Since the original Pro V1 first entered the winners’ circle at the Invensys Classic on the PGA Tour in October 2000, the Pro V1 and Pro V1x golf balls have set unrivalled levels of success. Last weekend, as the best players in the world competed for the richest prize in golf at the final event of the FedExCup, Pro V1 loyalist Henrik Stenson set another milestone as he claimed the 2,013th win for the Pro V1 franchise. Like the inaugural Pro V1 winner almost 13 years to the day earlier, Stenson fired four rounds in the 60’s to earn victory, and added another chapter to the Pro V1’s ever increasing catalogue of records.
Although the Pro V1 was quick to make its mark on the PGA Tour when 47 players put it into play the first week it was available in October 2000 - marking the largest pluralistic switch of equipment at one event in golf history – the Pro V1 and Pro V1x have enjoyed prolonged success at every level of the game. Since that week in October 2000, over 266,000 players across worldwide professional tours have put their trust in the Pro V1 franchise, accumulating an incredible 2,013 victories and firmly positioning the Pro V1 as the most trusted performance choice for the majority of players around the world.
The Pro V1 has tasted success at every level, with the 2001 U.S. Open Champion quickly adding the first Major title to the ever increasing list of PGA Tour victories for the Pro V1. When the winner of The Masters in 2003 won his first green jacket the Titleist Pro V1 had been trusted by at least one winner at each of the game’s four Majors, completed the Grand Slam. The following year in 2004, Titleist completed what has been labelled the ‘Brand Slam’ as all four Major champions put their trust in the Pro V1 or Pro V1x.
Titleist golf balls have been the #1 choice of more players than any other at the U.S. Open for 65 consecutive years
and at the Open Championship since records began. Away from the worldwide professional Tours, the Pro V1 also remains the #1 choice at every level of the game including the biggest club professional and amateur events in the world, with the 2013 British Amateur, British Boys Amateur and U.S. Amateur counts all being dominated by the Pro V1 and Pro V1x.
The seventh generation of Pro V1 (and sixth of Pro V1x) was launched in January 2013 and with Major success
at The Masters in the hands of Titleist Brand Ambassador Adam Scott and the USPGA Championship with Titleist Brand Ambassador Jason Dufner, as well as Titleist golf ball loyalist Henrik Stenson capturing golfs’ richest prize, the Titleist Pro V1 success story is perfectly placed to continue indefinitely. In 2013 alone, Titleist golf balls have recorded a worldwide win count of 119 across professional tours.
Titleist Pro V1 - The story so far
June, 2000: The "100 Player March” commences as prototype Pro V1 golf balls are sampled with over 100 Titleist players on the PGA TOUR. Titleist research and design associates, tour representatives and executives work the driving range and walk the fairways and greens with players during practice rounds, soliciting feedback on the new golf ball.
October 11, 2000: Forty-seven golfers put the new Pro V1 golf ball in play at the Invensys Classic in Las Vegas the first week it is available for competition. The number of Pro V1 players exceeds the total of all competitors’ solid construction golf balls, making it the largest pluralistic shift of equipment at one event in golf history.
October 15, 2000: A long-time Titleist Brand Ambassador fires five consecutive rounds in the 60’s to win the Invensys Classic and secure the first-ever win by a Pro V1 player.
January, 2001: Titleist Brand Ambassador Adam Scott becomes the first player to use the Pro V1 for victory on the European Tour, firing a 21-under par 267 at the Alfred Dunhill Championship.
May, 2001: The 1 millionth dozen Pro V1 is shipped from the Titleist golf ball manufacturing plant.
June, 2001: The U.S. Open Champion becomes the first player to capture a Major championship with the Pro V1.
September, 2001: The 2 millionth dozen Pro V1 is shipped from the Titleist golf ball manufacturing plant.
April, 2003: The winner of The Masters completes the Major ‘Grand Slam’ for the Pro V1, with at least one winner at each of the four Majors having put their trust in the Pro V1 or Pro V1x.
August 2004: The winner of the USPGA Championship completes the ‘Brand Slam’ in 2004, as his performance completes a sweep of all four Majors by Pro V1 players for the year.
July 2007: Toru Taniguchi captures the Sega Sammy Cup in Japan to mark the 1,000th win for the Pro V1 across worldwide professional tours, as more than 100,000 players have placed their trust in the Pro V1 since its PGA Tour debut.
October 2010: Titleist Brand Ambassador Bill Haas wins the Viking Classic in wire-to-wire fashion to mark the 1,500th victory by players across worldwide professional tours since its introduction.
June 2013: The longest running success story in golf continues as Titleist golf balls are confirmed as the #1 choice by the majority of the field at the U.S. Open for the 65th consecutive year.
July 2013: Titleist golf balls continue their run as the top choice of the majority of the field at The Open Championship continuing their position as the #1 choice since records at the event began.
September 2013: Titleist Brand Ambassador Gregory Bourdy wins the ISPS HANDA Wales Open to mark the 2,000th win across worldwide professional tours for the Pro V1
September 2013: Titleist golf ball loyalist wins the Tour Championship to mark the 2,013th win for the Pro V1 franchise since its inception in October 2000.