TITLEIST: WHY THEY’RE NO 1
Titleist have released a string of facts and figures which strongly underline their ongoing world-wide dominance of professional golf.
The Titleist golf ball manufacturers have released a string of facts and figures which strongly underline their ongoing world-wide dominance of professional golf.
The company, who claim that their ascendency began 58 years ago on the US PGA Tour and has continued until today in the game’s longest-running success story, said their balls had been used in at least 150 victories world wide so far this year as compared with the 27 of rival companies
To further back their claim Titleist announced the following highlights involving their balls in 2006:
– Titleist golf balls were the choice of more than nine times as many players as the nearest competitor: Titleist: 22,742. Nearest competitor: 2,394;
– Titleist Pro V1 and Pro V1x golf balls used in five times as many events across the worldwide tours as their nearest competitor: Titleist: 150. Nearest competitor 27;
– Titleist golf balls helped their users win six times as much money as their nearest competitor: Titleist: $349,093,196. Nearest competitor: $52,273,492.
– On the 2006 US PGA TOUR, Titleist users accumulated 24 victories, more than for all other golf balls combined. With 4,569 players, nearly 3 out of every 4 players on the PGA TOUR teed up with Titleist balls which was nine time the number of their nearest competitor with 508.
– Thirty five of the of the top 50 money winners on the 2006 US PGA TOUR relied upon Titleist golf balls for their success, including US Open and WGC-Accenture Match Play champion Geoff Ogilvy and TOUR Championship winner Adam Scott.
– Davis Love III captured the Chrysler Classic of Greensboro after putting a prototype Pro V1x golf ball in play in the very first week it was available for competition.
Fellow Titleist ambassador Jason Bohn finished runner-up to Love playing the same model.
– Padraig Harrington captured the Dunlop Phoenix in Japan in a playoff victory over World No 1 Tiger Woods on the first occasion he put the new Pro V1x into play in competition.
– Nine players trusted Titleist golf balls en route to their first career PGA TOUR victories in 2006, including J.B. Holmes (FBR Open), Arron Oberholser (AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am), Brett Wetterich (EDS Byron Nelson Championship), J.J. Henry (Buick Championship), John Senden (John Deere Classic), Dean Wilson (The International), Eric Axley (Valero Texas Open) and Troy Matteson (Frys.com Open), as well as the winner of the Verizon Heritage.
– Titleist was the No 1 ball at September’s Ryder Cup with 15 players, including eight from the victorious European team and seven from the US team playing them.
Among the Titleist golf ball loyalists on the European Team were Darren Clarke, Luke Donald, Padraig Harrington, David Howell, Robert Karlsson, Jose Maria Olazabal and Lee Westwood.
The Americans included Chris DiMarco, JJ Henry, Zach Johnson, Vaughn Taylor, David Toms, Scott Verplank and Brett Wetterich. The nearest competitor had four golf balls in play.
– Titleist players registered four times as many victories on the 2006 PGA European Tour (Titleist 28, Nearest Competitor 7); more than five times as many victories on the Champions Tour (Titleist 23, Nearest Competitor 4); and eight times as many wins on the Nationwide Tour (Titleist 24, Nearest Competitor 3) than the nearest competitor in 2006. Titleist players also garnered more wins than all other balls combined on the LPGA Tour with 17.
– Jay Haas captured the Charles Schwab Cup as the Champions Tour’s leading money winner at the final event following a year-long battle with fellow Titleist player Loren Roberts.
– Titleist Pro V1 loyalist Sherri Steinhauer earned her second career LPGA major by capturing the Weetabix Women’s British Open.
– Of the 22 players who graduated from the 2006 Nationwide Tour and earned their PGA TOUR cards for 2007 based on final earnings, 19 relied upon Titleist golf balls.
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