Fowler prevails in 1-2-3 Titleist finish at Deutsche Bank
10 Sep 2015
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Rickie Fowler comes from behind to beat Stenson
It was an all-Titleist duel to the finish at the Deutsche Bank Championship, where Titleist golf ball loyalist Rickie Fowler (Pro V1x) edged Henrik Stenson (Pro V1) by one shot to capture the second leg of the FedExCup Playoffs.
Fowler rallied from two shots behind with five holes remaining, a charge that was highlighted by a dramatic 40-foot putt for birdie on the 14th hole.
Fowler, who closed with a 3-under-par 68, was the only player to post four consecutive rounds in the 60’s en route to a 15-under-par 269 victory total.
Stenson, who held a one-shot lead after 54 holes, carded a final round 1-under-par 70 in his runner-up finish.
Titleist Brand Ambassador Charley Hoffman (Pro V1x) fired a 4-under 67 to finish alone in third with a score of 11-under-par 273.
Titleist Brand Ambassador Matt Jones (Pro V1x) was among five players who tied for fourth at 8-under par 276. This group included Titleist golf ball loyalist Hunter Mahan (Pro V1x), who closed with a 1-under-par 70. Mahan moved from No. 91 to No. 52 in FedExCup standings. Mahan is the only player who has never missed a FedExCup playoff event since this series began in 2007.
Rickie Fowler advanced to third in the FedExCup points standings with the win, his second of the year (The PLAYERS Championship) and the third of his career, while Stenson stands fourth after consecutive runner-up finishes in the Playoffs.
The win also vaulted Fowler to No. 5 in the Official World Golf Rankings.
THE SURVEY SAYS: Titleist golf balls were the top choice among the limited-field of 98 with 62 players trusting a Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball, over six times the nearest competitor with 10.
Titleist also led the field in the hybrid (18) and iron (26) categories. Vokey Design wedges topped the approach, sand and lob wedge (87) category and Scotty Cameron putters were the top choice in the putter (37) category.
Fowler’s victory is the 26th by Titleist golf ball players on the 2014-15 PGA TOUR, nearly four times the nearest competitor with 7.