Titleist Pro V1x loyalist Louis Oosthuizen might have flown home from St. Andrews in possession of the Claret Jug, but he didn't grab all the prizes last week at the Home of Golf.
Earlier in the week, Titleist Brand Ambassador Bill Haas topped the leaderboard at the Open Tri-Golf Challenge, an event created by The Golf Foundation, a British Isles charity dedicated to making the game more accessible for children from all backgrounds and abilities.
Seven Open participants, including Titleist Brand Ambassadors Oosthuizen, Haas, Zach Johnson, Robert Karlsson, Tano Goya and Mark Haastrup, along with Pro V1x loyalist Ian Poulter, participated in the event while hanging out and signing autographs for lots of young golfers inside the "R&A Swingzone."
Haas earned 101 points in the 30-second Tri-Golf speed and accuracy trial, hitting his final target with one second remaining to beat Goya by a point. Tri-Golf is a youngster-friendly version of golf created by The Golf Foundation, which is aiming to reach 1 million children by 2013 through its "Golf Roots" initiative.
"I can't believe it!" Haas said. "That was great fun, really enjoyed it."
Poulter finished third with 92 points, Oosthuizen in fourth with 91.
"I certainly left some shots out there," the Champion Golfer of the Year said.