PGA TOUR | The Memorial Tournament
Billy Horschel (Pro V1) claimed his seventh PGA TOUR title while leading a 1-through-9 finish for Titleist golf ball players.
Inside the Win
- Horschel, 35, closed in even-par 72 to finish at 13 under and win by four shots.
- Horschel led the field in Strokes Gained: Tee to Green (+13.58) and Greens in Regulation (73.6%, T1), hitting 53 of 72.
- He led the field in Scrambling (84.21%) and was third in SG: Around the Green (+5.23).
- His week included one stretch of 49 consecutive holes without a bogey.
- With the win, Horschel moved to No. 11 in the Official World Golf Ranking, the highest position of his career.
Notes From the Field
- Aaron Wise (Pro V1), who led the field in Strokes Gained: Around the Green (+5.758), finished solo second, his best result of the 2021-22 season.
- The performance moved him into the Top 60 in the World Ranking (No. 44), earning him an automatic entry into the U.S. Open.
- Rounding the Top-9 Titleist golf ball sweep: Titleist Brand Ambassadors Patrick Cantlay (T3, Pro V1x); Joaquin Niemann (T3, Pro V1x); Titleist Brand Ambassadors Max Homa (T5, Pro V1) and Will Zalatoris T5, Pro V1); Denny McCarthy (Pro V1); Sahith Theegala (Pro V1); and Daniel Berger (Pro V1 Left Dot).
- Titleist golf ball players also finished 1-through-9 this week on the DP World Tour.
- Titleist was the overwhelming field favorite for golf balls with 68% of the players teeing up a Pro V1 or Pro V1x (nearest competitor, 12%).
- In addition to golf balls, Titleist was also the most trusted driver, hybrid, utility iron, iron, and wedge at the event.
BILLY HORSCHEL ON HIS PRO V1
- “I like playing with spin and the consistency of the spin rates on all my clubs throughout the bag with Pro V1, whether I’m hitting a full shot or half shot, they’re really consistent on every shot.”
- “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. When you’re trying to hit a little chip that you want to spin, bounce two times and check, you don’t want to be thinking in the back of your mind, ‘Is this golf ball going to do what I want it to do?’ 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. … I want to know that if I hit the shot the way I want, it’s going to produce the results I want, and I get that and I’ve gotten that throughout my entire career with the Titleist golf ball.”
AARON WISE ON HIS PRO V1
- “I just feel like Pro V1 is the most consistent ball across the bag. I feel like I always know what it’s going to do. I’ve played [a Titleist golf ball] since I was a kid, so I’ve learned it in and out. It’s got great spin around the greens, it’s long off the tee, and then my biggest thing is with iron shots in the wind, how the ball’s reacting and cutting through the wind, and I feel like the Pro V1 does an amazing job of that.”
- “One of the things I love about the Pro V1 is when I hit it hard, it doesn't get too spinny, but when I hit these little half shots and feel shots, which we do a lot with wedges to take a lot of spin off, it doesn’t lose too much spin to where it falls out of the air. And one of my favorite things to do is control my irons, especially with the middle irons, and just keep the ball down and not hit it very hard, because I feel like it keeps it out of the elements. So I feel like this ball does a great job of going low, but still having enough spin to stop on the greens and not roll out too far.”
- “Out here when they tuck pins, you have three, four yards at most in order to either have a great shot, or be shortsighted and kind of out of position, so knowing that this ball is going to fly the exact number that it’s going to, and I’ve got that dialed in with the TrackMan, it’s a huge deal knowing that it’s going to land within that gap, because if it doesn’t, you’re in a lot of trouble.”
CHAMPION CHOOSES 13 TITLEIST CLUBS
- The winner of the Memorial Tournament relied on a Pro V1 golf ball and 13 Titleist clubs, including a TSi3 driver, two TSi2 fairways, 620 CB and MB irons and three NEW Vokey Design SM9 wedges.
- The champion – who finished the week T7 in Strokes Gained: Off the Tee (+1.28) and T11 in Driving Accuracy (76.79%) – was one of the first players to get fit into a Titleist TSi driver when the models debuted on TOUR in September 2020.
- He put his TSi3 immediately in play in his first opportunity at the U.S. Open at Winged Foot, switching from a competitive brand, and has had it in the bag ever since.
- “The combination of speed and stability he was seeing with TSi3 was so good that he decided to make the switch right away at the U.S. Open,” said J.J. Van Wezenbeeck, Titleist’s Director of Player Promotions.
- Titleist TSi drivers have since become the most played driver on the PGA TOUR.
LPGA | U.S. Women’s Open
The U.S. Women’s Open champion played a Scotty Cameron Tourtype Special Select Timeless SSS putter in winning her second major championship and eighth LPGA title.
- For the week, she was second in Strokes Gained: Putting (+2.47 per round) and T3 in Putts per GIR (1.74).
- It is the same putter she used to win her first major (Evian Championship) last season.
- Titleist was the overwhelming field favorite for golf balls with 75% of the players teeing up a Pro V1 or Pro V1x (nearest competitor, 8%).
AMATEUR | NCAA Men’s Championship
Titleist was the No. 1 choice of competitors at this year’s NCAA Men’s Championship – including the individual champion, who trusted a Pro V1x golf ball and a full bag of Titleist equipment, including a TSi driver and fairway metal, T200 utility iron, 620 CB irons, NEW Vokey Design SM9 wedges and Scotty Cameron putter.
