15.0° fairway | Fujikura Ventus Blue TR 5 S TSR2 18.0° fairway | Fujikura Ventus Blue TR 6 S World No. 4: TSR3 9.0° driver | Mitsubishi Kurokage XD50 S TSR2 18.0° fairway | Mitsubishi Diamana PD60 S The World No. 4, who closed in 5-under 66 Sunday, finished T3, while the World No. 1 finished T8 after her fourth straight round in the 60’s. Titleist Brand Ambassador So Yeon Ryu , who earned her best finish of 2022 (T8), also put a NEW TSR driver and fairway in play for the first time in France: So Yeon Ryu : TSR3 9.0° driver | Fujikura Ventus Blue TR 5 S TSR2 15.0° fairway | Fujikura Ventus Blue TR 5 S SO YEON RYU ON HER NEW TSR DRIVER “I was able to see 1-2 mph of ball speed. It might sound like nothing, but 2-4 yards is still a big difference, so I am very looking forward to have this in my bag. “I don’t think you can find this kind of feel with any other brands. I always like the feel of golf balls staying with the club face a little longer, and then jumping. For me, that’s the feel I like, and so this is the perfect driver. I can have that perfect feel.” “I need to have this comfortable look when I address the ball. It’s the same thing, putter, wedge, everything. As soon as I address the ball [with TSR3], I always just feel really comfortable with it. And then it’s performed really well. No matter what kind of shot you’re going to hit, high, low, fade, draw, I love shaping the ball. And when my club’s just performing as well as I want it to in my head, I think that’s the most enjoyable thing to play golf.” DP WORLD TOUR | Cazoo Classic Richie Ramsay (Pro V1x) claimed his fourth title on the DP World Tour, making birdie on three of his final four holes to post a final-round 3-under 69 and win by one shot. Ramsay, the only player to shoot all four rounds in the 60’s, finished the week at 14 under while leading a 1-through-7 for Titleist golf ball players. Paul Waring (Pro V1x) finished second at 13 under, while five players tied for third another shot back. PGA TOUR CHAMPIONS | The Senior Open Championship Darren Clarke (Pro V1x) birdied the 72nd hole Sunday to post 1-under 69 and secure a one-shot victory on the King’s Course at Gleneagles. Clarke, who is just the fourth player to win both an Open Championship and Senior Open, finished the week at 10 under, enough to hold off a charging Padraig Harrington (Pro V1) , who made six birdies on his final nine to close in 67. Clarke, 53, posted four rounds in the 60s’ – 65-67-69-69 – and birdied the 18th hole all four rounds. In winning his first senior major, Clarke topped a leaderboard that featured eight Pro V1 and Pro V1x players in the top 10 positions. SENIOR OPEN CHAMPION MAKES SWITCH TO PHANTOM X 9.5 PUTTER The Senior Open Champion claimed his first senior major using a NEW Scotty Cameron Phantom X 9.5 tour prototype putter that he first put into play a week prior at the Open Championship. Having previously played a Phantom X 11.5 model, the Senior Open champ told Scotty Cameron Tour Rep Henry Byrne that the 9.5 (with its small slant neck configuration) helped free up his stroke. Additionally, he said the feel of the 9.5 reminded him of the Newport model he used to win the 2011 Open Championship, while providing him the added forgiveness of a mallet. KORN FERRY TOUR | Price Cutter Charity Championship NEW Titleist TSR drivers made their debut on the Korn Ferry Tour last week with more TSR drivers (34) going immediately in play at the Memorial Health Championship than any other brand’s total number of drivers. It was the same story this week at the Price Cutter Charity Championship, as more players used NEW TSR2 , TSR3 and TSR4 models (32) in Missouri than any other brand. TSR has also been the most popular fairway model in its first two weeks on the KFT with a total of 65 TSR2 and TSR3 models going straight into players’ bags. PGA TOUR CANADA | Osprey Valley Open Titleist Brand Ambassador Danny Walker birdied the first playoff hole to earn his first-ever victory on PGA TOUR Canada. Walker – playing a Pro V1 golf ball and 14 Titleist clubs – finished the week at 16 under after a final round 3-under 68. On Friday, Walker posted a bogey-free 9-under 62, the best round of the week at the Heathlands Course at TPC Toronto at Osprey Valley. What's in Danny Walker's Titleist Golf Bag? Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1 Driver: TSi3 9.0° Fairway Metals: TSi3 15.0°, 18.0° Irons: T100 (4-5) & 620 MB (6-9) Wedges: Vokey Design SM8 46.10F, 52.12F, 56.14F, 60.04L Putter: Scotty Cameron Futura X 5W USGA | U.S. Adaptive Open World Golf Hall of Fame member and Titleist Staff Member Dennis Walters got up-and-down for par on his final hole Wednesday at Pinehurst No. 6 to win the Seated Players division of the U.S. Adaptive Open Championship. Walters, 72, chipped from off the 9th green to 4 feet and made the putt to secure the one-shot victory. It was Walters’ first tournament since he was paralyzed from the waist down in a golf cart accident in 1974. “I don’t think I’ve ever tried harder at anything, and I don’t think I’ve ever had anything that was more difficult,” Walters said after Wednesday’s final round. “I proved it today by the way I played.” “I think this tournament has the power to create a real movement for people with disabilities in the direction of playing golf, because a lot of people with a disability I’m guessing would say, I don’t think I could do that. But I think if enough people see this, then it can. I think it can change lives. For me personally, I’m exhausted. I’ve only played three rounds in a row one time in the last – since I started on this journey. Not six and a half hour rounds and not in 100-degree weather. This ol’ boy is tired.” www.youtube.com/watch To learn more about Dennis Walter’s story, check out Get a New Dream: The Dennis Walters Story AMATEUR | U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship The U.S. Girls’ Junior champion trusted her Titleist AVX golf ball to victory in Saturday’s final match, defeating her opponent 3-and-2 at The Club at Olde Stone. The champion, who finished stroke play at 6 under (T3), also relied on three Vokey Design SM8 wedges and a Scotty Cameron Special Select Newport 2 putter to make key up-and-downs and clutch putts all week. Despite just falling short, the runner-up used a Pro V1x golf ball and full bag of Titleist equipment to win five matches after finishing T14 (2 under) in stroke play. With the victory, the champion earned a spot in next year’s U.S. Women’s Open at Pebble Beach, while both finalists are exempt into the 2022 U.S. Women’s Amateur to be held later this summer at Chambers Bay. ELITE AMATEUR SERIES | Pacific Coast Amateur Playing a Pro V1 golf ball, the winner of the Pacific Coast Amateur posted a final round 3-under 68, making birdie on 18 to win by two shots. He finished the week at Columbia Edgewater CC at 15 under. Titleist golf ball players occupied four of the top five spots on the leaderboard, while 84% of the field used a Pro V1 , Pro V1x or Pro V1x Left Dash . Titleist golf ball players have won five of the first six Elite Amateur Series events played this summer. ... #TeamTitleist
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PGA TOUR | Open Championship Titleist Brand Ambassador Cameron Smith lifted the Claret Jug Sunday in St. Andrews, claiming his first major championship with an historic final round at the Home of Golf. Smith – playing a Pro V1x golf ball, NEW TSR3 driver, T100 irons, NEW Vokey Design SM9 wedges and Scotty Cameron putter among his Titleist equipment – made five consecutive birdies from holes 10 through 14 on his way to a final-nine 30, the lowest nine-hole score all-time by an Open Champion. He finished with a bogey-free 8-under 64, the lowest final round by an Open Champion at the Old Course. Smith’s eighth and final birdie of the day, a 2-footer on the 18th hole, earned him the one-shot victory over Titleist Brand Ambassador Cameron Young , whose closing 65 was punctuated by an eagle after driving the 18th green with his NEW TSR3 driver and rolling in his Pro V1 Left Dot golf ball from 17 feet with his Scotty Cameron Phantom X 11 Knuckle Neck tour prototype. Young’s runner-up was the best finish by a player at St. Andrews making their Open debut since 1964. What’s in Cameron Smith’s Titleist Golf Bag? Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1x Driver: TSR3 10.0° | Fujikura Ventus Blue 60 X Fairway Metals: TSi2 15.0° | Fujikura Ventus Blue 80 X Irons: NEW T100 5-9 | KBS Tour 130 Custom Matte Black X Wedges: NEW Vokey Design SM9 46.10F, 52.08F, 56.08M, 60T | KBS Tour 130 Custom Matte Black X Putter: Scotty Cameron 009M tour prototype What’s in Cameron Young’s Titleist Golf Bag? Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1 Left Dot Driver: TSR3 10.0° | Tensei 1K Pro White 70 TX | SureFit Hosel – D1 (-0.75° loft, 1.5° open face) | SureFit CG – H1 Fairway Metal: TSR3 16.5° | Tensei 1K Pro White 80 TX Utility Iron: NEW T200 2 & 4 | Nippon NS Pro Modus3 Tour 130 X Irons: 620 CB (5) and 620 MB (6-9)| Nippon NS Pro Modus3 Tour 130 X Wedges: NEW Vokey Design SM 9 56.08M, 52.12F, WedgeWorks 62.08M | Nippon NS Pro Modus3 Tour 130 X Putter: Scotty Cameron Phantom X 5 Knuckle Neck tour prototype MAJOR SWEEP FOR PRO V1 & PRO V1 x Cameron Smith's victory completed a sweep of all four men’s major championships for Titleist golf ball players in 2022: Masters Champion (The Masters): Pro V1 Justin Thomas (PGA Championship): Pro V1x Matthew Fitzpatrick (U.S. Open): Pro V1x Cameron Smith (Open Championship): Pro V1x The #1 ball at The Open Championship since records have been kept, Titleist was the overwhelming most played golf ball at St. Andrews with 109 players (70%), more than five times the nearest competitor (21). SMITH ON THE PERFORMANCE OF HIS PRO V1 x Smith's major breakthrough marked his third victory of 2022 and win No. 26 for Titleist golf ball players overall this season on the PGA TOUR. Smith put his current golf ball – 2021 Pro V1x – in play the first week it was available at the 2020 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. A month later, he teed the ball up at Augusta National, where he became the first player in Masters history to post four rounds in the 60’s. He opened 2022 with a win at the Sentry Tournament of Champions and followed that up with a victory at The PLAYERS. “The biggest thing for me with the [2021 Pro V1x] is the cover and the stickiness it gives me around the greens. I feel as though I can hit a lot of different scoring shots into and around the green... For me, when I tested it, it was a bit hotter off the driver, which was great. The windows were great. The spin was still the same. The irons were basically the same which I love. But for me, the biggest thing that stuck out was the control coming out of the rough and around the greens. So like inside 40-50 yards, just the stickiness of it. I feel as though I can control my shots, especially those difficult, soft shots, just so much better with that new cover they got on there. … I love to be creative around the green, so hitting those high, spinny shots and just being able to hit different shots is really important for me.” Sunday at the Old Course, Smith hit 17 greens in regulation, the most in a final round by an Open champion over the last 20 years. He finished the week 15th in Strokes Gained: Approach and 19th in SG: Around the Green. His eight birdies in the final round were the second-most by a major champion over the last 25 years. “This ball is fantastic in the wind,” he said. “It’s just consistent. I feel like I can really dial in my numbers, especially with the shorter irons, and give myself plenty of birdie looks.” NEW TSR DRIVER VICTORIOUS IN MAJOR DEBUT The NEW Titleist TSR Drivers made their major debut at the Open Championship, with Smith bringing his new TSR3 10.0° driver to the winner’s circle in St. Andrews. In the five weeks since making their tour debut at the Travelers Championship , players using TSR drivers have now earned two PGA TOUR victories, including one major. ( J.T. Poston earned the first win for TSR at the John Deere Classic .) “Cam loves everything that TSR has brought to the table in terms of ball speed and consistency,” said J.J. Van Wezenbeeck, Titleist’s Director of Player Promotions. “He’s done a bunch of testing with both the TSR2 and TSR3 models, but when it comes to windy conditions, he really likes the feeling of being able to work the ball more. Going with TSR3 this week in St. Andrews not only helped him flatten his trajectory, it gave him that added workability versus the higher-MOI TSR2, providing him the versatility to shape shots and take advantage of the different winds on different holes.” Cameron Young , who drove the 18th green to set up his closing eagle, made it a 1-2 finish for TSR driver players. Young