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.”


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