Munich, Germany: Titleist Brand Ambassador Thongchai Jaidee relied upon the Pro V1x golf ball and a full bag of Titleist club equipment, including new 716 AP2 prototype irons, to capture a one-stroke victory at the Porsche European Open.
Leading by one shot on the final hole, Thongchai chipped up to eight feet and holed the putt for par, sealing a bogey-free round of 67 and posting a winning total of 17-under-par 267.
In capturing his seventh career European Tour victory, the 45-year-old Thai fired four consecutive rounds in the 60s, including a seven-under-par 64 in round three.
Titleist was the most relied upon golf ball in the field of 156 with 110 players, more than six times the nearest competitor with 18.
The win was the 19th for Titleist golf ball players on the 2014-15 European Tour, nearly three times the nearest competitor with seven.
Three of the top four finishers relied upon Titleist golf balls, as Pro V1x loyalists Pelle Edberg and Scott Hend finished solo third and fourth, respectively.
No fewer than six Titleist golf ball loyalists claimed victories around the globe last week.
In total, 19,042 players have teed up Titleist golf balls in competition on the 2015 worldwide professional Tours, nearly six times the nearest competitor with 3,197 and more than all competitors combined.
With these latest wins, Titleist’s 2015 victory count advances to 130. That’s more than four times the nearest competitor with 29 and more than all competitors combined.
Titleist is part of the Acushnet company, a Full Business Member of the Asian Golf Industry Federation.
WHAT’S IN THONGCHAI’S BAG
Golf Ball: Pro V1x
Driver: Titleist 915D2 (9.5º) w/Precursor shaft
Fairway: Titleist 915F (15º) w/Revenge 7 shaft
Fairway: Titleist 915F (18º, 21º) w/Precursor shaft
Utility Iron: Titleist 716 T-MB prototype (4) w/True Temper Dynamic Gold shaft
Irons: Titleist 716 AP2 prototype (5-PW) w/True Temper Dynamic Gold shafts
Wedges: Vokey Design 52.12 F-grind w/True Temper Dynamic Gold shaft
Putter: Scotty Cameron Newport
Hong Kong: Peter Tang Shu-chuen, a hugely influential figure in China’s golfing history who conducted one of the sport’s most famous and far-reaching lessons, has passed away at the age of 71.