Shin Storms to Victory

2012-09-17

FJ Ambassador Jiyai Shin (women's DryJoys MyJoys shoes & StaSof glove) captured the Ricoh Women’s British Open in record fashion for her second victory in as many weeks. Shin closed with a 1-over par 73 in strong winds and persistent rain for a four-round total of 9-under par 279, a whopping nine shots clear of her nearest competitor.  Shin, who posted a new women's course record on Saturday with an 8-under par 64, was the only player in the field to shoot under par for the tournament.  Her margin of victory sets a record for the biggest win in championship history, bettering the previous mark by four shots.


Shin's win is her ninth in less than five seasons on the LPGA Tour.  She won last week's Kingsmill Championship in a nine-hole playoff.

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McIlroy Rolls To Victory

2012-09-10

Rory McIlroy, fresh off two wins in the previous three weeks, added another victory to his 2012 total by winning the BMW Championship at Crooked Stick Golf Club in Carmel, Indiana. 

Like the previous week, McIlroy (FJ SPORT and Pure Touch)  came from from behind to claim the title, shooting a 5-under par 67 in Sunday’s final round to win by two strokes over fellow FJ Staffer Lee Westwood.  McIlroy's final 27 holes of the tournament included nine birdies and a lone bogey.

“I’m just on a great run at the moment...I’m playing well, I’m confident – just hope to keep it going.” McIlroy stated post victory.

Rory retains the top spot in the FedEx Cup rankings and this is Rory's fourth victory of the PGA Tour season.

 

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McIlroy Notches Third PGA Tour Win of 2012

2012-09-06

World number one and reigning PGA Champion Rory McIlroy added another victory to his 2012 total at the Deutsche Bank Championship. The second-leg of the FedEx Cup Playoffs was held right up the road from the Acushnet Company headquarters at TPC Boston.  

The Ulsterman shot rounds of 65, 65, and 67 over the first three days of competition to sit three behind the 54-hole leader Oosthuizen. The former Open Champion, Louis Oosthuizen had gained the lead over McIlroy thanks to a third round 63 that shot him up the leaderboard.

The two were paired together for the final round. McIlroy, in FJ Sport and Pure Touch, struck first and birdied 3 of his first four holes, trumping Oosthuizen's lone birdie in the same stretch.  McIlroy added birdies at six and eight to take control of the tournament.  Louis, in DryJoys Tour Boa and a newly redesigned SciFlex, fought back with two late back-nine birdies to get within one stroke of McIlroy.  Both players exchanged pars on the final hole to give Rory McIlroy the victory. 

Rory knows there is still much work to be done to win the Fedex Cup stating, “It’s good to get a victory in these playoffs. It sets me up in a good position for the next two weeks.”

McIlroy moves to number one in the Fedex Cup playoffs.

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Westwood Storms to Victory in Sweden!

2012-06-09

FJ ambassador Lee Westwood (FJ Sport & SciFlex) won his third Nordea Masters title in resounding fashion with a five shot triumph at Bro Hof Slott.

The World Number Three was simply irresistible from tee to green all week, and could even afford to miss five putts from inside six feet over the first ten holes of his closing 69.Lee will be delighted with his performance this week as he prepares to make his 57th attempt at a first Major Championship victory at next week’s US Open.
Westwood, who recorded his first European Tour victory in this event back in 1996 and won again in 2000 en route to becoming European Number One for the first time, said: “It feels really special winning here another time – I’ve won it in three decades now which just shows how old we’re getting!
“I played really well this week - you don’t win tournaments by five shots without playing well.”

After starting the day with a three shot lead, Westwood curled in a 15 footer at the third.

He then missed a four foot birdie putt at the fourth, and saw a par putt of the same length horseshoe out at the sixth.

The 39 year old missed further birdie chances from inside six feet at the eighth, ninth and tenth and at that stage his nearest competitors had moved to within two.

But while those two had eventful back nines, Westwood hit top gear down the closing stretch.

He hit a brilliant approach to seven feet at the long 12th and eagled, and fired a wedge into five feet at the 15th for a birdie before paring his way in for a 19 under par total to claim the first place cheque of €250,000

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Jason Dufner Claims First PGA Tour Victory in Louisiana

2012-04-30

Jason Dufner has been on the cusp of winning several tournaments in the past two years and today he fulfilled his potential by claiming the Zurich Classic of New Orleans. 

Through the first three rounds of play, Dufner shot rounds of 67-65-67 to sit atop the leaderboard at 17-under par, two clear of his competition heading into Sunday's final round.

Dufner, wearing XPS-1 and FJ Apparel, started off the day with five straight pars before a bogey on the sixth hole that dropped him from the lead.  He rebounded quickly with back-to-back birdies on seven and eight to retake the top spot.  Dufner added another birdie at 10 to retain his lead.  Then after several gutsy back nine par saves, Dufner's drive on the par four 16th found a hazard.  With an alligator lurking nearby, Dufner wisely took a drop and hit his ball to the right side of the green.  Now looking at 40-plus feet for par to stay tied for the lead, Dufner calmly rolled in the improbable putt to keep his momentum.  After grinding out two more pars on 17 and 18, Dufner was headed to a sudden death playoff.

Both players exchanged pars on the opening playoff hole and they headed back to the 18th tee for the third time today.  This time Dufner seized the moment, hitting the par five 18th in two shots and making a routine two putts for birdie and the victory.  This is Dufner's first PGA Tour win.  Post round Dufner stated of his winning performance, "I am really, really excited and to get the monkey off my back is a great feeling".

Luke Donald (FJ ICON MyJoys) also put on an impressive performance, shooting a final round 67 to finish solo third and retaking the number one spot on the Official World Golf Rankings. 


 

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Wiesberger Wins Ballantine's Championship

2012-04-30

FJ Ambassador Bernd Wiesberger won his first European Tour title in fine style at the Ballantine’s Championship as the Austrian cruised to a five shot victory in FJ ICON MyJoys and StaSof Glove.

Five shots clear overnight after consecutive course-record rounds of 65, the 26 year old was coolness personified as he compiled a closing round of 68. Twice a runner-up on The European Tour last season, there was never any danger of Wiesberger missing out this time as he played his final 59 holes without dropping a shot at Blackstone Golf Club.

Wiesberger, a runner-up in Scotland and South Africa last season, started with a pitch to six feet at the long fifth for a first gain of the day after opening with four consecutive pars.
Four further pars saw Wiesberger turn in 35 and still five clear, and he clocked up five further pars


He certainly finished off in style as he drained a 15 foot birdie putt at the last for good measure to finish with an 18 under par total.

“I just tried to enjoy it and I had the three best rounds of my life,” said Wiesberger. “I tried not to make bogeys and I did that pretty well, it was awesome.

“My game plan was to hit as many greens as possible and try to make putts, and they dropped in the end.

The victory earns him €367,500 which moves him to €438,464 in The Race to Dubai. It could also potentially move to around 95th in the Official World Golf Ranking from 170th.

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Hunter Mahan Locks Up Second Win of 2012

2012-04-02

Hunter Mahan shot a 1-under 71 this Sunday to win the Shell Houston Open.  Hunter entered the final round one stroke off of the 54 hole lead thanks to a seven under par third round that shot sprung him up the crowded leaderboard. 

Mahan's final round started with eight straight pars before sticking his approach on the 237 yard par-3 ninth hole.  He converted the five foot birdie putt to take a one shot lead into the back nine.  Mahan added another birdie at the tenth hole to increase his lead.  The lead was one as Mahan stood on the tee of the treacherous 18th hole.  His drive split the fairway setting up a 200 yard approach to the large undulating green.  After a well struck iron shot, Mahan two putted for the one shot victory.  With the win Mahan becomes the first two time winner on the 2012 PGA Tour.

Mahan in FJ ICON and StaSof, led the field in greens in regulation hitting nearly 90 percent during the tournament.  The win also moves Mahan to number four on the Official World golf rankings, making him the highest ranked American player heading into the Masters Tournament. 

 

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Joost too Good!

2011-11-21

FJ ambassador Joost Luiten (FJ Sport 53139 & RainGrip Glove) claimed his maiden European Tour title with a one shot victory from fellow FJ ambassador Daniel Chopra (FJ ICON shoes & SciFlex glove) at the Iskandar Johor Open.

Trailing overnight leader Chopra by four shots at the start of the day, Luiten compiled a six under par 65 to fend off the Swede with a winning score of 15 under par.

After the tournament had been reduced to 54 holes due to three days of storm interruptions at Horizon Hills Golf and Country Club, Chopra could only produce a final round of 70 and needed a birdie at the last to ensure he finished alone in second on 14 under.

Complementing the top two players was FJ loyalists Padraig Harrington (DryJoys Tour & PureTouch) and Rhys Davies (FJ ICON & SciFlex) who ended in a tie for third on 13 under. Harrington signed for closing a 69 while Davies carded an impressive 65 to climb the leaderboard.

“I don’t believe it yet,” said Luiten. “I think when you’re in position to win you always have some nerves, but I think that’s normal.

After a stunning 63 gave him the first round lead, the 25 year old had slipped down the leaderboard with a second round 70. But it could have been worse – and three closing birdies at least gave him a platform to launch a challenge. And he took full advantage with a brilliant bogey-free effort, with five of his birdies on the front nine.

“I played really well in the first round, and then I started off pretty well and was one up after six holes. But then the delay came in, and I had a really, really terrible start on the third day,” added Luiten. “I started off with a bogey, and then a double, and I was suddenly three over for the round.
Davies collected six birdies in his strong closing effort to join Harrington on 13 under par.

Harrington, winner last year when the event was on the Asian Tour, reached the turn two under after birdies on the eighth and ninth. However, consecutive bogeys at the 11th and 12th halted his progress and, although he picked up two more shots at the next two holes, he ultimately fell just short of defending his title.

Luiten’s first victory comes on the back of some impressive form – he had been in the top 15 in eight of his last 14 European Tour events. It also puts to bed the wrist injury which plagued him throughout the start of his career, and takes him to just outside the top 15 that will split the $7,500,000 bonus pool in The Race to Dubai.

“I have been close a few times this year, and to finally win one and get close to the top 15 is unbelievable. And hopefully I can play well in Dubai and push along a little bit,” he added.

 

 

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Webb Nets Maiden Victory

2011-08-22

Already a two time runner up this year, North Carolina native Webb Simpson (FJ ICON #52013) shot a bogey-free 67 to win the Wyndham Championship.

Simpson's 64 on Saturday, which included a back nine 29, catapulted him ahead of the crowded leaderboard by two strokes heading into Sunday.  His final round began with par on each of the first eight holes before making a birdie on the par-4 ninth. Simpson continued his steady play on to the back nine with consecutive birdies on 14 and 15 to extend the lead to three.  With an easy two putt par on the 72nd hole, Simpson earned his first PGA Tour victory and moved to 3rd place in the Fed Ex Cup playoffs.

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Scott Wins by 4 at Firestone!!

2011-08-08

PGA Star Adam Scott (FJ Sport and StaSof Glove) has returned to the world’s top-10 on the back of his victory at the WGC Bridgestone Invitational on Sunday. The Australian claimed his first World Golf Championship title at Firestone by an emphatic four-stroke margin after a hugely composed final round of 65.

Scott and his nearest competitor were never separated by more than one shot until Scott chipped in from the side of the 12th green, then rolled in a birdie putt just inside 30 feet on the 14th to build a three-shot lead.

Scott was in imperious form where his victory over the Worlds best restored him to the top of the Australian ranking list and taken him to within six spots of the World No.3 ranking he held in 2007.

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Scott Stallings Earns Play Off Victory at the Greenbrier Classic!

2011-08-01

PGA Tour Rookie Scott Stallings (FJ ICON #52005) began his final round one stroke off the lead at the 2011 Greenbrier Classic at nine under par, but soon became an after thought with a four over par 38 on the front nine to quickly fall out of contention.  However, Stallings mounted a furious comeback shooting a 31 on the back side including six birdies. Entering the final hole Stalling was one shot behind the lead; and a clutch birdie putt forced a three-way sudden death playoff.

Playing the eighteenth for the second time of the day, Stallings left his approach to seven feet.  His playing competitors both hit the green in regulation but failed to convert their birdie bids, leaving Stallings with a seven footer for the victory.  Stallings struck the hard breaking left to right putt perfectly and watched it fall safely into the hole for his first PGA Tour victory.  

The win earns Stallings an invitation to next week's Bridgestone Invitational.  

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Stricker Claims Third Straight John Dere Classic Title

2011-07-11

Steve Stricker successfully defended his John Deere Classic title for the second straight year with a 25-foot birdie putt on the 72nd hole to win by one shot over PGA Tour rookie Kyle Stanley (FJ ICON #52315 & StaSof). 

Stricker (DryJoys Tour #53635 ,Pure Touch Limited, & ProDry Lisle Shirt #32963), already a winner this year at the Memorial, began the day with a 2-stroke lead.  By the time Stricker made the turn he had a five shot advantage.  Stanley, playing like a seasoned veteran, mounted a raucous back nine charge that included birdies on five of his first six holes to take the lead. 

Not to be outdone, Stricker birdied 17 to pull within one of the PGA Tour rookie.  Stanley then bogeyed the 18th leaving Stricker on the last hole with a chance to win for the third consecutive year.  After missing the fairway Stricker hit a solid recovery shot from an awkward stance 25 feet from the pin.  Stricker struck his putt and erupted with emotion as the ball gently fell in the left side of the cup securing his victory. 

This is Stricker's 11th career victory making him the only player to have multiple victories in each of the past three seasons on the PGA Tour.  Stanley's runner up finished earn him a spot in next week's Open Championship. 

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Donald King of The Castle

2011-07-11

Luke Donald (FJ MyJoys) fired an impeccable, bogey free 9-under 63 to win the rain-shortened Barclays Scottish Open.  Donald shot rounds of 67-67-63 and finished the tournament at 19-under par, 4 strokes clear of his closest competitor.  This is Donald's first win since taking over the top spot in the Official World Golf Rankings and it is also his second consecutive victory on the European Tour. 

Donald will head into next week's Open Championship at Royal St. Georges full of confidence, "I felt good out there, very comfortable, very in control. That's a good sign for next week...There's always a little added pressure when you're No. 1 but hopefully I've proved I can handle that. It was a pretty strong field this week and the best way to prepare," Donald stated after his victory.

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Wat a Win for Nick!

2011-07-04

At only one-under after Thursday and Friday's rounds at Aronimink Golf Course, Nick Watney (FJ Sport and Pure Touch) closed the deal with a 12-under total for the weekend to secure a two stroke win over fellow FJ Ambassador K.J. Choi (FJ ICON and StaSof) in the AT&T National.  Watney's three birdies and three clutch par saves on the front nine helped him gain control; however, Choi was hot on his tail with four birdies on the backside. Despite the Philadelphia humidity and the competition, Watney shot a cool bogey-free 68 on Sunday to claim the title by two shots. Grasping the Liberty Bell trophy puts Watney 10th in the official World Golf Rankings.  This is Watney's second victory of 2011.
Watney later said of his victory, "I'm overjoyed to be in here as the winner...It was a very difficult, long day. K.J. played great golf and he kept coming and coming. And that makes it even more rewarding.

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Levet Dominates on Home Soil!

2011-07-04

FJ ambassador Thomas Levet produced a superb final-round performance to claim victory on home soil in the Alstom Open de France - 25 years after he first played in the competition.

The 42 year old finished one shot clear of joint overnight leader and fellow FJ shoe wearer Mark Foster, after holding his nerve in impressive fashion over the notoriously difficult closing stretch at Le Golf National.

Levet posted a solid final round of 70 to hold firm as many of the other leading protagonists stumbled around the testing Golf National layout

A delighted Levet said: “I’ve played this tournament, I don't know how many times, but now I can play for another ten years or something like that. So it's just absolutely crazy.

“All of my friends were here in the crowd. It's always nice to win in front of your home crowd. The way it went today was just like in a dream.”

Le Golf National will host the Ryder Cup in 2018 and Levet felt the atmosphere today was comparable to previous matches between Europe and the USA.

“Yes, if you have ever been to a Ryder Cup, that's what it is, so imagine what it is going to be like when we have six times more people on the course,” he added.
Thomas strode to the first place cheque of €500,000 in the style and comfort of FJ ICON MyJoys.

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Pablo Storms to Victory in Munich!

2011-06-27

FJ ambassador Pablo Larrazabal showed nerves of steel to win the BMW International Open on the fifth play-off hole to clinch his second European Tour title in Munich.

The 28 year old's victory came only 20 days after he lost at the sixth hole of sudden death in an Open Championship qualifier at Sunningdale. Now Larrazabal will be going to Sandwich after.

There was also sadness attached to Pablo’s victory, "Last week we lost my grandad, the captain of the family, and this is for him," he said.

Larrazabal finished on 16 under par total of 272, tying with his fellow countryman, both finishing with rounds of 68.

They first played the 18th twice more - and birdied it both times - and then the 12th and 17th, two par threes, could not separate them.

Larrazabal was much the further from the cup in two on their return to the 18th, but he was the one to get down in two for the €333,330 first prize.

Larrazabal will be back in the top 100 after starting the week 180th, and he has showed in the last few months that he is close to being back to his best.

The week also proved to be a successful one for other FJ players. With Luke Donald and Lee Westwood first and second and with US Open Champion Rory McIlroy moving to World Number three, it is the first time United Kingdom players have occupied the leading three positions since the Official World Golf Ranking began in 1986.

Pablo wore FJ ICON golf shoes and a StaSof glove on route to his second European Tout title.


 

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McIlroy's Major Masterclass!

2011-06-20

Rory McIlroy (PureTouch and FJ SPORT #53102) has reached the pinnacle of professional golf, becoming a Major Champion at the 2011 U.S. Open. The 22-year-old Ulsterman put on a display of pure golfing excellence at Congressional Country Club becoming only the 5th player to lead wire-to-wire on his way to victory in a U.S. Open Championship. 
Rory's onslaught of Congressional began with a birdie and his stellar play continued all week, shooting four rounds in the 60's.  He reached 10 under par in only 26 holes, making Rory the quickest player to reach such a lofty score in a U.S. Open.  McIlroy also set the U.S. Open record for total score (268), most stokes under par (-16), along with 10 other U.S. Open records. 
McIlroy received praise from many of his peers all week including the number one ranked golf Luke Donald stating, "As I've said before, I think he has probably the most talent I've ever seen from a golfer."  Not many will argue this now as the young McIlroy moves to number 4 in the Official World Golf Rankings and is reaching the potential many of his peers have seen for years.

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Playoff Payoff for Frazar

2011-06-13

Harrison Frazar (FJ ICON MyJoys) defeated Robert Karlsson (FJ ICON #52005 and StaSof) in a playoff to claim the Fedex St. Jude Classic at TPC Southwind, his first win in 355 attempts.  Frazar began the day 1 shot behind Karlsson thanks to a third round 64 that included seven birdies. 
The final round was a two man race from the very beginning with the rest of the field several shots behind.  Frazar and Karlsson exchanged birdies on the first hole and the battle for the top position would continue all day.  Frazar drew even with Karlsson after a birdie on the third but was not alone of top of the leaderboard until Karlsson made bogey on the 17th.  Frazar gave a shot back on the last hole and the players finish tied at the top. 
On the first playoff hole, Frazar narrowly missed a birdie putt that would of given him the victory.  The players halved the first and second playoff holes with pars.  On the third and deciding hole Frazar two putted from 22 feet for par and the victory.  This is Frazar's first career victory.

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Solid As A Rock!

2011-06-13

FJ ambassador Robert Rock (FJ ICON MyJoys) secured his maiden European Tour Title win this weekend at the BMW Italian Open.  This was Rock’s 209th attempt at victory, and the nine-year Tour veteran who has previously had three runners-up places on the European Tour, was not going to let victory slip through his fingers this time.

Rock, two clear overnight, seemed understandably nervous over the opening holes and a bogey at the third could have added to much pressure on the 34-year-old. This wasn’t the case with Rock responding in style, reeling off four consecutive birdies from the fifth and further gains at the 10th & 11th put Rock in the driving seat to victory.

Rock safely navigated his was round his last few holes for a final round-five-under-par 67 to finish on 21 under for the tournament, securing a one shot lead from his fellow FJ ambassador Gary Boyd. The win for Rock secured him first place prize of €250,000. Rob’s next date is a debut appearance at the US Open in Maryland on Thursday, and on this form he will be a good outside bet.

FJ was once again the shoe of choice with 71% of the field lacing up in the #1 Shoe in Golf.

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Stricker Holds On to Win the Memorial

2011-06-06

Steve Stricker  (ProDry Lisle Stripe Golf Shirt, PureTouch Limited, DryJoys Tour)  finished off a brilliant week of golf with a final round 68 to claim the Memorial Tournament held at Muirfield Village.

He began his final round with a three shot lead thanks to three rounds in the 60's on the previous days. Stricker's torrid pace continued Sunday, shooting an outward nine, 6-under par 30.  A weather delay would force Stricker to cease play after the 12th.  Upon resuming play, Stricker would make a clutch sand saves on 16 and 17 to take a two shot lead into the 72nd hole.  All he would need is a bogey 5 on the last to win the tournament and Stricker did just that by tapping in his bogey putt for the victory.  This is Stricker's tenth win on the PGA Tour and the win makes Stricker the highest ranked American golfer on the Official World Golf Rankings.

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Donald Shines at Wentorth to Become #1!

2011-05-29

FJ ambassador, Luke Donald (FJ ICON MyJoys), defeated fellow FJ shoe wearer Lee Westwood (DryJoys Tour & SciFlex glove), to claim the European Tour's Flagship event, The BMW PGA Championship. Donald's win dethrones Westwood as the World's #1 golfer, a situation he has been threatening over the last few months. The climax to the event couldn't have been scripted better, with both men being tied on -6 after 72nd hole. The two Englishmen headed back to the 18th tee to tussle for the title as well as the coverted World Number One spot. Both players decided to lay up with their second shot, leaving them with a 100 yeard shot out for the title. It was Donald who was to play first, hitting a crisp iron shot to the back of the green, spinning back to finish 8 foot from the flag. Westwood, knowing Donald was in prime position, hit his approach to the back of the gren only to see it spin back into the water leaving Doanld with a straight forward putt for victory. The 33 year old showed his class on the greens which he had demonstrated all week, by rolling in his birdie putt, claiming the first place cheque of £655,000 and more importantly the World #1 Spot.

 

Although Westwood was so close to achieving a third successive stroke play victory, nobody can say that his Celtic Manor Resort teammate does not deserve top spot. This was Donald's ninth successive top-ten finish, a run that began with his victory at the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play in Arizona in February. Donald started the tournament in awesome fashion, shooting an opening round 64, the lowest round of the tournament. The fine opening round was experienced in a pair of white and red patent shield tip FJ ICON MyJoys, designed for him as part of the popular MyJoys May competition.

 

Speaking after his win Donald commented “It doesn't get much better. I'm not sure if there will ever be a case where Number One and Number Two in the world are playing off for the tournament, but also a chance for the Number One ranking in the world. A unique history I think has been made, and glad to be a part of it.”

 

It was once again another tournament where FJ topped not only the tournament leaderboard but also the shoe count leaderboard, with 60% of the field opting to lace up in the #1 Shoe in Golf.

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Poulter Wins Iconic Battle!

2011-05-23

FJ ambassador, Ian Poulter (FJ ICON MyJoys & SciFlex glove) showed the world why he is considered one of the best match play players, by winning the Volvo World Match Play title at Finca Cortesin, Spain. In the first all-English final since the event began in 1964, Poulter showed his brilliance to defeat the inform Luke Donald (FJ ICON).
Donald was seeking an unprecedented match play double after taking the Accenture title in Arizona in February, but his fellow Englishman triumphed 2&1. The result meant Donald stays second behind fellow FJ shoe wearer, Lee Westwood.
The final was a tight encounter, with Poulter finding himself one down to his Ryder Cup teammate on three occasions. A tremendous 45-foot putt on the 12th hole, and further birdies on 14th and 16th, sealed Poulters 14th career title and first place cheque of €800,000. The win for Poulter lifts him from No.22 in the world rankings to a place inside the top 15 when the new rankings are released on Monday.
Speaking after his win Poulter commented "Can we have 20 match-play events a year, please? It gets the adrenalin going more, gets me going more than if you're just out there making birdies and winning easy matches. I just love it. It's nice to have a good tussle. It doesn't have to be picture perfect. You just have to get the job done." The win also produced a fantastic birthday present for Poulter’s son Luke, who celebrates his 7th birthday alongside his dad’s victory.
The players will be heading back to England for next week’s BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth, where Luke Donald will get another opportunity to knock Westwood off the World No1 spot.

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Hoey the Lad?

2011-05-23

Michael Hoey (FJ ICON MyJoys & FJ Outerwear) pulled clear of the field to win the Madeira Islands by two shots. The 32 year old, whose previous win also came on Portuguese soil two years ago at the Estoril Open, fired a closing 71 to finish ten under par for the week at the stunning Seve Ballesteros-designed Porto Santo Golfe.

The Northern Irishman, who started the day as joint leader, used his experience to par the first seven holes, before a birdie at the 8th set him on track to secure his second European Tour Victory. Speaking after his victory Hoey commented, “I guess I knew I had a good chance this week. The last two years I finished sixth both times, and I knew I was putting better and chipping better this year. That's what I did well, I just chipped and putted better than the last two years. It was also windy when I won the Estoril Open at Oitavos Dunes, and I guess growing up in those conditions so that's an advantage.”

The win secured Hoey with a first place cheque of €116,660.

It was another good week for FJ with 67% of the field lacing up in the #1 Shoe in Golf.

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Atta Boy KJ Choi!

