Jacobsen Supports Charlotte's Wachovia Championship

May 02, 2006

Charlotte, NC - May 2, 2006 - Jacobsen, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, rolls out the green carpet on its home turf this week as the Wachovia Championship brings the PGA TOUR to Charlotte, North Carolina, headquarters for the equipment company celebrating its 85th year of service in the turf industry.

Not only is Jacobsen the official hospitality partner of the Wachovia Championship, but its turf maintenance equipment is being used exclusively on all areas of the Quail Hollow Club golf course, where the tournament is played.

"We're honored to support this premier golf event taking place in our hometown," says Karla Cuculi, marketing director for Jacobsen. "Jacobsen mowers, aerators and utility vehicles are helping create superior course conditions that continue to attract the best players to the Wachovia Championship," adds Cuculi. "In fact, 10 of the top 11 ranked players in the world plan to compete in this year's Championship, making it one of the top events on the PGA TOUR."

Quail Hollow was originally designed by golf course architect George Cobb in 1961. It's undergone a series of improvements, including modifications of several holes by Arnold Palmer in 1986, and a redesign by Tom Fazio in 1997 and 2003. The private member club hosted the Kemper Open from 1969 to 1979, and has more recently been the site of a Senior PGA TOUR event hosted by club member Arnold Palmer. The Wachovia Championship originated at Quail Hollow in 2003.

This is the fourth year that Jacobsen is supporting the tournament which offers a $6 million purse and raises money for Teach For America, the Championship's primary charity.

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