Kapalua, Hawaii: Titleist Brand Ambassador Jordan Spieth trusted a full bag of Titleist equipment on his way to winning the first official event on the 2016 PGA Tour calendar. The victory marked his seventh career title on the PGA Tour.
“I guess it makes sort of a statement that, hey, we’re still there,” said Spieth, moments after cruising to an eight-stroke victory at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions.
“If anything, I felt we have even improved in this off-season. This was kind of a tournament where a lot of guys were knocking rust off and I felt like mine was already off.”
And what a convincing performance it was for the world’s top-ranked player.
The current Masters and US Open champion fired four consecutive rounds in the 60s, posting a victory total of 30-under-par 262, one shot off the tournament record of 31-under set in 2003.
Spieth led the winners-only, 32-man field in birdies, with 28, recording seven birdies in each round he played at Kapalua’s Plantation Course.
He also led the field in the Strokes Gained – Tee To Green (9.679), Strokes Gained – Putting (7.540) and Putts Per GIR (1.617) categories.
Spieth entered the final round with a five-stroke advantage and increased it to the largest margin of victory (eight) on the PGA Tour since fellow Titleist Brand Ambassador Jimmy Walker won by nine shots at the 2015 Sony Open in Hawaii.
The performance marked Spieth’s best 72-hole score on the PGA Tour, eclipsing his 264 winning total at last year’s John Deere Classic.
Spieth captured his seventh PGA Tour title in just his 77th start, becoming only the second player to win that many times by the age of 22.
Spieth topped a leaderboard that saw nine of the 14 players who finished among the top 10 and ties relying upon Titleist golf balls for their success.
Titleist was the top choice among the select field in golf balls with 20 players trusting a Pro V1 or Pro V1x, five times the nearest competitor with four.
Titleist tied as the field favorite in irons with six while there were twice as many Vokey Design wedges (30) and Scotty Cameron putters (16) in play than the nearest competitors in each category.