PGA TOUR | RBC Heritage
Jordan Spieth emerged from an all-Titleist playoff with fellow Brand Ambassador Patrick Cantlay Sunday at Harbour Town Golf Links to earn his 13th PGA TOUR victory.
- Playing a Pro V1x golf ball and full bag of Titleist equipment – including a TSi3 driver, NEW T100 irons and NEW Vokey Design SM9 wedges – Spieth finished first in Strokes Gained: Tee to Green, gaining more than 13 strokes (+13.341) on the field.
- The only player to gain an average of over three strokes tee-to-green per round, Spieth also finished 4th in SG: Off the Tee (+4.322), 10th in SG: Approach (+4.79), 5th in SG: Around the Green (+4.232) and 6th in Scrambling (81.82%),
- Spieth made two eagles over his first five holes Sunday on his way to a 5-under 66, rolling his Pro V1x in from 10 feet on Harbour Town’s 18th to finish the week at 13 under.
- Cantlay birdied the par-3 17th to get to 13 under, posting a Sunday 68.
- On the first extra hole, Spieth got up-and-down for par from the front bunker on 18; Cantlay, faced with a plugged lie in the same trap, couldn’t match him.
- Titleist Brand Ambassadors Cam Davis, Cameron Young and J.T. Poston each finished one shot back of the playoff at 12 under, as six of the nine players who finished T3 or better played a Titleist golf ball and driver.
What’s in Jordan Spieth’s Titleist Golf Bag?
Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1x
Driver: TSi3 10.0° | Fujikura Ventus Blue 6 X
Fairway Metal: TS2 15.0°| Fujikura Ventus TR Blue 7 X
Hybrid: 818 H2 21.0° | Graphite Design Tour AD DI-95 X
Irons: NEW T100 4-9 | True Temper Project X 6.5
Wedges: NEW Vokey Design SM9 46.08F PW | True Temper Project X 6.5 and NEW Vokey Design SM9 52.08F & 56.10S, SM7 WedgeWorks 60T wedges | True Temper Project X 6.0
Putter: Scotty Cameron 009 tour prototype putter
SPIETH ON HIS 2021 PRO V1x
- Jordan Spieth has played a Pro V1x golf ball for his entire career.
- When he made his debut at the Byron Nelson’s PGA TOUR stop as a 16-year-old amateur in 2010, he also teed up a Pro V1x golf ball.
- He has been playing his current Pro V1x (2021 model) since last year’s AT&T Byron Nelson Championship.
- “For me, the 2021 Pro V1x, I get more spin around the greens,” said Spieth before the 2021 Byron Nelson. “It’s softer, spinnier around the greens with my short game shots. And then when I went up the bag, I started to get a little bit higher launch, but it didn’t add spin in the long clubs. It just added ball speed and launch. So it’s a little higher window, but it just looks like it’s screaming through the air.
- “I’m trying to hit optimal windows and if I can gain – really, in my long clubs – just a little bit better peak height with a little bit faster ball speed, it actually helps fill my gaps a little bit easier. And then it has the potential to come down a little bit softer, which is obviously important. … So being able to tee off and all you do is change the ball and it’s actually in a similar window that’s going 3-4 yards further, that’s nice. And then when I get to the scoring range clubs, I feel like if anything, I just have the ability to hit an even softer shot if I want to. …
- “When you get into some trouble with some windy, tough golf courses, and you've got to hit these shots to short sided hole locations, to be able to have that extra spin around the greens will be really nice.”
SPIETH ON HIS TSi3 DRIVER
- Jordan Spieth plays a Titleist TSi3 10.0° driver, the most played driver model for two seasons running on the PGA TOUR.
- “This has been a great driver for me, it’s been fast, really forgiving. I’ve really, really liked the feel and I think it’s the best-looking driver that Titleist has ever made,” said Spieth, who finished the week 4th in Strokes Gained: Off the Tee (+4.322).
- Titleist was the most played driver at Harbour Town with 46 players (35%), 36 of those being TSi3 drivers.
- Six of the nine players who finished T3 or better played a Titleist driver, five of them being TSi3 models.
SPIETH ON HIS NEW T100 IRONS
- Jordan Spieth hit 15 of 18 greens Sunday at Harbour Town, while finishing the week 10th in Strokes Gained: Approach (+4.79).
- Spieth plays a full set of NEW T100 irons, which he first put into play last summer at the Open Championship at Royal St. George’s.
- It was also at the Open Championship in 2019 that Spieth, an instrumental part of the Titleist Golf Club R&D team’s T-Series development process, made the switch to the original T100 models.
- Said Spieth: “First thing you noticed is how they look, kind of the backside of the iron. You could see the color just kind of more matted out, and then a really clean back to it. Just very simple – stays looking almost like a blade with the forgiveness of a cavity back.
- “I don’t understand why you’d play any other iron to be honest. I joke around, ‘I’m not good enough to play the blades,’ but in reality, I think we’re just being smarter. I think we’re just like, ‘Oh, we can actually hit every shot that a blade can hit.’ But that chance that we mishit them – which we’re going to mishit a few shots in a round, even in a great round, the idea that it does carry that bunker and you make birdie on a hole where someone has to get up and down for par – I mean, it could be the difference in a tournament.”
SPIETH ON NEW SM9 WEDGES
- Jordan Spieth began 2022 with NEW Vokey Design SM9 wedges in his bag, putting the new models play immediately at the Sentry Tournament of Champions in Hawaii.
- Said Spieth: “I like to really hit my wedges with lower trajectory. I feel like that I can control my distances a lot better when I do that, so the idea that when I’m hitting three-quarter shots with those clubs on those kind of not-full yardages, maybe if you have to flight one in the wind or off an upslope, they seem to be really, really consistently coming off with that nice low ball flight. So it was a pretty easy decision for me.