2011-05-16

K.J. Choi (FJ ICON and StaSof) emerged from the star studded field to win THE PLAYERS Championship at TPC Sawgrass.  Inclement weather on the previous day forced most of the field to play extra holes on Sunday.  Choi began his Sunday on the 11th hole, finishing his last 7 holes in 2 under par to post a 67, 1 shot off of the 54 hole lead. 
Choi quietly plodded his way around the Stadium course avoiding any major mistakes.  His birdie on the famous island green 17th gave him sole possession of the lead at 13-under par.  The pressure was then on Choi to par the last hole and force a playoff after his playing partner birdied 18.  Choi saved par and the sudden death playoff was set.  
On the first playoff hole, Choi played conservatively to the wider left side of the 17th green and trusted he could get down in two strokes.  K.J. hit a perfect lag putt and made the next to win THE PLAYERS Championship.  This is K.J.'s 8th career victory on the PGA Tour and by far the largest victory of his career.  Later Choi said, "For me to shoot under par on this course every day, it's like a miracle, to be honest with you." 

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Aiken Storms to Victory in Spain!

2011-05-09

FJ ambassador, Thomas Aiken (FJ ICON), stormed to victory at this weekend’s Open de Espana, held at El Prat near Barcelona. The South African lifted his first European Tour title, edging out fellow FJ shoe wearer Anders Hansen by two shots. Home favourite, Pablo Larrazabal produced a fine display, finally finishing tied third.

The 27 year old from Johannesburg, was playing his first tournament after a seven week lay-off to re-charge his batteries, and it proved to do the trick. With a ten under par total of 278, Aiken secured his first place prize of €333,330.

Following his win, Aiken was quick to dedicate his victory to Seve Ballesteros, who sadly passed away this weekend. “Seve was an inspiration to us all and we were all trying to win it for him. No matter who had won I think they would have wanted to dedicated the win to him” Aiken commented.

FJ was once again the prefered shoe choice for the majority of the field this week, with 65% of the field opting for the #1 Shoe in Golf.

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Westwood #1

2011-05-03

Fresh off a decisive victory in Malaysia that claimed Westwood (DryJoys Tour #53635 and SciFlex) the number one spot in the World Golf Ranking, Lee claimed his second consecutive tournament with a win at the Ballantine's Championship. Wanting to validate his top position, Westwood came from behind to win in South Korea. Starting his final round three strokes back of the leaders, he shot a final round 5-under 67 to defeat his competitors by 1 stroke. Westwood later stated, “It was very tough and to go around without making a bogey, five birdies and 13 pars was a special round of golf."

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Westwood and Colsaerts hit the heights!

2011-04-29

Lee Westwood (Synr-G and SciFlex) celebrated his birthday by reclaiming the top spot on the Official World Golf Rankings with a win at the Indonesian Masters (Asian Tour). Lee Westwood played oustanding golf all week at the Royale Jakarta Golf Club and began his final round with a 5 shot lead. Westwood was steady on the outward nine, shooting even par. On the 11th, Westwood faced a tricky 15 footer for birdie and nailed it. Now with some momentum, Lee birdied two more holes to finish the tourney at 19-under par 3 shots clear of second place. When asked about becoming world number one again, Westwood downplayed the feat, "It was about coming here this week and trying to win the Indonesian Masters and I've done that."

On the European Tour, big hitting Belgian Nicolas Colsaerts (FJ ICON) won the Volvo China Open at a staggering mark of 24-under par. This is Nicolas' first European Tour victory coming 10 years after first earning his European Tour card at the age of 18. Colsaerts later said of his victory, "I’m enjoying every second of it...I’m dizzy - my head is going all over the place. I’ve been waiting for this for a very long time and I think I did it in the best of manners so I’m really delighted."

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Malaysian Masterclass!

2011-04-18

 FJ ambassador Matteo Manassero (FJ Sport & StaSof) earned himself a €288,465 birthday present this weekend by winning the Maybank Malaysian Open. The Italian, who turns 18 on Tuesday, overcame the challenge posed from three fellow FJ ambassadors; Gregory Bourdy, Rory McIlroy and Rafael Cabrera-Bello.

Manassero became the European Tour’s youngest ever winner in Spain last year when he won the Castello Masters. With this win the 17 year-old now holds the top two positions on this list.

The leaders had 27 holes to play on Sunday after a six hour weather delay earlier in the week. It was McIlroy who immediately extended his two shot over night lead with a birdie at the third, but the 21 year-old Northern Irishman was passed by Manassero who produced some brilliance on his way to victory. This was evident at the par five 10th, where the Italian holed a 9 iron for eagle, setting him on his way to victory. Walking down the last, Manassero required a par to hold of the challenge from Bourdy, and the teenager showed a great calmness, to complete his task without any drama.

Speaking after his win Manassero commented “It feels amazing – it’s a great achievement. As I always say I could never have expected to have one win before I was 18 and now I’ve got two”.

With a shoe count of 65% and the top three players lacing up in FJ shoes, it is clear to see that FJ is still the #1 Shoe in Golf.

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Nerves of Steele!

2011-04-18

 PGA Tour rookie Brendan Steele; wearing custom FJ ICON shoes from the MyJoys programme, emerged from a crowded leaderboard to win the Valero Texas Open for his first career victory on the PGA Tour.  Carrying a 1-stroke lead into the final round Steele showed the steely grit of a PGA Tour veteran as he closed with a 1 under par 71.  An early bogey on the 5th hole could have derailed the rookies chance as it dropped him into a three way tie for the lead.  Showing poise and composure, Steele quickly bounced back making birdie on the 7th hole to retake the lead.  Charley Hoffman would pull within 1 stroke of Steele after an eagle on the par-5 eighth; but ultimately it would not be enough to catch Steele, who would par the last 11 holes to finish off victorious.


 

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Lawrie Rides to Victoy

2011-03-28

FJ ambassador, Paul Lawrie (FJ ICON & StaSof), secured a one shot victory at the Open de Andalucia. The win was the Scotsman’s first win since 2002. The conditions on the Parador de Malaga course were not easy, as the cool Mediterranean winds off the coast kept hitting the course at no less than 15 kmph, making it difficult to maintain precision and accuracy. But it was the 42 year old Scot who handled conditions best.

Lawrie didn’t have it all his own way after bogeying the first two holes, giving his fellow FJ ambassador, Mark Foster, a three shot lead. The former Open Champion showed his class on the back nine, starting with four birdies in the first five holes, setting him up for his first win in nine years.

“It’s been a long time – 2002 seems a hell of a time ago. I’ve had a few second places in there, but all of a sudden we’re there again” commented Lawrie after his picking up his first place cheque of €166.660.

FJ continues to be the #1 Shoe on Tour as demonstrated by the fact that 60% of the field laced up in FJ shoes.

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Woodland Wonderland!

2011-03-21

 Gary Woodland (FJ ICON #52005) won the Transitions Championship with a final round 67.  Woodland started the day at 11 under, 2 strokes off of the 54 hole lead and quickly took advantage of his herculean length with a birdie at the par 5 1st to close the gap on the leaders.  His steady play continued through the front nine as he finished with a bogey free 34.

His second nine was a different story; it included 5 birdies, 3 bogeys, and 1 par on the eighteenth hole to finish off victorious.  Woodland's power is usually the topic of conversation; but it was his putter that saved the day as he needed only 23 putts in the final round.   After the round Woodland said, "One thing that helped me was putting, and today it saved me...Luckily, it won me a golf tournament."

This is Woodland's first PGA Tour victory, it also earned him a coveted spot in this years Masters Tournament where his combination of length and touch around the greens could make him a contender.

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Watney vinner WGC Cadillac Championship

2011-03-14

Nick Watney (FJ Sport and Pure Touch Limited) won the WGC Cadillac Championship with clutch par saves on the back nine and a birdie on the famed 18th of the Blue Monster.

Two years ago Watney came inches away from entering a playoff in the same tournament and he wanted to make sure this Sunday did not end that same way.  Watney began the day 2 strokes off of the 54 hole lead and his round started quickly with back to back birdies.  Watney's stellar play continued all day as he took a one stroke lead into the par 4 18th, where on the previous day he made a double bogey.  This did not phase Watney as he bombed a 300 yard drive right down the middle of the fairway and his approach shot left him a slightly downhill 12 footer for the win.  He pumped his fist as the putt rolled into the cup securing his first WGC title and third career victory.

"I think I settled the score. If you keep working hard, you get back in that situation. And luckily today, I was able to do a little better." Watney said of his victory.

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Donald Dominate in the Desert

2011-02-28

Luke Donald upset the top seed and world's #1 ranked player Sunday to win the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship. On a day that tested every facet of his game in wildly changing weather conditions, Luke relied upon the unparalleled performance and comfort of FJ ICON golf shoes customised with his own style through the MyJoys programme (black base/black caiman gator accent).

On a bizarre final day in the high desert, which began with snow covering the fairways, Donald pulled ahead for good with a birdie on the par-5 11th and a par on the next hole, eventually wining 3-and-2. Donald played only 89 holes in six matches and never trailed in any of them. In fact, he led after 81 of those holes.

The victory was Donald’s first on the PGA TOUR in just under five years and the third of his career. His last win came in 2006 at The Honda Classic. With the victory, Donald climbs from ninth to a career-high third in the Official World Golf Ranking.

“It’s hard to put into words right now (what this means to me),” Donald said “It certainly is some, I guess, pay back for all the hard work I have done. I have a lot of people to thank.”

Donald needed just 73 holes to reach the final, beating the record of 77 set in 2003. His Accenture Match Play Championship record has improved to 16-10.

"It couldn’t have gone any better — not to get to the 18th hole in any match this week and pretty much go through reasonably stress-free," Donald said. "I played solid this week. It’s nice to get the victory."

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Chowrasia Wins in India

2011-02-21

 FJ Ambassador S S P Chowrasia (FJ Sport & SciFlex glove) secured a home victory at the Avantha Masters this weekend. The 32-year-old shot a closing round 67 to finish 15 under par at the DLF Golf and Country Club. The win for Chowrasia ended his three year title drought, when he last won back in 2008 at the Indian Masters. The event seemed destined to be decided in a playoff with Chowrasia’s fellow FJ ambassador Robert Coles needing a par on the last to secure his place in the playoff. Unfortunately for Coles a tricky downhill lie around the green resulted in a thinned chip which ran 20 feet past the pin. The FJ ICON shoe wearer was unable to get down in two which handed Chowrasia the first place cheque of €300,000.

Chowrasia is now determined to build on this week’s performance. After his win he commented “I am now ready to go back on the European Tour and have a real go at succeeding in Europe. That is my goal now, to succeed in Europe because I really struggled there in my first season – with swing problems and also the mental side of things”.

The win for Chowrasia secured the fourth for an FJ player in the six events played so far this season and with 62% of this week’s field lacing up in FJ shoes it is clear FJ is the #1 Shoe in Golf.

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D.A. Points to the Winners Circle

2011-02-14

 D.A. Points (SYNR-G #53918 and SciFlex #68115) won the AT&T National Pebble Beach Pro-Am with a 5-under par 67.  This is D.A.'s first career victory, earning him a spot in The Masters along with a 2 year PGA Tour exemption.  Standing in the fairway on the hardest hole Pebble has to offer, the par 5 14th, Points holed his third shot for eagle giving him a 1 shot lead with 4 to play.  Points then holed a 30 foot birdie putt on the par 4 15th to all but assure him the victory.  "Pebble Beach may be the most iconic place in America to play golf, and to win here, it's just a dream come true," said Points.


Hunter Mahan (FJ ICON) shot a 66 to finish solo second.

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Wilson Wins in Playoff

2011-02-08

 Mark Wilson began the day with a 2 stroke lead in the frost delayed Waste Management Open over fellow FootJoy player Jason Dufner.   Dufner (FJ Sport) birdied the famed par 3 16th and the drivable par 4 17th to force a playoff with Wilson.  After exchanging pars on the first playoff hole, Wilson emerged from the playoff to win the Waste Management Open for his second victory in only three starts this season.  Trusting FJ ICON and a SciFlex glove, Wilson laid back with his tee shot on the second playoff hole,  chose a seven iron approach that set up a nine footer for the win.  He converted, making this his fourth career victory on the PGA Tour.

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Gripping Finish for Bubba

2011-01-31

 Bubba Watson (FJ ICON #52005 and FJ SPIDR2) shot a 5 under par 67 to win the Farmer's Insurance Open for his second career victory.  Bubba started the day 2 strokes off the lead on a very crowded leaderboard.  Known for his prodigious length, it was his daft putting stroke that helped clinch the victory late.  Flying the green on the par 4 17th leaving him a treacherous downhill chip, Watson rolled his chip 10 feet by the hole.  He sank the putt to keep the lead.  On the par 5 18th, Bubba sank a 12 foot downhill slider for birdie that all but assured him the victory. 


Bubba trusted his FJ SPIDR2 glove with Digital Tac Response leather to keep up with his immense swing speed and his superhuman ability to shape shots on his way to the win.
Nick Watney also made some noise earlier in the day closing with a 63 and back nine 28 to finish in solo sixth.


FJ continues to be the dominant shoe on Tour with 57% of this week’s field choosing to lace up in the #1 Shoe in Golf.


 

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Winning Weekend for Wilson

2011-01-17

 FJ ambassador Mark Wilson (FJ ICON & SciFlex glove) had two reasons to celebrate this weekend, firstly after claiming victory at this weekend’s Sony Open and secondly for securing an invitation to this year’s Masters.

With the first round a complete washout on Thursday, a 36-hole Sunday shootout was necessitated to get the tournament in with the 5-round Bob Hope Classic starting on Wednesday. Going into the final two rounds, Wilson sat in a three-way tie for second but charged into lead after a third round bogey-free 65.

After his third round, the rush began to get ready for his tee time for the final round. It was estimated that Wilson had only six minutes from the time he finished his third round to the time he was due to start his fourth round. Wilson continued his consistent scoring into the final round, shooting a bogey-free 67 to claim a two shot victory from fellow FJ ambassador Tim Clark (DryJoys Tour).

The win was Wilson’s third PGA Tour victory and just as important for him secures his first appearance at the Masters in April. Speaking after his win Wilson commented “I don’t have too many bogey-free rounds in my career, so it’s pretty cool to have two in the same day.”

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Byrd Swoops in Hawai!

2011-01-10

 FJ Ambassador Jonathan Byrd carded a final round 6-under-par 67 to win the Hyundai Tournament of Champions on the second playoff hole against fellow FJ shoe wearer Robert Garrigus. Heading into the final round Byrd was tied for the lead with Garrigus and fellow DryJoys Tour wearer Steve Stricker, but it was Byrd and garrigus who pulled away from the field to set up a tense play-off. The two players parred the first play-off hole before heading to the first hole of the plantation course for what would be the decisive action.

Reaching the first green both players had similar putts for birdie. Byrd nearly made his, missing by less than an inch. Unfortunately Garrigus was to three putt, handing victory to Byrd.

The win secures Byrd’s fifth career win, his second event in a row on the PGA Tour, having won the Justin Timberlake Invitational in Las Vegas in his final event of the 2010 season. With this kind of form, 2011 is sure to be an exciting year for Jonathan Byrd.

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King Louis Wins on Home Soil!

2011-01-10

 Louis Oosthuizen (FJ ICON & SciFlex glove) birdied the first play-off hole to win the Africa Open at the East London Golf Club. All three competitors in the playoff were fashioning FJ shoes but it was to be the South Africans day, claiming his third European Tour title. Oosthuizen had been tied for the third round lead with fellow FJ ambassador Markus Brier (FJ Sport) but it was The Open champion who managed to stay in contention, needing a birdie on one of his remaining three holes to take victory, Oosthuizen could only managed pars to set up an all FJ play-off.


Teeing off first in the playoff on the par-four 18th Oosthuizen managed to find the fairway setting up a short approach into the green. With a sand wedge in his hands he hit his approach to 10 feet of the hole, a distance he never looked likely to miss with the putter in his hands.. With the win Oosthuizen picked up the top prize of £158,500 and his first European Tour title on home soil. Speaking after the event Oosthuizen commented “It’s a great way to start the season. This is my first European Tour title in South Africa and I am delighted about that”.

FJ #1 Shoe & Glove in Golf.

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Nya DryJoys Tour

2010-12-10

 FJ LANSERAR NYA DRYJOYS TOUR GOLFSKON

FootJoy lanserar nu stolt sin nya DryJoys Tour™ - en ny kategori av presterande golfskor som kommer från ett 21 årigt arv där den varit golfsko #1 inom prestationsförmåga. Tack vare ett nära samarbete med tourspelare så levererar DryJoys Tour komfort, flexibilitet samt vattentäthet vilket golfspelare på alla nivåer har kommit att förvänta sig från DryJoys® varumärket. Dessa golfskorn har även en stabilitet som förväntas av världens bästa golfspelare.

Nya DryJoys Tour golfskorna har utvecklats för att uppnå kraven som ställs från den professionella tourerna. Med nästa generations egenskaper som bl.a. Tri-Density TPU Stability PODS™ i yttersulan, så kan DryJoys Tour skorna ge den stabilitet och prestationsförmåga som krävs för att klara av tourens mest krävande banor. Tillsammans med en traditionell design som tillverkats av det bästa skinnet så uppnår golfskorna även den mest kräsna golfspelarens förväntningar.

Golfspelare på alla nivåer kommer fortsätta att trivas i den komfort, flexibilitet och vattentäthet som är liktydlig med DryJoys varumärket och kan nu även fördelaktigt uppleva teckniska förbättringar som ger en ouppnåbar stabilitet vilket inger förtroende.

Med redan två vinster på PGA touren så har tourspelare redan fått upp ögonen för nya DryJoys Tour. Steve Stricker som ligger sexa på världsrankingen är bl.a. väldigt nöjd med sina nya golfskor, “With the new DryJoys Tour, you immediately notice the improved stability and connection with the ground.  It’s a significant improvement and one that will benefit performance.  Equally important, the overall comfort is outstanding.  It’s an all-around great product and has been my ‘go-to shoe’ since I first received them.”

Tillgänglig från Januari 2011 med rekommederat pris 1895 kr.

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Victorious Weekend for Westwood and Ogilvy

2010-12-06

 World Number One Lee Westwood (SYNR-G shoes and SciFlex glove) continued his fine run of form to win the Nedbank Golf Challenge at Sun City. The Englishman was two shots off the lead after the opening round, but from then on the story was all about Westwood as he fired a stunning eight-under-par 64 in the second round to take a three-shot lead, a lead he was never going to give up.

The world number one made the final round a no-contest as he built on his five-stroke lead overnight with four birdies and not a single bogey through the first 16 holes. He dropped a shot on the 17th and then finished like a true champion, chipping in on the 18th to claim an eight shot lead and the first place prize of $1.25m (£792,125).

Speaking after the event Westwood commented “I’ve been coming here for several years and it’s a title I’ve always wanted to win. I’ve come close a few times, lost in play-offs, but it’s always very special”.

The win for Westwood was complimented with fellow FJ ambassador, Geoff Ogilvy (FJ ICON and StaSof glove), winning the 2010 Australian Open Championship.

The 33-year-old eased to a four shot victory  at the $1.5 million event at The Lakes course in Sydney, ticking off one of his career goals to win his national title. Ogilvy, the world’s No. 43-ranked golfer, finished on a 19- under-par total of 269, after earlier rounds of 68, 65 and 67.

Speaking after his win the Australian commented “This is the one we all want to win as Australians,” Ogilvy said after claiming his second victory of 2010. “One of the goals we all have as a kid is to win this tournament.”

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Desert Dominance

2010-11-29

 FootJoy ambassador Robert Karlsson (FJ ICON & StaSof glove)  overcame his fellow FootJoy counterpart, Ian Poulter (FJ ICON MyJoys & SciFlex glove), to win the season-ending Dubai World Championship. Karlsson started his final round three behind Poulter, but managed to play his way into contention, starting his final round with consecutive birdies before holing his second shot for eagle on the par-4 third. The tall Swede had two more birdies on the back nine before a fantastic approach shot almost hit the pin on the 18th, finally finishing a few feet from the hole securing his birdie and a place in a playoff with Poulter.

The playoff saw both players head back up the 18th for sudden death to decide who would win the first place prize of €910,348. Both birdied the first extra hole so it was back to the 18th tee again. Poulter’s approach was slightly mis-cued, leaving him a 30 foot birdie putt. Karlsson was precise again, leaving his approach three foot from the cup.  The drama was still not over, with Poulter accidentally dropping his ball onto his ball marker, moving it and incurring a one stroke penalty, effectively handing the victory to Karlssson. Poulter spotted his error and reported it to the match referee, whose ruling left him with a long putt for par instead of birdie. The putt came up short, taking the pressure off Karlsson. As expected the 41-year-old from Sweden showed his class, holing his birdie putt and claiming 11th European Tour Victory

It was a good day all round for FJ players, with World #1 Lee Westwood (SYNR-G & Pure Touch glove) finishing in a tie for third ending a fantastic season for the Englishman. Westwood’s Ryder Cup team mate, Rory McIlroy (FJ Sport & Pure Touch glove) finished the event in style, making eagle on the 18th to pull within two shots of the lead, finally finishing fifth.

After his win Karlsson commented “It’s a fantastic field, and obviously when we have all the best players in Europe together, the way it looks now, it’s going to be a great field – so to win here is fantastic”.

With the top five finishing players putting their faith in FJ shoes, it is no surprise that FootJoy continues to be the #1 Shoe and Glove in Golf.

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Poulter Packs a Punch

2010-11-22

 Ian Poulter cruised to victory at the UBS Hong Kong Open yesterday, closing with a final round 67 to finish on 22 under par, a score of 258. Despite challenges from fellow FJ ambassadors Rory McIlroy, Anthony Kang and teenage sensation Matteo Manassero, Ian made a clutch eagle 3 at the first par 5 on the back 9 to edge ahead.

Ian trusted a pair of sleek FJ ICON MyJoys and a SciFlex glove to carry him over the line, whilst Manassero opted for the performance of FJ SPORT and the grip and feel provided by a StaSof glove.

FJ - #1 Shoe and Glove in Golf

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Great Scott!

2010-11-15

 FJ ambassador Adam Scott shot four consecutive rounds in the 60’s to win the Singapore Open by three shots. The Sentosa Golf Club proves to be a lucky venue for Scott who has now won the event three times, previously winning in 2005 and 2006. The 30-year-old Australian played his final ten holes on Monday after the final round was suspended on Sunday due to darkness following a long rain delay, and he never looked liked throwing away his three shot lead. Scott’s play from tee to green was superb all week, and he finished his final round in style, making birdie from 12 feet at the last. The win was Adam’s 7th on the European Tour and 18th as a professional. “It feels great”, said Scott, “Relief to finally get finished, it’s been a long week. I’m very happy to be winning here again.

Adam strode to victory in the style and comfort of FJ ICON (style 52005) and StaSof glove (66703).

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Redemption, and More, for Garrigus

2010-11-15

 Robert Garrigus (FJ shoes) shot an 8-under 64 to win the Children's Miracle Network Classic on Sunday, allowing him to keep his PGA TOUR card. He finished at 21 under to erase a final round five shot deficit, vaulting from 122 to 51 on the Money List, en route to earning his first tour victory.

"It feels great to be able to close this one off and figuratively shut everybody up about Memphis," Garrigus said.

Earlier this year, Garrigus made triple bogey with a three-shot lead on the 72nd hole at Memphis, allowing Lee Westwood to win his only title this year -- a playoff victory that helped the Englishman earn the No. 1 ranking. This victory was certainly sweet redemption.

Garrigus admitted his collapse at Memphis left him numb.

But he had been through far worse, overcoming a drug and alcohol addiction more than six years ago. Garrigus spent a month in rehab, gained 25 pounds to get his strength back and -- with a cleared head -- moved from the Nationwide Tour to the PGA Tour.

"So, I really don't care (about Memphis)," said Garrigus, who earned $846,000. "This is just golf. I have a family that loves me. It's easier for me to go out there and say, 'Hey, whatever.'

"If Memphis didn't happen, I don't know if this would have happened."

In an interesting sub-plot to Garrigus' win,  Troy Merritt won the Kodak Challenge in the final round of the 2010 Children's Miracle Network Classic. The contest designates a hole at 30 tournaments and keeps score throughout the year.

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Lager på lager med FJ

2010-11-02

 FootJoy introducerar nu nya FJ ProDry® Performance Base Layer och FootJoys nya lager på lager system som har utvecklats specifikt för golfspelare och utformat efter mottot att göra varje dag spelbar. Lager på lager systemet använder lättare, tunnare, mer elastiska klädesplagg som även har en bättre andningsförmåga och som gör att golfspelare kan justera sin kroppsvärme bättre samt bättre anpassa sig efter skiftande väderlek. Samtidigt ska kläderna tillåta en ostörd svingrörelse. 


Klädesplagget har en golfanpassad passform som följer kroppen för att stimulera blodcirkulationen och hålla kroppsvärmen samtidigt som det ger en rörelsefrihet under svingrörelsen.


Det nya FJ lager på lager systemet har utvecklats genom feedback från golfspelare på alla olika nivåer, forskning och generationer av produktutveckling.  Nu, oavsett väderlek som du kan uppleva på golfbanan kan tryggt och bekvämt justera dina lager för att uppnå maximal prestanda.  

BASE LAYER ger ett första lager för fuktkontroll och komfort och är väldigt viktigt för att kunna justera temperaturen genom att transportera bort fukt från kroppen för att den ska hålla sig torr och varm. Steve Stricker debuterade med detta plagg på  The 2010 Open Championship på St. Andrews för att kunna stå emot kyla och vind. 
MELLANLAGRET tillför en mångsidighet för varierande väderlek. Detta lager är the long-sleeve Performance Golf Shirt som erbjuder ett nytt exklusivt ProDry® material som transporterar bort fukt och ger ett värmande lager.  
 DET YTTERSTA LAGRET har varit FootJoys signatur lager i många år, då FJ konstant har levererat det ultimata skyddet för olika väderlekar. Ytterplagg finns både i Tour Collection, Performance kollektionen, samt den mer modeinriktade FJ Sport linjen.


