Titleist Tour Report: 06.25.23

PGA TOUR | Travelers Championship


Zac Blair (Pro V1x) claimed the best finish of his PGA TOUR career, playing his final six holes in 5 under to close in 8-under 62 for a 20 under total, earning him a share of second place.

Blair’s Sunday 62 was the lowest round of the day. The 32-year-old, who was ranked 192nd (out of 194) in driving distance on the PGA TOUR heading into the week, led the final round in Strokes Gained: Tee to Green (+4.117), while missing only one green in regulation. He started the final round tied for 15th place.

For the week, Blair gained more than 10 shots on the field tee to green (+10.781), with more than eight of those gained on approach shots (+6.206) and around the green (+2.665). He led the field in driving accuracy at 85.71% (48/56).

Blair, who is playing on a major medical extension after sitting out most of the last two seasons due to shoulder surgery, entered the week needing just over 270 FedEx Cup points in eight events to keep his TOUR card. After the T2 finish in Hartford, he needs just over 25 points with seven starts remaining. He’s also now 90th in the FedEx Cup standings, jumping from 144th.

Blair was one of five Titleist golf ball players in the final Top 6, including fellow runner-up Brian Harman (Pro V1). Scottie Scheffler (Pro V1), Patrick Cantlay (Pro V1x) and Chez Reavie (Pro V1) tied for fourth.


The T2 finisher with Sunday’s best round (62) at the Travelers Championship had seven Titleist clubs in his bag, including his TSi1 driver, four Vokey Design wedges and Scotty Cameron putter.

WITB | FedEx Cup No. 90:

Titleist Pro V1x golf ball

TSi1 9.0 driver | Fujikura Ventus 6 TR Red X

U•510 3 utility iron | Alidla Tour Blue 85 TX

Vokey Design SM9 46.10F, SM8 TVD52, SM9 58.08M, SM9 60T wedges | NS Pro Modus3 Tour 105 X

Scotty Cameron Timeless Newport 2 GSS tour protoype

DP WORLD TOUR | BMW International Open

Thriston Lawrence (Pro V1) made birdies on Nos. 15 and 17 coming down the stretch to reach 13 under and clinch a one-shot win. The victory marks Lawrence’s fourth career DPWT title and third in the last 10 months. Weekend rounds of 66-69 separated Lawrence from the chasing pack, with eight players finishing within three shots of the winner. The 26-year-old South African ranked sixth for the week in Strokes Gained: Tee to Green (+2.56 per round) and seventh in SG: Around the Green (+0.93 per round).

Joost Luiten (NEW Pro V1) finished one shot back at 12 under to finish solo second, as eight of the top 11 finishers this week in Germany played a Titleist golf ball.

KORN FERRY TOUR | Compliance Solutions Championship

Titleist Brand Ambassador Jimmy Sanger delivered four rounds of 67 or lower – including a final round 66 – to win his first career Korn Ferry Tour victory. Gaming a NEW Pro V1 golf ball, TSR2 driver and full bag of Titleist equipment, Sanger birdied the 72nd hole to cap off a six-birdie, bogey-free Sunday to reach 22 under and win by one shot. The 28-year-old led the field in Bogey Avoidance for the week, surrendering just two all week around the Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club. He ranked second in Scrambling, getting his Pro V1 up-and-down for par 86% of the time, and ranked second in Putts per GIR (1.549). With the victory, Sanger is projected to move to No. 5 in the season-long points list.

WITB | Jimmy Stanger: NEW Titleist Pro V1 golf ball; TSR2 10.0 driver; TSR2 15.0, 21.0 fairways; T100 4-5 irons, 620 MB 6-9 irons; Vokey Design SM9 46.10F, 50.08F, 56.10S, WedgeWorks 60T wedges; Scotty Cameron Phantom X T5 tour prototype putter


Padraig Harrington (NEW Pro V1) played his final seven holes Sunday in 7 under, capping off a final round 9-under 63 to win by one shot and defend his title at the DICK’S Sporting Goods Open. Harrington, who went out in 2-under 35, began his run with four birdies in a row from Nos. 12-15 before making an eagle 2 on the 321-yard 16th. Another birdie on the 17th and a par on No. 18 saw Harrington come home in 28 to win his fifth Champions Tour title. The three-time major winner hit 80% of greens in regulation (T8) over the three days.


