PGA TOUR | World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba
Viktor Hovland (Pro V1) became the first player to win consecutive events at Mayakoba and established a new tournament scoring record in the process.
- He finished four shots clear of fan favorite Carlos Ortiz, who was runner-up for the second time in three years at this event.
- Titleist Brand Ambassador Justin Thomas (Pro V1x) and Ryder Cup teammate Scottie Scheffler (Pro V1), finished solo third and fourth, respectively as eight of the top 10 finishers relied upon Titleist golf balls for their success.
- The win is the third for Titleist golf ball players on the 2021-22 PGA TOUR.
TITLEIST IS TOP CHOICE
- Titleist was the field favorite across seven major equipment categories this week, including golf balls, drivers, hybrids, utility irons, irons, wedges, and putters.
- One hundred (100) players in the field of 132 teed up a Titleist Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball, compared to 11 for the nearest competitor.
- TSi3 was the most played driver model with 31, while the T100 was the most played iron model (14).
- More than half the field carried Vokey Design wedges (54%).
EUROPEAN | Portugal Masters
Titleist Brand Ambassador Thomas Pieters (Pro V1) won his fifth career European Tour title, capturing the Portugal Masters by two shots over three players.
- Pieters entered the final round tied atop the leaderboard with Matthieu Pavon (Pro V1) before closing with a 68 – his fourth consecutive round in the 60’s – en route to a 19-under par, 265 victory total.
- Titleist Brand Ambassador Lucas Bjerregaard finished in a three-way tie for 2nd that included Pavon.
THOMAS PIETERS SWITCHES TO TITLEIST
- After several years as a professional playing the equipment of a competitive brand, Thomas Pieters became free to choose what he wanted and made the switch to the Titleist Pro V1 golf ball and TSi2 driver at the end of 2020.
- He saw immediate gains with the new combination which led him to play a full bag of Titleist equipment beginning in 2021.
- According to Titleist Tour Representative Liam McDougall, “Thomas is an extremely hard worker who takes performance seriously. He has worked extensively with our team with all the equipment through his bag and on all aspects of his game, but especially around the statistical areas that he felt he needed to improve upon. He has been a regular visitor to the Titleist Performance Centre at Woburn since joining our team and it is great to see all his hard work pay off.”
- Quoting Thomas: “It feels amazing, really … It felt like a long time between victories. It’s never easy coming down the stretch. I knew I needed a birdie on the last two and that putt on the last was fantastic. I really fancied it, perfect speed and it was nice … (On 17) was one of my better five irons. The feeling you get when you hit that shot is amazing, that’s why I play golf.”
What’s in Thomas Pieters’ Titleist Bag?
Golf Ball: Pro V1
Driver: TSi2 10°
Irons: T100 (3), 620 CB (4), 620 MB (5-9)
Wedges: Vokey Design SM8 pitching (46°), gap (52°), sand (56°) and lob (58°)
Putter: Scotty Cameron SB-2
What’s in Lucas Bjerregaard’s Titleist Bag?
Golf Ball: Pro V1
Driver: TSi3 9°
Irons: 620 CB (4) and 620 MB (5-9)
Wedges: Vokey Design SM8 pitching (46°), gap (50°), sand (56°) and lob (60°)
Putter: Scotty Cameron Newport 2
PGA TOUR CHAMPIONS | TimberTech Championship
The winner, who had to qualify for his first PGA TOUR Champions event three months ago, trusted a Pro V1 to post a two-shot victory in the TimberTech Championship and advance to the Charles Schwab Cup Championship.
- He achieved the feat in just nine tournaments since qualifying for the Boeing Classic in late August - his PGA TOUR Champions debut.
- Finishing at 17-under 199, the winner moved from No. 46 to No. 22 in the Charles Schwab Cup standings.
- The champion, who didn’t have any status when he turned 50 on July 28, qualified for the Boeing Classic two weeks later where he tied for seventh and continued his successful run to the tour’s postseason.
- Bernhard Langer (Pro V1x) goes to the final event next week in Phoenix as the No. 1 seed.
JAPAN | Mynavi ABC Championship
Yosuke Asaji (Pro V1) captured the 50th anniversary of the Mynavi ABC Championship for his third career JGTO title.
- There was a three-way tie on the 17th tee, which Asaji broke with a birdie and then added another on the final hole for a two shot victory.
- Asaji posted his previous two wins in 2019.
- His final round 4-under par 68 gave him a 16-under 272 victory total.
KOREA | LG SIGNATURE Players Championship
At the 2021 season finale, Titleist golf ball loyalist BiO Kim (Pro V1x) captured the LG SIGNATURE Players Championship by six shots for the sixth crown of his KPGA Tour career.
- Kim fired a final round 9-under par 63 en route to a 23-under par 265 victory total.
- He topped a leaderboard on which 10 of the 11 players who finished among the top 10 and ties relied upon Titleist golf balls for their success.
- According to CNPS, Titleist was the top choice in golf balls (58/78.4%), drivers (40/54.1%), fairways (46/53.9%), hybrids (62/53.4%), irons (40/54.1%), wedges (151/74.8%) and putters (34/45.9%), sweeping every major equipment category at the LG SIGNATURE Players Championship.
- Titleist Brand Ambassador JooHyung Kim (Pro V1x, TSi3 driver, TSi2/TS3 fairway metals, T100 (4-P) irons, Vokey Design SM8 gap/52.12F, sand/56.10S and lob/60.06K wedges, Scotty Cameron Phantom X 5.5 putter) finished solo second at the event, but became the top golfer on the KPGA Tour.
- The 19-year-old swept the KPGA Tour triple crown of Prize Money, KPGA Genesis Point Rank, and lowest stroke average.
- In addition, the 2021 KPGA Rookie of the Year award went to Titleist Brand Ambassador DongEun Kim (Pro V1x, TSi3 driver, TSi2 fairway metals, 718 T-MB/2, T100/4-5 and 620MB/6-9 irons, Vokey Design SM8 pitching/46.10F, gap/52.08F and lob/58.08M wedges).
CHINA | Hengdian Championship
Titleist Brand Ambassador Shun Yat Hak (Pro V1) fired a final round 8-under 64 en route to a 21-under 267 victory total, an overwhelming nine shots clear of runner-up Han Xue (Pro V1).
- The win is the third of Hak’s professional career.
- Each of the top nine finishers relied upon Titleist golf balls for their success.
What's in Shun Yat Hak's Titleist Bag?
Golf Ball: Pro V1
Driver: TSi3 9°
Fairway Metal: TSi3 13.5°
Hybrid: TSi3 18°
Irons: T100 (4-9)
Wedges: Vokey Design SM8 pitching (46°), sand (54°) and lob (60°)
Putter: Scotty Cameron Newport 1.5 009
KORN FERRY | Qualifying
At the final qualifying stage for players seeking to improve their status on the 2022 Korn Ferry Tour, Titleist was the overwhelming choice across every equipment category.