Ending a marathon nine-hole playoff, Celine Boutier stuck her Pro V1x golf ball to six feet and rolled in the birdie to earn her fourth LPGA win of the season and move to the top of the Rolex Player of the Year standings. The Frenchwoman made eight birdies with no bogeys in regulation Sunday at Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club to card the lowest round of the day by two shots (64), forcing extra holes at 21 under. After matching her opponent on the first eight extra holes, Boutier broke the deadlock with a dart on the par-3 15th.
Boutier’s victory marks her sixth career LPGA title and third in three months, including her maiden major championship at the Amundi Evian Championship over the summer.
“I have always played the Pro V1x golf ball, as I think it gives me a lot of feel, with a lot of distance and also I am able to get a little bit more spin on my approach shots, which make it that bit easier for me to stop the ball on the green. For me, it is a lot about distance control especially on those approach and wedge shots where you want the right feedback and want the ball to perform as consistently as possible to be able to control the distance. You are going to want to produce a swing, with a certain feel and a certain speed for a certain distance and this is where you have got to trust that the ball is going to react and perform the right way.”
The LPGA’s Alison Lee (Pro V1) shot rounds of 61-61-65 to win her second LET title in runaway fashion, posting 29 under to break the previous 54-hole scoring record by five. Lee, who opened the week with back-to-back 11-under 61’s, made seven birdies in her closing 65 to win by eight shots. The 28-year-old went the entire week without making a bogey, becoming just the second player in LET history to win without giving up a shot.
Team South Korea won the Women’s World Amateur Team Championship by four shots, posting 22 under for the week in Abu Dhabi. Each of the three South Korean competitors played a Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball and 14 Titleist clubs, including TSR drivers and fairways, NEW T-Series irons, Vokey SM9 wedges and Scotty Cameron putters.
WITB | WAGR No. 4: Titleist Pro V1 golf ball; TSR3 9.0 driver; TSR3 13.5 fairway; TSR3 19.0 hybrid; NEW T200 4 iron, NEW T100 5-P irons; Vokey Design SM9 50, 54, 58 wedges; Scotty Cameron Phantom X 5 tour prototype putter
WITB | WAGR No. 60: Titleist Pro V1x golf ball; TSR3 8.0 driver; TSR3 15.0 fairway; TSR2 21.0 hybrid; T200 4 iron, NEW T150 5-P irons; Vokey Design SM9 48, 52, 58 wedges; Scotty Cameron Select Newport 2 putter
WITB | WAGR No. 104: Titleist Pro V1 golf ball; TSR3 9.0 driver; TSR3 15.0 fairway; TSR2 18.0 hybrid; T200 4 iron, NEW T100 5-P irons; Vokey Design SM9 50, 54, 58 wedges; Scotty Cameron tour prototype putter
Titleist Brand Ambassador Jaewoong Eom posted 15 under for the week to earn his second career KPGA title by three shots. Trusting his Pro V1x golf ball and full bag of Titleist equipment – including TSR2 driver, NEW T200 utility and NEW T100 irons– Eom turned in rounds of 66-66-65-72 to clinch the victory.
WITB | Jaewoong Eom: Titleist Pro V1x golf ball; TSR2 10.0 driver; TSR2 15.0, TSi2 18.0 fairways; NEW T200 3 iron, NEW T100 4-P irons; Vokey Design SM9 52.08F, 58.08M; Scotty Cameron GOLO 6 tour prototype putter
Titleist Brand Ambassador Martin Rohwer shot the best round of the day – a 6-under 65 – and won in a playoff to claim his third Sunshine Tour title. Rohwer, playing a Pro V1 golf ball and full bag of Titleist equipment, made par on the par-3 18th three consecutive times to clinch the win.
WITB | Martin Rohwer: Titleist Pro V1 golf ball; TSR2 9.0 driver; TSR2 15.0 fairway; TSi3 18.0 hybrid; NEW T100 4-9 irons; Vokey Design SM9 46.10F, 50.12F, 54.10S, 60.08M wedges; Scotty Cameron GoLo S5 putter