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Titleist, the #1 Ball in Golf, celebrates continued Major success as the most trusted golf ball at the 146th Open Championship
Titleist Again The #1 Golf Ball At The Open 2017
Whilst we're unsure of who will win the Claret Jug on Sunday, there is no doubt over which golf ball is the most-trusted in the race to become Champion Golfer of the Year.
Remaining #1 since records began at golf’s oldest Major, more of the world’s best golfers continue to choose Titleist golf balls at The Open than any other brand.
Of the 156-strong field, 103 players (66%) will rely upon the #1 ball in golf, compared to 13% for the nearest competitor.
This mirrors the counts seen every week across worldwide professional tours.
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Since the beginning of the 2017 season, Titleist has continued to lead the way with 15,081 players placing their trust in the Titleist golf ball, more than 7 times the nearest competitor with 2,064.
Titleist golf balls have also been trusted to more victories than any other brand, amassing 111 wins worldwide, including at the recent US Open and US Women’s Open Championships.
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This #1 position is replicated across all levels of the game, from leading amateurs to club professionals.
Recent success came at the British Amateur Championship where the brand emerged #1 choice of golf ball with 78% of players choosing to tee up a Titleist Pro V1 or Pro V1x, compared to just 15% for the nearest competitor.
There was further success claimed at the PGA Professionals Championship where 79% of players relied upon the #1 ball in golf, over eight times more than the nearest competitor.
“After a sensational Major sweep in 2016, where Titleist was named #1 ball of choice at all four events, 2017 is proving to be just as successful,” said Michael Creighton, Titleist Golf Ball Manager.
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“It is fantastic to see more and more of the world’s best players switching to Titleist and relying upon the control and consistency offered by the Pro V1 family.
“Winning this week’s Major count, Titleist has once again emphasised its status as the most trusted ball in golf, with more of the best golfers in the world teeing up a Titleist at the 2017 Open Championship than any other brand.”
Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016. He graduated in Sports Journalism in 2016 and currently manages the Golf Monthly news, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Elliott has interviewed some huge names in the golf world including Sergio Garcia, Thomas Bjorn, Bernd Wiesberger and Scotty Cameron as well as a number of professionals on the DP World and PGA Tours. He has also covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as three Open Championships including at Carnoustie in 2018 when he was inside the ropes with Tiger Woods. He has played 31 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Old Head and Alwoodley. He currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 4-6. His golfing highlight is making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, and he has made one hole-in-one.
Elliott is currently playing:
Driver: Honma TR20
3 wood: TaylorMade SIM2 Max
Hybrid: TaylorMade SIM Max
Irons: Honma TR20B
Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design
Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5
Ball: Titleist Pro V1x
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