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Donald wins Titleist duel for world no. 1 spot
May 31, 2011

TitleistIn an all-Titleist Pro V1x play-off at Wentworth this weekend there was more than the BMW PGA Championship at stake. Fellow Englishmen and Titleist golf ball loyalists Luke Donald and Lee Westwood knew the winner was also assured of his place at the summit of the Official World Golf Rankings. Both players had tied on 6-under par after 72 holes, and it was Donald who sealed victory with a birdie at the first extra hole. Donald was joined in the winners’ circle by a number of Titleist golf ball loyalists who continued the consistent stream of professional victories around the world for the legendary Pro V1 franchise, including Tom Watson who captured his sixth career Senior Major at the Senior USPGA Championship.

Both Luke Donald and Lee Westwood have trusted the feel and control of their Titleist golf ball to display immaculate precision and accuracy in recent months, and cemented their positions as the world’s top two players at Wentworth. Since winning the WGC Accenture World Matchplay Championship in February Donald has been a pillar of consistency, and victory in the European Tour’s flagship event marks his 9th consecutive top-10 finish. As well as being the choice of the top two finishers at Wentworth, Titleist was also the overwhelming golf ball of choice with 85 players putting their trust in the legendary Pro V1 or Pro V1x, compared to just 24 for the nearest competitor. Titleist was also top of the counts for iron sets, and sand, lob and approach wedges respectively.

On the Champions Tour, Tom Watson (Pro V1) topped an all Titleist golf ball 1-2-3 to claim his 14th career Major title with a play-off victory in the Senior USPGA Championship. Watson followed his final round 2-under par 70 with a birdie at the first extra hole to edge Titleist Brand Ambassador David Eger (Pro V1) after the pair had tied on 10-under par at Valhalla. Kiyoshi Murota (Pro V1) finished one shot out of the play-off, as each of the top-3 finishers put their trust in the feel and control of the Pro V1. The overwhelming majority of the field also placed their trust in Titleist, with 106 players, more than five times the nearest competitor with 18.

Elsewhere, on the LPGA Tour it was an all-Titleist golf ball top-2 as Pro V1 loyalist Lindsey Wright was edged into second place behind a Pro V1x loyalist who fired a final round 6-under par 66 to claim the HSBC Brazil Cup. On the South African Tour Jean Hugo (Pro V1x) claimed his fifth career win in the Vodacom series with a three shot win at the Vodacom Origins of Golf tournament in Pretoria. Choi HoSung topped an all Titleist golf ball 1-2 to claim his second career Korean Tour victory at the LakeHills Open. A multiple win weekend for Titleist golf ball loyalists around the world takes Titleist’s 2011 worldwide golf ball win count to 58, more than five time the nearest competitor with 11.

Victory in the European Tour’s flagship event to elevate himself to World #1 for Luke Donald, coupled with further wins around the world for Titleist golf ball loyalists, continues to prove that the world’s best players opt for the matchless performance of Titleist for their success.


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