Över 110 tourspelare använder redan FJ outerwear och litar på kläderna i de mest utmanande väderlekarna "It's a challenge to stay warm and dry in changing weather conditions," säger världs yran Steve Stricker. "Layering with thin materials allows me to adapt during any weather without affecting my swing." 
FootJoy®.  The #1 Shoe and Glove in Golf

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Crane Hoists Trophy Wearing New FJ Shoe

2010-11-01

 Ben Crane won the inaugural Asia Pacific Classic on Sunday, eagling the par-4 15th and making an 8-foot birdie putt on the final hole to win by a stroke. The win is the second consecutive for players wearing one of FJ’s new shoes for 2011, following Jonathan Byrd's dramatic victory in Las Vegas.

Crane, who wore FJ shoes and Pure Touch glove, closed with a 2-under 69 at The Mines Resort to finish at 18 under and earned $1 million in the first PGA Tour-sanctioned event in Southeast Asia.

After making three straight bogeys to fall a stroke behind, Crane drove the green on the 15th and holed his 8-foot eagle putt to regain the lead. After falling into a tie heading to 18, Crane avoided a playoff with his winning birdie.

Crane won the Farmers Insurance Open in January at Torrey Pines for his third career PGA TOUR victory. The win Sunday in the 40-player event -- also sanctioned by the Asian Tour -- doesn't count as an official PGA TOUR victory.

"I had a great opportunity with that putt (on 18) which I'll always remember. I was so nervous and I was just praying. I just wanted to hit a good putt and to see it go into the hole. It felt so good," said Crane.

"I just regrouped (after 14) and didn't get ahead of myself. I knew I was still in the tournament. I hit an unbelievable shot on 15 with my driver and that kind of turned things around. It was an exciting turnaround. That was an unbelievable finish," he said.

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Westwood on Top of The World

2010-11-01

 FJ Ambassador Lee Westwood will wake up this morning feeling on top of the world after becoming the World’s Number One golfer. The Englishman will be reflecting on a remarkable turnaround in fortunes which sees him become the first European number one for 16 years, seven years after slumping to 266th in the rankings. When Lee was asked if this was the most satisfying moment in his career, the 37-year-old said “Yes I think so. It’s a dream everyone has to say there is nobody better than me at the moment. You have to say it is a career highlight.”

Westwood will have to fight hard to hold onto the number one spot as he flies to Shaghai to play in this week’s WGC HSBC Champions event, an event which fields the best players in the world.

FootJoy is proud to be associated with Lee Westwood and would like to thank him for being such a great ambassador for FootJoy shoes and gloves.

FJ #1 Shoe and Glove in Golf.

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Tonårssensation!

2010-10-25

 FJ ambassador Matteo Manassero made history this weekend by winning the Castello Masters at the Club de Campo del Mediterraneo, Spain. At 17 years and 188 days old the Italian teenager beat the previous record set by the winner of the 2008 Johnnie Walker Championship who was 18 years and 113 days.

"I am too young to have a drink, I am too young to drive so I will not be buying a car and I have not got a girlfriend who would like a present," he said.

"But this was my first chance to win a tournament, which I never thought would come so quickly and to do it is unbelievable. My first aim when I turned professional was to win enough money to keep my card for next year and I achieved that in September."

The teenage sensation began the day two shots behind fellow FJ shoe and glove wearer Gary Boyd (FJ ICON & StaSof glove), but Manaserro pilled on the pressure as the tournament approached its climax. The 2009 Amateur Champion made three birdies in a row from the 13th to take a two shot lead which he never looked like giving up, finally finishing on 16 under, four clear of his nearest competitor Ignacio Garrido (SYNR-G & StaSof).

Manassero wore FJ Sport shoes and StaSof glove en route to the first place prize of €333,330. FJ was again the shoe of choice by the majority of this week’s field with 63% lacing up in FJ shoes.

FJ #1 Shoe and Glove in Golf.

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Byrd Flies to Victory!

2010-10-25

 In a stunning finish in Las Vegas, Jonathan Byrd (FJ Shoes) won a three-man playoff with a hole-in-one on the fourth extra hole.

After finishing the third playoff hole at #18, Byrd, Cameron Percy and the third competitor debated whether to keep playing the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospital for Children Open because of darkness. They all decided to go one more hole Sunday -- the 204-yard 17th at TPC Summerlin.

And it essentially was over with one swing.

Byrd was first to tee off with a six iron. His shot landed about 10 feet short of the flag and disappeared into the cup. It was so dark Byrd wasn't even sure it went in. All he had to do was wait for the other competitors to hit their shots before celebrating his first win of the year and fourth of his career.

Almost as stunning was that Byrd remained in the playoff. On the third playoff hole, the par-4 18th, Byrd's approach tumbled over the green and was one hop away from going into the water. Instead, it settled in a clump of grass, he chipped up to 7 feet and made the par putt just to stay alive.

"I'm in shock," Byrd said, certainly speaking for everyone watching another Fall Series thriller.

This one was even more incredible, and it came at just the right time. Byrd was No. 117 on the money list going into Las Vegas, and his fourth career victory gives him a two-year exemption.

 

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Green Light in Portugal

2010-10-18

 Richard Green (FJ ICON and StaSof glove) unleashed a mesmerising final round of 65 at the Oceanico Victoria Club to claim the Portugal Masters by two shots. The 39 year old began the final round seven shots adrift of the leader, but the left hander from Australia set a clubhouse lead of 18 under par 270 and was never caught. Green had an impressive pack of players challenging him at the top of the leader board, but it was to be his day, finally claiming a two shot victory. Chasing Green's lead was a pack of high calibre players which included FJ ambassador Robert Karlsson (FJ ICON & StaSof glove), who finally finished joint second.

The victory in Portugal earns Green his third European Tour Title and also gains a European Tour exemption until the end of 2012.

FJ continues to be the shoe of choice on the European Tour with 64% of this week’s field lacing up in FJ shoes.

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Back Where he Belongs!

2010-10-18

 Padraig Harrington (SYNR-G shoes & Pure Touch glove) won the Iskandar Johor Open yesterday, securing his first victory for two years. The three time major champion enjoyed a five stroke lead going into the final round, and an impressive three under 69 in his final round secured an impressive three shot victory. The Irishman’s closest competitor was fellow FJ wearer, Noh Seung-Yul (FJ ICON & Pure Touch). The 19 year old Noh retained the Asian Tour Order of Merit after shooting a final round 65 to secure second place.

The month of October has proved to be an enjoyable month for Padraig after playing in Europe’s victorious Ryder Cup Team and now securing his third victory on the Asian Tour. The win for Harrington secured a cheque of $198,125 and more importantly for him gets him back into the winner’s circle.

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Slocum Trusts SYNR-G and StaSof to Win at Sea Island

2010-10-11

 Heath Slocum (SYNR-G, StaSof) closed with a final round 2-under 68 at the Sea Island Golf Club to win the new McGladrey Classic on Sunday. Slocum finished with a 14-under total of 266 and a one-shot victory over Bill Haas who was looking to win for the second consecutive week.

Slocum was in a three-way tie for the lead coming to the 16th hole. In a matter of moments, one of his competitors hit into the hazard and made double bogey while the other three-putted for bogey. Slocum was trying to lag his putt from 60 feet toward the front of the green when it banged into the pin and disappeared for birdie.

“That’s a putt he’ll always remember,” Haas said.

It was the fourth victory of Slocum's career, and should put him just outside the top 50 in the world. Slocum moved to No. 29 on the PGA Tour money list with one tournament left on his schedule. The top 30 earn invitations to the Masters. It was his first victory since he won The Barclays last year in the FedEx Cup playoffs by making a 10-foot birdie on the last hole to beat several of the world's best players.

Haas, who won last week at the Viking Classic for his second victory this year, all but locked up his return to Augusta National. He drilled an approach on the par-5 15th to 10 feet for eagle to give himself a shot at back-to-back wins. The runner-up finish was worth $432,000, which moved him to No. 18 on the money list. Most of the players in the top 30 are not playing much this time of the year, and it’s unlikely Haas will be knocked out of the top 30.

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Magic Monday for Europe!

2010-10-05

 Monday 4th October 2010 – It was a magic Monday for the European Team as they won the Ryder Cup on a sensational final day at The Celtic Manor.

This year’s event was the first year that play had to be extended to the Monday. Typical British weather meant that on occasions the course resembled a swimming pool rather than a Championship golf course, but the green keepers at The Celtic Manor Resort worked their magic to ensure the course was kept in tip top condition and ensured the event could be finished on Monday.

There were many FJ players on show in the event. From the US Team, two of their strongest performers on the final day were Steve Stricker (FJ shoes & PureTouch glove) and Zach Johnson. Stricker was put out first to try and get the momentum going for his side. Playing against fellow FJ wearer Lee Westwood (FJ shoes & PureTouch glove), who had shown fantastic form all week, Stricker managed to get the first point of the day for his team with a well fought 2&1 victory.

The other memorable US performance came from Zach Johnson (FJ Sport & StaSof glove) who played some magnificent golf to also defeat a fellow FJ ambassador in Padraig Harrington (SYNR-G shoes and PureTouch glove). The 3&2 win for Johnson meant the US team got back on level terms with the Europeans, with both teams tied on 13½ points.

With the Europeans winning the final game, Europe had recaptured the Ryder Cup by a small one point margin.

Although he didn’t know it at the time, the half point secured  by Rory McIlroy (FJ Sport & PureTouch glove) ensured Europe reached the winning score of 14½ points. Rory showed nerves of steel to get up and down from the greenside bunker to earn the half.

The other European hero’s were Ian Poulter (FJ ICON MyJoys & SciFlex glove) and Luke Donald (FJ ICON). Poults as usual was his reliable self, winning his final match 5&4 with Luke’s match going down to the wire, finally winning the match by one hole.

And finally Ross Fisher (FJ ICON & PureTouch glove), playing in his first Ryder Cup, lost a tight game with fellow FJ wearer and Ryder Cup rookie Jeff Overton (FJ Sport & SciFlex glove).

With the final score at 14½- 13½, Europe regained The Ryder Cup. The week will be remembered as one of the best ever to be played. We saw all types of weather, new formats and more importantly a fantastic competiton.

We now have to wait until 2012 to do battle again at The Medinah Country Club, Chicago, where the US will be hoping to get their revenge!

FJ is proud of all its players who played this week and is also proud to continue to be the #1 Shoe & Glove in Golf

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Haas tog sin andra vinst

2010-10-04

 Bill Haas led wire to wire to win the Viking Classic by three strokes for his second victory of the year. Haas, who won the Bob Hope Classic earlier in the year for his first career title, struggled a bit on Sunday but had built a five shot cushion to start the day which was enough to hold off several fellow FJ players. He closed with an even par 72 on Sunday and finished the week with a 15-under 273 total. In addition to extending his PGA Tour exemption through 2013, Haas moved to no. 26 on the money and also earned spots in the Masters and the U.S. Open.

FJ #1 Shoe & Glove in Golf

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Parry Explodes into The Winner's Circle

2010-09-27

 England’s John Parry became the third rookie to win on the European Tour this season, by claiming the Vivendi Cup 2010 at the Golf de Joyenval in Paris. The 23 year old from Harrogate had not finished higher than ninth in any previous tournament, but once he got his nose in front he never looked liked giving up his lead. The win for Parry secured his European Tour card for another season. Prior to this event the FJ ICON & StaSof wearer sat 116th on The Race to Dubai, with the top 115 keeping their cards at the end of the year. Parry fired a closing 70 to take the €204,160 top prize with a 17 under par total 271.

The week was also a good warm up for Ryder Cup player Padraig Harrington, who produced a best-of-the-day 64 to finish eighth. The Dubliner will be happy with where his game is and will be looking forward to going head-to-head with the American Team at Celtic Manor.

FJ was once again the shoe choice of many at this week’s event with 68% of the field putting their faith in FootJoy.

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Lara Aloft in Austria

2010-09-20

 FJ shoe (DryJoys) & glove (StaSof) wearer, Jose Manuel Lara produced a sensational final round to win the Austrian Open after a dramatic playoff. The win completes a remarkable return to form for the DryJoys shoe wearer who has missed nine consecutive cuts, but a fourth place finish at the KLM Open last week gave him the confidence to produce some of his best golf this week. The 33-year-old forced his way into the playoff after an impressive final round 64, which included 10 birdies. The Spaniard secured his first victory in four years on the first playoff hole, earning him €125,000 and more importantly securing his European Tour Card for another season.

FJ continues to be the #1 Shoe in golf with 71% of this week’s field putting their faith in FJ shoes.

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Monday Magic for Hoff

2010-09-08

 The endless hours Charley Hoffman spent working in his sand game paid off in a huge way Monday, leading to an impressive five shot victory at the Deutsche Bank Championship. After finishing last season ranked near the bottom in sand-save percentage, Hoffman began working with short-game specialist James Sieckmann and noticed immediate improvements. Every one else noticed the improvements late Monday afternoon.

Tied for the lead and standing awkwardly in the greenside bunker at TPC Boston's 13th hole, the ball below his feet, Hoffman popped the ball out perfectly, landed it halfway to the pin that was 48 feet away, then watched it make a beeline right to the cup. Birdie. He hadn't just saved par, he gained a stroke and a lead that he wouldn't give away.

"I can tell you right now -- if I wouldn't have met that guy (Sieckmann), I wouldn't have won this golf tournament," Hoffman said. "I could barely get it out of the bunkers before, pretty shocking.

That was just one highlight of many for Hoffman who dropped 11 birdies en route to a memorable 9-under 62 that tied the tournament's 72-hole record of 22-under par. After starting the day four shots off the lead, Hoffman came roaring out of the gates with four birdies over the first five holes to jump into contention

Equally as noticeable as Hoffman's improved sand play were his color co-ordinated custom green StaSof glove and FJ ICON Asymmetrical golf shoes featuring a limited edition green caiman gator print.

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2010 Tour Update - Johnnie Walker Championship

2010-08-31

 This week's Tour diary entry comes from the scenic Gleneagles Resort.

Greetings from a dreary and wet Scotland!

Team FJ arrived at the Titleist Tour Support Vehicle, to be confronted by sideways rain, wind and a putting green that suited ducks rather than golfers! With the forecast for the next two days, it was obvious that the popular FJ Rainwear would once again be top of the players wish list. As well as supporting many of the worlds best golfers, FootJoy also has a strong relationship with many of the top coaches on tour. Mark Roe, was seen sporting his Frost Grey Sport Rain Jacket whilst working with avid FJ ICON wearer Soren Hansen (Pictured 3rd on the right).

Another product that was high on the shopping list, is the RainGrip glove. With its unprecedented grip in the wet, it has become a must for all players visiting the British Isles!!!

FJ ambassador, Martin Erlandsson shot a last round 62 in this event last year to finish 2nd, and will be looking to kick start his season by producing some similar golf this week.

Another good finisher from last year, Shiv Kapur, popped onto the TTSV to pick up a pair of the latest FJ ICON Shoes (pictured right). The latest asymmetric Icon, comes with a variety of coloured snakeskins on the saddle, are becoming more and more popular. Shiv was that impressed, he was keen to order a few more pairs. Keep an eye on the players feet over the next few weeks, as there will be more and more of the new style FJ ICON's creeping over from the U.S

 Recent winner, and PureTouch wearer Ross Fisher, recently tried the FJ Sport at his home club. This was Ross' feedback. "The FJ Sport is the lightest shoe I have ever worn. I played 18 holes and had a day of practise with them, and my feet felt as fresh as they did when I put them on". Keep your eye's peeled, as Ross is likely to rotate between FJ Sport and his beloved FJ ICON.

Another FJ winner on the European Tour this year is Martin Wiegele. Martin came onto the truck to place an order for a few pairs of shoes, to tide him over until the end of the season.

With 58 % of the field wearing FJ's, its clear to see FJ is the number one shoe in golf, what ever the weather!

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Mahan win's in MyJoys

2010-08-09

 Hunter Mahan won for the second time this year, coming from four shots back at the start of the day to win the World Golf Championship - Bridgestone Invitational. Mahan ran off five birdies on the front nine to take the lead, then had three clutch par saves down the stretch to finish off a 6-under 64 and a two-shot victory over fellow FJ player, Ryan Palmer (FJ ICON style #52005). While both players wore FJ ICON golf shoes, Hunter went with a custom design through the MyJoys program. Hunter also wore a StaSof glove while Palmer opted for SciFlex.

Mahan's victory locked up a spot on the United States Ryder Cup team as he is now No. 2 in points with only this week's PGA Championship remaining before the top eight Americans qualify. Hunter has played on the last three U.S. teams as a Captains Pick.

 

 "That was my goal at the beginning of the year, to make the team on my own," Mahan said.

Hunter shot a final round 6-under 64 to finish with a 12-under 268 total. He became the third American with multiple victories on the PGA TOUR this year, and likely will move to a career-best No. 12 in the world.

FJ continues to be the #1 Shoe in Golf with 52% of this week's field opting to lace up in FJ shoes.

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Fisher Reels in Victory #4!

2010-08-02

 FootJoy ambassador Ross Fisher (FJ ICON shoes & Pure Touch glove) claimed victory this weekend at the 3 Irish Open. The Englishman stormed into the lead after a scintillating second round 61, and he needed to be at the top of his game to hold off the challenge posed by Padraig Harrington (SYNR-G shoes & Pure Touch glove). The Irishman might have though that a closing seven under par 64 would seal his national title, but Fisher, having seen his six shot lead clawed back, responded in style with a closing 65 to take his fourth European Tour title by two.

The win for Fisher earned him €500,000 and more importantly moved him from 13th to 6th place in the race for the Ryder Cup places. To compliment the FJ 1-2-3 was Rookie of the year, Chris Wood (FJ ICON & SciFlex Glove), who performed strongly to finish in joint first 3rd place.

FJ was the #1 Shoe at the 3 Irish Open with 65% of this week’s lacing up in FJ shoes.

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Johnson Wins on Home Soil!

2010-07-26

FJ ICON shoe wearer, Richard S Johnson birdied the 72nd hole to win the Nordea Scandinavian Masters at Bro Hoff Slott Golf Club. The Swede closed his round in impressive fashion, holing a 30 foot birdie putt to become only the second home winner of the Nordea Scandinavian Masters in the last 12 years.

It was ironic that such a fantastic putt would prove to be the 33 year olds saving grace. Johnson, who plays the majority of his golf in America, has not been enjoyed much success with the putter, highlighting why he has not featured in a top 30 since February. All this was forgotten though; when Johnson secured his second European Tour title, eight years after his first.

The win earns Johnson €333,330 and this was all achieved without the experience of his regular caddie, who went and played in The Senior Open Championship.

FootJoy continues to be the dominant shoe brand on the European Tour with 67% of this week’s field opting for the #1 Shoe in Golf.

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Lord Louis Storms St. Andrews

2010-07-19

 Louis Oosthuizen made only two bogeys over the final 35 holes and finished at 16-under to win his first major championship Sunday on the Old Course at St. Andrews. The 27-year-old Oosthuizen, who trusted FJ ICON golf shoes, and a SciFlex glove, closed with a final round 1-under 71 to win The Open Championship by a remarkable seven shots over fellow FJ player, Lee Westwood (FJ golf shoes and gloves).

It was revealed during the final round that Oosthuizen marks his SciFlex glove with a red dot (pictured right) so when he looks down before each shot, he is reminded to focus on the shot at hand and dispel all distractions, something that served him well en route to the biggest victory of his career.

Oosthuizen went 24 consecutive holes without a bogey until his streak ended on the par-3 eighth hole by missing a 6-foot par putt. That trimmed his lead to three, the closest anyone would get during the final round. His playing partner hit driver onto the par-4 ninth green and Oosthuizen answered by doing the same. When he holed his 50-foot eagle putt, his lead was back to four shots, same as when he started.

Oosthuizen spent the final hour with a big grin on his face, although he started out that way, too. He put his arm around caddie Zack Rasego after hitting off the 18th tee and walking over the Swilcan Bridge, thousands of fans packed into the grandstands, along the road and peering out the shop windows.

The biggest smile came on the 18th green, with a hug for Rasego, and an embrace with wife Nel-Mare and 7-month-old daughter Jana. It will be years before the child can appreciate the magnitude of this moment.

"I will say, 'That's the day Daddy makes us the proudest,'" his wife said. "And we'll never forget it."

Louis first major title earned him £850,000 and with his nickname of Shrek, he is now sitting pretty in the World Ranking sitting 15th in the world.

In four days of spectacular golf, a man whose name was barely known outside Europe a week ago dominated a field of the best-known golfers in the world. He finished at 16-under 272, and pounded them and the course into submission with a combination of precision (No. 1 in driving accuracy), power (No. 4 in driving distance at 319.4 yards) and putting (No. 3).

The final leader board looked impressive for FJ players, with the top four players  (Oosthuizen, Westwood, McIlroy & Stenson) putting their trust in FJ shoes and gloves.

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Stricker defends John Deere Title.

2010-07-12

 FootJoy ambassador Steve Stricker closed with a final round 1-under 70 to narrowly defend his title at the John Deere Classic. Stricker, who wore custom DryJoys through the MyJoys programme and a Pure Touch glove, saw his six shot overnight lead wilt to just two but was able to hold on and defeat fellow FJ player Paul Goydos (FJ ICON, SciFlex). Inclusive of Stricker and Goydos, 13 of the top 14 players on the leaderboard trusted FJ.

Playing without the same razor sharp precision that had allowed him to record the lowest 54--hole total in PGA Tour history, Stricker played safe most of the day. However, he came through with a clutch birdie after driving into the trees on No. 17 and finished with a 26-under 258 total - a new record for the tournament.

“You don’t want to give shots away and then you end up playing a little safer than you normally do and it leads to tougher birdie putts,” Stricker said. “Then they creep in closer because they were playing some good golf.”

Goydos, who dazzled the golf world with his 59 in the opening round, shot a solid 66 but still fell short of dethroning Stricker, who won for the ninth time in his career. Both players boarded a plane Sunday night for Scotland and will compete in the Open Championship at St. Andrews this week.

“Strick was hard to catch,” Goydos said. “I tried and kept pushing and chipping and grinding and biting at him and doing what I could. But in the end, the putt he made on 17 was a world-class putt. That’s what top five players do, that’s what Ryder Cup players do

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Horsey wins the BMW international

2010-06-28

Englishman David Horsey wins his maiden European Tour victory at the BMW International in Munich. After consistent rounds of 69, 67, 67, 67 Horsey claimed a narrow victory ahead of fellow FJ wearer Ross Fisher who eagled the 72nd hole. He headed a leaderboard littered with FJ wearers, with all of the top 6 finishers sporting FJ golf shoes.

Exciting Spaniard Pablo Larrazabal had a chance to win when he got to -19 but slipped up on the 16th hole to drop two shots, and the week saw an excellent finish for Kenneth Ferrie who moved significantly up the Race to Dubai rankings.

But the day belonged to Horsey, who can now look forward to an exemption on the European Tour for this year and also for 2011.

FJ - #1 Shoe in Golf

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Westwood Emerges from All FootJoy Playoff to Win in Memphis

2010-06-14

 Lee Westwood (FJ ICON, SciFlex glove) defeated fellow FJ player Robert Karlsson (FJ ICON MyJoys, StaSof glove), on the fourth hole of a sudden death playoff to win the St. Jude Classic Sunday. 

Westwood and Karlsson went par-par-bogey until they returned to No. 18 once again. Westwood stuck his approach 6 feet from the pin on No. 18. Karlsson left his birdie putt from 43 feet away to extend the playoff about a foot short leaving Westwood to roll in his six-footer for the win. Robert Garrigus (FJ ICON BOA) came to the final hole in regulation with a three shot lead but struggled to the finish and forced the three-way playoff. He was eliminated following a bogey on the first extra hole.

Westwood came in having played well, not missing a cut in his 10 starts on TOUR this year with four top 10s. He had gone 122 starts on the TOUR since winning the 1998 Zurich Classic of New Orleans. He finished with a 2-under 68 on Sunday and a 10-under 270 total for the week.

Karlsson, who won his ninth European Tour victory at Qatar earlier this year, still is looking for his first PGA TOUR title. He shot a final round 69.

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Luke Donald won the Madrid Masters

2010-06-02

Luke Donald bounced back from his Wentworth disappointment to take the Madrid Masters by a single stroke from rising Welsh star Rhys Davies. Donald, who missed out on the BMW PGA Championship by a shot, hit a 252 yard fairway wood to 12 feet on the long 16th and with his third eagle of the week - "it's because I'm a big-hitter" he joked.

The victory lifts Donald to ninth in the Official World Golf Rankings, and makes it four English players in the top ten, alongside fellow FJ wearers Ian Poulter and Lee Westwood.

Donald won with a closing 67 to Davies' 68 and with a 21 under par total of 267. It earned him €250,000 but he said: "The money is secondary. It's been a while since I won and to put last week behind me makes me very proud."

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Zach won the Crowne Plaza Invitational

2010-06-02

Zach Johnson clinched his seventh PGA Tour victory at the Crowne Plaza Invitational with a winning score of 21 under par across the four rounds. Zach wore the new FJ SPORT shoe, offering outstanding stability properties combined with unashamedly youthful styling. He also relied on the tried and tested performance of the StaSof glove to fire a superb final round of 64 to take the title by 3 clear shots.

