Titleist Tour Report: 06.30.24

PGA TOUR | Rocket Mortgage Classic 

Strong in the clutch, Titleist Brand Ambassador Cam Davis played his final two holes in 1 under par – getting his Pro V1 golf ball up-and-down on Nos. 17 (birdie) and 18 (par) – to win by one shot on a gusty day at Detroit Golf Club. 


Gaming a full bag of Titleist equipment, Davis gained more than eight shots on the field tee-to-green (+8.674/4th), with more than seven of them coming on approach shots (+4.352/12th) and around the green (+3.052/9th). 


He gained over three more strokes on the green (3.677/19th), using a Scotty Cameron TourType Special Select Masterful tour prototype putter that he put in play for the first time last week at the Travelers Championship. 


WITB | Cam Davis 

Titleist Pro V1 golf ball 

TSR3 10.0 driver | Fujikura Ventus Blue TR 7 X 

TSR3 15.0 fairway | Fujikura Ventus Blue TR 8 X 

T100 3 iron | KBS Tour V 120 X 

620 CB 4-P irons | KBS Tour V 120 X 

NEW Vokey Design SM10 52.12F, 56.14F, WedgeWorks 60L wedges | True Temper Dynamic Gold S400 

Scotty Cameron TourType Special Select Masterful tour prototype putter 

SIX WINS IN A ROW FOR TITLEIST GOLF BALL PLAYERS 

Cam Davis’ victory at the Rocket Mortage Classic was the sixth in a row for Titleist Pro V1 and Pro V1x golf ball players on the PGA TOUR – and the 22nd overall for the 2024 season, 19 more than the nearest competitor (3). The last six winners: 


  • Charles Schwab Challenge: Davis Riley, Pro V1 
  • RBC Canadian Open: Robert MacIntyre, Pro V1 
  • The Memorial Tournament: Pro V1 
  • U.S. Open: Pro V1x Left Dash 
  • Travelers Championship: Pro V1 
  • Rocket Mortgage Classic: Cam Davis, Pro V1 


DAVIS ON HIS PRO V1 GOLF BALL 

“The Pro V1 was the first high quality ball that I ever used. I mean, after I got through the stage of just being happy to find a good quality ball in the trees as a junior, this is the first ball that I really kind of started using. I used it because Adam Scott was the guy when I was growing up (in Australia), and he was a Titleist guy. But ever since then, it’s just been the feel and the flight – it's just been what I've been used to ever since, and I love it.   

“[The consistency] is through the bag, from the feel of striking a putt out of the middle, to spin on the wedges, to being able to control your ball flight and distance with the irons, all the way up to getting the most reliable ball flight out of your driver to keep the ball in play. I mean, you're hitting it on every shot, so you want it to be reliable on each shot.” 

 

DAVIS WINS WITH VOKEY SM10 WEDGES, L GRIND LOB WEDGE 

Cam Davis’ Vokey wedge setup consists of three NEW SM10 wedges: a 52.12F gap wedge, 56.14F sand wedge and WedgeWorks 60L lob wedge that helped him gain over three strokes on the field around the greens (+3.052, 9th). 


The L Grind is a common choice for players who want a low bounce lob wedge with heel, toe, and trailing edge relief. Its leading edge sits close to the ground and works well on tight or firm lies, in a square or open position. Compared to other low bounce options in the Vokey lineup, the L Grind offers slightly more protection from excessive digging.  

Vokey Design WedgeWorks L Grind
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Vokey Design WedgeWorks L Grind

“The L Grind is for the player looking for the versatility of a low bounce wedge,” said Aaron Dill, Vokey Tour Representative. “It's really the perfect balance of ‘I want versatility, but I also want a little forgiveness to go with it.’ The forward bounce on the L helps reduce dig, but players are still able to open it up and slide under the ball easily. It's a great option for players looking for a little bit less bounce.” 


