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Kenny Perry and Mark Johnson Win on PGA, Champions Tours with New Titleist Pro V1x.

Kenny Perry
Fairhaven, MA (March 21, 2005) – In the sport of competitive golf, where every victory is special, thrilling wins by New Pro V1x players Kenny Perry and Mark Johnson were even more meaningful than most.

On the PGA Tour, Perry topped a strong field at the Bay Hill Invitational that included a late charge by fellow Titleist loyalist Vijay Singh. Perry closed with a 2-under par 70 to win by two shots. It marked Perry’s first win of the year and the 8th of his PGA Tour career. Meanwhile, Singh reclaimed the No. 1 world ranking with his performance.

Over six times more players at the Bay Hill Invitational relied upon Titleist (83) golf balls than the nearest competitor (13), including the top four finishers and 13 of the 18 players who placed among the top 10 and ties.

Mark Johnson
CHAMPIONS TOUR: It was a dream-come-true for Mark Johnson who capped off his first career Champions Tour victory by holing out for an eagle from the fairway on the final hole to win the Toshiba Senior Classic. A California native and former beer truck driver, Johnson was the fan favorite and acquired the nickname of “Beer Man” by the media and those in attendance. Relying upon the New Pro V1x golf ball, Johnson closed with a 1-under par 70 to finish at 13-under 200, four strokes clear of runners-up and New Pro V1 players Keith Fergus and Wayne Levi. Johnson put himself in position to win by firing an 8-under par 63 on Saturday. Further proof, the strongest finishes start with the Titleist script.

CANADIAN TOUR
: The 2005 Canadian Tour opened its season with two tournaments in Texas, both won by Titleist golf ball loyalists. Scott Gibson relied upon the New Pro V1x to earn his first Canadian Tour title at the season-opening Barton Creek Austin Pro-Am Classic that concluded Tuesday. Gibson shot a final round 2-under 70 to finish at 8-under 278, nine strokes clear of three players. It was the largest margin of victory at a Canadian Tour event since 1999. Gibson was the only player to shoot under par for the event.

At the Barton Creek Austin Challenge, full-time PGA Tour member Omar Uresti took advantage of a sponsor's exemption and earned his first professional victory since 1994. The hometown favorite opted for the New Pro V1 en route to firing a final round 5-under par 65 and a 5-stroke win.

HAVING A BALL: Titleist was once again the overwhelming favorite golf ball choice at the six worldwide tour events contested this week (U.S. PGA, PGA European, LPGA, Champions, and two Canadian Tour) with a combined total of 653 players relying upon the #1 ball in golf compared to 69 for the nearest competitor.

WORLDWIDE WINS: With four more wins this week, Titleist’s victory count across the worldwide professional tours advanced to 26, nearly three times more than the nearest competitor with 9, and more than all other golf balls combined.

DIRECT FROM THE TOUR: To view exclusive post-tournament interviews with the Bay Hill Invitational champion Kenny Perry, please visit our Direct from the Tour feature online at www.titleist.com. Visit the site often for exclusive interviews with Titleist players following every round of every PGA Tour event.

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