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Titleist celebrates record-breaking season with Pro V1

11.42am 20th November 2018 - Corporate - This story was updated on Wednesday, November 21st, 2018

Following the conclusion of the European Tour’s season in Dubai, market-leading golf ball brand Titleist is celebrating another season of success across the world’s professional tours.

Titleist golf ball user Francesco Molinari topped the Race to Dubai rankings after pipping his Ryder Cup partner Tommy Fleetwood, who also plays Pro V1x, to round off another superb season of results.

This season saw more players use Pro V1 and Pro V1xs at every one of the 51 events making up the Race to Dubai, with Titleist ball players amassing 29 wins, including all of the men’s Major championships, a streak that stretches back to the 2017 US Open. Over 72 per cent of all European Tour players chose to tee up a Pro V1 or Pro V1x this season, compared to 11 per cent for the nearest competitor.

Over on the PGA Tour, Titleist was breaking more records. In the RSM Classic at Sea Island, Titleist golf ball usage hit 83 per cent (129 in play), the highest count since 1996. The winner of the RSM Classic, Charles Howell III, put an end to his 4,292 day wait to secure his third victory on the PGA Tour.

The victory marked the first win on the PGA Tour for the new 2019 prototype golf ball since its seeding began to players at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open two weeks ago.

Michael Creighton, Titleist brand director for the UK region said: “We are extremely proud that more players on the European Tour chose to tee up a Titleist golf ball this season. It is also a fantastic achievement for us to claim all of the men’s and women’s Major championships for 2018. The success our golf ball loyalists have had is testament to the unrivalled performance of Titleist Pro V1 and Pro V1x golf balls.

“From everyone on the Titleist team, we offer huge congratulations to Francesco Molinari on a season to remember, and a massive thank you to all the players not just on the European Tour, but all over the world, who placed their trust in the No.1 ball in golf this season.”


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