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Victory for Titleist Brand Ambassador Justin Thomas seals historic eight-win weekend for #1 Ball in Golf at the PGA Tour Dell Technologies Championship
Titleist Brand Ambassador, Justin Thomas, followed-up a historic recent triumph at the 2017 PGA Championship with a fifth title of the season at the PGA Tour’s Dell Technologies Championship. Thomas trusted the performance of the Pro V1x golf ball and Titleist’s 917D2 driver to edge fellow Titleist Brand Ambassador, Jordan Spieth, to victory at TPC Boston.
Thomas (Pro V1x, 917D2 driver, 917F2 and 915Fd fairway metal, 716 CB 4-iron, 718 MB 5-9 irons, Vokey Design SM6 pitching and lob wedges, Vokey Design SM5 gap and sand wedges, Scotty Cameron X5 putter) closed with a 5-under par round of 66 en route to a 17-under 267 total, three shots clear of his good friend and fellow Major winner. The victory sees Thomas close in on Spieth’s No.2 position at the top of the Official World Golf Ranking, reaching a career-high position of world No.4.
It was the second straight runner-up finish for Spieth in the FedEx Cup Playoffs, a result which vaulted the American to No.1 in the series standings, just ahead of Thomas.
Titleist was the overwhelming ball of choice amongst the field of 96, with 60% teeing up either Pro V1 or Pro V1x, four times more than the nearest competitor. Titleist was also the most played hybrid (14/34%), iron (25/26%), wedge (117/45%) and putter (44/46%) in the second FedEx Cup Playoff event, while Thomas’ win increases Titleist’s 2016-17 tour-leading win counts across the golf ball (23), iron (12), wedge (20) and putter (21) categories.
Thomas’ sensational Monday finish was also the climax of an unprecedented weekend for the legendary Pro V1 family of golf balls, with no fewer than eight titles across the world being captured by Titleist golf ball loyalists.
At the European Tour’s D+D Czech Masters, Haydn Porteous (Pro V1x) closed with a 3-under par 69 to earn a second career European Tour title, edging out overnight leader and Titleist Brand Ambassador, Lee Slattery, by two shots. Of the field of 156 at Albatross Golf Resort, 113 (72%) trusted the performance of Titleist golf balls, more than seven times the nearest competitor.
Fellow Titleist Brand Ambassador, Peter Uihlein, also entered the winners’ circle, and in the process earned his 2017-18 PGA Tour card as one of the top-25 finishers in the Web.com Tour Finals, with a Sunday-best 6-under par 65 at the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship. Uihlein (Pro V1x) was one of 100 players in the field of 131 (76%) to put their faith in the #1 ball in golf, nearly six times the nearest competitor.
There were further victories on the PGA Tour Champions for Titleist Pro V1 golf ball loyalist, Scott McCarron; on the Sunshine Tour for Jared Harvey (Pro V1); at the Australasian Tour’s NT PGA Championship for an amateur player using Pro V1x; at the DGB Open on the Korea Tour for HyungSeok Seo (Pro V1); and in the Japan Tour’s Fujisankei Classic for Pro V1x player Hyun-Woo Ryu.
Eight victories over the weekend take Titleist’s worldwide golf ball win count to 146, compared to 23 for the nearest competitor.
A fifth victory of the year in the FedEx Cup Playoffs for Titleist Brand Ambassador, Justin Thomas, accompanied by a further seven wins for Titleist golf balls worldwide, continue to prove that the world’s best players trust Titleist for their success.
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