WITH the 2017 PGA Tour schedule getting underway this week Titleist have released some eye catching figures from the season just gone.
The company’s website says Titleist golf balls were in play an impressive 3,643 times for the season on the world’s biggest Tour and recorded 21 victories, including two major championships.
Brand Ambassador Jimmy Walker captured his first Grand Slam title at the PGA Championship at Baltusrol using all Titleist equipment while Henrik Stenson also grabbed his maiden major, The Open at Royal Troon, using a Titleist ball.
In total, 10 of the 21 wins for the year were by Titleist Brand Ambassadors who used both the company’s clubs and ball.
To put the numbers in perspective, Titleist says their nearest competitor was in play just 566 times in the US and eight wins was as close as any other manufacturer came.
And while 2016 isn’t over on most of the world’s major tours yet the statistics from the rest of the globe are pretty impressive for Titleist as well.
Across 15 international Tours, Titleist have recorded 151 victories in 2016 compared to just 27 for their nearest competitor.
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There were 21 winners on both the PGA and European Tours (the world’s two biggest circuits) while on the LPGA Titleist accounted for 17 tournament titles.
On the over 50’s Champions Tour in America there have already been 18 Titleist wins and on the Web.com Tour 14.
Eight winners on the Japan Tour have used the Titleist Pro V1 or Pro V1x while the Pro V1x has notched five titles on the Asian Tour.
In South Africa seven winners have relied on a Titleist ball while nine PGA Tour of Australasia winners have done the same.
In Korea the number is also seven while on the PGA Tour China rookie professional Zecheng Dou has won four times using a Pro V1x while three other winners have also played Titleist.
The PGA Tour Latino America has seen six of the 12 events played to date won with Titleist while on the Mackenzie Tour Canada nine of the 13 events played in 2016 were won by players using Titleist.
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