Titleist Tour Report: 09.03.23

Ludvig Aberg
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Ludvig Aberg

DP WORLD TOUR | Omega European Masters 

Ludvig Aberg (Pro V1x) played his final five holes in 4 under par Sunday in Switzerland to capture the first victory of his young professional career. The 23-year-old Swede delivered a back nine to remember, rolling his 2023 Pro V1x in for four straight birdies on Nos. 14-17 to come home in 31. He tapped in for par on the last to put the finishing touches on a final round 64 and come-from-behind win. Four rounds in the 60’s (64-67-66-64) around Crans-sur-Sierre GC saw Aberg reach 19 under, two shots clear of second place.

Aberg led a 1-2-3-4 finish for Titleist golf ball players: Alexander Bjork (Pro V1, 2nd), Matt Fitzpatrick (Pro V1x, T3), Connor Syme (Pro V1).

“I don't even know where to start,” Aberg said. “It's a pretty surreal feeling to be honest. Obviously super, super happy... I've always had that [belief] that I’ve been able to do it, but to do it is pretty cool.”

In control of his Pro V1x all week, Aberg led the field in Strokes Gained: Tee to Green (+3.76 per round), with over two strokes per round coming from his approach play and 1.29 strokes per round coming from his tee shots. He also finished fourth in Greens in Regulation (82%).

Aberg’s 15.04 total strokes gained tee to green was more than three strokes better than second place in that category (+11.8). 



– “I like to put spin on the ball. I like to hit it a little bit higher to have a little bit of a different angle coming into the firmer greens that we play here on the PGA TOUR. So I think the Pro V1x helps me with that and it helps me to be able to compete against the best players in the world.”

– “I just love the feel around the greens, putting, chipping, I love the softer feel (of 2023 Pro V1x), and it flights the way that I want to.”

– “What you want when you’re chipping is that little extra feeling of checking up on the green, and making sure that when the greens get a little firmer and faster, you’re still able to put that spin on it. Which I feel like [the Pro V1x] allows me to do. Chipping and short game is such feel-based – what you like to feel, what you don't like to feel. And this allows me to have that creative mindset.”

– “As a golfer and as a competitor, you always look for the perfect shot and the perfect execution. It's not always going to show up that way, but at least this golf ball allows you to have that consistency and that way I know exactly what it’s going to do when it reacts on the green, when it reacts in the air. This allows me to have my spin rate in a very consistent level, which allows me to score a bit better as well.”

– “The Titleist golf ball is the best golf ball there is. I’ve used it for a very long time, it’s something I trust and it’s something that I really enjoy using.”

– “I used to live in a small town. I would always go into the woods and look for [Pro V1’s]. And every time you found a new one, found a really nice one, that was like the best feeling. So I used to have a ball bag of all my Pro V1’s that I found. Every once in a while you got to go into the pro shop and get a new one, but it didn’t happen very often. So now we're super spoiled. We get new balls every now and then. So, it's really cool and I've played it for a very long time.”



The winner of the Omega European Masters gamed a TSR2 driver, Titleist T100 irons and four Vokey Design wedges in winning his first professional title.

The former Texas Tech star and No. 1 player on the 2023 PGA TOUR University Ranking put on a clinic off the tee, ranking second in Strokes Gained: Off the Tee (+1.29 per round) and third in driving distance (328.25 yards).

Since making his pro debut this summer at the RBC Canadian Open, he leads the PGA TOUR in Strokes Gained: Off the Tee (according to @JustinRayGolf).

He also finished second in SG: Approach (+2.24 per round) and fourth in GIR (82%). 


WITB | 2023 Omega European Masters 

Titleist Pro V1x golf ball  

TSR2 9.0 driver | Fujikura Ventus Black 6 X  

718 T-MB 2 iron | KBS Tour 130 X 

T100 4-9 irons | KBS Tour 130 X 

Vokey Design SM9 46.10F, 50.08, 54.10S, WedgeWorks 60V | KBS Tour 130 X 

LPGA | Portland Classic 

Playing a Pro V1x golf ball, the winner of the Portland Classic closed with a bogey-free 9-under 63 Sunday to win her first LPGA Tour title by four shots. The 19-year-old rookie, who Monday qualified for the event, shot four rounds of 68 or better (68-66-65-63) to post 26 under par, playing the weekend in 16 under with just a single bogey. She is just the third Monday qualifier to win in LPGA Tour history.

Entering the final round one shot back of the lead, the champion vaulted to the top of the leader board after going birdie-birdie-eagle-birdie-birdie from Nos. 3-7. She added three more birdies on the back nine.

Titleist golf ball players have now won the last nine LPGA events in a row, a streak that began with Allisen Corpuz (Pro V1) winning the U.S. Women’s Open. 


