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Tuesday, October 16th, 2018

PGA TOUR’S RICKY BARNES, TROY MERRITT, BRENDAN STEELE AND KEVIN STREELMAN FIELD TEST FINAL SIX PROTOTYPES ON TONIGHT’S NEW EPISODE OF DRIVER VS. DRIVER 2

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ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 16, 2018 – PGA TOUR professionals Ricky Barnes, Troy Merritt, Brendan Steele and Kevin Streelman join tonight’s new episode of Driver vs. Driver 2 (9 p.m. ET), where they will field test the first set of prototypes from the final six designs on the series.

On tonight’s episode, Wilson partnered up with EOS North America to develop hittable titanium prototypes of the six designs that advanced through the initial presentation phase of the series. Wilson will unveil the prototypes to the designers for the first time, followed by Wilson’s staff of PGA TOUR professionals – Ricky Barnes, Troy Merritt, Brendan Steele and Kevin Streelman – each testing out the prototypes and providing feedback. One driver concept will be eliminated at the end of the show, narrowing down to five finalists heading into next week.

DRIVER VS. DRIVER FINAL SIX CONCEPTS:

  • “Black Hornet” – Juan Biancardi and Walter Lund (Miramar, Fla.) and Scott Haack (Chardon, Ohio)
  • “Launchpad” – Jeremy Chell (Madison, Wis.)
  • “Cortex” – Evan Hoffman (San Diego, Calif.)
  • “Roswell” – Tim Slama (Salem, Ore.)
  • “Dialshot” – Allen Zadeh (Brooklyn, N.Y.)
  • “Magnus” – Jimmy Huynh (Long Beach, Calif.)

SERIES FORMAT: The seven-episode series airs Tuesdays this fall, concluding Nov. 13, where the winner will be awarded a grand prize of $250,000 in cash. A Wilson staff driver inspired by the concept will retail stores worldwide the following day, Wednesday, Nov. 14.

ABOUT DRIVER vs. DRIVER PRESENTED BY WILSON

Driver vs. Driver presented by Wilson debuted in 2016. The show, from inception, was designed to utilize the power of crowd-sourcing combined with Wilson LABS’ (the innovation hub at Wilson) deep golf experience and expertise to create a world-class golf driver in a way that had never been done before. Driver vs. Driver also was created to infuse new energy and excitement into the golf equipment conversation, open the game of golf to a broader audience and bring highly innovative products to the marketplace, all while educating golfers on how drivers are designed, developed and manufactured. Eric Sillies, an industrial design graduate from the University of Cincinnati, was crowned the winner of Driver vs. Driver’s first season.

 

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