ROBERTS RALLIES TO CAPTURE ACE GROUP CLASSIC PLAYING PRO V116 of Top 18 Finishers at Champions Tour Event Trust Titleist Golf Balls for Their Success
Fairhaven, MA (February 23, 2009) - Loren Roberts birdied three of his final four holes to secure a come-from-behind victory at the ACE Group Classic. It marked the ninth career Champions Tour title for Roberts, including his second at this event, having first won it in 2006. Roberts, who relied upon the Pro V1 golf ball, closed with a 4-under 68 to finish the 54-hole contest at 7-under 209, one shot clear of second-round leader and Pro V1x loyalist, Gene Jones. Jones fired three consecutive 2-under 70's to match the best finish of his Champions Tour career.
Two-time Masters champion and Titleist Pro V1 players Ben Crenshaw and Bernhard Langer were among four players to share third place, including James Mason, who played the New 2009 Pro V1x. The foursome finished at 5-under 211. Of the six players who finished tied for 3rd place or better, five relied upon Titleist for their success. In fact, 16 of the top 18 finishers trusted Titleist golf balls.
Titleist was the most played golf ball at the ACE Group Classic with 50 players, including 28 who played the New 2009 Pro V1 or Pro V1x, more than three times the nearest competitor with 14. Titleist also tied for first in the iron category with 17 players.
PGA TOUR: Titleist was the most played golf ball at the Northern Trust Open with 91 players (63%), compared to 22 for the nearest competitor. Of the 91 players who trusted a Titleist golf ball at the Northern Trust Open, 25 played the New 2009 Pro V1x and 19 played the New 2009 Pro V1. Titleist was also first in iron sets (34), wedges (123) and putters (49).
Titleist Brand Ambassador Steve Stricker (Pro V1, 909D3 driver, 906F2 fairway metal, 585.H utility metal, 755 irons, Vokey Design wedges) finished solo 2nd after closing with a 4-under par 67 en route to his fourth consecutive round in the 60's.
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