BACK-TO-BACK TITLES FOR KENNY PERRY, TITLEIST ON PGA TOUR.Follows Record-Setting Performance at Colonial with 2-Stroke Victory at Memorial
Fairhaven, MA (June 2, 2003) - For the second consecutive Sunday, Titleist Pro V1x player Kenny Perry cruised to victory on the PGA Tour, posting a two-stroke victory at the Memorial, the site of his first career victory in 1991, and just a week after his record-setting performance at the Colonial. The win was the sixth of Perry's career, and the 17th for Titleist through the first 21 events this year, nearly six times the nearest competitor with 3.
Perry joins fellow Titleist Pro V1x loyalist Ernie Els (Mercedes Championships, Sony Open in Hawaii) as the two players who have posted victories at back-to-back events this year. Perry also becomes the sixth player to win multiple events on the 2003 PGA Tour, including five whom have combined for 12 victories relying upon the Titleist Pro V1 or Pro V1x.
In addition to Perry and Els, other multiple winners trusting Titleist include Vijay Singh (Phoenix Open, Byron Nelson Classic/Pro V1x), Mike Weir (Bob Hope Chrysler Classic, Nissan Open, The Masters/New Pro V1) and Davis Love III (AT&T Pebble Beach, The Players Championship, Heritage/Pro V1x).
Titleist has also been the choice of tournament champions Frank Lickliter (Chrysler Classic of Tucson/New Pro V1), Scott Hoch (Ford Championship/Pro V1x), Ben Crane (BellSouth Classic/Pro V1x), Steve Flesch (HP Classic of New Orleans/New Pro V1) and David Toms (Wachovia Championship/Pro V1x).
Perry (Pro V1x) topped a leaderboard at the Memorial that included 6 of the top 10 finishers who rely upon Titleist, including: Mike Weir (3rd/New Pro V1), Vijay Singh (T4/Pro V1x), Chad Campbell (T7/Pro V1x), Retief Goosen (T7/Pro V1x) and Jose Maria Olazabal (10th/New Pro V1).
Champions Tour: Jim Ahern trusted the Titleist Pro V1x golf ball to capture the Music City Championship by four strokes over New Pro V1 player Jose Maria Canizares. Ahern fired a tournament record-setting 20-under par in the victory, leading the event wire-to-wire to mark his first win of the year and the third of his career. He also topped a leaderboard on which all 11 players who finished among the top 10 and ties played the Titleist Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball. Ahern became the 12th different Titleist player to win on the 2003 Champions Tour through the first 14 events of the year.
Japan Tour: Todd Hamilton captured his second tournament in just four weeks, winning the Diamond Cup Tournament by three strokes over fellow New Pro V1 player Steven Conran. Hamilton, who won the Fujisankei Classic last month, fired a final round 7-under par 65 in the win.
Three more wins this week increase Titleist's worldwide victory count to 62, more than three times the nearest competitor with 18, and more than all other golf balls combined.
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