Winning on All CountsHerron Captures Colonial in all-Titleist Pro V1x Playoff.
Fairhaven, MA (May 22, 2006) - Topping a leaderboard that included 8 Titleist players among the top 10 finishers, Tim Herron edged Richard S. Johnson with a birdie on the second hole of an all-Pro V1x sudden death playoff to capture the Bank of America Colonial. Both finished regulation at 12-under 268, edging fellow Pro V1x loyalist Rod Pampling by two shots to give Titleist golf ball players another 1-2-3 sweep on the 2006 PGA Tour. Pampling followed up his career-best performance of 63 on Friday with consecutive even par 70's over the weekend.
It marked the fourth career PGA Tour title for Herron and the 60th golf ball win across the worldwide professional tours for Titleist players in 2006, more than four times the nearest competitor with 13.
PGA TOUR NOTES: Seven players tied for fourth place behind Herron, Johnson and Pampling, five of whom trusted Titleist for their success, including: Ben Crane (Pro V1x), Nathan Green (Pro V1), Arron Oberholser (Pro V1) and Brett Quigley (Pro V1).
Overall, Titleist was the most played golf ball at the limited-field Bank of America Colonial with 79 players(69%) compared to 12 the nearest competitor. Year-to-date, Titleist players outnumber the nearest competitor by a 1,991-228 margin.
The victory was the 10th for Titleist golf ball players on the 2006 PGA TOUR, twice the nearest competitor with 5.
Titleist was also the choice of more players than any other brand in the iron (24), wedge (92) and putter (39) categories. Titleist Pro Titanium drivers were a strong second in the field with 28.
The champion also relied upon a Scotty Cameron by Titleist prototype putter, finishing among the Top 10 in Putts Per Round and Putts Per Greens in Regulation. The Colonial marks the PGA TOUR-leading 11th victory this season by a player relying on a Scotty Cameron putter, more than three times the nearest competitor with 3.
PGA EUROPEAN TOUR: Titleist golf ball players accounted for more than 77 percent of the field at the Nissan Irish Open with 121, more than six times the nearest competitor with 18.
LPGA TOUR: With 114 players, over 79 percent of the field played Titleist golf balls, nearly 100 more than the nearest competitor with 15, including four of the top five finishers.
NATIONWIDE TOUR: More players chose Titleist golf balls than all other competitors combined at the Henrico County Open. Of the 156 players in the field, 114 (73%) relied upon Titleist, 100 more, or over eight times the nearest competitor with 14. Titleist was also the top choice in irons (41), wedges (138) and putters (61). Titleist was second in the driver category with 41.
JAPAN TOUR: More than twice as many players relied upon Titleist golf balls than the nearest competitor with 73 compared to 28.
ASIAN TOUR: Australian rookie Kane Webber earned his first career Asian Tour title in just his second career Asian Tour event, after firing a final round one-under 70 at the Macau Open. Webber, who finished with a four-day total of 9-under 275, finished three strokes ahead of fellow Pro V1x player Scott Barr.
More than seven times as many players relied upon Titleist golf balls with 125 (83%) compared to 16 for the nearest competitor.
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