BEAVERTON, Ore. (October 10, 2005) – In a story line that is becoming all too familiar, Tiger managed yet another exciting Sunday charge highlighted by three consecutive birdies starting at the 10th hole. His come-from-behind win capped off an incredible weekend in San Francisco that proved a power game is still the most lethal weapon in golf today.
Tiger averaged nearly 318 yards off the tee for the tournament which included a whopping 363 yard bomb. The seemingly unbeatable combination of his Ignite driver and One Platinum ball not only had him driving par 4’s but set him up for a tournament leading 19 birdies. In addition to long drives, Tiger routinely attacked pins with iron shots that displayed incredible control and accuracy. Since switching to the One Platinum at the start of the 2005 Tour season Tiger has been on a bit of a roll. Tiger’s six wins on Tour, including two majors, has him firmly entrenched as the number one player in the world and the player of the year on the PGA Tour.
"I’ve never hit the ball this far….ever," Tiger said when originally asked about the benefits of the One Platinum. The incredible distance made possible by the One Platinum comes from a progressive density core that features a soft center and a progressively harder outer shell. The One Platinum was the first ball Nike engineer Rock Ishii specifically designed to maximize distance and performance with today’s larger head drivers by promoting a higher trajectory and lower spin rate. At the same time its unique four piece construction features three covers which impact performance throughout your iron set and increase feel and control around the greens.
Whether it’s awe inspiring long drives or pin-seeking wedges, Tiger has proven this year that one ball stands above the rest. The Nike One Platinum.
Also in Tiger’s winning arsenal is the Ignite T-60 3 Wood, Nike Forged Blades, 56 and 60 degree Forged TW Wedges, Tiger Woods apparel, SP-7 TW footwear and a Dri-FIT Tour Glove.
Beth Gast – Nike Golf