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Paul Goydos (FJ ICON black smooth calfskin bicycle toe, SciFlex glove) became just the fourth person to fire a 59 on the PGA Tour when he scorched TPC Deere Run yesterday during the first round of the John Deere Classic. Goydos birdied every hole on the back nine except for No. 15, where he holed a six-foot par putt to keep a sub-60 in sight. He finished off with three birdies, the last one from seven feet to join the most exclusive club in golf. You can read all about the round on pgatour.com or hear about it from Goydos himself in the video below (click here if video does not appear). One of the most amazing aspects of the day yesterday, in addition to Goydos' feat, is that it was nearly matched by the man who previously help the course record, Steve Stricker (Custom all-white DryJoys MyJoys, Pure Touch Limited glove). Needing an eagle at the last to reach 59, Stricker's approach appeared headed for the cup but curled around at the last second, leaving him a 2-footer for birdie and a first round 11-under 60. With a morning tee time on Friday, Stricker will have first crack at a repeat performance and also the opportunity to set the tone heading into the weekend. Stay tuned, this could get pretty wild!
Hunter Mahan won for the second time this year, coming from four shots back to start 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.Turning Stone Resort ChampionshipMeanwhile at the Turning Stone Resort Championship, it was a major accomplishment of a different sort for FJ player Bill Lunde (FJ ICON). Less than five years after he quit competitive golf, he earned a spot in next week's PGA Championship by winning the Turning Stone Resort Championship. Lunde shot a final round 6-under 66 to rally for a come-from-behind victory with a 17-under 271 total. "All these guys out here, you're never far from playing good. You can sit here and say, 'I'm playing awful, I don't know how I'm going to break 80 today,' but you're never that far off."Lunde made the weekend cut by one stroke and but trailed by only four heading into the final round following a 64 on Saturday. Lunde climbed to the top of Sunday's leaderboard with six birdies and a 30 on the front side. None of the success seemed possible to Lunde in 2005 when he stopped playing after a tough year on the Nationwide Tour. He went to the PGA TOUR's Q-School in November and didn't qualify for the second stage so found a job in real estate in Las Vegas. He returned to the Nationwide Tour in 2008 and took advantage of his second chance. He won the Nationwide Children's Hospital Invitational that year and finished fifth on the money list, which earned him a spot on the PGA TOUR in 2009."I tried to make an agreement with myself when I started playing again to ... if I could just have a better attitude right off the bat, I'd become a better player than I ever was before," he said. "And that was kind of my goal. Obviously it doesn't happen every day, but it's definitely better than it was and something I'll probably battle for the rest of my life. I'm just so competitive. I can't handle not playing well or bad breaks. It gets me down."
Former University of Georgia product, Brendon Todd cruised to a two shot victory at the HP Byron Nelson Championship. Todd's final round was blemish free, not making a single bogey to four birdies for a four-under par round of 66.
Beginning his day in a tie for the lead, Todd made birdies at 2, 5, 9 and 10 to race to 14-under par on the week. Todd made several crafty par saves on his way to the clubhouse including a left handed, back of the wedge shot on the par-3 13th that set up perhaps the best up and down of the week. None of his chasers could catch him giving Todd his first PGA Tour win in 77 starts.
Todd relied on DryJoys Tour golf shoes and the Pure Touch Limited golf glove throughout his winning performance.
The win gives Todd a two year exemption on the PGA Tour as well as an invite to the 2015 Masters.
HP Byron Nelson Championship Shoe Count
FJ - 58%
Nearest Competitor -22%
FJ - 38%
Nearest Competitor - 12%
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On the Web.com Tour, 2013 NCAA D1 individual champion, Max Homa shot a brilliant 8-under par 63 to win by one shot in the BMW Charity Pro-Am.
"I didn’t win a lot in college and to come out and do it quickly means a lot to me and gives me a lot of confidence for wherever I may wind up at the end of the year.” Homa said post round.
He relied on FJ ICON golf shoes and the StaSof golf glove en route to his first professional victory.
BMW Charity Pro-Am Shoe Count:
FJ - 69%
Nearest Comp - 19%Glove Count:
FJ - 36%
Nearest Comp - 14%
Kenny Perry captured his third straight Champions Tour major by winning the Regions Tradition at Shoal Creek in Birmingham, Alabama. The 53-year-old took a one shot lead into the final round and shot a closing even par round of 72 to win by one.
Perry wore DryJoys Tour golf shoes and the SciFlex glove en route to victory.
Regions Traditions Shoe Count:
FJ - 64%
Nearest Comp - 21%
FJ - 35%
Nearest Comp - 7%