The PGA Tour heads to Long Island, NY this week for the second major of the year, the PGA Championship. The Black Course at Bethpage State Park is hosting the event for the first time, demanding power, precision, creativity and mental toughness from the elite field in pursuit of the Wannamaker Trophy.
Titleist is once again the most popular golf ball choice among players at the PGA Championship, with 63% of players in the 156-man field (98 players) trusting a Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball, more than four times the nearest competitor with 14% (21 players) and more than all other competitor brand golf balls combined.
Titleist is also the #1 choice among players in the hybrids (30) and irons (41) categories. Vokey Design Wedges also topped the approach, sand and lob wedge category with 182 Vokey models in play.
In addition, 31 players this week are trusting one golf brand, Titleist, from tee-to-green, throughout the entire bag — a vote of confidence that speaks volumes on a course as demanding as The Black.
As we get ready for an exciting weekend on one of golf's most iconic tracks, let's take a look at the gear that a few of these Titleist Brand Ambassadors will be relying on at the 101st edition of the PGA Championship.
Jordan Spieth: Pro V1x golf ball, TS3 driver (10.5°), TS2 fairway metal (15°), 818 H2 hybrid (21°), 718 TMB (4) and 718 AP2 (5-9) irons, Vokey Design SM7 pitching (46.10 F Grind), gap (52.08 M Grind), sand (56.10 S Grind) and lob (60.04 T Grind) wedges, Scotty Cameron 009 putter.
Best PGA Championship Finish: Runner-up | 2015
Adam Scott: Pro V1 golf ball, TS3 (9.5°) driver, TS2 (16.5°) fairway metal, 716 T-MB (3) and 680 (4-9) irons, Vokey Design SM7 pitching (48.08 F Grind), gap (52.08 F Grind), sand (56.10 S Grind) and prototype lob (60.06 K Grind) wedges, SCotty Cameron Xperimental prototype putter.
Best PGA Championship Finish: 3rd | 2006, 2018
Jimmy Walker: Pro V1 golf ball, TS3 (8.5°) driver, TS3 (15°) fairway metal, 718 T-MB (3,4 and 718 MB (5-9) irons, Vokey Design SM7 pitching (48.10 F Grind), sand (54.08 M Grind) and lob (SM7 60.04 L Grind, SM6 64T) wedges.
Best PGA Championship Finish: PGA Champion | 2016
Webb Simpson: Pro V1 golf ball, TS3 (10.5°) driver, TS2 (15°) and 913 Fd (18°) fairway metals, 913 Hd (20°) and 915 Hd (23.5°) hybrids, 718 MB (5-PW) irons, Vokey Design SM7 sand (54.14 K Grind) and prototype lob (60.06 K Grind) wedges.
Best PGA Championship Finish: T-13 | 2016
Max Homa: Pro V1 golf ball, TS4 driver (9.5°), TS3 fairway metal (15°), 818H2 Hybrid (19.0°), 718 MB (4-9) irons, Vokey Design SM7 pitching (46.10 F Grind), gap (50.12 F Grind), sand (54.14 F Grind) and lob (60.04 L Grind) wedges, Scotty Cameron T5 W putter.
First PGA Championship Appearance | 2019
Good luck to all of #TeamTitleist at Bethpage