Open Championship Preview Interviews

The Open Championship returns to the Ailsa Championship Course at Turnberry this week and several Titleist players are showing great form as they head for Scotland. Click on the preview interviews below to hear what several players, including Titleist Brand Ambassador Steve Stricker (who triumphed this weekend at the John Deere Classic) and former Open Champion Todd Hamilton have to say about Turnberry, The Open and links-style golf.

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Steve Stricker

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Todd Hamilton

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Zach Johnson

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Tom Watson

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Briny Baird

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Davis Love III

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Ken Duke

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Charley Hoffman

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David Toms

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Bryce Molder

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Kevin Sutherland

From the 2009 U.S. Women's Open

This week the best professional and amateur women golfers will be competing in Bethlehem, PA as the 64th U.S. Women's Open is contested at Saucon Valley Country Club. Among those vying for the The Harton S. Semple Trophy is Pro V1 loyalist Inbee Park, who is defending her 2008 title. Titleist Tour representative Ann Cain and Leadership Manager for Titleist-Korea, Philip Choi, are both at Saucon Valley this week to lend a hand to the many players who are trusting their hopes for a major title to a Titleist golf ball. Click here to view photos of a few of the Titleist hopefuls.

 2008 U.S. Women's Open Champion Inbee Park

Hello Everybody,

I'm just getting ready to call it a night but wanted to post a blog entry for this week. I'm in Glasgow and will tee off at 12:40pm tomorrow for the Barclays Scottish Open. I'm feeling good and I have been practicing well. I enjoyed the Pro-Am today and look forward to getting back to competition tomorrow. The weather here has been cool with some rain and supposed to be partly cloudy tomorrow and more showers over the weekend. The field is always competitive and this year is no different - 22 of the top 50 players in the world are here. Should make for an exciting tournament!

I just want to remind everyone in Brisbane to go out and support the Lions this Saturday night! It should be a good time and hopefully everyone can show support by making a contribution to my Foundation's major project, The Adam Scott Foundation Youngcare Apartments. Since I can't be there in person, I just want to say thank you in advance for your support! Have fun and enjoy the night!

Until next time, take care.
-Adam


Adam in action during last year's Barclays Scottish Open.

As the country’s top PGA professionals competed for their 42nd national championship at the Twin Warriors Golf Club, Santa Ana Pueblo, NM, 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 2009 Professional National Championship than any other.

It is in venues such as the PGA Professional National Championship and 41 Sectional events where Titleist receives affirmation from serious players 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 2009 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 - 42 consecutive years. The overwhelming choice at the event once again, 170 players in the field of 312 trusted Titleist golf balls, more than all other golf balls combined.

DRIVERS: For the 12th consecutive year, Titleist was the driver choice of more players with 142, that's over 45 percent of the field, compared to 98 for the nearest competitor.

FAIRWAY METALS: Titleist was the fairway metal of choice of more players with 252, compared to 207 for the nearest competitor.

HYBRIDS: Titleist also led in the Hybrid count on the strength of the popular 909.H with 115 in play, compared to 100 for the nearest competitor.

IRONS: For the 17th 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 advanced performance of Titleist’s family of irons. With 139 sets in play, over 44 percent of the field trusted Titleist irons compared to 90 sets for the nearest competitor.

SAND, LOB AND APPROACH WEDGES: Bolstered by the tour-proven success and momentum of Vokey Design and Vokey Spin Milled series of wedges, Titleist was the overwhelming sand, lob and approach wedge choice of more players for the 11th consecutive year. Titleist accounted for 352 wedges, compared to 197 for the nearest competitor.

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 115 players placed their confidence in the feel and precision of Scotty Cameron by Titleist putters, nearly twice the nearest competitor with 63.

The top 20 finishers at the National Championship qualified for the 91st PGA Championship at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minnesota, which takes place August 13-16.

Twelve 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: Steve Schneiter of Sandy, Utah, representing Schneiter’s Pebblebrook Links; Mark Sheftic of Ambler, Pa., representing Merion Golf Club; Ryan Benzel of Bothell Wash., representing Battle Creek Golf Course in Tulalip, Wash.; Bob Gaus of St. Louis, Mo., representing Tower Tee Golf Center; Tim Weinhart of Alpharetta, Ga., representing St. Marlo Country Club; Keith Dicciani of White Plains, N.Y., representing Metropolis Country Club and Muttontown Golf and Country Club; Todd Lancaster of Aurora, Ohio, representing Westwood Country Club; Sam Arnold of Cincinnati, Ohio, representing The Vineyard Golf Course; Brian Gaffney of Rumson, N.J., representing Rumson Country Club; Mike Miles of Huntington Beach, Calif., representing Virginia Country Club; Mitch Lowe of Modesto, Calif., representing Del Rio Country Club and 2008 PNC Champion Scott Hebert of Traverse City, Mich., representing Grand Traverse Resort & Spa.

Adam gets a great result with his trusty Vokey sand wedge.

Hello Everybody, I'm at my home in Switzerland and enjoying the week. On Monday I played in an exhibition match against Henrik Stenson at Bastad Golf Club in Sweden. The event was held to help raise funds for the World Childhood Foundation. The Foundation supports more than 90 programs in 15 countries to help support children at risk around the world. It was a fun event and it was nice to be able to support the cause. CNN will be airing the match so I don't want to ruin it with giving you the results. Check your local listings on when it will be aired in your local area. I leave for Glasgow this weekend to get ready for the Barclays Scottish Open next week. I'm looking forward to getting back there and I always enjoy this tournament. I'll also be on The Cage Morning Show on MMM radio station in Brisbane on Monday. I'll be talking about an upcoming fundraising event on July 11th, Brisbane Lions vs. Geelong Cats Australian Football League game held The Gabba in Brisbane. A portion of the proceeds raised will support my foundation's main project, Adam Scott Foundation Youngcare Apartments. Please come out and cheer on the Lions and at the same time show your support for a worthy cause! I'll be cheering Roger Federer on this weekend and hoping he wins his 15th Grand Slam Title. It's been a great Wimbledon and I was able to catch a few matches last week while I was in London. Weather was superb so I was able to get quite a bit of practice in as well. I'm off for now but will catch you all next week. Have a safe 4th of July to everyone in the US! -Adam
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