AT THE MASTERS, EVERY SHOT COUNTS WITH TITLEIST.Angel Cabrera Wins First Green Jacket in Three-Way Pro V1x Playoff.
Fairhaven, MA (April 13, 2009) - When the Masters went into a three-way playoff, who would win his first green jacket was still in question. His golf ball was not. Angel Cabrera relied upon the New 2009 Pro V1x to top fellow Titleist loyalists Kenny Perry and Chad Campbell and captured his second career major. In fact, the top four finishers and 10 of the 16 qualifiers for next year’s Masters, all trusted their games to Titleist golf balls for their success. The dramatic finish was further proof that when one shot can decide a major championship, the ball you play makes a difference. That’s why more players choose the superior performance of Titleist, the #1 ball in golf.
TITLEIST HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE 2009 MASTERS
- Cabrera and Perry shared the overnight lead, and both players shot 1-under 71 to finish at 12-under 276. Playing a group ahead, Campbell fired a 3-under 69 to finish at 276. Campbell was eliminated on the first extra hole after his six-foot putt for par slid past the right edge. Cabrera won on the second playoff hole, the 10th at Augusta National, with a two-putt par. It marks the second major championship win for Cabrera who captured the 2007 U.S. Open at Oakmont.
- Shingo Katayama (New 2009 Pro V1x) shot a final round 4-under 68 to claim fourth place at 10-under 278, as the top four finishers all relied upon the Titleist Pro V1x golf ball.
- Making his Masters debut, Titleist Brand Ambassador John Merrick fired a final round 6-under 66 to finish as one of four players tied for 6th at 8-under 280, including fellow Titleist Brand Ambassador Steve Stricker.
- What’s in John Merrick’s Bag?: Pro V1x, 907D2 driver (8.5), 906F3 fairway metal (15.0), 909H hybrid (19.0), ZM irons (3-P), Vokey Design sand (54) and lob (60) wedges, Scotty Cameron Studio Select Newport putter.
- Of the players who earned an invitation to next year’s Masters based on their Top 16 finish, 10 were Titleist golf ball loyalists. Joining Cabrera, Perry, Campbell, Katayama, Merrick and Stricker are: Hunter Mahan (T10/New 2009 Pro V1x), Camilo Villegas (T13/New 2009 Pro V1), Geoff Ogilvy (T15/New 2009 Pro V1) and Todd Hamilton (T15/New 2009 Pro V1).
- Masters Milestone: Titleist Pro V1x loyalist Chad Campbell started the first round with five consecutive birdies, marking the first time that has ever been done.
- Titleist was the most played golf ball at the Masters with 52 players, more than three times the nearest competitor with 13, and more than all other golf balls combined. Titleist was also first in iron sets (21) and sand, lob and approach wedges (63).
- Cabrera's win marks the third straight major title for Titleist golf ball players. He follows Padraig Harrington's consecutive victories at the 2008 British Open and PGA Championship playing the Pro V1x golf ball.
- Cabrera's win marks the second consecutive week that the New Pro V1x golf ball has been the choice of a major winner. Last week, Brittany Lincicome captured her first career major on the LPGA Tour with a win at the Kraft Nabisco Championship playing the New 2009 Pro V1x.
WORLDWIDE WINS: Cabrera’s win at the Masters marks the 40th for Titleist golf ball players across the worldwide professional tours, that is more than four times the nearest competitor with 9, and more than all other golf balls combined. It also marks the 9th win on the 2009 PGA TOUR, three times more than the nearest competitor with 3.
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