2016: A year of success around the globe with the #1 ball in golf


This year across the worldwide professional golf tours, Titleist was once again the #1 ball for more players and more champions. The game's finest players relied on a Titleist Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball 23,450 times during the 2015-16 season, more than six times the nearest competitor with 3,989 and more than all competitors combined.

During that same time, Titleist golf ball players recorded 188 worldwide victories, compared to 36 for the nearest competitor.

Let's take a look at some highlights from the past season...


 Jimmy Walker - Winner, 2016 PGA Championship: Titleist Pro V1x golf ball, 917D2/8.5° driver, 915Fd/18° fairway metal, 716 MB (3-9) irons, Vokey Design SM6 pitching/48°, sand/54°and lob/60° wedges, Scotty Cameron GSS putter

  • Of the 21 victories recorded by Titleist golf ball players during the 2015-16 PGA Tour season, 10 were achieved by Titleist brand ambassadors who also relied on Titleist golf clubs for their success.
  • Titleist brand ambassador Jimmy Walker (Pro V1x) captured his first major title, winning the PGA Championship at Baltusrol Golf Club.
  • Titleist brand ambassadors Adam Scott (Pro V1) and Jordan Spieth (Pro V1x) enjoyed multiple wins in 2015-2016. Spieth rang in the New Year with a win at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions and then claimed the crown at the Dean & Deluca Championship. Scott won back-to-back during the Florida swing, following up his win at the Honda Classic with a victory at the WCG-Cadillac Championship the very next week.
  • Titleist brand ambassador Greg Chalmers (Pro V1x) became the first player to win on the PGA Tour with the new Titleist 917 driver. In July, Chalmers captured the first PGA Tour title of his career at the Barracuda Championship in Reno, relying on a new 917D2 (8.5°) model. Chalmers spoke about his 917D2 after the win, saying, “Thanks to Titleist I’ve got that new driver, the 917, and I gained some yardage and I started driving it straighter. I drove it beautifully. I really did drive it nicely so a big thank you to them.”
  • Titleist brand ambassadors Peter Malnati (Pro V1x) and Greg Chalmers (Pro V1x) each enjoyed their maiden victories on the PGA Tour in 2016, as did Titleist golf ball loyalists Kevin Kisner (Pro V1), Jim Herman (Pro V1), Brian Stuard (Pro V1x) and Daniel Berger (Pro V1x).



 Henrik Stenson - Winner, The 145th Open Championship: Titleist Pro V1 golf ball

  • Titleist golf ball players entered the winners circle 25 times during the 2015-16 European Tour season, compared to six for the nearest competitor.
  • European Tour Player of the Year and Titleist golf ball loyalist Henrik Stenson (Pro V1) continued his rise within the ranks of the game’s elite, capturing two European Tour titles in 2016. Three weeks after his win at the BMW International Open, Stenson gave golf fans a performance for the ages, capturing his first major at the 145th Open Championship. Stenson, who became the first Swede to win a major on the PGA TOUR or PGA European Tour, was the only player to shoot four rounds in the 60s at Royal Troon, including a record-tying closing round of 8-under-par 63 en route to a record-setting 20-under-par victory total.
  • At the final event of the season on the European Tour, Titleist golf ball loyalist Matthew Fitzpatrick (Pro V1x) shot four rounds in the 60s en route to becoming the youngest winner ever (22 years, 80 days old) of the DP World Tour Championship. Fitzpatrick won twice on the Euro Tour in 2016, also capturing his maiden victory earlier in the year at the Nordea Masters.
  • Also celebrating their first victories on the European Tour in 2016 were Titleist brand ambassadors Andrew Johnston (Pro V1x) and Nathan Holman (Pro V1x), as well as Titleist golf ball loyalists Brandon Stone (Pro V1), Haydn Porteous (Pro V1x), Jeunghun Wang (Pro V1x), Shih-chang Chan (Pro V1x) and Tyrell Hatton (Pro V1x).



