Five shots behind with six holes to play, Danielle Kang (Pro V1x) won her second straight LPGA tour event, edging Lydia Ko (Pro V1x) by one shot at the Marathon Classic. Kang rallied with consecutive birdies on the 13th and 14th holes en route to a closing 3-under par 68 and 15-under 269 victory total. It was her fifth career LPGA Tour title.
In addition to the Pro V1x, the champion also relied upon TS3 (13.5°, 18.0°) fairway metals, 716 CB (4-9) irons, Vokey Design SM7 pitching (46°), gap (50°), sand (54°) and lob (58°) wedges, and a Scotty Cameron 009 putter for her success
Once again Titleist was the overwhelming field favorite with 124 players of the 149-player field teeing up a Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball .
Englishman Andy Sullivan (Pro V1x) cruised to a commanding victory at the English Championship, claiming his fourth career European Tour title. Sullivan never relinquished the lead he secured following a course-record 62 on Friday. He closed with a 6-under par 65 en route to a 27-under 257 victory total, seven shots clear of the runner-up who also trusted a Pro V1x. Sullivan advanced to 15th in the Race to Dubai Rankings with the win.
Titleist was the overwhelming top choice in golf balls with 90 (68%), more than four times the nearest competitor with 22.
Lee Hodges closed with an even-par 71 to capture the WinCo Foods Portland Open with an 11-under 273 victory total. Hodges finished two shots clear of David Lipsky (Pro V1x), who raced 34 spots up the leaderboard with a final round 6-under par 65. With the win, Hodges qualifies for the 2020 U.S. Open.
Also qualifying for being in the top five of the Korn Ferry at the end of the Portland Open are Paul Barjon (Pro V1x) and Titleist Brand Ambassadors Davis Riley and Will Zalatoris, who have already won twice and once, respectively, this year. Zalatoris finished solo 6th, three shots behind Hodges in Portland.
What’s in Lee Hodges’ Winning Titleist Bag?
TS2 (8.5°) driver, TS3 (15.0°) fairway metal, U510 3-iron, T100 (4-6) irons, 620 CB (7-9) irons, Vokey Design pitching (46°), gap (52°), sand (56°) and lob (60°) wedges, Scotty Cameron GoLo S1 putter
SeongHyeon Kim (Pro V1) posted a one-shot victory at the KPGA Championship to register his first career victory. Kim closed with a 3-under par 67 en route a 5-under par 275 victory total.
Titleist Brand Ambassador JaeKyeong Lee (Pro V1x, TS2/9.5 driver, TS2/15 fairway metal, 818H2/19 hybrid, 620 CB/620MB irons, Vokey Design SM8 pitching/46.10F, gap/52.08F and sand/56.08M wedges) tied for 2nd place following a final round 5-under par 65, one shot behind Kim. Kim topped a leaderboard that featured nine Titleist players among the 12 who finished among the Top 10 and ties.
Titleist was the field favorite in golf balls (121/78%), drivers (65/46%), irons (66/42%) and wedges (284/68%).