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Brian Gay, Wearing Kaenon Polarized Sunglasses, Crushes the Field at the PGA Tour’s Verizon Heritage by 10 Strokes


Brian Gay relies on Kaenon’s game-improving SR-91 polarized lens technology to break tournament’s 13-year-old scoring record - finishing at 20-under par!

Newport Beach, CA (April 20, 2009) — Showing incredible talent with a calm and steady determination laced with supreme confidence, Kaenon Polarized golfer Brian Gay shot seven-under-par on Sunday to win the PGA Tour’s Verizon Heritage at Hilton Head Island, S.C., by an astounding 10 shots! An historical round in many ways, Gay also broke the PGA tournament’s 13-year-old scoring record - finishing at 20-under 264.

Showing an unparalleled ability in reading the difficult Harbor Town greens, Gay linked consistent drives and a reliable short game with incredible putt after putt to progressively increase his lead on nearly every hole yesterday – he began his final round with a 1 shot lead Sunday morning – and drained everything he saw to win by an astounding 10 shot margin!

“I was just seeing things well out there,” said Gay. “I grew up in the South and I’m used to the greens and these types of grasses, so it’s pretty familiar for me,” he said. “You just got to pay attention to when it’s shiny or dark; you can tell if you’re putting into the green, that sort of thing.”

Throughout every stroke of the tournament, Gay wore Kaenon Polarized Sunglasses, opting for JETTY™ Black with Gray 12 lenses, relying on the Kaenon’s radically new SR-91® patented lens material, with purpose-built lens tints, and re-engineered polarizing elements for superior visual clarity, detail, depth perception and color contrast. Not once during the entire tournament did Gay take off his Kaenon’s or wear them atop his hat. As he said: “I saw the line.”

Many of the tournament’s commentators remarked on Gay’s ability to see the course and read the greens at Harbour Town Golf Links, which is known for its very small postage-stamp greens with challenging cross grains, making the all-important grain much more subtle and difficult to see. Developed specifically for sports and activities where enhanced visual clarity can make all the difference, Gay uncompromisingly uses Kaenon Polarized for its superior technical advantage in reading the course contours and surveying distance. After switching to Kaenon Polarized Sunglasses the end of 2007, he has now won twice on Tour (his only PGA Tour victories) – once in 2008, now in 2009 - during his 14 year professional career.

The master of Harbor Town, Davis Love, III, wearing Kaenon’s Hard Kore™ with Grey 12 lenses, started Sunday in 5th, poised to challenge Gay who ran away with the title. Rod Pampling, playing in Kaenon’s new Arlo™ Matte Black G12 in prescription, put 3 players wearing Kaenon Polarized in the top 10 to start the weekend, each in different frames – and Pampling playing in SR-91 Rx.

Besides a $1.026-million first prize, Gay also earns a spot in next year’s Masters, which will be his first time at Augusta National.

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Founded by elite-level sailor, Olympic sailing coach, and Southern California native, Steve Rosenberg and his brother Darren, Kaenon Polarized represents the culmination of Rosenberg’s 20+years of experience in the sports optics world as a sponsored athlete, sports marketer, and executive. Since its launch in 2001 with its patented SR-91 lens, Light Transmission Level Technology, and award winning KORE product, Kaenon Polarized has continued Rosenberg’s mission to provide the elite athletes and active lifestyle enthusiasts with the clarity of polarized optics and high-performance frames with superior fit and luxurious style. Today, Kaenon Polarized Sunglasses are the Luxury Performance choice of professionals in both land and water sports such as golf, baseball, snow, surf, kitesurfing, windsurfing, fishing, sailing, and automotive racing, as well as entertainers in film and music.


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