- “All the good stuff stayed the same and then I felt like I could get even a little more dialed in on some of those three-quarter approach shots that a lot of times we have to have into some tucked pins out here. Without jeopardizing any of the full shots or any of the workability that I’ve always liked with my wedges.”
- This week at Harbour Town, Spieth finished fifth in Strokes Gained: Around the Green (+4.232) and sixth in Scrambling (81.82%).
LPGA | LOTTE Championship
Hyo Joo Kim (Pro V1x) earned the seventh win for Titleist golf ball players in eight events played this season on the LPGA Tour, making birdie on Hoakalei Golf Club’s 18th hole Saturday to secure a two-shot victory.
- Kim, who opened with two consecutive 5-under 67’s, overcame increasingly windy conditions on Oahu, playing her first 41 holes without a bogey.
- For the week, she totaled 15 birdies to just four bogeys.
- “It’s blowing too much. I can't believe that I played in this wind,” Kim, now a five-time LPGA winner, said after the third round. “But the wind has been blowing the whole week. So I never thought like ‘It’s really hard,’ ‘What's wrong with the weather?’ I didn’t do that. But it was especially strong windy today, so it was difficult.”
- Kim closed in 1-under 71 to finish at 11 under and lead a 1-2-3 finish for Titleist golf ball players.
- Hinako Shibuno (Pro Vx1) was runner-up at 9 under, while Hye-Jin Choi (Pro V1) finished in solo third, another two shots back.
WINNER PLAYS VOKEY WEDGES
- The winner of the LOTTE Championship – whose pitch from off the green at No. 18 Saturday left her a 2-foot birdie putt for the victory – had three Vokey Design wedges (SM7 48.10F, 52.08F & SM8 58.10S) in the bag.
- Five of the first eight winners this season on the LPGA have been Vokey wedge players.
KORN FERRY TOUR | Veritex Bank Championship
Titleist Brand Ambassador Tyson Alexander made history Saturday at Texas Rangers Golf Club, becoming the first player to successfully defend a title in the history of the Korn Ferry Tour.
- Three shots back to start the final round, Alexander, playing a Pro V1 golf ball and full bag of Titleist equipment, closed in 6-under 65 to win by two shots.
- He sealed the win with a birdie on 18, getting his Pro V1 golf ball up-and-down from just off the front of the green on the par 5.
- His rounds of 65-66-66-65 totalled 22 under, putting him at 45 under over his last eight rounds at Texas Rangers GC.
- He won last year’s event at 23 under (67-65-65-64).
- With the win, Alexander, who led the field in Greens in Regulation at 87.5% (63/72), moved to No. 8 in the Korn Ferry Points Standings.
- In celebration of his 2021 victory, Alexander threw out the first pitch Wednesday at the Texas Rangers’ game.
- “Whenever you can be the first person to do something, I thinks that’s cool,” said Alexander, 33. “Hopefully I'm not back here next year; hopefully I’m on the TOUR. But today a win is a win and I’ll defend any title anywhere, so I’ll take it.”
What’s in Tyson Alexander’s Titleist Golf Bag?
Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1
Driver: TSi2 9.0°
Fairway Metal: TS3 13.5°
Utility Iron: NEW T200 (3)
Irons: 620 CB (4-6) & 620 MB (7-9)
Wedges: NEW Vokey Design SM9 46.10F, 52.12F, 56.10S, 60.10S
Putter: Scotty Cameron TourType Special Select Flowback 5 tour prototype
ASIAN TOUR | Trust Golf Asian Mixed Stableford Challenge
Titleist Brand Ambassador Sihwan Kim won for the second time in six weeks, closing with 7 points Sunday to win by 2 points in the mixed modified stableford scoring event co-sanctioned by the Asian Tour and LET.
- Playing a Pro V1 golf ball and full bag of Titleist equipment, including TSi3 driver, NEW T100 irons and Scotty Cameron Newport 2-style GSS tour prototype putter, Kim finished the event with 49 points, 44 of them a result of his first-round 62 and third-round 61.
- “This is the first time I had a 10 under and an 11 under in a tournament and my putting has just been phenomenal, that’s pretty much what got me through it…” he said. “I am really confident in my putting right now.”
- Kim, 33, topped a leaderboard that featured Titleist golf ball players in nine of the top 10 positions.
- The 2007 U.S. Junior champion and Stanford alum currently sits comfortably atop the Asian Tour’s Order of Merit.
What’s in Sihwan Kim’s Titleist Golf Bag?
Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1
Driver: TSi3 8.0°
Fairway Metal: TSi3 13.5°
Utility Iron: U•500 (3)
Irons: NEW T100 4-9
Wedges: Vokey Design SM8 46.10F, 50.12F, WedgeWorks 54M, WedgeWorks 60T
Putter: Scotty Cameron Newport 2-style GSS tour prototype
KOREAN TOUR | DB Insurance Promy Open
Titleist Brand Ambassador Sanghyun Park won the KPGA’s season-opener to claim his 11th-career KPGA tour title.
- Park closed in 4-under par 67 to finish at 10 under for the one-shot victory.
- Titleist swept every major equipment category at the DB Insurance Promy Open: Golf balls (97/67.4%), drivers (67/46.5%), fairways (78/49%), hybrids (58/44%), irons (66/45.8%), wedges (252/64.9%) and putters (74/51%).
What’s in Sang Hyun Park’s Titleist Golf Bag?
Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1
Driver: TSi3 10.0°
Fairway Metals: TSi3 15.0° & 18.0°
Irons: 620 CB (4) & 620 MB (5-9)
Wedges: NEW Vokey Design SM9 46.10F, 52.08F, 58K
Putter: Scotty Cameron Del Mar GSS tour prototype