FJ - #1 Shoe and Glove in Golf

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Adam wins in Texas

2010-05-20

Australia’s Adam Scott (FJ ICON style #52005, StaSof glove) made the Valero Texas Open his first PGA Tour victory in two years, shooting a combined 11-under 133 in a 36-hole finale Sunday to win by a stroke.

The 2008 Byron Nelson Classic winner, Scott overcame two early bogeys with an eagle on the par-4 17th in his third-round 66, then built his lead with six birdies en route to a closing 67 on the new Oaks Course at TPC San Antonio.

Scott finished at 14-under 274 and earned $1,098,000 for his seventh career tour victory.

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Fredrik is Hed over Heels!

2010-05-10

 Fredrik Andersson Hed (FJ ICON™ & SciFlex™ glove) of Sweden claimed his maiden European Tour Victory this weekend at the BMW Italian Open. The 38-year-old held off the challenge posed by his fellow FootJoy ambassador David Horsey, who closed with an impressive final round 4-under-par 68. Andersson Hed set himself up for victory after firing a superb third round 63, giving him a 6 shot lead with the final round to play. The pressure did show with Andersson Hed struggling to get going in his final round, but he managed to hold his nerve to claim a two shot victory and the first place cheque of £186,856. More importantly for Andersson Hed the win gives him a two year Tour exemption, a relief to him having incredible 14 trips to qualifying school.

“It means a lot to win, both for rankings and self confidence. It would have felt even better to have played well today but I was here to be first and now I am first.”

All eyes were on Italian teenager Matteo Manessero who ended his first event as professional in a tie for 29th. The 17-year-old FJ ICON™ wearer will next grace the fairways of Wentworth for the BMW PGA Championships starting on 20th May.

FJ was the shoe of choice at the Royal Park Course with 67% of the field putting their faith in the #1 Shoe in Golf.

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A McIlroy Masterclass

2010-05-04

 Rory McIlroy fired a course record 10-under 62 Sunday to capture his first PGA Tour victory by four shots at the Quail Hollow Championship. McIlroy, who amazingly made the cut on the number on Friday, began his climb on Saturday with a 6-under 66 then came out on fire Sunday and never looked back. He was 5-under through 13 holes with just a one shot lead, then hit a 5-iron from 207 yards up the hill to 3 feet for eagle on the 15th. From a fairway bunker on the 16th, he hit 7-iron to 5 feet for another birdie. Then came the finish, when he knocked in a 40-foot putt that brought the crowd surrounding the 18th green to it's feet.

McIlroy is the latest PGA TOUR champion to trust FootJoy shoes and gloves. In fact, Rory, who wore FJ ICON style #52005 and a PureTouch glove en route to his inaugural win in the U.S., is the 12th player to win on the PGA Tour this year with FootJoy.

McIlroy becomes the first player since 2006 to make the cut on the number and win the tournament. McIlroy was two over the cut line on Friday with three holes to play until making an eagle on the seventh hole. He followed with a 66 on Saturday to get back in the hunt, then blew everyone away with a round that ranks among the best. The previous course record at Quail Hollow was 64.

“It’s been a crazy ride until this point,” McIlroy said. “I’m just delighted to get here. To get my first win in the U.S. is special.” Rory's victory in the US was more great news for FJ who experienced a similarly exciting victory at the Open de Espana in Seville.

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Bohn in the Bayou

2010-04-26

 Jason Bohn (FJ ICON, StaSof glove) won the Zurich Classic in New Orleans on Sunday for his second PGA TOUR title, birdieing three of the final four holes for a 5-under 67.

Bohn, who completed a third-round 71 in the morning in the weather-plagued tournament, finished at 18-under 270. He also won the 2005 B.C. Open but has recently battled numerous injuries.

"This is life changing," said the 37-year-old Bohn, who admitted making his putt on 18, following a phenomenal approach that stopped on the edge of the cup, with tears in his eyes.

Bohn led since his opening round 65 but had to play a lot of golf over the final three days to capture his second Tour title. Heavy rain and lightning Friday and again Saturday morning delayed the early rounds so he was required to play 24 holes Saturday and 30 on Sunday. He had seven birdies and one bogey in his 30 holes Sunday.

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2010 US Masters

2010-04-06

 The Masters is nearly here, and for many, that will hopefully help usher in Spring and the golf season. Inclement weather has been the story across Europe and has really limited the number of rounds played for most avid golfers so far this season. Safe to say, this year more than most, we'll all be looking forward to the green jacket and Amen Corner, the azaleas and dogwoods and the beauty and drama of the season's first major championship.

The European contingent at this year’s Masters is as strong as ever, with 20 of the top 30 players on the Official World Ranking being European Tour Members. The European who last enjoyed major success is Padraig Harrington (FJ SPORT & PureTouch Glove). The Irishman will be targeting his fourth Major Championship in 11 appearances.

The current European #1, Lee Westwood, is in good form after his top ten finish at last week’s Shell Houston Open. The FJ ICON and PureTouch glove wearer was the highest placed European at the event, giving him the confidence he needs to be a real contender at this year’s event.

As always, eyes will be on Rory McIIroy (FJ ICON & PureTouch glove), who experienced his debut at last year’s Masters. Given that conventional wisdom says that to be a contender you need to learn your way around Augusta National, the Northern Irishman will be hoping that the knowledge he picked up last year will help him get his hands on his first Major Trophy.


World # 7 Ian Poulter will be looking to add the green jacket to his already colourful wardrobe. The Englishman has proved in  recent Majors that he has what it takes to win. Keep your eyes peeled as Ian will be striding the fairways of Augusta in an all-new pair of FJ ICON, which will be available in early 2011. Ian was integral in bringing this style to market and is the first player to wear these new performance shoes in competition and what better venue to show case these than Augusta.
This new "wave" pattern is sharp, sophisticated, full of interesting detail and is beautiful in a monochrome colour pattern or with a variety of available patent leather accent colours.


With the aforementioned players sitting comfortably in the World Top 30, it is the man in 31st position, Angel Cabrera, who is returning to Augusta to defend the green jacket which he won last year. The Argentinean will be once again gracing the carpet of Augusta in FJ ICON shoes, hoping to defend his title and claim his third Major Trophy.

As always, FJ will be the #1 shoe choice for the majority of this week’s field and we would like to wish all our players good fortune at this iconic tournament.

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Louis Ousts the Field!

2010-03-29

 Louis Oosthuizen secured his maiden European Tour victory by winning the Open de Andalucia in Malaga. In eight seasons on the European Tour, the South African had finished second on four occasions, the most recent at last weeks Hassan II Trophy where he was piped to the post by fellow FJ ICON wearer Rhys Davies. 27-year-old Oosthuizen performed magnificently all week, none more so than during his second round where he closed with an impressive 6-under 63. The FJ ICON and Sciflex glove wearer closed the tournament with rounds of 66 and 67 to finish on 17-under 263, claiming a three shot victory.

With the win also comes a return trip to Augusta for the Masters Tournament in two weeks. Oosthuizen’s victory moved him into the World’s Top 50, cementing his path to Magnolia Lane.

FJ was the shoe of choice at this week’s event, with 60% of the field putting their faith in the #1 Shoe in Golf.

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Dominant Davies Delivers.

2010-03-22

 Rhys Davies won his maiden European Tour title at the Trophée Hassan II in Morocco. The 24 year old showed brilliance to overcome the challenge posed by his fellow FJ ICON wearer Louis Oosthuizen, who led by three shots with 15 holes to play. It was from this point that the Welshman took control, making birdie at eight out of the next eleven holes to claim a two shot victory and the first place prize of £207,666.

The win for Davies comes off the back of some very consistent form, having come third in the Maybank Malaysian Open and sixth in Abu Dhabi. It is performances like this which has moved Rhys to 12th on the Race to Dubai and setting him in good stead to become a future FJ ICON.

Davies win was experienced in the style and comfort of FJ ICON (style 52054) & SciFlex glove. FJ was the shoe choice for the majority of this week’s field, with 64% opting for FJ shoes, and with 9 of the top 10 players lacing up in FootJoy, the success of the #1 Shoe and Glove in Golf continues to grow.

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Noh Problems for Seung-yul!

2010-03-08

 Noh Seung-yul demonstrated nerves of steel to edge out compatriot, K J Choi (FJ ICON & StaSof glove), to win the Maybank Malaysian Open by one shot at the Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club. The South Korean teenager looked to be faltering on the 18th when he pulled his drive left, and then hit his second shot onto a path next to the hospitality marquee. But from there he showed his brilliance, floating a superb pitch shot to within three feet of the flag leaving a simple putt for birdie to claim his first European Tour win. Choi, who had also birdie the 18th to be the clubhouse leader had nothing but praise for the 18-year-old, stating “Noh is a star in the making”.

The former 2008 Asian Tour Rookie of the Year enjoyed success in the style and comfort FJ shoes, opting for a pair of all white FJ ICON MyJoys (shield tips). 

FootJoy was the shoe of choice at the Maybank Malaysian Open, with 61% of the field putting their faith and feet in the # 1 Shoe in Golf.

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Camilo Claims Crown at Honda Classic

2010-03-08

 Camilo Villegas (FJ golf shoes, StaSof glove) shot a final-round 68 to win the Honda Classic by five shots Sunday, his third PGA Tour victory and a perfect way to cap a week that featured a lot of travel and a lot of celebration. The win also win marks the eighth win for FootJoy players in the first 10 PGA Tour events this season.

Camilo, who became just the fourth player under the age of 30 with at least three Tour wins, finished at 13-under 267, the lowest 72-hole score since the Honda moved to PGA National in 2007. And Villegas made it look easy most of the way, too. He led by only two after four holes, but three straight birdies – starting with a 25-footer on No. 8 – sent Villegas to 15 under and six shots clear of the field. He capped the day in style with a 20-footer for birdie on the 72nd hole, then raised both hands skyward.

Villegas didn’t even play a practice round at PGA National this week. After finishing tied for eighth at the Phoenix Open, Villegas headed back to his native Colombia on Monday to help open the Nationwide Tour’s Pacific Rubiales Bogota Open, the first PGA Tour-sanctioned event in South America. After landing in South Florida on Wednesday, he teed it up Thursday morning on short rest and following two stellar rounds of 66, he had a share of the lead going into the weekend and was en route to his third career PGA Tour title.

“Tournaments are four rounds and I played three pretty good ones,” Villegas said. “I was lucky in one. It’s never as easy as you think. I played great the front nine, then I made a couple hiccups and missed some putts, but I stayed patient.”

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Mahan Magic Seals Waster Management Phoenix Open

2010-03-01

 Hunter Mahan won the Waste Management Phoenix Open for his second PGA TOUR title Sunday, closing with a second consecutive bogey-free 6-under 65 to come from four strokes down. He becomes the seventh player in the season's first nine events to win wearing FootJoy golf shoes and the second consecutive to win wearing FJ ICON MyJoys. Hunter also relied on a StaSof glove.

The 27-year-old Mahan had an eagle and a pair of birdies in a late four-hole span Sunday to finish at 16-under 268. Since winning the 2007 Travelers Championship, Mahan has continued to improve each year. He played on the 2008 Ryder Cup team and had six top-10s in 2009, including a runner-up finish at the AT&T National.

"It's just finding a way to win. I just haven't been able to do it," he said. "So obviously it feels great to get off the year on my fifth tournament to win. It gives me a lot of confidence in myself that I'm doing the right things in my game, and it feels great, it really does."

The shot of the tournament for Mahan came at the par-5 13th when he hit his second shot from 250 yards to within seven feet and made the eagle putt to reach 14-under par. His 18-foot birdie putt on the par-4 14th moved him into the lead and then the clincher came at the notorious 16th, the par 3 surrounded by bleachers filled with noisy, irreverent fans who cheer and boo with equal enthusiasm.

Mahan's tee shot caught the edge of the green and he made the subsequent 14-foot putt to regain the lead at 16 under and he would never look back.

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G'Day for Dodt Delhi

2010-02-15

 FJ ICON (Style 52005) wearer Andrew Dodt claimed his maiden European Tour victory at the Avantha Masters in Delhi. The Australian had to come through a tough field on the final day, which saw seven players enter the day level at the top of the leaderboard. The 24 year old, who is a regular on the Asian Tour, came to DLF Golf and Country Club in fine form, having two runners up finishes in Australia and New Zealand, and this fine form did not desert him when he needed it the most. Dodt held his nerve on 16 with a birdie which kept in him contention. Going down the last the Aussie showed his pedigree, with an impressive birdie which saw him claim the first place prize of €250,000.

The Avanatha Masters is the first event of a new joint venture between the European and Asian Tours to be known as EurAsia Golf.

Dodt victory was enjoyed in the style and comfort of the #1 Shoe in Golf – a choice which was also made by 65% of the field in India.

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Stricker Strikes Again

2010-02-08

 For the fifth consecutive week, a FootJoy player claimed victory on the PGA TOUR as Steve Stricker (SYNR-G, PureTouch glove) closed with a 1-under 70 Sunday for a two-shot victory over fellow FJ player Luke Donald (FJ ICON MyJoys) at the Northern Trust Open.

Stricker finished with a 16-under 268 total and won for the eighth time in his career and the fourth time in his last 15 starts. He also moved up to No. 2 in the world golf rankings for the second time in his career.

Stricker didn’t make it easy on himself, having to grind for pars as Donald kept pouring in birdies. But after Donald missed two short birdie attempts, Stricker fired off two straight birdies to restore a comfortable margin.

“It was hard today,” Stricker said. “I aged a lot out there. It was a grind from the get-go.”

Stricker seemed to struggle all day, missing several greens to the left but he had five consecutive one-putt greens and continued to get himself out of minor jams.

Half of Stricker’s eight career victories have come in the last eight months dating to his playoff win at Colonial. He turns 43 later this month, and shows no sign of letting up.

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King Karlsson Conquers Qatar

2010-02-01

 FootJoy ambassador Robert Karlsson (FJ ICON 52054 & StaSof glove) showed the golfing world that he is back to his best after a career threatening eye injury, by winning his 10th career title at the Qatar Masters. The former European No 1 started the day two shots behind, but produced the round of the week to win with a stylish bogey-free final round seven-under par. Karlsson’s toughest competition came from his playing partner, the current European No 1, Lee Westwood (FJ ICON & Pure Touch glove), who with four holes to play only trailed Karlsson by one shot. However, it was the tall Swede who finished the strongest with back-to-back birdies on seventeen and eighteen to claim an impressive three shot victory and the first place prize of €294,584.

FJ continues to be the No 1 choice for players on the European Tour with 57% of the field at the Qatar Masters choosing to put the faith in FootJoy shoes.


 

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Crane Reigns at Torrey Pines

2010-02-01

 FootJoy players are a perfect four-for-four to start the season as Ben Crane (DryJoys, SciFlex glove) rode a red-hot putter to win the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines. Crane made two birdie putts over 45 feet then tapped in a 30-inch putt for par on the 18th hole for a 2-under 70 and a one-shot victory over fellow FJ players Michael Sim (FJ ICON style #52070, SciFlex glove) and Marc Leishman (FJ ICON style #52070). It was Crane’s third career victory, and first in nearly five years, and this one earned him a trip back to the Masters.

Starting the final round two shots behind, Crane opened with three birdies in five holes, including one from just over 45 feet on No. 3. He expanded his lead to three shots with another 45-foot birdie putt on the 11th.

Sim, the 25-year-old Australian who earned his Tour card following three victories last year on the Nationwide Tour, kept with Crane the entire round and had his chances to the very end. After missing his birdie chance on 18, Crane tapped in his par for the win and a 13-under 275 total that earns him a trip back to Augusta National for the first time in three years.

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Breakthrough Win for Haas at the Hope!

2010-01-26

 Bill Haas (FJ ICON style #52054) made a short birdie putt on the 18th hole to earn his first PGA Tour victory at the Bob Hope Classic on Monday, edging fellow FJ players Matt Kuchar (MyJoys) and Bubba Watson (FJ golf shoes, SciFlex glove) by one stroke with a bogey-free 8-under 64. Haas becomes the third consecutive FJ player to win this season, joining Geoff Ogilvy (SBS Championship) and Ryan Palmer (Sony Open).

Haas was the last of the co-leaders to play the 18th, and an outstanding 3-iron approach from 206 yards allowed him to two-putt his way to a 30-under 330 finish. He also birdied the par three 17th hole.

“I’d been wanting to win from the first tournament I played, but it’s a process, and there’s a lot to it,” said Haas. “It’s special, but I don’t know if it’s a monkey off my back. I know how hard it was to win, and I’m grateful.”

After grinding through five rounds on four courses in the rain-delayed tournament, Haas couldn't celebrate until he made it through the last hole with his hands shaking and fingers going numb -- and at that point, he didn't even know his father Jay, the 1988 Hope Classic champion, had made it back from the Champions Tour event in Hawaii to watch him.

“It’s definitely neat that down the road, 22 years from now, we can look at both our names on the list here,” Bill Haas said. “I’m not trying to compare myself to him. He’s almost unreachable.”

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Tour update Abu Dhabi

2010-01-26

2010 Tour Update_Abu Dhabi

22/01/2010

The Desert Swing is under way, with the first stop in sunny Abu Dhabi.5 of the Worlds Top 10 players are in action this week in a stellar field, including FootJoy loyalists Rory McIlroy, Lee Westwood (pictured right), SBS Championship winner Geoff Ogilvy and the colourful Swede, Henrik Stenson who has just agreed a multi-year deal to wear FootJoy shoes again. All 4 players will be gracing the fairways in the new FJ ICON shoe.

Camillo Villegas and Ian Poulter have also flown over from the US, as they look to grab some early points in the 2010 Race to Dubai.

The new FJ Sport  is also catching a few players eyes. Pablo Larrazabal and Peter Lawrie (pictured right) were both wearing the shoe in practice this week. With it's colourful and athletic styling, it is sure to be a hit with the players on Tour.

We welcome a new line-up for 2010 to our FJ collar programme, some of the latest additions include last season Rookie-of-the year, Chris Wood, Robert Rock and Irishman Peter Lawrie. Steve Webster and Ricardo Gonzalez continue with the FJ collar for another season.

Players are placing shoe orders at a rapid pace with the FootJoy tour reps, and there are certainly going to be some funky looking shoes gracing the Tournaments across Europe this season thanks to the fantastic MyJoys offering from FootJoy.

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It's Paradise For Palmer at the Sony Open

2010-01-18

 Ryan Palmer (FJ ICON style #52005, SciFlex glove) nearly chipped in for eagle on the 72nd hole but left himself just a tap-in for birdie and the win at the Sony Open in Hawaii. Palmer was tied for the lead on the 18th and after both competitor's left their tee shots in the right rough it was a battle to see who would get up-and-down, or better, for the win. Palmer's challenger chipped to about 9 feet from behind the green and then watched as Palmer's chip raced towards the hole, hit the flag stick and backed up just a few inches.

“Lucky bounce,” Palmer said. “It was probably going to go by 7 or 8 feet. I still hit a good chip. You need things like that to win.”

For Palmer, who finished with a 15-under 265 total, it was his third career victory and first since the 2008 Ginn sur Mer Classic. It gives the 33-year-old Texan exemption on the PGA Tour through 2012 and a trip back to the Masters for the first time in five years.

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Sensational Start for Ogilvy

2010-01-11

 First event of 2010, first event since joining team FJ, and first win of the season for Geoff Ogilvy at the SBS Championship. Geoff fired a near flawless final round 6-under 67 on Sunday that featured just one missed green to come from two shots back with 10 holes to play and win at Kapalua for the second consecutive year. Geoff has now fired eight consecutive rounds in the 60's on the Plantation Course, including the four this week (69-66-68-67). He finished the week with a 22-under 270 total for a one shot victory, the seventh of his career on the PGA TOUR.

It was announced this week that Geoff had joined team FJ and he has been wearing a StaSof glove and FJ ICON golf shoes all week en route to his title defense.

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World #14 Ranked Player to Wear FJ Shoes and Glove in 2010

2010-01-08

 FootJoy, the #1 Shoe in Golf and #1 Shoe on every Tour Worldwide, is pleased to announce that it has entered into a multi-year agreement with Geoff Ogilvy. A former US Open Champion and six-time winner on the PGA Tour, Geoff has topped some of the best fields in golf throughout his career. Following on from a successful 2009 where he won the Mercedes-Benz Championship and claimed the second of his two Match Play Championship titles, Geoff starts the 2010 season supported by the superior comfort and performance of FootJoy’s market leading shoes and gloves. A true global player Ogilvy will once again play a number of events on the European Tour as well as the PGA Tour.

"Like many Tour players, I grew up wearing FootJoy golf shoes and gloves so putting them on again is a bit of a home-coming for me” said Ogilvy.  “I’ve been using the new products and they’re fantastic. I'm really excited to start the season in FootJoy product."

 Geoff joins the industry leader at a time when the brand has significant momentum with tremendous new product.  The ultra-stable SYNR-G® shoe category continues to be the shoes of choice for many of the game's best players such as Padraig Harrington, Steve Stricker and Zach Johnson.  In addition, the new flagship shoe category, FJ ICON, delivers the perfect blend of performance and stylish elegance.  FJ ICON has quickly attracted a loyal following from elite players like Ian Poulter, Camilo Villegas, Rory McIlroy, Lee Westwood and hundreds more.  As the worldwide leader in golf gloves, Ogilvy will rely on the incredible feel and performance of the legendary StaSof® glove.

“We are delighted to welcome Geoff to Team FJ. He will no doubt be a great ambassador for FootJoy,” said Richard Fryer, European Marketing Manager - FootJoy.  “Geoff is a fantastic addition to our staff as he embodies many of the qualities that define the FootJoy brand. He is a global icon who plays the game with passion, integrity and has a proven record of success.”


FootJoy®.  The #1 Shoe and Glove in Golf

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Great Scott!

2009-12-07

 FootJoy ambassador Adam Scott has won his first tournament on home soil, claiming the Australian Open by five shots after a tense final round at the New South Wales Golf Club. The win ends what has proved to be a tough year for the 29-year-old FJ shoe & glove wearer. Despite this, the charismatic Aussie held his nerve to take the title, closing out his round with a stylish birdie at the closing hole to get to even par, finishing the Championship at 15-under 273.

“This is very, very special to me to win here,” said Scott. “This is going to be very sweet and something I will treasure for the rest of my career.

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Chris Wood becomes a True Icon!

2009-11-30

 England’s Chris Wood has capped a remarkable debut season on The European Tour by being named the Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year for 2009. Wood, who stands at 6-foot-5 stands alongside fellow FJ ICON wearer Robert Karlsson as the tallest golfer on the Tour, finished 44th on the money list with earnings of 679,559 euros, securing him the title ahead of fellow debutants and FJ ambassadors Danny Willet, Oskar Henningsson and David Horsey. It was the 22-year-old Englishman’s fine display at this year’s Open which effectively sealed the rookie prize, narrowly missing out on the playoff by one stroke. Wood’s next big goal is set on entering the top 50 in the world.

This becomes the second consecutive year that an FJ player has won the prestigious award, with Wood taking over the mantle from fellow FJ player Pablo Larrazabal.

2009 has proved to be a successful for year for the FJ players on the European Tour, with Wood’s triumph adding to Lee Westwood’s Race to Dubai victory, cementing FJ’s dominance on Tour.

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Win, Win för Westwood i Dubai

2009-11-23

 Lee Westwood (FJ ICON, PureTouch) satte nytt banrekord på 8-under par, 64 slag. På söndagen drygade han ut sin ledning och vann Dubai World Championship med 6 slag. 36 åringen spelade fantastisk golf och var under 70 slag alla 4 dagarna, för att avsluta med en totalscore på 23 slag under par. De fyra bästa spelarna med Lee i toppen var alla FJ spelare. Ross McGowan (FJ ICON style #52070, StaSof) gjorde en bra sista runda på 68 slag, med 5 raka birdies från det 12 hålet och kunde därmed säkra andra platsen med sina 17 under par och strax före Rory McIlroy (FJ ICON MyJoys, PureTouch) som gjorde 5 birdies på de sista nio hålen för att sluta på tredje plats, totalt 15 under par. Padraig Harrington (SYNR-G, PureTouch) slutade på fjärde plats. .

Westwood vann även tävlingen som sträcker sig över hela säsongen, Race to Dubai, och blev därmed Europas bästa spelare för andra gången i sitt liv. Han kom till denna avslutande tävling placerad strax efter Rory McIlroy. Westwoods vinst blev den 32 i raden av hans professionella vinster och den andra för säsongen på Europa touren. Detta innebar även att Lee Westwood nu är rankad som nr 4 på världsrankingen, vilket tangerar hans högsta position någonsin.  

“I’m delighted to be standing here and it’s got to be the best day of my golfing career. I think that's about as good as I've ever played under this pressure," säger Westwood.

“Hopefully there will be more, maybe a Major in the future. Some of the young players coming through, like Rory McIlroy, put me under a lot of pressure so it will be tough. I’m going to enjoy the rest of 2009.”

Westwoods vinst belyser FootJoys dominans som #1 Shoe & Glove in Golf, detta blir andra året i rad som en FJ spelare vinner Europa touren.

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Bourdy Win's in Hong Kong

2009-11-16

 FootJoy player Gregory Bourdy won the UBS Hong Kong Open this weekend to claim his third European Tour Title.  The Frenchman had to dig deep to defend his lead from the inform Rory McIlroy who had to be content with second place for the second consecutive year. The 27-year-old Bourdy never relinquished his lead throughout the final round, and proved unflappable as the young Northern Irishman increased his pressure. Bourdy played consistenly in his final round, with birdies at the 5th & 6th moving him closer to the title. Meanwhile, McIlroy was showing his brilliance to get back into to contention after starting the day five shots off the pace, but his final round 64 could only secure him second place. Bourdy, who won his last title in 2008, collected the first place prize of €279,288 as well as guaranteeing himself a place in the Dubai World Championship next week. McIlroy had some consolation in his defeat, knowing that his second place finish was enough to move him to the summit of the Order of Merit ahead of his fellow FJ ICON and PureTouch wearer Lee Westwood.


