Toru Taniguchi’s win on the Japan Tour this month marked the chronological 1,000th victory for the Pro V1 franchise since its Tour introduction in October 2000. Ever since Billy Andrade won the Invensys Classic in the autumn of 2000, the Pro V1 family of golf balls has enjoyed consistent success across the world Tours week after week. Since Taniguchi’s win, the all-time Pro V1 win count reached 1,005 thanks to a further five Tour victories around the world.
On the European Tour Gregory Havret’s (New Pro V1x) dramatic play-off win at The Barclays Scottish Open added to the Pro V1 win tally and earned him a spot in the Open Championship. Fellow Pro V1 loyalists Luke Donald (Pro V1x), Richard Sterne (Pro V1x), Pelle Edberg (New Pro V1x) and Louis Oosthuizen (New Pro V1x) tied for fourth at 11-under. Titleist was the golf ball of choice at the Scottish Open with 98 (63%) players, more than four times the nearest competitor with 24. The Frenchman’s win marks the 20th by Titleist golf ball players on the 2007 European Tour, five times the nearest competitor with 4.
On the USPGA Tour Jonathan Byrd (New Pro V1x, Vokey Design sand and lob wedges, Scotty Cameron Newport 350 putter) also qualified for the Open Championship with a one-shot victory at the John Deere Classic.
Titleist ambassador Troy Matteson (New Pro V1, 907D2 driver, PT 906F4 3- and 5 metals, 755 irons, Vokey Design pitching, sand and lob wedges) and third-round leader Nathan Green (New Pro V1) finished in a tie for third three strokes back. Titleist was the overwhelming golf ball of choice at the John Deere Classic with 119 (76%) players relying upon the Pro V1 or Pro V1x, nearly 10 times the nearest competitor with 12. Byrd’s win marks the 18th by Titleist golf ball players on the 2007 USPGA Tour, three times the nearest competitor with 6.
Elsewhere in the US there were victories for amateur Daniel Summerhays on the Nationwide Tour and RW Eaks (New Pro V1x) on the Champions Tour. Further afield the Titleist win count was boosted by a victory on the Canadian Tour for Mike Mezei (New Pro V1).
This six-win week has seen Titleist reach 109 wins for the season, more than 7 times the nearest competitor with 15.