Deep Six: Davis Love Cards Final Round Six-Under 66 in Greensboro to End Tour-Victory Drought; Title Gives Suunto G6 Six Worldwide Tour Wins in '06
Oct 13, 2006
CARLSBAD, Calif. (Oct. 13, 2006) -- Like his college buddy at the University of North Carolina, Michael Jordan -- winner of a half-dozen NBA championships -- six seems to be Davis Love's lucky number these days.
Love's final round six-under 66 at the Chrysler Classic of Greensboro secured the former Tarheel's first victory in more than three years, while tallying the sixth worldwide tour win in 2006 for the Suunto G6, golf's first wrist-top swing analysis computer.
Completing the string of sixes, Love was the sixth-straight winner of the tournament to be either the outright or co-leader after the third round -- with his victory vaulting him to No. 6 in the PGA Tour Fall Finish standings.
"The Suunto G6 is all about maintaining swing consistency from shot to shot, using the device to get in a zone -- get on a 'swing streak,' so to speak," said Suunto North America General Manager Mike Dowse. "Now that Davis has his swing totally dialed in -- thanks in part to the G6 -- we feel there's a winning streak in his future as well."
According to Dowse, Love has used the G6 since January. The function of the wrist-top swing analysis computer used most by Love over that 10-month span: backswing length. Just one of four swing components the G6 measures -- along with tempo, rhythm and clubhead speed -- Love uses the G6's digital backswing length feedback to shorten his short-irons swing, keeping it compact while focusing on his distance control around the greens.
In total, 17 PGA, LPGA and European PGA Tour players have put the Suunto G6 into play in 2006. Four of them were among the top 10 finishers at the U.S. Open, two of them were on the winning European Ryder Cup squad -- and two are currently among the top five PGA Tour money leaders.
One of those on the PGA Tour top-five money list has gone without a swing coach all season -- a rarity in the professional ranks -- using only his G6 and his caddy's advice to keep his swing in top-level form.
For more information on the Suunto G6 and to locate a retailer in a specific area, golfers can go to www.suunto.com/g6.
Suunto is the leading manufacturer of sports instruments for a variety of activities, including training, golf, skiing, hiking, diving and sailing. The company's focus is on sports activities where advanced measurement technology and date processing generate significant performance benefits for active people. Suunto is headquartered in Vantaa, Finland and is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Helsinki-based Amer Sports Corporation.