ANOTHER SIGNATURE WEEKEND FOR TITLEISTSingh, Sigel Lead Four-Win Week for Pro V1
Fairhaven, MA (May 19, 2003) – Like so many weekends before, more world-class players trusted Titleist golf balls once again to top the leaderboard on their respective tours. With his victory at the EDS Byron Nelson Championship, Pro V1x player Vijay Singh joins Ernie Els (Mercedes Championships, Sony Open), Davis Love III (AT&T Pebble Beach, The Players Championship, The Heritage) and Mike Weir (Bob Hope Chrysler Classic, Nissan Open, The Masters) as Titleist multiple-winners on the 2003 PGA Tour.
The win was the second of the year for Singh, who won the Phoenix Open in February, and the 13th of his PGA Tour career. It also marked Titleist's 15th victory on the 2003 PGA Tour, 5 times more than the nearest competitor with 3. Singh fired four consecutive rounds in the 60’s to capture the Championship by two strokes. Six Titleist players finished among the top 10, including Singh, Scott Verplank (4th/New Pro V1), David Toms (T6th/Pro V1x), Jerry Kelly (T9th/Pro V1x), Briny Baird (T9th/Pro V1x) and Andrew Magee (T9th/Pro V1x).
Singh’s scorching performance marks his fourth top 10 performance in his last five starts, including the second time this season he has recorded back-to-back top-10 finishes. He posted a T2 at last week's Wachovia Championship. Earlier this year, Singh finished T6 at the Masters Tournament and T9 at the Shell Houston Open.
CHAMPIONS TOUR: Jay Sigel relied upon the New Pro V1 to fire a course record-tying 7-under par 65 on Sunday to edge fellow Titleist Pro V1 player Mike McCullough by one shot at the Bayer Advantage Celebrity Pro-Am. Sigel’s birdie on the final hole proved to be the difference in the win. Sigel becomes the 12th different winner through the first 12 events this year, and the 11th to trust the Titleist Pro V1 or Pro V1x in victory.
PGA EUROPEAN TOUR: The champion of the Deutsche Bank-SAP Open relied upon the Titleist Pro V1x to sink a 10-foot par putt on the last hole of regulation, and winning it with a par on the first playoff hole. The champion topped a leaderboard that included third-place finisher Retief Goosen (Pro V1x), Titleist ambassador Paul Casey (T5th/New Pro V1) and another Pro V1x player who finished in a tie for fifth. It marked the 10th victory of the year for Titleist on the PGA European Tour.
CANADIAN PGA TOUR: Derek Gillespie relied upon the Titleist Pro V1x to card a final round 7-under par 65 and set a tournament record of 23-under par to win the Corona Ixtapa Classic. Gillespie becomes the third Canadian Tour champion to choose Titleist through the first four events this season.
WORLDWIDE WINS: Four more wins this week increase Titleist’s worldwide victory count to 56, more than three times the nearest competitor with 15 and more than all other balls combined.
ANOTHER WIN WITH CAMERON: For the 18th time through the first 20 events on the 2003 PGA Tour, a Scotty Cameron by Titleist putter was the played by the winner. This week, the EDS Byron Nelson Championship winner placed his trust in a Scotty Cameron by Titleist Big Sur prototype. Week in and week out, nearly 45 percent 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 EDS Byron Nelson Championship winner Vijay Singh, please visit our Direct from the Tour feature online at www.titleist.com. Please direct any other questions or requests to Joe Gomes, Director of Communications at 508.979.3211
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