CHAMPION'S CHOICEJay Haas Captures Second Senior PGA Championship in Three Years Trusting Titleist from Tee-to-Green
Fairhaven, MA (May 26, 2008) - With a belief in himself and trust in his equipment, Titleist ambassador Jay Haas captured his second Senior PGA Championship in three years. Battling world-class challengers and an unyielding golf course at Oak Hill, Haas relied upon his Pro V1 golf ball, new AP2 irons and a full bag of Titleist equipment to earn his 11th career Champions Tour crown.
In fact, Jay topped a leaderboard that included four Titleist golf ball players among the top five finishers. He also became the 12th straight Titleist golf ball player to win on the 2008 Champions Tour. Proving yet again, that at the highest levels of the game, when performance matters most, more champions trust Titleist.
TITLEIST TOUR HIGHLIGHTS FOR WEEK ENDING MAY 25, 2008
Titleist was the most played golf ball at the Senior PGA Championship with 106 players, more than five times the nearest competitor with 19. In addition, Titleist was first in irons sets (36) and wedges (89).
What's in Jay Haas' Bag?:
Titleist Pro V1 golf ball
Titleist 905R driver (9.5)
Titleist 904F fairway metals (15, 19)
Titleist 585.H utility metal (21)
Titleist AP2 irons (4-P)
Vokey Design sand wedge (54) and Spin Milled lob wedge (60)
Scotty Cameron Studio Design putter
PGA TOUR: Titleist was the most played golf ball at the limited-field Crowne Plaza Invitational with 79 players, compared to 21 for the nearest competitor. Titleist was also the top choice in the iron (29), wedge (117) and putter (48) categories.
Of the 14 players who finished among the Top 10 and ties at the event, 10 trusted Titleist golf balls for their success, including co-runner-up Rod Pampling (Pro V1x).
Titleist ambassador Ben Crane (Pro V1x, 907D2 driver, AP2 irons, Vokey Design approach and sand wedges, Spin Milled lob wedge) placed solo fifth following a final round 3-under 66. It marked Crane’s second consecutive top six finish and his fifth Top 12 finish this season.
Pat Perez (Pro V1x) fired a final round 5-under 65 for the low round of the day, moving up 22 spots to finish sixth.
PGA EUROPEAN: Titleist ambassador Robert Karlsson (Pro V1x, 905R driver, 906F2 fairway metals, ZM Forged irons, Vokey Design pitching wedge, Spin Milled sand and lob wedges, Scotty Cameron putter) tied for third with Luke Donald (Pro V1) at the BMW PGA Championship. Donald had the best final round of the day with a 7-under 65.
Titleist was the most played golf ball at the BMW PGA Championship with 92 players, more than four times the nearest competitor with 22.
LPGA: Pro V1 loyalist Jeong Jang advanced to a playoff at the LPGA Corning Classic, after finishing regulation at 11-under 277, one shot ahead of fellow Pro V1 players Sun Young Yoo and Mi Hyun Kim, who tied for third at 10-under.
Titleist was the most played golf ball at the LPGA Corning Classic with 115 players, more than five times the nearest competitor with 21.
NATIONWIDE: Jeff Klauk, who started the final round as one of four co-leaders at the Melwood Prince George's County Open, sank a 12-foot birdie putt on the closing hole for a one shot win over fellow Titleist loyalists Jeff Brehaut (Pro V1x) and David Mathis (Pro V1x). With his 12-under 276, Klauk captured his first victory since the 2003 Preferred Health Systems Wichita Open and moved into second place on the Nationwide Tour money list.
Titleist was the most played golf ball at the event with 107 players, more than seven times the nearest competitor with 15. In addition, Titleist was first in irons sets (43), wedges (148) and putters (64).
Titleist golf ball players have captured 11 of the first 12 events on the 2008 Nationwide Tour.
NCAA DIVISION I WOMEN'S GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP: Titleist was the overwhelming most played golf ball at the NCAA Division I Women's Golf Championship with 120 players, over 95 percent of the 126-player field, and 24 times the nearest competitor with 5.
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