Matrix Ozik now has victories on the PGA, European, Japan, and Korean Tours.
Brea, CA, October 25, 2005 — For nearly 3 years, a Spanish golf icon has been held out of the winner’s circle. On Sunday, October 23, Matrix Ozik helped him break that winless streak. The Spaniard, a two-time Masters Champion who took 3rd at this year’s British Open, shot 66 in the final round to best Sergio Garcia and win the Mallorca Classic by five strokes. The win is the player’s first title since winning the Buick Invitational in 2002. In his win, the MacGregor staffer played the new Matrix Ozik TP-7x in his MacGregor Eye-O-Matic driver.
After averaging around 269 yards in 2003, this player began experimenting with new shafts in 2004. Just before the 2005 season, he found something special in a new Matrix prototype shaft, which would later become the Ozik TP-7x and give birth to the Ozik franchise. Since making the switch, the Spaniard, usually known for his precise iron play, has averaged 288.2 yards off the driver, a net gain of 19 yards. This has not hurt is accuracy, as his Fairways Hit numbers have climbed from 57% to 59.1% since last year. With these improvements, the golf legend has seen his earnings go from $495,050 in 2004 to over $2 million in 2005. His streak-ending win at Mallorca comes after near misses at the British Open (3rd), the BellSouth Classic (lost in playoff), and the Shell Houston Open (3rd).
"It really is an honor to work with a legend like (this player). It is one of those experiences that make my job extremely rewarding," offered Matrix PGA Tour Representative Joe Miera. Miera also voiced his excitement in the new Matrix Ozik, "When you can see a player add distance and accuracy like this, you can see confidence; you get anxious to see the results."
"We could not have guessed that Matrix Ozik would get four wins this suddenly," added Matrix V.P. of Corporate Communications J.C. Beeson. "Our congratulations go out to this fine player. We also congratulate the MacGregor and Matrix Engineering and Tour Staffs for putting the right products in the right hands. We spared no expense in design and construction of Matrix Ozik and now we are seeing the results."
Matrix will be launching the Matrix Ozik franchise exclusively through Matrix Authorized Dealers across the world November 1. The Ozik is broken down into two series. The "Gold" series features the TP-7 and TP-7x, each with a suggested retail price of $1000. The "Silver" series includes the Altus, Medius, and Infra, each retailing at $400.
About Matrix Composite Corporation (Matrix)
Matrix Composite Corporation (Matrix) is a premium composite shaft manufacturer based in Brea, California. Matrix Shafts are the #1 Graphite Iron Shaft in play on the PGA Tour in 2005 and were also in 2004 for wins, money won, number in play, and top overall model in play. Matrix has earned victories in 2005 at the Chrysler Classic, the Zurich Classic (PGA Tour), Japan PGA Championships, the Coca-Cola Tokai Classic, the JCB Classic Sendai (Japan), the S.K. Telecom (Asian Tour), and the GS Caltex Masters (Korean Tour). In addition, Matrix Shafts have earned four 2nd place finishes and 31 top 10 finishes in 2005. Prior to 2005, Matrix Shafts were in the driver, fairway woods, hybrid clubs and irons of Matrix Staff Member K.J. Choi, during victories at the PGA Tour’s 2002 Compaq Classic of New Orleans and 2002 Tampa Bay Classic presented by Buick which vaulted Matrix into prominence among the elite shaft makers of the world. The company’s "The Matrix" shaft has already earned international victories in Choi’s bag at 2003 European PGA Tour’s "German Masters", as well as back-to-back-to-back victories in 2003, 2004 and 2005 at the S.K. Telecom Korean Open on the Asian PGA Tour. Matrix is dedicated to creating the finest composite golf shafts featuring the most exacting quality control standards in the industry. For more information on Matrix golf shafts contact Mike Malloy (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Sarah Gamet (email@example.com) at 800-275-3401.
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