With one foot in a lake, two hands on his Vokey Design Spin Milled wedge and the game’s richest prize on the line, Titleist Brand Ambassador Bill Haas stood over his Titleist Pro V1x golf ball and hit one of the PGA Tour’s all-time clutch shots Sunday afternoon at East Lake, propelling him to victories in both the Tour Championship and FedEx Cup Playoffs.
On the second hole of an all-Titleist playoff with Pro V1x loyalist Hunter Mahan, Haas’ approach shot hit the left side of the 17th green and dribbled to the edge of the lake, leaving about one-third of his ball sitting below the water line.
Haas never hesitated, trusting his Titleist golf ball and equipment would reward him for a great swing.
“We get up there and that’s when I see the ball, and I say in my head, ‘I have a shot,’ ” said Haas, who immediately pulled his Vokey Design Spin Milled 60•E (bent to 59º) wedge from his bag, hopped down the four-foot embankment, stuck one foot in the water and waggled his wedge over his Pro V1x.
“You play it like a bunker shot, for those of you that want to know, if there’s a little bit of water, if you don’t mind getting your feet dirty, and then blast it out of there,” he said. “It came out perfect.” Read More…
Here’s a closer look at Bill Haas’ Titleist equipment:
LEMONT, Ill. – The score sheet will say England’s Justin Rose breezed to a wire-to-wire victory in the BMW Championship. Breezed? It was more like weathering Hurricane Irene.
Playing in steady rain, Rose nearly squandered a five-stroke lead after eight holes Sunday but held on with an even-par 71 to win the third PGA Tour playoff event, at Cog Hill Golf & Country Club. His 13-under-par 271 total was two shots better than steady Australian John Senden, who had closed within one of the lead after 15 holes.
Rose struggled through much of the back nine — missing four of five fairways and five of seven greens at one point — but sank a 35-foot chip shot from in front of the 17th green for birdie and a two-shot lead. Read More…
Confirming perhaps the most consistent season of any player on the 2011 PGA Tour,Titleist Brand Ambassador Webb Simpsonpulled away late Sunday at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, N.C., to win the Wyndham Championship for his first PGA Tour victory.
Trusting a Pro V1x golf ball and a bag full of Titleist equipment, Simpson closed with a bogey-free 3-under 67 for an 18-under 262 total and three-shot victory, one of three wins by Titleist golf ball players last weekend across the worldwide professional tours.
It marked the 26th win for Titleist golf ball players on the 2011 PGA Tour, nearly nine times the nearest competitor with three and more than two times all other golf balls combined.
Simpson, 26, also became the 12th different Titleist Brand Ambassador to find the winner’s circle this season on the PGA Tour:Steve Stricker (2), Nick Watney (2), Adam Scott, Scott Piercy, Johnson Wagner, Gary Woodland, Brendan Steele, Harrison Frazar, Rory McIlroy, Chris Kirk and Scott Stallings. <…Read More…>
Here’s a closer look at Webb Simpson’s Titleist equipment:
Now that’s how you cap off a great championship summer! The winner of the PGA Championship earned his first career major win in his first major championship appearance with a White Hot XG Sabertooth Long Putter. He overcame a triple-bogey at the brutal Par-3 15th on Sunday with birdie putts on the difficult 16th and 17th holes. The Odyssey user also converted a tricky 2-putt on the 18th and earned a spot in a two-man, 3-hole aggregate playoff after the tournament leader bogeyed No. 15-17.
The White Hot XG Sabertooth Long user birdied the first playoff hole and sank a tap-in par putt on the third hole to clinch his victory. The PGA Tour rookie also became the first player to win a major with a long putter. He overcame a 5-shot deficit over the final three holes with an eight-foot birdie on 16 and a 40-foot bomb that brought the crowd to its feet on 17. The Odyssey user has won two tournaments in 2011 and currently sits in fourth place on the FedExCup list. <<…Read More…>>
Keegan’s hard work over the years has paid off. Just two years ago Keegan was on the Hooters Tour just “trying to survive”, living in a one bedroom apartment. Last year he made a name for himself on the Nationwide Tour, finish 14th on the money list and earning status on the PGA Tour. His first career PGA Tour win came earlier this year at the HP Byron Nelson Classic, also in a playoff and has recorded four other Top 10s.
With this win, the Bradley name is added to the uber-short list of Francis Ouimet and Ben Curtis. Those are the three golfers since 1913 to win a major in their first attempt. Keegan Bradley locked up his 2nd win of the year on Sunday in absolutely ridiculous fashion coming down the stretch. At one point, with three holes to play, Bradley was 5 shots back of the lead and the metaphorical fat lady had all but taken the stage for her big solo. A triple bogey on the Par 3, 15th hole left Bradley seemingly out of the Championship, leaving viewers thinking he had a nice week but it wasn’t meant to be. However, back-to-back birdies (including one jaw dropping putt on 17) and a steady par on 18 were enough to force a playoff. Once the playoff began, Keegan wasted no time extending the momentum he had going from the previous three holes.
So, congratulations Keegan Bradley! You have just joined an elite club! Not only is Keegan now a major champion, he has just vaulted to the top of the Rookie of the Year conversation, as well as making an exceptionally strong case for Player of the Year honors. With this win, Keegan moves to 4th in FedEx Cup points and 29th in the OGWR! Do you think Keegan is a legitimate Player of the Year contender?
Here is what Keegan used to win the PGA Championship: