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Titleist Trusted to Victory on Seven Worldwide Professional Tours this Week.


Titleist Trusted to Victory on Seven Worldwide Professional Tours this Week.

Fairhaven, MA (June 30, 2003)By placing their trust in Titleist, the world's best players expect success. And the 2003 season is certainly living up to expectations. With seven more wins across the worldwide professional tours, Titleist already has been trusted to victory at an overwhelming 74 events this year, more than all other golf balls combined. At the FedEx St. Jude Classic, David Toms posted his second and Titleist's 19th victory on the 2003 PGA Tour. Bruce Lietzke captured the U.S. Senior Open crown marking his first major title, while Angela Stanford and Philip Golding earned their first career victories on the LPGA and PGA European Tours, respectively. With additional victories by Todd Hamilton, Vaughn Taylor and Mario Tiziani on the Japan, Nationwide and Canadian Tours, the list goes on and on.

PGA Tour: Firing weekend rounds of 65-64 at the FedEx St. Jude Classic, David Toms topped a field that included 10 Titleist players among the top 13 finishers and ties at the FedEx St. Jude Classic. Among the top finishers following Toms (Pro V1x) were: Bob Estes (T3-Pro V1), Fredrik Jacobson (T3-Pro V1x), Richard S. Johnson (T3-Pro V1), Ben Crane (T6-Pro V1x), David Peoples (8th-Pro V1), Jay Haas (T9-Pro V1), Chris DiMarco (T9-Pro V1) and two additional players who also trusted the Titleist Pro V1x.

Toms, who also captured the Wachovia Championship in May, becomes the seventh player to win multiple events on the 2003 PGA Tour, including six whom have combined for 14 victories relying upon the Titleist Pro V1 or Pro V1x. In addition to Toms, other multiple winners trusting Titleist include Ernie Els (Mercedes Championships, Sony Open in Hawaii/Pro V1x), Vijay Singh (Phoenix Open, Byron Nelson Classic/Pro V1x), Mike Weir (Bob Hope Chrysler Classic, Nissan Open, The Masters/New Pro V1), Davis Love III (AT&T Pebble Beach, The Players Championship, Heritage/Pro V1x) and Kenny Perry (Colonial, The Memorial/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 Jonathan Kaye (Buick Classic/Pro V1x).

Champions Tour: Bruce Lietzke, who won 13 times on the PGA Tour and for the seventh time since joining the Champions Tour, captured his first career major by winning the U.S. Senior Open by two strokes. Lietzke, who also won the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf earlier this year, relies upon the Pro V1x for his success. His victory marks the 14th for Titleist players through the first 17 Champions Tour events this year.

LPGA Tour: Angela Stanford fired three consecutive rounds in the 60’s (65-67-65) to capture the ShopRite LPGA Classic for her first career victory. Stanford began the final round with a one-stroke lead that she stretched to three following a final round 6-under par 65. Stanford becomes the 6th LPGA winner this year to trust Titleist to victory.

PGA European Tour: At the Open de France, Philip Golding birdied the 72nd hole for a final round 3-under par 69 to earn his first PGA European Tour title by one stroke. Golding becomes the 12th player to trust Titleist in victory on the 2003 PGA European Tour.

Nationwide Tour: A scorching final round 8-under par 64 vaulted Vaughn Taylor into a playoff at the Knoxville Open which he won with a birdie on the first playoff hole. It was the first Nationwide Tour victory for Taylor, who topped fellow Titleist Pro V1x player Joe Ogilvie. Vaughn's victory was Titleist's 9th on the 2003 Nationwide Tour. Taylor also relied upon the new Titleist Titanium 983E driver and DCI irons in the win.

Japan Tour: Todd Hamilton captured the Mizuno Open, marking his third victory through the first 11 events of the Japan Golf Tour season. He fired a final round 3-under par 69 in blustery conditions to win by one stroke. Hamilton, who relies upon the New Titleist Pro V1 for his success, earned an invitation to the British Open with the victory. He won the Diamond Cup Tournament and the Fujisankei Classic earlier this year. Titleist was the golf ball choice of more players at the JGTO event for the 11th consecutive week.

Canadian PGA Tour: New Titleist Pro V1x player Mario Tiziani cruised to a six-stroke victory at the Northern Ontario Open for his first career win. Titleist has been trusted to win 3 of 4 Canadian PGA Tour events this season.

DIRECT FROM THE TOUR: To view an exclusive post-tournament interview with FedEx St. Jude Classic 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..

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