Ahead of one of the strongest fields of the European Tour season, Titleist Brand Ambassador Brooks Koepka fired a stunning final round 65 to claim his maiden European Tour title at the Turkish Airlines Open. The American held off the challenge of Titleist golf ball loyalist Ian Poulter (new Pro V1x prototype) by one shot, and followed the example set by Titleist Brand Ambassador Victor Dubuisson, who also claimed his maiden European Tour title at this event twelve months ago. On the PGA Tour, Titleist Brand Ambassador Charlie Hoffman trusted the new Pro V1x prototype golf ball, as well as a full bag of Titleist equipment, to become the second player in two weeks to win with the new prototype Pro V1x. They were joined in the winners’ circle by four further players who also trusted the performance, quality and consistency of Titleist golf balls to claim victories on the LPGA Tour, Asian Tour, Australian Tour, and PGA Tour LatinoAmerica respectively.
Koepka trusted Titleist equipment from tee-to-green for his success at the Montgomerie Maxx Royal, including a Pro V1x golf ball, 915D2 driver, 915F fairway metal, 915H hybrid, CB irons, Vokey Design SM5 gap and sand wedges, Vokey Design SM4 TVD lob wedge, and Scotty Cameron GoLo 3 putter. This was the first week that Koepka played the new 915D2 in competitive play and he follows Titleist Brand Ambassador Alex Levy, in winning with the new 915 driver on the European Tour. Koepka posted a 17-under par, 271 winning total to secure a one shot win ahead of an all-Titleist golf ball 1-2-3 after Henrik Stenson (Pro V1x) finished alone in third place, two shots behind the champion. As well as being the choice of the leading three players, Titleist was also the overwhelming golf ball of choice at the limited field event, with 42 players, compared to 16 for the nearest competitor.
Charley Hoffman also trusted a full bag of Titleist equipment to win the OHL Classic at Mayakoba on the PGA Tour, including the new Pro V1x prototype golf ball, 915D2 driver, 915F fairway metal, CB and MB irons, Vokey Design SM5 pitching, gap, sand and lob wedges, and Scotty Cameron GoLo 5 putter. Hoffman became the second player to win with the new Pro V1x prototype golf ball, following Bubba Watson’s win at the WGC – HSBC Champions last week, after finishing one shot clear of fellow Pro V1x loyalist Shawn Stefani at El Camaleon in Mexico. Titleist was also the field favourite for golf balls at the tournament, with 83 players, more than four times the nearest competitor with 19.
Elsewhere, on the LPGA Tour, the winner trusted a Pro V1 to claim victory at the second hole of a sudden death play-off at the Lorena Ochoa Invitational, after finishing tied on a 15-under par, 273 leading total. On the Asian Tour, Pro V1x loyalist Rashid Khan captured his second Tour title at the Chiangmai Golf Classic in Thailand. Khan closed with a final round 68, to finish on a 17-under par, 271 winning total, one shot clear of two players, including fellow Pro V1x loyalist Jyoti Randhawa. On the Australian Tour, Anthony Brown came out on top in an all-Titleist Pro V1x sudden death playoff with Josh Geary to win the NSW Open Championship. On the PGA Tour LatinoAmerica, Brand Ambassador Jorge Fernandez-Valdes claimed his second Tour title with a two-shot victory at the Abierto de Chile.
A maiden European Tour title for Titleist Brand Ambassador Brooks Koepka, and Charlie Hoffman claiming the second victory for the new Pro V1x prototype, coupled with further wins around the world, continues to prove that the world’s best players put their trust in the superior performance of Titleist to deliver success.
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