The winner this week in Endicott, N.Y. claimed his fourth Champions Tour title with his TSR3 9.0 driver in the bag, having picked up three victories in 2022 after putting TSR in play. He ranks second in Driving Distance this season, having placed first in the same category in 2022 with an average of 308.7 yards, more than 10 yards longer than second place.

ASIAN TOUR/KPGA TOUR | Kolon the 65th Korea Open Golf Championship

Seungsu Han (NEW Pro V1x) earned his second career KPGA victory in wire-to-wire fashion. Han posted rounds of 66-69-72-71 to finish at 6 under – the only under par score after 72 holes – and win by six shots.

Nine of the top 12 players finishing inside the Top 10 and ties on Sunday’s final leader board played a Titleist golf ball, while seven played a TSR driver.


The winner of the Kolon the 65th Korea Open Golf Championship played two Vokey Design wedges – SM9 52.12F and 60.08M – en route to his KPGA major title.

JAPAN TOUR | Japan Players Championship

Hideto Tanihara (NEW Pro V1x) made par on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff to win his 18th career JGTO title. Tanihara posted rounds of 67-65-66-66 to finish at 24 under after 72 holes, sealing the victory in extra holes. In regulation play, Tanihara surrendered just three bogeys over the four rounds and made 26 birdies or better.


The champion of the Japan Players Championship played Titleist wedges (Vokey Design SM9 52, WedgeWorks 59) and a Scotty Cameron putter en route to victory.


Titleist Brand Ambassador José de Jesús Rodríguez successfully defended his Jalisco Open GDL title, turning in matching 65’s over the weekend to claim his sixth career PGA Tour Latinoámerica trophy. Rodríguez made six Sunday birdies to pull away from the field and post 20 under, earning the three-shot victory in Mexico.

AMATEUR | The Amateur Championship

The winner of the 128th Amateur Championship played a NEW Pro V1 golf ball on his way to a 3-and-2 victory in the 36-hole final match. The 22-year-old South African entered the week 6th in the World Amateur Golf Ranking, narrowly advanced through past stroke play before winning each of his seven matches in the knock-out match play format. With the victory, the champion earns exemptions into the 151st Open Championship in July as well as the 2024 Masters Tournament and the 2024 U.S. Open Championship.

“I'm ecstatic,” he said. “I cannot kind of comprehend my feelings right now...It's amazing to get into The Open. It's probably the biggest kind of milestone I put on myself this year before I turn pro is just to get myself in a major and get that experience. To get into three is pretty amazing.”

AMATEUR | Northeast Amateur

Playing a NEW Pro V1 golf ball, the 61st Northeast Amateur Champion shot a final round 3-under 66 to post 12 under for the week and win by two shots. The 25th-ranked player in the World Amateur Golf Ranking entering the week, the winner was just one of three players to shoot all four rounds in the 60’s around the difficult par-69 Wannamoisett Country Club (68-67-63-66).


This week at the Northeast Amateur, the second event of the Elite Amateur Golf Series, Titleist was the most played brand in all major equipment categories:

  • Eighty-one players teed up a Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball, more than 10 times the nearest competitor and 84% of the 96-player field.
  • More than half of the field gamed a Titleist driver (52 players, 54%). Fourty-seven of those Titleist drivers were new TSR models, more than double the nearest competitor’s total number of drivers (19, 20%).
  • Titleist was the top choice in fairways (50, 48%), hybrids (16, 55%) and utility irons (40, 71%).
  • Fifty-two players had Titleist iron sets in play at Wannamoisett, 54% of the field. Nearest competitor: 15 (16%).
  • There were a total of 187 (65%) Vokey Design gap, sand and lob wedges in play, more than all other brands combined.
  • On the greens, 41 players gamed a Scotty Cameron putter, more than double the next closest brand (19).

Last year, Titleist swept all major equipment counts across the seven events making up the 2022 Elite Amateur Golf Series.

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