Sunday, 06 July 2014
Fabrizio Zanotti  (Getty Images)
Fabrizio Zanotti (Getty Images)

Titleist Pro V1 loyalist Fabrizio Zanotti claimed the first European Tour title of his career at the BMW International Open this weekend, coming out on top of an all-Titleist golf ball four-man sudden death playoff. The stellar playoff line-up also included Titleist Brand Ambassador Rafael Cabrera-Bello (Pro V1x), World No. 2 Henrik Stenson (Pro V1x) and Gregory Havret (Pro V1x). Joining Zanotti in the winners’ circle this weekend were five further Titleist golf ball loyalists, who claimed victories across the LPGA Tour, Tour, Champions Tour, South African Tour and Korea Tour respectively.

Zanotti fired consecutive rounds of 65 on the weekend to surge into the all-Titleist playoff, which saw all four players finish regulation play on 19-under, 269. Titleist Brand Ambassador Cabrera-Bello also finished in impressive fashion to make his way into the playoff, closing birdie-eagle-birdie over the final three holes. Fellow Pro V1x loyalists Jamie Donaldson and Thongchai Jaidee were two of three players to finish one shot out of the playoff as Titleist golf ball loyalists secured six of the top seven positions on the leaderboard. As well as being the choice of the majority of top finishers in Cologne, Titleist golf balls were also the overwhelming choice of the field with 103 of the 156-player field putting their trust in the feel and consistency of a Pro V1 or Pro V1x, compared to 23 for the nearest competitor.

On the LPGA Tour, Pro V1x loyalist and World No. 1 Stacy Lewis birdied the 72nd hole to complete a final round 65 and capture the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship. Lewis finished on a 12-under par, 201 victory total, one shot clear of three Pro V1 loyalists including Cristie Kerr and Angela Stanford, as the top five finishers relied upon Titleist golf balls for their success. The success of Titleist golf balls continued on the Champions Tour, where Bernard Langer defeated Jeff Sluman in an all-Titleist Pro V1 play-off at the Senior Players Championship. This was Langer’s third victory of the year and his third Major title on the Champions Tour.

Elsewhere, on the Tour, Titleist golf ball loyalist Greg Owen (Pro V1x) posted a final round 67 to earn his maiden Tour win at the United Leasing Championship. Owen posted a 9-under par, 279 victory total to edge Titleist Brand Ambassadors Mark Hubbard and Ryan Armour by one stroke. On the South Africa Tour, Titleist Brand Ambassador Danie van Tonder closed with a final round 70 en route to a 12-under par, 204 victory total at the Vodacom Origins of Golf – Euphoria Golf Estate and Hydro. The one stroke win was the second of the year for van Tonder. On the Korean Tour, Titleist Pro V1x loyalist HeungChol Joo claimed a two stroke victory at the GunSan CC Open. Joo closed with a final round of 70 en route to a 13-under par, 275 victory total. These victories take Titleist’s 2014 worldwide golf ball win count to 87, compared to 19 for the nearest competitor. 

A maiden European Tour title for Titleist golf ball loyalist Fabrizio Zanotti, alongside further wins for players placing their trust in Titleist around the world continues to prove that the world’s best players trust the superior performance, quality and consistency of Titleist to deliver success.

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