With a scrambling par on the final hole, Cameron Smith secured an impressive achievement at the Masters, becoming the first player to card all four rounds in the 60s (67-68-69-69).
- His 15-under 273 total left him in a tie for second place with fellow Presidents Cup teammate Sungjae Im.
- Titleist Brand Ambassador — Justin Thomas — carded a 12-under 276 to finish solo 4th.
What’s in the Bag?
NEW Pro V1x golf ball, TSi3 (10°) driver, TSi2 (15.0°) and TS2 (21.0°) fairway metals, U-500 (4) utility iron, T100 (5-9) irons, Vokey Design Black SM8 46-10F, Black SM8 52-08F, Black SM8 56-08M, Black SM8 60-04T wedges, and Scotty Cameron TFB 1.5 Teryllium putter.
Pro V1x golf ball, TS3 (9.5°) driver, TS2 (13.5°) fairway metal, 816H2 (19.0°) hybrid, T100 (3-PW) irons, Vokey Design Raw SM8 52-08F, Raw SM7 60-04L wedges, and Scotty Cameron Phantom F5 putter.
A CLOSER LOOK AT CAM SMITH'S NEW SETUP?
Cam Smith is always interested in new equipment, and he truly gets excited talking about what Titleist will come out with next, but according to Titleist Director of Player Promotion J.J. Van Wezenbeeck, “performance is always at the top.”
- That was the case with the new Pro V1x golf ball. In the three events Smith played with the new Pro V1x prior to his runner-up performance at the Masters, he finished T24 at Shriners, solo 11th at the CJ Cup @ Shadow Creek, and T4 at the Zozo Championship @ Sherwood.
- Smith’s early feedback after first testing the ball at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open consisted of: “In my first practice round with the New Pro V1x, I started with three straight birdies. Then I opened with four straight birdies in the second round. That’s good enough for me to put it straight into play this week.”
- Smith also converted to the New TSi3 driver the first week he had the opportunity at this year’s U.S. Open. Smith tested the new drivers with Van Wezenbeeck at TPC Sawgrass following the TOUR Championship. According to Van Wezenbeeck, Smith moved from Titleist TS2 (10.5°) into a New TSi3 (10.0°) “and saw instant performance improvements.”
- “Cameron always preferred the TS3 shaping, but was getting better launch and spin control with the TS2,” Van Wezenbeeck said. “When he started testing the New TSi3, we moved him into the PX HZRDUS Smoke Yellow 60 and immediately saw the higher launch, increased speed and added stability he was seeking. When we were done, he was prepared and had the confidence to put the new driver in play at the U.S. Open.”
- Smith also transitioned into the TSi2 fairway (15.0°) at the U.S. Open, which again provided him the easier and higher launch he likes. Van Wezenbeeck moved his CG slightly toe biased and one setting flatter.
Titleist was the #1 choice at the Masters from tee-to-green in six major equipment categories, including golf balls, drivers, fairways, hybrids, utility irons, irons and wedges.
- With 29 Titleist drivers in play, the breakdown included 23 New TSi (19 TSi3, 3 TSi2, 1 TSi4) models, more than all the other brand totals combined of any competitor.
- There were a total of NINE non-agreement players who made Titleist their driver of choice at the year’s final major, including four of the six amateurs in the field.
- The driver count win marks the first time in 20 years (since 2000) that Titleist was the most played driver at The Masters.
- The two amateurs that made the weekend play a Titleist golf ball and trust Titleist equipment throughout the bag.