Trust RewardedTitleist Players Record Five Victories, Including Two Major Championships, In Record Breaking Week
Fairhaven, MA (August 1, 2005) - Week in and week out, the overwhelming majority of players trust their games to Titleist, and that trust is rewarded with more wins than all other golf balls combined. Vijay Singh anchored a five-championship day for Titleist with his historic win at the Buick Open. Relying upon the Titleist Pro V1x, Singh won the Buick Open by four strokes, becoming the first three-time champion of this tournament. Singh closed with a 2-under 70 to finish at 24-under par 264 and joined Tony Lema (1964-65) as the only two players to repeat as champion at the Buick Open. It was Singh's fourth victory of 2005 and 28th of his career. Zach Johnson (Pro V1x, 905T driver, 503.H utility iron, DCI 990 irons and Vokey Design wedges) shot a final round 3-under 69 and finished in a tie for second place at 20-under-par.
Titleist topped the golf ball count with 111 players, nearly seven times more than the nearest competitor with 16. Titleist was also the field favorite in the iron (32), utility iron (9), wedge (153) and putter (56) categories.
LPGA TOUR: Jeong Jang relied on the Pro V1 to win convincingly at the Weetabix Women's British Open. Jang led wire-to-wire for her first major victory and her first career win. She was the only player to fire four consecutive rounds in the 60's, finishing with 16-under-par 272. More than five times as many players relied upon Titleist (111) golf balls than the nearest competitor (21) at the event. Jang's win was the 13th for Titleist players on the 2005 LPGA Tour, more than all other golf balls combined.
CHAMPIONS TOUR: Allen Doyle staged the second biggest comeback in major championship history, trusting the Pro V1 as he came from nine strokes behind to win his third Champions Tour major at the U.S. Senior Open. He closed with a bogey-free 63 to set the course record and shatter the U.S. Senior Open final-round scoring record.
With 116 players, Titleist was once again the overwhelming golf ball choice compared to the nearest competitor with 25. In fact, Doyle topped a leaderboard that featured Titleist golf ball loyalists sweeping the top five positions, including Loren Roberts (T2/Pro V1) and D.A. Weibring (T2/Pro V1). Through 18 events this year on the Champions Tour, 14 have been won using a Titleist golf ball.
PGA EUROPEAN TOUR: Needing a sponsor's invitation to enter the tournament, Australian Mark Hensby played the Titleist Pro V1 enroute to parring the second playoff hole Sunday and winning the Scandinavian Masters for his first PGA European Tour title and his fifth win as a professional. Hensby, a PGA Tour regular, birdied the final two holes in regulation to force a playoff. Marc Cayeux (Pro V1x), a European Tour rookie from Zimbabwe, closed with a 65 to tie for third.
NATIONWIDE TOUR: Joe Daley made a birdie on the first playoff hole to claim the victory at the Preferred Health Systems Wichita Open. The win is Daley's first on the Nationwide Tour since he won the Louisiana Open during his rookie season in 1997. Relying upon the Pro V1, Daley fired a 6-under-par 65 to finish one stroke clear of Mathew Goggin (Pro V1x) and two clear of Jason Schultz (Pro V1x) and Charley Hoffman (Pro V1, Forged 680 irons). Daley is the 14th player to win with Titleist golf balls through the first 18 Nationwide Tour events this year. At the Preferred Health Systems Wichita Open, nearly nine times as many players relied upon Titleist (116) golf balls than the nearest competitor (13).
When players come down the stretch, they know they can trust the superior performance and consistency of Titleist. That's why more of the world's best tee up the #1 ball in golf. In fact, so far this year, players have teed up Titleist golf balls 14,450 times at tournaments around the world, more than six times the nearest competitor with 2,323. That trust has been rewarded as Titleist golf ball loyalists have won 99 times, compared to 23 for the nearest competitor, which is more than all other golf balls combined.
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