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ACUSHNET COMPANY EXTENDS MULTI-YEAR EQUIPMENT AGREEMENT WITH ADAM SCOTT

Adam Scott

Fairhaven, MA (September 4, 2004) - Acushnet Company, manufacturer of Titleist, the #1 ball in golf, and FootJoy, the #1 shoe in golf, announced today it has agreed to an expanded multi-year equipment deal with Adam Scott, the world's 12th-ranked golfer. The agreement provides for Scott to continue playing Titleist golf balls and golf clubs, wearing Titleist headwear and golf gloves, as well as FootJoy shoes. He also will continue carrying a Titleist golf bag.

Scott has been an Acushnet Company equipment ambassador since turning professional as a 19-year old in June 2000. A native of Australia, he has won a combined seven official events in the United States and Europe, including three PGA Tour titles. This year, Scott became the youngest winner of the prestigious PLAYERS Championship against one of the strongest fields in golf. He also tied a tournament record en route to his second victory of the year at the Booz Allen Classic. Scott's maiden PGA Tour title took place at the inaugural Deutsche Bank Championship in 2003. A true international player, his other victories include the Alfred Dunhill PGA Championship, Qatar Masters, Scottish PGA Championship and Scandinavian Masters.

"Adam Scott has become a world class player and clearly is one of the brightest young stars in the game," commented Wally Uihlein, Chairman and CEO, Acushnet Company. "At just 24 years old, Adam has nearly five years of professional experience behind him and is a proven performer. Even more important, he is a world class person with a great future. We are proud to have Adam continue to represent the Titleist and FootJoy brands for many years to come."

"I am extremely proud of my association with the Acushnet Company, both professionally and personally," said Scott. "We have developed a close personal relationship through years of mutual respect and friendship. Acushnet management has always looked out for my best interest career-wise and its tour leadership team has helped me optimize my equipment to help me be the best player I can be. From R&D and manufacturing to tour leadership and the Titleist Performance Institute, no other golf company can match the service and staff of Titleist and FootJoy."

Scott currently plays the Titleist Pro V1x golf ball, Titleist Titanium 983E driver, Titleist Forged irons, Vokey Design wedges and a Scotty Cameron by Titleist putter. He wears a Titleist glove and headwear and FootJoy Classics Dry Premiere shoes.

Titleist, FootJoy and Cobra comprise the major golf brands of the Acushnet Company, an operating company of Fortune Brands, Inc. (NYSE - FO). Titleist, Cobra, FootJoy, Pro V1, Pro V1x, Titleist Titanium, Vokey Design, Scotty Cameron by Titleist and Classics Dry Premiere are trademarks owned or licensed by Acushnet Company. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners. For more information, please visit us online at www.titleist.com or www.footjoy.com

 

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