 Ariya Jutanugarn - LPGA Player of the Year: Titleist Pro V1x golf ball

  • Titleist golf ball loyalists won 22 of the 32 events on the 2016 LPGA Tour, more than five times the nearest competitor with 4.
  • Titleist golf ball loyalist Ariya Jutanugarn (Pro V1x) stole the show in 2016. The 20-year-old Jutanugarn won five times this season, capturing her first career title (and the first LPGA win ever for a Thai golfer) at the Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic. She followed up with victories at the Kingsmill Championship, LPGA Volvik Championship, Canadian Pacific Women's Open and she claimed her first major, at the RICOH Women's British Open. To cap off her remarkable year, the long-hitting Jutanugarn took home the season-long Race to the CME Globe bonus and the Player of the Year award.
  • In addition to Jutanugarn, five other Titleist golf ball loyalists won multiple times in 2016, including three-time winner Ha Na Jang (Pro V1) as well as Harukyo Nomura (Pro V1x), Sei Young Kim (Pro V1), Shanshan Feng (Pro V1x), Brooke Henderson (Pro V1) and Carlota Ciganda (Pro V1x), who each won twice.
  • Joining Nomura, Jang, Jutanugarn, Henderson and Ciganda as first-time winners on the LPGA Tour in 2016 were Titleist golf ball loyalists Jenny Shin (Pro V1), Caroline Masson (Pro V1x) and Charley Hull (Pro V1x).



 Bernhard Langer - Winner, Charles Schwab Cup Season Points Title: Titleist Pro V1 golf ball

  • Titleist golf ball loyalists won 23 events on the 2016 PGA TOUR Champions scheudle, more than 11 times the nearest competitor with 2.
  • Titleist golf ball loyalist Bernhard Langer (Pro V1) led the tour with four victories, winning his third consecutive Charles Schwab Cup season points title and his fourth title overall. The German's worse finish this season, in 21 events played, was tied for 13th.
  • In addition to Langer, three other Titleist golf ball loyalists won multiple times in 2016, including three-time winner Woody Austin (Pro V1x) as well as Paul Broadhurst (Pro V1x) and Paul Goydos (Pro V1), who each won twice.
  • Titleist golf ball loyalists swepst the majors in 2016. Bernhard Langer (Pro V1) won both The Tradition and The Senior Players Championship, while Rocco Mediate (Pro V1x) captured the Senior PGA Championship, Paul Broadhurst (Pro V1x) won The Senior Open Championship and Gene Sauers (Pro V1) raised the trophy at the U.S. Senior Open. The victories by Mediate, Broadhurst and Sauers were the first major titles for each player.



 Kyung-Tae Kim - Three-time Japan Tour Winner: Titleist Pro V1x golf ball, 915D2/9.5° driver, 917F3/15° fairway metal, 816H1 hybrid (18°), 716 CB (3-5) MB (6-9) irons, Vokey Design SM6 pitching/48°, gap/52° and lob/58° wedges

  • Titleist brand ambassador Kyung-Tae Kim (Pro V1x) won three times on the Japan Golf Tour in 2016, capturing the Token Homemate Cup, The Crowns and The Gateway to the Open miz Open.
  • Titleist brand ambassador Gaganjeet Bhullar (Pro V1x) won on two different tours this year, topping the field at the Bank BRI-JCB Indonesian Open on the Asian Tour as well as the Shinhan Donghae Open on the Korean Tour.
  • Titleist brand ambassador Zecheng Dou (Pro V1x) won the Order of Merit on the 2016 PGA Tour China Series, winning four events over the course of the season and earning a trip to the Web.com Tour in 2017.
  • Also earning his card for the 2017 Web.com Tour season is Titleist golf ball loyalist Nate Lashley (Pro V1x), who won three events on the PGA TOUR Latinoamerica circuit.
  • And finally, a noteworthy victory for Titleist brand ambassador Jordan Spieth, who won the Emirates Australian Open in November, becoming the first player to win with the new 2017 prototype Pro V1x golf ball (full article).


