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Titleist Sweeps Worldwide Professional Tours with Six-Win Week.

Fairhaven, MA (May 12, 2003) – Across the globe, Titleist Pro V1 players were in championship form again this weekend, sweeping to six major professional tour victories in four different countries on three different continents. David Toms, who relies upon the New Pro V1x golf ball, earned his 8th career PGA Tour title by two strokes over fellow Titleist Pro V1x loyalists Vijay Singh, Robert Gamez and Brent Geiberger at the inaugural Wachovia Championship. Toms’ win marked the 14th for Titleist on the 2003 PGA Tour, nearly five times more than the nearest competitor with three. Additional victories on the PGA European, LPGA, Champions, Japan and Canadian Tours increase Titleist’s 2003 worldwide win count to 52, overwhelmingly more than all others balls combined.

PGA EUROPEAN TOUR: Paul Casey relied upon the New Pro V1 and a full bag of Titleist equipment to capture the Benson and Hedges International Open, his second victory of the year and the third of his PGA European Tour career. Casey, who captured the ANZ Championship in February, posted a four-stroke victory this week trusting the new Titleist Titanium 983K driver, 980F 3-wood, Forged 690MB irons, Vokey Design sand and lob wedges, and a Scotty Cameron by Titleist Newport putter. His victory marks a tour-leading ninth win for Titleist golf balls on the 2003 PGA European Tour.

LPGA TOUR: New Titleist Pro V1 player Rosie Jones claimed her 13th career LPGA victory with a three-stroke win at the Asahi Ryokuken International, topping a leaderboard that included 9 Titleist players among the top 10 finishers. Among the top 10 finishers were Wendy Ward (2nd/Pro V1), Laura Diaz (T3/Pro V1), Patricia Meunier-Lebouc (T3/Pro V1), Wendy Doolan (6th/Pro V1x), Danielle Ammaccapane (T7th/Pro V1), Karen Stupples (T7th/Pro V1x), Dorothy Delasin (T9th/Pro V1x), and Hee-Won Han (T9th/Pro V1). Jones is the fourth Titleist player to join the LPGA winners’ circle this year.

CHAMPIONS TOUR: Hale Irwin trusted the New Pro V1 to capture the inaugural Kinko’s Classic of Austin with a birdie on the second playoff hole. Irwin became the 10th different Titleist player to win on the Champions Tour through the first 11 events this year. It marked the 37th career victory on the Champions Tour for Irwin, each one achieved with a Titleist golf ball.

JAPAN GOLF TOUR: Todd Hamilton relied upon the New Pro V1 to fire a tournament record 17-under par 267 and capture the Fujisankei Classic by five strokes. Hamilton led a Titleist top three sweep as Shigeru Nonaka (New Pro V1) and Tetsuji Hiratsuka (New Pro V1x) tied for second. It marked the eighth career victory for Hamilton.

CANADIAN PGA TOUR: Erik Compton, a rookie on the Canadian Tour, came from four shots behind the leader starting the day to win the Michelin Guadalajara Classic by four strokes. Compton, who relied upon the New Pro V1x for his success, fired a final round 63 to finish 14-under par for the event.

CAMERON PUTTERS CONTINUE TO ROLL ON PGA TOUR: The Wachovia Championship winner also trusted a Scotty Cameron by Titleist putter in his victory, increasing the Cameron win count on the 2003 PGA Tour to 17 through the first 19 events. Week in and week out, nearly half of all PGA Tour players rely upon Scotty Cameron by Titleist putters for their success on the greens.

DIRECT FROM THE TOUR: To view an exclusive post-tournament interview with Wachovia Championship winner David Toms, please visit our Direct from the Tour feature online at Please direct any other questions or requests to Joe Gomes, Director of Communications at 508.979.3211 or by email to:

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