 

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Global Glory for Poulter, Fisher

2009-11-02

 Ian Poulter and Ross Fisher will represent England at the World Cup in a few weeks and the duo will arrive with lots of confidence following their matching victories this past weekend. While both wore the new FJ ICON golf shoes en route to the winner's circle, their paths to victory were very different.

Ian Poulter, who regularly wears custom FJ ICON golf shoes from the MyJoys programme and SciFlex gloves to match, carded a final round 1-over 72 to complete a wire-to-wire victory at the Barclays Singapore Open. Poulter's eighth career European Tour title, and first since 2006, tested all of his skill and nerves with players from around the world trying to wrestle the tournament from his grasp but the Englishman would not yield and, following a stellar sand save on 17, he converted a clutch par at the 18th for the win.

Ian opted for a stylish pair of brown/orchid (pink) FJ ICON golf shoes in the asymmetrical pattern to perfectly coordinate with his new line of clothing. He also wore a custom SciFlex glove.

 Meanwhile, on the other side of the world, fellow Englishman Ross Fisher also wore FJ ICON shoes to complete a memorable marathon effort in winning the Volvo World Match Play Championship in Spain.

The 28 year old, who will join Poulter in the World Cup and could also team with him at the Ryder Cup in Wales next October, won the final 4&3 after playing an amazing 126 holes in four days. With the win, Fisher moves up to a career-best 17th in the World Rankings and also takes him to fourth in the European Tour's Race to Dubai with just a few events remaining.

Fisher needed three sudden death holes to defeat fellow FootJoy player, and current Masters champion, Angel Cabrera in the semi-finals but was in control of the finals from the moment he birdied the first hole.

"I'm absolutely ecstatic," he said. "It's been a long, gruelling week, but obviously very worthwhile.

Fisher and Poulter will represent England when they team up at the World Cup in China, November 26-29.

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Matteson Emerges from Playoff to Win Frys.com for Second Time

2009-10-26

 Troy Matteson (DryJoys Tech, StaSof glove) birdied the second playoff hole to win the Frys.com Open on Sunday at Grayhawk Golf Club. After bogeying the final two holes in regulation to fall into the three-man playoff, Matteson had a second chance at the 17th and 18th and would not let the opportunity pass him by. Relying on past experience of winning this tournament as a rookie in 2006, Matteson denied two rookies this year who were trying to capture their first career PGA Tour victories and playing privileges for next year and beyond.

Matteson rolled into Sunday with a three-stroke lead, thanks to back-to-back 61s on Friday and Saturday – a PGA Tour record for lowest score in consecutive rounds. However, he stumbled at the end of the final round and found himself battling two young guns.

After all three players parred the first playoff hole, Matteson hit his approach within 3 feet on the 464-yard par-4 17th hole. With shadows stretching onto the green, he rolled in the putt for his second PGA Tour win.

The victory capped a strong final two months for Matteson as he made the cut in his final eight events and finished in the top 20 three times. The 29-year-old’s first Tour victory came as a rookie in 2006, when he won the Frys.com Open in Las Vegas.

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Return to Glory for Westwood.

2009-10-19

 Lee Westwood ended more than two years without a title by capturing the Portugal Masters by two shots. Wearing the new FJ ICON golf shoe and Pure Touch glove from FootJoy, Westwood closed with a 6-under 66 on Sunday and finished with a 23-under 265 total for his 30th career win.

Westwood came out hot, converting birdies on his first four holes but it was his final birdie at the 17th hole that sealed the victory.  Westwood went long and left at the 589 yard 17th and although he was able to take a free drop he still faced a tricky shot.

"All I could see was trees (right in front of him) and water (over the green) - and I had a really tight lie," he added.

However, from around 30 yards he almost holed it, tapped in for birdie and had his two shot lead that he would take the clubhouse.

In addition to getting back to his winning ways, Westwood also takes over the lead in the European Tour's Race to Dubai, passing fellow FJ ICON fan Rory McIlroy, and climbs back into the top five of the world golf rankings, a goal of his since 2007.

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Madrid Master

2009-10-12

 Ross McGowan saw off a spirited challenge from Mikko Ilonen to win the Madrid Masters and seal his first European Tour title by three shots. Ross' victory marks his the first victory for the new FJ ICON golf shoe from FootJoy, which has only recently been launched.

After a record-equalling third round of 12 under par 60, the Englishman claimed victory from a following group that included 8 FootJoy wearers in the top 9 places. FJ ICON was the choice for Ross in a stunning white/black shield tip pattern which was customised through the MyJoys programme. Just like many golfers, Ross' feet are slightly different sizes so made the most of the custom options available through MyJoys to find the perfect platform from which to claim victory.

"I came here this week in form and it's lovely to come away with the trophy," he said. "Once I saw where some of the pins were it was a lot trickier and my game-plan was to hit as many greens as I could.

Create your own FJ ICON MyJoys design by clicking here. With over 2.5 million options available, you can definitely find your perfect shoe!

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Ochoa Back on Top with Win at Navistar

2009-10-06

 Lorena Ochoa successfully defended her Navistar LPGA Classic title, shooting a final round 2-under 70 on Sunday for a four-stroke victory.

Ochoa finished at 18-under 270 on The Senator course at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail's Capitol Hill complex to snap an 11-start winless streak dating to the Corona Championship in late April. The top-ranked Mexican star has three victories this year and 27 overall on the LPGA Tour.

"There are places where you feel comfortable and you feel a good vibe and you like the course," Ochoa said. "This has been really good for me. I feel comfortable here. I have a lot of good memories."

Ochoa wiped out her three-stroke lead coming into the day with a bogey and double bogey in the first five holes. She erased any drama with a birdie on No. 17. Ochoa has been wearing women's DryJoys since September and has finished in the top 10 the last four weeks, including a runner-up last week. She was wearing an all-white pair of DryJoys both Saturday and Sunday.

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Sweet 60 for Cabrera Bello

2009-09-21

 FootJoy wearer Rafael Cabrera Bello, shot an impressive final round 11- under par 60, to win the Austrian Open in Vienna. The win was the Spaniard’s maiden European Tour Title which moved him into the elite field of 13 players to ever shoot 60. Going into the final round, the 25-year-old sat eight shots off the lead but managed to make up the deficit with a sensational burst that saw him hole a hat trick of birdies from the third and then four in succession from the eighth. Further impressive iron shots at the 13th and 14th saw the birdie train continue, moving the SciFlex wearer into the outright lead for the first time. A fine approach at the last set up an eagle opportunity which would have made Cabrera Bello the first player on the European Tour to shoot 59, but unfortunately his putt came up short. The Spaniard managed to hole out for birdie, earning him the first place prize of £145,507 with a final score of 20- under par.

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Nya FJ Icon™. Simply the best of the best.

2009-09-21

 Entusiasmen hos tourspelarna var äkta när de testade FootJoys nya golfsko. När FootJoy, som har en 100 årig historia inom golf bakom sig, bestämde sig för att lansera sin bästa golfsko någonsin tog man fram det bästa skräddarsydda mönsterna, det bästa skinnet, högpresterande sulor och näst intill obegränsade möjligheter till att skapa sin egen design på nya FJ ICON. Golf tourernas bästa kritiker blev omedelbart imponerade.  

David Toms beskrev sin reaktion på FJ ICON. “First of all, great looks. And then when I put them on my feet, they were extremely comfortable. This shoe is second to none, really. I couldn’t wait to get on the golf course and walk a round. And after playing in them, my feet felt great.”

Exklusivt garvat ovanläder ger en mjuk känsla med god andningsförmåga. En upplevelse innom komfort som även har skinnfoder samt dual density PU FitBed. Memory Foam, en fantastisk egenskap som är hämtat från den exklusiva FootJoy SYNR-G skon, är inlagt för att ge en fantastisk passform till golfskon.  

Allt detta är uppbyggt på en Tri-density TPU yttersula med dual OptiFlex™ för att generera en stabil plattform att stå på men med den flexibilitet som golfspelar kräver. En perforeradalloy Icon Torque Bar finns för att ge extra stöd och kraftfullhet. Stinger™ spikar från CHAMP® ger det perfekta motståndet mot marken.

“Making golf shoes is our sole passion,” säger Jack Erickson, FootJoy’s Vice President of Golf Footwear. “It’s what we are and what we do every day. Never before have we developed a category of shoes that integrates the very best features from our other categories until now. FJ Icon truly is the best of the best.”

Nya FootJoy ICON kommer att finnas hos FootJoys återförsäljare i början av nästa år. Men de Comfort Zone läsare som har blivit inspirerade och vill vara en av de första som får uppleva FJ ICON kan beställa deras personligt designade skor via MyJoys programmet på www.myjoys.co.uk från och med början av oktober. Medd 44 olika basfärger, 79 saddle färger, 54 accent valmöjligheter och tre olikafärger på skosnören är valmöjligheterna näst intill oändliga. Designa skorna, skriv ut eller e-maila summeringen till din närmaste återförsäljare så tar de hand om resten!

De sista ordet lämnar vi över till Ian Poulter, som har ett stort intresse för design. “We’re all excited to get to create and design our own FJ Icon shoe from start to finish. It’s a very exciting time for the shoe to evolve and take us to the next generation.”

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Stricker Leads the Way.

2009-09-08

 Following a disappointing finish at The Barclays where he missed a putt on the 18th hole to force a playoff, Steve Stricker (SYNR-G, PureTouch) rebounded in a huge way on Monday at the Deutsche Bank Championship. With fellow FootJoy players Jason Dufner (New 2010 FJ Shoe) and Scott Verplank (ReelFit) waiting on the tee for a possible playoff, Stricker drained a 15-footer for birdie on the 17th hole then slammed the door with a clutch up-and-down for birdie from just off the 18th green to win by one. The victory was Stricker's third of the season, moved him up to a career-high No. 2 in the Official World Golf Ranking and gave him sole possession of the lead in the FedExCup standings heading to Chicago for the third of four playoff events.

To hear Steve Stricker's post round interview click here.

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2009 Omega European Masters

2009-09-07

Tour Update - 2009 Omega European Masters
04/09/2009

 The bandwagon for the new FJ shoe continued to roll at the Omega European Masters in the Swiss Alps (pictured right) this week!! Many players are falling for its lightweight stability and traditional yet fashionable appearance. Many players continue to place orders and are asking questions about the MyJoys options. Watch out for some exciting and visible styles to appear in the coming weeks.

One player who is contracted to wear other shoes approached us this week to order some of the new shoes. He is getting no stability from the shoes he is wearing and will be stepping out in FJ’s at the Austrian Open.

Rory McIlroy (pictured right) returned to action in Europe after successful forays to the US last month and wore a new pair of white shield-tips for the pro-am on Wednesday. He is looking to go one better at Crans-sur-Sierre after his disappointment of a year ago.

Rory's not the only teenage superstar in the field this week. Seung-Yul Noh (pictured bottom left) is making a rare appearance on this side of the world, given the opportunity by the Omega European Masters being co-sanctioned with the Asian Tour. Already a winner on the Asian Tour at just 17, SY is looking to make an impression in Europe.

A European teenager was proudly wearing the shoes he collected at Turnberry on his way to becoming the amateur medalist at The Open. It has been an impressive summer for this young Italian who has shown maturity beyond his years to lift the Amateur Championship and lead the way in scoring at the European Men's Team Championship as well as his success at Turnberry. He has also made a fast start to this week's event in Switzerland.

3rd place finisher at The Open, Chris Wood, commented this week that the new shoe is the most comfortable golf shoe he has ever worn!! Chris has a very narrow foot and the N width options have been perfect for him so far. He has ordered more pairs for the rest of the season.

2007 champion Brett Rumford (pictured bottom right) seemed confident on his return to Crans-sur-Sierre. He spent lots of time working on his short game, as always, on the practice days and certainly made a very fast start to this year's tournament leading the way after an opening 62.

Open de Portugal champion, Michael Hoey (pictured bottom centre), chooses SYNRG and wore a new white pair on Tuesday's practice day.

Looking ahead to the Dunhill Links Championship at the end of the month, we have placed more new shoe orders for a big European Tour launch and also a few MyJoys orders for some recognisable players including a star from Hollywood and from the world of sport. Watch out for those in Scotland in a few weeks.


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Slcoum SYNR_Gized in win at The Barclays

2009-09-01

 One week after Heath Slocum (SYNR-G, StaSof glove) wondered if he would even make it to the PGA TOUR Playoffs for the FedExCup, he finished off a compelling afternoon at Liberty National by making a 20-foot par putt on the 18th hole to win The Barclays by one shot.

"That putt was magical," Slocum said. "I'll remember that the rest of my life."

Slocum was tied for the lead with fellow SYNR-G loyalist Steve Stricker (SYNR-GPureTouch glove) going to the final hole. Both hit into fairway bunkers off the tee and neither could reach the green. With several of the world's top players waiting in the wings for a playoff should neither make par, Slocum raised both arms in the air when his par putt broke gently back to the left and disappeared into the cup.

Stricker had a 10-foot par putt to force a playoff with Slocum but cringed when it caught the left lip. He closed with a 69 and finished in a four-way tie for second.

Slocum qualified for these Playoffs with two points to spare -- he was No. 124 out of 125 players who advanced to this postseason bonanza. His victory assures him a spot in THE TOUR Championship presented by Coca-Cola and a shot at the $10 million prize.

"That's what it's all about," Slocum said. "I was sweating it out last week. I didn't even know if I'd be here. I came in here with the attitude that I had nothing to lose."

He turned into a huge winner.

Slocum, who came into The Barclays at No. 197 in the Official World Golf Ranking, finished at 9-under 275 and earned $1.35 million for his third career PGA TOUR victory, and first in four years. He vaults from 124th in the FedEx Cup rankings to number three

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Oskar Bravo!

2009-08-03

 Svenske Oskar Henningsson (bild höger) vann sin första Europatour tävling på Moravia Silesia Open som hålls i Tjeckien. Oskar som bär både FootJoy skor och StaSof handske säkrade sin vinst med två slag före resten av startfältet däribland FJ spelaren Steve Webster som slutade delad tvåa (bild nedan till höger) samt Ignacio Garrido som spelar i DryJoys (delad fyra). 23 åringen startade dagen tre slag bakom Webster men efter birdies på första och fjärde hålet delade Oskar ledningen och ytterligar två på sista nio gav honom en fantastisk avslutande runda på 67 slag vilket gav honom en vinst och 13 slag under par. Heningsson, som tidigare varit bäst delad 4, fick en vinstcheck på €333,33 vilket är fyra gånger så mycket som han tjänat in tidigare under säsongen. Vinsten innebar även en säkrad plats på Touren i två år och en 42 plats i the Race to Dubai.

Tävlingen blev en riktig framgångssaga för FootJoys spelarna med 7 spelare ibland de 10 bäst placerade.

FJ #1 Shoe & Glove in Golf.

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Gonzalez vann SAS Masters

2009-07-28

 Ricardo Gonzalez (DryJoys & StaSof) vann SAS Masters på Barsebäcks G&CC, strax norr om Malmö. Den imponerande argentinaren gjorde birdies på fem av de sex sista hålen, på den längsta banan som någonsin spelats på Europa Touren (7009 meter), för att vinna strax före en annan FJ spelare Jamie Donaldson. Åskådarna skulle aldrig ha gissat att 39 åringen har haft det otrolig kämpigt den sista tiden och inte haft en topp 10 placering på hela säsongen. Gonzalez skapade magi under den sista rundan som inkluderade ett hålat bunker slag på hål 17 vilket tog honom upp i ledning. En avslutande runda på 69 slag, 4 under par, gjorde att han totalt slutade på 10 under par och en första plats som gav honom €166,660.

Argentinaren kämpade mot många av sina kolleger och FJ ambassadörer om de främsta placeringarna. De 5 bäst placerade spelarna är alla FJ spelare som förlitar sig på the #1 Shoe and Glove in Golf.

 

 


 

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Behind the Ropes at the 2009 Open Championship

2009-07-15

 The FootJoy Marketing Team (pictured right) were on hand at this year’s Open Championship to introduce to the players a new shoe by FJ. The shoe will be available in the European Market from January 2010.  Keep your eyes open to see if you can which players are sporting the stylish shoe by FJ. Here’s an update as to what the team witnessed:

Set on the West coast of Scotland with views of Ailsa Craig rock (2nd Picture on the right) from most of the course, the setting for this year's Open Championship could not be more spectacular.

The course itself more than lives up to the bill, with tightly mown fairways, deep bunkers, and wrist-breaking rough (shown below). The weather over the most few months in this part of the world has been warm and wet, and as a result the course is a lovely green, but the rough is definitely to be avoided. We got a little creative with these shots to try and show just how penal it is.

As we pass off the pack of the 18th green we head to the putting green to have a chat with the ever-cheerful Pablo Larrazabal, who is sporting the new FJ shoe in the white/brown asymmetric pattern. He's loving the comfort, and the snazzy style suits him perfectly. Accompanied by his delightful girlfriend Gala he heads for the course.

The players are hearing about the new FJ shoe and have been coming in to pick up their pairs. Nothing but positive comments for the styling, comfort and lightweight feel. Rory McIlroy (white/white saddle) and Lee Westwood (white/black sport saddle) are thrashing balls to the bottom corner of the range, and asking Rory about his shoes, he says they are as comfortable as any pair of golf shoes he has worn.  

The world's biggest SYNR-G advert? Proud of the success of this great shoe, the team was keen to spread the story of the benefits of wearing the most stable shoe in golf.

 FJ #1 Shoe & Glove in Golf.


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2009 John Deere Classic

2009-07-13

 Steve Stricker followed a sizzling 61 on Saturday with 36 solid holes on Sunday to win the John Deere Classic by three strokes. As he’s done most of the season, Stricker relied on the comfort and stability of SYNR-G golf shoes to carry him through a long day. He also trusted the FootJoy Pure Touch™  glove.


Stricker completed his third round in the morning with a 3-under 68, then fired a 7-under 64 in the fourth round to finish at 264 for the tournament. That earned him his second PGA Tour win this year and sixth in all.


His approach to the 13th green in the fourth round stopped 3 feet from the cup, setting up a birdie that put him at 19 under, but he just missed two birdie putts on the 15th and 16th holes. His 11-footer on No. 15 rolled around the rim, and his 12-footer on the par-3 16th stopped a few inches from the cup. Stricker finally went to 20 under on the par-5 17th, tapping in for birdie after his 50-footer hit the rim.


His best shot was when he holed out from the fairway for an eagle on the par-4 No. 6 in the fourth round, his 98-yard shot clearing a bunker and landing in the cup to put him at 17 under. That tied him for the lead with fellow FJ player Zach Johnson, who was off the course long before Stricker.


Johnson finished tied for second with fellow FJ wearer Brett Quigley who also qualified for this week’s British Open with his top five finish. To compliment the fine display by FJ players, Matt Jones secured fifth spot in similar to fashion to that of Stricker looking stylish in SYNR-G shoes and an FJ Collar to match.


FJ #1 Shoe & Glove in Golf.

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Tour Update - BMW International Open

2009-06-25

Som om vi inte hade sett tillräckligt med regn under US Open. Himlen öppnade sig igen under veckans spel i Mücnchen på BMW International Open.

Med ihållande regn under alla 3 inspelsdagarna såg banan och övningsfältet mer ut som ett träsk och FootJoy skorna fick bytas ut mot gummistövlar. Det var så blött att en lite kris uppstod under tisdagsmorgonen när Titleist/ FototJoy service bussn började sjunka! Lyckligtvis, tack vare vår duktiga chaufför Ian Martin, fick de till sist flyttat bussen till ett torrare ställe och servicen till spelarna kunde fortsätta.

Med allt regnande fick spelarna åter igen testat FJ Sport range. Detta har blivit ett återkommande tema under de senaste veckorna på tourbloggen. Förhoppningsvis kommer vi inte ta upp det fler gånger de kommande tävlingarna. 

Henrik Stenson, som kom direkt från US Open hämtade just ett par special designade SYNR-G skor (Se bild ovan). Han kommer definitivt behöva dem under veckan i det träskliknande förhållande som råder. Andra spelare som följer i Stensons fotspår är bland andra Rafael Cabrera-Bello och James Kingston.

 Alessandro Tadini trotsade vädret och bar ett par funky grön och vita Classics. Han är inte rädd för lite färg i sin garderob. Tadini kan ofta ses med är färgglad SciFlex handske som matchar hans skor.

Efter en imponerande prestation i New York hämtade Titleist och FootJoy sensationen, Rory McIlroy, en FJ Sport Rainshirt och han har även använt sig av nya PureTouch sedan den blev tillgänglig. Det är mer troligt att han får användning av en FootJoy RainGrip handske denna veckan!!

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On Site at The U.S. Open

2009-06-19

 Wednesday was the final practice day at Bethpage before the competition really kicked off on Thursday. And apparently that’s not all that’s due to kick off on Thursday. Word is rain will be the story this entire week and the course is already completely saturated from a very wet month in the northeast. It’s already pouring here Thursday morning and the wind is whistling, but it was gorgeous on Wednesday so we headed out to take in the action!


What strikes you after you spend some time on the Black course at Bethpage is just how tough of a walk it is. The routing is pretty good with most tees and greens close together, but the elevation is what gets you. It seems like every hole has an elevated tee and green but you’re not only walking up and down all day, most of the time you’re walking on the side of a hill. One upside to all the rain the course has received is everything is very lush and green. One downside, of course, is that includes the rough. It’s not the height that strikes you (it’s probably about 3-4 inches deep) but just how thick it is. From the tee you may think you have some room to land your ball off the fairway before the fescue comes in to play but when the rough swallows your golf ball, you’ll quickly realize how vital it is to be in the fairway.


 The players seemed pretty relaxed although it wasn’t very busy in the afternoon as most headed out early to get some rest. Rain or not, this is the U.S. Open and it demands near perfection in every aspect of the game. Get ready for an exciting, grueling week of championship golf.
To view images of Wednesdays practice round, click here.

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Another Gay Day

2009-06-15

 Brian Gay (Classics golf shoes, StaSof glove) earned his second win in his last five events and third of his career Sunday, dominating just as he did at the Verizon Heritage in April, to win the St. Jude Classic by five shots. He completed a wire-to-wire victory to earn the final berth into this week’s U.S. Open at Bethpage.

Gay led by only a stroke after each of the first three rounds, then shot a third straight 4-under 66 to pull away. He birdied three of the first six holes to take all the suspense out of the final round, and birdied the 18th hole to finish at 18-under 262. He needed only 100 putts to become only the fourth wire-to-wire winner in the tournament’s 52-year history.

Six players finished in the top five and ties and five of them trusted FootJoy golf shoes, including Gay, David Toms (T2), Bryce Molder (T2), John Senden (T4) and Paul Goydos (T4).

To hear Brian's post round interview, click hear

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Jubilant Jeppe

2009-06-08

 FootJoy ambassador Jeppe Huldahl continued the recent phenomena of outsiders winning European Tour events at the Wales Open. The Danish player, who is ranked 377th in the world, moved to the European Tour this year after three years on the satellite Challenge Tour. His previous form never suggested that a win was on the cards after missing the cut in his previous three events. The 26-year-old from Copenhagen played admirably in the final 36 holes, where only one blemish was recorded on his card. Father-to-be Huldahl, started his final round as joint leader, and held on with remarkable poise, carding four birdies and, more significantly, no bogeys to claim the first place prize of £300,000.

Huldahl relied heavily on the performance of his FootJoy Classics and StaSof glove to overcome some torrid weather, where in 36 hours, nearly 6% of the annual rainfall hit the 2010 Ryder Cup venue.

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Welsh Open

2009-06-04

Tour Update - 2009 Welsh Open
04/06/2009

Finally the sun came out, and the outerwear and winter clothing could be put away, as the players arrived at Celtic Manor for the Wales Open and the home of the 2010 Ryder Cup.


FootJoy wearers and potential European Ryder Cup players, Pablo Larrazabal and Ross Fisher are looking for a good week in Wales. Pablo was out practicing hard on the course and he was also putting a prototype pair of FootJoy shoes through their paces to see how they would hold-up for him in tournament play. As you would expect from FootJoy, he had no issues with the shoes and is looking to give them a trial run this week.

The SYNR-G shoe is still creating a stir on the European Tour with more and more players wearing the shoe on a regular basis. David Frost is one of the latest converts as he wore a pair of all White SYNR-G. He joins the likes of Titleist and FootJoy staff players Brett Rumford, Callum Macaulay and Michael Hoey who are all wearing them week-in, week-out.


 Titleist and FootJoy staff player, Bernd Wiesberger (pictured right), cracked open a new pair of FootJoy DryJoys (style 53742), and proceeded to unleash some huge drives down the practice ground. Fellow FootJoy staff players, Mikko Ilonen and Paul Waring tried to keep up with the young Austrian, but unfortunately they didn't quite have enough in the locker!

Next week there is a break for the Tour, however we will be back in two weeks time as the players head to St Omer. See you all then.

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Stricker Srikes!

2009-06-01

 Steve Stricker clinched the Crowne Plaza Invitational following a tense three-way sudden death play-off. Stricker had a shaky start, allowing the field to claw back his early final round lead. His chances of winning looked all but over when he missed the green on the 17th, finding the fluffy grass behind the green. In true gutsy fashion, the SYNR-GISED Stricker holed his chip setting up the three man playoff. The gritty American claimed victory on the second extra hole when he put his approach to 3 feet from the cup and then confidently knocked in the birdie putt to win his fifth career title and claim the first prize of $1,116,000.

