Fairhaven, United States: Titleist Brand Ambassador Jordan Spieth has become the world’s number one ranked golfer following his second place finish at the final Major of the season.
The 22-year-old’s rise to the top of the Official World Golf Ranking caps an extraordinary season in which he secured the first two Majors of the year, becoming the sixth golfer to ever do so.
At the 97th PGA Championship, the Texan claimed solo second spot following a closing four-under-par 68. Spieth posted a 17-under 271 score for the week at Whistling Straits.
Spieth won the year’s first two majors (Masters and US Open) and tied for fourth at the Open Championship, missing the three-way play-off by one shot.
Three other full product line Titleist Ambassadors finished among the top-10 at Whistling Straits – Brooks Koepka (tied fifth), George Coetzee (tied seventh) and Robert Streb (tied 10th).
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Titleist golf balls were the top choice of more players at the year’s final Major with 80, more than all other competitors combined.
Titleist also led the field in the irons (42) category, Titleist Vokey Design wedges were the top choice among players in the approach, sand and lob wedge (130) category and Scotty Cameron putters (56) led the putter category.
In his first steps to prominence, Spieth, who is also a Rolex Testimonee, enjoyed a hugely successful amateur career, learning to win from a young age.
He joined Tiger Woods as the only multiple winner of the US Junior Amateur (2009 and 2011) and was named 2009 Rolex Junior Player of the Year by the American Junior Golf Association.
Turning professional at 19, Spieth ended the year as the youngest ever golfer to play in The Presidents Cup and to date has secured five PGA Tour titles, including his two Majors.
Meanwhile, 17-year-old Titleist golf ball loyalist Brooke Henderson (Pro V1) fired four consecutive rounds in the 60s to capture the Cambia Portland Classic by eight shots, becoming the third-youngest champion in LPGA Tour history.
Henderson, who turned professional last December, is 17 years, 11 months and six days old.
She closed with a three-under-par 69 to finish with a 21-under 267 victory total, the lowest overall score since the event went from 54 holes to 72 in 2013.
“It was a great week, and I think my game has been at a great level all season” said Henderson. “This week really, it all came together and I was able to go low.”
The eight-stroke win is also the largest margin of victory at the event.
Henderson is just the second player in LPGA Tour history to win after Monday qualifying for an event.
Titleist was the top golf ball choice at the event with 108 players trusting a Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball for their success, more than 15 times the nearest competitor with seven.
Henderson topped a leaderboard that included 10 Titleist golf ball loyalists among the 12 players who finished in the top 10 and ties.
Titleist golf balls have now been played to win seven times on the 2015 LPGA Tour, more than any other competitor.
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