Check out all of the 2015-2016 wins below and congratulations again to all of #TeamTitleist for an amazing year!

TOUR (wins)    
PGA TOUR (21)    
CIMB Classic Justin Thomas Pro V1x
Sanderson Farms Championship Peter Malnati Pro V1x
RSM Classic Kevin Kisner Pro V1
Hyundai Tournament of Champions Jordan Spieth Pro V1x
Sony Open in Hawaii Fabian Gomez Pro V1x
CareerBuilder Challenge Jason Dufner Pro V1
AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am Vaughn Taylor Pro V1x
Northern Trust Open Bubba Watson Pro V1x
Honda Classic Adam Scott Pro V1
WGC-Cadillac Championship Adam Scott Pro V1
Shell Houston Open Jim Herman Pro V1
RBC Heritage Winner Pro V1x
Valero Texas Open Charley Hoffman Pro V1
Zurich Classic of New Orleans Brian Stuard Pro V1x
Wells Fargo Championship James Hahn Pro V1x
Dean & DeLuca Invitational Jordan Spieth Pro V1x
FedEx St. Jude Classic Daniel Berger Pro V1x
Barracuda Championship Greg Chalmers Pro V1x
Barbasol Championship Aaron Baddeley Pro V1x
The 98th PGA Championship Jimmy Walker Pro V1x
John Deere Classic Ryan Moore Pro V1x
EUROPEAN (25)    
Nedbank Golf Challenge Winner Pro V1x
Australian PGA Championship Nathan Holman Pro V1x
BMW SA Open Brandon Stone Pro V1x
Joburg Open Haydn Porteous Pro V1x
Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship Rickie Fowler Pro V1
Commercial Bank Qatar Masters Winner Pro V1x
ISPS Handa Perth International Louis Oosthuizen Pro V1x
True Thailand Classic Scott Hend Pro V1x
Real Club Valderrama Open de España Andrew Johnston Pro V1x
Hero Indian Open SSP Chawrasia Pro V1x
Trophy Hassan II Jeunghun Wang Pro V1x
AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open Jeunghun Wang Pro V1x
BMW PGA Championship Chris Wood Pro V1x
Nordea Masters Winner Pro V1x
BMW International Open Henrik Stenson Pro V1
Open de France Thongchai Jaidee Pro V1x
The 145th Open Championship Henrik Stenson Pro V1
King's Cup Shih Chang Chan Pro V1x
Aberdeen Asset Management Paul Lawrie Match Play Anthony Wall Pro V1x
KLM Open Joost Luiten Pro V1
Porsche European Open Alexander Levy Pro V1x
Alfred Dunhill Links Championship Tyrrell Hatton Pro V1x
Portugal Masters Padraig Harrington Pro V1x
Turkish Airlines Open Matthew Fitzpatrick Pro V1x
LPGA (22)    
Coates Golf Championship Ha Na Jang Pro V1
ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open Haru Nomura Pro V1x
HSBC Women’s Championship Ha Na Jang Pro V1
JTBC Founders Cup Sei Young Kim Pro V1
Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic Haru Nomura Pro V1x
Volunteers of America Texas Shootout Jenny Shin Pro V1
Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic Ariya Jutanugarn Pro V1x
Kingsmill Championship Ariya Jutanugarn Pro V1x
LPGA Volvik Championship Ariya Jutanugarn Pro V1x
KPMG Women’s PGA Championship Brooke Henderson Pro V1
Meijer LPGA Classic Sei Young Kim Pro V1
LPGA Cambia Portland Classic Brooke Henderson Pro V1
U.S. Women's Open Championship Britany Lang Pro V1x
RICOH Women's British Open Ariya Jutanugarn Pro V1x
