Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Adam Scott Wins Masters Trusting Titleist from Tee through Green

Makes History in Playoff Victory Over Fellow Titleist Golf Ball Loyalist Angel Cabrera

(Fairhaven, MA) - Exhibiting unwavering confidence and determination, Titleist Brand Ambassador Adam Scott realized a dream on Sunday with his sudden death playoff victory at the Masters.  Trusting the New 2013 Pro V1 golf ball and 913D3 driver along with a complete bag of Titleist equipment, Scott dramatically edged New 2013 Pro V1x loyalist Angel Cabrera on the second extra hole.  In addition to winning his first career major, Scott made history by becoming the first Australian to take home the coveted Green Jacket.

"We like to think we're the best at everything," said Scott.  "Golf is a big sport at home, and this is the one thing in golf we hadn't been able to achieve.  It's amazing that it's my destiny to be the first Australian to win. It's incredible."

Scott converted a 20-foot putt for birdie on the final hole of regulation, only to watch Cabrera nearly hole his approach shot and tap-in for birdie to force the extra session.  Replaying the 18th as the first hole of the playoff, both players got up and down for par with close chip shots.  On the second extra hole, the 10th at Augusta National, Cabrera's 15-foot putt for birdie just missed, setting up Scott's heroics.  As daylight fell, Scott drained a dramatic 12-footer for birdie and the historic and popular win.

Scott, playing with fellow countryman and Titleist Brand Ambassador Marc Leishman in the next to last group, made his only bogey on the first hole, closing with a 3-under par 69.  Cabrera, in the final group, shot a final round 2-under 70, as both players finished at 9-under 279.  Cabrera was the only player to shoot four consecutive rounds under par.  Leishman tied for 4th, four shots out of the playoff, and posted his best-ever finish in a major championship.

* New 2013 Titleist Pro V1 golf ball
* Titleist 913D3 (9.5 degrees) driver with a Graphite Design Tour AD DI-8 X-flex shaft*
* Titleist 910Fd (15 degrees) fairway metal with a Rombax Pro 95 X-flex shaft
* Titleist 712U (2) and MB (3-9) irons with KBS Tour steel shafts
* Titleist Vokey Design SM4 pitching (48), Spin Milled sand (54) and SM4 TVD lob (60) wedges with KBS Tour shafts
* Scotty Cameron by Titleist Futura X prototype putter**

Scott played the new Titleist 913D3 driver for the first time in competition this week.   He switched from the Titleist 910D3 driver and all of his specifications remained the same.  Scott stayed with 9.5 degrees of loft, an A-1 (neutral) SureFit Tour Hosel setting and Graphite Design Tour AD DI 8, X flex graphite shaft at 44.75”.  Adam worked with Titleist Tour Representative Chris Tuten on the Wednesday of the Tampa Bay Championship to dial in a precision fit.   Adam did not put the 913D3 driver into play in Tampa, preferring to work with it during his preparation weeks leading up to the Masters.  Adam came to Augusta ready to put it in play and was extremely confident in his performance with it following several practice rounds.  Scott cited that he was getting a higher ball flight without increased spin for longer carry distance with the new driver which would be beneficial to him at Augusta National and going forward.

Scott also put a refined Scotty Cameron by Titleist Futura X prototype putter in the bag this week.  He has been working with Cameron since December on the new long putter that provides the high MOI (Moment of Inertia) and path that Scott was seeking.  While the design of the putter creates a high MOI, Cameron took the putter one step further by adding more stability to the face with perimeter weighting.  High MOI combined with perimeter weighting gives this putter a very unique feel and performance.  The putter is made out of aluminum and includes a balance bar and four tungsten weights that are positioned under four adjustable stainless steel weights in the far four corners of the putter for maximum MOI.  The putter is 49" in length, has a 79* lie angle and 3* of loft.

WHAT'S IN MARC LEISHMAN'S BAG?:  New 2013 Pro V1x golf ball, Titleist 913D2 driver (9.5), 913Fd fairway metal (15.0), 712U 2-iron, AP 3-4 irons. MB 5-9 irons, Vokey Design Spin Milled pitching (48), Spin Milled TVD sand (54) and lob (58) wedges, Scotty Cameron by Titleist Tour Rat 2 prototype putter.

