Charlotte, United States: It was an all-Titleist play-off at the Wells Fargo Championship where Titleist golf ball loyalist James Hahn (Pro V1x) topped Roberto Castro (Pro V1x) with a par on the first extra hole for his second career PGA Tour title.
Hahn clinched the win with a short putt on the 18th green at Quail Hollow Golf Club, and he revealed that as he stood over that final putt, his thoughts turned to his wife and his mother.
“I was thinking, honestly, it’s Mother’s Day. And what better way to celebrate Mother’s Day than to give her this gift of winning a championship? So for my wife, for my mom, for all the moms out there. This is very special for me.”
Hahn fired a final round two-under-par 70 at Quail Hollow, while Castro closed with a 71, as both finished at nine-under-par 279.
“This is amazing,” Hahn said. “The fact that my wife and my daughter flew out, came out here to watch me play golf. They weren’t there for my first victory at Northern Trust. And who would have thought I’d win this golf tournament? They’re here, I get to celebrate with them and it’s going to be a happy Mother’s Day.”
Hahn also captured that first win, at the 2015 Northern Trust Open, in play-off fashion.
Titleist Brand Ambassador Andrew Loupe (Pro V1x), who opened with a seven-under-par 65, and Titleist golf ball loyalist Rickie Fowler (Pro V1), were among four players who tied for fourth, two shots out of the play-off.
A total of 107 players in the field trusted a Titleist Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball for their success at the Wells Fargo Championship, more than seven times the nearest competitor with 16 and more than all competitors combined.
Titleist was also the top choice among players in the hybrids category (29) as well as the irons category with 45 sets in play.
Vokey Design Wedges topped the approach, sand and lob wedge (189) category and Scotty Cameron putters were the top choice in the putter (60) category.
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