OVER 100 WINS AND STILL COUNTING.Pampling Captures First Career PGA Tour Title. Titleist Surpasses 100-Victory Mark in 2004 with 5-Win Week.
Fairhaven, MA (August 9, 2004) –Around the world, wherever competitive golf is played, every victory is special. It meant even more to Rod Pampling, whose thrilling win at The International marked his first career PGA Tour title. And for Titleist ambassador Tom Kite, who captured his 7th career Champions Tour crown at the 3M Championship. And also for David Lynn who earned his first career win on the PGA European Tour at the KLM Open. And when you add victories for Charles Warren on the Nationwide Tour and Yong-Eun Yang on the Japan Tour, the winning momentum of Titleist continues. In fact, with 5 more wins this week, Titleist advanced its victory count across the worldwide professional tours to 103, more than all other golf balls combined.
PGA Tour: Rod Pampling, who places his trust in the Titleist Pro V1x golf ball, converted a 31-foot eagle putt from the fringe on the 71st hole en route to capturing The International for his first career PGA Tour title. Pampling earned 5 points for the eagle in the tournament's Modified Stableford scoring system to finish plus 31, two points clear of the runner-up. Full-line Titleist players Tom Pernice, Duffy Waldorf and Jay Haas finished 3rd, 4th and 5th, respectively, to count 4 Titleist golf ball loyalists among the top 5 finishers.
Pernice, Waldorf and Haas all rely upon the Titleist Pro V1 golf ball, Titleist Titanium 983K drivers, Titleist Forged irons, Vokey Design wedges and Scotty Cameron by Titleist putters for their tee-to-green success. The champion (Mid-Sur) and runner-up (Red X) also trusted Scotty Cameron flat sticks on the greens, giving Titleist a putter sweep among the top 5 finishers. Cameron putters have been the choice of 13 champions on the 2004 PGA Tour, more than three times the nearest competitor with 4.
Pampling's win is the 25th by Titleist golf ball players through the first 33 events on the 2004 PGA Tour, more than 8 times the nearest competitor with 3.
Champions Tour: Tom Kite followed up fellow Titleist ambassador Peter Jacobsen's U.S. Senior Open victory last week by securing his first win of the year at the 3M Championship. Kite, who relies upon the Titleist Pro V1 golf ball, Titleist Titanium 983K driver, Pro Trajectory 975F 3 and 5 woods, Titleist Forged irons and Vokey Design wedges, made three birdies over the final seven holes including the last for the one shot win. Kite posted a final round 3-under par 69 to finish at 13-under 203. Titleist Pro V1x players Tom Purtzer, Larry Nelson and Vicente Fernandez tied for third at 10-under giving Titleist players 4 of the top 5 finishers. It marked the 7th career Champions Tour victory for Kite and the 13th for Titleist players on the 2004 Champions Tour, more than twice the nearest competitor with 5.
PGA European Tour: David Lynn captured the KLM Open in come-from-behind fashion to earn his first career PGA European Tour title. Lynn, who began Sunday three strokes behind the overnight leader, fired a final round 4-under par 66 en route to a 3-stroke win. He finished at 16-under 264, topping fellow Titleist Pro V1 golf ball loyalist Richard Green and a Titleist Pro V1x player who tied for 2nd place, giving Titleist a 1-2-3 finish. Lynn's victory marks the 16th golf ball win for Titleist players on the 2004 PGA European Tour, four times more than the nearest competitor with 4.
Nationwide Tour: Charles Warren fired a final round 6-under par 66 to win the Cox Classic, his second Nationwide Tour title in three weeks. Warren finished eagled-par to reach 21-under 267 en route to the one-stroke victory. Fellow Titleist Pro V1x golf ball player Doug LaBelle II placed third after firing a final round 9-under 63, tieing the tournament’s best round of the week. It marked the 15th win for Titleist players on the Nationwide Tour this year, five times the nearest competitor with 3.
Japan Tour: Titleist Pro V1x player Ye Yang fired a final round 3-under par 69 to finish at 13-under 275 and capture the Sun-Chlorella Classic by three strokes over Pro V1 player David Smail and another golfer. Yang is the third straight Titleist player to win on the 2004 Japan Tour. In fact, Titleist players have won 4 of the last 5 and 8 overall, nearly three times the nearest competitor with 3.
Direct from the Tour at the PGA Championship: To view exclusive interviews with Titleist players direct from the PGA Championship, please visit our Direct from the Tour feature later this week.
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