Jordan Spieth Completes Special Week for Titleist
We saw records broken and and extraordinary drama created at the 146th Open Championship, with Jordan Spieth becoming Champion Golfer of the Year and completing a memorable week for Titleist, with the Claret Jug holder using the latest Pro V1x and a full bag of the brand's equipment.
In a dramatic finish at Royal Birkdale, Spieth rallied with a collection of clutch shots down the stretch to earn his third career Major title and his third win of the 2017 season. The only player to fire four consecutive rounds in the 60’s (65-69-65-69), the Titleist Brand Ambassador played his final five holes in 5-under par. Finishing with a 12-under 268 victory total, Spieth claimed the third leg of the career Grand Slam, becoming only the second player to do so before the age of 24.
Beginning one of the most impressive performances in Open Championship history, Spieth made a bogey save on the 13th hole using a new Titleist 718 T-MB prototype 3-iron – a club he’d put in the bag for the first time that week. Arguably the most iconic shot of the tournament, and in modern golfing times, Spieth put his faith in the 718 prototype iron and New Pro V1x, hitting a blind shot from the driving range, and securing a phenomenal up-and-down. The improbable bogey ignited a championship-winning finish as the Titleist Brand Ambassador went on to post a birdie, eagle, birdie, birdie, par finish.
Relying upon the performance excellence of Titleist New Pro V1x, the champion golfer of the year sealed the 115th win for Titleist golf balls this season. Having trusted Titleist throughout his bag for all of his PGA Tour victories to date, this weekend was no different, with Spieth’s bag including the New Pro V1x golf ball, 915D2 driver, 915F fairway, 718 T-MB prototype 3-iron, 716 T-MB 4-iron, 716 AP2 (5-9) irons, Vokey Design SM6 pitching, gap, sand and lob wedges and Scotty Cameron putter.
Towards the top of the leaderboard, Spieth was joined by Titleist golf ball loyalist Haotong Li (New Pro V1) who finished solo 3rd following a Major championship Sunday-best 63. Following his win on The European Tour last week, fellow Titleist Brand Ambassador Rafa Cabrera Bello (Pro V1x) finished tied-fourth and not forgetting Titleist golf ball loyalist Branden Grace (Pro V1x) who made history all of his own. Putting his trust in the Titleist Pro V1x golf ball, Saturday’s round saw Grace card the first-ever 62 in major championship history and move from 4-over par to 4-under par, helping to secure him a tied-6th finish.
As well as being the choice of the champion, Titleist golf balls were the most played at the 146th Open Championship with 103 players (66%) teeing up the Pro V1 or Pro V1x, more than five times the nearest competitor with 20 – taking the #1 ball in golf’s 2017 worldwide count to 15,411 (72%), compared to 10% for the nearest competitor. The performance excellence of Titleist equipment also saw the brand top the counts for hybrids, iron sets, wedges and putters.
Elsewhere, on the LPGA Tour, Titleist New Pro V1x golf ball loyalist In-Kyung Kim claimed the Marathon Classic to become the LPGA's second two-time winner this season, joining fellow Titleist golf ball loyalist So Yeon Ryu in the feat. Posting a 21-under 263 victory total, Kim topped a leaderboard that featured 12 Titleist golf ball players among the 13 who placed in the top 10 and ties. On the Canadian Tour, at the Mackenzie Investments Open, Titleist Brand Ambassador Hank Lebioda fired a final round 4-under 66 to win his first professional title. The 23-year old won by eight shots over three players including fellow Titleist Brand Ambassador Daniel Kim, matching the PGA TOUR era record for largest margin of victory on the Mackenzie Tour. These victories take Titleist’s worldwide golf ball win count to 115, compared to 16 for the nearest competitor.
A dramatic victory at the year’s third Major for Titleist Brand Ambassador Jordan Spieth, along with a record-breaking round for Branden Grace and further wins around the world for players choosing the Pro V1 and Pro V1x, continues to prove that the world’s best players trust Titleist for their success.
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