Cup Glory for Titleist Brand Ambassador Kim

Kim Kyung-tae claimed his 11th Japan Tour success.
Kim Kyung-tae claimed his 11th Japan Tour success.

Nagoya, Japan: Titleist Brand Ambassador Kim Kyung-tae (Pro V1x) captured his 11th Japan Golf Tour title and his sixth in the last 10 months following a play-off victory at the Token Homemate Cup.
The Korean star fired four consecutive rounds in the 60s at Token Tado Country Club en route to earning a position in the play-off with a total of 13-under-par 271 in regulation.
Kim won with a par on the third extra hole.
Titleist was the top golf ball choice at the Token Homemate Cup with 68 players trusting a Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball for their success, more than all competitor brands combined.
Titleist was also the top choice in iron sets (28) and Vokey Design Wedges topped the approach, sand and lob wedge (111) category.
Titleist is part of the Acushnet company, a Full Business Member of the Asian Golf Industry Federation.
Meanwhile, Titleist Brand Ambassador Andrew Johnston (Pro V1x) won his first career European PGA Tour title, edging Titleist golf ball loyalist Joost Luiten (Pro V1) by one shot to claim the Real Club Valderrama Open de España.
Both players entered the final round one shot off the pace, with Johnston closing with a one-under-par 70 en route to a one-over 285 victory total.
“I’m pretty speechless and so happy with the way I played,” Johnston said. “I drove the ball well all week, chipped and putted pretty well,” explained the man affectionately nicknamed ‘Beef’. “I hit one four-iron as a lay-up and hit it straight out of the middle. I managed to keep that going the whole way through.”
Johnston’s tally is the first over-par winning score on the European Tour since the 1996 Scottish Open at Carnoustie.
Luiten posted his fifth top-10 finish in eight starts this season.
A total of 90 players in the field trusted a Titleist Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball for their success at the Open de España, more than four times the nearest competitor with 20 and more than all competitors combined.
The win marked the 10th title on the 2015-16 European Tour for Titleist golf ball loyalists, five times the nearest competitor with two.

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