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Titleist Tops Golf Ball Count at The Open Championship

Titleist the #1 ball at The Open for the 27th consecutive year

Titleist topped The Open Championship golf ball count for the 27th consecutive year, as long as records have been kept, with 106 players, more than six times the nearest competitor with 17.  

In fact, 10 of the top 15 finishers trusted Titleist golf balls for their success, including runner-up Chris DiMarco (Pro V1).  Third-place finisher Ernie Els (Pro V1x, Pro Titanium 905R, PT 906F prototype fairway metal, Forged Forged 695MB irons, Vokey Design Spin Milled sand and lob wedges, Scotty Cameron prototype putter) was among four full-line Titleist ambassadors in the top 15.

Titleist players following DiMarco and Els on the Open Championship leaderboard were: Angel Cabrera (7th/Pro V1x), Adam Scott (T8/Pro V1, Pro Titanium 905R driver, PT 906F2 prototype fairway metal, prototype utility wood, Forged 695MB irons, Vokey Design Spin Milled sand and lob wedges, Scotty Cameron prototype putter), Andres Romero (T8/Pro V1x), Ben Crane (T11/Pro V1x, Pro Titanium 905R driver, 503.H utility iron, Forged 755 prototype irons, Vokey Design Spin Milled approach, sand and lob wedges), S.K. Ho (T11/Pro V1x, Pro Titanium 905R driver, Pro Trajectory 904F fairway metal, Forged 695MB irons, Vokey Design Spin Milled approach and lob wedges), Retief Goosen (T11/Pro V1x), Sean O'Hair (T11/Pro V1x) and Anthony Wall (T11/Pro V1x).

Titleist was also the overwhelming favorite in the wedge category with 109 in play, compared to 44 for the nearest competitor.  Titleist was second in the driver (32), iron (29) and putter (38) categories.

The champion, just like he did at last year's Open Championship and for each of his 11 major titles, relied upon a Scotty Cameron by Titleist putter for his success.  The Open Championship win advances Titleist's victory count in the putter category on the 2006 PGA Tour to 15, more than three times the nearest competitor with 4.  It is also the second consecutive major victory for a player trusting a Scotty Cameron by Titleist putter following Geoff Ogilvy's winning performance at the U.S. Open with a Cameron prototype.

To learn more about Titleist's golf club success on the PGA Tour, the PGA Professional National Championship and at major amateur events, including this week's U.S. Junior Amateur championships, visit the new Titleist Golf Club leaderboard at:   http://titleist.com/leaderboard/default.asp

PGA TOUR: Titleist was the most played golf ball at the B.C. Open by a 91 to 13 margin, seven times the nearest competitor.  Eleven Titleist golf ball players finished among the top 14 on the leaderboard, including Bob May (Pro V1x), who missed a playoff by one shot.  Titleist was also the choice of more players than any other brand in the wedge (101) and putter (44) categories.

NATIONWIDE TOUR: Doug LaBelle II (Pro V1) shot a final-round 8-under 64 to win the Price Cutter Charity Championship for his first career victory on the Nationwide Tour.  LaBelle finished the week with a 27-under 261 total, two shots clear of the runner-up and three shots ahead of Justin Bolli (Pro V1, Forged 695MB irons, Vokey Design Spin Milled sand, lob and approach wedges, Scotty Cameron Studio Design 2.5 putter) and Ken Duke (Pro V1) who tied for third.  Including LaBelle, Bolli and Duke, 11 of the 14 players who finished in top 10 and ties relied on Titleist golf balls.

Overall, Titleist was the most played golf ball at the Price Cutter Charity Championship with 113 players, 100 more than the nearest competitor with 13.  Titleist was also the choice of more players than any other brand in the iron (47), wedge (147) and putter (65) categories.  

The win was the 14th for Titleist golf ball players on the 2006 Nationwide Tour, seven times the nearest competitor with 2.

WORLDWIDE WINS:  Overall, Titleist golf ball players have accumulated 95 victories across the 2006 worldwide professional tours, 80 more than the nearest competitor with 15, and more than all other golf balls combined.

DIRECT FROM THE TOUR:  To view exclusive round-by-round interviews with Titleist players from The Open Championship, and every PGA Tour event, please visit our Direct from the Tour feature online at: http://titleist.com/Default.asp?bhcp=1

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