Reigning Champion Golfer of the Year Brian Harman as well as Max Homa, Sungjae Im, Emily K. Pedersen, J.T. Poston and Albane Valenzuela are among those players also gaming the L.  


Read more about L Grind here: https://mediacenter.titleist.com/en-US/237473-vokey-wedgeworks-launches-2024-l-grind 


With Davis’ victory, six of the last seven PGA TOUR events have been won by a player gaming at least two Vokey wedges: 


  • Rocket Mortgage Classic | Cam Davis: NEW Vokey Design SM10 52.12F, 56.14F, WedgeWorks 60L wedges 
  • Travelers Championship | Vokey Design SM8 50.12F, 56.14F, SM9 WedgeWorks 60T wedges 
  • The Memorial | Vokey Design SM8 50.12F, 56.14F, SM9 WedgeWorks 60T wedges 
  • RBC Canadian Open | Robert MacIntyre: NEW Vokey Design SM10 46.10F, SM9 50.08F, 56.10S, WedgeWorks 60.06K wedges 
  • Charles Schwab Challenge | Davis Riley: NEW Vokey Design SM10 46.10F, 50.08F, 56.08M, WedgeWorks 60A+ wedges 
  • PGA Championship | NEW Vokey Design SM10 56.10S, WedgeWorks 60.06K wedges 

 

31 MORE PLAYERS SWITCH TO GT DRIVERS AT ROCKET MORTGAGE 

The rapid adoption of NEW Titleist GT drivers continued this week in Detroit, as 31 players added a new GT2, GT3 or GT4 model to the bag at the Rocket Mortgage Classic. That includes 25 players who gamed a GT driver in their first PGA TOUR start since the new models launched at the Memorial. 


Titleist was the most played driver at Detroit Golf Club with 62 drivers in play (39%) – and 44 of them were GT models, more than the nearest competitor’s total number of drivers (33). 


Last week, GT drivers made their DP World Tour debut with 28 players making the immediate switch. A week earlier on the Korn Ferry Tour, 25 players put GT in play in their first week of availability. 


Among the NEW GT drivers making their TOUR debut at Rocket Mortgage:


  • Tyson Alexander: GT2 9.0 driver, GT2 21.0 fairway 
  • Anders Albertson: GT2 10.0 driver 
  • Rafael Campos: GT2 9.0 driver, GT3 15.0 fairway 
  • Bud Cauley: GT2 9.0 driver 
  • Trace Crowe: GT2 10.0 driver 
  • Tyler Duncan: GT2 9.0, GT2 15.0 fairway 
  • Chesson Hadley: GT3 10.0 driver 
  • Garrick Higgo: GT4 10.0 driver 
  • Charley Hoffman: GT2 9.0 driver 
  • Michael Kim: GT2 11.0 driver 
  • S.H. Kim: GT2 9.0 driver 
  • Patton Kizzire: GT3 9.0 driver 
  • Troy Merritt: GT2 9.0 driver, GT2 15.0 fairway 
  • C.T. Pan: GT2 9.0 driver, GT3 16.5 fairway 
  • Raul Pereda: GT2 10.0 driver, GT3 15.0 fairway 
  • Webb Simpson: GT3 10.0 driver 
  • Callum Tarren: GT3 9.0 driver, GT3 15.0 fairway 
  • Ben Taylor: GT3 10.0 driver, GT3 15.0 fairway 
  • Tom Whitney: GT3 11.0 driver 
  • Carson Young: GT3 10.0 driver 
  • Jackson Koivun (a): GT3 9.0 driver 
  • Kyle Martin (PGA Professional): GT3 10.0 driver 
  • 2021 Wyndham Championship winner: GT2 10.0 driver 
  • 2023 Sanderson Farms Championship winner: GT3 9.0 driver 
  • 2022 Valero Texas Open champion: GT2 9.0 driver 
  • 2014 Travelers Championship winner: GT3 9.0 driver, GT2 13.5 fairway 
  • 2023 Butterfield Bermuda Championship winner: GT3 11.0 driver  
  • 2016 PGA Champion: GT3 8.0 driver 
  • FedExCup No. 116: GT3 9.0 driver 
  • FedExCup No. 117: GT3 9.0 driver 
  • FedExCup No. 199: GT2 9.0 driver 


