When this year’s U.S. Open is contested at Pinehurst between the 12-15 June, it will mark the continuation of the longest running success story in golf and for Titleist, the #1 ball in golf.
It was in 1949 at Medinah Country Club where Titleist was the #1 ball played at the US Open for the first time and the 2014 staging of the Major Championship will represent the 66th consecutive year that Titleist golf balls have been the overwhelming choice for the majority of the field at the tournament. The record further underlines the trust that golfers place in the superior performance, consistency and quality of Titleist golf balls, and mirrors the counts seen every week across worldwide professional tours, club professional tournaments and amateur championships alike.
The count at the U.S. Open continues the success of Titleist golf balls at Major Championships, as they once again completed the clean sweep as the #1 ball of choice at each of the four Majors in 2013.
This included The Open Championship, where Titleist continued its record as the choice of the majority of the field since records began. At the first major of 2014, The Masters, Titleist golf balls were not only the overwhelming favourite of the field, but also the choice of the champion, Bubba Watson, who claimed his second Green Jacket trusting the performance excellence of a Pro V1x. A host of Titleist golf ball loyalists will be teeing up at Pinehurst looking to emulate this success and mark their own position in golfing history with Major success.
To celebrate this landmark achievement, Titleist has produced a number of limited edition Pro V1 golf balls stamped with a ‘66’ play number. These limited edition balls are available in selected Titleist accounts across the UK.
The count at the U.S. Open will continue the impressive counts seen across worldwide professional tours so far in 2014 for Titleist. To date 9,300 players have chosen to put a Pro V1 or Pro V1x into play, compared to 1,463 for the nearest competitor and as a result of this support from the best players in the world, there have been a strong number of victories. Titleist golf ball loyalists have amassed 65 victories across worldwide professional tours so far in 2014, compared to 15 for the nearest competitor, as the world’s best players continue to choose the performance excellence of Titleist for their success.