PGA TOUR | Presidents Cup
Led by the undefeated performances of Titleist Brand Ambassadors Jordan Spieth and Max Homa, the United States won the 14th Presidents Cup 17.5-12.5 Sunday at Quail Hollow Club.
- The Americans, who jumped out to an early 8-2 lead after the opening foursomes and four-ball sessions, won the tightly-contested Sunday singles session 6.5-5.5.
- To earn the clinching point with a 1-up victory, the reigning Olympic gold medalist used a Vokey Design wedge to get up-and-down from 78 yards.
- Spieth became just the sixth player in Presidents Cup history to go 5-0-0. Over his singles and two four-ball sessions, he was 13 under par.
- Spieth teamed with fellow Titleist Brand Ambassador Justin Thomas to go 4-0-0 in foursomes and four-balls. JT has now earned 17.5 points over his two Ryder Cup and three Presidents Cup appearances. With a combined 16-5-3 record, he is averaging 0.73 points per match, the best of any player in U.S. history with five or more starts who has competed in both Cups.
- Homa finished his first Presidents Cup at 4-0-0, a week after capturing his fifth PGA TOUR victory at the Fortinet Championship in Napa. He’s just the fourth Presidents Cup rookie to go 4-0-0 or better in the history of the event.
- Homa earned his final point in a hard-fought singles win over fellow Titleist Brand Ambassador Joohyung "Tom" Kim. One of eight rookies playing for the International team, Kim earned two big points on Saturday while holing three of the week’s most memorable putts. The 20-year-old South Korean made two long eagle putts on No. 11 Saturday, using his Scotty Cameron TourType Timeless GSS tour prototype putter to roll in a 36-footer in morning foursomes and a 54-footer in afternoon four-balls.
- On his final hole of the day, the 505-yard par-4 18th, Kim was faced with a 235-yard approach with his match all-square. He hit his T200 2-iron to 10 feet, rolling in the curling birdie putt to win the point, 1 up, and helping the Internationals to a 5-3 Saturday. It was the first time the International team outscored the U.S. in a two-session day for the first time since 1998.
- “He’s about 240 yards out. He’s probably 60 yards behind his opponents. He’s over the ball. I look back, I see the who’s who of American golf in golf carts behind him,” said the International captain. “I see Thomas, I see Spieth, I see Finau, I see Homa… all of them sitting on carts 15 yards from him. And this kid pures a 2 iron to 10 feet and makes the putt. To me, that’s impressive stuff. No matter who you're rooting for, that made my heart warm right there.”
What's in Jordan Spieth's Titleist Golf Bag?
Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1x
Driver: TSi3 10.0° | Fujikura Ventus Blue 6 X
Fairway Metal: NEW TSR3 15.0°| Fujikura Ventus TR Blue 7 X
Hybrid: TSi2 21° | Tour AD IZ-9 Hybrid X flex
Irons: NEW T100 4-9 | True Temper Project X 6.5
Wedges: NEW Vokey Design SM9 46.08F PW | True Temper Project X 6.5 and NEW Vokey Design SM9 52.08F & 56.10S, SM7 WedgeWorks 60T wedges | True Temper Project X 6.0
Putter: Scotty Cameron 009 tour prototype putter
What's in Max Homa's Titleist Golf Bag?
Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1
Driver: NEW TSR3 10.0° driver | Fujikura Ventus 6 Black X
Fairway Metals: NEW TSR3 16.5° | Fujikura Ventus 8 TR Blue X and NEW TSR2 21.0° | Graphite Design Tour AD XC 9 TX
Irons: T100•S 4 | KBS TOUR $-Taper 130 X, T100 5 | KBS TOUR $-Taper 130 X , and 620 MB 6-9 | KBS TOUR $-Taper 130 X
Wedges: NEW Vokey Design SM9 46.10F | KBS TOUR $-Taper 130 X and NEW Vokey Design SM9 50.12F, 56.14F, 60.04L| KBS Hi Rev 2.0 125 S
Putter: Scotty Cameron Phantom X 5.5 tour prototype
What's in Justin Thomas' Titleist Golf Bag?
Golf Ball: Pro V1x
Driver: TSR3 10.0° | Diamana ZF 60 TX flex
Fairway Metals: TS3 15.0° | Tensei AV Raw Blue 85 TX-Flex and 915 Fd 18.0° | Motore Speeder VC 9.2 Tour Spec X flex
Irons: NEW T100 (4) and 621JT (5-9) | Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100
Wedges: New Vokey Design SM9 46.10F (@ 47.5°), 52.12F (@ 52.5°), 56.14F (@ 57.0°) and 60T or 60.06K (@ 60.5°)
Putter: Scotty Cameron Phantom X 5.5 prototype
What's in Joohyung “Tom” Kim's Titleist Golf Bag?
Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1x
Driver: NEW TSR3 9.0° | Fujikura Atmos Black 6 X
Fairway Metal: NEW TSR3 13.5° | Mitsubishi Tensei 1K White 70 X
Utility Irons: T200 2-3 | Fujikura Ventus Black Hybrid 10 TX (2), True Temper Project X 5.5 (3)
Irons: T100 4-9 | True Temper Project X 6.0
Wedges: NEW Vokey Design SM9 46.10F, 52.12F, WedgeWorks 60A | True Temper Project X 6.0 (46), True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 (52-60)
Putter: Scotty Cameron TourType Timeless GSS tour prototype
TITLEIST IS #1 BALL, MOST PLAYED EQUIPMENT BRAND AT PRESIDENTS CUP
Titleist was the overwhelming #1 golf ball and most played equipment brand from tee to green at Quail Hollow:
- Of the 24 participants, 17 (71%) were Titleist golf ball players, compared to four (17%) for the nearest competitor. That list included nine players on Team USA and eight Internationals:
- Nine players gamed Titleist drivers, making it the most played driver at the event (38%). Of those Titleist drivers, TSR (5) was the most popular choice with Justin Thomas, Cameron Young, Max Homa, Joohyung "Tom" Kim and Cam Davis all playing TSR3 models.
- Titleist iron sets were in the bags of more players than any other brand (9/38%).
- 16 competitors had at least one Vokey Design wedge in their setup, more than all other brands combined.
- Scotty Cameron was the most played putter brand with 10 players, including the last two Masters champions, compared to seven for the nearest competitor.
LPGA | Walmart NW Arkansas Championship
Titleist Brand Ambassador Danielle Kang chipped her Pro V1x golf ball in for eagle from off the 18th green Sunday to force a playoff in just her third LPGA start since June.
- Kang, who went on hiatus after the U.S. Women’s Open to undergo treatment for a tumor on her spine, posted three bogey-free rounds of 67-65-64 to finish the week at 17 under, falling just short on the second hole of the playoff.
- Impressive ball-striking was key to Kang’s week, as she missed only seven greens over the 54 holes.
- “As we walked up (18), I said, man, I really wanted to make an eagle. I’ll chip that in,” ,” Kang said. “[My caddie] was like, ‘you can chip that in easy.’ We chipped it in. For us, it was really cool, but I think this event itself was like a huge win for me. Obviously I wanted to win, but putting that aside, the result really didn’t matter as much as how I felt and what I felt coming into this event, leading up to this event.”
- “It’s still going to be a process. It's a struggle almost -- sometimes in the morning, but I came out here to do something that I love, and I'm just so happy for my team that somehow got me back playing this year. I mean, there was part of me that I didn't think I would ever play again or contend, but here I am. I'm not that far off and I'm happy about that.”
What’s in Danielle Kang’s Titleist Golf Bag?
Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1x
Driver: TSi3 9.0°
Fairway Metal: NEW TSR2+ 13.0 and TSi3 18.0°
Irons: 716 CB 4-9
Wedges: Vokey Design SM7 46.10F, 50.08F, 54.14F, WedgeWorks 58.06K
Putter: Scotty Cameron Special Select Squareback 2 tour prototype
PGA TOUR CHAMPIONS | PURE Insurance Championship
Steve Flesch (Pro V1x) made birdie on Pebble Beach’s par-5 to close in 4-under 68 for a one-shot victory.
- For the week, Flesch ranked first in Greens in Regulation at 81 percent (44/54).
- He finished the 54 holes at 11 under, topping a leader board that featured 14 Titleist golf ball players in the top 18 positions.
- The victory marks Flesch’s second win of the year on the PGA TOUR Champions and the third of his career.
JAPAN GOLF TOUR | Panasonic Open Golf Championship
The winner of the Panasonic Open Golf Championship played a Pro V1x golf ball, becoming just the sixth amateur in history to win on the JGTO.
- The champion shot 61-66 over the weekend, birdieing Nos. 13-17 on Sunday to reach 22 under and win by one shot.
KOREAN TOUR | DGB Financial Group Open
DoYeob Mun (Pro V1x) emerged victorious with a birdie on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff to claim his third win on the KPGA Tour.
- Mun closed in 3-under 69 to finish at 21 under and force the extra session with Titleist Brand Ambassador HanByeol Kim, as both players finished six shots clear of third place.
- Titleist was the most played golf ball (65%), driver (42%), iron (40%) and wedge (63%) at the DGB Financial Group Open.
- NEW TSR models accounted for 77 percent of Titleist drivers in play.
ASIAN TOUR | Yeangder TPC
Travis Smyth (Pro V1) claimed his first victory on the Asian Tour, posting a final-round 6-under 66 with four back-nine birdies.
- Smyth’s 12-under weekend (66-66) was the lowest in the field, propelling him to the two-shot victory.
- Eighteen of the top 21 players on the final leader board teed up a Titleist golf ball.
SUNSHINE TOUR | Sunbet Challenge
Titleist Brand Ambassador MJ Viljoen shot a 2-under 68 in the final round to win by one shot at Wild Coast Country Club.
- Viljoen posted all three rounds in the 60’s to finish the week at 13 under, while leading a 1-through-6 finish for Titleist golf ball players.