THE PRO V1 IMPACT
The first week the new Pro V1 model ball was available for tournament play, in October 2000, 47 tour professionals switched from their previous ball. That sort of wholesale equipment change was unprecedented in the history of golf. How fast was the transition across the sport? At the 2000 Masters, 59 of the 95 players used a wound golf ball. One year later, only four players used one. By the end of 2001, not a single tournament champion on any of the world’s major professional tours had won using a wound ball; the rout was so comprehensive that Titleist stopped making them.