Canadian Pacific Women's Open Ariya Jutanugarn Pro V1x
Manulife Financial LPGA Classic Caroline Masson Pro V1x
Reignwood LPGA Classic In-Kyung Kim Pro V1
LPGA Taiwan Championship Ha Na Jang Pro V1
LPGA KEB Hana Bank Championship Carlota Ciganda Pro V1x
Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia Shanshan Feng Pro V1x
TOTO Japan Classic Shanshan Feng Pro V1x
Lorena Ochoa Invitational Carlota Ciganda Pro V1x
CME Group Titleholders Charley Hull Pro V1x
CHAMPIONS (23)    
Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai Duffy Waldorf Pro V1
Allianz Championship Esteban Toledo Pro V1x
Chubb Classic Bernhard Langer Pro V1
Mitsubishi Electric Classic Woody Austin Pro V1x
Tucson Conquistadores Classic Woody Austin Pro V1x
Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf Woody Austin / Michael Allen Pro V1x
Insperity Invitational Jaseper Parnevik Pro V1x
Regions Tradition Bernhard Langer Pro V1
Senior PGA Championship Rocco Mediate Pro V1x
Principal Charity Classic Scott McCarron Pro V1x
Constellation SENIOR PLAYERS Championship Bernhard Langer Pro V1
American Family Insurance Championship Kirk Triplett Pro V1x
DICK'S Sporting Goods Open Paul Goydos Pro V1
The Senior Open Championship Paul Broadhurst Pro V1x
U.S. Senior Open Championship Gene Sauers Pro V1
Boeing Classic Bernhard Langer Pro V1
Shaw Charity Classic Carlos Franco Pro V1
Nature Valley First Tee Open Paul Broadhurst Pro V1x
Toshiba Classic Jay Haas Pro V1
SAS Championship Doug Garwood Pro V1x
PowerShares QQQ Championship Tom Pernice, Jr. Pro V1x
Dominion Charity Classic Scott McCarron Pro V1
Charles Schwab Cup Championship Paul Goydos Pro V1
WEB.COM (14)    
Panama Claro Championship Ryan Armour Pro V1x
Club Colombia Championship Sebastian Muñoz Pro V1x
Brasil Champions Andrew Svoboda Pro V1x
Servientrega Championship Brad Fritsch Pro V1
United Leasing Championship Seamus Power Pro V1x
Rex Hospital Open Trey Mullinax Pro V1x
BMW Charity Pro-Am Richy Werenski Pro V1x
Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship Dominic Bozzelli Pro V1x
Rust-Oleum Championship Max Homa Pro V1
Lincoln Land Charity Championship Martin Flores Pro V1x
Utah Championship Nicholas Linheim Pro V1x
Ellie Mae Classic Stephan Jaeger Pro V1
Price Cutter Charity Championship Mackenzie Hughes Pro V1x
Albertsons Boise Open Michael Thompson Pro V1x
JAPAN (10)    
SMBC Singapore Open Young Han Song Pro V1
Token Homemate Cup Kyung-Tae Kim Pro V1x
The Crowns Kyung-Tae Kim Pro V1x
Kansai Open Byung_Min Cho Pro V1x
Gateway to the Open miz Open Kyung-Tae Kim Pro V1x
ISPS Handa Global Cup Jun-Won Park Pro V1x
Fujisankei Classic Min-Gyu Cho Pro V1x
Asia Pacific Diamond Cup Shih-Chang Chan Pro V1x
Bridgestone Open Winner Pro V1x
Golf Nippon Series J.T. Cup Sang-Hyun Park Pro V1x
ONEASIA (2)    
GS Caltex Maekyung Open Sang Hyun Park Pro V1
Kolon Korea Open Kyoung-Hoon Lee Pro V1x
ASIAN (9)    
Bashundhara Bangladesh Open Thitiphun Chuayprakong Pro V1x
Queen's Cup Scott Hend Pro V1x
