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Kirk keeps Titleist on top with maiden PGA Tour win
July 18, 2011

TitleistPutting his trust in the feel and precision of Titleist equipment, Titleist Brand Ambassador Chris Kirk claimed his maiden PGA Tour title at the Viking Classic this weekend, marking the third consecutive week that a full line Titleist player has topped the leaderboard on the PGA Tour. Kirk follows Steve Stricker and Nick Watney into the winners circle following their wins at the AT&T National and John Deere Classic respectively. Kirk fired a final round 4-under par 68 to break the tournament scoring record, finishing with a 22-under par total and a one stroke victory from fellow Titleist Brand Ambassador Tom Pernice Jnr. (Pro V1x).

Kirk trusted the playability and control of Titleist equipment from tee-to-green to claim his maiden PGA Tour title, including the Pro V1x golf ball, 910D3 driver, 906F4 fairway metal, 909H hybrid, New 712 CB prototype irons, Vokey Design pitching, sand and lob wedges and Scotty Cameron Del Mar putter. As well as being the choice of the champion and one of the runners-up in Mississippi , Titleist Brand Ambassadors Hunter Haas (Pro V1x) and Bud Cauley (Pro V1x) also trusted Titleist equipment throughout their bags to finish tied-4 th with one other. Kirk topped a field which saw the majority of players put their trust in Titleist golf balls, with 88 players teeing-up either the Pro V1 or Pro V1x, compared to 17 for the nearest competitor.

Kirk's record breaking victory continues the successful seeding of the new prototype 712 iron series. The 26-year old rookie claimed the second win for the new models since they were first seeded at the AT&T National three weeks ago. Kirk played the 712 CB prototype irons and was joined by runner-up Tom Pernice Jnr. who played the 712 AP2 prototype irons en route to a 21-under par total. More players put their trust in the feel and control of Titleist irons than any other brand, with half of those players already putting the new 712 series into play. Titleist also topped the counts for sand, lob and approach wedges and putters respectively.

At the Open Championship at Royal St. George's, the #1 ball in golf continued to be the choice of the majority of the world's best players as over 63% of the field at the Open put their trust in the legendary Pro V1 franchise. A total of 99 players chose the superior performance of Titleist golf balls, nearly five times the nearest competitor with 21. Titleist also topped the counts for irons and sand, lob and approach wedges. Towards the top of the leaderboard, Titleist Brand Ambassador Rickie Fowler trusted a host of Titleist equipment including the Pro V1x golf ball and the new 712 MB prototype irons to record his first top-5 finish in a Major.

Elsewhere, on the OneAsia Tour, Pro V1x loyalist Thaworn Wiratchant topped an all Titleist golf ball top-4 to claim his maiden OneAsia title at the Indonesia Open. On the Canadian Tour, Tom Hoge (Pro V1x) claimed his maiden professional title at the Canadian Tour Players Cup with a 6-under par total. These victories take Titleist's 2011 worldwide win count to 92, compared to 13 for the nearest competitor.

A maiden PGA Tour victory for Titleist Brand Ambassador Chris Kirk, coupled with further wins for Titleist golf ball loyalists around the world, continues to prove that the world's best players opt for the matchless performance of Titleist for their success.

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