Stricker’s victory was performed in the seamless fusion of stability and exquisite styling of SYNR-G, complimented with the ultimate feel of a StaSof glove. The win moves Stricker to No.8 in the world rankings.

FJ #1 Shoe & Glove in Golf.

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Tour Update - 2009 European

2009-05-28

Tour Update - 2009 European
28/05/2009


 More wind and rain greeted the players at The London Club in Kent, for The European Open. This is the third week in a row where the Titleist & FootJoy Tour team have been busy kitting players out with rainwear, woolly hats and winter mitts. Luckily for the players, the weather forecast looks like it will improve for the tournament days.


As you will see form the pictures, the players were well wrapped up for the practice days. Titleist and FootJoy staff players Martin Erlandsson (pictured right), Seve Benson and Pablo Larrazabal were putting the FootJoy Sport outerwear range to the test on the putting green and the course, whilst FootJoy shoe wearer John E Morgan made sure he didn't drop any of his sandwich down his nice new white and orange rainshirt.


Last years winner of the European Open, and on the back of a 2nd place finish at the BMW PGA Championship, Ross Fisher, was hard at work on the practice putting green with his caddie. He was joined there by FootJoy Classics wearer and FJ collar wearer, Phil Price and Frenchman, Michael Lorenzo -Vera.


 FootJoy shoe wearers got to meet some of the FootJoy marketing team this week and helped to do some media work. Seve Benson was approached to help with the piece, however, he looked like he would rather be somewhere a bit warmer!


Players were also introduced to a selection of new shoes, which will be available to them a bit later in the year. Pablo Larrazabal (pictured right) stopped by the Titleist and FootJoy tour support vehicle to have a chat with Tour Rep Guy Smith, to discuss the features and benefits of these exciting new shoes. He was joined by one of the top coaches, Pete Cowen, who was also very interested to catch a glimpse of the new shoes.


Next week the tour heads to Wales and Celtic Manor for the Wales Open. Here's hoping for some better weather!

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BMW PGA Championship

2009-05-25

Tour Update - 2009 BMW PGA Championship
22/05/2009
 After last week's wet and windy conditions, the players were greeted by more wind at Wentworth, (the venue for the BMW PGA Championship) and the odd shower, so the rainwear was back on for the practice days. FootJoy player, Martin Erlandsson (pictured right) could be seen wearing the FootJoy Sport rainshirt in orange, whilst past winner of this tournament, Anders Hansen wore a short sleeve version in white and orange. Fingers crossed the sun will come out for the tournament days!

FootJoy shoe wearer Lee Westwood will be looking to challenge this week along with Henrik Stenson who is fresh from his victory at the Players Championship. Henrik was wearing the new FootJoy SYNR-G shoe whilst Lee could be seen sporting a pair of Custom Classics. Stenson also collected a special pair of custom SYNR-G shoes for the week ahead. Another player back on home soil for the week is FootJoy Classics wearer Luke Donald.

 FootJoy collar wearers David Horsey (pictured right), Rafael Cabrera-Bello, Mark Foster, Michael Hoey and Steve Webster are all in the field this week and have all be working hard on the range during the practice days. Rafael and Michael were in the new SYNR-G shoes whilst the other plays put their trust and their feet in FootJoy Classics.

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Tour Update - 2009 Irish Open

2009-05-20

Tour Update - 2009 Irish Open

14/05/2009

Rainwear, umbrellas, winter mitts and anything else to keep you warm, was the story of the week at the Irish Open. With plenty of wind, and rain forecast for the tournament days, all the players were getting themselves prepared for the elements.

The FootJoy
Sport collection has been very popular and the players are loving the new 2009 styles. Seve Benson, Pablo Larrazbal and James Kingston were all seen sporting the outerwear just to name a few.

FootJoy shoe wearer Brett Rumford, tried the new FootJoy SYNR-G shoe for the first time in practice this week and loved the support and comfort. So much so, he has returned his Classics and ordered more pairs of SYNR-G for the season. He will join the likes of Padraig Harrington, Michael Hoey and Damien McGrane who will all be wearing SYNR-G on the County Louth GC links this week. Alejandro Canizares placed an order for some more Custom

MyJoys in the Contour style as did Gareth Maybin, who ordered an all white pair of DryJoys with his national flag on each heel. These are to replace the pair that did him so well last week for his top 10 finish at the Italian Open.

 FootJoy shoe wearers Rory McIlroy and Ross Fisher were also back in Europe for the first time since the Dubai Desert Classic. They were both in the customary FootJoy Classics and looking forward to getting back down to

business on the European Tour and moving their way up the Race To Dubai Order of Merit.

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Back To Back for Zach

2009-05-19

 A day after matching the course record with a 10-under 60, Zach Johnson (SYNR-G style #53917, SciFlex) made a 12-foot birdie on the first playoff hole to repeat as the Valero Texas Open champion Sunday.

Seven months after winning for the first time at La Cantera Golf Club when the tournament was part of the Fall Series, Johnson’s even-par 70 was good enough for a 15-under 265 and forced the sudden-death playoff. Johnson now leads the FedEx Cup standings following his second victory of the season.

Click hear to listen to Zach's reaction to his impressive win.

FootJoy also enjoyed success at the Irish Open, with the winner choosing to put his faith and trust in FootJoy shoes and outerwear.

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Stor vinst för Stenson

2009-05-11

 Henrik Stenson (FootJoy Classics) won THE PLAYERS Championship with a flawless final round Sunday, firing a bogey-free 6-under 66 for a four-shot victory. Starting the day five shots behind the leader, Stenson notched the second largest comeback in PLAYERS history and matched the largest rally on the Stadium course en route to victory.

Stenson finished at 12-under 276, four shots clear of Ryder Cup teammate Ian Poulter. John Mallinger (70) and Kevin Na (70) tied for third as FootJoy players swept the top four positions.

The Swede tied for the lead with a chip-in birdie from just off the seventh green and took the outright lead with a two-putt from 55 feet on the fringe at the par-5 ninth. He never looked back and found himself lifting the crystal trophy at the end of the day for his second PGA Tour victory.

He stretched his lead with a pitching wedge into 2 feet for birdie on the 15th, then two-putted for another birdie on the 16th, taking some of the fear factor from standing on the 17th tee, staring at an island.

Once his ball found land, it was over.

“I could afford to go bogey-bogey and still win it,” Stenson said. “That’s always a handy situation to be in.”

FootJoy continues to be the shoe of choice with 63% of this week's field choosing to put their faith and trust in the #1 Shoe in Golf.

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Fransmannen Thomas Levet vann the Open de España...

2009-05-05

 Frenchman Thomas Levet carded a 4-under-par 68 to win the Open de España by two shots. Levet fought off a succession of challenges to claim his fifth European Tour title, a record amount of wins for a French player. Defending champion and DryJoys ambassador Peter Lawrie performed well again, finally finishing tied third. Levet dedicated his win to Seve Ballesteros who is still undergoing chemotherapy for a brain tumour.

The 40-year-old Frenchman claimed the first prize cheque of €330,330 in the ultimate style and comfort of FootJoy Classics.

FootJoy continues to be the #1 Shoe & Glove in Golf with 69% of this week’s field choosing to put their faith and trust in FootJoy.

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Kelly captures Zurich wearing SYNR-G and Sciflex

2009-04-27

 After enduring a seven-year winless streak, Jerry Kelly shot a final round 1-under 71 to capture the Zurich Classic by one shot on Sunday. Kelly, a longtime SciFlex fan, has also worn SYNR-G shoes since their debut this year. He wore style #53883 during the final round.

Kelly offset bogeys on No. 8 and No. 10 with birdies on Nos. 5, 11 and 14 for a 1-under 71 in the final round. He finished with a 14-under 274 total, one stroke ahead of three players. It was the 42-year-old Wisconsin player’s first PGA Tour title since he won two in 2002 – exactly 200 starts ago.

His first title since claiming the Sony Open and Advil Western Open in 2002 provided Kelly with his biggest payday ever. The winning purse moved Kelly from No. 97 to No. 14 on the money list with $1.4 million. It also earns him full exempt status through 2011 and an invitation to the Master next year.

“It’s been a long time,” said Kelly, who was showered with Mardi Gras beads by fans and presented with a large tray of char-broiled oysters by his favorite New Orleans restaurant. “I sometimes doubted if it was ever going to happen again.”

Kelly, known for showing his emotions on the golf course, was in full celebration mode after the win. He took the umbrella from the parade marshal, donned his tasseled sash and danced his way off the 18th as the brass band played an exuberant Dixieland tune.

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Ochoa continues to dominate

2009-04-27

 Mexican Lorena Ochoa shot a 5-under 68 on in her final round to win the Corona Championship for the second straight year. The FootJoy shoe wearer was in impressive form having posted two consecutive rounds of 65 on Thursday and Friday. Ochoa, who won last year’s tournament by 11 shots, didn’t have such an easy time despite finishing the tournament with exactly the same score. The 27-year-old Mexican drew on her experience with important birdies at 15 and 16 which helped secure her 26th Tour Title and maintain her position as the world’s #1 lady golfer.


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Tour Update

2009-04-27

 Top European Tour Representative, Jonathan Loosemore has been busy this week the European Tour is in Jeju, otherwise known as "The Honeymoon Island," where a strong field is assembled for the second Ballantine's Championship, an event tri-sanctioned with the Asian Tour and Korean PGA Tour. Last year's winner was the affable Irishman and FJ ambassador, Graeme McDowell, who was sporting a smart pair of brown Classics during his practice round. 

One of the main challengers at this year’s event is likely to be Lee Westwood (pictured here he is on the 1st tee on pro-am day, wearing a brand new pair of white Classics).

One of the local favourites is the newest addition to FJ's exciting worldwide team of ambassadors, Korean teenage sensation Seung-Yul Noh. The youngest winner on the Asian, he surely has an exciting future ahead of him.

 Another of our young FootJoy players on good form is Carlos Del Moral from Spain (pictured right). Here he is warming up on Wednesday wearing his new FJ outerwear.


FootJoy continues to be the #1 Shoe of choice with 70% of this week’s field choosing to put their faith in FootJoy Shoes.

 

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Strange Habit

2009-04-20

 FootJoy wearer Scott Strange (FootJoy Classics) won the Volvo China Open after shooting a final round four-under-par 68, which included five birdies. The impressive finish secured victory for Strange who finished eight-under-par 280, one shot ahead of a fellow FootJoy wearer. The 32 year old Australian overcame the damp conditions in style, choosing to put his trust in FJ outerwear, helping make every day playable. The tournament started brightly for many FootJoy wearers,  none more so than the 2007 Champion Marcus Brier who lead after the first round. Brier secured a top ten finish in the stability of the SYNR:G and the style and comfort of ReelFit.

The  second European Tour Title for Strange earned him the first prize cheque of $366,660 and also wins a place in the 16-man field for the World Match Play Championship in Spain later this year.

FootJoy continues to be the #1 Shoe on the European Tour with 67% of the field at this week’s event choosing to put their faith in FJ.

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Gay Dominant

2009-04-20

 Brian Gay shot a 7-under 64 Sunday to win the Verizon Heritage by an astounding 10 shots. He broke the 13-year-old scoring record, finishing at 20-under 264 on the way to his second PGA TOUR victory. Gay wore all-white shield tip Classics Dry Premiere and a StaSof glove in the final round.

Gay admitted he found validation in his second PGA Tour victory, which was the largest margin of victory on Tour in almost three years. His first win came last year at the Mayakoba Golf Classic which is contested opposite the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship.

Gay bested Loren Roberts’ mark of 19 under in winning the 1996 Verizon Heritage. Gay’s 10-shot edge over fellow FootJoy players Luke Donald (66) and Briny Baird (68) shattered the seven strokes five-time champ Davis Love III won by in 1998.

Besides a $1.026 million first prize, Gay earned a trip to his first Masters next year.

Gay began the day with a three shot lead and essentially wrapped things up two holes. He struck his approach to 10 feet on No. 1 for a birdie to increase the lead to four. A hole later, he rolled in a curling, uphill 57-footer for an eagle-3, raising his putter as the ball disappeared into the cup.

 

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Cabrera win's US Masters

2009-04-14

 Angel Cabrera (Classics) became the first Argentine to win the green jacket at Augusta National on Sunday by surviving a wild final round followed by a three-man sudden death playoff with fellow FootJoy players Kenny Perry (SciFlex glove) and Chad Campbell (Classics, prototype glove).

After closing with a final round 1-under 71, Cabrera drove into the trees on the first playoff hole, hit another shot off a Georgia pine, but still scrambled for par with an 8-foot putt. He won on the next playoff hole with a routine par on the 10th when Perry missed the green to the left and made bogey.

Cabrera, who won the U.S. Open at Oakmont two years ago, won his second career major and the first green jacket for Argentina.

It was 41 years ago when Roberto de Vicenzo made one of golf’s most famous gaffes, signing for the wrong score that denied him a spot in a Masters playoff.

De Vicenzo gave Cabrera a picture of a green jacket two years ago when Cabrera returned home as U.S. Open champion and told him to go for it. On this turbulent day, it took everything Cabrera had.

He closed with a 1-under 71 to get into the first three-man playoff at the Masters in 22 years.

“This is a great moment, the dream of any golfer to win the Masters,” Cabrera said through an interpreter during the green jacket ceremony. “I’m so emotional I can barely talk.”

As with most Masters tournaments, the final few holes were filled with near-misses and “what-could-have-been” moments. Campbell, who was steady throughout the day, finished with a 69 and was eliminated on the first playoff hole when he found a bunker from the middle of the 18th fairway, then watched his 6-foot par putt barely lip out of the hole. Perry did not make a birdie until his 20-foot putt on the 12th curled into the side of the cup. Campbell, playing in the group ahead, narrowly missed two eagle putts on the back nine to forge a brief share of the lead.

Then it looked like Perry had the green jacket buttoned up when he hit his tee shot to within a foot of the cup on the par-3 16th hole for a two-shot lead over Campbell and Cabrera, who made an 18-foot birdie putt on the 16th just to stay in the game. However, Perry bogeyed his final two holes setting the stage for the playoff.

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Michael Hoey and FootJoy prove to be a perfect SYNR-G.

2009-04-06

 Northern Ireland’s Michael Hoey claimed his first European Tour victory at the Estoril Open de Portugal in a tense playoff. Hoey produced one of the rounds of his life to surge to the top of the leaderboard with an impressive five under 66. The thirty-year-old Hoey had started the day five shots off the lead down in 19th place, but his impressive final round saw him tie with Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano at the top of the leaderboard to force a playoff. The playoff began with two more trips down the 18th both of which were halved with pars. The man from Belfast finally got his hands on the trophy after a great up and down for par on the 17th. The win secured Hoey the first place prize of £192,755 and more importantly a two-year exemption on the European Tour.

FJ Collar wearer Hoey strode to victory in the new FootJoy SYNR-G shoe which gave him a solid platform to experience his maiden European Tour victory.


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Smiling Soren

2009-03-30

 Four months after claiming his maiden European Tour title,  Soren Kjeldsen clinched the Open de Andalucia in Seville. The 33 year old Dane set himself in good stead going into his final round after recording a course record and career best 62 during his penultimate round. The final round proved a tense battle between Kjeldsen and his fellow FootJoy wearer David Drysdale (DryJoys). The pair were locked with three holes to play. It was Kjeldsen who dug deep to finish with a level par 72, to claim a three shot victory and the first place prize of £156,000. Kjeldsen now heads to Augusta for his Masters debut at his highest ever ranked position in the world – just outside the top 40.

Kjeldsen’s win was experienced in the style and comfort of FootJoy Classics and StaSof glove. The Dane was in good company with 65% of the field also putting their trust in the #1 Shoe in Golf.

The European Tour heads to Portugal this week for the Estoril Open

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Behind the Ropes with the FJ Tour Team

2009-03-26

 The Open de Andalucia proved to be an exceptionally hectic week for the FootJoy European Tour Team. This is the first week the Tour has been back in main land Europe and with that the first chance the players have seen the Titleist Tour Support Vehicle (TTSV) since the end of the 2008 season back in November.

The TTSV has undergone a new livery since then and has also been given a big spring clean ready for the new season. Unfortunately the heavens opened on Tuesday and the truck became a very wet a muddy place to be. It did however give the opportunity for players to come and collect some of the new stylish DryJoys Sport collection in both long and short sleeve, and jackets and rainshirts. This was certainly the talk of the range as the Tour stock ran out very quickly. I suspect many players weren't expecting rain in Spain and hadn't prepared themselves for this eventuality!

This week also proved exceptionally popular for the new FootJoy SYNR-G shoe. Over 20 FootJoy wearers came and collected a new pair of the shoes. There were plenty of positive comments from the players, who liked the support and comfort the shoe brought straight from the box. Players that collected the shoe this week included Gregory Bourdy, Pablo Larrazabal, Markus Brier, last weeks tournament winner Estanislao Goya, last weeks runner-up and FJ collar wearer Callum Macaualay, the ever bubbly John E Morgan and Titleist and FJ ambassadors Bernd Wiesberger and Michael Hoey.

 Players who collected SYNR-G this week are:

Greg Bourdy
Pablo Larrazabal
Markus Brier
Estanislao Goya
Ignacio Garrido
Rafael Cabrera-Bello
Wil Besseling
Daniel Willett
Michael Hoey
Eirik Tage Johansson
Bernd Wiesberger
Chris Doak
Callum Macaulay
Alfredo Garcia-Heredia
John E Morgan
Antti Ahokas
Carl Suneson
Pedro Linhart


 Players who collected the new DryJoys Sport include

Callum Macaulay
Estanislao Goya
Branden Grace

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Fast Start for Goya

2009-03-23

 Argentina’s Estanislao Goya (FootJoy Classics) won his first European Tour tile, holding off the challenge from his fellow FootJoy wearer Callum Macaulay (FootJoy DryJoys and FJ Collar) to claim the Madeira Islands Open. The 20-year-old Goya, started his day with a three shot lead, finally closing with a 2-over 73 to finish on 6-under 278. Macaulay had been 11 strokes behind with nine to play but managed to birdie eight of the last nine for a back nine total of 28, finishing on a final round of 64 which equalled the course record. Goya’s win earned him €116,660 and catapults him from 150th to 50th in The Race to Dubai.


FootJoy continues to be the #1 Shoe on Tour with 66% of this week’s field putting their faith in the style and comfort of FootJoy shoes.

 

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Time to Celebrate

2009-03-02

 Lorena Ochoa won the Honda LPGA Thailand on Sunday for her 25th career title, easily overcoming an early deficit and pulling away for a three-stroke victory in her season debut. Meanwhile, down in Mexico, Mark Wilson took over the lead of the Mayakoba Golf Classic for good with two early birdies Sunday, yet had to fight through some wobbly play down the stretch to earn his second career PGA TOUR victory.

The top-ranked Mexican star, three strokes off the lead at the start of the round, erased the deficit in just three holes en route to a final round 6-under 66.

Ochoa took the outright lead at 10 under on No. 5, added a birdie on the par-5 sixth and pulled away with birdies on the par-3 eighth and par-5 11th and 13th. She bogeyed the par-3 16th, got the stroke back with a birdie on the 17th and parred the 18th.

“It’s been a great week,” Ochoa said. “My goal was to win the tournament, and here I am with the trophy. I’m pleased. I played exceptionally well.”

Ochoa finished at 14-under 274 — shooting 71-69-68 the first three days — and earned $217,500 for her second consecutive, season-opening victory. Last year, she opened with a victory in Singapore in the HSBC Women’s Champions and went on to win five of her first six events. She will be in Singapore next week for her title defense.

“This is a good preparation for next week, as the course is pretty much the same,” Ochoa said. “I will take a rest and will be ready to defend my title on Thursday.”

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Kangratulations!

2009-02-16

 Anthony Kang of the United States rolled home a short birdie putt at the final hole to snatch a one stroke victory at the Maybank Malaysian Open from a determined chasing pack.

The 36 year old began the final round two shots behind fellow FJ wearer Adam Blyth of Australia but closed with a five under par 67 at Saujana Golf and Country Club to win the US$ 2million event, which is co-sanctioned by The European Tour and the Asian Tour.

“It feels wonderful,” said the Kang. “I’ve been playing in Malaysia since 1996 or 1997 so to finally win this event, I’m speechless”

Putting his trust in the revolutionary ReelFit™ shoes meant Kang could stride comfortably to victory. These shoes do away with traditional laces but use 49 strands of aircraft grade stainless steel to form one stainless steel lace which is micro-adjusted by the discreet dial located on the heel of the shoe. A SciFlex™ glove finished off the ensemble nicely.

The chasing pack was primarily made up of FJ wearers, indeed 9 of the final 10 places were filled by golfers putting their faith in FootJoy. Classics® wearer David Horsey fired a fantastic back 8 of 29 to finish at 16 under pair, while hot on his heels was Gareth Maybin, sporting some classy MyJoys®, and new DryJoys® convert South African Louis Oosthuizen, who continued his fine form with a closing 65.

Kang moved up the leaderboard early on with three birdies on the front nine and was two shots in front of the field on 17 under after further birdies on the 11th and 13th.

“The last three rounds is probably the best golf I’ve played so far. I think I made only one bogey which was on the 15th hole,” he said, having found himself 12 strokes off the lead after shooting a two over 74 in the opening round.

FJ Collar wearer Horsey’s magnificent final round of 64 gave the 23 year old Challenge Tour graduate his best finish on The European Tour to date.

He said: “I am pleased - I would have certainly taken that score at the start of the day but then there is a little bit of disappointment not to win having gone so close. I am very pleased with how I have applied myself.

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Comeback kid

2009-02-09

 Nick Watney (FootJoy Classics) began the day five shots off the lead but remained near the top of the leaderboard through 15 holes on Sunday. When the leaders stumbled coming down the stretch, he seized the moment by converting two huge birdies over the final three holes to rise up and win the Buick Invitational.

Watney, who wore FootJoy’s new SYNR-G style on Saturday, knocked in a 40-foot birdie putt from the fringe on the par-3 16th, then completed his five-shot rally with a two-putt birdie on the 18th hole to capture his first win since the 2007 Zurich Classic of New Orleans. He closed with a 4-under 68 for an 11-under 277 total that also earned him a trip to the Masters.

Watney was five shots behind going into the final round and was an afterthought most of the day, never getting closer than two shots until the tournament swung in his favor on the 16th.

While the leader struggled to a bogey, Watney calmly stared down a 40-footer from just off the green that broke sharply to the left. His pace was perfect, the ball caught the left edge and dropped, and Watney widened his eyes and pumped his fist.

That gave him a tie for the lead, and after exchanging pars with the leader on the 17th, he came up with the shot that mattered on the 18th, finding the top shelf of the green and coaxing his long eagle putt a few feet away. When his competitor missed his chance to force a playoff, Watney calmly rolled in his birdie putt for the victory.

 

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What's the Story? Rory's Glory

2009-02-02

 It was always just a matter of time before Northern Irish sensation Rory McIlroy claimed his first victory, and after a dramatic final round at the Dubai Desert Classic, Rory now has his name on his first professional trophy.

The 19 year old carded a final round of 70, which included just 5 pars, but crucially saw him take the coveted title by a single shot. After starting with 3 birdies, McIlroy stumbled a little before reeling off an impressive 5 bridies on the trot around the turn. And in spite of a determined chasing pack, Rory executed an impressive up-and-down from the greenside bunker on the 72nd hole to take the title.

McIlroy admitted that the pressure had made it difficult, saying: “You see guys coming down the stretch with a four or five shot lead, and you think it’s easy – but it’s not. You still have to play the shots, and you still have to hole the putts."

The win elevates Rory to 16th in the World Rankings and to an impressive 2nd in the Race to Dubai standings. His maiden victory was all the more impressive given the quality of the chasing pack, including fellow FJ wearers Henrik Stenson, Martin Kaymer and European #1 Robert Karlsson.

Rory's shoe of choice was a pair of all white FJ Classics style #50607. In fact FJ was the shoe of choice for the majority of players at the Dubai Desert classic, with 70% of the top 10 opting to put their trust, and their feet, in FootJoy.

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Hi Five for FJ!

2009-01-26

 FootJoy wearers were at the head of the field at the end of play on Sunday at the Commercialbank Qatar Masters, as the top 5 finishers all chose to put their trust in FootJoy golf shoes.

Henrik Stenson underlined his love for the Gulf Swing with another outstanding performance, including two rounds of 66, but was left ruing a level par 72 on Friday. Tied for second with Stenson was South African Louis Oosthuizen, who continued his fine run of form over the past few weeks to finish on a very impressive 16 under par.

While Stenson and Oosthuizen opted for FootJoy Classics®, Irishman Damien McGrane stormed through the field sporting a pair of the new SYNR-G™. By his own admission Damien's swing involves a degree of lateral movement in his lower body, and the unparalelled stability of SYNR-G has given him a firm base to hit from, something he clearly enjoyed in Qatar. And completing the top 5 was Dutchman Maarten Lafeber whose strong finish has helped him climb up the Race to Dubai standings and given him entry into this week's tournament in Dubai.

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Golfsko Statistik på 2009 Commercialbank Qatar Masters

2009-01-22

 FootJoy - 54%

Närmaste Konkurrent - 24%

Totalt 2009 till dags datum - 65%

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Aloha Means Victory for Johnson

2009-01-19

 Zach Johnson (new DryJoys, StaSof glove) didn’t have to wait long to see his offseason work payoff, winning his second start of the year at the 2009 Sony Open. Following a month off during which he went “back to basics” and made some equipment changes, Johnson followed up a T6 at the Mercedes Championship with his fifth career win on Sunday at the first full field event of the season. Johnson finished with a 5-under 65 for a 15-under 265 total and a two shot win over fellow FootJoy players Adam Scott (Classics) and David Toms (DryJoys Traditional) who tied for second at 13-under.