DP WORLD TOUR | Italian Open 

Marcel Siem (Pro V1) earned his sixth-career DP World Tour title, prevailing in extra holes at Adriatic Golf Club Cervia. Siem shot rounds of 69-68-66-71 to post 10 under, capped off with a playoff-forcing birdie on the 72nd hole. He made birdie on the 18th once more following regulation to seal the win. For the week, he gained 1.77 shots per round from tee to green on the field (8th). 


DP WORLD TOUR CHAMP PLAYS THREE VOKEY WEDGES 

The winner of the Italian Open had three Vokeys in his winning setup: NEW Vokey Design SM10 46.10F, 50.08F, 58.04T wedges


GT DRIVERS ON DP WORLD TOUR 

GT drivers launched last week on the DP World Tour at the KLM Open, with 28 players making the immediate move to a GT2, GT3 or GT4 model, including Titleist Brand Ambassador Marcus Kinhult, who put a GT3 9.0 driver in the bag before finishing T2 in a sudden-death playoff. 


This week at the Italian Open, Titleist was the most played driver with 61 (39% of the field) in play, compared to 43 (28%) for the nearest competitor. Thirty-three of those were NEW GT drivers, with 15 more players making the move, including: 


  • Todd Clements: GT2 9.0 driver 
  • Grant Forrest: GT2 10.0 driver 
  • Julien Guerrier: GT2 9.0 driver 
  • Yuto Katsuragawa: GT2 10.0 driver 
  • Masahiro Kawamura: GT3 10.0 driver 
  • Francesco Laporta: GT3 9.0 driver 
  • Zander Lombard: GT2 8.0 driver 
  • Yannik Paul: GT3 9.0 driver 
  • Garrick Porteous: GT3 10.0 driver 
  • Jason Scrivener: GT3 10.0 driver 
  • Jordan Smith: GT3 8.0 driver 
  • Andy Sullivan: GT3 10.0 driver 

 


PGA TOUR CHAMPIONS | U.S. Senior Open 

Playing a Pro V1 golf ball, the U.S. Senior Open champion led a 1-through-6 finish for Titleist golf ball players at Newport Country Club, outlasting Hiroyuki Fujita on the fourth hole of an all-Pro V1 playoff. 


The champion finished Monday’s weather-delayed final round at 4-under 66, posting 13 under to force the two-hole aggregate playoff. 


In a left greenside on the fourth extra hole (No. 18), the champion hit the pin with his Pro V1, the ball finishing just inches from the hole to set up the winning tap-in par. 


He is just the third player in history to win his first two Champions Tour major starts, having won the KitchenAid Senior PGA just over a month ago. 


1. U.S. Senior Open champion: Pro V1 

2. Hiroyuki Fujita: Pro V1 

3. Richard Green: Pro V1 

4. Steve Stricker: Pro V1x 

T5. Thongchai Jaidee: Pro V1x+ prototype 

T5. Bob Estes: Pro V1 



PGA TOUR AMERICAS | ATB Classic 

Titleist Brand Ambassador Frederik Kjettrup made it back-to-back victories to start the Canada swing of the 2024 PGA TOUR Americas season. Kjettrup, who plays a Pro V1 golf ball as well as a TSR3 driver, blended set of T-Series and 620 MB irons, three NEW Vokey SM10 wedges and a Scotty Cameron Newport putter, was the only player to card all four rounds in the 60’s, posting 16 under for the week at Northern Bear Golf Club. He hit 63% of his fairways (T10) and 76% of his greens (T13) in regulation. He averaged just 1.62 putts per GIR (2nd). 


