Mark Wilson makes it three PGA wins in a row for Titleist
January 25, 2012
Mark Wilson claimed the PGA Tour Humana Challenge this weekend, bringing the Titleist Pro V1x its third consecutive win on the PGA Tour, after Steve Stricker at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions and Johnson Wagner at the Sony Open. The victory in California was the fifth PGA Tour win of Wilson’s career, and his third in the last 12 months. Joining Wilson in the winners’ circle this weekend was fellow Pro V1x player Dan Forsman, who captured the season opening Mitsubishi Electric Championship on the Champions Tour.
Wilson fired a final round 3-under par 69 to post a 24-under par total and finish two shots clear of Johnson Wagner (Pro V1x), John Mallinger (Pro V1x) and Robert Garrigus (Pro V1). As well as being the choice of the top four finishers, Titleist golf ball players also occupied ten of the top eleven spots on the leaderboard and were the choice of the majority of the field, with 99 players choosing Titleist, compared to 14 for the nearest competitor. Titleist equipment topped top the player counts for iron sets, wedges and putters.
On the Champions Tour, Dan Forsman (Pro V1x) posted a 15-under par total to edge out Jay Don Blake (Pro V1x) and win the Mitsubishi Electric Championship. The victory marked the third Champions Tour title for Forsman, who closed with a final round 3-under par 69.
Titleist’s winning start to 2012 follows a banner season in 2011, which saw the Pro V1 franchise record 175 victories across worldwide professional tours, compared to 27 for the nearest competitor. This exceeded the 2010 worldwide golf ball win count of 149, and the fast start for the Pro V1 on the PGA Tour in 2012 suggests that this will be another outstanding year for the leading ball in golf.