TRIPLETT, NOW THE OLDEST WINNER IN NATIONWIDE TOUR HISTORY, ALSO RECORDED THE FIRST TOUR WIN WITH THE NEW G20 DRIVER

CALCAVECCHIA BIRDIED 16, 17, 18 AND THE FIRST PLAYOFF HOLE TO WIN THE TITLE

2011-08-28

PING Pro Mark Calcavecchia birdied the final three holes in regulation and the first playoff hole to win his first Champions Tour title. Earlier in the day, PING Pro Kirk Triplett captured his first Nationwide Tour event. Both men relied on the new G20 driver, marking the first victories with the new driver.

In winning the Boeing Classic in Snoqualmie, Wash., Calcavecchia was T1 in driving distance with his G20 at 307.8 yards. He was T2 in putts per round with his Anser Milled 3, the first title for the new Anser Series. Calc’s final-round 7-under 65 featured two hole-out birdies and elevated him to second place in the Charles Schwab Cup points race. “I played really good,” he said. “I’m ecstatic right now.”

For his part, Triplett relied on a G20 driver, fairway wood and hybrid to post 21-under, good for a two-shot win at the News Sentinel Open in Knoxville, Tenn. At 49 years, four months and 29 days, Triplett is the oldest winner in Nationwide Tour history. “I said it the other day, I want to win out here and be competitive.” The 3-time PGA Tour winner also gave the S56 irons their 20th worldwide tour win.

Both players relied on EYE2 sand wedges.