WITB | Frederik Kjettrup: Titleist Pro V1 golf ball; TSR3 9.0 driver; T200 3-iron, T100 4-5 irons, 620 MB 6-P irons; NEW Vokey Design SM10 50.12F, 54.10S, 60.04T or 60.08M wedges; Scotty Cameron Newport Super Select putter 



KPGA TOUR | Bizplay-One the Club Open 

Hur Inhoi (Pro V1 Yellow) earned his sixth career KPGA title with a playoff victory. Inhoi shot a final round 6-under 65 to force extra holes with Titleist Brand Ambassador Jang Yubin, with both players posting 17 under. Inhoi made two birdies in the playoff, crowning him the champion. 


Titleist golf ball players swept the top-6 positions on the final leaderboard this week. 

 


KLPGA | Mona Yongpyong Open 

Hyunkyung Park (Pro V1) made it back-to-back wins on the KLPGA, earning her second victory in two weeks and her third of the 2024 season. After carding rounds of 67-67-69 (13 under) for the week, Park made birdie on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff to clinch the title. 


Eight of the top-11 finishers on the final leaderboard played a Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball. 


CHAMPION GAMES VOKEY WEDGES 

The winner of the Mona Yongpyong Open won for the second time in two weeks with two Vokeys in the bag: NEW SM10 52.08F and 58.10S wedges



LET | VP Bank Swiss Ladies Open 

Titleist Brand Ambassador Alice Hewson closed out her second LET victory in dramatic fashion, making eagle on No. 17 and birdie on No. 18 to post a Sunday 65 and force extra holes at 11 under. Another birdie on 18 in the playoff finished the job for Hewson, who now jumps to No. 5 in the LET Order of Merit. 


HEWSON’S MOVE TO PRO V1x 

In 2023, Hewson worked with the team at Titleist to dial in her golf ball model. She had previously been playing Pro V1, but through a Tour level ball fitting, she found that the added spin and height from Pro V1x would give her more control and stopping power with her approach play.  


“It’s made such a big change to my game,” said Hewson last summer on her ball model change. 


Watch Hewson’s ball fitting here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hcKeVKmQWXA 


Hewson also gamed a TSR2 driver, TSR2 fairway, TSR1 hybrid, blended set of T-Series irons and three NEW Vokey SM10 wedges


WITB | Alice Hewson: Titleist Pro V1x golf ball; TSR2 10.0 driver; TSR2 18.0 fairway; TSR1 20.0 hybrid; T200 5-6 irons, T150 7-P irons; NEW Vokey Design SM10 50.08F, 56.10S, 60.04T wedges 



AMATEUR | North & South Amateur 

The winner of the North & South Amateur defeated his opponent, 2&1 in the championship match. The champion, gaming a Pro V1 golf ball, TSR3 driver and fairway, blended set of T-Series irons and NEW Vokey SM10 wedges, advanced to match play after two rounds of stroke play (Round 1 at Pinehurst No. 8, Round 2 at Pinehurst No. 2). Five match victories around Pinehurst No. 2 saw him crowned champion.


WITB | North & South Amateur champion: Titleist Pro V1 golf ball; TSR3 9.0 driver; TSR3 15.0 fairway; U•505 3-iron, T200 4-iron, T150 5-iron, T100 6-P irons; NEW Vokey Design SM10 50, 54, 58 wedges 



AMATEUR | European Amateur 

Playing a Pro V1x golf ball, TSR3 driver, Vokey SM10 wedges and Scotty Cameron Phantom putter, the winner of the European Amateur made history in becoming the first American to win the event. The victory officially punches the champion’s ticket to the Open Championship in three weeks’ time at Royal Troon, which will be his first start in a professional event. 


The winner shot 9 under for the week at The Scandinavian Golf Club in Denmark and beat out two opponents in an all-Titleist golf ball playoff. 


WITB | European Amateur champion: Titleist Pro V1x golf ball; TSR3 9.0 driver; NEW Vokey Design SM10 52, 56, 62 wedges; Scotty Cameron Phantom 5.5 tour prototype 

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