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TITLEIST IS THE EQUIPMENT CHOICE OF MORE CHAMPIONS

Frank Lickliter Trusts Titleist Tee-to-Green in Chrysler Classic of Tucson Victory

Fairhaven, MA (March 3, 2003) – As the PGA Tour packed up from its nine-event West Coast Swing and moves to Florida, one thing proved to be overwhelmingly consistent and clear, Titleist® was the tee-to-green choice of more champions than any other competitor across every major equipment category. Frank Lickliter added an exclamation point to Titleist’s early-season success with his victory at the Chrysler Classic of Tucson, where he relied upon the New Pro V1 golf ball and wielded 13 Titleist golf clubs. From golf balls, to drivers and fairway metals, to irons, wedges, putters and gloves, Titleist tops the list in PGA Tour victories year-to-date. Below is a complete list of Titleist victories by category through the first nine PGA Tour events of the year:

Golf Balls (7), Nearest Competitor (2):

  • Ernie Els (Mercedes Championships, Sony Open) – Titleist Pro V1x
  • Vijay Singh (Phoenix Open) – Titleist Pro V1x
  • Mike Weir (Bob Hope Chrysler Classic, Nissan Open) – New Titleist Pro V1
  • Davis Love III (AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am) – Titleist Pro V1x
  • Frank Lickliter (Chrysler Classic of Tucson) – New Titleist Pro V1

Drivers (4), Nearest Competitor (3):

  • Ernie Els (Mercedes Championships, Sony Open) – Titleist Titanium 983K
  • Davis Love III (AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am) – Titleist Titanium 983E
  • Frank Lickliter (Chrysler Classic of Tucson) – Titleist Titanium 983K

Fairway Metals (6), Nearest Competitor (2):

  • Ernie Els (Mercedes Championships, Sony Open) – Titleist 980F
  • Davis Love III (AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am) – Titleist PT
  • Champion (Buick Invitational, WGC-Accenture Match Play) – Titleist 970 Series
  • Frank Lickliter (Chrysler Classic of Tucson) – Titleist 975F

Irons (4), Nearest Competitor (2):

  • Ernie Els (Mercedes Championships, Sony Open) – Titleist Forged 690MB
  • Davis Love III (AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am) – Titleist Forged 680
  • Frank Lickliter (Chrysler Classic of Tucson) – Titleist Forged 680

Wedges (6), Nearest Competitor (3):

  • Champion (Bob Hope Chrysler Classic, Nissan Open) – Vokey Design SW and LW
  • Davis Love III (AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am) – Vokey Design PW, DL Forged SW and LW
  • Champion (Buick Invitational, WGC-Accenture Match Play) – Vokey Design SW and LW
  • Frank Lickliter (Chrysler Classic of Tucson) – Vokey Design AW and SW

Putters (9), Nearest Competitor (0):

  • Ernie Els (Mercedes Championships, Sony Open) – Scotty Cameron by Titleist Studio Stainless
  • Champion (Phoenix Open) – Scotty Cameron by Titleist Mid Sur
  • Champion (Bob Hope Chrysler Classic, Nissan Open) – Scotty Cameron by Titleist Newport
  • Davis Love III (AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am) – Scotty Cameron by Titleist Newport Beach
  • Champion (Buick Invitational, WGC-Accenture Match Play) – Scotty Cameron by Titleist Studio Stainless
  • Frank Lickliter (Chrysler Classic of Tucson) – Scotty Cameron by Titleist Newport Tour

Gloves (6), Nearest Competitor (2):

  • Ernie Els (Mercedes Championships, Sony Open) – Titleist
  • Vijay Singh (Phoenix Open) – Titleist
  • Mike Weir (Bob Hope Chrysler Classic, Nissan Open) – Titleist
  • Frank Lickliter (Chrysler Classic of Tucson) – Titleist

TITLEIST HIGHLIGHTS FROM WEEK ENDING MARCH 2, 2003

Frank Lickliter topped the leaderboard at the Chrysler Classic of Tucson for his second career win, while eight other Titleist Pro V1 players finished among the top 10 and ties. In fact, the top five finishers all relied upon the Titleist Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf balls for their success. With 86 players, nearly 60 percent of the field played Titleist in Tucson.

Relying upon a Scotty Cameron by Titleist Newport Tour putter, Lickliter led the tournament in putting average (1.592) and finished in a second place tie in putts per round (25.50). With two more wins this weekend, including the WGC-Accenture Match Play, Scotty Cameron by Titleist has been the choice of EVERY champion on the PGA Tour this year.

Once again, it was a Titleist Titanium driver and the Titleist Pro V1x golf ball that was played by the driving distance leader at the Chrysler Classic of Tucson. This time, it was an amateur that led the field with a 310.5-yard average.

Rookie Arron Oberholser posted his second top-10 finish this year with a tie for sixth at Tucson. Oberholser, who relies upon a full bag of Titleist equipment including the Pro V1x golf ball and Titleist Titanium 983K driver, led the tournament in driving accuracy by hitting 47 of 56 fairways (83.9%). Oberholser has made the cut in all six starts this season.

At the WGC-Accenture Match Play, David Toms played the New Pro V1 throughout his gutsy run to the finals. Meanwhile, Adam Scott showed that he has game when he advanced to the semifinals before losing 1-down on the 19th hole to the World’s top-ranked player. Scott won the third place match. Scott plays the Titleist Pro V1x golf ball and a full bag of Titleist equipment that includes a Titleist Titanium driver, PT fairway metal, Titleist Forged irons, Vokey Design Sand and Lob wedges and a Scotty Cameron by Titleist putter.

Titleist putters could not lose on Sunday at the WGC-Accenture Match Play, as both finalists negotiated the greens of LaCosta with Scotty Cameron models. The champion chooses a Studio Stainless model, while the runner-up relies upon a new Studio Design offering.

Titleist Pro V1 player Mike Weir earned “King of Swing” honors and the $500,000 bonus that accompanies the title. Weir posted four top 10 finishes, including two victories on the West Coast, en route to accumulating the most points and the title.

Similar to the season-opening PGA Tour and Champions Tour events, the first event of the Nationwide Tour campaign was captured by a Titleist Pro V1 loyalist. Joe Ogilvie, who plays the Pro V1x, earned a one-stroke win at the Jacob’s Creek Open, a co-sanctioned event with the Australasian Tour. Ogilvie topped a list of eight Titleist Pro V1 players who finished among the top 10.

Two more victories this week increase Titleist’s year-to-date victory total to 23, more than three times the nearest competitor with 7.

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