Titleist Brand Ambassador Adam Scott caps off four-win week for Titleist.
Trusts Pro V1 and full bag of Titleist clubs in Barclays Singapore Open victory.
Fairhaven, MA (November 15, 2010) – Proving he has the game to win anywhere in the world, Titleist Brand Ambassador Adam Scott shot four consecutive rounds in the 60s to capture the weather-delayed Barclays Singapore Open by three shots. Scott relied on the Pro V1 golf ball and a complete bag of Titleist equipment tee-to-green as he outlasted a strong international field en route to his seventh European Tour title and the 18th professional win of his career. On the PGA TOUR, Pro V1 loyalist Robert Garrigus captured the season-ending Children’s Miracle Network Classic, shooting a final round 8-under 64 in Orlando to seal his first TOUR victory. Additional wins on the LPGA and South African Tours advances the 2010 Titleist victory count across the worldwide professional tours to 139, more than six times the nearest competitor with 23.
TITLEIST HIGHLIGHTS FOR WEEK ENDING NOVEMBER 14, 2010
- After opening with a pair of 6-under 65s, Scott closed with a 3-under 68 for a winning score of 17-under 267. He had a three-shot lead on the field when the leaders returned to play 10 holes on Monday after play was suspended a day earlier due to severe weather.
- The win is the second of the year for Scott (he also captured the PGA TOUR’s Valero Texas Open in May) and marks the third time Scott has won the Barclays Singapore Open (2005, 2006).
- Scott continues the early success of the new 910 driver, relying upon the 910D3 model in his victory. He becomes the 12th player to win with a 910 driver since its Tour introduction in July. The driver begins shipping to golf shops worldwide this week. Scott is also the first player to win playing the new 910Fd prototype 3-wood.
- What's in Adam's Bag?: Pro V1, 910D3 driver (10.5, A1 setting), 910Fd 3-wood (15), 909H hybrid (21), MB irons (3-9), Vokey Design Spin Milled pitching (48), sand (54) and lob (60) wedges, Scotty Cameron Newport putter.
- Titleist was the overwhelming golf ball of choice at the Barclays Singapore Open with 128 players, more than four times the nearest competitor with 28..
- Garrigus (Pro V1) finished the Children’s Miracle Network Classic at 21-under 267, three shots clear of runner-up Roland Thatcher (Pro V1x).
- Garrigus began the week 122nd in earnings and needed to stay inside the top 125 - the cutoff for full PGA TOUR status. With the win he vaults to No. 51. Thatcher shot a final-round 2-under 70 and jumped from 179th to 122nd to also keep his playing privileges.
- Thatcher joined Mark Wilson (Pro V1x) and Titleist Brand Ambassador Michael Connell (Pro V1, 910D3 driver, CB and MB irons, Vokey Design TVD sand wedge, Vokey Design lob wedge, Scotty Cameron GSS putter) as the only players to advance into the top 125 after starting the week outside of it.
- Titleist Brand Ambassadors Rickie Fowler (Pro V1x, 909D2 driver, 910F fairway metal, MB irons, Vokey Design wedges, Scotty Cameron prototype putter) and Johnson Wagner (Pro V1x, 909D3 driver, 904F fairway metal, AP2 and CB irons, Vokey Design wedges, Scotty Cameron prototype putter) joined Spencer Levin (new Pro V1x prototype) in a three-way tie for 3rd, as the top 5 finishers all trusted Titleist for their success.
- Titleist Brand Ambassador Troy Merritt (Pro V1, 909D2 driver, 909F2 fairway metal, 909H hybrid, AP1 irons, Vokey Design wedges) finished at 8-under 280, and tied for 30th. It was just enough for Merritt to finish the year at No. 125 on the 2010 Money List, the final player inside the cut line to retain his card for next year.
- Merritt also topped Fowler and Aaron Baddeley (Pro V1x) in a three-way playoff to win the $1 million Kodak Challenge. The Challenge designates a hole at 30 PGA TOUR tournaments and keeps score throughout the year. The three Kodak finalists finished at 17-under in the contest, requiring a playoff at No. 17 on Disney World's Magnolia Course at the conclusion of the Children's Miracle Network Classic. Merritt hit his 133-yard approach shot to 18 inches, then birdied the hole to claim the prize.
- Of the 11 players who finished among the Top 10 and ties, nine trusted a Titleist golf ball for their success.
- Titleist was the overwhelming golf ball choice at the event with 89 players, more than six times the nearest competitor with 14.
- In-Kyung Kim (Pro V1) captured the Lorena Ochoa Invitational for her third career LPGA Tour title, closing with an 8-under 64 for a three-stroke victory. Kim finished at 19-under 269 and upon winning, announced that she would be donating her entire $220,000 winner's check to charity.
- Kim, who tied the tournament record of 64 (set in the first round by Pro V1 loyalist Cristie Kerr) posted previous victories at the 2009 LPGA State Farm Classic and 2008 Longs Drugs Challenge.
- Karine Icher (Pro V1), who holed a wedge shot on the par-5 18th hole for eagle, finished 3rd, followed by Cristie Kerr who tied for 4th.
- Titleist was the overwhelming golf ball of choice at the limited-field event with 24 players, more than all other golf balls combined.
- Of the 12 players who finished among the top 10 and ties, eight trusted a Titleist golf ball for their success.
SOUTH AFRICAN TOUR:
- It was an all-Titleist Pro V1x playoff at the Sunshine Tour's BMG Classic, where Brandon Pieters made par on the first playoff hole to top Ben Mannix. Pieters and Mannix each finished regulation at 11-under 205.
- Rookie Steven Ferreira finished one shot behind the leaders, while Titleist Brand Ambassador Jean Hugo (Pro V1x, 910 driver, 910F 3-wood, 910H hybrid, MB irons, Vokey Design wedges) finished solo 4th, giving Titleist Pro V1x players a 1-2-3-4 sweep.
- Titleist was the top golf ball choice at the event with 105 players, more than all other competitors combined.
- It was a Titleist 1-2-3 finish at the Hana Championship where Wi Joong Kim (Pro V1) topped Titleist Brand Ambassador Joon Eob Sohn (Pro V1x, 910D3 driver, 910F fairway metals, 910H hybrid, MB irons, Vokey Design wedges, Scotty Cameron Newport putter) with a birdie on the third playoff hole.
- It was the second career win for Kim, who first won three years ago.
- Another Titleist Brand Ambassador J.K. Mo (Pro V1, 910D3 driver, 910F fairway metals, AP2 irons, Vokey Design wedges, Scotty Cameron Newport putter) finished solo 3rd, one shot out of the playoff.
- Of the 10 players who finished among the Top 10, seven trusted a Titleist golf ball for their success.
- Titleist was the most played golf ball at the limited-field, 40-player event with 28 players (70%), more than five times the nearest competitor (5). Titleist was also the top choice in drivers with 14.
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