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The Power of Momentum

Adam Scott Captures Shell Houston Open Trusting New Pro V1 Golf Ball, 907D2 Driver

At the start of any golf season, there's no substitute for momentum.  And Adam Scott and Titleist have it as the golf world sets its sights on the year's first major and the newest equipment offerings.  Scott earned his second PGA Tour title in just six starts, following up a third round 7-under 65 with a final round 6-under 66 to finish at 17-under 271, three strokes clear of two players, including Pro V1x loyalist Bubba Watson.  It also marked Scott’s 12th career win as a professional, vaulting him to No. 3 in the world rankings, all while relying upon a full bag of Titleist equipment.  Scott's victory was one of four with the new Pro V1 golf ball across the worldwide tours this week and adds yet another professional win for the new 907 drivers.  The new 907D1 and 907D2 drivers are available in golf shops beginning this week.

WHAT'S IN ADAM'S BAG?:
New Pro V1 golf ball
New 907D2 (9.5) driver
PT 906F (15.0) prototype 3-wood
PT 585.H (19.0) utility metal
695MB irons (3-9)
Vokey Design pitching wedge (48)
Vokey Design Spin Milled sand (56) and lob (60) wedges
Scotty Cameron prototype putter

BY THE NUMBERS AT THE SHELL HOUSTON OPEN: 
Scott was 2nd in the field in birdies (23), 4th in Driving Distance (306.5) and T8 in Greens in Regulation (79.2%).

Titleist was the overwhelming golf ball of choice with 109 (76%) players relying upon the Pro V1 or Pro V1x, nearly 11 times the nearest competitor with 10.

Scott topped a leaderboard that included 11 Titleist golf ball players who finished among the Top 10 and ties. 

The victory is the 8th for Titleist golf ball players on the 2007 PGA TOUR, four times the nearest competitors with 2.

Included among the 109 golf ball players in the 144-player field were 31 Titleist full-line equipment ambassadors, five of whom finished in the Top 10.  Tommy Armour III placed solo 4th, while Arron Oberholser, Steve Stricker and Johnson Wagner tied for 9th, joining the champion on the first page of the leaderboard.

Titleist was also the choice of more players in the iron (37), sand, lob and approach wedge (137) and putter (53) categories.  Titleist was second in the driver category with 37 players, more than double the next closest competitor, and second in fairway metals with 50.
 
PGA EUROPEAN TOUR: Relying upon the New Pro V1 golf ball, a 20-year-old Spaniard and star at Oklahoma State University, made history by becoming the first amateur to win a PGA European Tour event.  The eventual winner of the Estoril Open of Portugal was eight shots behind the leader midway through the third round, before firing a back-nine 29 on Saturday and closing with a bogey-free final round of 3-under 68.  He finished the tournament at 7-under 277, one stroke clear of the runner-up.

Titleist was the preferred golf ball at the event with 110 (71%) players, more than five times the nearest competitor with 19. 

The victory was the 11th for Titleist players on the 2007 PGA European Tour, more than three times the nearest competitor with 3.

CHAMPIONS TOUR: Keith Fergus held on to win the Ginn Championship Hammock Beach Resort to become the second player to win on the PGA TOUR, Champions Tour and Nationwide Tour.  Fergus, trusting the New Pro V1 golf ball, shot a final-round 2-under 70 to win the inaugural Champions Tour event by one shot over two players, including Titleist ambassador Mark O'Meara (New Pro V1).  Fergus finished the 54-hole tournament at 12-under 204.

Titleist was the golf ball of choice with 52 (67%) of the 78 players in the field relying upon the Pro V1 or Pro V1x, more than three times the nearest competitor with 15.

Fergus is the eighth different winner through the first eight events on the 2007 Champions Tour, including the sixth Titleist golf ball loyalist to enter this year's winners' circle.

NATIONWIDE:  In what could go down as one of the toughest tournaments in Nationwide Tour history, Omar Uresti captured the Livermore Valley Wine Country Championship, shooting an even-par 288 at the windswept event.  Uresti, who relies upon the New Pro V1 golf ball, 905T driver, PT 906F2 3 and 5 fairway metals, PT 585.H utility metal, Vokey Design Spin Milled sand wedge, and Scotty Cameron Circa 62 putter for his success, edged runners-up Skip Kendall (New Pro V1) and Aron Price (New Pro V1x) by two shots for a Titleist golf ball 1-2-3 finish.  Uresti became just the second player in Tour history to win with a score of even-par or higher.

Titleist was the overwhelming golf ball of choice at the Livermore Valley Wine County Championship with 105 (73%) players, seven times the nearest competitor with 15.  Titleist was also trusted by more players than any other brand in the iron (39), wedge (130) and putter (59) categories.

Titleist golf ball players have won the first five events on the 2007 Nationwide Tour, while Titleist drivers have been the choice of the last three winners.

LPGA TOUR:  Eight of the top nine finishers at the Kraft Nabisco Championship, the year’s first major, relied upon Titleist golf balls.  Brittany Lincicome (New Pro V1x), Catriona Matthew (New Pro V1x) and Suzann Pettersen (New Pro V1) tied for second, one shot behind the winner.  New Pro V1 players Shi Hyun Ahn, Meaghan Francella, Stacy Lewis and Stacy Prammanasudh tied for 5th, while Maria Hjorth (New Pro V1x) finished solo 9th.

Titleist was the most played golf ball at the Kraft Nabisco Championship with 79 (78%) of the 101 players in the field, more than six times the nearest competitor with 12.

WORLDWIDE WINS: Titleist golf ball players have accumulated 38 victories across the 2007 worldwide professional tours, more than six times the nearest competitor with 6, and more than all other golf balls combined.

DIRECT FROM THE TOUR, DIRECT FROM THE MASTERS:  To view exclusive round-by-round interviews with Titleist players from the Shell Houston Open, including champion Adam Scott, please visit our Direct from the Tour feature online at: http://titleist.com/Default.asp?bhcp=1.  Titleist.com will also post comprehensive Masters Preview videos featuring multiple Titleist ambassadors and golf ball players throughout the week.

TITLEIST GOLF BALL LEADERBOARD: http://titleist.com/news/newsdetail.asp?id=480&category=equipment&subcategory=golf_balls

TITLEIST GOLF CLUB LEADERBOARD: http://titleist.com/leaderboard/default.asp

NEW TITLEIST TOUR BLOG:  http://www.titleisttourblog.com/

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