IT ALL STARTS WITH TRUST.Geoff Ogilvy Defends SBS Championship as Titleist's Newest Brand Ambassador.
Fairhaven, MA (January 11, 2010) - As season openers go, this performance could not have been scripted any better. Trusting the Pro V1 golf ball, and for the first time, a bag of Titleist equipment, Geoff Ogilvy successfully defended his SBS Championship on the Plantation Course at Kapalua. Ogilvy posted a one-shot win at the winners-only tournament, rallying from a two-shot deficit with 10 holes to play. He closed with a 6-under par 67 to finish at 22-under 270. Displaying focus, determination and consistency, Ogilvy fired four consecutive rounds in the 60's for the second year in a row en route to his seventh career PGA Tour title. It marked another great start for the #1 ball in golf and an even better one for Titleist's newest brand ambassador.
Titleist was the golf ball choice of more players in the limited 28-player field with 15, three times the nearest competitor with five. Titleist was also the favorite in the wedge category with 19 in play.What's in Geoff Ogilvy's Titleist Bag: Pro V1 golf ball, Titleist 909D3 driver (9.5), Cobra S9-1 fairway metals (15, 18), Titleist MB irons (3-9), Vokey Design Spin Milled C-C pitching (50), sand (55) and lob (60) wedges, Scotty Cameron prototype putter.
Quoting Ogilvy: “I enjoyed the whole week. I played really well. This is the first time I've ever defended a golf tournament, which is pretty exciting. The first win of the year, first week with new golf clubs, brand new driver, brand new irons, perfect. I played good again.” … “I was one of those guys who grew up with Titleist. It’s sort of like coming home. Titleist made me a set of irons to my exact specifications and they came out exactly right.”
Just the Stats: Geoff Ogilvy, trusting his Scotty Cameron prototype putter, led the field in Putting Average (1.639). Playing his new Titleist 909D3 driver and new set of Titleist MB irons, Ogilvy was also among the Top 10 in Greens in Regulation (85%). Fellow Titleist Brand Ambassador Steve Stricker recorded the longest drive of the event, using his 909D3 driver to bomb a drive of 424 yards on the 516-yard 7th hole in Round 2.
AUSTRALASIAN TOUR: Titleist Brand Ambassador Jason Norris (Pro V1) captured the Australian PGA Tour's season-opening Victorian Open in Melbourne. Norris finished at 10-under, two shots clear of runner-up Chris Campbell (Pro V1). Titleist players accounted for 85 percent (133 players) of the Victorian Open field, 15 times the nearest competitor with nine players. In fact, 15 of the 17 players who finished among the Top 10 and ties, trusted the Titleist Pro V1 and Pro V1x for their success.
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