ADAM SCOTT TRUSTS TITLEIST EQUIPMENT FROM TEE-TO-GREENRelies Upon Pro V1 Golf Ball and New AP2 Irons for Second Victory of Year
Fairhaven, MA (April 28, 2008) - Titleist ambassador Adam Scott captured his sixth career PGA Tournament title with a dramatic playoff victory at the EDS Byron Nelson Championship. Scott converted a clutch 9-foot birdie putt on the final hole of regulation to force the playoff, and then drained a winding 48-foot birdie putt on the third extra hole for the win. Both players finished regulation at seven-under 273, and parred the first two playoff holes before Scott's heroics. The win marks the 14th of Scott's career as a professional, including his second of the year. He captured the Qatar Masters on the PGA European Tour in January after firing a final round 11-under 61 in just his second start with his new AP2 irons.
-- Trusting his Titleist equipment from tee-to-green, Scott finished among the Top 10 in Driving Distance (7th/302.6), Putts Per GIR (9th/1.696) and Greens in Regulation (T9/63.9) at the Byron Nelson Championship.
-- The momentum continues for Scott who has finished among the top 25 in each of the five PGA TOUR events in which he has completed this season. He withdrew from the Shell Houston Open due to illness after owning the first round lead with a 63.
--A complete listing of the equipment in Scott's winning bag includes: Pro V1 golf ball, 905R driver (8.5), 906F4 fairway metal (13.5), AP2 irons (2-9), Vokey Design pitching (50) wedge and Spin Milled sand (56) and lob (60) wedges and Scotty Cameron prototype putter.
-- Titleist was the most played golf ball at the EDS Byron Nelson Championship with 107 players, more than five times the nearest competitor with 21. In fact, nine of the 12 players who finished among the top 7 and ties trusted Titleist golf balls for their success. The victory was the 11th by a Titleist golf ball player this year, more than twice the nearest competitor.
-- In addition to being the #1 golf ball at the Byron Nelson Championship, Titleist was the field favorite in iron sets (41), wedges (155) and putters (58), and second in drivers (42).
--The AP2 is one 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
NATIONWIDE TOUR: Greg Chalmers topped Henrik Bjornstad on the second hole of an all-Pro V1x playoff hole at the Henrico County Open. The pair emerged from a crowded leaderboard during the final round and finished regulation play tied at 14-under-par 274. It marks the third straight playoff at the event. The victory vaults Chalmers to No. 2 on the 2008 money list, as the top 25 at the end of the year will move onto the PGA TOUR in 2009.
Chalmers is the fifth Australian to win in eight Nationwide Tour events this season, joining fellow Titleist golf ball loyalists Jarrod Lyle (Pro V1x), Ewan Porter (Pro V1x), Gavin Coles (Pro V1) and Aron Price (Pro V1x). In fact, Titleist golf ball players have won seven of the eight Nationwide Tour events this season. In addition to the Pro V1x golf ball, Chalmers relies upon the 905S driver (9.5), 906F2 fairway metal (15.0), new ZB Forged irons (3-9), Vokey Design pitching wedge (49) and Spin Milled sand (54) and lob (60) wedges for his success.
Titleist was the most played golf ball at the Henrico County Open with 108 players, more than five times the nearest competitor with 19. In addition, Titleist was first in iron sets (50), wedges (144) and putters (62), and second in drivers (36).
CHAMPIONS TOUR: Relying upon the Pro V1 golf ball, Tom Watson and his partner paired up to post a one-shot win at the 54-hole Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf team competition. The two finished with a 31-under 185 total in the two-man better-ball format, which included a record-tying 59 on Friday. For Watson, it marked his second consecutive victory, having captured the Outback Steakhouse Pro-Am last week. Titleist was the most played golf ball at the event with 40 players, compared to 12 for the nearest competitor.
WORLDWIDE TOURS: Tyrone van Aswegen closed his final round with back-to-back birdies for a seven-under 65 to capture his first South Africa Tour victory at the Vodacom Origins of Golf Gauteng. Van Aswegen, who entered the final round trailing by three shots, fired a five-under on the back nine to post a 15-under 201 total and a four shot victory over two players, including fellow Pro V1x player Neil Schietekat. Titleist was the most played golf ball at the Vodacom Origins of Golf Gauteng with 51 players, compared to 18 for the nearest competitor.
In Australia, Heath Reed (Pro V1x) broke through for his first PGA Von Nida Tour victory, winning the OG Roberts South Australian PGA Championship. Reed finished at 20-under, two clear of Aaron Townsend (Pro V1x), Peter Senior (Pro V1) and Tristan Lambert (Pro V1x). Titleist was the most played golf ball at the event with 100 players, more than five times the nearest competitor with 18.
It was a 1-2 Titleist Pro V1x finish at the Tsuruya Open, where S.K. Ho claimed his seventh career Japan Golf Tour title. Ho fired a final-round 68, which took him to a 12-under 272 total, edging Kim Kyung Tae by one shot following a final round 66. Titleist was the most played golf ball at the event with 66 players, compared with 29 for the nearest competitor. Titleist was also the top choice in wedges (63).
On the Canadian Tour, Pro V1 loyalist John Ellis birdied the final hole to post a wire-to-wire one-shot win over Pro V1x players Wes Heffernan and Adam Bland at the Mexican PGA Championship. It marked the second consecutive win for Ellis, who finished with a 15-under total. Last week he won the Stockton Sports Commission Classic in a playoff.
DIRECT FROM THE TOUR: To view exclusive round-by-round interviews with Titleist players from every PGA TOUR event, including Byron Nelson Championship winner Adam Scott, please visit our Direct from the Tour feature online at: http://titleist.com/Default.asp?bhcp=1
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