SLOCUM TAKES TUCSON FOR FIRST CAREER VICTORY ON PGA TOUR.Secures One-Stroke Victory in Titleist Pro V1x Showdown
Mickelson Earns “King of Swing” Title
2004 Chrysler Classic of Tucson Champion
Slocum becomes the sixth Titleist golf ball loyalist to be victorious on the 2004 PGA Tour, joining Ernie Els, Phil Mickelson, Jonathan Kaye, Vijay Singh and Mike Weir in this year’s winners’ circle.
WGC Accenture World Match Play Championship: Titleist players accounted for 41 players in this world-class field consisting of the top 64 players in the Official World Golf Rankings. The Titleist script was posted all over the bracket as the golf ball choice of 14 of the final 16 players, 7 of the 8 quarterfinalists, 3 of the 4 semifinalists, and Davis Love III, who advanced to the 36-hole championship match.
Puttering into Perspective: Three of the final four players at WGC Accenture Match Play made Scotty Cameron by Titleist their putters of choice, including the champion, who has relied upon Cameron putters throughout his illustrious PGA Tour career. It marks the fourth victory of the year for players trusting Cameron for their flatstick prowess.
2004 WGC Accenture World Match Play finalist,
Davis Love III
King of Swing: By advancing to the quarterfinals of the WGC Accenture Match Play Championship, Titleist ambassador Phil Mickelson secured his second “King of the West Coast Swing” title. He won the inaugural competition in 1998. Contested during the nine PGA TOUR events in January and February, each tournament winner received 100 points, with a gradual decline of points awarded down to 10 for a 10th-place finish. For his efforts, Mickelson (Pro V1) earned the top prize of $500,000, followed by Vijay Singh (Pro V1x) and third-place finisher and defending champion Mike Weir (Pro V1). In addition to his win at the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic, Mickelson tied for seventh at the FBR Open, was third at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, and tied for fourth at the Buick Invitational.
Nationwide Tour: Gavin Coles (Pro V1) drained an 80-foot putt on the final hole of the New Zealand PGA Championship to put an exclamation point on his three-
stroke victory. Coles fired a final round 4-under par 68, the day's best score under difficult conditions. The event was co-sponsored by the Australasian PGA Tour.
Canadian PGA Tour: Brad Sutterfield (Pro V1) captured the season-opening Barton Creek Classic in a playoff over Mario Tiziani (Pro V1x). Sutterfield was forced to birdie the final two holes of regulation to reach the playoff after Tiziani fired a final round 7-under par 65, which included five birdies on the back nine. Both players finished with an 8-under 280.
Worldwide Victory Count: Three more victories this week increases Titleist’s victory count across the worldwide professional tours to 16, more than three times the nearest competitor with 5.
He’ll Always Remember Tucson: Heath Slocum became the 13th player to notch his first career PGA Tour title at the Chrysler Classic of Tucson. He is the first first-time winner on the 2004 PGA Tour.
2nd Time is a Charm: Slocum entered the final round in Tucson tied for the 54-hole lead. The only other 54-hole lead Slocum carried into the final round of a PGA Tour event also came at the 2002 Chrysler Classic of Tucson where he finished T6.
2004 is for Closers: Slocum's victory marked the seventh time in the eight stroke-play events played on the 2004 PGA TOUR that the 54-hole leader/co-leader has gone on to victory. Five of those seven winners relied upon Titleist for their success, including: Slocum (Pro V1x), Mike Weir (Pro V1/Nissan Open), Vijay Singh (Pro V1x/AT&T Pebble Beach), Jonathan Kaye (Pro V1x/FBR Open) and Phil Mickelson (Pro V1/Bob Hope Chrysler Classic). Ernie Els (Pro V1x) trailed the leader by one stroke in his victory at the Sony Open in Hawaii.
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