It was an all-Titleist final at the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play where Titleist golf ball loyalist Bubba Watson (Pro V1x) topped Kevin Kisner (Pro V1) 7 and 6 for his second World Golf Championships crown and his second win in two months.
Watson won the Genesis Open for the third time in February. That marked his first victory in two years, and his first since returning to the Titleist golf ball to start the 2017-18 season.
Sunday’s win was the 11th of Watson’s career, which includes two Masters Green Jackets and his 2015 victory at the WGC - HSBC Champions, all with a Titleist golf ball.
“It's crazy to think about it,” Watson said after the win. “I’ve got two World Golf Championships, counting this one, and two majors. I'm done, you know? It's unbelievable to think about that, giving my mom a hug, six years old, having one golf club for a year, no lessons. It's absolutely remarkable that I'm able to lift a trophy like this.”
Kisner reached the final by winning his semifinal match in 19 holes, while Watson advanced after edging Titleist Brand Ambassador Justin Thomas (Pro V1x), as three of the final four relied upon Titleist golf balls for their success.
Thomas vaulted to No. 2 in the Official World Golf Rankings with his performance.
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Titleist was the overwhelming golf ball of choice at the WGC - Dell Match Play with 69% of players in the elite field of 64 trusting a Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball, more than four times the nearest competitor with 16% and more than all competitors combined.*
Titleist was also the top choice in the hybrid (12) and irons (19) categories. Vokey Design Wedges topped the approach, sand and lob wedge (75) category and Scotty Cameron putters were the top choice in putters (24).*
* Equipment counts provided by Darrell Survey