Yeangder TPC Carlos Pigem Pro V1x
Mercuries Taiwan Masters Wei-chih Lu Pro V1x
BNI Indonesian Masters Poom Saksansin Pro V1x
Venetian Macau Open Winner Pro V1x
Resorts World Manila Masters SSP Chawrasia Pro V1x
Bank BRI-JCB Indonesian Open Gaganjeet Bhullar Pro V1x
Panasonic Open India Mukesh Kumar Pro V1x
Dimension Data Pro-Am George Coetzee Pro V1x
Investec Cup Haydn Porteous Pro V1x
Zambia Sugar Open Christofer Blomstrand Pro V1x
Vodacom Wild Coast Madalitso Muthiya Pro V1
Sun City Challenge Oliver Bekker Pro V1x
Vodacom Origins - Arabella Vaughn Groenewald Pro V1
Vodacom Origins - Simola Justin Harding Pro V1x
Sun Sibaya Challenge Peter Karmis Pro V1x
Victorian Open Michael Long Pro V1x
Victorian PGA Championship Ashley Hall Pro V1x
New Zealand PGA Championship Brad Kennedy Pro V1x
New Zealand Open Championship Matt Griffin Pro V1x
Queensland PGA Championship David Klein Pro V1x
Papua New Guinea Open Brad Moules Pro V1x
Western Australia PGA Championship Stephen Dartnall Pro V1x
Northern Territory PGA Championship Jordan Zunic Pro V1x
South Pacific Open Adam Blyth Pro V1x
Queensland Open Winner Pro V1x
NSW Open Adam Blyth Pro V1x
Emirates Australian Open Jordan Spieth Pro V1x prototype
KOREAN (10)    
DongBu Insurance Promi Open JinHo Choi Pro V1x
Maeil Dairies Open JoongKyung Mo Pro V1x
SK Telecom SangHee Lee Pro V1x
Nefs Heritage JinHo Choi Pro V1x
Descente Korea Munsingwear Matchplay SangYeop Lee Pro V1x
NS HomeShopping Jeonbuk Open Heung-Chol Joo Pro V1x
Shinhan Donghae Open Gaganjeet Bhullar Pro V1x
KJ Choi Invitational HeungChol Joo Pro V1x
DGB Financial Group Daegu Gyeongbuk Open JungHo Yoon Pro V1x
Caido Korea Tour Championship HyungJoon Lee Pro V1x
St. Andrews Henan Open Zecheng Dou Pro V1x
United Investment Real Estate Open Zecheng Dou Pro V1x
Lanhai Open Rohan Blizard Pro V1x
Nanjing Open Zecheng Dou Pro V1x
png An Private Bank Wanda Open Taewoo Kim Pro V1x
Yulongwan Yunnan Open Zecheng Dou Pro V1x
PingAn Bank Championship Charlie Saxon Pro V1x
Clearwater Bay Open Daniel Nisbet Pro V1x
Putian Open Taewoo Kim Pro V1x
Zhuhai Henqing Phoenix Tree Open Charlie Saxon Pro V1x
Buick Open Huilin Zhang Pro V1x
Lexus Panama Classic Derek Rende Pro V1x
OSDE del Centro Open Anthony Paolucci Pro V1x
Honduras Open Sam Fidone Pro V1x
Flor de Cana Open Augusto Nunez Pro V1x
San Luis Championship Nathan Lashley Pro V1x
Copa Diners Club International Nathan Lashley Pro V1x
Brazil Open Jorge Fernandez-Valdes Pro V1x
Colombia Classic Andres Echavarria Pro V1x
Argentina Classic Samuel Del Val Pro V1x
Open de Argentina Kent Bulle Pro V1x
Shell Championship Nathan Lashley Pro V1x
Freedom 55 Financial Open Dan McCarthy Pro V1x
GolfBC Championship Dan McCarthy Pro V1x
Dakota Dunes Open Max Rottluff Pro V1
The Players Cup Dan McCarthy Pro V1x
Oil Country Championship Aaron Wise Pro V1x
ATB Financial Charlie Bull Pro V1x
National Capital Open Brock Mackenzie Pro V1x
Capre Breton Open Dan McCarthy Pro V1x
Niagra Championship David Pastore Pro V1x