LPGA TOUR | Solheim Cup
Spain’s Carlota Ciganda stuck her Pro V1x golf ball to two feet on the par-3 17th Sunday at Finca Cortesin, setting up the birdie that clinched her singles victory and the Solheim Cup for Team Europe.
- Ciganda’s point was the sixth and final point of the day for Europe, bringing their total to 14 – enough to retain the cup.
- Titleist golf ball players secured all six European points on Sunday with Leona Maguire (Pro V1), Anna Nordqvist (Pro V1), Caroline Hedwall (Pro V1), Maja Stark (Pro V1) and Ciganda all winning their matches outright. Georgia Hall (Pro V1x) and Gemma Dryburgh (Pro V1x) each secured half points.
- All square after the 15th, Ciganda made consecutive birdies on 16 and 17 to win her match, 2 up.
- No one earned more points over the three days than Ciganda, who went a perfect 4-0-0 on home soil.
- “I'm very happy to win the four points in Spain in front of the home crowd. … I think there is nothing like this,” Ciganda said. “To play in Spain in front of your home crowd on Spanish soil, and to have my name being chanted, it's really amazing, very special and just something that I won't forget.
- Hedwall also provided Europe a crucial point late Sunday, having been 3-down with six holes to play before making birdies on Nos. 13, 14, 16, 17 and 18 to win, 2 up.
- In total, 10 ½ of the 12 points earned Sunday were by Pro V1 and Pro V1x players, including U.S. match winners Megan Khang (Pro V1), Danielle Kang (Pro V1x), Angel Yin (Pro V1) and Lilia Vu (Pro V1x). Cheyenne Knight (Pro V1) earned a half point.
TITLEIST IS #1 BALL AT SOLHEIM CUP
- Titleist was the overwhelming most played golf ball this week in Spain, with 18 competitors (75%) across both teams teeing up a Pro V1 or Pro V1x. Ten of the 12 players on Team Europe played a Pro V1 or Pro V1x en route to retaining the Solheim Cup.
- Pro V1 player Carlota Ciganda, the Cup’s leading point-getter, won all four of her matches playing a Pro V1x.
- Pro V1 players Megan Khang (3-0-1) and Cheyenne Knight (2-0-1) also went undefeated.
Team Europe (10)
Celine Boutier – Pro V1x
Carlota Ciganda – Pro V1x
Gemma Dryburgh – Pro V1x
Linn Grant – Pro V1
Georgia Hall – Pro V1x
Caroline Hedwall – Pro V1
Leona Maguire – Pro V1
Anna Nordqvist – Pro V1
Emily Kristine Pedersen – Pro V1
Maja Stark – Pro V1
Team U.S.A. (8)
Allisen Corpuz – Pro V1
Ally Ewing – Pro V1x
Danielle Kang – Pro V1x
Megan Khang – Pro V1
Cheyenne Knight – Pro V1
Jennifer Kupcho – Pro V1
Lilia Vu – Pro V1x
Angel Yin – Pro V1
EMILY K. PEDERSEN’S HISTORIC ACE: PRO V1 + NEW T100
- Titleist Brand ambassador Emily Kristine Pedersen aced the par-3 12th hole during Friday’s fourball matches for just the second hole-in-one in Solheim Cup history.
- Faced with a 178-yard shot from an elevated tee, Pedersen pulled her NEW T100 7-iron and aimed for the left side of the green.
- Her Pro V1 landed just off the edge of the putting surface, taking a soft hop before rolling down the slope and into the cup.
What’s in the Bag? | Emily K. Pedersen
Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1
Driver: TSR3 10.0° | Tensei CK Pro White 60 S-Flex
Fairway Metal: TSR2 16.5° | Tour AD GP 7 S-Flex
Hybrid: TSR2 21.0° | Hzrdus Smoke Black RDX 80HY 6.0-Flex
Irons: NEW T100 4-9 | KBS Tour 120 S-Flex
Wedges: Vokey Design SM9 46.10F, 52.08F, 54.12D, WedgeWorks 58.04L wedges | KBS Tour 120 S-Flex
Putter: Scotty Cameron Timeless Plus tour prototype
PGA TOUR CHAMPIONS | PURE Insurance Championship
Thongchai Jaidee (Pro V1x) emerged victorious from a four-hole playoff, making par on the par-5 18th at Pebble Beach to clinch his second career PGA Tour Champions title.
- Jaidee carded rounds of 65-67 over the weekend to vault to the top of the leader board and post 14 under.
- He made 19 birdies over the three rounds (Round 1 at Spyglass Hill, Rounds 2 and 3 at Pebble Beach).
KPGA | 2023 iMBank Open
Inhoi Hur (Pro V1x Yellow) shot a final round 9-under 62 to earn his fifth career KPGA title in runaway fashion.
- The only player to post all four rounds in the 60’s, Hur ended the week at 20 under par, four shots clear of second place and eight shots clear of third.
- Twelve of the 13 players in the top 10 of the final leader board played a Titleist golf ball, while Titleist was the most played brand in every major equipment category (ball, driver, fairway, hybrid, iron, wedge, putter).
JGTO | Panasonic Open Golf Championship
Tomoharu Otsuki (Pro V1) claimed his third career JGTO title, turning in a bogey-free final round 66 to win by three.
- Otsuki carded four back-nine birdies on his way to pulling away from the field and reaching 20 under for the week at Onotoyo Golf Club.
ASIAN TOUR | Yeangder TPC
Titleist Brand Ambassador Poom Saksansin earned his fourth career Asian Tour title, winning by three in Thailand while leadng a 1-through-8 finish for Titleist golf ball players.
- Saksansin, gaming a Pro V1x golf ball and TSR3 driver among his all-Titleist setup, shot a final 6-under 66 – his fourth round of 68 or better – to reach 24 under for the week.
What’s in the Bag? | Poom Saksansin
Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1x
Driver: TSR3 10.0°
Fairway Metal: TSR3 15.0°
Hybrid: 910H 19.0°
Irons: T100 4-PW
Wedges: Vokey Design SM9 52.08F, 56.10S, 60.04L
Putter: Scotty Cameron Phantom X 7.5 tour prototype
SUNSHINE TOUR | PGA Championship
Rupert Kaminski (Pro V1x) earned his first career Sunshine Tour victory, closing with rounds of 66-72 through difficult conditions on a 36-hole final day.
- Kaminski’s 8-under total was good for a one-shot victory and moved him to No. 5 in the season-long Order of Merit.