Jake Knapp earns maiden PGA Tour victory and Masters invite with Pro V1

Jake Knapp
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Jake Knapp

PGA TOUR | Mexico Open at Vidanta 

Jake Knapp (Pro V1 Left Dot) claimed his first PGA TOUR title Sunday in Mexico, capping off a 25-birdie week with a two-shot victory. In full control of his Titleist golf ball, Knapp carded rounds of 67-64-63-71 around Vidanta Vallarta to post 19 under, while gaining 11.5 strokes on the field from tee to green. He led the field in Strokes Gained: Approach (+8.729), hitting 76% greens in regulation (T5), and ranked 11th in SG: Off the Tee (+2.973). Down the stretch Sunday, Knapp got his Pro V1 Left Dot up-and-down on four of the last six holes, including a birdie on the par-5 14th, to secure the victory. 

The performance spotlighted Knapp’s recent results, which have vaulted him to 11th on the PGA TOUR in SG: Tee to Green (+1.235) and No. 8 in the FedExCup standings. He has played his last three events (216 holes) on TOUR in 38 under par, including his T3 finish at the WM Phoenix Open. 


Jake Knapp is the seventh Titleist golf ball player to win on the PGA TOUR this season, through the first eight events of 2024: 

1.  The Sentry Champion (Pro V1x) 

2.  Grayson Murray  (Pro V1) – Sony Open in Hawaii 

3.  The American Express Champion (Pro V1) 

4.  Matthieu Pavon (Pro V1) – Farmers Insurance Open 

5.  Wyndham Clark (Pro V1x) – AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am 

6.  Nick Taylor  (Pro V1x) – WM Phoenix Open 

7.  Jake Knapp (Pro V1 Left Dot) – Mexico Open at Vidanta 

This week in Mexico, six of the top seven finishers on Sunday’s final leader board played a Pro V1 or Pro V1x model: 

1.  Jake Knapp  (Pro V1 Left Dot) 

T3.  Stephan Jaeger  (Pro V1) 

T3.  C.T. Pan  (Pro V1x) 

T3.  Justin Lower  (Pro V1x) 

T6.  Patrick Rodgers  (Pro V1x Left Dash) 

T6.  Robert MacIntyre (Pro V1x) 


The PGA TOUR’s newest winner gamed  two Vokey Design SM9 wedges (56.10S, WedgeWorks 60T) in claiming the Mexico Open. On Sunday, the champion gained over a shot on the field (+1.15) around the greens, and he got up-and-down for par on seven of nine attempts. For the week, he was a perfect 3-for-3 in Scrambling from the sand. 

This week at Vidanta, there were 206 Vokey Design gap, sand and lob wedges (53%), more than four times the next closest competitor with 45. Three of the last four winners on TOUR have had multiple Vokey wedges in their winning setups. 

LPGA | Honda LPGA Thailand 

Playing on home soil, Titleist Brand Ambassador  Patty Tavatanakit  closed in 5-under 67 Sunday in Thailand to earn her second LPGA victory while leading a 1-through-8 finish for Titleist golf ball players. On the 72nd hole, Tavatanakit pitched her  Pro V1x golf ball in tight to set up the tournament-clinching birdie at Siam Country Club’s Old Course. 

It marked back-to-back wins for Tavatanakit, who also won last week on the Ladies European Tour. 

Also gaming a  TSR2 driver, T-Series irons  and  NEW SM10 wedges, “Patty T” posted four rounds of 67 or better (67-67-66-67), good for a 21-under total that featured 23 birdies and an eagle. She also hit over 80% of her greens in regulation (58/72). 

Fellow Titleist Brand Ambassador  Albane Valenzuela finished one shot back after a closing 9-under 63, the best round of the day. 

WITB | Patty Tavatanakit 

Titleist Pro V1x golf ball 

TSR2 8.0 driver| Mitsubishi Tensei 1K blue 50 S 

TSR2 18.0 fairway | Mitsubishi Tensei 1K Pro White 60 S 

NEW T200 4 iron, NEW T100 5-P irons | Graphite Design Tour AD DI-85 Hybrid S (4), Nippon N.S. PRO 950GH S (5-P) 

NEW Vokey Design SM10 50.12F, 56.08M, 60.04T wedges | Nippon N.S. PRO Modus3 115 Wedge 


This week in Thailand, each of the top eight finishers played a Pro V1, Pro V1x or Pro V1x Left Dash golf ball: 

1.  Patty Tavatanakit: Pro V1x 

2.  Albane Valenzuela: Pro V1 

T3.  Sei Young Kim: Pro V1

T3.  Hye-Jin Choi: Pro V1 

T5.  Natthakritta Vongtaveelap: Pro V1x Left Dash 

T5.  Hyo Joo Kim: Pro V1x 

T7.  Lilia Vu: Pro V1x 

T7.  Emily Kristine Pedersen: Pro V1 


Patty Tavatanakit Pro V1x
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Patty Tavatanakit Pro V1x
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— “When I flight the ball lower, it can still spin really, really well, and when I need to hit it high, I get that max spin for the max carry.” 

