Arjun Atwal trusts Titleist for first PGA Tour victory at Wyndham Championship.
On golf's biggest stages, breakthrough performances don't come by accident. Winning on the worldwide professional golf tours requires talent, years of dedicated work and unwavering belief in yourself as well as in your golf ball. In a dramatic performance that could not have been scripted any better, Arjun Atwal
trusted the Pro V1x golf ball to become the first Monday qualifier in twenty-four years to win on the PGA Tour. Atwal's
victory at the Wyndham Championship, his first on the PGA Tour, highlighted a three-win week for Titleist. Pro V1x loyalist James Kingston
in the winner's circle, as he captured the South African Tour's Vodacom Origins of Golf event at Selborne Country Club. And on the Canadian Tour, Kent Eger
relied on the Pro V1 golf ball to win the Economical Insurance Groups Seaforth Country Classic, advancing Titleist's 2010 worldwide win count to 89, more than four times the nearest competitor with 19.PGA TOUR:
It was a 1-2-T3 finish for Titleist at the Wyndham Championship as Pro V1x loyalist Arjun Atwal
shot a final round 3-under 67 to win by one stroke at Sedgefield Country Club. Atwal
, who first had to advance through the tournament's Monday qualifier at Forest Oaks Country Club, claimed the early lead with an opening round 9-under 61 and never looked back. On Sunday, Atwal
sank a clutch 7-foot putt on No. 18 to cap off the wire-to-wire win. He finished with a 20-under 260 total to edge David Toms
(Pro V1), who shot a final-round 6-under 64 to finish alone in second, his best finish of the season and first top-ten performance. Toms
was followed by four players who tied for third place at 18-under 262, including Titleist Brand Ambassador Michael Sim
(Pro V1x, new910 D2 prototype driver, 909 F2 fairway metal, 909 H hybrid, AP2 irons, Vokey Design wedges, Scotty Cameron Newport Squareback putter) and John Mallinger
(Pro V1x, Vokey Design wedges), both of whom shot final round 8-under 62s.
With the victory, Atwal
becomes the first Indian-born player to win on the PGA Tour.Atwal
is the first player to win both the qualifier (he shot a bogey-free 65 on Monday at Forest Oaks) and the tournament that followed since Fred Wadsworth at the 1986 Southern Open.
With his maiden PGA Tour victory, Atwal
has now won on the European, Asian and Nationwide tours. His last victory last victory came in 2008,at the Asian Tour's Maybank Malaysian Open event.#1 BALL, IRON, WEDGE and PUTTER: According to the Darrell Survey, Titleist was the overwhelming GOLF BALL of choice at the Wyndham Championship with 104 players, nearly six times the nearest competitor with 18. Titleist was also first in IRON SETS with 45; SAND, LOB and APPROACH WEDGES with129 ; and PUTTERS with 76.
The Wyndham also marked the final week for players to secure spots in the PGA Tour's FedEx Cup Playoffs, which begin this week at The Barclays. Scott Piercy
(Pro V1x, new 910 D3 prototype driver, AP2 and 690 MB irons, Vokey Design wedges, Scotty Cameron 303 SSS putter) was the lone golfer to play his way into the field via his performance in the final week of the regular season. Piercy
finished T8 to move up 15 positions in the FedEx Cup standings. At T8, Piercy
matched his best finish of the 2010 season. Titleist Brand Ambassador Michael Letzig
(Pro V1x, new 910 D3prototype driver, MB irons, Vokey Design wedges, Scotty Cameron prototype putter), who arrived at Sedgefield at No. 125 on the points list, finished at 14-under to move to 118th place, solidifying his spot in The Barclays. Unfortunately, Arjun Atwal
is ineligible for the playoffs having lost his tour card last month with the expiration of his minor medical exemption. That came after Atwal
returned too soon following weightlifting injuries to both shoulders.
Of the 123 players who will be competing at The Barclays (Corey Pavin and Sergio Garcia qualified for the 125-player field but will not be participating), 78 will be putting their trust in a Titleist golf ball.SOUTH AFRICAN TOUR: James Kingston
(Pro V1x) closed with an even-par final round of 72 and signed for a total of 13-under 203, good for a two-shot win at the Vodacom Origins of Golf title played at Selborne Country Club. The win marks Kingston's
11th career victory on South Africa's Sunshine Tour. Titleist golf ball loyalists Grant Muller
(Pro V1x) and Warren Abery
(Pro V1x) tied for third at 9-under 207. Titleist Brand Ambassador Christiaan Basson
(Pro V1x, 909 D2 driver, 909 F2 fairway metal, CB irons, VokeyDesign wedges, Scotty Cameron Fastback putter) carded a final round of 68 to claim solo fifth position with a total of 8-under 208.#1 BALL: Titleist was the GOLF BALL of choice at the Vodacom Originsof Golf - Selborne with 50 players, compared to 19 for the nearest competitor.CANADIAN TOUR:
For the second time in the brief three-year history of the Canadian Tour's Economical Insurance Groups Seaforth Country Classic, Pro V1 loyalist Kent Eger's
name will be engraved on the championship trophy after he closed with a 6-under 65 Sunday. Thanks to a late-day birdie binge, Eger
ended his week at 20-under 264, two shots clear of New Zealand's Josh Geary
(Pro V1x, AP2 irons, Scotty Cameron putter), who shot 7-under 64. Tom Glissmeyer
(Pro V1x) shot 4-under 67 to finish tied for third, three shots back.With the tour set to move into St. Catharines for thisweek's $325,000 Canadian Tour Championship, Eger
is looking forward to an encore performance as players chase the highest purse in Canadian Tour history.With the tour set to move into St. Catharines for this week's $325,000 Canadian Tour Championship, Eger is looking forward to an encore performance as players chase the highest purse in Canadian Tour history.
With the tour set to move into St. Catharines for this week's $325,000 Canadian Tour Championship, Eger
is looking forward to an encore performance as players chase the highest purse in Canadian Tour history.