FAIRHAVEN, Mass. (Feb. 9, 2009) - Titleist Brand Ambassador Nick Watney made two birdies over the final three holes to capture the Buick Invitational by one shot for his second career PGA TOUR title. Watney converted a 40-foot birdie putt from the fringe on the par-3 16th, then completed his dramatic come-from-behind victory with a birdie on the final hole for the win. Watney closed with a 4-under 68 to finish with an 11-under 277 total.
Camilo Villegas, who relies upon the New 2009 Pro V1 golf ball, as well as Vokey Design Spin Milled approach, sand and lob wedges and a Scotty Cameron Circa 62 putter, tied for 3rd place, two shots behind Watney. Matt Jones (Pro V1x, 905R driver, 909F3 fairway metal, 695MB irons, Vokey Design pitching, sand and lob wedges, Scotty Cameron Newport 2 SS) finished solo 5th, four shots back.
In fact, 8 of the top 10 finishers relied upon Titleist golf balls for their success, including Mathew Goggin (6TH/Pro V1x). Titleist Brand Ambassadors Ben Crane (New 2009 Pro V1x, 909D2 driver, 909F2 fairway metals, AP2 irons, Vokey Design approach and sand wedges, Spin Milled lob wedge, Scotty Cameron Fastback putter) and Charley Hoffman (Pro V1, 909D2 driver, 680 irons, Vokey Design pitching, sand and lob wedges, Scotty Cameron Red X putter), as well as Bubba Watson (New 2009 Pro V1x) and Luke Donald (Pro V1x), all tied for 7th place.
WHAT’S IN NICK WATNEY’S TITLEIST BAG?:
Pro V1x golf ball
909D2 driver (10.5)
909F2 fairway metal (15.5)
909H hybrid (21)
AP2 irons (3-9)
Vokey Design pitching wedge (48)
Vokey Design Spin Milled sand (56) and lob (60) wedges
Scotty Cameron Newport Tour putter
TITLEIST 5-0: Watney's win marks the fifth consecutive victory by a Titleist golf ball loyalist to start the 2009 PGA TOUR season. He follows Kenny Perry (FBR Open), Pat Perez (Bob Hope Classic), fellow Titleist Brand Ambassador Zach Johnson (Sony Open), and Geoff Ogilvy (Mercedes Benz Championship) into this year's PGA TOUR winners' circle.
Each champion trusted the Titleist Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball for his winning success.
Titleist was the most played golf ball at the Buick Invitational with 102 players (65%), more than four times the nearest competitor with 25. Of the 102 players who trusted a Titleist golf ball at the Buick Invitational, 32 played the New 2009 Pro V1x and 22 played the New 2009 Pro V1.
Titleist was the top choice among all players at the Buick Invitational in the iron (47), wedge (158) and putter (65) categories. Titleist was second in drivers (43) and fairway metals (62).