Titleist Ambassador Adam Scott Reigns at Nissan OpenTops Fellow Titleist Golf Ball Loyalist Chad Campbell on First Playoff Hole
Fairhaven, MA (February 23, 2005) - Titleist ambassador Adam Scott captured the Nissan Open when he converted a 4-foot par putt on the first playoff hole to top Chad Campbell in an all-Titleist golf ball playoff. Due to inclement weather throughout the week, it was the first PGA Tour event since 1996 to be reduced to 36 holes. Scott forced the playoff when he rolled in a 20-ft. birdie putt from the fringe on his 18th hole Sunday to tie Campbell at 9-under par 133 after two complete rounds.
… #1 BALL IN GOLF: Titleist also swept the golf ball player count across the worldwide professional tours including PGA European (Titleist 107, Nearest Competitor 20), Champions (Titleist 59, Nearest Competitor 14), Nationwide (Titleist 111, Nearest Competitor 14) and South Africa (Titleist 121, Nearest Competitor 21).
DIRECT FROM THE TOUR: To view exclusive post-tournament interviews with Nissan Open winner Adam Scott and playoff participant Chad Campbell, please visit our Direct from the Tour featureonline at www.titleist.com. Visit the site often for exclusive interviews with Titleist players following every round of every PGA Tour event.
CAMERON CRAZIES: More than twice as many players at the Nissan Open relied upon a Scotty Cameron by Titleist putter than any other competitor. With 60 putters in the field versus 27 for the next brand, Cameron continues its momentum as the most played putter on the PGA Tour for the ninth consecutive year. At the Nissan Open, champion Adam Scott relied on a Cameron prototype putter en route to his victory, while the runner-up placed his confidence in a Newport model and one of the third place finishers trusted the popular Red X mallet.
WHAT’S IN ADAM’S BAG?: In addition to the Pro V1x golf ball, Adam Scott’s Titleist golf bag featured 14 Titleist golf clubs en route to his Nissan Open victory. Scott played a Titleist Titanium 983K driver (8.5), Titleist Pro Trajectory 3-wood (15.0), Titleist Forged 680 (3-P) irons and prototype 2-iron, Vokey Design sand (56) and lob (60) wedges and a Scotty Cameron by Titleist prototype putter.
UP AND ADAM: With the victory, Adam Scott vaulted five places to No. 7 in the Official World Golf Rankings, the highest position of his career. In fact, 8 of the top 10 players on the latest Official World Golf Rankings rely upon Titleist golf balls for their success, including World No.1 Vijay Singh, Ernie Els (No. 3), Retief Goosen (No. 5), Player (No. 6), Adam Scott (No. 7), Padraig Harrington (No. 8), Mike Weir (No. 9) and Davis Love III (No. 10).
FOUR!: In addition to Adam Scott’s success on the PGA Tour, Titleist also was the golf ball choice of the winners’ on the Champions, Nationwide and South African Tours. Four more wins this week advances Titleist’s 2005 victory count across the worldwide professional tours to 11.
CHAMPIONS TOUR: New Pro V1x golf ball player Mark James birdied the final two holes for a two-stroke victory over Hale Irwin (New Pro V1) and Tom Wargo (New Pro V1x) at the ACE Group Classic. It marked the second career Champions Tour title for James who closed with a final round 6-under par 66 for a 13-under 203 total. The Titleist script was all over the ACE Group Classic leaderboard as every one of the 11 players who finished among the top 10 and ties relied upon either the New Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball for their success. James joins Titleist golf ball players Dana Quigley (MasterCard Championship) and Hale Irwin (Turtle Bay Championship) as the first three winners on the 2005 Champions Tour.
NATIONWIDE TOUR: Steven Bowditch relied upon the New Pro V1x golf ball to post a final round 71 and finish at 11-under 277 for a 5-stroke win at the Jacob's Creek Open in Adelaide, Australia. It was the first career Nationwide Tour victory for the 21-year old third year professional from Queensland. American Ryan Armour (New Pro V1) and Australian Nathan Green (New Pro V1) tied for 2nd place at 6-under par 282. Titleist players are 2-for-2 in 2005 as Bowditch joins Vance Veazey (BellSouth Panama Championship) in the Nationwide Tour winners’ circle.
SOUTH AFRICAN TOUR: Titleist Pro V1 player Warren Abery fired a final round 3-under par for a one-stroke victory at the Telkom PGA Championship. It marked the third career Sunshine Tour victory for Abery, who fired a 15-under par 273 total.
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