Corey Conners wins second Valero Texas Open using Pro V1 golf ball

Corey Conners closed with a bogey-free final round of 4-under 68 to win by one shot and close out his second career PGA TOUR victory. Conners, whose maiden TOUR win also came at the Valero Texas Open in 2019, led the field in Strokes Gained: Tee to Green (+14.653) over the four days at the Oaks Course at TPC San Antonio, with more than nine of those strokes coming from his approach play (+9.538, 1st). In total control of his Pro V1, the 31-year-old also led the tournament in Greens in Regulation (78%) on his way to his 15 under winning total. Conners was the only player in the final Top 21 who finished Sunday’s round without a bogey.  


Fifteen of the 21 players finishing inside the top 15 and ties on Sunday’s final leader board played a Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball.

Corey Conners on his Pro V1: “To be honest, I’ve played a Titleist golf ball for as long as I can remember. I used to get my dad’s hand-me-downs as a youngster when I was 10, 11, 12 years old and starting from the Tour Prestige 90, played Pro V1’s from the year that they came out, and continued on with the Titleist golf ball. I’ve continually loved the consistency and performance.


“I’ve got a lot of faith and confidence in the golf ball that I'm playing, and I know it’s very consistent. It’s going to do exactly what I want it to do.”


* The winner of the Valero Texas Open, in addition to his Pro V1 golf ball, gamed a Vokey Design SM8 60.08M wedge on his way to victory.

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KORN FERRY TOUR | Astara Chile Classic

Ben Kohles, using the Pro V1x Left Dash, birdied the par-5 18th three times on Sunday – forcing extra holes, extending the playoff, and finally clinching his third-career Korn Ferry Tour victory. Kohles carded a 5-under 67 on Sunday to reach the 21 under total that Titleist Brand Ambassador Dimi Papadatos had posted in the clubhouse. The two exchanged birdies on the first go-around on the 537-yard 18th, before Kohles’ Pro V1x Left Dash golf ball found the bottom of the cup for birdie on the second extra hole.


Including his two playoff birdies, Kohles made 27 birdies over the course of the week at Prince of Whales Country Club and turned in four rounds in the 60’s (68-66-66-67). The week in Chile marked Papadatos’ first career Korn Ferry Tour start, with rounds of 66-69-67-65 earning him a solo second place finish to begin his season.


* The winner of the Astara Chile Classic also had in the bag a TSi4 9.0 driver; 718 T-MB 2 iron, T200 4-5 irons, 620 CB 6-9 irons; Vokey Design SM9 46.10F, 50.12F, 54.12D, 60.08M wedges and a Scotty Cameron P5 GSS tour prototype putter.


AMATEUR | Augusta National Women’s Amateur

Titleist is #1 ball, top equipment choice at ANWA: Last week, as 72 of the world’s best amateurs set out to make history at Augusta National, more chose Titleist golf balls, drivers, fairways, hybrids, utility irons, irons, and wedges than any other brand.

From the first tee at Champions Retreat Golf Club, 74% of the field teed up a Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball, compared to the nearest competitor (8%), including three of the top four finishers.

More players gamed a Titleist driver than any other brand, with 13 players choosing TSR, the field’s most popular model.

There were more Titleist fairways (39/33%), hybrids (24/31%), and utility irons (13/68%) in play this week than any competitor.

Twenty-five players (35%) had Titleist iron sets in the bag, nine more than the nearest competitor.

Vokey Design wedges accounted for 48% of the gap, sand, and lob wedges in play, 70 more than the nearest competitor.

JAPAN GOLF TOUR | Token Homemate Cup

Playing NEW Pro V1x, Shugo Imahira carded the lowest round of the day – 8-under 63 – to post 20 under and win the JGTO season opener at Token Tado Country Club Nagoya by two shots. The victory was the 30-year-old’s eighth win on Tour and third in the last 12 months.

PGA TOUR AUSTRALASIA| The National Tournament Presented by BMW

Titleist Brand Ambassador Tom Power Horan claimed the final event of the 2022-23 season after posting a stellar final round 5-under 67. The highlight of the day came on the 146-meter par-3 8th hole, where Power Horan’s Pro V1 golf ball found the bottom of the cup for a hole-in-one. The ace with his T•100S 9-iron made all the difference in the end, as Power Horan posted 19 under for the week to earn the one-shot victory.


With the victory – his second of the season – Power Horan finished the season second on the Order of Merit, locking up his DP World Tour card.

Tom Power Horan's WITB: Titleist Pro V1 golf ball

TSR2 driver

TSR2 15.0, 18.0 fairways

T200 3 iron

T100•S irons

Vokey Design SM9 54.12D, 60.08M or 60.12D wedges.

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