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Golfsko Statistik på 2009 Abu Dhabi Championship

2009-01-15

 FootJoy - 55%

Närmaste Konkurrent - 24%

Totalt 2008 till dags datum - 66%

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Great Dane

2009-01-12

 Anders Hansen held his nerve on the final hole of the Joburg Open to claim a birdie and win the title from Andrew McLardy.

The Dane was level with McLardy at 14 under going to the par five 18th hole, and gave himself every chance of winning by leaving his second shot 25 feet from the hole.

He missed the eagle chance, but made birdie from three feet to finish with a 15 under 269 total and see off South African McLardy, who had chances to pick up shots over the closing holes.

Hansen’s final round five under 66 was enough to claim the €174,350 prize on his way to a third European Tour title.

He said: “I think it means a lot to win obviously – because that’s of course what we’re here for. Especially after the first day, where the first two holes I started double bogey-bogey and think ‘what is this?’ But I turned that round around and got off to a flying start the second day. I couldn’t keep it going, but that sort of helped me put things into perspective thinking about the next day.

I thought 15 under was going to be the winning score, so I was right.”

The 38 year old’s biggest move came on the front nine where he claimed five birdies, including four in four holes to make the turn in 31. But a bogey on the par three 12th hole saw him slip back before he hit back on the final hole.

“(On the last) I was focussed on just hitting a good drive and I did that. I hit a great second shot and the two putt was enough, so it’s great.”

There was FJ success thorughout the top 10, as 9 of the top 10 and ties chose to put their trust, and their feet, in FootJoy shoes. Many of them also chose the tired and tested performance of a FootJoy glove, including the winner Hansen, runner-up McLardy and star of the future Danny Willett.

Englishman Willett, who began his round with a bogey before finishing birdie-birdie for a round of 68 said: “Yeah, it was a good finish. I turned in one over and not really playing very good and then tried to get it going on the back nine. I had a really good finish then down 17 and 18, so yeah, I’m quite happy.

“A top five this week gets me into next week at Abu Dhabi, which I wouldn’t have got in otherwise. I’m just trying to play well this year, keep plodding along and hopefully keep my card, so we’ll see what happens.”

Hansen put his trust in the renowned FootJoy Classics®, McLardy opted for the supreme comfort of Contour Series™, and Englishmen Davd Drysdale and Danny Willett chose DryJoys® featuring PODS™ technology.

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Golfsko Statistik på 2009 Joburg Open

2009-01-09

 FootJoy - 70%

Närmaste Konkurrent - 15%

Totalt 2008 till dags datum - 68%

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Welcome Padraig Harrington

2009-01-04

 FootJoy, the #1 Shoe in Golf and #1 Shoe on every Tour Worldwide, announced today that it has entered into a multi-year agreement with Padraig Harrington. Following a historic 2008 season in which he captured two major championships, was named PGA Tour Player of the Year and The European Tour Golfer of the Year, Harrington will add yet another “#1” to his resume when he laces up the #1 Shoe in Golf in 2009. 

Harrington will wear the new SYNR-G shoe, which will be available from 1st February. A perfect combination of comfort and stability, SYNR-G is engineered for players such as Harrington who possess higher swing speeds and demand additional support and motion control in their golf shoes. Padraig will be featured in new FootJoy television advertisements as well as print and online creative throughout the year. For more on SYNR-G, visit the microsite at www.footjoy.com/synrg.  

"FootJoy is a brand that just about every golfer is brought up wearing, and I'm no different," said Harrington.  “The belief is, and you’ve got to have this, that you are playing the very best shoes you can get, and that gives you an edge over the field.  The new SYNR-G shoes from FootJoy are fantastic.  They support the foot well throughout the golf swing, which is so important to hitting solid, powerful shots.”

Long considered one of Europe's most talented and popular athletes, Padraig has enjoyed a steady climb up the world golf rankings to his current position as the #4 ranked player. After capturing the Volvo Order of Merit as the top player in Europe in 2006, he validated that title by winning his native country's championship at the 2007 Irish Open and then capturing his first major weeks later at the 2007 British Open Championship at Carnoustie. Harrington continued his fine form last year, winning two majors. He first defended his crown at the British Open at Royal Birkdale in July and then won the PGA Championship at Oakland Hills just weeks later. Throughout his career, Harrington has amassed 16 International victories, 5 PGA Tour victories, 3 major championships and he’s been selected to 5 European Ryder Cup teams.  

“We are hugely excited to welcome Padraig Harrington to Team FJ,” said Richard Fryer, European Marketing Manager for FootJoy.  “Padraig not only brings an outstanding record of worldwide success but also an intimate knowledge of the research and technology behind footwear development.”

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STENS-ATIONAL

2008-12-08

Henrik Stenson vann på ett fantastikst sätt Nedbank Golf Challenge när han tog hem segern med 9 slag på Gary Player Country Club, South Africa. Inför sista rundan ledde Stensson med 8 slag, en ledning som han sedan utökade tidigt på sista varvet med en birdie på ett par 5 hål. FootJoy spelaren slutade på 21 under par, 267 slag, för att ta hem vinsten som blev den näst största segermarginalen i historien vid denna tävling, strax efter en 12 slags marginal från 1993.

Iförd ett par vita FootJoy Classics (modell #50867), marcherade Stensson till översta pallplatsen och vann därmed 1.2 miljoner dollar i vinstpengar. Vinsten blev Stenssons andra på två veckor efter att ha tagit hem segern på World Cup tillsammans med Robert Karlsson.

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Sverige vinner golfens World Cup.

2008-12-01

 Sveriges Robert Karlsson (Classics modell 50884 och StaSof handske) och Henrik Stenson (Classics modell 50867) vände ett tre slags underläge och tog efter en dramatisk sista runda hem World Cup segern på Mission Hills. Svenskarna avslutade med en runda på 9 under par, 63 slag, i den avslutande foursomen och slog den spanska duon som inkluderade FJ spelaren och Rookie of the Year Pablo Larrazabal.
Karlsson och Stensson kämpade ifatt det ledande paret med fem tidiga birdies och klättrade snabbt upp i resultatlistan. Med fyra birdies till på sista nio tog de hem segern med tre slag vilket blev Sveriges andra seger i World Cup.

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Pampling segrade på hemmaplan

2008-12-01

 Australiens Rod Pampling vann Australian Masters efter ett dramatiskt särspel. 39 åringen avslutade med 67 slag, 5 under par, vilket tvingade fram ett särspel på Huntingdale Golf Club. Särspelet blev jämt där båda spelarna började med par på de två första hålen. Men det var Pampling som hade nerverna under kontroll då han gjorde par på 18 hålet, ett par 4, medan hans motståndare gjorde en bogey.

Pampling har vunnit två gånger på US PGA Touren under de senaste fyra åren men det blev hans första vinst på Asiatiska PGA Touren på nio år. 

FootJoy spelaren förlitade sig på ett par svarta Classics och en SciFlex handske för att få ett bra grepp runt trofén och vinstchecken på $270,000.

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Ochoa utnämnd till 2008 Player of the Year

2008-11-25

 Lorena Ochoa blev tilldelad Rolex Player of the Year och Vare Trophy priserna vid LPGAs säsongsavslutnings cermonin. Ochoa fick mottaga hennes tredje Rolex Player of the Year och Vare Trophy Award titlar, vilket tilldelas den spelare med lägst genomsnittlig score.

Rolex Player of the Year priset är den högsta utmärkelsen du kan få på LPGA Touren, vilket belönar spelare som konsekvent placerar sig högt upp. Ochoa, som är enligt Rolex rankning nummer 1 sedan April 2007, vann sju gånger denna säsong och slutade topp 10 tio gånger på 21 starter på LPGA Touren. Hennes genomsnittliga score under 2008 var 68.5802 vilket gav henne Vare Trophy priset. Ochoa var den enda spelaren under 2008 som hela tiden höll sig under 70 slag i genomsnitts score och sänkte även sin snittscore från 2007 med 0,1 slag.

“Lorena has had yet another incredible season,” säger LPGAs Commissioner Carolyn F. Bivens. “Her work off the course has been equally impressive. Once only a national hero, Lorena is now a global hero. The world is grateful to have her, and we are more than proud to call her our own.”

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Classic Playoff Win for Wen-tang

2008-11-24

 Chinese Taipei’s Lin Wen-tang overcame the threat posed by his fellow FootJoy wearer Rory McIlroy, to win the UBS Hong Kong Open. The 34 year old closed out his victory on the second playoff hole after a flawless approach came within a foot of the cup. McIlroy showed a taste of his potential when making an impressive recovery from the trees to land his shot within twelve feet. The Northern Irish teenager couldn’t convert the putt, leaving Lin to tap in to claim the €416,660 first prize.

Both Wen-tang (all black Classics) and McIlroy (all white Classics) put their faith in the style and comfort of FootJoy Classics Golf Shoes.

FJ #1 Shoe and Glove in Golf.

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Golfsko Statistik på 2009 UBS Hong Kong Open

2008-11-21

 FootJoy - 61%

Närmaste Konkurrent - 24%

Totalt 2008 till dags datum - 62%

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Singapore Slingh

2008-11-17

 Team DryJoys Jeev Milkha Singh bevisade åter igen sin stabilitet genom att göra 3 runder under 70 slag för att vinna tävlingen med ett slag. Efter en svag inledning avslutar han de tre sista runderna med 68, 67 och 69 och slutar på 7 under par och tog hem vinnarchecken på $792,500.

Vinsten blev Jeevs 3 för säsongen 2008 vilka han alla har vunnits iklädd formidabla DryJoys som nu har förnyad PODS teknologi i yttersulan. Mer information om DryJoys och de andra tourspelarna som förlitar sig på skon hittar du på vår DryJoys microsite. 

Under veckans tävling sågs ännu en stark prestation från FooyJoy spelaren Rory McIlroy, som fortsätter att konstant utmana. Det kommer inte dröja länge tills den unga irländaren kommer ta hem sin första vinst på touren.

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The Most Celebrated Shoe on The European Tour

2008-11-10

 As the curtain came down on the European Tour Season at Valderrama, FootJoy celebrated its 25th win of the year for players wearing the #1 Shoe in Golf, a victory totalling more than all competitive shoes combined. The champagne flowed for global superstars like Adam Scott and Vijay Singh, for the Tour’s new generation, Martin Kaymer, Ross Fisher and Graeme McDowell. Not to mention the Volvo Masters winner Soren Kjeldsen and the newly crowned European #1, Robert Karlsson. All victorious in 2008 wearing the FJ initials.

Every time the European Tour teed-up, FootJoy was the most worn shoe. Over 60% of players* choosing to trust the #1 Shoe in Golf across the Tour’s international schedule from Beijing to Birmingham – a tribute to the faith the leading players have in FootJoy, whether their target is to top the Order of Merit, to get in the world top fifty, or secure their playing rights for 2009 Race to Dubai.

Each of our winners were able to toast their favourite FootJoy style. Robert Karlsson’s late season charge to the Order of Merit title was made in his distinctive white and rhubarb FootJoy Classics. The new DryJoys shoes had a high profile, players like Vijay and Jeev Milkha Singh, striding to success in the ‘Tech’ style and Adam Scott favouring the more traditional look when he won in Qatar.

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Just Lovely

2008-11-10

 Iklädd en av FJs nyaste skor (som lanseras snart), säkrade Davis Love III Children’s Miracle Network Classic på Disney under söndagen med en avslutande runda på 8 under par, 64 slag. Med två avslutande runder på 64 de två sista dagarna blev resulterade det i den bästa scoren över de 36 sista hålen på 38 år under just denna tävlingen. Segern blev hans 20 i kariären. Därmed blev Love en av bara fyra aktiva spelare att nå 20 segrar-platån och blir en av få som får en bestående plats på PGA touren. 

Love, som slutade på -25, 263 slag, sparade det bästa till sist eftersom hans två 64 runder var säsongens lägsta resultat på PGA Touren. Segern var den första på två år för veteranen, som nu spelat på Touren i 22 år. Senast vann han år 2006 på Chrysler Classic of Greensboro (numera känt som Wyndham Championship).
“I always questioned, ‘Am I doing the right thing? Why am I still doing this?’” säger 44 åriga Love. “I didn’t doubt my desire, or that I could still compete; it was just the little things I had to do.”
Med två slags ledning fick han två tuffa avslutande hål. Utslaget på 17 hålet grävde ner sig djupt i den tjocka ruffen vilket gjorde att han inte kunde nå green på två slag. Han spelade fram sig till 90 meter från green, slog en wedge 3,5 meter från flaggan och räddade par. På 18 låg han åter igen i ruffen, andra slaget flög över green och landede i en av de bakre bunkrarna. Love behövde göra par för vinst. Bunkerslaget lade han 1,5 meter från flaggan och sänkte sen putten. 
“I was in trouble (på 18), but I was still confident I could get the ball up and in,” säger Love. “I didn’t worry about winning or losing or screwing up.”
Segern blev hans sjunde topp-fem placering i turneringen och Love har nu 15 runder i rad under 70 slag i Children’s Miracle Network Classic. Därmed tog han rekordet från världens, just nu, bäst högst rankade golfspelare.   

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Karlsson vinner Europa Tourens Order of Merit

2008-11-03

 Efter 19 år som professionell golfspelare vinner nu Robert Karlsson Europa Tourens Order of Merit och tar därmed hem Harry Vardon Trophy. Efter en fantastiskt säsong som innehöll 2 vinster och en rad topp-10 placeringar har Karlsson belönats med att bli den första svensk som vinner Europa Tourens Order of Merit.

Under hela säsongen har denna långa svensk anförtrott sina fötter åt FootJoy Classics, och har litat på den överlägsna känslan och greppet från FootJoys StaSof handsken att hjälpa honom i jakten på den värdefulla trofén.

Men Robert var inte den enda FJ spelaren med framgång, Spainska Pablo Larrazabal belönades med Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year priset efter hans dramatiska vinst in Frankrike tidigare i år samt många fantastiska prestationer vilket slutligen förde honom till en 18 plats på Order of Merit.

Totalt var det 7 st av de topp-10 rankade på Europa Tourens Order of Merit som valde FootJoys golfskor, vilket understryker det faktum att när Europas bästa golfare ställs inför varierande förhållande och väderlekar under tourens säsong så väljer de FJ.

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Super Søren vinner i Spanien

2008-11-03

Danmarks Søren Kjeldsen genomförde en lugn och sansad sista runda på 71 slag för att vinna den sista Volvo Masters med 2 slag före FJ kollegerna Martin Kaymer och Anthony Wall.

Genom att följa upp hans inledande 66 runda på ett säkert sätt toppade Kjeldsen leaderborden varje kväll. Trots sista dagens anfallande försök från Kaymer som gjorde 3 birdies på hål 11, 12 och 13, höll Søren undan genom att göra några birdies för att till sist ta hem titeln och 708,000 Euro i prispengar. Detta förde honom till 10 plats på Order of Merit.

Likasom FJ logon syntes på danskens krage fanns den även på hans hand placerad på en StaSof handske, och på hans fötter i form av ett par svarta Classics Dry Premiere. Martin Kaymer bar även han Classics Dry Premiere medan Anthony Wall gick i ett par revolutionerande ReelFit och spelade med den överlägsna känslan i StaSof handsken.

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Kung Quiros

2008-10-20

 FootJoy spelaren Alvaro Quiros tog hem sin andra Europatourseger i karriären på Portuguese Masters som hölls på Oceânico Victoria Golf Course. 25 åringen höll undan för den jagande truppen där även en annan FootJoy spelare fanns med, ledaren av Order of Merit; Robert Karlsson. Spanjoren säkrade sin vinst på 3 slag med en avslutande runda på 4-, 68 slag, totalt 19 under par vilket blev 269 slag. Karlsson (Classics modell #50884 & StaSof handske)fick nöja sig med en tredjeplats vilket utökade hans ledning i Order of Merit med €297,424.

Quiros vandrade bekvämt hem första priset på €500,000 i ett par helvita FootJoy Classics (Modell #50867). Europatouren tar nu sikte på Quiros hemstad nästa vecka för the Castello Masters.

Även på PGA Touren så hade Footjoy framgång med Classics spelaren Marc Turnesa i Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. Vinsten blev Turnesa’s första PGA Tour titel vilket gav honom en vinstcheck på $738,000. 

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Zach tillbaka i toppen efter segern i San Antonio.

2008-10-13

 Zach Johnsson (DryJoys Tech style #53502, SciFlex ) vann i söndags sin fjärde seger i the Texas Open genom att följa upp sina 62 slag på tredje varvet med en avslutande 64 runda, 6 under par, för att ta hem segern med två slag.
Johnsson, segraren från Masters 2007, kom till tävlingen med endast en topp 10 placering detta året. Han slog 261 slag vilket resulterade i 19 under par på La Cantera Golf Club’s Resort med endast 2 bogies under de sista 54 hålen. Vinsten, som han tog hem genom att sänka en 1,5 meter lång putt på18 hålet, blev hans första på touren utanför Georgia. Förutom Masters har han vunnit BellSouth Classic 2004 och AT&T Classic 2007.
 

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Karlsson vann Classiska särspel på Dunhill Links Championship

2008-10-06

 Robert Karlsson (Classics, StaSof glove) vann Alfred Dunhill Links Championship med en birdie på första hålet i Classic-särspelet på söndagen. Efter fyra runder på 10 under par, 278 slag, låg han på delad plats med Ross Fisher (all whiteClassics) och Martin Kaymer (all whiteClassics).


I särspelet hamnade Fisher i The Swilcan Burn, ån som går över första hålet på The Old Course och gjorde därifrån en bogey. Kaymer missade en 3 meters putt för birdie precis innan Karlsson satt en 1 meters putt för vinsten.


Svensken tjänade 800, 000 dollar för hans andra vinst i år och tog därmed ledningen I Europa Tourens Order of Merit. Karlsson vann Mercedes-Benz Championship i Tyskland veckan före det att Ryder Cup gick av stapeln, samt att han slutat 2a två gånger och 3a tre gånger tidigare under säsongen.


Fyra tävlingar återstår av Europa touren. Karlsson kommer att spela Portugal Masters om två veckor och Volvo Masters i Valderrama, Spanien, två veckor senare, med förhoppning om att säkra hans första Order of Merit titel. Fast, enligt Karlsson, skulle detta bara bli grädden på moset.


”Jag har verkligen uppnått mina förväntningar på denna säsong. Jag blev uttagen till Ryder Cup laget, vunnit två gånger, haft fem andra topp 3 placeringar” säger Karlsson. ”Vad mer kan jag förvänta mig?”


Då Skottland bjöd på en utmanande väderlek var det många av spelarna som valde funktionen hos Red Labels Outwear och hela 57% av spelarna valde Footjoys stilfulla och bekväma skor.

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Golfsko Statistik på 2008 Alfred Dunhill Links Championship

2008-10-02

FootJoy - 57%

Närmaste Konkurrent - 24%

Totalt 2008 till dags datum - 60.7%

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Villegas fullbordar FJs framfart med en vinst i Atlanta

2008-09-29

Camilo Villegas såg till att FJ spelarna tog hem en seger FedEx Cup Playoffs då han tog hem sin andra vinst i rad med en runda på -4, 66 slag med 6 birdies på de sista 11 hålen, vilket krävdes för att vinna THE TOUR Championship i ett särspel. Han började dagen med att vara 5 slag efter täten men avslutade ronden med att sätta en 3,5 meter lång putt för birdie på 17 hålet och därmed vara i delad ledning. På 18 sätter han ännu en lång putt från ca 14 m för att avsluta på totalt -7, 273 slag. I säspelet som avgjordes på 18 rullade Villegas i ännu en lång putt för att avsluta TOUR säsongen med stil. 26-åringen från Colombia vann även RMW Championship i St. Louis för 3 veckor sedan.

Villegas, som kommer att klättra till plats 6 på världsrankingen, vann 1,26 miljoner dollar för vinsten i THE TOUR Championship och ytterligare 3 miljoner för att avsluta som 2a i FedEx Cup bakom FootJoy kollegan Vijay Singh. Med Singh som vinnare i de första 2 tävlingarna (The Barclays, Deutsche Bank Championship) och Camilo som tog hem de två sista stog FJ som en klar vinnare genom sin 1 och 2 plats i den totala cupen. Singh slutade på 550 poäng mer än Villegas och vann därmed 10 miljoner dollar för första platsen. 

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Gonzalo Fernández-Castaño vinner i särspel.

2008-09-29

Gonzalo Fernández-Castaño vann Quinn Insurance British Masters på Belfry efter ett fängslande särspel mot FootJoy kollegan Lee Westwood. Spanjoren startade sista dagen med att vara 3 slag efter ledande Westwood men med en felfri sista runda utan en enda bogey tog han sig upp i delad ledning med Westwood och båda avslutade på totalt -12, 276 slag. Castaño fick ett grepp om trofén på tredje särspelshålet där han rullade i en 3 meter lång putt för vinst och 300,000£ i vinstpengar. Vinsten blev 27 åringens fjärde i kariären varav 2 är genom särspel.

Både Castaño och Westwood spelade särspelet i ett par helvita FootJoy Classics (modell 50867)

 

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Karlsson i topp form!

2008-09-15

FootJoy spelaren Robert Karlsson är vinnare i årets Mercedes-Benz Championship på Gut Larchenhof i Cologne, Tyskland. Ryder Cup spelaren vann med två slag efter en fyra rundor och en total score på 13 under par (273). Karlsson som ledde tävlingen redan efter andra rundan avslutade söndagens runda på 71. Segern var den 18e under karriären på Europa Touren och flyttande upp honom på en andra plats på Order of Merit listan.

Svensken fortsätter att spela i sina FootJoy Classics (modell 50884) och StaSof handske. Karlssons lagkamrat i Ryder Cup Søren Hansen (8a) och Graeme McDowell (16e), även de FootJoy spelare, visade att deras form också är på topp inför veckans kamp mot USA.
 

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"INSIDE THE ROPES" med FJ

2008-09-09

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Numero Uno för Villegas

2008-09-08

 Camilo Villegas (Classics Dry Premiere och StaSof) tog sin första seger på PGA Touren när han i söndags vann BMW Championship med två slags ledning före Dudley Hart, även han FJ spelare.

Villegas avslutade med 2 under par (68) och hade ett antal fantastiska puttar på de sista nio hålen med en birdi putt på 18e och 10 meters puttar på 13e och 14e hålet vilket säkrade hans första seger. Efter att ha slaget sin längsta driver någonsin på 18e hålet (338 meter) gjorde Camilo ett par för att avsluta veckans spel på totalt 15 under par (265). Han flyttas nu upp till en andra placering på listan i FedEx Cup och hamnar troligen på topp 20 listan i World golf Rankings. Camilos fantastiska spel denna vecka är bara en fortsättning på vad han har gjort under flera tävlingar de senaste veckorna, då han gett sig själv chansen att vinna varje gång han peggar upp. Han var nära ledningen under British Open, slutande som fyra under PGA Championship, och började den sista rundan i förra veckans tävling Deutsche Bank Championship ett slag efter ledaren.

“Det är fantastiskt att var här,” sa Villegas. “Förhoppningsvis är detta den första av många.”

 

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Golfsko Statistik på 2008 Omega European Masters

2008-09-05

 FootJoy - 64%

Närmaste Konkurrent - 21%

Totalt 2008 till dags datum - 62.2%

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Havret Storms to Victory

2008-09-02

Gregory Havret led from start to finish to win the Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles. The FootJoy wearer held his nerve on the final hole of his final round, sinking a clutch eight foot par putt to secure victory by one shot. The dramatic win earned Havret his third European Tour title.

The Frenchman elected for the style and comfort of a pair of all black FootJoy Classics.

 

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DryJoys Double For Singh

2008-09-02

Vijay Singh (DryJoys Traditional style and SciFlex glove) won his second consecutive FedEx Cup Playoff event on Monday, firing an 8-under 63 to win the Deutsche Bank Championship. Vijay finished the week with a 22-under 262 total to break the tournament scoring record by two and pull away with a five stroke victory, thanks in large part to his putter. Singh needed just 23 putts over the final round and amassed 174 feet, 7 inches of total distance with the short stick, including birdie putts of 37 feet and 60 feet on the 13th and 14th holes. His 72-hole score of 262 breaks the tournament record by two shots.

Combined with his win last week at The Barclays Singh is clearly in the drivers seat to win the FedEx Cup, having eliminated all but three other players from claiming the $10 million first prize at the conclusion of The Tour Championship. Singh will aim for his third straight win this week at the BMW Championship.

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Golfsko Statistik på 2008 Johnnie Walker Championship

2008-08-29

FootJoy - 62%

Närmaste Konkurrent - 22%

Totalt 2008 till dags datum - 61.6%

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Playoff Payoff för Singh på The Barclays

2008-08-26

På söndagen vann Vijay Singh The Barclays för fjärde gången, vilket är rekord, genom att vinna i särspel med två birdies på de två första spelade extrahålen. Efter att ha slutat på 8 under par (totalt 276) missade en av särspelskonkurrenterna en dryg 8 meters putt på det första särspelshålet. Singh som spelade i ett par DryJoys Traditional och en SciFlex handske på söndagen, slog med lätthet i en birdie putt från samma avstånd och upprepade med en birdie även på det andra hålet för seger, vilket är hans 33e i karriären på PGA Touren. Den 45 åriga spelaren från Fidji var även bäst på the Barclays 1993, 1995 och 2006, även om detta var första gången som tävlingen gick av stapeln på Ridgewood Country Club. Segern flyttar Singh till toppen i FedEx Cup poäng tävling efter en omgång då touren nu flyttar till TPC Boston där Deutsche Bank Championship ska spelas.

