Spain’s Carlota Ciganda stuck her Pro V1x golf ball to two feet on the par-3 17th Sunday at Finca Cortesin, setting up the birdie that clinched her singles victory and the Solheim Cup for Team Europe.
Ciganda’s point was the sixth and final point of the day for Europe, bringing their total to 14 – enough to retain the cup.
Titleist golf ball players secured all six European points on Sunday with Leona Maguire (Pro V1), Anna Nordqvist (Pro V1), Caroline Hedwall (Pro V1), Maja Stark (Pro V1) and Ciganda all winning their matches outright. Georgia Hall (Pro V1x) and Gemma Drybrugh (Pro V1x) each secured half points.
All square after the 15th, Ciganda made consecutive birdies on 16 and 17 to win her match, 2 up. No one earned more points over the three days than Ciganda, who went a perfect 4-0-0 on home soil.
“I'm very happy to win the four points in Spain in front of the home crowd. … I think there is nothing like this,” Ciganda said. “To play in Spain in front of your home crowd on Spanish soil, and to have my name being chanted, it's really amazing, very special and just something that I won't forget.
Hedwall also provided Europe a crucial point late Sunday, having been 3-down with six holes to play before making birdies on Nos. 13, 14, 16, 17 and 18 to win, 2 up.
In total, 10 ½ of the 12 points earned Sunday were by Pro V1 and Pro V1x players, including U.S. match winners Meghan Khang (Pro V1), Danielle Kang (Pro V1x), Angel Yin (Pro V1) and Lilia Vu (Pro V1x). Cheyenne Knight (Pro V1) earned a half point.
Titleist was the overwhelming most played golf ball this week in Spain, with 18 competitors (75%) across both teams teeing up a Pro V1 or Pro V1x. Ten of the 12 players on Team Europe played a Pro V1 or Pro V1x en route to retaining the Solheim Cup.
Pro V1 player Carlota Ciganda, the Cup’s leading point-getter, won all four of her matches playing a Pro V1x. Pro V1 players Meghan Khang (3-0-1) and Cheyenne Knight (2-0-1) also went undefeated.
Titleist Brand ambassador Emily Kristine Pedersen aced the par-3 12th hole during Friday’s fourball matches for just the second hole-in-one in Solheim Cup history.
Faced with a 178-yard shot from an elevated tee, Pedersen pulled her NEW T100 7-iron and aimed for the left side of the green. Her Pro V1 landed just off the edge of the putting surface, taking a soft hop before rolling down the slope and into the cup.
The winner of the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship rolled in his Pro V1 golf ball for five birdies Sunday, closing with a final-round 67 at Ohio State University’s Scarlet Course to win by four shots and secure his 2024 PGA TOUR card. The win, the champion’s second career Korn Ferry Tour victory, moved him up 47 spots in the KFT Points List to No. 12 with just one event remaining. For the week, the 2018 Haskins Award winner made 16 birdies and two eagles around the difficult Scarlet Course setup.
The champion also gamed a Vokey Design SM9 WedgeWorks 60T lob wedge and a Scotty Cameron Masterful Plus tour prototype putter.
Thongchai Jaidee (Pro V1x) emerged victorious from a four-hole playoff, making par on the par-5 18th at Pebble Beach to clinch his second career PGA Tour Champions title. Jaidee carded rounds of 65-67 over the weekend to vault to the top of the leader board and post 14 under. He made 19 birdies over the three rounds (Round 1 at Spyglass Hill, Rounds 2 and 3 at Pebble Beach).
Inhoi Hur (Pro V1x Yellow) shot a final round 9-under 62 to earn his fifth career KPGA title in runaway fashion. The only player to post all four rounds in the 60’s, Hur ended the week at 20 under par, four shots clear of second place and eight shots clear of third.
Twelve of the 13 players in the top 10 of the final leader board played a Titleist golf ball, while Titleist was the most played brand in every major equipment category (ball, driver, fairway, hybrid, iron, wedge, putter).
Tomoharu Otsuki (Pro V1) claimed his third career JGTO title, turning in a bogey-free final round 66 to win by three. Otsuki carded four back-nine birdies on his way to pulling away from the field and reaching 20 under for the week at Onotoyo Golf Club.
Titleist Brand Ambassador Poom Saksansin earned his fourth career Asian Tour title, winning by three in Taiwan while leadng a 1-through-8 finish for Titleist golf ball players.
Saksansin, gaming a Pro V1x golf ball and TSR3 driver among his all-Titleist setup, shot a final 6-under 66 – his fourth round of 68 or better – to reach 24 under for the week.
WITB | Poom Saksansin: Titleist Pro V1x golf ball; TSR3 10.0 driver; TSR3 15.0 fairway; 910H 19.0 hybrid; T100 4-P irons; Vokey Design SM9 52.08F, 56.10S, 60.04L wedges; Scotty Cameron Phantom X 7.5 tour prototype putter