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Titleist is Top Choice Across Every Major Equipment Category at PGA Professional National Championship

As the country’s top PGA professionals competed for their 40th national championship at the Sunriver Resort in Oregon, the momentum and unmatched success of Titleist across every major equipment category was evident once again.  From golf balls to drivers, irons, wedges and putters, more players made Titleist their top choice in equipment at the 2007 Professional National Championship than any other.

It is in venues such as the PGA Professional National Championship and 41 Sectional events where Titleist receives serious player affirmation that its equipment objectives of quality and high performance across every category are met and exceeded.  PGA professionals devote their careers to helping golfers improve and enjoy the game of golf.  So when it comes to choosing the highest performing equipment for their own games, just look in their bags.  Below is a breakdown of Titleist equipment success at the 2007 PGA Professional National Championship by category:

GOLF BALLS: Titleist continued its success story of being the #1 golf ball at every PGA Professional National Championship since its inception in 1968 - 40 consecutive years.  The overwhelming choice at the event once again, 180 players in the field of 312 trusted Titleist golf balls, more than all other golf balls combined.

DRIVERS:  For the 10th consecutive year, Titleist was the driver choice of more players with 153, that's over 49 percent of the field.  In fact, the new Titleist 907D2 model was the most played driver at the event with 97 players, as many as the nearest competitor’s total drivers combined.

FAIRWAY METALS:  Titleist was the fairway metal of choice of more players with 271, compared to 207 for the nearest competitor.

UTILITY METALS:  Titleist also led in the Utility Metal count on the strength of the popular PT 585.H with 120 in play, compared to 98 for the nearest competitor.

IRONS:  For the 15th consecutive year, Titleist achieved the distinction of being the #1 iron at the PGA Professional National Championship, with more players relying upon the solid feel and consistent performance of Titleist’s family of irons.  With 150 sets in play, over 48 percent of the field trusted Titleist irons compared to 88 sets for the nearest competitor.

SAND, LOB AND APPROACH WEDGES: Bolstered by the tour-proven success and momentum of the Vokey Design series, Titleist was the overwhelming sand, lob and approach wedge choice of more players for the 9th consecutive year. Titleist accounted for 357 wedges, over 51 percent of the field and more than twice the nearest competitor with 178.

PUTTERS:  Just as it is on the PGA Tour, Titleist continues to be the most played putter at the PGA Professional National Championship.  A total of 123 players placed their confidence in the feel and precision of Scotty Cameron by Titleist putters, nearly twice the nearest competitor with 64.

The top 20 finishers at the National Championship qualified for the 89th PGA Championship at Southern Hills in Tulsa, Okla. in August.  Thirteen of the 20 qualifiers rely on the Titleist Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball for their success, including 11 of whom are full-line Titleist Staff members. 

Titleist Staff players include: Mike Small of Champaign, Ill., Ryan Benzel of Seattle, Wash., Tim Thelen of College Station, Texas, Matthew Seitz of Hutchinson, Kan., Don Yrene of Scottsdale, Ariz.,  Kelly Mitchum of Southern Pines, N.C., Micah Rudosky of Cortez, Colo., Phil Schmitt of Baton Rouge, La., Scott Hebert of Acme, Mich., Robert Gaus of St. Louis, Mo., and Robert McGrath of San Jose, Calif.  Erik Wolf of Palm Desert, Calif. and Butch Sheehan of Rancho Mirage, Calif. are Titleist golf ball players.


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