PGA TOUR | Genesis Invitational
Joaquin Niemann became the tournament’s first wire-to-wire winner since 1969 — and the first wire-to-wire winner at Riviera since the 1983 PGA Championship — trusting his Pro V1x golf ball to a two-shot victory and his second TOUR victory Sunday in Los Angeles.
- The 23-year-old from Chile, the youngest-ever winner of the Genesis Invitational, opened the week with consecutive 63’s on his way to setting the event’s 36-hole (126) and 54-hole (194) scoring records.
- For the week, Niemann led the field in Strokes Gained: Approach (+1.77 per round), with an average proximity to hole from the fairway of 22 feet, 11 inches (best in the field by more than 3 feet). He was also second in SG: Around the Green (+1.26 per round).
- Over the four days, his Pro V1x golf ball found the hole for 24 birdies or better (3 eagles), the most by a winner at Riviera since 1988.
- With the win, he jumped to 20th in the World Ranking.
NIEMANN ON HIS PRO V1x PERFORMANCE
- “I mean, it’s simple. For me, Titleist Pro V1x is the best ball out there. It just fits my game perfectly. I know that with this ball, I can hit any trajectory that I want, and I love to move the ball a lot, especially when it is windy. I mean, just so much confidence in this ball.”
HOW NIEMANN MARKS HIS PRO V1x
- “I normally use the number one for Thursdays, number two for Fridays, number three for Saturdays, and number four for Sundays. Those are my four favorite numbers and I just do a line on it (over the sidestamp) so I can align it with my putter. Yeah, it's pretty simple, and always blue (marker). I like the blue.”
FIVE IN A ROW FOR TITLEIST GOLF BALLS
ANOTHER BIG WEEK FOR ROOKIE CAMERON YOUNG
- PGA TOUR rookie and Titleist Brand Ambassador Cameron Young, making just his 12th-ever start on TOUR, earned his second T2 finish of the season.
- Young’s second-round 62 – a nine-birdie, no-bogey effort – was the lowest of the week at Riviera.
- Playing a Pro V1 Left Dot golf ball, TSi3 9.0° driver and full bag of Titleist equipment, Young, 24, finished the week second in Strokes Gained: Off the Tee (+5.204), fifth in SG: Tee to Green (+8.643) and fourth in SG: Putting (+5.92). He was second in Scrambling at 82.61%.
YOUNG AMONG TOUR’S BEST DRIVERS
- Young’s driving performance at Riviera moved him to second in Strokes Gained: Off the Tee (+.812) for the season.
- Said Young on his TSi3 9.0° driver: “I’ve definitely picked up a mile per hour or two. It spins a little bit less for me and it just keeps the misses straighter. It doesn’t curve as much. I think it’s more rewarding for me when I hit one how I mean to, the shapes come out more how I mean, and it’s just more rewarding in terms of it being a little hotter and just going a little farther.”
What’s in Cameron Young’s Titleist Golf Bag?
Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1 Left Dot
Driver: TSi3 9.0° | Tensei 1K Pro White 70 TX
Fairway Metal: TSi3 16.5° | Tensei 1K Pro White 80 TX and TSi2 21.0 | Tensei 1K Pro White 80 TX
Utility Iron: NEW T200 4-iron | Nippon NS Pro Modus3 Tour 130 X
Irons: 620 MB (5-9)| Nippon NS Pro Modus3 Tour 130 X
Wedges: NEW Vokey Design SM9 56.08M, 52.12F, WedgeWorks 62.08M | Nippon NS Pro Modus3 Tour 130 X
Putter: Scotty Cameron Phantom X 5 Knuckle Neck tour prototype
KORN FERRY TOUR | LECOM Suncoast Classic
Playing a Pro V1x golf ball and full bag of Titleist equipment, Titleist Brand Ambassador Byeong Hun An claimed his first worldwide win since 2015 while leading a 1-through-5 finish for Titleist golf ball players in Florida.
- An, 30, topped a packed leaderboard, closing in 2-under 69 for a one-shot victory over Seonghyeon Kim (Pro V1 Left Dot), Scott Harrington (Pro V1x), Ben Griffin (Pro V1) and M.J. Daffue (Pro V1x).
- “I hit great shots into the par 5s the first three days, I was able to hit greens under regulation. I set up easy birdies,” said An, who posted four rounds in the 60’s (65-66-67-69). “The first three days I had a lot of two-putts for birdies so I think that makes golf a lot easier when you hit the green in two and make a two-putt birdie. So I think my long irons was great this week and it’s been great for the last couple weeks, so I kind of had confidence, so that’s why I went for almost every green out there.”
What’s in Byeong Hun An’s Titleist Bag?
Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1x
Driver: TS3 9.5°
Fairway Metal: TSi2 15.0°
Utility Iron: U•500 (3) and NEW T200 (4)
Irons: NEW T100•S (5) and 620 MB (6-9)
Wedges: Vokey Design SM8 48.10F, 52.08F, 56.08M, WedgeWorks 60T
Putter: Scotty Cameron Newport tour prototype
TITLEIST SWEEPS EQUIPMENT COUNTS
PGA TOUR CHAMPIONS | Chubb Classic
Bernhard Langer rolled his Pro V1x golf ball in for birdie on the 18th hole Sunday at Tiburon Golf Club to complete a wire-to-wire victory in Naples.
- Already the oldest winner in the tour’s history, Langer – who registered Sunday’s win at 64 years, 5 months, 23 days – moves to 43 career victories on PGA TOUR Champions, just two off the all-time mark.
- Langer started the week by shooting his age (8-under 64), before closing with consecutive 68’s to win by three shots.
PGA TOUR LATINOAMERICA | Estrella del Mar Open 2022
Matt Ryan – playing a Pro V1 golf ball and TSi2 driver among his all-Titleist setup – claimed his first PGA TOUR Latinoamerica title Sunday in Mexico.
- Ryan, 35, made five front-nine birdies Sunday on his way to a 6-under 66 and three-shot victory.
- He opened the week with a tournament-best 63.
What’s in Matt Ryan’s Titleist Bag?
Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1
Driver: TSi2 9.0°
Fairway Metal: TSi2 13.5°
Utility Iron: NEW T200 2-iron
Irons: 620 CB (4-6) & 620 MB (7-PW)
Wedges: Vokey Design SM8 50°, 56°, 58°
Putter: Scotty Cameron Timeless tour prototype
SUNSHINE TOUR | Bain's Whisky Cape Town Open
J.C. Ritchie (Pro V1) became the first player in tournament history to successfully defend his title, holing a 30-foot birdie putt on the 18th to win by one stroke.
- It was the ninth-career Sunshine Tour victory for Ritchie, who was the only player at Cape Town’s Royal Cape Golf Club to post all four rounds in the 60’s (69-66-67-68).