AMATEUR | Walker Cup 

Gordon Sargent – playing a Pro V1 golf ball, TSR2 driver and full bag of Titleist equipment – added his name to the history books in St. Andrews while leading the United States to a 14 ½ -11 ½ comeback victory in the 49th Walker Cup. The 20-year-old Vanderbilt junior became just the 19th player in Walker Cup history to end the match with a perfect 4-0-0 record. Sargent secured his final point with a 1-up victory in his Sunday singles match, winning both the 17th and 18th holes. On 18, Sargent drove the green with his TSR2+ 14.5 fairway, his Pro V1 stopping pin high to set up the clinching birdie.

“This is the biggest achievement of my career so far,” Sargent said according to Golf Digest. “Winning four points for the U.S. is huge, especially seeing what it means to everyone else. It’s such a big deal. I played well all four rounds and capped it off with what was my best shot of the week on the 18th tee. It was a full 3-wood. My caddie told me on the tee I could rip it, so I did. I don’t see going up the right side as aggressive. I’ve been hitting the ball well all week so I just went ahead and hit it.” 


WITB | Gordon Sargent 

Titleist Pro V1 golf ball 

TSR2 9.0 driver | Tensei 1K Pro White 60 TX 

TSR2+ 14.5 fairway | Fujikura Ventus Black 9 X

NEW T200 3 iron | Fujikura Ventus Black HB 10 TX 

T100 4 iron | True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 

620 MB 5-9 irons | True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 

Vokey Design SM9 46.10F, 50, 56, WedgeWorks 60T wedges | True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 (46), S300 (50, 56), S400 (60) 

Scotty Cameron GSS tour prototype putter 



Titleist was the overwhelming #1 ball and most played driver, fairway, hybrid, utility iron, iron, wedge and putter this week at St. Andrews, sweeping every major equipment category at the 49th Walker Cup. Between the U.S. and GB&I teams:

– Sixteen of 20 competitors (80%) teed up a Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball. 

– There were 13 Titleist drivers in play, compared to 3 for the next closest competitor. Titleist also accounted for the most fairways (9, 53%) and hybrids (2, 67%). 

– Thirteen competitors (65%) trusted Titleist irons, and there were 12 Titleist utilities (75%) in play. 

– Vokey Design wedges were in the bags of 15 players. 

– More than half the competitors were gaming Scotty Cameron putters (13, 65%). 



KPGA | LX Championship 

Bio Kim (Pro V1) won on the second hole of an all-Titleist golf ball playoff to earn his ninth career KPGA victory. Kim shot a final round 5-under 67, his fourth consecutive round in the 60’s, to post 21 under, equaling the 72-hole total of Titleist Brand Ambassador Junggon Hwang (Pro V1x).

Eight of the 11 players who finished inside the top 10 played a Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball, while Titleist was the #1 ball and most played equipment brand in every major equipment category at the LX Championship (ball, driver, fairway, hybrid, iron, wedge, putter). 



SUNSHINE TOUR | Gary & Vivienne Player Challenge 

Gerhard Pepler (Pro V1x) shot three consecutive rounds of 66, coming from four shots behind to start the day to earn his first career Sunshine Tour title. The rookie was clutch down the stretch, making his second eagle of the day on the par-5 16th before chipping in for birdie on No. 17. He finished at 15 under par, two shots clear of second. 


PGA TOUR CANADA | CRMC Championship presented by Gertens 

Yi Cao (Pro V1x) earned his first career PGA Tour Canada win in a runaway, shooting four rounds of 66 or better (66-62-65-65) to reach 22 under and win by eight shots. Cao made 24 birdies and an eagle over 72 holes at the Craguns Legacy course, and he is projected to move to No. 9 in the Fortinet Cup standings.  


AMATEUR | U.S. Senior Amateur Championship 

The champion of the 68th U.S. Senior Amateur trusted his Pro V1x golf ball, TSR3 driver and full bag of Titleist equipment on his way to a 4-and-3 victory in Thursday’s all-Titleist golf ball final. The 55-year-old entered match play as the No. 1 seed, having shot matching even-par rounds of 72 in stroke play. He built a 3-up lead through 14 holes around the difficult Martis Camp Club before closing out his opponent (Pro V1) with a conceded eagle on the par-5 15th. The win marks the South Carolina-native's second USGA championship, his first coming at the 2015 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball. 


WITB | U.S. Senior Am Champ: Titleist Pro V1x golf ball; TSR3 8.0 driver; TSi3 13.5, TSi2 16.5 fairways; U•500 3-4, 620 MB 5-P irons; Vokey Design SM9 50, 56 wedges; Scotty Cameron California Monterey putter 



Of the 156 players who competed at Martis Camp Club, Titleist was the overwhelming #1 golf ball and most played driver, hybrid, utility iron, iron and wedge:

- 91% of the field (142 players) teed up either a Titleist Pro V1, Pro V1x, Pro V1x Left Dash or AVX golf ball, more than 23 times the nearest competitor (6).  

- Titleist was the most played driver with 56 in play (36% of the field).  

- There were more Titleist iron sets (35, 22%) and utility irons (19, 63%) in players’ bags than any other brand.  

- Titleist was also the most played hybrid (49, 31%).  

- There were 259 Vokey Design gap, sand and lob wedges in play, more than four times the nearest competitor (62). 

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