Billy Horschel trusts Titleist for eighth PGA Tour win

Billy Horschel
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Billy Horschel

PGA TOUR | Corales Puntacana Championship 

Billy Horschel  shot Sunday’s best round by two shots, carding a course record-tying bogey-free 63 to earn his eighth career PGA TOUR title. Playing a  Pro V1x+ prototype golf ball  and Titleist equipment setup that includes his  TSR3 driver, mixed set of  T100 and 620 MB irons  and  NEW Vokey Design SM10 wedges, Horschel closed with seven birdies and an eagle to post 23 under, coming from three shots back to start the day and win by two shots. 

On a windy Sunday in Punta Cana, Horschel hit 13 of 14 fairways, 72 percent greens in regulation and was a perfect 5-for-5 getting up-and-down. 


Every player in the final top five at the Corales Puntacana Championship played a Titleist golf ball, with 75 percent of the field teeing up a Pro V1 or Pro V1x.  

1. Billy Horschel (Pro V1x+ prototype) 

2. Runner-up (Pro V1x) 

3. Kevin Tway (Pro V1) 

T4. Charley Hoffman (Pro V1x) 

T4. Justin Lower (Pro V1x) 

Fifteen of the 17 events played this season on the PGA TOUR have now been won with a Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball, with 70 percent of all competitors teeing up a Titleist. 

1. The Sentry (Pro V1x) 

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

3. The American Express (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 

8. Austin Eckroat (Pro V1)– Cognizant Classic 

9. Arnold Palmer Invitational (Pro V1)

10. Brice Garnett (Pro V1)– Puerto Rico Open 

11. THE PLAYERS (Pro V1) 

12. Peter Malnati (Pro V1x Yellow)– Valspar Championship 

13. Stephan Jaeger (Pro V1)– Texas Children’s Houston Open 

14. Masters Tournament (Pro V1) 

15. Billy Horschel (Pro V1x+ prototype) – Corales Puntacana Championship 


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Billy Horschel

– “The control of the Titleist golf ball is by far better than any ball on the market. When you hit a shot, when you try to hit a five-yard draw, you want that ball to turn five yards. You don’t want it to draw 10 yards, or you don't want it not to draw. So to be able to control the golf ball is such a vital key in the game of golf. Doesn’t matter what level you’re at. When you’re expecting a shot to turn out a certain way, control wise, and that golf ball is not doing what you want, you have an issue, and with a Titleist golf ball, I’ve never had an issue once.”


– “It’s a fine margin out here on the PGA TOUR and if you can find any little bit of an edge to give you that little bit of advantage I’m going to take it. And so for me having my spin rates be consistent, having the feel, the softness of the feel around the greens be the same, and how it’s going to land on the green. I want to know that ball, if I hit the shot the way I want, it’s going to produce with the results I want – and I get that, and I’ve gotten that throughout my entire career with the Titleist golf ball.” 

– “For me it comes down to spin. I’m looking for the ball to spin the right amount or in a certain range with every club I have. So 7-iron, I’m looking for it to spin somewhere around the upper echelon and the spin rate of 7,000-7,200. I want control of the golf ball. I want to have the ability to take spin off... And so having a ball that spins more allows me to have more control. And I can take spin off three quarter shots, little half shots. That’s what’s allowed me to be successful on the PGA Tour.”  

WITB | Billy Horschel 

Titleist Pro V1x+ prototype golf ball 

TSR3 9.0 driver | Fujikura Ventus Black TR 6 X 

TSi2 15.0 fairway | Project X HZRDUS Smoke Black 70g 6.5 TX 

TSi2 18.0 fairway | Project X HZRDUS Smoke Black 80g 6.5 TX 

T100 3, 5 irons | True Temper Dynamic Gold 120 X100 

620 MB 6-9 irons | True Temper Dynamic Gold 120 X100 

NEW Vokey Design SM10 46.10F, 52.12F, 56.08M, WedgeWorks 60V (@ 62) wedges | True Temper Dynamic Gold 120 X100 (46), Dynamic Gold Tour Issue Onyx S400 (52-60) 


Billy Horschel
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Billy Horschel

“The TSi was unbelievable. It was the longest, straightest driver I’ve ever hit. It was the fastest driver I’ve ever played. I achieved my highest ball speed on it, which was 178 [mph]. Loved the driver to death, had no plans of changing, but J.J. with Titleist said, ‘Hey, just give this a shot’... I finally tested it, and I was really shocked by how consistent the ball flight was. And how tight my misses were. I like to hit a little left-to-right shot. The ball wasn’t over-cutting when I missed it. My toe misses, if I did hit it off the toe, wasn’t diving hard left. And so it’s just a lot tighter. And so now that allows me to tighten up my lines, hitting it off the tee. Narrow fairways I can be more aggressive knowing I’ve got a driver that if I do miss it, it's not going to be too far off if I hit it dead center in the face. And then when I finally tested it on TrackMan, I was shocked to see the speed gain. So it's faster. And the dispersion rate off the tee with good from bad is a lot tighter, which we’re all looking for in the game of golf, especially at our level.” 


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Billy Horschel

“I like a very soft feel because that’s what my senses are. I can have a good understanding of when it’s soft, where I’ve hit it on the face, whether I’ve hit it good, whether I’ve spun it too much, toe, heel. If it’s a little bit too much of a firm feel, then I can't really distinguish with where it is on the face or did it come off with enough spin, did it not come off with enough spin. So for me, I’ve always liked the softer feel and I think with Titleist, they’ve done a really good job of that, especially with the new T100’s, because when you get into the cavity back irons, it’s really easy to make it a firm feel. It's tough to make it feel soft like a blade. And they've done a really good job with that, with the new T100.” 


Billy Horschel
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Billy Horschel

– “For me, whenever I get a Vokey wedge, I know right away that this product is at the highest standard. It’s the best in the game of golf and it’s going to help my game in the areas I need. And then at the same time, when you have Bob and you have Aaron there on a weekly basis, being able to work with them to fine tune the little points that you're looking for. They offer suggestions whether it be bounce, loft or lies or numerous other things.” 

PGA TOUR | RBC Heritage

Monday's weather-delayed finish to the RBC Heritage will commence with Titleist golf ball players occupying the top-eight positions on the leaderboard: 

1. Leader (Pro V1) 

T2. Wyndham Clark (Pro V1x) 

T2. J.T. Poston (Pro V1x) 

T2. Patrick Cantlay (Pro V1x) 

T2. Sahith Theegala (Pro V1) 

T6. Justin Thomas (Pro V1x) 

T6. Patrick Rodgers (Pro V1x) 

T6. Ludvig Aberg (Pro V1x) 

The leader and seven of the top eight are also gaming Vokey Design wedges, while six of the top eight have a Titleist driver in the bag. 

Leader WITB: 

Titleist Pro V1 golf ball 

Vokey Design SM8 50.12F, 56.14F, WedgeWorks SM9 60T wedges | True Temper Dynamic Gold S400

LPGA | The Chevron Championship 

The winner of the LPGA’s first major of the year gamed a  Vokey Design SM9 WedgeWorks 58T lob wedge  and a  Scotty Cameron Squareback 2 tour prototype putter en route to her second career major title. Entering the week, the world No. 1 was ranked second on tour in Strokes Gained: Around-the-Green (+0.781) and fifth in Putts per GIR (1.719) among those players with a minimum 10 rounds played this season.  


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