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David Toms Tops Chris DiMarco in All-New Titleist Pro V1 World Match Play Final Geoff Ogilvy Captures First Career PGA Tour Title Playing New Pro V1x

David Toms
Fairhaven, MA (February 28, 2005) - When 64 of the world’s top golfers gathered for the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship, the overwhelming majority trusted the advanced technology of the New Titleist Pro V1 and Pro V1x golf balls. And advance they did, match-by-match, until David Toms topped Chris DiMarco in an all-New Pro V1 golf ball championship final. Toms improved upon his already stellar record in this event by securing six consecutive match play wins en route to his 11th career PGA Tour title. In fact, it was an all-Titleist final four as Retief Goosen captured the consolation match in 20 holes against a fellow Pro V1x player. - Of the 64 matches at the WGC-Accenture Match Play event, Titleist players accounted for nearly 77 percent of all wins with 46, 40 more than the nearest competitor.

- With the victory, Toms advanced seven places to No. 9 in the Official World Golf Rankings. 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), David Toms (No. 9) and Mike Weir (No. 10).

Geoff Ogilvy
PGA TOUR: The winning momentum continued at the Chrysler Classic of Tucson, where the New Pro V1x golf ball was the choice of first-time PGA Tour champion Geoff Ogilvy. Ogilvy converted an 18-foot birdie putt on the second playoff hole to top Titleist Pro V1x and full-line player Kevin Na. Na earned a spot in the three-way playoff when he drained a 28-foot putt on the 72nd hole. The trio finished regulation at 19-under 269.

- Of the 16 players who finished among the top 10 and ties at the Chrysler Classic of Tucson, 15 relied upon Titleist golf balls. Titleist players following Ogilvy and Na on the leaderboard included Steve Stricker (4th/New Pro V1), Doug Barron (5th/New Pro V1), Billy Mayfair (T6/New Pro V1x), Player (T6/New Pro V1), Player (T6/New Pro V1), Danny Briggs (T9/Pro V1), Todd Fischer (T9/New Pro V1x), Jose Maria Olazabal (T9/New Pro V1), Joe Ogilvie (T9/New Pro V1), Kevin Stadler (T9/Pro V1x), Kevin Sutherland (New Pro V1), Player (T9/New Pro V1x) and Player (T9/New Pro V1).

Jen Rosales
LPGA TOUR: At the LPGA Tour's season-opening event, Jennifer Rosales captured the inaugural SBS Open at Turtle Bay in wire-to-wire fashion. Rosales finished with a 54-hole total of 8-under par 208, two strokes clear of two players, including fellow New Pro V1 loyalist Cristie Kerr, to earn her second careeer LPGA Tour title.

- Of the 12 players who finished among the top 10 and ties at the event, 11 relied upon the New Titleist Pro V1 or Pro V1x. Titleist players following Rosales and Kerr on the leaderboard included Reilley Rankin (4th/New Pro V1x), Heather Bowie (T5/New Pro V1), Hee-Won Han (T5/New Pro V1), Catriona Matthew (T7/New Pro V1x), Gloria Park (T7/New Pro V1x), Tina Barrett (T7/New Pro V1x), Carin Koch (T7/New Pro V1), Nicole Perrot (T7/New Pro V1x) and Player (T7/New Pro V1).

- A total of 99 players teed off with Titleist compared to 22 for the nearest competitor.

CHAMPIONS TOUR: Heavy rain forced a suspension of play Sunday at the Outback Steakhouse Pro-Am, so Hale Irwin waited a day to rally for his second victory of the year and the 42nd of his Champions Tour career. Irwin shot a final round 3-under par 68 to win the rain-shortened 36-hole event with an 8-under 134, one shot better than two players, including fellow New Pro V1 player Morris Hatalsky. In fact, 10 of the 11 players who finished among the top 10 and ties relied upon the New Titleist Pro V1 or Pro V1x for their success.

- Titleist players have won all four events played to date on the 2005 Champions Tour.

Peter O'Malley
NATIONWIDE TOUR: Titleist full-line and Pro V1x player Peter O'Malley captured the ING New Zealand PGA Championship for the second time in four years, topping fellow Australian and New Pro V1x player Steven Bowditch with a 15-foot birdie putt on the fourth hole of a playoff. Both players finished regulation at 14-under 274 with Bowditch forcing the extra session after firing a course record-tying final round 9-under par 63.

- Bowditch captured the season-opening Jacob's Creek Open Championship last week.

- Titleist was the overwhelming favorite golf ball with 111 players, 95 more than the nearest competitor with 16.

- Titleist players have won all three events played to date on the 2005 Nationwide Tour schedule.

: Australian Scott Strange played the Pro V1x golf ball en route to a final round 5-under par and a one stroke victory at the Myanmar Open. It marked the first career Asian Tour title for Strange who finished a 11-under 277.

SOUTH AFRICA: Marc Cayeux brought the Sunshine Tour season to a memorable close, relying upon his New Titleist Pro V1x golf ball to fire a course record 11-under par 61 and win the Vodacom Tour Championship by six shots. He finished the tournament at 20-under, which included seven birdies over the final nine holes.

Scotty Cameron by Titleist putters were the choice of the choice of the champions at the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship, Chrysler Classic of Tucson, SBS Open at Turtle Bay and ING New Zealand PGA Championship. Cameron continues its momentum as the most played putter on the PGA Tour for the ninth consecutive year.

Seven more wins this week advances Titleist’s 2005 victory count across the worldwide professional tours to 17, 10 more than the nearest competitor with 7, and more than all other golf balls combined..

DIRECT FROM THE TOUR: To view exclusive post-tournament interviews with WGC-Accenture Match Play winner David Toms, please visit our Direct from the Tour feature online at Visit the site often for exclusive interviews with Titleist players following every round of every PGA Tour event.

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