Because the West Coast Swing was coming to an in depth, so was a big chapter in Heath SlocumaE™s PGA Tour profession, his first victory. Slocum fired a closing spherical 7-under par 65 on the Chrysler Basic of Tucson to edge his enjoying companion and 54-hole co-leader by one stroke. Each gamers relied upon the Titleist Professional V1x golf ball in a dramatic showdown of two gamers looking for their first Tour win aE” one which was not determined till the ultimate putt on the 72nd gap. Slocum turns into the sixth Titleist golf ball loyalist to be victorious on the 2004 PGA Tour, becoming a member of Ernie Els, Phil Mickelson, Jonathan Kaye, Vijay Singh and Mike Weir on this yearaE™s winnersaE™ circle. WGC Accenture World Match Play Championship Titleist gamers accounted for 41 gamers on this world-class discipline consisting of the highest 64 gamers within the Official World Golf Rankings. The Titleist script was posted all around the bracket because the golf ball selection of 14 of the ultimate 16 gamers, 7 of the Eight quarterfinalists, three of the Four semifinalists, and Davis Love III, who superior to the 36-hole championship match. Placing into Perspective Three of the ultimate 4 gamers at WGC Accenture Match Play made Scotty Cameron by Titleist their putters of selection, together with the champion, who has relied upon Cameron putters all through his illustrious PGA Tour profession. It marks the fourth victory of the yr for gamers trusting Cameron for his or her flatstick prowess. King of Swing By advancing to the quarterfinals of the WGC Accenture Match Play Championship, Titleist ambassador Phil Mickelson secured his second aEoeKing of the West Coast SwingaE title. He gained the inaugural competitors in 1998. Contested through the 9 PGA TOUR occasions in January and February, every match winner acquired 100 factors, with a gradual decline of factors awarded right down to 10 for a 10th-place end. For his efforts, Mickelson (Professional V1) earned the highest prize of $500,000, adopted by Vijay Singh (Professional V1x) and third-place finisher and defending champion Mike Weir (Professional V1). Along with his win on the Bob Hope Chrysler Basic, Mickelson tied for seventh on the FBR Open, was third on the AT&T Pebble Seaside Nationwide Professional-Am, and tied for fourth on the Buick Invitational. Nationwide Tour
Gavin Coles (Professional V1) drained an 80-foot putt on the ultimate gap of the New Zealand PGA Championship to place an exclamation level on his three-stroke victory. Coles fired a closing spherical 4-under par 68, the dayaE™s finest rating below troublesome circumstances. The occasion was co-sponsored by the Australasian PGA Tour. Canadian PGA Tour Brad Sutterfield (Professional V1) captured the season-opening Barton Creek Basic in a playoff over Mario Tiziani (Professional V1x). Sutterfield was pressured to birdie the ultimate two holes of regulation to succeed in the playoff after Tiziani fired a closing spherical 7-under par 65, which included 5 birdies on the again 9. Each gamers completed with an 8-under 280. Worldwide Victory Rely Three extra victories this week will increase TitleistaE™s victory depend throughout the worldwide skilled excursions to 16, greater than thrice the closest competitor with 5. HeaE™ll All the time Keep in mind Tucson Heath Slocum turned the 13th participant to notch his first profession PGA Tour title on the Chrysler Basic of Tucson. He’s the primary first-time winner on the 2004 PGA Tour. 2nd Time is a Appeal Slocum entered the ultimate spherical in Tucson tied for the 54-hole lead. The one different 54-hole lead Slocum carried into the ultimate spherical of a PGA Tour occasion additionally got here on the 2002 Chrysler Basic of Tucson the place he completed T6. 2004 is for Closers SlocumaE™s victory marked the seventh time within the eight stroke-play occasions performed on the 2004 PGA TOUR that the 54-hole chief/co-leader has gone on to victory. 5 of these seven winners relied upon Titleist for his or her success, together with: Slocum (Professional V1x), Mike Weir (Professional V1/Nissan Open), Vijay Singh (Professional V1x/AT&T Pebble Seaside), Jonathan Kaye (Professional V1x/FBR Open) and Phil Mickelson (Professional V1/Bob Hope Chrysler Basic). Ernie Els (Professional V1x) trailed the chief by one stroke in his victory on the Sony Open in Hawaii.