TaylorMade, the No. 1 driver on the PGA Tour for 16 of the last 18 weeks (Darrell Survey), moved one step closer to global tour domination today with the announcement of a driver count sweep on all three major professional men's golf tours worldwide.
With wins at the Greater Greensboro Classic (PGA), the Portuguese Open (European PGA) and The Crowns (Japanese PGA), TaylorMade becomes the only manufacturer to produce such a sweep in 2001.
While the win at the Portuguese Open is TaylorMade's first solo driver count victory in Europe this year, the company has tied for the top-played driver twice previously (Alfred Dunhill Championship, Open de Espana). The Crowns marks TaylorMade's third overall driver count win in Japan in 2001.
Other TaylorMade tour accomplishments this season:
- Swept all three U.S. major men's tours in driver count (tournaments ending March 12 at the PGA Tour's Honda Classic, the Senior PGA Tour's SBC Senior Classic and the BUY.COM Tour's BUY.COM Florida Classic);
- Had three individual player wins on the three major men's tours worldwide in the same week (tournaments ending April 15 at PGA Tour's Worldcom Classic, European PGA Tour's Moroccan Open and Japanese PGA Tour's Tsuruya Open), and;
- Was the No. 1 driver played at Masters Tournament, the first time TaylorMade had won a major championship driver count since 1995.
TaylorMade Golf has led the golf industry’s technological evolution since
being founded in 1979. In 1998 the company joined with adidas Golf,
becoming a wholly owned subsidiary of adidas-Salomon AG. Dedicated to being
the best performance golf brand in the world, consumers can find more
information on TaylorMade-adidas Golf at www.taylormadegolf.com or www.adidasgolf.com.