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  • Monday Magic for the Hoff

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    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. For your chance to win products similar to what Charley Hoffman used on Monday, click here to enter the FJ WINS, YOU WIN sweepstakes.

  • Karlsson Emerges from Playoff to Win in Dubai

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    Robert Karlsson overcame Ian Poulter in a play-off to win the season-ending Dubai World Championship for his second victory of the year. Karlsson wore FJ ICON style #52005 (all white traditional saddle) and a StaSof glove while Poulter opted for another FJ ICON all-white pattern through the MyJoys program and a SciFlex glove.

    The pair finished regulation ties at 14-under after Karlsson, three behind overnight, started his final round with consecutive birdies and a hole out for eagle on the par four third hole. He had two more birdies on the back nine before a fantastic approach shot that almost hit the pin on the 18th, spun back and landed within a few feet of the hole. He converted the birdie to force the playoff.

    Karlsson and Poulter, who was looking to win for the second consecutive week, birdied the first extra hole after hitting approaches within five feet.  At the second extra hole Poulter left himself 30 feet for birdie while Karlsson again hit an approach to within three feet.

    Poulter then called a one shot penalty on himself when he dropped his ball on his marker and moved it.

    Two putts meant a bogey six for Poulter, but the penalty was irrelevant as Karlsson holed his birdie putt for the victory.

    Karlsson, who won the European Tour Order of Merit in 2008 and has suffered a serious eye problem and glandular fever since then, said: "It was a strange day to say the least. To start birdie-birdie-eagle is not what you expect to happen when you are three behind.

    "Then there was the one shot penalty. It's not the way you want to win, but these things happen in golf.

    “It's a fantastic field, and obviously when we have all of 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.”

  • 5 Weekend Wins for FootJoy

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    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.  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.

    For more on Harrison's win read at : Golf.com

    Robert Rock went wire to wire in FJ ICON golf shoes to collect his first career victory on the European Tour.  Rock would shoot an 8-under par 64 on day one and would not look back, carding consecutive rounds of 68 or better the following days for the victory.  Rock later said, “I thought I would eventually do it. It’s taken longer than planned but it’s incredibly hard to win on this Tour...I’ve had good results but I’ve come up short. Finally, it’s all gone my way.”

    For more on Rock's victory at the BMW Italian Open read at Europeantour.com

    On the LPGA Tour, world number one Yani Tseng (Women's DryJoys #99184) won the State Farm Classic for her second victory of the year in only 9 starts.  Tseng would finish of the tournament with at 21-under 267, three strokes clear of her nearest competitor.

    Mark Wiebe won the Greater Hickory Classic at Rock Barn on the Champions Tour.  Wiebe closed out the 3-day tournament at 19-under par, getting him into a playoff.  Wiebe birdied the first playoff hole to match his competitor, two holes later Wiebe would make a par to claim the title. 

    Kyle Thompson completed the sweep on the Nationwide Tour's Rex Hospital Open.  Beginning the day on a very crowded leaderboard, Thompson would shoot a final round 68 that included a birdie on the 18th hole for the victory.  Thompson later said of his closing birdie, "It set up perfectly for me because I like to fade the ball...It was every golfer's dream putt -- seven feet with a little right-to-left break." 

    For more on Thompson's victory read at PGATOUR.com

     

  • Pablo Wins the BMW and Earns Spot in The Open

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    On the European Tour, Pablo Larrazabal (FJ ICON MyJoys and StaSof) claimed the BMW International Open in a playoff for his second career victory.  Larrazabal shot four rounds in the sixties to finish the tournament at 16-under par.  The victory earns Pablo a spot in the Open Championship next month at Royal St. George's.

    For more on Larrazabal's win read here: Europeantour.com

    Eric Compton won the Mexico Open on the Nationwide Tour for his first career victory.  The win moves Compton to 15th on the Nationwide Tour money list virtually guaranteeing him a PGA Tour card in 2012.  "To win this is everything to me. I never thought I'd play golf again, at least not at this level, and I proved to myself I'm more than just a guy with two heart transplants."


    For more on Compton's Victory read here: Golf.com

  • Another Multiple Win Weekend for FJ!

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    Kevin Streelman (in FJ ICON and SciFlex) tamed the daunting Innisbrook Copperheard course to claim his first PGA Tour title in his 153rd PGA Tour start.  Entering the weekend at even par, Streelman played his next 36 holes at 10 under, not dropping a single shot over the stretch.  The ten under total was good enough to take home a two stroke victory.

    "I just stayed really patient and had a peace about me today...It’s such a tough golf course where you’ve got to pick your battles.” said Streelman of his controlled round.

    The win earns Streelman an invitation to this years' Masters Tournament.

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    On the European Tour, Thomas Aiken won the Avantha Masters with a final round 67 to win by three strokes.  Aiken, in FJ ICON MyJoys, shot all four rounds in the 60's, including a blistering ten under par 62 on Saturday to race to the top of the leaderboard.  Aiken carded twenty-one birdies and two eagles versus only two bogeys over the 72 holes of tournament play.   

    “I’ve been playing very nicely the last four months, not making a lot of mistakes, but just not sinking enough putts,” said Aiken, continuing, “This week a few went in, I hit some better iron shots which gave me a better chance to sink some putts, and I played some phenomenal golf.”

    This is Aiken's second European Tour Victory; the win also moves Aiken into the top 100 on the official world golf rankings.

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    Stacy Lewis has captured the world number one position with a win at the RR Donnelly LPGA Founders Cup.  Entering the final round four behind, Lewis in FJ Sport BOA and StaSof,  biridied nine of the final 18 holes to run away with a three shot victory.

    Lewis's 23 under par total set a tournament record.

    This is Stacy's seventh LPGA Tour victory and second of 2013.

  • Horschel Locks Down His First PGA Tour Win in the Big Easy

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     Billy Horschel claimed his first PGA Tour victory by tying the course record eight under par-64 to win the Zurich Classic.  The 26-year old began the final day two strokes back of the lead and wasted little time catching the leaders, carding four birdies on the front nine for a 32.  Continuing his red hot play, Horschel made consecutive birdies at 10, 11, and 12 to race to the top of the leaderboard.

    Dropping a stroke at the 15th, Billy rebounded with a birdie at the following hole to keep the lead.  Needing a birdie at the par five final hole to wrap up the victory, Horschel drained a 27 foot birdie bid and exploded into emotion at the realization that he is now a PGA Tour winner.

    Horschel relied on FJ ICON MyJoys and StaSof throughout his breakthrough performance.

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  • Adam Scott Solidifies the World Number One Ranking with a Win at Colonial

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    Beginning the day two strokes back at the Crowne Plaza Invitational, both Adam Scott and Jason Dufner shot matching rounds of four under-par 66 to enter a sudden death playoff.

    The two major champions then faced off on the first playoff hole and split with par. On the following playoff hole, Scott sank a 14-footer off the back edge of the green for birdie. Dufner (FJ Icon MyJoys) matched the birdie and the players move to the 18th for the third time on Sunday. Scott then struck a 124-yard approach to 5-feet and rolled in the birdie putt for the victory.

    Adam Scott attained the world number one position earlier this week and solidifies his position at the top with the victory.

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