Golf News for Monday, June 17, 2013 | Products

Titleist golf balls dominate U.S. Open for 65th consecutive year

FAIRHAVEN, Mass. -- The longest running success story in golf continued at the 2013 U.S. Open Championship, where for the 65th consecutive year, the superior performance, quality and consistency of Titleist golf balls were the choice of more players than all other brands combined. At Merion Golf Club, where the most accomplished field of professional and amateur golfers worldwide gathered to compete for one of the game's most prestigious titles, an overwhelming number of players relied upon Titleist, the #1 ball in golf.

In the 156-player U.S. Open Championship field, over 62% chose Titleist golf balls for one of the toughest tests in golf. The 97 players teeing up a Titleist Pro V1 or Pro V1x are more than four times the nearest competitor with 23.

Titleist continues to outperform all other golf balls across the 2013 worldwide professional tours with over 10,300 players, nearly seven times more than the 1,500 for the nearest competitor. Titleist golf ball loyalists have accumulated 67 victories this year, including the year's first major by Titleist Brand Ambassador Adam Scott who relied upon a Pro V1 for his success at The Masters.

Last year's U.S. Open saw Titleist Brand Ambassador Webb Simpson crowned champion at The Olympic Club in San Francisco. Simpson trusted the Pro V1x golf ball and a full bag of Titleist equipment to storm through the field from six shots behind entering the final round to claim his first major title.

A 65th consecutive year as the #1 ball at the U.S. Open is continued proof that the world's best players opt for the performance excellence, quality and consistency of Titleist to deliver success. This success story underlines the manufacturing excellence that goes into every Titleist golf ball, and epitomizes Titleist's continued pursuit of superior performance.

Joe Gomes
Director of Communications
Acushnet Company
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