WINNING BEGINS WITH TRUST.Sun Young Yoo Trusts Pro V1 for First LPGA Tour Title at Inaugural Sybase Match Play Championship
Fairhaven, MA (May 23, 2010) –Sweeping through a series of world-class opponents, 23-year old Sun Young Yoo broke through for her first LPGA victory at the Sybase Match Play Championship. Perseverance paid off as the five-year Tour veteran relied on the Titleist Pro V1 golf ball to defeat three top-12 seeds on her way to the semifinals and two top-10 seeds on Sunday. On the Nationwide Tour, Pro V1x loyalist John Riegger capitalized on a stunning third round performance at the Rex Hospital Open to claim his second career victory. Riegger’s 54-hole lead would be elevated to an official victory as thunderstorms prevented the final round from being completed. To date, Titleist players have accumulated 49 victories on the 2010 worldwide tours, more than four times the nearest competitor with 10. Proof that for more of the world's best players, winning begins with trust. Winning begins with Titleist.
TITLEIST HIGHLIGHTS FOR WEEK ENDING MAY 23, 2010
LPGA: It was an all-Pro V1 final four on Sunday as Sun Young Yoo (Pro V1) won the Sybase Match Play Championship for her first LPGA Tour victory, defeating Angela Stanford (Pro V1) 3 and 1. Yoo, a 23-year-old South Korean player in her fifth LPGA Tour season, won the 13th and 14th holes with pars and took a 2-up lead with a 15-foot birdie putt — her first birdie of the match — on the par-3 16th. The match ended after 17, when Stanford missed her birdie putt and conceded Yoo's birdie.
In the morning semifinals, the 28th-seeded Yoo defeated top-ranked Jiyai Shin (Pro V1) 2 and 1, and the 10th-seeded Stanford advanced with a 19-hole victory over Amy Yang (Pro V1). Shin won the third-place consolation match, topping Yang 3 and 2.
#1 BALL: According to the Darrell Survey, Titleist was the overwhelming GOLF BALL of choice at the inaugural, limited-field Sybase Match Play Championship with 47 players, more than nine times the nearest competitor with 5.
NATIONWIDE: John Riegger (Pro V1x, 909D3 driver, 909F2 fairway metal, MB irons, Vokey Spin Milled wedges, Scotty Cameron prototype putter) collected his second career title, winning The Rex Hospital Open without having to hit a single shot on Sunday. Riegger, the 54-hole leader, was declared the champion when thunderstorms prevented the final round from being completed and forced tournament officials to revert back to the third-round results. Riegger fired an 8-under 63 on Saturday and vaulted to a five-stroke advantage over his nearest pursuer. Riegger finished at 20-under par 193 and moved to No. 10 on the 2010 Nationwide Tour money list. With the victory, Riegger visits the winner's circle for the first time since he won the 2007 LaSalle Bank Open.
Three Pro V1x loyalists finished tied for third at 12-under 201, including B.J. Staten (Pro V1x, Vokey Spin Milled sand and lob wedges, Scotty Cameron prototype putter), Dustin Risdon (Pro V1x) and Adam Bland (Pro V1x).#1 BALL, IRON, WEDGE and PUTTER: According to the Darrell Survey, Titleist was the overwhelming GOLF BALL of choice at the event with 96 players, more than four times the nearest competitor with 22. Titleist was also first in IRON SETS with 39; SAND, LOB and APPROACH WEDGES with 119; and PUTTERS with 60.
PGA TOUR: PGA Tour rookie Blake Adams (Pro V1x) had his best showing of the season, finishing in a three-way tie for second place at 8-under 272 with Jeff Overton (Pro V1x, Vokey Design Spin Milled lob wedge) and Brian Gay (Pro V1, Vokey Design Spin Milled wedges), who shot a final round 7-under 63. Scott Verplank (Pro V1, Vokey Design Spin Milled wedges) shot a 3-under 67 in the final round to finish tied for fifth place at 7-under 273.
#1 BALL, IRON, WEDGE and PUTTER: According to the Darrell Survey, Titleist was the overwhelming GOLF BALL of choice at the HP Byron Nelson Championship with 108 players, more than six times the nearest competitor with 16. Titleist was also first in IRON SETS with 48; SAND, LOB and APPROACH WEDGES with 130; and PUTTERS with 67.
EUROPEAN: Luke Donald (Pro V1x) and Sweden's Fredrik Andersson Hed (Pro V1x, AP2 irons, Vokey Design Spin Milled wedges) finished as co-runners-up at the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth Club. Andersson Hed, winner of his first European Tour title at the BMW Italian Open two weeks ago, shot a 4-under 67 to match Donald at 5-under 279. Stephen Gallacher (Pro V1x, MB irons) finished in fourth place with a 4-under 280 total, followed by Danny Willett (Pro V1x), who took solo fifth, a further shot back. Titleist Brand Ambassador Robert Karlsson ( Pro V1x, 909D3 driver, 909F3 fairway metal, New MB irons, Vokey Design Spin Milled wedges, Scotty Cameron prototype putter), who flew back from Monte Carlo for the weekend after originally thinking he had missed the cut, made the most of his hasty return, shooting a course-record 62 on Saturday.
#1 BALL: According to Sports Marketing Surveys, Titleist was the GOLF BALL of choice at the BMW PGA Championship with 84 players, more than all other golf balls combined.
NCAA: At the 2010 NCAA Women’s Golf Championships, the tournament medalist (Pro V1, 909D2 driver, 909H hybrid, Scotty Cameron Studio Select Newport putter) of Oklahoma State University posted a 4-under 68 on Friday to win the individual title. She completed the tournament at 12-under 276 and won by four shots over the third-round leader (909D3 driver, 909F2 fairway metals, 585H hybrids, Vokey Design Spin Milled wedges, Scotty Cameron Pro Platinum putter), hailing from Arizona State, who had a 1-over 73 in the final round. Two players, from Purdue University (Pro V1, 907D2 driver, 906F4 fairway metals, Vokey Design Spin Milled wedges, Scotty Cameron Studio Select Newport 2 putter) and Auburn University (Pro V1x, 907D2 driver, New CB irons, Scotty Cameron Newport 2 Mid Slant putter), respectively, shared third at 7-under.
#1 BALL, IRON and PUTTER: According to the Darrell Survey, Titleist was the overwhelming GOLF BALL of choice at the NCAA Women's Championships with 114 players (91%), more than 22 times the nearest competitor with 5. Titleist was also first in IRON SETS with 33; and PUTTERS with 49.
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