Check out this interesting breakdown looking closer at the different golf balls that have grown in popularity, and which the leading professionals prefer.
For as long as most of us can remember, Titleist has been the golf ball of choice for the majority of professionals on golf tours around the world. Callaway, Srixon, TaylorMade and Bridgestone are competitive in terms of capturing a decent share of the market.
However, since launching at the Invensys Classic in Las Vegas in 2000, there has been no stopping the Titleist Pro V1’s dominance at golf tournaments on both sides of the Atlantic.
For every 100 professional golfers who tee it up in various international golf tournaments, the following golf balls will be carried:
Titleist Pro V1: 36
Titleist Pro V1x: 33
Callaway Chrome Soft X: 11
Srixon Z-Star XV: 7
TaylorMade TP5x: 6
TaylorMade TP5: 2
Bridgestone B X: 2
Bridgestone B XS: 2
Srixon Z-Star: 1
Golf balls played by Major championship winners in 2021:
The Masters – Hideki Matsuyama – Srixon Z-Star XV
PGA Championship – Phil Mickelson – Callaway Chrome Soft X
US Open – Jon Rahm – Callaway Chrome Soft X
The Open – Collin Morikawa – TaylorMade TP5
US Open – Yuka Saso – Titleist Pro V1
PGA Championship – Nelly Korda – Titleist Pro V1
Women’s Open – Anna Nordqvist – Titleist Pro V1x
ANA Inspiration – Patty Tavatanakit – Titleist Pro V1x
Evian Championship – Minjee Lee – Srixon Z-Star
As an aside, you may be interested to know that there is one place where the Titleist Pro V1x is not second behind it’s more well-known older sibling, the Titleist Pro V1, and that is on the bestseller list for golf balls.
TaylorMade finds itself in second place, thanks to the popularity of their Noodle Long and Soft golf ball, while another affordable golf ball, the Callaway Supersoft, comes in third.