Ma­jor Sweep for Titleist

Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball used by all ma­jor win­ners this sea­son

Golf Asia - - CONTENTS - BY RICK V. / TEAM TITLEIST STAFF

The 2017-2018 PGA Tour sea­son hit a high note as this year's fi­nal ma­jor, the 100th PGA Cham­pi­onship, cul­mi­nated with a fi­nal round for the ages and the crown­ing of a cham­pion (Brooks Koepka) who is quickly af­firm­ing his place in the top ech­e­lon of play­ers in the mod­ern game.

The win also marked a Ma­jor Sea­son sweep for Titleist, at each and ev­ery ma­jor cham­pi­onship on the PGA Tour in 2018, the win­ner re­lied on a Titleist Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball. In fact, the win at Bel­lerive Coun­try Club marks the 7th con­sec­u­tive ma­jor vic­tory for a Titleist golf ball player dat­ing back to the 2017 U.S. Open.

This year's ma­jor sea­son kicked off with a gritty per­for­mance at The Masters, where Pa­trick Reed, who had

re­cently made the switch to a Pro V1 golf ball, fired three rounds in the 60s to climb to the top of the leader­board. In the fi­nal round, he shot 1-un­der-par 71, good for a 15-un­der-par 273 to­tal and a one-stroke mar­gin of vic­tory.

At the U.S Open, Brooks Koepka trusted a Pro V1x golf ball to val­i­date his first ma­jor win, which he cap­tured with a Pro V1x the year be­fore at the U.S Open at Erin Hills. In top­ping the field at Shin­necock Hills GC, he be­came the first player since 1989 and only the 7th player in the his­tory of the cham­pi­onship to win back-to-back ti­tles at the U.S. Open.

Famed Carnoustie was the site of the 147th Open Cham­pi­onship, where Francesco Moli­nari put to­gether one of the most im­pres­sive week­ends of cham­pi­onship golf in re­cent mem­ory. Moli­nari switched this year to a Pro V1x golf ball, and he was the only player in the

field to nav­i­gate the de­mand­ing setup at Carnoustie with­out a bo­gey on the fi­nal 36-holes. In do­ing so, he made his­tory, be­com­ing the first Ital­ian to claim a ma­jor ti­tle.

And at the PGA Cham­pi­onship, marked the sec­ond ma­jor vic­tory of the sea­son for the cham­pion Brooks Koepka, who re­lied on a Pro V1x golf ball to also suc­cess­fully de­fend his U.S. Open crown at Shin­necock Hills GC in June. By win­ning the 2nd and 4th ma­jors of the sea­son, he be­came just the 5th player in his­tory to win both the U.S. Open and PGA Cham­pi­onship in the same cal­en­dar year.

Con­grat­u­la­tions to all ma­jor cham­pi­ons on your ma­jor vic­to­ries!

Hole 13 dur­ing the fi­nal round of the Au­gusta Masters 2018 © Au­gusta Na­tional 2018

The 2018 US Open © Rolex/chris Tur­vey

View of the 18th green at Carnoustie © Rolex/chris Tur­vey

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