STRENGTH IN NUMBERSCristie Kerr Captures LPGA Takefuji Classic. Leads Titleist to Four-Win Week.
Takefuji Classic Champion
Fairhaven, MA (April 19, 2004) – On golf's most competitive stages, when every shot counts, consistency and confidence in your golf ball is paramount. Titleist's winning momentum continued this week as the golf ball choice of four more victors across the worldwide professional tours. Cristie Kerr and Tom Jenkins captured their first wins of the year on the LPGA and Champions Tours, while Daniel Chopra and Ben Pettitt earned their first career titles on the Nationwide and Canadian PGA Tours, respectively. Four more wins increases Titleist's 2004 victory count across the worldwide professional tours to 34, more than three times the nearest competitor and more than all other golf balls combined.
While the winner of the LPGA Takefuji Classic was still unknown for seven playoff holes, the winning golf ball was not. It was a Titleist. Pro V1 loyalist Cristie Kerr topped Pro V1x player Seol-An Jeon for her first victory of the year and the second of her career. It marked the longest playoff on the LPGA Tour since 1972. Both players finished regulation at 7-under 209, one stroke ahead of Gloria Park, another Pro V1x player. In fact, Titleist players accounted for more than 75 percent of the Takefuji Classic field, including each of the top 14 positions on the leaderboard.
Blue Angels Classic Winner
Tom Jenkins, relying upon the Titleist Pro V1 golf ball for his success, fired a final round 7-under par 63 to win the Blue Angels Classic by five strokes. It marked the fifth career Champions Tour title for Jenkins, who finished with a 14-under 196. He topped a leaderboard that featured Titleist players as 7 of the top 10 finishers, including 4 of the top 5. It marks the fourth consecutive victory for Titleist on the 2004 Champions Tour, as Jenkins follows Ed Fiori (MasterCard Classic/Pro V1x), Gil Morgan (SBC Classic/Pro V1x) and Tom Purtzer (Toshiba Senior Classic/Pro V1x) into the winners’ circle.
Daniel Chopra relied upon the Titleist Pro V1x golf ball to earn his first career Nationwide Tour title in dramatic fashion with birdies on the final three holes for a one-stroke win at the First Tee Arkansas Classic. Chopra carded a 6-under par 66 to finish at 13-under 275. Titleist players have won 4 of the first 5 events on the 2004 Nationwide Tour.
Canadian PGA Tour:
Ben Pettitt (Pro V1x) captured his first career Canadian Tour title with a four-stroke win at the Greater Sacramento Open. The steady Pettitt shot a final round 1-under par 70 to finish with a 9-under 275. Titleist players have won the first three events of the year on the Canadian Tour.
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