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Golfsko Statistik på 2008 KLM Open

2008-08-22

FootJoy - 63%

Närmaste Konkurrent - 24%

Totalt 2008 till dags datum - 61.6%

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Golfsko Statistik på 2008 SAS Masters

2008-08-15

FootJoy - 60%

Närmaste Konkurrent - 25%

Totalt 2008 till dags datum - 61.9%

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Breakthrough for Singh

2008-08-04

Vijay Singh swirled in a 3-foot par putt on the last hole to win his first career World Golf Championship event Sunday at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational. Singh closed with a 2-under 68 for a one shot victory over fellow FootJoy player Lee Westwood (FootJoy Classics Dry Premiere).


Singh, who wore DryJoys PODS Traditional (style #53562) and a SciFlex glove throughout the week, finished with a 10-under 270 total. The victory was the 32nd of his career on the PGA Tour and first on U.S. soil since the Arnold Palmer Invitational back in 2007. With the win, he is expected to move up to #4 in the World Golf Rankings ahead of this week’s final major - the PGA Championship at Oakland Hills.


Westwood, who could have moved up to No. 4 in the world with his first U.S. title in 10 years, rallied from a five-shot deficit with 11 holes to play to get within one of the lead. But he missed a 7-foot birdie on the 17th, and his 15-foot birdie putt from the fringe on the 18th to tie for the lead was left all the way. He closed with a 69 to tie for second.

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World Wide Wins for FJ

2008-07-28

Lundberg Wins in Russia


FootJoy wearer, Mikael Lundberg won the Inteco Russian Open for the second time after carding a final round 68. The Swede finished on 21 under par at Le Meridien Moscow Country Club, two-shots clear of his nearest rivals. The Swede takes home the first prize of €210,237.
The 31 year strode to victory in a pair of FootJoy Classics, complimented with a FootJoy SciFlex Glove.


Major Breakthrough for Vaughan

FootJoy player Bruce Vaughan holed a 20-foot putt to win the Senior British Open in a playoff, his first tournament victory on either the Champions Tour or PGA Tour.
In a dramatic turnaround at Royal Troon on Sunday, Vaughan stormed back from three down with nine to play to force a playoff. Trailing by one on the 18th green in regulation, Vaughan made par then watched as the leader came up 15 feet short on a putt from off the green. He made the putt for bogey which left both players tied at 6-under 278 and headed back to the 18th tee for the playoff.
Vaughan pitched to the centre of the green and then holed his putt, and the former firefighter from Hutchinson, Kansas, collecting his biggest-ever paycheck of $312,258. Vaughan, who has had six operations on his left knee, celebrated his first tournament triumph and one that gets him into the field for next year’s British Open at Turnberry.

Three Cheers for Chez


Chez Reavie closed out his first PGA Tour win with a 1-under 70 Sunday en route to winning the RBC Canadian Open - Canada’s national championship. Playing for the sixth consecutive week on Tour, Reavie finished the week with a 17-under 267 total for a three shot victory over fellow FootJoy player, and fellow Arizona State alum, Billy Mayfair.
Reavie, wearing a pair of black Classics Tour, came out early on Sunday to finish the last two holes of his third round and ended up regaining the lead with a tap-in birdie on the par 5 18th. Later in the day, after a slow start on his final round, Reavie broke away from the field with back-to-back birdies on 9 and 10 and sealed the win with a 12-foot birdie on 18. Not a long hitter, the 26-year-old Tour rookie relied on accuracy all week, hitting 44 of 56 fairways in regulation and 54 of 72 greens. He earned $900,000 and spots the next two weeks in the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational and PGA Championship.

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Jeev vinner med två slag i Japan

2008-07-28

Jeev Milkha Singh gjorde en fantastisk finalrond på sex under par (66) för att ta sin andra seger under säsongen på Nagashima Shiego Invitational Sega Sammy Cup. Han började den sista rundan fyra slag efter ledningen, men Singhs imponerande spel gjorde att han drog ifrån resten av startfältet och slutade som segrare med två slags marginal från sina närmaste rivaler.

Singh har behållit sin fina form på touren med hjälp av komforten och designen hos FootJoy DryJoys golfskor.

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Golfsko Statistik på 2008 Inteco Russian Open

2008-07-25

FootJoy - 69%

Närmaste Konkurrent - 17%

Totalt 2008 till dags datum - 61.5%

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Magic Mac

2008-07-13

Northern Ireland's Graeme McDowell wins The Barclays Scottish Open by two shots after a commanding final round score of 68 at Loch Lomond Golf Club. After opening rounds of 67, 70 and 66, 'GMac' kept his foot on the pedal to pull away from the field for a two shot victory.


MacDowell has made no secret of his desire to get into the Ryder Cup team and this victory, his second of the year following his dramatic play-off victory against Team DryJoys member Jeev Milkha Singh in the Ballantines Championship in March, has given his mission a huge boost. “I refused to be measured up last week at The European Open for my clothing and for my suits - maybe I'll accept that invitation next time I get it," said Graeme, whose aggressive approach shot into the 18th green showed he has exactly what will bre required when Europe takes on the US in September.


South African James Kingston was second with a final score of 273, closing with a stunning 66 which he described as “probably as close to flawless golf as I have played. It felt like I hit almost every fairway". Another to make up ground on the final day was Englishman Robert Dinwiddie with a closing 68, 3 under par. Robert took some time out at the European Open last week to model some of the new FJ Outerwear for the 2009 catalogue, and was clearly as comfortable in front of the TV cameras as he was the photographer's lens, finishing in a tie for 6th on 8 under par.


But it was the man from Northern Ireland who took the title with a total of 271, and the cheque for €631,044 that came with it. Graeme wore nothing but Classics Dry® Premiere throughout the week, which offered the comfort and support to stride to the title, and who knows, they could take him to further success next week at Royal Birkdale.


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Fisher on Fire

2008-07-07

 England's Ross Fisher strode to the most empahtic of 7 shot victories at the European Open, by holing a greenside bunker shot at the 72nd hole.

Fisher opted not to play a practice round on Wednesday, instead spending time on his short game and hitting balls on the range. This clearly paid off, as he opened the week with a course record 63 despite playing the course 'blind', which he followed with 3 further rounds in the 60's to finish the week at a staggering 20 under.

Not only did Ross put his faith in FootJoy Classics Golf Shoes, but also trusted the contemporary look of the FootJoy Red Label Outerwear as the inclement weather played a factor on Sunday. And with the rain coming down ever harder, the Wentworth-based golfer donned a FootJoy RainGrip glove to help get to grips with both his clubs, and the golf course.

In all, 10 of the golfers in the top 10 positions put their faith and their feet in a pair of FootJoy golf shoes, including teenage sensation Rory McIlory whose recent return to form has got the golf world's attention once more. Another FootJoy wearer was 48 year old David Frost, whose fourth place finish gained him a spot in the Open Championship at Royal Birkdale next week. Like Fisher, Frost relied on FootJoy Outerwear to keep the elements at bay, favouring the DryJoys Performance Light range.

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Larrazabal secures maiden win

2008-06-30

 Pablo Larrazabal har utsetts till det senaste stjärnskottet på Europa Touren efter att ha vunnit Open de France ALSTOM på Le Golf National. Den 25 åriga spanjoren stod emot utmaningarna från sina FootJoy kollegor Sören Hansen (Helsvarta Classics), Lee Westwood (Helvita Classics) och Marcus Brier (Helsvarta ReelFit) för att ta sin första seger på Europa Touren. Larrazabal, som för fem år sedan gick caddie till sin bror på samma tävling, vann med fyra slags marginal eftern en fantastisk finalrunda på 4 under par (67) vilket gav ett slutresultat på 15 under par (269). Segraren ger FootJoy spelaren €666,660 och en ytterligare bonus i form av garanterad start vid the Open Championship, som blir hans första major tävling.

 

 Larrazabal gick mot segern i ett par helvita Classics Dry Premiere, och skons vattentäta egenskaper sattes på prov när spanjoren slängdes i sjön framför greenen på det 18e hålet av sina landsmän.

FootJoy var golfskon nr #1 på Open de France ALSTOM då 61% av startfältet valde komforten och designen hos FootJoy.

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U.S. Womens Open

2008-06-30

 Två veckor före sin 20-årsdag avslutar Inbee Park (MyJoys skor/StaSof handske) med 2 under par (71) och blir därmed den yngsta segraren i U.S. Women’s Opens historia. Park slutade på 9 under par (283), fyra slags marginal, vilket är den största segermarginalen i damernas US Open sedan 2001. Park var den enda spelaren som gick under par alla fyra dagarna på Interlachen, och blev den tredje spelaren under de senaste sex åren som gjort sin seger i U.S. Women’s Open till sin första på LPGA Touren.

Då trycket ökade under finalrundan var det många spelare som såg sina chanser försvinna med bogeys på Interlachens svåra layout. Men inte Park. Hon lyckades med svåra puttar tre hål på raken - två birdies och ett par - tidigt på de sista nio och gjorde ytterligare en birdie för ett resultat på 2 under par (71). Hon gjorde inte en enda bogey på de sista tio hålen.

Inbee hade ett par MyJoys på sig när hon gick mot sin första seger. Hennes helvita DryJoys hade “INBEE” skrivet på båda hälarna. Hon höll också hårt om U.S. Open bucklan med sin vita StaSof handske.

FootJoy skor och handske var utan tvekan det självklara valet för flest spelare på damernas U.S. Open 2008.

Skostatistik
FootJoy: 56%, Närmaste Konkurrent: 17%

Handskstatistik
FootJoy: 43%, Närmaste Konkurrent: 25% (Titleist)

 

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Kaymer vinner BMW International Open i särspel

2008-06-23

 Martin Kaymer blev den första tyska spelaren att vinna BMW International Open i sin 20-åriga historia i särspl på Golfclub Munchen Eichenried. Detta var Martins andra seger detta år och även den andra segern i hans karriär.
Efter tre dagars fantastiskt golfspel inför hemmapubik, kämpade Kaymer för att avsluta första nio på 38 slag men 23-åringen, som nu är nummer sex i Ryder Cup racet, blev stabilare på de sista nio efter att ha tagit 8 slag efter 11e hålet. Efter en birdie på 13e hålet och sen, då han behövde ytterligare en birdie på par 5 hålet för särspel, var han på green på två slag och satte nästan putten för eagle och seger titeln.
Tillbaka till hål 18 för särspel och då hans konkurrent var i två bunkrar på vägen mot green, slog Kaymer en massiv drive och ett ännu bättre slag med järn 6an var det lätt för honom att 2-putta för seger.
Kaymer, Årets Rookie på Europa Touren 2007, dedikerade segern till sin svårt sjuka mamma och hans röst höll inte riktigt när han sa: “Detta är till dig.”
Kaymer hade ett par helvita Classics Dry Premiere under den sista rundan. Han flyttar upp 4 placeringar på Ryder Cup listan med endast tio veckor kvar och har nu en riktigt bra chans att få göra sin debut där i september.

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Singh på gång i Österrike

2008-06-09

 Indiens Jeev Milkha Singh vann en dramatisk seger med sin sista runda på 18 par på raken. Singh som ingår i Team DryJoys, hade fyra slags ledning inför sista rundan, och vann på 15 under par (198) för att ta sin tredje seger på Europa Touren och en prispeng på £170,000.

FootJoy spelaren gick mot seger i ett par bekväma svarta FootJoy DryJoys #53523 vilket har gett honom en 9e plats på Europa Tourens Order of Merit med €731,692.  Hans kollega i Team DryJoys, Ross McGowan, missade denna tävling då han är på väg till USA för att spela sin första major på US Open på Torrey Pines då kan kvalificerade sig under tävlinge på Walton Heath.

Dessutom vann Adam Scott nyligen på EDS Byron Nelson Classic i USA. Och Adam som är mer traditionell gick mot segern i ett par vita DryJoys PODS #53562 med svart saddle då han tog segern genom att sätta en enorm putt på sista hålet.

DryJoys – Testad av tourspelarna. Godkänd av tourspelarna.

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Super Strange vinner i Wales

2008-06-02

Australiensaren Scott Strange tar sig mot segern i Celtic Manor Wales Open, genom att avsluta med en imponerande runda på 64 slag och lägger därmed beslag på titeln med 4 hela slag. För första gången spelades Wales Open här, banan som också kommer att ta hand om Ryder Cup 2010, och den bjöd på tuffa förutsättningar såsom både regn och blåst. Men Strange stod emot och accepterade utmaningen. Scott fokuserade på spelet, vilket resulterade i en fantastisk final som gav honom totalt 22 slag under par.

Svensken Robert Karlsson fortsatte med sin formtopp med ytterligare en andra placering. Enligt honom själv spelade han så bra han kunde och var imoponerad att se Strange behålla marginalen. Båda spelarna valde att lita på Tour testad prestanda och komfort hos FootJoy Classics Dry Premiere Golfskor och FootJoy StaSof Golfhandske. Produkter som är tillverkade i de bästa materialen för de bästa spelarna på Europa Touren.

FootJoy - #1 Shoe and Glove in Golf

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Golfsko Statistik på 2008 BMW PGA Championship

2008-05-23

 FootJoy - 53%

Närmaste Konkurrent - 25%

Totalt 2008 till dags datum - 62.2%

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Ochoa fortsätter att dominera

2008-05-19

 Lorena Ochoa hittade ett nytt sätt att vinna Sybase Classic genom att mala på istället för att lämna resten av startfältet i sitt kölvatten. I en tävling som reducerats till 54 hål efter att fredagens spel regnade bort, slutade världsettan på 10 under par (206), ett slag före fem rivaler.

Segern var den 22a för Ochoa sedan april 2006, och prispengen på $300,000 gjorde att hennes totalt intjänade summa i karriären nu gått förbi $12 miljoner strecket. Därmed är Ochoa den spelare på LPGA touren som snabbast tagit sig till denna nivå.

Ochoa fortsätter att behålla sin toppform i komfort och stil från FootJoy. Mexikanskan lyckades segra över både motspelare och väder i ett par golfskor från FootJoy och litade också på funktionen och den vattentäta prestandan hos  FootJoys Outerwear collection för damer.

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Imada säkrar första PGA Tour segern

2008-05-19

 Ryuji Imada vann sin första PGA Tour titel när han sänkte en dryg metersputt på det första särspelshålet på AT&T Classic. Japanen gick sin sista runda på 5 under par (67) för att sluta i delad ledning på totalt 15 under par (273). Segern i särspelet tog slut på alla demoner från förra årets särspelsförlust, där Imada slog sin boll ner i vattnet framför 18e green.

Segern ger Imada $990,000 och säkrar också hans biljett till the Open Championship och nästa års US Masters. Imada gick mot segern i optimal komfort hos svarta FootJoy Classic Golfskor.

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Golfsko Statistik på 2008 Irish Open

2008-05-16

 FootJoy - 63%

Närmeste Konkurrent - 21%

Totalt 2008 till dags datum - 62.3%

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Innanför repet på Touren med FootJoy

2008-05-09

 FootJoy, the #1 Shoe and Glove in Golf, har nu lanserat sin egna blogg: footjoyblog.com. Bloggen gör det möjligt för golfspelare att upptäcka mer om varumärket FootJoy och dess produkter samt de senaste nyheterna på FootJoys Tour spelare.

För dig som är intresserad av siffror ger FootJoys sektion med sko-statistik från tävling till tävling uppgifter om det antal spelare som väljer FootJoy vecka efter vecka. Och om du har några frågor om vad som helst när det gäller FootJoy såsom Touren, produkter eller marknadsföring kan du få dessa besvarade genom att lägga in din kommentar till någon av de bloggar som finns på vår hemsida.

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Härligt Scott!

2008-04-28

 Adam Scott satte en 3 meters birdie putt på det 18 hålet för särspel. På det tredje särspelshålet sätter han en fantastisk 15 meters putt för seger i EDS Byron Nelson Championship på söndagen. När han spelar det 18e hålet för fjärde gången på mindre än en timme, andra gången i särspel, lägger Scott sitt driverslag i en fairwaybunker på höger sida. Nästa slag lägger han i framkant vid green och puttar därefter över två upphöjningar på green och ner i koppen för sin sjätte seger under kärriären på PGA Touren. Scott hade ett par DryJoys Traditional med stability PODS™ under den dramatiska slutspelsrundan. 

Förutsättningarna på omdesignade TPC Four Seasons Las Colinas, som öppnade på nytt för spel till denna veckas tävling, ändrades dramatiskt igen efter nattens regn i kombination med söndagens blåsiga väder. Det var en för säsongen kall dag med temperaturer som knappt nådde upp till 15 grader C och med en vind som nådde en styrka av 48 km/h gjorde att det kändes ännu kallare. Den vinnande scoren på -7 (273) var den högsta sedan EDS Byron Nelson Championship flyttade till Las Colinas 1983.
Det var det 16e särspelet på EDS Byron Nelson Championship sedan 1968, vilket är mer än vid någon annan tävling på PGA TOUREN.

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Ochoa vinner sin fjärde raka titel.

2008-04-21

 Lorena Ochoa fortsätter sitt framgångsrika segertåg genom att vinna denna veckas Ginn Open. Genom denna seger blev 26-åringen den första LPGA Tour spelaren på 45 år att vinna fyra tävlingar fyra veckor på raken. Mexikanskan gick den sista rundan på 3 under par (69) för att sluta på totalt -19, vilket var 3 slag från närmaste konkurrent.

Ochoa fortsätter framgångsrikt att spela i optimalt bekväma golfskor från FootJoy.

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Vilken vecka för Boo!

2008-04-21

 Boo Weekley försvarade framgångsrikt sin titel på Verizon Heritage på Hilton Head Island under söndagen. Weekley dominerade tävlingen tidigt genom att skjuta 64 under fredagens spel, vilket följdes av 65 på lördagen coh slutade söndagen med par 71 för att vinna med tre slag.

Weekley gick mot sin andra seger i karriären i bekväma och snygga FootJoy Reelfits och ett par MyJoys med camoflage färgade saddle.

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McGrane vinner med nio slag.

2008-04-21

 FootJoy spelaren Damien McGrane vann på söndagen Volvo China Open och tog därmed sin första seger på Europa Touren. McGrane som ledde med tre slag inför sista rundan slutade på 10 under par (278) efter att fått till en sista runa på ett över par (73) i ösande regn.

Irländaren slog resten av startfältet i ett par FootJoy DryJoys PODS, vilket gav honom en prispeng på $232,121.

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Ochoas tredje seger i rad!

2008-04-14

FootJoy spelaren Lorena Ochoa dominerade ännu en gång, och avslutade sista rundan på 4 under par (69) på söndagen för att vinna Corona Championship i sitt hemland Mexico. Ochoa gick fyra rundor runt 60 (66-66-66-69) för att avsluta med -25 (267) för en övertygande segermarginal på 11 slag. Hon har nu vunnit tre stora tävlingar på raken och fhar börjat säsongen med fyra segrar av fem tävlingar. Under dessa fyra segrar har Ochoa vunnit två gånger med 11 slag (även  HSBC Women’s Champions) och tre gånger har hon gått de fyra rundorna på runt 60 slag. Denna seger var också den andra på tre år och totalt den 21 i karriären.

Med denna seger kvalificerar sig Lorena för LPGA Hall of Fame, och blir därmed den näst yngsta spelaren att göra så. Men hon måste också varit en tour medlem i 10 år (i hennes fall 2012) för att kunna bli invald.

Dam Golfskor

 

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Bourdy wins Estorial Open de Portugal

2008-04-07

 Gregory Bourdy won the Estorial Open de Portugal in a dramatic 3 way play off. Bourdy had a share of the lead in the first three rounds, but a three over par front nine in the final round saw his chance of winning fade. However, the FootJoy wearer managed to find his stride on the back nine with back-to-back birdies at ten and eleven, finally finishing in a three way tie on 18-under-par 266. The Frenchman held his nerve in the play-off, finally winning on the third extra hole to claim his second European Tour Title and the $208,330 first prize.

Bourdy put his faith in a pair of all black FootJoy Classics, which helped carry him to victory in ultimate comfort and style.

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High Five for FJ

2008-04-07

 This weekend proved to be very successful for FootJoy wearers, with five wins on all five major tours. The wins came from Johnson Wagner, Gregory Bourdy, Mark Wiebe, Aron Price and Lorena Ochoa.

Ochoa’s win at the Kraft Nabisco Championship secured her second major win. The Mexican star finished on 11-under-par, five shots clear of her nearest competitor. With three wins from four events, Ochoa is cementing her dominance as the world’s number one.

Johnson Wagner completed his first tour victory at the Houston Open finishing with a two shot lead on 16-under-par 272. The win also secures Wagner his first trip to Augusta National for this week’s US Masters.

There were also wins for Mark Wiebe at the inaugural CAP Cana Championship. Wiebe’s fellow FootJoy wearer Aron price was enjoying his own success with victory at the Livermore Valley Wine Country Championship, and to complete the wins, Gregory Bourdy won the Estorial Open de Portugal in a dramatic three-way play off.

 

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Levet vinner Open de Andalucia

2008-03-31

 Nästan fyra år efter sin tidigare seger på Europa Touren vinner Thomas Levet Mapfre Open de Andalucia på sitt första särspelshål. Lee Westwood ledde inför sista rundan och fortsatte så med fyra birdies efter de första sex hålen. Men det var hans FootJoy kollega Levet som stod som segraren och därmed fick prispengen på dryga 180.000 kronor.

Levet spelade i ett par svarta FootJoy Classic golf shoes (50859), vilka tog honom till segern med både stil och komfort.


FootJoy var det självklara skovalet för fler spelare på veckans tävling på Open de Andalucia med sju av tio spelare i toppen.

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Imponerande seger av Ochoa

2008-03-31

 Lorena Ochoa försvarade framgångsrikt sin titel under söndagen på Safeway International med en övertygande ledning på sju slag. 26-åringen gick sista rundan på 6 under par (66) och slutade 22 under par (266) och tog därmed sin andra av tre starter denna säsongen. Resultatet var det lägsta (4 slag lägre än tidigare) under de fem år som tävlingen har gått av stapeln på Superstition Mountain Golf and Country Club.

Ochoa, som under hela veckan backades upp av en stor grupp mexikanska fans, började dagen med endast ett slags ledning. Men hon startade med en birdie på fjärde hålet och tittade därefter inte över axeln en enda gång. Hon avslutade dagen med åtta birdies mot två tidiga bogeys för sin 16e seger under sina senaste 53 starter. Nästa utmaning är Kraft Nabisco Championship där målet är att ta karriärens andra major seger på Rancho Mirage, CA.

Ochoa fortsätter att prestera på toppnivå med golfskor från FootJoy.

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Ochoa vinner HSBC Championship

2008-03-03

Det var en fantastisk helg för FootJoy spelaren Lorena Ochoa som vann HSBC Women’s Championship med 11 slag på golfbanan Tanah Merahs Garden.
Ochoa tävlade för första gången sedan hon vann ADT Championship i november, hennes åttonde seger under 2007, och slutade på -20 (268). Hon började den avslutande rundan med åtta slags ledning efter att ha öppnat med 66, 65 och 69 och byggde starkt vidare på detta resultat trots tre förseningar på grund av regnvädret.
Ochoa missade chansen att slå Cindy Mackeys rekord över 72 hål på segermarginalen 14 slag, men slog sitt eget rekord från Tournament of Champions 2006 på 10 slag.

Med ett par FootJoy damgolfskor gick den topprankade mexikanskan mot sin 18e LPGA Tour seger i karriären och tjänade därmed $300,000.

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Lowery vinnare på AT&T

2008-02-11

Det blev en FootJoy playoff på AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, där Steve Lowery tog sin första PGA TOUR seger på mer än sju år med en birdie på det första extra hålet. Lowery, som avslutade med en sista runda på 68 (-4), vilket gav en sudden death playoff med Vijay Singh, som gjorde en birdie på det 72a hålet. Båda spelare slutade på 278 (-10) efter fyra spelade rundor. Segern var den tredje i karriären för Lowery och alla avgjorda i playoff. Vid 47 års ålder är han den äldsta segraren i tävlingens 71-åriga historia.

Lowerys playoff seger var den andra raka för spelare med FootJoy golfskor på PGA Touren. Förra veckan vann J.B. Holmes på det första särspelshålet under FBR Open.

Med sin långa FJ karriär väljer Steve den klassiska stilen och stabiliteten som FootJoy Classics Tour erbjuder. Lowerys val på söndagen var ett par svarta Classics med konstrastsömmar modell nr #51336 .

FootJoy var valet för de flesta av spelarna denna veckan på AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. 67% av startfältet snörade på sig ett par FootJoy skor i öknen (närmaste konkurrent 21%).

 

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J B Holmes vinner FBR Open

2008-02-04

J B Holmes vinner FBR Open för andra gången…

J B Holmes tog sin andra PGA Tour seger i samma tävling som han vann som rookie för två år sedan. 23-åringen som ledde med fyra slag över natten inför sista rundan, och kämpande hårt hela dagen, låg mot slutet ett slag efter ledaren. Holmes lyckades att hålla ordning på nerverna och sänkte en dryg 3 meters putt för playoff. Och helt utan tidigare erfarenhet av ett sudden-death läge fick han iväg en drive från tee på hela 330 meter och därefter en pitch upp på green vilken den Kentucky födda Holmes hålade ut för seger.

Under tävlingsveckan gick JB i ett par nya White Titanium FootJoy DryJoys PODS golfskor och med sin FootJoy handske kunde han slutligen ta ett tadigt grepp om segertrofén.

Veckans spel gav också många andra FootJoy spelare framgång på Europa Touren i Dubai Desert Classic. Sju av topp tio spelare gick i ett par FootJoy golfskor - #1 Shoe in golf.

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