Over 100 Wins and Still Counting.Goosen Gains Momentum Heading into Year’s Final Major with Win at The International. Four-Win Week Vaults Titleist Golf Ball Victory Count to More than 100 in 2005.
Fairhaven, MA (August 10, 2005) – Across the worldwide professional tours performance matters. That is one reason why Titleist is the most played and most winning ball at the highest levels of competitive golf. With four more victories this week Titleist surpassed the 100-win mark in 2005, more than all other golf balls combined.
PGA TOUR: Enduring a 36-hole, Sunday finale, Retief Goosen showcased why he's among the world's best with an unwavering performance at The International. With a plus-32 total, Goosen trusted the Pro V1x to capture the event by one point in the Modified Stableford scoring system format. The win was the sixth of his PGA Tour career and his 23rd as a professional. Titleist players have accounted for 18 official wins on the 2005 PGA Tour, three times more than the nearest competitor with 6. Titleist topped the golf ball count with 95 players, five times more than the nearest competitor with 19. Titleist also was the field favorite in the iron, utility iron, wedge and putter categories.
CHAMPIONS TOUR: Titleist Pro V1x player Tom Purtzer converted a 7-foot par putt on the final hole of the 3M Championship for a second consecutive 69 and a one-stroke victory. Purtzer finished with a 15-under 201 total to record his first win on the Champions Tour this year. He opened with a 9-under 63 that included a hole-in-one and matched the low round in tournament history. The winner also relied upon a Titleist Pro Titanium 905T driver and Vokey Design Spin Milled gap and lob wedges for his success. Fellow Pro V1x loyalist Graham Marsh finished fourth at 13-under after shooting the event’s best final round with a 65. Titleist has been the golf ball of choice of 15 champions this year, five times more than the nearest competitor with 3.
NATIONWIDE TOUR: The winner of the Cox Classic drained a 5-foot birdie putt on the second playoff hole to edge fellow Titleist Pro V1x player Roger Tambellini and earned an immediate promotion to the PGA Tour. It was the third victory in as many starts for the champion who fired a 59 in the second round on Friday. He shot an 8-under 63 Sunday and finished the tournament at 23-under-par 261, four strokes clear of Pro V1x players John Mallinger and Jon Mills, and Pro V1 player Scott Peterson, giving Titleist players the top five positions on the leaderboard. The winner also relied on a Vokey Design Spin Milled lob wedge and Scotty Cameron by Titleist putter for his success. Overall, more than eight times as many players relied upon Titleist golf balls (113) than the nearest competitor (14) at the Cox Classic. Titleist was also the field favorite in the iron (40), utility iron (13), wedge (113) and putter (57) categories. Titleist has been the golf ball choice for 15 of the 19 winners this year on the Nationwide Tour, including the last seven in a row.
CANADIAN TOUR: After a handful of near misses in his rookie season, Pro V1x player Peter Tomasulo captured his first Canadian Tour title Sunday at the Montreal Open. The 23-year-old closed with a final round 1-over 71 for a four day total of 6-under 274, three shots clear of the runner-up.
U.S. WOMEN'S AMATEUR: The 17-year old winner of the U.S. Women’s Amateur rolled to a 9 and 8 win, never trailing in the 36-hole final. Titleist was the overwhelming choice in golf balls at the event with 130 players (over 83 percent of the field) compared to 18 for the nearest competitor. Titleist was also the top choice in the driver category with 45 players and tied for first in putters with 61. Titleist was second in the wedge count with 92 in play and tied for second in irons sets with 32. The winner relied upon a Pro V1x golf ball, Pro Trajectory 904F fairway metals (15, 22) and Forged 704.CB irons (5-P), while the runner-up trusted the Pro V1 and a Scotty Cameron by Titleist Red X putter.
WORLDWIDE WINS: With four more wins this week, Titleist’s victory count across the worldwide professional tours advanced to 103, more than four times the nearest competitor with 23, and more than all other golf balls combined.
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