(Fairhaven, MA) – Just a month removed from his 20th birthday, Titleist Brand Ambassador Matteo Manassero became the youngest player ever to win the prestigious BMW PGA Championship, doing it in dramatic fashion with a birdie on the fourth hole of a three-man playoff.
Trusting the Pro V1x golf ball and a full bag of Titleist equipment from tee-through-green, Manassero closed with a pair of 3-under par 69s on the weekend to join the playoff at 10-under par 278. It marked Manassero’s fourth career European Tour title, one each year since 2010 when he first won at age 17.
Manassero topped a world-class field of 150 players at the BMW PGA Championship, 86 (57%) of whom relied upon a Titleist golf ball at one of the European Tour’s most coveted events. Year-to-date, over 66% (1,653) of all players on the 2013 European Tour have relied upon Titleist golf balls, more than five times the nearest competitor with 313. Those Titleist golf ball loyalists have accounted for 12 wins through the first 19 events this year, four times the nearest competitor with 3.
What’s in Manassero’s Bag?: Pro V1x, 913D2 (8.5) driver, 913F (13.5) fairway metal, 913H (17,21) hybrids, AP2 (4-6) and MB (7-P) irons, Vokey Design SM4 gap (52) and lob (58) wedges, Scotty Cameron GoLo 5 putter.
Titleist golf ball loyalists also won in China and Korea, bringing the year-to-date victory total to 61, Below is the weekly and cumulative ball count across the 2013 worldwide professional tours.