Titleist celebrated a notable milestone for its Pro V1 golf ball at the Nedbank Golf Challenge this weekend, notching up its 3,000th win since the launch of the franchise in 2000 at the Invensys Classic at Las Vegas.
This historic week for the Titleist family came in Sun City, South Africa, as Lee Westwood returned to the winner’s circle for the first time since 2014 using a Pro V1x. The victory marked Westwood’s 24th career win on the European Tour and his 43rd worldwide, all of which have come with a Pro V1.
Titleist’s golf ball victory count in 2018 has now reached 203, more than six times its nearest competitor brand, while the worldwide ball count has reached 25,473, over seven times its nearest competitor.
Shortly after Westwood’s victory in Sun City, there was a one-two finish for players using the new Titleist prototype ball at the Mitsui VISA Taiheiyo Masters in Japan. Tatsunori Nukaga became the first player across worldwide professional tours to win with the new Pro V1 prototype that was introduced on the Japan Golf Tour last week, having also recently been seeded on the PGA Tour at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. The prototype balls will also launch on the European Tour this week at the DP World Tour Championship.