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Titleist Number 1 at The Open for 30th consecutive year

7.54am 21st July 2009 - Corporate

Titleist, the #1 ball in golf, was the choice of the majority of the world’s best players once again as the Pro V1 and Pro V1x topped the ball count at the 138th Open Championship. Since official counts began thirty years ago the vast majority of the field has chosen the superior performance of Titleist golf balls at every single Open Championship.

With tight fairways, penal rough and hard greens at Turnberry offering a stern test of every aspect of the game, the drop-and-stop technology of the legendary Pro V1 franchise was trusted by more players than all other brands combined.

In total, 89 players teed up with either a Pro V1 or Pro V1x more than four times the nearest competitor with 19 players. Titleist also topped the wedge count, as Vokey Design wedges continued to be the choice of the world’s best players.

It was a similar story at the top of the leaderboard as five of the top seven players trusted Titleist, including Pro V1 loyalist Tom Watson who narrowly missed out on making Open Championship history, in claiming his sixth Claret Jug, in a play-off.

Holding a one-shot lead on the 72nd hole, Watson eventually finished second, one shot ahead of Pro V1x players Lee Westwood and Chris Wood who finished tied third, one shot out of the play-off. Matthew Goggin (Pro V1x) who played in the final pairing on Sunday, and Luke Donald (Pro V1x) completed Titleist’s strong contingent at the top of the leaderboard on Sunday afternoon as they finished tied fifth respectively.


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