— “Off the tee, it does spin a touch more than the Pro V1, which I like because that way I could get maximum carry out of it. It would fly a touch higher, which would make the ball carry a little bit further. And then when I do bring it down, it would still go down. So, it's really manageable, this ball.” 


Patty Tavatanakit
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Patty Tavatanakit WITB
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Tavatanakit began her 2024 LPGA season in January at the Drive On Championship after adding three NEW Vokey SM10 wedges (50.12F, 56.08M, 60.04T) to her bag. Having previously gamed prior generation Vokey wedges, Tavatanakit worked with Vokey Tour Rep Shane Dyel to determine her setup with the new models. 

Said Dyel: “What's so special about Patty is her attention to detail and her perception of feel. When I worked with Patty on her SM10’s she could see and feel the difference between her previous generation Vokey wedges and the new SM10 wedges. 

“With her wedge setup we talked about how she can be more versatile with every wedge in the bag, and it all starts at the top with her 50.12F. This grind gives her unlocked versatility from full shots in the fairway to low, high-spin runners around the greens. Our change in CG location has allowed Patty to be aggressive on shots when she needs to be.  

“Going into her SM10 56.08M, the new model gave her more help with the lower flight and higher spin she always looks for. She has found it to be easier to flight down her shots without sacrificing speed, which was a huge difference from her previous generation Vokey 56.08M. 

“Lastly, her 60.04T is the most versatile and the most feel-sensitive wedge Patty has in the bag. Without a doubt, Patty saw not only an increase in feel, but also complete sole control compared to her previous generation 60 T grind.” 


Titleist Brand Ambassador Albane Valenzuela carded a final round 9-under 63 to finish solo 2nd, the best finish of her LPGA career. Valenzuela, who finished the week at 20 under, one shot back of Tavatanakit, began her final round with a birdie on the par-5 1st and a hole-out eagle on the par-4 5th. On the back nine, she birdied six of her final eight holes, including Nos. 17 and 18, to come home in 30 and take the clubhouse lead, putting the pressure on Tavatanakit. 

WITB | Albane Valenzuela 

Titleist Pro V1 golf ball 

TSR3 9.0 driver | Tensei 1K Pro White 50 S 

TSR2+ 13.0 fairway | Tensei 1K Pro White 60 S

T100•S 6-AW irons | NS Pro 950GH R 

Vokey Design SM8 WedgeWorks TVD 52, SM9 WedgeWorks 58.04L wedges | NS Pro 950GH R 

Scotty Cameron Super Select Newport 2 putter 

LET | Lalla Meryem Cup 

Bronte Law
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Bronte Law

Titleist Brand Ambassador  Bronte Law  shot a final round 9-under 64 to claim a three-shot comeback victory in Morocco. Playing a  Pro V1x golf ball  and  full bag of Titleist equipment, Law entered the final round eight strokes off the pace. She made nine birdies and holed out for eagle on the 14th to storm to her third career LET win.  

WITB | Bronte Law 

Titleist Pro V1x golf ball 

TSR1 10.0 driver | Graphite Design Tour AD-DI 

TSR3 16.5, 18.0 fairways | Tensei AV Blue 65 R (16.5), Tensei AV Raw Blue 75 R (18.0) 

T200 4 iron, T150 5-P irons | Tensei 1K Pro Silver 70HY S (4), NS Pro 950GH S (5-P) 

Vokey Design SM9 50.12F, 54.10S, 60.08M wedges | Project X 5.0 

Scotty Cameron Squareback 2 tour prototype putter 


The winner of the Trophy Hassan II – playing a  Pro V1 Yellow golf ball – closed in 3-under 70 to win his first PGA Tour Champions event by one shot. The champion made 13 birdies and two eagles for the week around the difficult setup at Royal Golf Dar Es Salam, including four straight birdies on Nos. 13-16 in the final round that saw him reach the winning 10-under total. He is projected to climb to No. 3 in the Schwab Cup standings, up 49 spots from his position beginning the week.  

ASIAN TOUR | International Series Oman 

Gaming his  Pro V1x golf ball, the winner of the International Series Oman shot a final round 7-under 65 to race to a four-shot victory. The champion played his final 71 holes without surrendering a bogey or worse, and he was the only player to shoot all four rounds in the 60’s (67-69-68-65) on his way to posting 19 under.  

He also gamed three  NEW Vokey Design SM10 wedges  50.12F, 54.10S, 60.04T– in his winning setup. 

Each of the top six finishers in Oman trusted a Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball. 

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