New Pro V1x loyalist Pat Perez.

Pat Perez is the first player to win with the New 2009 Pro V1x.

With a dramatic 6-iron approach from 199 yards away that he hit to three feet and subsequently converted for eagle, Pat Perez won the 50th Bob Hope Classic Hosted by Arnold Palmer. It was the first PGA TOUR title in 198 career starts for the 32-year-old Perez, who relied on the New 2009 Pro V1x for his breakthrough performance. Perez becomes the first player to win with the new model, and the third straight Titleist golf ball loyalist to win through the first three events on the 2009 PGA TOUR schedule. Perez finished the 90-hole tournament at 33-under 327, three shots clear of Titleist Brand Ambassador John Merrick, and five clear of fourth round leader and Titleist Brand Ambassador Steve Stricker and Pro V1 loyalist Mike Weir, as Titleist players secured the top four positions on the leaderboard.

Hear what Pat had to say in his post-victory interview by clicking on the video player below.

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Pat Perez

Some Highlights from the 2009 Bob Hope Classic Include:
  • John Merrick's second-place finish was the highest for the 26-year-old, who is beginning his third full season on the TOUR.
  • Steve Stricker established the PGA Tour-record for consecutive low rounds with a 61-62 on Friday-Saturday.
  • Stricker was also 33-under after four rounds, bettering the tour's 72-hole record of 31-under.
  • Ten of the 13 players who finished among the Top 10 and ties relied upon Titleist golf balls for their success.
  • Other Titleist players following Perez, Merrick, Stricker and Weir on the leaderboard include: Titleist Brand Ambassadors Webb Simpson, who tied for fifth place and Tom Pernice who tied for ninth along with John Senden, Richard S. Johnson, Brad Adamonis and Chad Campbell.
  • Webb Simpson's fifth place finish was the rookie's second consecutive Top-10 performance (he finished tied for ninth at last week's Sony Open).

Click here for more details on Pat's victory at the Bob Hope Classic on titleist.com.