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Tour Edge sets another personal best with 62 Exotics in play by 25 players at the 81st Senior PGA Championship

Staffer Tim Petrovic switches to Exotics C721 Irons and finishes 2nd at Southern Hills

This week at the KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship, Tour Edge continued their impressive growth on the PGA Tour Champions by posting a new record for number of different players using their clubs (25) and number of clubs in play (62) in a PGA TOUR event and in a major championship.

Six of the 25 players playing Tour Edge finished in the Top 25, including a runner-up finish for Tour Edge staff player Tim Petrovic and an 8thplace finish for fellow staffer Duffy Waldorf. 

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Tour Edge gained eight new players this week in the 156-man field, including two new Exotics drivers. Twenty-five different players have now put an Exotics driver into play in the 2020/2021 PGA TOUR Champions season.

In total, four Exotics drivers, 27 fairways and hybrids (nine C721 and seven EXS Pro), eight Exotics utility irons, 17 individual irons and six EXS Blade Wedges were in play at the Senior PGA Championship. 

Petrovic made a big switch this week to a new set of Exotics C721 player’s distance irons.

“The C721 irons were game changers for Petro and were part of him playing so well this week, according to his caddie John Connolly,” said Tour Edge Executive Vice President John Craig. “John let us know that Tim was over a club longer with his irons and was adamant his miss-hits were far more consistent.”

“He also remarked how the extra height they create made a dramatic difference around a long hard course,” said Craig. “He let us know that a bunch of other players were taking notice and put us on alert that we are going to get requests in the coming weeks!”

He was the 3rd player in the past four events to put an Exotics C721 iron set into play.

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Petrovic shot 69-68-67 in the last three rounds to earn his 8th runner-up finish on the PGA TOUR Champions since joining the Tour Edge staff.

Since the start of 2018, Petrovic has earned five Top 3 finishes at majors. It was his second runner-up finish at the KitchenAid Senior PGA.

“I think I got the Grand Slam of seconds,” said Petrovic. “I think the only one I don't have second place is The Tradition. Actually, I was third in the British a couple years ago, but I've been second in this twice, second in the U.S. (Senior) Open.”

In the five events played in 2021 on the PGA TOUR Champions, Petrovic has finished 6th or better four times. He now sits 10th on the 2020/2021 Charles Schwab Cup money list with $1,189,880.

Tour Edge staffer Bernhard Langer sits in 1st place with $1,825,600 earned in 22 events played.

Tour Edge has seen 1,462 clubs in play by 117 different PGA Tour professionals on the three PGA Tours over the last four seasons.

In that time, they've been a part of 11 victories and 21 runner-up finishes on the PGA TOUR Champions and have been in the bag for a 1st or 2nd place finish 32 times in the last 65 Champions events (49%).  

About Tour Edge
In 2021, Tour Edge is celebrating 35 years as a highly renowned and top-selling golf club and bag manufacturer serving the global golf market.

Tour Edge is an American owned and operated company out of Batavia, Illinois that manufactures and sells golf clubs under three distinct sub-brands:

• Exotics: a tour-preferred line of ultra-premium equipment featuring next-level innovation and materials that is in the bags of over 100 of the world’s top professionals.

• Hot Launch: the highest level of performance and game improvement innovation design at a mid-tier price point and the #1 custom fitted value in golf.

• “Get in the Game” products: featuring complete sets for men, women, seniors, and juniors, as well as individual drivers, putters, wedges, and golf bags designed for casual and beginning golfers on a budget.

The legendary #TeamTourEdge tour staff includes Ken Duke, Bernhard Langer, Tom Lehman, Scott McCarron, Tim Petrovic and Duffy Waldorf.

Tour Edge products have been in play for 22 victories on the PGA Tours, including 10 on the PGA TOUR and 11 on the PGA TOUR Champions.

Media Contact:
Jon Claffey
Vice President of Marketing/Tour Edge
Phone: 800-515-3343 Ex: 110
Email: jclaffey@touredge.com


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