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Titleist Pro V1x loyalist David Howell tasted victory for the first time in seven years with a sudden death playoff victory at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship. The Englishman topped Titleist Brand Ambassador Peter Uihlein with a birdie on the second hole of an all-Pro V1x playoff to take the title at St Andrews. Both players finished on a 23-under par, 265 total after regulation play, before Howell holed an eight foot putt to secure an emotional victory on the famous 18th hole, his first victory since the 2006 BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth. He was joined in the winners’ circle this weekend by five further Titleist golf ball loyalists across worldwide professional tours, with victories on the Web.com Tour, Champions Tour, Japan Tour, and China Tour, to record a five-win weekend for the #1 ball in golf.
Despite just falling short of the victory mark, Titleist Brand Ambassador Peter Uihlein continues his stunning form in his rookie season on the European Tour, after securing his first victory at the Madeira Islands Open earlier in the year. The American threatened to become the first player to shoot a 59 on the European Tour on Friday, before settling for a 60 when his eagle attempt on the final hole slid agonisingly by the cup. However, with the second top-2 finish in his last three starts and his seventh top-10 finish of the season, Uihlein has catapulted himself into the all-important Top 10 in the Race to Dubai standings. He trusted Titleist from tee-to-green, including the Pro V1x golf ball, 913D3 driver, 913F.d Low Spin fairway metal, 712U utility iron, 680 irons, Vokey Design gap, sand and lob wedges, and a Scotty Cameron putter. As well as being the choice of the top-2 finishers, Titleist golf balls were also the choice of the majority of the field at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, with 110 of the 168-player field putting their trust in the feel and consistency of a Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball.
Elsewhere, on the Web.com Tour, Titleist Brand Ambassador Chesson Hadley claimed the second victory of his rookie season at the season-ending Web.com Tour Championship. Hadley trusted a full bag of Titleist equipment to post a 10-under par, 270 victory total and finish two strokes clear of the field. On the Champions Tour, Pro V1x loyalist Kirk Triplett successfully defended his Nature Valley First Tee Open title at Pebble Beach by closing with a 4-under par, 68, to take a two stroke victory over fellow Pro V1x loyalists Doug Garwood and Dan Forsman, On the Japan Tour, Titleist Brand Ambassador Masahiro Kawamura claimed his first victory as a professional at the Asia-Pacific Panasonic Open by firing a final round 67 en route to a 9-under par, 275 winning total. On the China Tour, Pro V1x loyalist Ronald Jacob Ellison won the Qingdao Championship by two shots after finishing with a 14-under par, 274 victory total. These victories take Titleist’s 2013 worldwide win count to 124 across worldwide professional tours, compared to 33 for the nearest competitor.
An emotional return to the winners’ circle for Pro V1x loyalist David Howell, alongside five further wins for Titleist golf ball loyalists across worldwide professional tours, continues to prove that the world’s best players trust the superior performance, quality and consistency of Titleist to deliver their success.
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