Boulder, Colo. (November 18, 2013) — The Talisker Masters champion clinched his second consecutive win in two weeks by successfully defending his Australian Masters title at Royal Melbourne this weekend. This player has trusted KBS TOUR shafts in his irons and wedges since 2009.
The Talisker Masters victory marks this player’s fourth worldwide win of the year. He is currently ranked No. 2 on the Official World Golf Ranking. The 2013 season has been a banner year for the KBS brand with 26 professional wins worldwide.
“The KBS team is thrilled for this player’s exciting win. He’s playing his career-best game with a lot of confidence,” said Kim Braly, director of tour operations and research and development at KBS. “We wish him the best in his quest for the Triple Crown and thank him for his support.”
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First held in 1979 at Huntingdale Golf Club in Melbourne, the Masters has consistently attracted the best players from across the globe and the annual presentation of the gold jacket and Waterford Crystal Globe to the champion has become a notable tradition in Australian golf.
Greg Norman became synonymous with the tournament in the earlier years amassing six gold jackets in an astonishing stretch from 1981 to 1990. The event has also given several Australian players the chance to launch themselves onto the international stage after breakthrough victories at Huntingdale. They include the likes of Ian Baker-Finch, Craig Parry, Richard Green, Peter Lonard and Aaron Baddeley. The prestigious past champions roll of honour reads as a who’s who of the golfing world.
In 2008, IMG entered into a long term strategic partnership with the Victoria Government to build the annual Australian Masters into a “Best in Class” event that provides for a highpoint on the Australian golfing calendar.
The 2009 Australian Masters saw the start of the venue rotation policy, with the tournament moving to Kingston Heath Golf Club, and set a new benchmark for Australian golf; attracting record crowds and television audiences. These milestone results and the tournament champion, Tiger Woods, have only served to raise the bar and assist the Masters enhance its reputation as one of the world’s great golfing events and one of Asia-Pacific’s most acclaimed sporting traditions.
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Will KBS dominate here again at the Australian masters? Let’s see.