Munich, Germany: Henrik Stenson captured the European Tour’s BMW International Open and Kirk Triplett won on the PGA Tour Champions to lead a milestone week for Titleist.
With last weekend’s victories, players have now trusted Pro V1 models to 2,500 wins across the worldwide professional Tours since the Pro V1 debuted in October 2000.
With 36 holes in front of him as his Saturday round was washed out by rain, Titleist golf ball loyalist Stenson (Pro V1) went out early and posted a five-under-par 67 in his third round to open up a one-shot lead.
After a quick lunch, it was back on the course for his final round where he faced some more challenging conditions. “I didn’t have much momentum in the middle of the round,” said Stenson. “I had to dig deep, I did that, and I managed to turn things around to come out on top.”
Stenson carded a one-under 71 final round en route to a 17-under 271 total and a three-shot winning margin over Titleist golf ball loyalist Darren Fichardt (Pro V1x) who finished tied second.
This was Stenson’s second win at the event, with his first coming in 2006, and his 10th career European Tour title.
“It feels like I’ve got a nice little boost now in the right direction with the confidence. We’ve got a big summer ahead,” added Stenson. “We’ve got two more Majors, the Olympics, the FedEx Cup and the Ryder Cup. There’s a lot of golf to play, so this is definitely a push in the right direction.”
Titleist was the most relied upon golf ball at the event with 103 players in the field trusting the Pro V1 or Pro V1x. That’s more than six times the nearest competitor with 16.
The win was the 15th for Titleist golf ball loyalists on the 2016 European Tour season, nearly four times the nearest competitor with four.
In the United States, Triplett closed with a Sunday-best 65 to come from behind and capture the inaugural American Family Insurance Championship by two shots over fellow Titleist Pro V1x golf ball loyalists Michael Goodes and Bart Bryant.
Coming down the stretch, Triplett reeled off consecutive birdies on 13, 14, 15 and 16 and closed with a pair of pars to complete a final round of seven-under 65 and cap off a 17-under 199 victory total. The win marked his fifth career PGA Tour Champions title.
Rounding out the leaderboard, four players – Billy Andrade (Pro V1), Jean-Francois Remesy (Pro V1x), Gene Sauers (Pro V1) and Fran Quinn (Pro V1x) – tied for fourth place, as each of the top seven finishers all relied upon Titleist golf balls for their success.
Titleist was the most relied upon golf ball at the event with 59 players in the field trusting a Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball for their success. That was more than six times the nearest competitor with nine.
The win was the 12th for Titleist golf ball loyalists through the first 13 events of the season.
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