Press Release: First PGA Tour title for Perez and NEW Titleist ProV1
FIRST PGA TOUR TITLE FOR PEREZ AND NEW TITLEIST PRO V1
Pat Perez captures Bob Hope Classic playing the new 2009 Pro V1 Golf Ball.
Pat Perez secured his first career PGA Tour title, relying upon the new 2009 Pro V1x golf ball to capture the 50th Bob Hope Classic. Perez becomes the first player to win with the new model and the third straight Titleist golf ball loyalist to win through the first three events on the 2009 PGA Tour. The 32 year-old secured his maiden Tour victory by knocking his approach shot from 200 yards on the closing hole to 3 feet setting up an eagle finish.
Perez finished the 90-hole event at 33-under 327, posting a 3-under 69 in a wind-swept final round. He beat Titleist Ambassador John Merrick (Pro V1x, 907D2 driver, 906F3 3-wood, 909H hybrid, ZM irons, Vokey Design sand and lob wedges, Scotty Cameron Newport Studio Select) by three shots, and was five clear of fourth round leader and Titleist Ambassador Steve Stricker (Pro V1, 909D3 driver, 906F2 3-wood, 585H hybrid, 755 irons, Vokey Design sand and lob wedges) and Mike Weir (Pro V1). Titleist golf ball players secured the top four positions on the leaderboard, with ten of the 13 players who finished among the Top 10 and ties relying upon Titleist golf balls for their success.
Titleist was the most played golf ball at the Bob Hope Classic with 92 players, more than five times the nearest competitor with 16. The new 2009 Pro V1x was the most played golf ball model at the event with 23 players, followed by the new 2009 Pro V1 with 21. The new 2009 Pro V1 and Pro V1x golf balls will be officially launched at the PGA Merchandise Show this week and begin shipping to golf shops in Europe from March 1st. Titleist was also first in iron sets (38), wedges (122) and putters (47).
Elsewhere, Titleist was the most played golf ball at the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters on the European Tour with 53% of the field. Louis Oosthuizen (Pro V1x) finished runner-up for the second consecutive tournament, with Damien McGrane (Pro V1) finishing solo fourth and Maarten Lafeber (Pro V1x) sharing fifth place. Bernhard Langer (Pro V1) opened the 2009 Champions Tour season with a one shot win at the Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualala, while Deane Pappas (Pro V1x) captured his second career Sunshine Tour title at the Dimension Data Pro-Am.
A first title victory for Pat Perez and the new 2009 Pro V1x to make it three consecutive victories for Titleist golf balls at the start of the 2009 PGA Tour, prove once again that the game’s elite continue to opt for the matchless performance of Titleist.
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