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Recently Selected to World Golf Hall of Fame, Vijay Singh Defends Shell Houston Open Title. Adam Scott Goes Wire-to-Wire at Johnnie Walker Classic to Lead Six-Win Week for Titleist Players.

Vijay Singh
Fairhaven, MA (April 25, 2005) – Across the globe, Titleist Pro V1 players continued their championship form, capturing victories on six major professional tours. Led by new Hall of Famer Vijay Singh’s playoff victory at the Shell Houston Open and Titleist ambassador Adam Scott’s wire-to-wire performance at the Johnnie Walker Classic in China, Titleist players were winning the world over. In addition to wins on the U.S. PGA and PGA European tours, Titleist loyalists also entered the winners’ circle on the LPGA, Champions, Nationwide and Canadian tours, advancing Titleist’s year-to-date win count to 40, more than three times the nearest competitor with 12 and more than all other golf balls combined.

PGA TOUR: Titleist Pro V1x player Vijay Singh defended his Shell Houston Open title and won the event for the third time in four years, this time with a par on the first hole of a playoff. Singh finished regulation at 13-under 275 en route to earning his 26th career PGA Tour title. Singh topped a leaderboard that included 5 Titleist players among the top 6 finishers, including Jose Maria Olazabal (3rd/New Pro V1), Darren Clarke (T4/Pro V1x), Greg Owen (T4/New Pro V1x) and Joe Ogilvie (6th/New Pro V1). In fact, 9 of the 12 players who finished among the top 10 and ties trusted Titleist golf balls for their success.

Titleist topped the golf ball count with 112 players in the field compared to 19 for the nearest competitor. In addition to the overwhelming success in the golf ball category, Titleist also was the top choice among players in irons sets (34), utility irons (15), wedges (108) and putters (69).

Adam Scott
PGA EUROPEAN TOUR: Titleist ambassador Adam Scott captured the Johnnie Walker Classic in Beijing, China for his fifth career PGA European Tour title. Scott shot a final round even par 72 to finish at 18-under 270, three strokes clear of runner-up and fellow Pro V1x player Retief Goosen. Scott, playing a full complement of 14 Titleist golf clubs, posted a Pine Valley Golf Resort and Country Club record 9-under 63 in the first round and never looked back. It was the second worldwide win this year for Scott who captured the rain-shortened Nissan Open on the U.S. PGA Tour. Titleist was the golf ball choice of 109 players, nearly five times more than the nearest competitor with 23.

Carin Koch
LPGA TOUR: Sweden's Carin Koch relied upon the New Pro V1 golf ball to shoot a final round 1-under par 71 and capture the Corona Morelia Championship for her second career LPGA Tour title. Koch, whose previous victory came at the 2001 Corning Classic, finished at 9-under 279 for a six stroke win. Koch topped a leaderboard that featured Titleist players in the top four positions and 8 of the top 10. Nearly four times as many players relied upon Titleist (91) golf balls than the nearest competitor (23).

Des Smyth
CHAMPIONS TOUR: The New Pro V1 also was the golf ball choice of Ireland's Des Smyth in his victory at the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf. Smyth topped New Pro V1x player Tom Jenkins by two strokes in cold, blustery conditions in Savannah, Georgia. Smyth, who started the final round two strokes behind the overnight leader, fired a 1-under par 71 for a 54-hole total of 8-under 208 and his second victory of the year. He was the only player to shoot under par on Sunday. Wayne Levi (New Pro V1) and Tom Purtzer (New Pro V1x) finished tied for third at 211 as Titleist players secured the top four positions on the leaderboard. Titleist players have won each of the seven events played on the 2005 Champions Tour. Titleist was the choice of 39 players, 30 more than the nearest competitor with 9.

NATIONWIDE TOUR: Troy Matteson fired a final round 4-under par 68 at the Virginia Beach Open to earn his first career Nationwide Tour title. Relying upon the New Pro V1 golf ball, Matteson finished at 13-under 275 for a two stroke victory. Titleist has been the choice of all five champions on the 2005 Nationwide Tour. More than six times as many players relied upon Titleist golf balls (108) at the Virginia Beach Open than the nearest competitor (17).

CANADIAN TOUR: Canadian Stuart Anderson played the New Pro V1x in capturing his first Canadian Tour title by two strokes at the Foster Farms California Classic in Modesto. Anderson closed with a 6-under par 66 to finish at 17-under 271.

DIRECT FROM THE TOUR: To view exclusive post-tournament interviews with Shell Houston Open champion Vijay Singh, 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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