GEARGUIDE

Record Set­ting Per­for­mances at the 117th U.S. Open by Play­ers Trust­ing Titleist

Golf Asia - - CONTENTS -

• The #1 Ball At The 2017 U.S. Open

• The Spi­eth One

• Com­fort That Never Quits

• Yamaha’s Ul­tra Dis­tance Driver

Titleist equip­ment was at the fore­front of record-set­ting per­for­mances at the U.S. Open Cham­pi­onship, in­clud­ing the reliance by the 2017 cham­pion, Brooks Koepka on the New Pro V1x golf ball, as well as Vokey De­sign gap (52°), sand (56°) and lob (60°) wedges and a Scotty Cameron put­ter. With a fi­nal round of 5-un­der-par 67 at Erin Hills Golf Course, Brooks Koepka carded a 16-un­der-par 272 to­tal; four shots clear of two play­ers, in­clud­ing the overnight leader Brian Har­man.

The win marks the first ma­jor ti­tle for the 27-year-old, who fin­ished T4 in Driv­ing Accuracy (87.5%), 7th in Driv­ing Dis­tance (318.1 yards), 1st in Greens in Reg­u­la­tion (86%) and 20th in Putts Per Greens in Reg­u­la­tion (1.758). With four con­sec­u­tive rounds un­der par, he equalled the U.S. Open scor­ing record in re­la­tion to par set in 2011 at Con­gres­sional Coun­try Club.

Eight of the 11 play­ers who fin­ished amongst the Top 10 and ties also re­lied upon Titleist golf balls for their success. Fol­low­ing the cham­pion and runners-up were Titleist golf ball loy­al­ists Tommy Fleet­wood (4th/new Pro V1x) and Rickie Fowler (T5/ Pro V1), Titleist Brand Am­bas­sador Bill Haas (T5/pro V1x), Titleist Brand Am­bas­sador Charley Hoff­man (8th/pro V1), Titleist golf ball loy­al­ist Trey Mul­li­nax (T9/new Pro V1x) and Titleist Brand Am­bas­sador Justin Thomas (T9/pro V1x).

Justin Thomas fired a third round, 9-un­der-par 63, which set the record for low­est score in re­la­tion to par at US Open. He will be re­mem­bered for three fair­way metal shots he hit with his 15° 917F2 on the back nine. He drove the 288-yard, par-4 15th hole to six feet, then hit the same club twice to carry his Pro V1x golf ball high and soft onto the green of the 667-yard, par-5 18th,

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