Strength in NumbersHunter Mahan and Jay Haas Lead Titleist to 5-Win Week
Fairhaven, MA (June 25, 2007) - It was a week of first and familiar wins for Titleist golf ball players across the worldwide professional tours. Young gun Hunter Mahan, just 25 years old, earned his first career PGA Tour title in a playoff at the Travelers Championship playing the New Pro V1. Meanwhile, Titleist ambassador Jay Haas returned to the Champions Tour winners' circle for his second straight start, the fourth time this year and the 10th time in his career, capturing the Bank of America Championship by three shots. Fellow full-line Titleist loyalist Chez Reavie trusted Titleist from tee-to-green en route to his first career Nationwide Tour crown at the Knoxville Open. Additional wins on Japan and Canadian PGA Tours increased Titleist's 2007 worldwide victory count to 95, more than seven times the nearest competitor with 13. The numbers tell the story. When it comes to winning, no one rewards trust like Titleist.
Titleist highlights for week ending June 24, 2007:
PGA TOUR: One year after finishing runner-up in the same event, Hunter Mahan earned his first career PGA TOUR title, winning the Travelers Championship with a birdie on the first playoff hole. Mahan fired an 8-under 62 to open the tournament and closed with a final round 5-under 65 to finish at 15-under 265. Fellow New Pro V1 golf ball loyalist Nick O'Hern finished third at 11-under, followed by Vijay Singh (New Pro V1x) at 10-under as Titleist golf ball players claimed three of the top four positions on the leaderboard.
Titleist was the overwhelming golf ball of choice at the Travelers Championship with 117 (75%) players relying upon the Pro V1 or Pro V1x, more than nine times the nearest competitor with 12.
The victory is the 16th for Titleist golf ball players on this year's PGA Tour, more than three times the nearest competitor with 5.
Titleist was also the most played iron (38), wedge (152) and putter (52) at the Travelers Championship.
In addition to playing the New Pro V1 for his success, the winner also carried Vokey Design sand and lob wedges.
CHAMPIONS: Titleist ambassador Jay Haas earned his second straight victory and fourth of the season after firing consecutive 6-under 66's to win the Bank of America Championship. Haas began the day three shots back but took the lead with a bogey-free final round that featured four birdies on the front nine and two more on the back. Haas has 10 victories in 49 career Champions Tour starts.
What's in Jay Haas' Bag?: New Pro V1 golf ball, Pro Titanium 905R driver (9.5), PT 904F fairway metals (15, 19), PT 585.H utility metal (21), 755 irons (4-PW), Vokey Design sand (54) and lob (60) wedges, Scotty Cameron Studio Design putter.
Titleist was most played golf ball at the Bank of America Championship with 55 players (71%), more than three times the nearest competitor with 15.
The victory is the 12th for Titleist golf ball players on this year's Champions Tour, six times the nearest competitor with 2.
NATIONWIDE: Full-line Titleist Staff player Chez Reavie fired a final round 5-under 67 to claim his first career victory on the Nationwide Tour at the Knoxville Open. Reavie finished with a 17-under 271 total, three shots clear of fellow New Pro V1x player Kyle McCarthy. Reavie finished the week third in driving accuracy, tied for second in putts per round and tied for third in putts per GIR.
What's in Chez Reavie's Bag?: New Pro V1x golf ball, Titleist 907D4 prototype driver, PT 906F2 (15.0) fairway metal, Forged 660 irons (3-P), Vokey Design Spin Milled sand (54) and lob wedges (60), Scotty Cameron putter.
Titleist was the most played golf ball at the Knoxville Open with 116 players (74%), nearly nine times the nearest competitor with 13. Titleist was also trusted by more players than any other brand in the iron (50), wedge (142) and putter (62) categories.
The victory is the 9th for Titleist golf ball players on this year's Nationwide Tour, more than four times the nearest competitor with 2.
JAPAN: Titleist full line player Lee Dong Hwan shot three straight rounds of 4-under 68 for his first career victory at the rain-shortened Mizuno Open Yomiuri Classic. Hwan finished the week with a 54-hole total of 12-under 204, four strokes clear of six players who tied for second.
Titleist was the golf ball of choice at the Mizuno Yomiuri Open with 60 players, more than twice the nearest competitor with 26 (Bridgestone).
CANADA: James Lepp (New Pro V1x) won the Greater Vancouver Charity Classic following a marathon final round. His 14-under 274 total was four clear of the co-runners up.
TITLEIST TOUR REPORT: For more about Titleist highlights from across the worldwide professional tours this week, please visit:
DIRECT FROM THE TOUR: To view exclusive round-by-round interviews with Titleist players from the Travelers Championship, including winner Hunter Mahan, and from every PGA TOUR event, please visit our Direct from the Tour feature online at: http://titleist.com/Default.asp?bhcp=1
TITLEIST TOUR BLOG: Find out what's going on inside the ropes at every PGA TOUR event, or if you would like to pose questions to the Titleist Tour Leadership staff, please visit the Titleist Tour Blog at: http://www.titleisttourblog.com/
TITLEIST GOLF CLUB LEADERBOARD: To learn about Titleist's golf club success on the PGA Tour, the PGA Professional National Championship and at major amateur events, visit the Titleist Golf Club leaderboard at: http://titleist.com/leaderboard/default.asp
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