Pro V1x loyalist Lee Westwood recorded his 40th worldwide career victory on Sunday by capturing the weather-delayed Maybank Malaysian Open by seven shots. Westwood trusted the feel and consistency of Titleist to fire a bogey-free final round 68 en route to an 18-under par, 270 winning total. Westwood continues his impressive form following his seventh place finish at last weeks’ Masters Tournament. The co-sanctioned European Tour and Asian Tour event at Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club, which the Englishman previously won in 1997, was suspended for over four hours on Sunday before Westwood completed an emphatic seven stroke victory. Westwood was joined in the winners’ circle this weekend by further Titleist golf ball loyalists who secured victories on the Korea Tour and Latinoamerica Tour respectively.
Westwood’s seven shot margin of victory was the largest of his 23 European Tour titles, and saw him headline a leaderboard where each of the top-four players put their trust in a Pro V1x golf ball for their success. Titleist Brand Ambassador Bernd Wiesberger, plus Pro V1x loyalists Louis Oosthuizen and Nicolas Colsaerts finished tied for second place. As well as being the choice of the champion in Kuala Lumpur, Titleist was also the top golf ball of choice of 91 players in the field, nearly four times more than the nearest competitor with 23. This bolsters the Titleist golf ball usage count on the 2014 European Tour, which now totals 1,361 players, compared to 240 for the nearest competitor.
Elsewhere, on the Korea Tour, Titleist Brand Ambassador DongMin Lee (Pro V1) trusted Titleist equipment from tee-to-green to earn his first career victory by capturing the DongBu Promy Insurance Open. Lee closed with a final round 66 en route to a 9-under par, 279 victory total, edging out Pro V1x loyalist SungHo Lee by three shots. Nine of the 11 players who finished amongst the Top-10 and ties at the event relied upon Titleist golf balls for their success, including each of the top seven. On the Latinoamerica Tour, Pro V1x loyalist William Kropp closed with a final round 69 to top fellow Pro V1x loyalist Angel Cabrera by one stroke to claim the Abierto OSDE del Centro title. Kropp finished on an 8-under par, 276 victory total at Cordoba Golf Club in Argentina to edge out defending champion Cabrera. These victories take Titleist’s 2014 worldwide golf ball win count to 44, compared to 7 for the nearest competitor.
A 40th worldwide career victory for Titleist golf ball loyalist Lee Westwood in Malaysia, coupled with further wins around the world for players putting their trust in Titleist, continues to prove that the world’s best players put their trust in the superior performance, quality and consistency of Titleist to deliver their success.