The winner of the WGC-Mexico Championship rallied from two shots back with four holes to play, reeling off three straight birdies [Nos. 15-17] to capture his eighth career PGA TOUR title.
The winner closed with a 4-under 67 en route to an 18-under 266 victory total.
It also marked his second World Golf Championship title, having also won this same event in 2014. He advances to No. 8 in the Official World Golf Ranking following the victory.
Quoting the Winner:
“The putter was really hot. I felt like I was hitting a lot of really good putts, hitting it on my lines, and your speed has to be perfect. I felt like I was able to dial it in. It definitely helped me out today because I didn't hit the ball that great on the front, had a lot of up-and-downs just to kind of hang around there.”
Winning Short Game Success:
The champion switched to the Scotty Cameron Tour Rat putter from a competitive brand at the Presidents Cup and it hasn’t come out of the bag since. In the five PGA TOUR events in which he has participated since the Presidents Cup, he has posted a win, at P2 [Sentry T of C] and a T6 at Farmers Insurance Open. In addition to co-leading the field in Birdies (25) this week, he also was first in Putts Per Greens in Regulation [1.523] and SG: Putting [11.824].
The winner also carried three Vokey Design wedges, including new SM8 sand  and lob  models. This was the first week he was carrying the new SM8 lob wedge and just the third event with the SM8 sand wedge. He finished third in Scrambling [78.57%] and fourth in SG: Around the Green [3.203] in his winning effort.
The Golf Ball Choice of the World’s Best:
In addition to the WGC-Mexico Championship winner choosing to play the Titleist Pro V1 when he has the option to play any golf ball, so did one of the players who finished in a tie for 3rd. Unlike the winner — who is a free agent — the European Tour player plays the equipment of a competitive brand throughout the bag, except the golf ball. Like the winner – he has more trust in the consistency and performance of Titleist and the Pro V1 for his golf ball success – and chooses to play it without compensation.
Winning the World Over:
With a four-tour, worldwide sweep, Titleist golf ball players have already accumulated 31 wins around the globe in 2020, more than five times the nearest competitor (6). And two more wins on the PGA TOUR [WGC-Mexico Championship & Puerto Rico Open] brings the 2019-20 season total to 15, more than seven times the nearest competitor with 2.
It was an all-Titleist 1-2 finish at the Puerto Rico Open where Viktor Hovland (Pro V1) rolled in a 30-foot birdie putt on the final hole to edge Josh Teater (Pro V1x) and capture his first career PGA Tour title in dramatic fashion. The 22-year-old former U.S. Amateur champion who turned professional last June, finished the week with a 20-under par 268 victory total, one shot clear of Teater, who was also seeking his first PGA TOUR win.
Hovland and Teater were two of 118 Titleist golf ball players in the field of 144 (82%) - that’s 110 players more than the nearest competitor with 8. Titleist was also the top choice from tee-to-green, with more players trusting Titleist drivers, fairway metals, hybrids, utility irons, irons and wedges than any other brand.
Anthony Quayle captured the Queensland Open by topping an amateur with a par on the first hole of an all-Titleist Pro V1x playoff. It marked the first professional win for Quayle.
Titleist was the choice across every major equipment category, including golf balls [112/85%], drivers [60/46%] and putters [60/46%]. Of the 15 players who finished among the top 10 and ties, 14 of them chose a Titleist Pro V1 or Pro V1x for their success. The playoff participants finished regulation at 15-under 273, two shots clear of runners-up and fellow Titleist golf ball loyalists Brad Kennedy and Jake Higginbottom.
Garrick Higgo concluded a successful rookie season by claiming a come-from-behind one-stroke victory over fellow Titleist Pro V1 player Haydn Porteous in the season-ending Tour Championship. It was the second win of the year for Higgo, who started the final round one shot behind overnight leader Ockie Strydom (Pro V1). He claimed the Sun City Challenge last June. Thriston Lawrence (Pro V1) finished solo 3rd.
Of the 41-player field, 35 were Titleist golf ball players (89%).