finished the week fourth in Strokes Gained: Tee to Green with his TSR3 10.0° model. “I’ve loved it. I put it right in play last week,” he said. “It feels very much like the old one, but just a little faster. And I feel like especially the toe miss for me, I haven’t gotten as much curve out of it, which is obviously a good thing. It seems to be a little bit more consistent on my misses. I’ve put it right in play and it’s been great.” Three of the year’s four major champions gamed a Titleist driver: Justin Thomas (PGA Championship): TSi3 U.S. Open champion : TSi3 Cameron Smith (Open Championship): TSR3 MAJOR SWEEP FOR VOKEY WEDGES All four men’s major champions had Vokey Design wedges in the bag in 2022, with Smith using four NEW SM9 models to navigate the Old Course’s firm, undulating turf. The last three major champion each carried three or four new SM9’s. The Masters champion : Vokey Design SM8 50.12F, 56.14F, WedgeWorks 60.06K Justin Thomas (PGA Championship): NEW Vokey Design SM9 46.10F (@ 47.5), 52.12F (@ 52.5), 56.14F (@ 57.0), WedgeWorks 60.06K U.S. Open champion : NEW Vokey Design SM9 52.12F, 56.08M, 60.08M Cameron Smith (Open Championship): NEW Vokey Design SM9 46.10F, 52.08F, 56.08M, WedgeWorks 60T Said Smith in the lead up to The Open: “You know, I think you have to be comfortable with almost being uncomfortable, in these conditions. I’m hitting some pitching wedges, and gap wedges from 50, 60 yards, which is not something that we typically do. So yeah, lots of practice, lots of flight and spin control, and I think that’s how you get the most out of it. I try not to change up my technique too much, to be honest. I like to just switch the wedges around it. I don’t put the ball further back, and try and hit more down on it, or anything. I’m trying to keep everything the same, just using different lofts.” “I think these new Vokey wedges, as well, in the wind are a lot better, especially into the wind. The 46, and the 52, for me, have been a big, big help in the wind. The ball just flights the way I want it to, and the golf balls are best in the world, so it just does what it does.” Vokey Tour Rep Aaron Dill on Smith’s wedge setup: “Cam is so talented. He just has a great touch and understands how to find the bottom. He’s also really good at understanding which ones fit him the best. That’s why, for so long, he’s played the same five wedges – the 46.10, the 52.08, the 56M grind, and he’ll go back and forth between the 60.10S and the 60T. “He just understands that if the conditions need it, he’ll make the switch. If it gets softer, he’ll go to the S. If it stays firm, he’ll stick with the T. But the first three are really plug-and-play, he can use them from everywhere. And because he’s so good with his hands, he can get away with a little bit less bounce and actually add some versatility to a short game, which is why that M grind, the sand wedge is a good friend as well.” The Vokey T grind was such a popular choice this week at the Old Course that Vokey Tour Rep Aaron Dill ran out of heads on the Titleist Tour Van. Young also played a 60T (bent to 62) among his four Vokey SM9’s. “There’s this trend at this event with these conditions where a T grind really outperforms most of the other grinds we make, just due to how it’s made and what it does. The rear section of the sole of the T grind is the lowest rear section we make, meaning when he opens up the face of the wedge, it sits as close to the ground as anything that we build in the Vokey line. So for guys to say, ‘This one fits me the best here,’ it makes a lot of sense. So I’m not surprised that a T grind was in the winner’s bag.” SMITH CONTINUES TO MAKE HISTORY WITH SCOTTY CAMERON 009M Smith and his Newport-style Scotty Cameron 009M tour prototype putter continue to make history. Smith led the field in Strokes Gained: Putting, while making a record 255 feet of putts during his second round at the Old Course – the highest total ever registered in one round on the PGA TOUR. On Sunday, Smith used his 009M to get up-and-down for par from behind the Road Hole bunker, and then up-and-down for birdie on the 18th hole, just right of the Valley of Sin. Earlier this season at The PLAYERS, Smith gained the most strokes putting versus the field in tournament history (+2.88 per round). He also finished with the most one-putts ever by a PLAYERS champ (42). “I’ve always been a little bit of a fiddler with the putter, but yeah, I just really like this one,” said Smith, who changed to the Newport-style 009M model at the 2021 Sony Open. “It just feels great in the hands. I feel like I’m able to hit really good lag putts with it, which is a big thing out here. We leave ourselves some pretty nasty putts sometimes. I feel like I’m able to get the ball rolling real good. And the biggest thing for me is the strike. So I just feel like I hit lots of good putts with it out of the middle and it feels so good.” “I've always loved the (alignment) dot on top. I’ve never been a line guy. I feel like I can just feel the putt a little bit better. When I don’t get so obsessed with the line, I feel like I'm able to just hit a good putt and a good putt out of the middle means more chances of going in.” Three of the year’s four major champions used a Scotty Cameron putter The Masters champion : Scotty Cameron Special Select Timeless Tourtype GSS tour prototype Justin Thomas (PGA Championship): Scotty Cameron Phantom X 5 Knuckle Neck tour prototype Cameron Smith (Open Championship): Scotty Cameron 009M tour prototype SMITH ON HIS T100 IRONS Smith hit 17 greens in regulation at the Old Course Sunday, the most in a final round by an Open champion over the last 20 years. He plays T100 irons (with a prototype black finish) that he put into play immediately at last season’s Travelers Championship. “I put these in as soon as we got them. They’ve been really good,” Smith said. “I love the consistency. I think they did a lot of really good work, especially on the shorter irons with grinding this heel a little bit. So when you get a bit of an uneven lie, you don’t feel like the heel's digging in and you’re missing shots left.” LPGA | Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational Jennifer Kupcho (Pro V1) and Lizette Salas (Pro V1x) posted a final-round 61 (-9) for a 26-under victory total at Midland Country Club. The pair closed with a final-nine 30 to finish five shots clear of Pro V1x loyalists Matilda Castren and Kelly Tan in the tournament’s four-ball format. Castren made eight birdies on her own ball during Sunday’s final round. With 122 players, over 84 percent of the field teed up a Titleist golf ball this week, more than 11 times the nearest competitor (11). PGA TOUR | Barracuda Championship Chez Reavie (Pro V1) tallied 43 points in the Modified Stableford Scoring System, good for a one-point win at the Tahoe Mountain Club in Truckee, Calif. Final round birdies at Nos. 8, 9, 12 and 16, and a par at 18 secured the crown. WINNER PLAYS VOKEY SM9’s In addition to his Pro V1 golf ball, the winner leaned on his Vokey Design SM9 gap (50.12F), sand (54.10S) and lob (58.10S) wedges to lead the field in Scrambling (84.2%) and tie for 8th in Greens in Regulation. KORN FERRY TOUR | Memorial Health Championship Paul Haley II (Pro V1x) secured his PGA TOUR card for next season with a bogey-free final round 64 and three-shot victory. Haley led a 1-2-3 finish for Titleist golf ball players. Austin Eckroat (Pro V1) closed in 68 to finish second, while Michael Kim (Pro V1x) posted a final-round 67 to finish another shot back in third. Pro V1 and Pro V1x golf balls were played by 12 of the top 13 finishers, as well as 22 of the top 25 for the week. ELITE AMATEUR SERIES | Southern Amateur The winner of the Southern Amateur Championship trusted his Titleist Pro V1x Left Dash and 14 Titleist clubs to victory in Sea Island, Georgia. Birdies on Nos. 16 and 18 propelled the victor to a three-shot win with a final score of 20-under par 264 at Sea Island’s Plantation. The win marks back-to-back victories for a Pro V1x ball and a Scotty Cameron putter in the Elite Amateur Series, which has two events remaining this summer. What’s in the Bag of the Southern Am Champion? Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1x Left Dash Driver: TSi3 10.0° Fairway Metal: TSi2 13.5° Utility Iron: T200 (Utility Build) 3 Irons: 620 CB 4-6 irons; 620 MB 7-PW Wedges: Vokey Design 50.12F, 54.10S, 58.08M Putter: Scotty Cameron Timeless tour prototype putter. ... #TeamTitleist
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