MASTERS NOTES:  The win is the ninth official victory of Adam Scott's PGA TOUR career (he also won the 2005 Nissan Open that was reduced to 36 holes) ... A true global player, the victory marks Scott's 20th worldwide as a professional ... Scott, who has made 10 cuts in 12 career starts at the Masters, posted his third consecutive Top 10 finish at Augusta (2013/1, 2012/T8, 2011/T2) and fourth overall (2002/T9) ... Scott has played in five PGA TOUR events in 2013, making the cut in each, while posting three Top 10 finishes ... He has finished in the top 15 in each of his last six starts in major championships ... Cabrera won the 2009 Masters in a three-way playoff ... Titleist full product line Titleist Brand Ambassadors have won three of the last four majors (2012 U.S. Open, PGA Championship, 2013 Masters), while Titleist golf ball loyalists have won four of the last five, including Bubba Watson’s victory at the 2012 Masters ... In addition to Scott, Cabrera and Leishman, three other golf ball loyalists (Lee Westwood/T8, John Huh/T11, Tim Clark/T11) finished among the top 12 and earned a return visit to the 2014 Masters ... Clark, who posted a 5-under 67 on Saturday for low third round of the tournament, is also a Titleist Brand Ambassador who relies upon the New 2013 Pro V1, 913D3 driver, 913F fairway metal, 712U 4 iron, CB irons, Vokey Design SM4 pitching, sand and lob wedges.

STATS:  One of the reasons Adam Scott won his first Masters was the fact that he led the field in Greens in Regulation, converting on 55 of 72 shots for a 76.4% clip … Scott was also among the top 20 in Driving Distance with the new Titleist 913D3 that he was playing for the first time in competition.  He finished at 293.8 yards per drive, which was 7 yards more than the field average … While Scott led the field in Greens in Regulation, fellow Titleist Brand Ambassador Tim Clark was tops in Driving Accuracy, splitting 47 of 56 fairways for a near 84% success rate.  His pinpoint tee ball helped Clark finished T11 on the leaderboard, securing a spot in next year’s Masters … Another Titleist Brand Ambassador and fellow Aussie to Scott is Marc Leishman who finished T4 on the leaderboard and T5 in Putting Average with his Scotty Cameron Tour Rat 2 prototype putter.  Leishman averaged 1.696 putts per hole on the slick and undulating greens of Augusta National.

EQUIPMENT COUNTS:  Titleist was the most relied upon golf ball in the field of 93 with 52 players, more than four times the nearest competitor with 12.  Titleist also was the overwhelming choice in the iron (19) and wedge (83) categories.  The win is the sixth by Titleist golf ball players on the 2013 PGA TOUR, more than any other competitor.

WEB.COM:  New Titleist 2013 Pro V1x loyalist Alex Aragon fired a final round 6-under 66 to come from five shots back and win the WNB Golf Classic.  It marked the second career Web.com Tour title for Aragon who finished with a 16-under 272 victory total, one better than Titleist Brand Ambassador Byron Smith (New 2013 Pro V1x, 913D3 driver, 913F fairway metal, 712U irons/2-4, CB 5-iron, MB 6-PW, Vokey Design SM4 sand and lob wedges, Scotty Cameron GoLo putter).  Titleist Brand Ambassador Brice Garnett (Pro V1x, 913D3 driver, 910F fairway metal, 712U 3-iron, CB irons/4-9, Vokey Design pitching, sand and lob wedges), finished solo third, three shots behind the champion.  Aragon drained birdie putts on six of his first seven holes to wipe out the five-stroke deficit he faced at the start.  Only six players in the field of 77 posted sub-70 scores on Sunday, with Aragon’s 66 the best of all.

Titleist was the most relied upon golf ball in the field of 156 with 107 (69%) players, nearly six times the nearest competitor with 18.  Titleist also was the overwhelming top choice in the iron (47/30%), wedge (157/42%) and putter (55/35%) categories.  Titleist players have won all six Web.com Tour events in 2013.

ASIA:  Titleist golf ball loyalist Wen-tang Lin (Pro V1x) won the Solaire Open in the Philippines for his sixth career Asian Tour title.  Lin closed with a 1-over par 73 to finish the event with a 3-under par 285 victory total, one shot clear of two players, including Thammanoon Sriroj (New 2013 Pro V1x).  Scores were particularly high this week due to swirling winds that made distance control difficult.  Only four players finished under par … Titleist was the most relied upon golf ball in the field of 150 with 101 (67%) players, more than five times the nearest competitor with 20.  Titleist also was the overwhelming top choice in the iron (40) and wedge (128) categories.

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