When the 2014 U.S. Open run by the USGA is held at Pinehurst Resort and Country Club, the Village of Linehurst, North Carolina, between the 12-15 June, it will mark one of the longest running success stories in the sport and for the Titleist golf ball.
In the 1949 golf season at Medinah Country Club, Titleist was the #1 golf ball played at the US Open 1949 for the first time. The 2014 hosting of the second Major Golf Championship of the year will represent the 66th successive year that Titleist golf balls have been the most popular choice for the majority of the field at this golf tournament.
These golf stats further underlines the trust that top players place in the superior performance, consistency and quality of Titleist golf balls. These number 1 golf stats can be seen every week across worldwide professional golf tours, club professional tournaments and major amateur golf championships.
The golf ball count at the U.S. Open continues the success of Titleist golf balls at Major Championships, as they once again completed the clean sweep as the #1 ball of choice at each of the four Majors in 2013.
This included The Open Championship, where Titleist continued its record as the choice of the majority of the field since records began.
At the first major of 2014, The U.S. Masters at Augusta National, Georgia, Titleist golf balls were not only the overwhelming favourite of the field, but also the choice of the new champion, Bubba Watson. Watson, claimed his second Green Jacket trusting the performance excellence of a Pro V1x ball. A host of Titleist golf ball staff players will be teeing up at Pinehurst number two golf course looking to emulate this success and mark their own position in golfing history with Major success.
To celebrate this landmark achievement, the Titleist golf brand has manufactured a number of limited edition Pro V1 golf balls stamped with a ‘66’ play number.
These limited edition ’66′ golf balls are only available for sale in selected Titleist accounts across the UK.
The count at the U.S. Open 2014 will continue the impressive counts seen across worldwide professional tours so far this golf season for Titleist. To date 9,300 players have chosen to put a Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball into play, compared to 1,463 for the nearest rival and as a result of this support from the best players in the world, there have been a large number of tour victories for the brand.
Titleist golf ball staffers have recorded 65 victories across worldwide professional tours so far in 2014, compared to 15 wins for the nearest competitor, as the world’s best golfers on tour continue to choose the performance excellence of Titleist for their success.