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Austin, Pettersen and Haas Lead Titleist to Five-Win Week
Fairhaven, MA (June 11, 2007) - Trust in Titleist continues to be a common theme across competitive golf. Relying upon his New Pro V1x golf ball, Woody Austin achieved a personal best 62 in the final round of the Stanford St. Jude Championship earning his third career PGA Tour victory. Suzann Pettersen played the New Pro V1 en route to her second win of the year and first major title at the McDonald's LPGA Championship. Titleist ambassador Jay Haas became the first three-time winner on the 2007 Champions Tour trusting his New Pro V1 and a full bag of Titleist equipment in his wire-to-wire win at the Principal Charity Classic. Additional victories on the Asian and South African Tours advance the 2007 win count across the worldwide professional tours for Titleist golf ball players to 85, more than seven times the nearest competitor with 11. Tour to tour, player to player, victory to victory. When it comes to playing your best, one ball stands out.
Titleist Tour Leadership highlights for week ending June 10, 2007
PGA TOUR: Woody Austin posted the best final round of his career to win the Stanford St. Jude Championship by five strokes. Austin began the day four shots behind the overnight leader, but a bogey-free 62 that featured an eagle and six birdies propelled him to a 13-under 267. Of the 11 players who finished among the top 10 and ties, eight relied on Titleist golf balls.
The victory is the 14th for Titleist golf ball players on this year's PGA Tour, nearly five times the nearest competitor with 5.
Overall, Titleist was the golf ball of choice at the Stanford St. Jude Championship with 120 (77%) players relying upon the Pro V1 or Pro V1x , 12 times the nearest competitor with 10.
Titleist was also the favorite in the sand, lob and approach wedge category with 143 (44%), nearly twice the nearest competitor with 72, and in the putter category with 53 (34%) Scotty Cameron putters in play, including the champion.
LPGA: Suzann Pettersen (New Pro V1) closed with a 5-under 67 for a one-shot victory and her first major championship at the McDonald's LPGA Championship. The 26-year-old Pettersen didn't miss a green on the final nine and converted four birdies, including a 12-footer on 17 to take a one shot lead going into the final hole. She finished with a 14-under 274 total and her second victory in a month. Eighteen year-old Na On Min (New Pro V1x) shot a final round 70, including four straight birdies on the back nine, to finish third at 12-under in her first major championship.
Titleist was the golf ball of choice at the McDonald's LPGA Championship with 109 (73%) players, more than four times the nearest competitor with 27.
The win was the 9th by a Titleist golf ball player on the 2007 LPGA Tour, three times the nearest competitor with 3.
CHAMPIONS: Titleist ambassador Jay Haas (New Pro V1) cruised to his third Champions Tour win of the season, firing a final round 2-under 69 to win the Principal Charity Classic by three strokes. Haas, the only player with multiple wins on the Champions Tour this season, led wire-to-wire and finished with a 13-under 200 total. Haas led the field in putts per GIR and birdies and finished tied for fifth and sixth in putts per round and greens in regulation, respectively, en route to his ninth career victory on the Champions Tour.
Titleist was the golf ball of choice at the Principal Charity Classic with 57 (75%) players, more than five times the nearest competitor with 11.
The win was the 11th by a Titleist golf ball player on the 2007 Champions Tour, more than five times the nearest competitor with 2.
ASIA: Korean Lee Sung Man (Pro V1x 05) completed a dominant wire-to-wire three-shot victory at the Bangkok Airways Open for his maiden win on the Asian Tour. Sung, who fired a course record 62 in the third round, shot a final round even-par 71 to finish with a 16-under 268 total. Titleist full-line player Prom Meesawat (Pro V1x) tied for third.
Titleist was the most played golf ball at the Bangkok Airways Open with 117 (81%) players, nine times the nearest competitor with 13.
SOUTH AFRICA: Peter Karmis (New Pro V1) fired a final round 8-under 64 to win the inaugural Lombard Insurance Classic by one stroke. Karmis finished with a 16-under 200 total for his first career victory.
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