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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