Adam Scott Trusts New Titleist Advanced Performance Irons in Record-Setting VictoryCaptures Qatar Masters with Pro V1 Golf Ball and Full Bag of Titleist Golf Clubs
Fairhaven, MA (January 28, 2008) - The stage was the Qatar Masters. The player was Adam Scott. From tee-to-green, the equipment was all Titleist, as Scott fired a record-setting 11-under 61 en route to his 13th career victory and World Number 4 ranking. In addition to his trust in the Pro V1 golf ball, Adam experienced the advanced performance and pure feel of new Titleist AP irons. In just his second start with his new AP2 irons, putting them into the bag with success last week at the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship, Scott established a new course record while posting his personal best round as a professional. That's both Titleist advanced performance and winning performance. And technology you can count on.
-- The win was Scott's second in two tries at the event, first winning it in 2002.
-- Scott's 20-under par 268 total matched the tournament record previously set in 1999.
-- Scott started the final round three shots off the lead, but posted five birdies in the first five holes, en route to 11 birdies on the day.
-- In addition to the Pro V1 golf ball, the Titleist ambassador relied upon a full bag of Titleist golf clubs, including the new AP2 irons.
-- Scott becomes the first player to win with the new AP2 irons on the worldwide professional tours, a week after Martin Kaymer became the first player to win with the new Titleist ZM Forged irons with his first career victory at the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship.
--The AP2 and ZM Forged are two of the four new irons introduced by Titleist for 2008. For more information and downloadable images of the new irons, please visit: http://www.titleist.com/news/newsdetail.asp?id=593&category=equipment
A complete listing of the equipment in Scott's winning bag includes:
Pro V1 golf ball
905R driver (8.5)
906F4 fairway metal (15.5)
AP2 irons (3-9)
Vokey Design pitching (50) wedge and Spin Milled sand (56) and lob (60) wedges
Scotty Cameron prototype putter
- Titleist was the most played golf ball at the event with 71 players relying on the Pro V1 or Pro V1x, more than three times the nearest competitor with 20. Scott's win marks the fifth for Titleist golf ball players on the 2008 PGA European Tour season, more than all other golf balls combined.
ADDITIONAL TITLEIST HIGHLIGHTS FOR WEEK ENDING JANUARY 28, 2008
PGA TOUR: Titleist was the most played golf ball at the Buick Invitational with 100 players relying upon the Pro V1 or Pro V1x, nearly six times the nearest competitor with 17. In addition to being the most played ball, Titleist was also the most played iron (34), wedge (138) and putter (53).
Titleist ambassador Ryuji Imada (Pro V1x, 907 driver, 906F2 3- and 5-woods, 695CB irons, Vokey Design pitching, approach and lob wedges, Scotty Cameron putter) birdied his final two holes to tie for lowest round of the day, a 5-under 67. He finished runner-up at 11-under 277, matching his career best finish.
NATIONWIDE TOUR: Scott Dunlap (Pro V1, 905R driver, Scotty Cameron Circa 62 #1 putter) closed with a final round 1-over 71 to win the season-opening Movistar Panama Championship by one shot. Dunlap was one of only four players to finish under par, tallying a 3-under 277 total for his second career Nationwide Tour title. Overnight leader Arjun Atwal (Pro V1x) and Jeff Klauk (Pro V1) finished one shot back at 2-under, followed by Chris Smith (Pro V1x, ZB Forged irons) in fourth at 1-under and Bill Lunde (Pro V1x) in fifth at even par, as Titleist golf ball players swept the top five positions.
Titleist was the most played golf ball at the event with 91 players, more than six times the closest competitor with 15. Titleist was also the most played wedge (115) and putter (43). Titleist was a close second in iron sets with 35.
CHAMPIONS TOUR: Jerry Pate (Pro V1x) fired a final round 2-under 70 to win the Turtle Bay Championship for his second career victory on the Champions Tour. Pate, who began the day four shots back in a tie for eighth, finished the week with a 5-under 211 total, two shots clear of his nearest competitor. Titleist was the most played golf ball at the Turtle Bay Championship with 53 players, nearly five times the nearest
competitor with 11.
DIRECT FROM THE TOUR: To view exclusive round-by-round interviews with Titleist players from the Buick Invitational, and all of the 2008 PGA TOUR events, please visit our Direct from the Tour feature online at: http://titleist.com/Default.asp?bhcp=1
TITLEIST TOUR BLOG: Find out what's going on inside the ropes at every PGA TOUR event and on tours across the world, and ask questions of our Titleist Tour Leadership staff by visiting the Titleist Tour Blog at: http://www.titleisttourblog.com/
TITLEIST GOLF CLUB LEADERBOARD: To learn about Titleist's golf club success on the PGA Tour, the PGA Professional National Championship and at major amateur events throughout the year, visit the Titleist Golf Club leaderboard at: http://titleist.com/leaderboard/default.asp
Contact: Joe Gomes, Director of Communications, Acushnet Company (508.979.3211)
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