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Here’s why Zach Johnson and Andrew “Beef” Johnston are using Titleist #70 golf balls at the U.S. Open

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Titleist is celebrating 70 years as the No. 1 golf ball played at the U.S. Open this week. The streak started at the 1949 U.S. Open at Medinah C.C., which Cary Middlecoff won. According to Titleist, 32 players in the 1949 U.S. Open field used a Titleist ball, compared to 28 using the ball of nearest competitor. In the 2017 U.S. Open, 102 players used a Pro V1 or Pro V1x.

To commemorate that streak, Titleist created a golf balls printed with the number 70 on them to give to Titleist players. And actually, Zach Johnson and Andrew “Beef” Johnston have decided to use them in competition this week.

Below is a look at how they mark their golf balls.

Andrew “Beef” Johnston (left) and Zach Johnson

Four Reigning major champions, and The Players Champion

We also ran into the four current major champions — Brooks Koepka, Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas and Patrick Reed — as well as The Players Champion Webb Simpson. They each gave us a look at how they mark their Titleist golf balls.

From top left to bottom right: Kopeka, Spieth, JT and Reed.

And here’s a look at Webb Simpson’s marking…

What’s your favorite marking, and how do you mark your golf ball?

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  1. North Butte

    Jun 14, 2018 at 9:08 am

    When playing a white ball of a common brand, I like to take a bright magenta marker and make a huge random squiggle on it. That way I can identify my ball from 20 yards away in the fairway or even sitting down in the rough.

    But usually I play a yellow ball of a type nobody in my usual group plays. No mark needed.

  2. Brian

    Jun 13, 2018 at 4:04 pm

    I don’t mark my balls. You don’t find many K-Sigs in the wild, so I’m generally pretty sure it’s mine when I find it.

    • The dude

      Jun 13, 2018 at 7:57 pm

      K Sig…..for the guy that shows up at your party with a 12pack of Natural light and decides to drink your Heineken……and then leaves with his 12 pack of Natty….

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