California, United States: Titleist golf ball loyalist Brittany Lang prevailed in a three-hole aggregate play-off to claim her first Major championship title at the US Women’s Open.
“I’ve always dreamed of winning the US Open. I have so much respect for the United States Golf Association and for this tournament. And to see these players – it’s amazing,” said Lang.
Using a Pro V1x, Lang closed with a final-round one-under-par 71 at CordeValle to finish tied for the regulation lead at six-under 282, two shots clear of four players, including Titleist golf ball players Ji Eun-hee (Pro V1) and Amy Yang (Pro V1).
In the play-off, Lang parred all three extra holes, ultimately prevailing by three shots.
Lang’s victory is the greatest 36-hole comeback (she trailed by seven shots at the midway point) since 1990. She is just the second American to win on the LPGA Tour in 2016 and the third to capture the US Women’s Open since 2010.
Lang’s family was on hand to witness her triumph, including her parents, husband and her brother, Luke, who also serves as Lang’s caddie.
“To have my family here, all of them, my mom, dad and my husband and Luke is an absolute dream come true to win this,” said Lang. “And to have them here to celebrate, it’s really special.
“Luke is a crucial part of my success. He’s a rock. Not only does he know my game, but he knows me. He’s pretty calm, and that’s exactly what you want.”
Lang, whose first LPGA Tour title came at the 2012 Manulife Financial LPGA Classic, hit all her targets coming down the stretch and her performance under Major pressure has energised her with new-found confidence.
“I think this is absolutely huge, a huge momentum builder to say you won the US Open,” Lang added. “And like I said, just putting myself in that pressure situation, learning to get better there. So I think this is a huge, huge step in the right direction for my career.”
Lang topped a leaderboard on which six of the top 10 finishers relied upon a Titleist golf ball for their success.
Titleist was the most relied upon golf ball with 111 players trusting a Pro V1 or Pro V1x, more than 10 times the nearest competitor with 11.
Lang’s win marks the 13th for Titleist golf ball loyalists on the 2016 LPGA Tour, more than four times the nearest competitor with three.
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