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Exotics' McCarron wins Mitsubishi Electric Classic

Exotics staff player Scott McCarron won the 2019 Mitsubishi Electric Classic on the PGA Tour Champions Sunday playing a Tour Edge Exotics CBX 119 hybrid; a 19-degree with a Project X Even Flow Black shaft, the same shaft that is available to consumers as a stock offering in the CBX 119 line.

The win is the third on the PGA Tour Champions for McCarron since switching to Exotics in 2018.

McCarron, who wears a Tour Edge Exotics logo on his sleeve, climbed five spots to 1st place on the official Charles Schwab Cup money list with a total of $624,118 earned so far in 2019. He finished 2nd overall in the final Charles Schwab Cup standings last season after winning two times with Exotics in the bag in 2018.

The win was the 2nd of the 2019 season for a player with Exotics clubs in play on the PGA Tour Champions after a total of seven events played. Tom Lehman won the season-opening event in Hawaii with an Exotics CBX 119 and a CBX Iron-Wood and currently ranks 5th in the Charles Schwab Cup money standings.

Exotics CBX clubs have now been a part of eight victories and 11 runner-up finishes on the PGA Tour Champions since collecting the first win at the 2018 Chubb Classic. This means Exotics clubs have finished 1st or 2nd in 19 of the last 32 PGA TOUR Champions events (59%).

After seven events on the 2019 PGA Tour Champions season, Exotics metalwoods have been in play for two victories, five Top 5 finishes, nine Top 10 finishes and 22 Top 25 finishes. Tour Edge is keeping count of these tour statistics on a tour scoreboard located on www.touredge.com.

The victory represents the fourth Top 5 finish in the last six events for McCarron, including a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finish.

McCarron shot 7-under at the TPC Sugarloaf golf course in Duluth, Georgia with a total of 12 birdies in extremely tough conditions. The 53-year-old Californian birdied Holes 13 and 15 to secure his first victory of the season and his eighth win on the PGA Tour Champions.

McCarron held a three-shot lead headed into the final round. On Saturday, he fired a 68 in the morning to finish the rain-delayed first round and shot a 70 in the afternoon to reach 6-under-par.

"It was a grind all the way. It was a tough day again," McCarron said. "The wind was up, it was very cold, tough to get the ball close. You can see with the scores. ... The golf course is playing very difficult. And 2 under, I felt like I left a couple out there, but I also made a couple really good par saves, too."

McCarron collected his eighth victory on the PGA Tour Champions. He won three times in his PGA TOUR career, winning the BellSouth Classic at this very same course, TPC Sugarloaf, in 1997 and 2001. He once again triumphed at TPC Sugarloaf, despite wind, rain, a new 9-hole addition and all-new grass changes at the facility.

"It's a long time," McCarron said. "But again, once you come back to a golf course you play well at, those memories start coming back to you. You start seeing lines off tees that you took, you start seeing maybe some of the putts you made coming down the stretch. Even though it's a long time, I still have a pretty good memory of the good stuff."

Watch video of Scott McCarron discuss his Exotics CBX 119 here: https://www.touredge.com/services/images/19staff/CBX119-Scott-Testimonial.mp4