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Pro V1 hits 1,000 win mark

Titleist has sent the following announcement over the wires:

The Titleist Pro V1 continues to set the high performance standard by which all other golf balls are measured. History was made when Toru Taniguchi captured the Sega Sammy Cup in Japan, marking the 1,000th win for the Pro V1 across the worldwide professional tours since its introduction in October 2000. In fact, more than 100,000 players have placed their trust in the Pro V1 since its Tour debut, including additional winners on the PGA, PGA European, Champions, Nationwide and Canadian Tours this week.

PRO V1 BY THE NUMBERS ON THE WORLDWIDE PROFESSIONAL TOURS:
– First win was on October 15, 2000, by Billy Andrade at the Invensys Classic in Las Vegas when he fired five consecutive rounds in the 60’s the first week he put it in play.

– With six more wins this week, a total of 1,005 victories have been posted across the worldwide professional tours since its introduction, compared to 261 by the nearest competitor. This year, Pro V1 and Pro V1x players have combined for 109 wins, compared to 15 for the nearest competitor.

– Vijay Singh has more overall (24) and PGA TOUR (22) wins with the Pro V1 than any other player.

– A Pro V1 player has won every TOUR Championship since the golf ball’s introduction in 2000.

– Pro V1 victory breakdown by Tour:
PGA (197), PGA European (164), Nationwide (147), Champions (137), LPGA (100), Others (260*).
* – Asian, Australasian, Canada, Japan, South African Tours.

– The Pro V1 has been teed up by more than 110,000 players and earned more than $1.5 billion in prize money.

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