Titleist Brand Ambassador Adam Scott became the first player to win a worldwide tour event playing a new Titleist Pro V1 prototype golf ball when he captured the Australian Masters by four shots. This achievement was matched by fellow golf ball loyalist Luke Donald, who claimed a five shot victory at the Dunlop Phoenix in Japan playing the new Titleist Pro V1x prototype golf ball. Scott and Donald led Titleist golf ball loyalists to a six-win weekend across worldwide professional tours which included victories on the European, LPGA, China and Latinoamerica Tours.
Adam Scott first put the new Titleist Pro V1 prototype golf ball into play three weeks ago at the HSBC Champions where he tied for 8th place, which he followed with a T5 finish at the Barclays Singapore Open. This week, Scott fired a final round 67 en route to a 17-under par, 271 total, to claim his national title and the 20th win of his professional career. Prior to the tournament, Scott described his performance with the Pro V1 protoype, “I put the new Pro V1 in play starting at HSBC and the Singapore Open. I’ve found it a very easy fit into my game, I’ve been very happy with the results, and I’ve played well. Certainly some of the new features of this new Pro V1 are very much what I like to see in my game. It has a little different trajectory, the spin around the greens gives me the control that I want, and the feel is fantastic”. Scott put his trust in the excellence of Titleist equipment from tee-to-green, including the new Pro V1 prototype golf ball, 910D3 driver, 910F fairway metal, prototype 712U utility iron, MB irons, Vokey Design SM4 wedges and Scotty Cameron Kombi Long putter. As well as being the choice of the champion at the event, Titleist was also the most played golf ball with 73% of the field putting their trust in the feel and control of the #1 ball in golf, nearly four times the nearest competitor with 22.
On the Japan Tour, playing the new Titleist Pro V1x prototype golf ball in competition for the first time, Luke Donald fired a final round 68 en route to a 16-under par, 268 victory total, to claim his third win of the season following victories at the Transitions Championship on the PGA Tour and the BMW PGA Championship on the European Tour.
Elsewhere, on the European Tour, it was a Titleist Pro V1x 1-2 finish at the South African Open Championship where Henrik Stenson ended a five year wait for a European Tour title, by claiming a 3 shot victory over George Coetzee. On the LPGA Tour, Titleist Pro V1x loyalist Na Yeon Choi captured the season-ending CME Group Titleholders, edging fellow golf ball loyalist So Yeon Ryu (Pro V1) by two shots. This was Choi’s second title of the year following her victory at the U.S. Women’s Open in July. On the China Tour, seventeen-year-old Jeung Hun Wang (Pro V1x) claimed his first career win at the China PGA Champions Tour Chongqing event by closing with consecutive rounds of 67. On the Latinoamerica Tour, Sebastian Vasquez headed a Titleist Pro V1x 1-2-3 to capture the inaugural Puerto Rico Classic in just his second professional start. These victories take Titleist’s 2012 worldwide golf ball win count to 180, compared to 24 for the nearest competitor.
With two of the world’s top players having the trust to immediately put the new Titleist Pro V1 or Pro V1x prototype golf ball into play, and their winning success, coupled with more wins around the world, further validates the superior performance and consistency of Titleist and the new Pro V1 and Pro V1x prototype golf balls.
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