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KITE CAPTURES THIRD VICTORY OF YEAR TRUSTING TITLEIST TEE-TO-GREEN

Wins Napa Valley Championship for Sixth Career Victory on Senior PGA Tour

 

 
 


Fairhaven, MA (October 14, 2002) - Tom Kite, a 19-time winner during his career on the PGA Tour, continued his success on the senior circuit with a one-stroke victory at the Napa Valley Championship.  It marked the third victory of the year and sixth win of Kite's three-year Senior PGA Tour career.

 

Kite has relied upon a full bag of Titleist equipment throughout his Senior PGA Tour career.  He played a Titleist Pro V1 golf ball. Titleist Pro Titanium 975JVS driver, Titleist DCI 990 irons, Vokey Design and and lob wedges and a Scotty Cameron by Titleist Studio Design putter in his victory in Napa.  The win is the 22nd for Titleist golf balls on the 2002 Senior PGA Tour, more than twice the nearest competitor with 9.

 

While Kite was adding another chapter to his illustrious career, David Branshaw was earning his first professional victory on the buy.com Tour.  Like Kite, Branshaw relied upon the Titleist Pro V1 for his four-shot win at the Gila River Classic.  Branshaw fired a 10-under par 61 on Friday, the event's second round.  He becomes the 17th champion to trust Titleist in victory on the 2002 buy.com Tour, more than four times the nearest competitor with 4.

 

Two more victories this week increase Titleist's victory count on the 2002 worldwide professional tours to 122, more than twice the nearest competitor and more than all other golf balls combined.

 

TITLEIST TOUR NOTES FOR WEEK ENDING OCTOBER 13, 2002

The buy.com Tour champion credited his putting for helping him capture his first career victory, saying ''my putter won the tournament for me,'' following the win.  He becomes the 16th champion on the buy.com Tour to trust his success to a Scotty Cameron by Titleist, more than three times the nearest competitor with 5.

 

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