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Steve Stricker does John Deere hat-trick with Titleist
July 11, 2011

Titleist Having tasted success on his previous two outings at the John Deere Classic, Titleist Brand Ambassador Steve Stricker knows what it takes to win at the event. Finishing with birdies at the 71st and 72nd holes, Stricker closed with a final round 69 to edge fellow Titleist Brand Ambassador Kyle Stanley and claim his third consecutive John Deere Classic and 11th career PGA Tour title. Also trusting Titleist to taste success this weekend was World #1 Luke Donald (Pro V1x), who produced another exceptional display of control and precision to win the rain-shortened Barclays Scottish Open at Castle Stuart Golf Links.

Having led by as many as five shots during the final round, Steve Stricker trusted a host of Titleist equipment to produce a grandstand finish, holing for birdie from just off the 18th green to secure a one shot victory. Stricker’s winning equipment included the Pro V1x golf ball, 909D3 driver, 906F2 fairway, 909H hybrid, AP2 irons and Vokey Design sand and lob wedges. Stricker’s second PGA Tour victory of 2011 puts him into an elite group of just 10 players since World War II who have won the same tournament three years in succession.

Joining Stricker towards the top of the leaderboard were a host of Titleist golf ball loyalists, as all eleven of the players who finished tied-10th or better trusted the unrivalled feel and control of the legendary Pro V1 franchise. As well as being the choice of the champion and all of the top finishers, the majority of the field also put their trust in the #1 ball in golf, with 111 players compared to just 13 for the nearest competitor. Titleist was also first in iron sets, sand, lob and approach wedges and putters.

On the European Tour, Luke Donald (Pro V1x) showed the all the hallmarks of his status as the best player in the world, trusting the feel and control of the Pro V1x to post a bogey-free final round 63 and win the Barclays Scottish Open. Donald topped fellow Pro V1x loyalist Fredrik Andersson Hed by 4 strokes, posting a 19-under par total round the Castle Stuart Golf Links. Donald’s third victory of the season, following his wins at the WGC-Accenture Matchplay Championship and BMW PGA Championship, confirms his place at the top of the Official World Golf Rankings. Seven players finished one shot further back, tied for third, including Titleist Brand Ambassadors George Coetzee (Pro V1x), Martin Wiegele (Pro V1x) and Mark Tullo (Pro V1x) as well as Pro V1x loyalists Nicolas Colsaerts and Angel Cabrera. Titleist was also the overwhelming golf ball of choice at the Barclays Scottish Open with 92 players, compared to 21 for the nearest competitor.

Elsewhere, on the Champions Tour, Jeff Sluman (Pro V1) fired a final round 70 to win the Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach. Titleist Brand Ambassadors Jay Haas (Pro V1) and David Eger (Pro V1) finished tied for second alongside one other, as the majority of the top finishers put their trust in Titleist. These victories across worldwide professional tours take Titleist’s win count for 2011 to 88, more than seven times the nearest competitor with 12 and more than all other brands combined.

A dramatic PGA Tour victory for Titleist Brand Ambassador Steve Stricker, coupled with a further win for Pro V1x loyalist Luke Donald, continues to prove that the world’s best players opt for the matchless performance of Titleist for their success.


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