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Titleist Blazes Worldwide Leaderboards in 2005

Unmatched Success Continues for the #1 Ball in Golf

From tee-to-green, Titleist golf equipment blazed the worldwide professional leaderboards in 2005, as well as those at every level of competitive golf.  The year-end Official World Golf Rankings featured 20 of the top 30 players relying upon Titleist golf balls, including 6 of the top 10.  In addition, Titleist ambassadors Ernie Els, Adam Scott and Davis Love III all ranked among the Top 20 trusting full bags of Titleist golf clubs for their success.

The longest running success story in golf continued around the world in 2005, as Titleist enhanced its prolific record of accomplishment as the #1 ball in golf that began 57 years ago on the PGA Tour. With nearly 22,000 players and 156 victories in 2005, Titleist was the overwhelming choice once again of players, in wins and money across the worldwide professional tours.  Fueled by the unmatched success and momentum generated by the Pro V1 and Pro V1x models, Titleist reaffirmed its golf ball quality and performance superiority.

* Titleist golf balls were the choice of 26 champions on the 2005 PGA Tour, more than twice the nearest competitor and more than all other golf balls combined.  Led by World No. 2 Vijay Singh’s four victories, Titleist was also the top choice of first-time PGA TOUR winners Geoff Ogilvy, Padraig Harrington, Ted Purdy, Sean O’Hair, Jason Bohn, Wes Short, Jr. and Lucas Glover.

* Eleven of the top 15 players on the 2005 PGA Tour Money List played Titleist golf balls.

* World No. 4 Retief Goosen earned victories on three different continents.

* Ernie Els captured three PGA European Tour titles before suffering a season-ending knee injury in July, while Adam Scott won on both the U.S. and PGA European Tours.  Both players reside among the World Top 10 and rely upon the Titleist Pro V1x golf ball and 14 Titleist golf clubs. A combined 13 players from the United States and International teams relied upon Titleist golf balls at the Presidents Cup, including Pro V1 player Chris DiMarco who converted a dramatic putt on the final hole of his singles match to earn the winning point for the Americans.

* A combined 18 of 24 players at the Solheim Cup relied upon Titleist golf balls, including 10 of 12 on the victorious U.S.A. team.  Among the Titleist players on the U.S. team were Cristie Kerr, Juli Inkster, Rosie Jones, Pat Hurst, Natalie Gulbis, Christina Kim, Michele Redman, Laura Diaz and Wendy Ward, all of whom played the Pro V1.

* Titleist players Bart Bryant, Tom Watson and David Branshaw won the PGA, Champions and Nationwide Tour Championships, respectively. Titleist equipment was once again the overwhelming choice of more players in the golf ball, driver, iron, wedge and putter categories at the 2005 National PGA Club Professional Championship.   A total of 111 players trusted Titleist golf balls, more than four times the nearest competitor with 26.  Mike Small won the event playing the Pro V1 and 13 Titleist golf clubs.

* Titleist golf equipment usage at the competitive amateur level reached even higher numbers.  With 288 players, more than 92 percent of the U.S. Amateur field trusted Titleist, as did more than 94 percent of the field (147 Titleist players versus 4 for the nearest competitor) at the U.S. Junior Amateur.  In addition to being #1 in golf balls wherever competitive golf is played, Titleist also was the leading choice in drivers, irons, wedges and putters at the 2005 U.S. Amateur and U.S. Junior Amateur Championships.

* In addition to its overwhelming golf ball success, Titleist was also the most played iron, wedge and putter on the 2005 PGA Tour.  Across all professional tours, players registered 34 wins with Titleist drivers, 32 Titleist Forged irons victories and 64 Vokey Design wedge wins.  Fifty-six champions across the worldwide professional tour trusted Scotty Cameron by Titleist putters for their success in 2005, advancing to nine the number of consecutive years in which Cameron putters have been were the most played and most victorious on the U.S. PGA TOUR.

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