TaylorMade-adidas Golf Tour Staff Pro Wins Quail Hollow Championship
Plays TaylorMade R9 Driver and TP Red with LDP Ball to Secure Victory at One of the PGA Tour's Toughest Venues
CARLSBAD, Calif. (May 4, 2009) – TaylorMade-adidas Golf Tour Staff professional Sean O'Hair won the Quail Hollow Championship yesterday, one of the premier events on the PGA Tour. Using TaylorMade's new R9 driver and TP Red LDP ball, O'Hair combined excellent distance, ranking 7th with an average of 312.6 yards, with exceptional accuracy, ranking T19th at 51.8%. He also ranked T3rd in greens in regulation, rounding out an outstanding tee-to-green performance on the exceedingly challenging Quail Hollow Club, in Charlotte, N.C.
O'Hair was one of 29 competitors in the field to use an R9 driver*, extending the R9's streak to 13 consecutive PGA Tour events as the No. 1 driver model. So far the R9 has been put in play on the PGA Tour more often than any other driver, and has ranked as the No. 1 driver model at a total of 17 events. Other competitors who played the R9 at Quail Hollow included Sergio Garcia, Justin Rose, Robert Garrigus, Paul Goydos, Pat Perez and Vaughn Taylor.
O'Hair was the only player in the final nine groups to break 70 in the final round, and his three-under 69 came despite the tough course set-up and brisk winds in the afternoon. TaylorMade TP balls, the TP Red and TP Black, are renowned for their stability and ability to hold their line through the wind. O'Hair's Quail Hollow win was the TP balls' fourth victory on the PGA Tour this year and the 10th worldwide.
The win elevated O'Hair to 12th on the World Golf Ranking and into 4th place on the U.S. Presidents Cup team points list. It also makes him, at 26 years old, the only player in the world under 30 with three PGA Tour victories.
In O'Hair's winning bag:
Driver: R9™ 10.5°
Fairways: R9 3-wood 13°, r7 5-wood 17.5°
Irons: Tour Preferred® 4 – 9
Wedges: rac™ 48°, 50°, 54°
Putter: Rossa® Monza® Corza
Ball: TP Red™ LDP
Shoes: adidas Golf TOUR360 Limited
* Darrell Survey model count at Quail Hollow Championship