Local Favorite. World Class Performance
Davis Love III made his 19th career PGA Tour victory extra special, capturing the Chrysler Classic of Greensboro in the state where he was raised and where he starred as a collegian at the University of North Carolina. The win was the second for Love at the event, winning by six strokes in 1992. In addition, Love redesigned the Forest Oaks Country Club course just three years ago. The local favorite responded with a world class performance, closing with a 6-under 66 to edge fellow Titleist ambassador Jason Bohn by two shots. In fact, Love topped a leaderboard that featured each of the top 11 finishers relying upon a Pro V1 golf ball, including seven players who also trusted full bags of Titleist equipment for their tee-to-green success.
Below is a list of the 11 players who finished among the top 6 and ties and the Titleist equipment they played this week:
DAVIS LOVE III (Winner): Pro V1x, Pro Titanium 905R driver (7.5), PT 906 3-wood (13.0), PT 585.H Utility Metal (19.0), Forged 680 irons (3-P), Vokey Design sand (54) and lob (60) wedges, Scotty Cameron putter.
STEVE FLESCH (T3): Pro V1x
LUCAS GLOVER (T6): Pro V1x, Pro Titanium 983K driver (8.5), PT 906F2 3-wood (15.0), PT 585.H (17.0), Forged 735.CM irons (3-9), Vokey Design pitching (49), sand (54) and Spin Milled lob (60) wedges, Scotty Cameron putter.
DANIEL CHOPRA (T6): Pro V1x
JOE DURANT (T6): Pro V1x
RYAN MOORE (T6): Pro V1x
In fact, 17 of the top 18 finishers relied upon Titleist golf balls for their success. Love's win was the PGA Tour-leading 21st by a Titleist golf ball player this year.
Overall, Titleist was the most played golf ball at the Chrysler Classic of Greensboro with 99 players (75%), nine times the nearest competitor with 11. Titleist was also the choice of more players than any other brand in the wedge (111/40%) and putter (49/37%) categories.
To learn more about Titleist's equipment success on the PGA Tour, the PGA Professional National Championship and at major amateur events, visit the Titleist Golf Ball and Golf Club Leaderboards:
Golf Ball Leaderboard at: http://titleist.com/news/newsdetail.asp?id=480&category=equipment&subcategory=golf_balls
Golf Club leaderboard at: http://titleist.com/leaderboard/default.asp
PGA EUROPEAN TOUR: Pro V1x players swept the top five positions at the Dunhill Links Championship as Padraig Harrington shot a final round 4-under 68 to win the title for the second time in his career. Harrington, who also won the title in 2002, finished the week with a 16-under 271 total, five clear of Bradley Dredge, Anthony Wall and Edward Loar who tied for second at 11-under. Titleist ambassador Ernie Els finished solo fifth at 10-under.
Harrington won for the 10th time on the PGA European Tour and moved into second place on this year's Order of Merit. Overall, Titleist was the most played golf ball at the Dunhill Links Championship with 132 (79%) players, more than seven times the nearest competitor with 18. The win was the 27th for Titleist golf ball players on this year's European Tour, nearly four times more than the nearest competitor with seven.
CHAMPIONS TOUR: It was an all-Pro V1 top five at the rain-shortened SAS Championship as Tom Jenkins (Pro V1) was declared the winner after wet conditions forced the cancellation of the final round. Jenkins finished the tournament at 10-under-par 134 for a one-shot victory over Champions Tour money leader Loren Roberts (Pro V1) and Chip Beck (Pro V1), who now has three top-5 finishes in his first three events on the Champions Tour. The win was the seventh of his Champions Tour career and his first this season. Mitch Adcock (Pro V1), playing on a sponsor's exemption, earned his highest finish on the Champions Tour in fourth position at 8-under, one shot ahead of Titleist ambassador Jay Haas in fifth.
Titleist was the most played golf ball at the SAS Championship with 56 players (72%), more than five times the nearest competitor with 11. The win was the 21st for Titleist golf ball players this year on the Champions Tour, compared to 3 for the nearest competitor.
NATIONWIDE TOUR: Kevin Na (Pro V1x) used his home course to his advantage this week, winning the Mark Christopher Charity Classic in wire-to-wire fashion. It marked Na's first career Nationwide Tour title in just his second start. Playing at the par-71 Empire Lakes Golf Course -- his home course for the past five years -- Na carded a final round 2-under 69 to conclude the tournament at 16-under 268, three strokes ahead of Pro V1x loyalists Chris Tidland and Jeff Quinney. Na fired a course record-tying 9-under 62 in round one and moved to a Tour record-tying six-shot lead at the halfway point.
Overall, Titleist was the most played golf ball at the Mark Christopher Charity Championship with 103 players (72%), nearly seven times the nearest competitor with 15. Titleist was also the choice of more players than any other brand in the iron (41/29%), wedge (129/41%) and putter (64/44%) categories. The win is the 22nd by a Titleist golf ball player on the 2006 Nationwide Tour, 20 more than the nearest competitor with 2.
ASIAN: Lin Wen-Tang captured the Taiwan Open for his maiden victory on the Asian Tour. Lin led by two shots entering the final round, and finished the tournament with a three-stroke margin over fellow Pro V1x player Simon Yates. Lin closed with a 3-under par 69 for a four-day total of 13-under par 275. Ten of the 12 players who finished among the top 10 and ties relied upon Titleist golf balls for their success.
Titleist golf ball players accounted for more than 83 percent of the field at the Taiwan Open with 118, more than 13 times the nearest competitor with 9.
WORLDWIDE WINS: With five more wins this week, the Titleist golf ball victory count across the worldwide professional tours increased to 137, over a hundred more wins than the nearest competitor with 25.
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