Fairhaven, MA (Sept. 3, 2013) - Titleist Pro V1x golf ball loyalist Henrik Stenson surged to a two-shot victory and vaulted to the top of the FedExCup standings following a final round 5-under par 66 at TPC Boston on Monday. Stenson tied the tournament scoring record with a 22-under 262 victory total, with the win assuring him of his first trip to the TOUR Championship. His first victory of the year comes after several close calls over the past two months which includes runner-up finishes at the Open Championship and WGC-Bridgestone Invitational and tie for 3rd at the PGA Championship.
Stenson was one of the 61 players (61%) in the field of 100 that relied upon Titleist golf balls for their success, more than four times the nearest competitor with 14. Nine Titleist golf ball loyalists finished among the top 10 and ties at the Deutsche Bank Championship. Stenson becomes the 17th winner on the 2013 PGA TOUR to rely upon a Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball, 10 more than the nearest competitor with 7.
In addition to Stenson’s success on the PGA TOUR this week, Titleist players also won on the European, Champions, Japan, Canadian and South African Tours, advancing the year-to-date victory total across the worldwide professional tours to 105, more than three times the nearest competitor with 31.
TITLEIST HIGHLIGHTS FROM WEEK ENDING SEPTEMBER 2, 2013
Titleist Brand Ambassadors Steve Stricker and Graham DeLaet finished 2nd and 3rd, respectively, while Jordan Spieth tied for 4th following a 9-under par 62 on Monday … Spieth finished with three consecutive birdies and an eagle to post his best career single round performance as a professional … DeLaet shot a career-best 62 on Sunday, which included 10 birdies … DeLaet tied for 2nd at The Barclays a week earlier … Titleist Brand Ambassador Brendan Steele closed with four consecutive birdies to finish at 12-under par 272 (T20) for the event and advanced 20 spots to No. 69 in the FedExCup standings … His down the stretch performance was significant since the top 70 advance to the BMW Championship at Conway Farms outside Chicago in two weeks.… Among the Titleist golf ball loyalists following Stenson, Stricker, DeLaet and Spieth on the front page of the Deutsche Bank leaderboard were Brian Davis (8th/Pro V1x), and Roberto Castro (Pro V1x), Ian Poulter (Pro V1x), Jason Dufner (Pro V1) and Brendon de Jonge (Pro V1x), who tied for 9th.
WHAT’S IN THE BAGS OF STRICKER, DeLAET AND SPIETH?:
Steve Stricker: Pro V1x, 913D3 (8.5) driver, 910Fd (13.5) fairway metal, 913H (19) hybrid, AP2 (3-PW) irons, Vokey Design Spin Milled sand (54) and lob (60) wedges.
Graham DeLaet: Pro V1x, 913D3 (7.5) driver, 913F (13.5) fairway metal, CB prototype 714 irons (2-5), MB prototype 714 irons (6-PW), Vokey Design SM4 sand (54) and lob (60) wedges, Scotty Cameron Newport Tour putter.
Jordan Spieth: Pro V1x, 910D2 (8.5) driver, 913Hd (18) hybrid, AP2 prototype 714 irons (4-9), Vokey Design SM4 pitching (46), gap (52), sand (56) and lob (60) wedges, Scotty Cameron SC-009 putter.