- The NCAA Men’s individual champion, a freshman at Vanderbilt University, birdied the first hole of a four-man playoff to claim the title.
- He is the ninth freshman in history to win the individual trophy.
What’s in the Bag of the NCAA Men’s Individual Champion?
Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1x
Driver: TSi3 9.0° | Mitsubishi Tensei 1K Pro White 60 TX
Fairway Metal: TSi2 16.5° | Project X HZRDUS Smoke Black RDX 80 TX
Utility Iron: T200 (2) | True Temper Dynamic Gold X100
Irons: 620 CB 4-9 | True Temper Dynamic Gold X100
Wedge: NEW Vokey Design SM9 46.10F, 52.08F, 56.10S & SM8 WedgeWorks 60T | True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 (46), Dynamic Gold S300 (52-56), Dynamic Gold S400 (60)
Putter: Scotty Cameron 009M prototype
Titleist Equipment Success
- Ninety percent of players (140 of 156) at the NCAA Championship teed up a Titleist Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball, more than 15 times the nearest competitor with nine. That includes three players on the NCAA-title winning team.
- Across both the NCAA Men’s and Women’s Championships, 92% (265 of 288) of competitors were Titleist golf ball players. That’s 24 times the nearest competitor with 11 (4%).
- Titleist was also the most played driver, fairway, hybrid, utility iron, iron, and wedge in Scottsdale, Ariz:
- Titleist was the most trusted driver with 67 players (43%), compared to 44 (28%) for the nearest competitor. TSi3 was the overwhelming field favorite with 53 players.
- More players also chose Titleist fairways (70/44%) and hybrids (13/52%).
- There were more than two times as many Titleist irons (75/48%) in play than any other brand, with more of college golf’s best gaming T100 irons than any other model.
- A total of 63 Titleist utilities (58%) were in play, more than three times the nearest competitor (18).
- 58% (269) of the gap, sand and lob wedges in play were Vokey Design wedges, more than three times the nearest competitor (80/17%) – with more NEW SM9’s in play than any other model.
- Across the six NCAA Men’s Regional championship sites, Titleist swept every major equipment category, with more players putting Titleist golf balls drivers, fairway metals, hybrids, utility irons, irons, wedges and putters in play than any other brand.
DP WORLD TOUR | Porsche European Open
Kalle Samooja (Pro V1) rallied to win his first DP World Tour title, posting a course-record 8-under 64 at Green Eagle GC to overturn a seven-shot deficit and win by two shots.
- Samooja – whose eight-birdie, no-bogey Sunday also earned him a spot in the upcoming U.S. Open – led a 1-through-9 finish for Titleist golf ball players in Germany, on the same day that Titleist golf ball players also swept the top 9 spots at the PGA TOUR’s Memorial Tournament.
- For the week, Samooja led the field in Strokes Gained: Tee to Green (+4.14).
- He was second in Strokes Gained: Approach (+2.13 per round), while hitting 72.23% greens in regulation (T2)
- He gained +1.01 strokes per round around the green (10th).
- Titleist was the overwhelming field favorite for golf balls with 74% of the players teeing up a Pro V1 or Pro V1x (nearest competitor, 15%).
- In addition to golf balls, Titleist was also the most trusted wedge at the event.
KORN FERRY TOUR | Rex Hospital Open
Davis Thompson (Pro V1) earned his first Korn Ferry Tour title on his 23rd birthday, closing in 2-under 69 for a one-shot victory.
- Davis, a former No. 1 in the World Amateur Golf Ranking, led a 1-2-3-4 finish for Titleist golf ball players, including Vincent Norman (Pro V1x) and Titleist Brand Ambassador Andrew Yun (Pro V1x), who tied for second.
- Titleist was the overwhelming field favorite for golf balls with 78% of the players teeing up a Pro V1 or Pro V1x (nearest competitor, 8%).
- In addition to golf balls, Titleist was also the most trusted driver, fairway, hybrid, utility iron, iron, and wedge at the event.
WINNER PLAYS TSi DRIVER, VOKEY SM9 WEDGES
- The winner of the Rex Hospital Open played a TSi3 9.0° driver, marking the sixth win for Titleist drivers this season on the Korn Ferry Tour, more than any other brand.
- He also played a TS3 15.0° fairway and three NEW Vokey Design SM9 wedges (50.08F, 54.08M, WedgeWorks 60T).
KOREAN TOUR | SK Telecom Open 2022
Bio Kim (Pro V1) captured his second victory this season, closing in 8-under par 63 for a seven-shot victory.
- Kim, 31, has now won eight-career KPGA Tour titles.
- Titleist was the overwhelming field favorite for golf balls with 67% of the players teeing up a Pro V1 or Pro V1x (nearest competitor, 18%).
ASIAN TOUR| International Series England
Scott Vincent (Pro V1) claimed his second victory in as many weeks, following up last week’s win on the Japan Tour with his first Asian Tour victory.
- Vincent, 30, shot a final-round 5-under 66 to win by one shot and lead a 1-through-8 finish for Titleist golf ball players.
- Of the 14 players who finished T10 or better, 13 played a Pro V1 or Pro V1x
- Titleist was the overwhelming field favorite for golf balls with 79% of the players teeing up a Pro V1 or Pro V1x (nearest competitor, 10%).