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Fairhaven, MA (September 22, 2003) – Even a marathon 36-hole finish on Sunday didn’t deter J.L. Lewis from firing a course-record 10-under par 62 in the final round of the 84 Lumber Classic of Pennsylvania to capture his second career PGA Tour victory. It marked a career-best performance for Lewis, who also established a new tournament 72-hole scoring record with a 22-under par 266, shattering the previous mark by three strokes. Lewis, who relies upon the Titleist Pro V1 golf ball, rallied from seven strokes behind the leader entering Sunday for the win. Titleist players have accounted for 30 victories on the PGA Tour this year, five times more than the nearest competitor with 6.

Lewis becomes the third consecutive 40+ winner on the PGA Tour and the fourth in the last five events. A total of 12 tournaments have been won by a combined nine players over the age of 40 on the 2003 PGA Tour, 10 of them by players trusting Titleist for their success. Lewis joins multiple-winners Vijay Singh (John Deere Classic, Byron Nelson) and Kenny Perry (Greater Milwaukee Open, Memorial, Colonial), as well as Bob Tway (Bell Canadian Open), the Reno-Tahoe champion, Peter Jacobsen (Greater Hartford Open) and Scott Hoch (Ford Championship) in Titleist’s over-40 winner’s circle.

PGA European Tour: The winner of the Linde German Masters relied upon the Titleist Pro V1x to fire a final round 67 for a 26-under par total and a 2-stroke victory. He made history by becoming the first Korean golfer to win a PGA European Tour event. It also marked the 20th victory on the 2003 PGA European Tour for Titleist, more than all other golf balls combined.

Nationwide Tour: Roger Tambellini relied upon the Titleist Pro V1x golf ball to capture the Albertson’s Boise Open, his first career Nationwide Tour win. Tambellini posted a 17-under par effort, finishing six strokes ahead of the runners-up and recording the largest margin of victory on the Nationwide Tour this year. Titleist players have won an overwhelming 19 of 24 Nationwide Tour events in 2003, compared to 2 for the nearest competitor. The $108,000 winner’s check vaults Tambellini into the top 20 on the official Nationwide Tour money list. The Top 20 following the Nationwide Tour Championship earn PGA Tour cards for 2004.

Worldwide Wins: With three more victories across the 2003 worldwide professional tours, Titleist’s victory count now stands at 122, more than four times the nearest competitor with 29.

DIRECT FROM THE TOUR: To view exclusive interviews from the 84 Lumber Classic of Pennsylvania with winner J.L. Lewis, please visit our Direct from the Tour feature online at

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