Titleist Brand Ambassador Michael Hoey enjoyed the perfect weekend with a pair of stunning rounds of 65, blazing through the field to win his fourth European Tour title at the Trophée Hassan II. Playing on the Moroccan King’s private golf course, Golf du Palais Royal, Hoey posted a 17-under par total to clinch victory by three shots and move inside the Top-15 on the Race to Dubai. Hoey’s first victory in 2012 comes on the back of two wins in 2011, at the Madeira Islands Open and Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, and continues to boost Titleist’s position as the overwhelming choice of champions around the world in 2012.
Hoey trusted a host of Titleist equipment on his way to victory, including the Pro V1x golf ball, 910D3 driver, 910F fairway metal, 910H hybrid, Titleist AP2 (712) irons and Vokey Design SM4 sand and lob wedges. Hoey’s fellow Titleist golf ball loyalist, Jamie Donaldson (Pro V1), fired a course record 11-under par 61 on Sunday, vaulting himself into a share for third alongside fellow Titleist golf ball loyalists Philip Price (Pro V1x) and Robert Coles (Pro V1x). Donaldson covered his front nine in just 28 shots, one off the European Tour record, before making birdie at his tenth hole to move 9-under par. Donaldson’s 61 equalled his lowest ever round on the European Tour. As well as being the choice of the champion, Titleist golf balls were also the choice of the majority of the field in Morocco, with 70 players putting their trust in the legendary Pro V1 franchise, compared to 21 for the nearest competitor.
Elsewhere, on the LPGA Tour, Pro V1x loyalist and World #1 Yani Tseng claimed her second consecutive title, with victory at the Kia Classic. Tseng led wire-to-wire in California, posting a 14-under par total to finish six shots clear of fellow Titleist golf ball loyalist Sun Young Yoo (Pro V1). With her third victory of the 2012 season, Tseng becomes the second youngest player to reach 15 career LPGA Tour victories at the age of 23. Joining Tseng and Yoo towards the top of the leaderboard was Shanshan Feng (Pro V1x) and Jiyai Shin (Pro V1) who tied for third on 7-under par as each of the top three finishers trusted Titleist for their success. On the OneAsia Tour, Titleist golf ball loyalist Nick Cullen (Pro V1x) trusted a host of Titleist equipment on his way to winning the Enjoy Jakarta Indonesia Open. Cullen edged fellow Pro V1x loyalist David Smail into second, posting a 9-under par total for a one shot margin of victory. These victories enhance Titleist’s 2012 worldwide golf ball win count to 33, compared to 5 for the nearest competitor.
A fourth career European Tour victory for Titleist Brand Ambassador Michael Hoey, coupled with further victories for Titleist golf ball loyalists, continues to prove that the world’s best players opt for the performance excellence of Titleist for their success.
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