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Five victories, a Major win and domination across leaderboards this PGA Tour season sees Titleist Brand Ambassador, Justin Thomas, capture the FedEx Cup
Titleist Brand Ambassador, Justin Thomas, trusted Titleist equipment from tee-to-green, to seal a remarkable season and capture the FedEx Cup after a second-place finish at the Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Club. As well as trusting the performance excellence of the Pro V1x golf ball, Thomas used Titleist equipment throughout his bag, including 917D2 driver, 917F2 and 915Fd fairway metals, 716 CB 4-iron, new 718 MB 5-9 irons, Vokey Design SM6 pitching and lob wedges, Vokey Design SM5 gap and sand wedges and a Scotty Cameron X5 putter.
Victory in the FedEx Cup added a final polish to an incredible 12 months for the 24-year-old, in which he has captured no fewer than five PGA Tour titles and risen to No.4 in the Official World Golf Ranking.
Thomas’ season started off in fine style, defending his CIMB Classic title in Malaysia before ringing in the new year with a first victory of 2017 for New Pro V1x at the SBS Tournament of Champions in Hawaii. Thomas put the seal on back-to-back wins just one week later, posting four sub-70 rounds, including an opening 59, to claim the Sony Open in Hawaii.
Already recognised as the hottest player of the 2016-17 season, Thomas achieved his greatest victory to date at the 99th PGA Championship. Continuing to trust a full line of Titleist equipment, including the, at the time, prototype Titleist 718 irons, Thomas sealed his maiden Major victory with a stunning final round of 68 at Quail Hollow.
The Kentucky native clinched his fifth and final win of the season at the Dell Technologies Championship, where he edged out fellow Titleist Brand Ambassador, Jordan Spieth, to record victory on an eight-win weekend for the #1 Ball in Golf and head into the final events of the FedEx Cup Playoffs in second position.
While Spieth looked favourite to capture the lucrative $10m FedExCup bonus, final round birdies at the 16th and 17th holes of the season-ending Tour Championship helped to catapult Thomas into second place for the tournament on 11-under-par, and top of the rankings overall.
Open Champion Spieth began the week 200 points ahead of his friend and compatriot, but a seven-under-par finish left the Champion Golfer of the Year in seventh place for the tournament and second on the FedEx Cup points list.
During the 2016/17 season, across worldwide professional tours, Titleist has been the unwavering ball of choice, as more players put their trust in the Pro V1 and Pro V1x family than all other brands combined. In fact this season, 72% of all Tour players across the globe have teed up a Titleist golf ball, compared to just 10% for the nearest competitor. It was a similar story at the PGA Tour’s Tour Championship, where 60% of the limited field of 30 players relied upon the performance excellence of a Titleist golf ball, three times the nearest competitor.
Joining Thomas in the winners’ circle this weekend is Titleist Pro V1 loyalist Lucas Bjerregaard, who claimed his maiden European Tour title at the Portugal Masters alongside Pro V1x loyalists Nicholas Lindheim (Web.com Tour) and Taihei Sato (China Tour), as well as SeungHyuk Kim who relied upon the Titleist Pro V1 to seal victory on the Korean Tour.
Four victories worldwide over the weekend take Titleist’s worldwide golf ball win count to 162, compared to 27 for the nearest competitor.
A landmark victory for Titleist Brand Ambassador, Justin Thomas, along with multiple wins around the world, continue to prove that the world’s best players trust Titleist for their success.
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