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  • FJ Tour Insider : The Valero Texas Open

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    In our latest installment of the FJ Tour Insider we are covering the Valero Texas Open.  Brendan Steele hung tough to win here last year, parring the last eleven holes on his way to his lone PGA Tour victory.  Many FJ players are in the field this week and we chose a couple of our favorite shots for your viewing pleasure.  

    Enjoy the Slideshow!  

     

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  • Hunter Mahan Locks Up Second Win of 2012

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    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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  • Limited Edition Augusta Green MyJoys

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    In celebration of the season's first major championship, FJ, the #1 shoe in golf, announces the availability of a limited edition green sting ray printed leather through the custom MyJoys program.

    Just 200 pairs can be made featuring this exclusive leather, so act quickly as they could disappear! A limited quantity of green patent-leather will also be available for the accents on a FJ ICON shield tip, the favorite of Luke Donald.  

    Shoes will be ready to be customized Monday, April 2, 2012 at 12:01 a.m. ET. 

    Available styles include : FJ ICON, DryJoys Tour, and Women's DryJoys/LoPro Collections. 

     

     

     

  • Hoey Captures Trophee Hassan Title

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    FJ Loyalist Michael Hoey shot a final-round 65 to win the Hassan Trophy in Morocco by three shots.

    Hoey (FJ ICON #52005) began the final round two behind the leader, but three birdies inside the last five holes ensured Hoey took home the title.
    Hoey’s three shot victory lifts him inside the top 15 on The Race to Dubai and puts him back in the hunt for a Ryder Cup debut later this year.

    The winner of last year's Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, had begun with an opening-round 74 but a 67, followed by successive 65s, gave the 33-year-old his fourth European Tour victory.

    "It's amazing," said Hoey. "It's a great golf course, and the weather has been great the last two days.
    "I knew it was going be tough and I thought it would be tighter at the end, but I was happy to see my last approach land on the 18th green.
    On his chances of qualifying for the European Ryder Cup team, he added: "I haven't really been thinking about it but I'm in contention now.

    Elsewhere Fellow FJ wearer Jamie Donaldson carded a course record 61 - 11 under par - to finish in a tie for third, a further shot back.
    He was joined on 13 under by fellow FJ ambassador Phillip Price. Hoey is now second in The Ryder Cup qualifying campaign, and  his €250,000 first prize moves him to €316,798 in The Race to Dubai.

     

  • Haas Wins in Dramatic Fashion at Riviera CC

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    2011 Fed-Ex cup Champion, Bill Haas claimed his first victory of the 2012 season at Riviera CC, home of the Northern Trust Open. 

    Haas, two strokes down at the beginning of the final round, shot a two under par 69 to claim the clubhouse lead.  Haas would then wait for the players chasing him to finish up their final rounds, eventually leading to a three way tie at the top. 

    With a three man playoff set, Haas wearing FJ ICON would hit the fairway and narrowly miss the green on his approach.  Haas, no stranger to pressure, calmly chipped his ball to within five feet of the hole and brushed in the par saving putt to extend the playoff. 

    Moving onto the short and treacherous driveable par 4 10th, Haas pulled a driver and went for the green only to end up long and left of the 312-yard heavily guarded hole.  Instead of playing his upcoming pitch directly at the tricky pin, Haas played the percentage shot to the middle of the green where he could easily make a par.  Haas then sized up the 43-footer with several feet of break and poured it straight into the center of the cup for birdie.  Both of his playing competitors would fail to convert their birdies making Bill Haas the 2012 Northern Trust Open Champion. 

     

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  • Kruger Emerges in India

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    Jbe Kruger of South Africa emerged from the tight leaderboard at the Avantha Masters for his maiden European Tour victory.  Going in to the final round, just three strokes separated the top 15 on the leaderboard, and Kruger was at the top with a bogey free third round that included two eagles and two birdies.

    Playing with the lead has proved difficult on the worldwide tours this year, but this time Kruger in FJ ICON and SciFlex responded brilliantly with three birdies on his opening nine Sunday to hold onto that one shot cushion heading into the final nine.  Extending the lead in his last round, he added another birdie from off of the green at the treacherous par 3 11th.  Kruger's only blemish of the day was on the 17th hole, making a bogey to decrease his lead to two.  Unfazed, he made a heroic par on the last hole to wrap up the two stroke victory. 

    Kruger added post round, “I’m very relieved to win for the first time...if you want to win you need to make putts on the final day and I did that today," continuing, "It’s a big relief now that I’ve won, but I think I needed all those second-place finishes to be able to appreciate it."

  • Rafael Cabrera-Bello Shines In Dubai

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    Today Rafael Cabrera-Bello shot a bogey-free, four under par 68 at the windswept Emirates Golf Club to claim the Omega Dubai Desert Classic by one stroke over fellow FJ Ambassador Lee Westwood.  Rafa captured the first round lead courtesy of a flawless nine under par 63, that included birdies on nine of the first eleven holes.  Over the next two days, he stayed one stroke off Westwood's 54-hole lead by adding rounds of 69 and 70. 
     
    Cabrera-Bello was in style all week wearing a full range of FJ Performance Apparel and pyramid saddle FJ ICONs.  During the final round Rafa's style on the course translated to his golf game, making 3 birdies over the final nine holes, including a crucial birdie on the 17th to win by one stroke. 
     
    Rafa was elated after the win, "With so many big, big names I felt really proud of myself. I wanted to fight, I stayed calm, I did everything that I’ve read we should do in these type of situations," continuing, "Just the fact that I was able today to be successful just proves to me that I'm working on the right line...It's just a huge, huge confidence and huge morale boost.”
     
    This is Cabera-Bello's second European Tour title.  It, also, gains him an exemption through the 2014 season on the European Tour and secures him a place in the 2012 Bridgestone Invitational and 2012 WGC - HSBC Champions.

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  • Paul Lawrie Wins In Qatar

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    Paul Lawrie won the Qatar Masters shooting a seven under par 65 in the final round.  Lawrie, in FJ ICON and StaSof, began the day with a one stroke lead and only made one birdie on the first eight holes.  Then, on the par five ninth hole Lawrie chipped in for eagle to increase his lead.  On the back nine, Lawrie added four more birdies including another holed chip from just off the 17th green to take a four stroke lead heading into the last hole.  Finishing up with a routine par, Lawrie wrapped up the victory.  

    Lawrie later commented on his play this week, "I played lovely all week. But today I think tee to green, apart from my tee shot on 10th, I can't play much better than that." 

    This is his seventh European Tour victory and second win at the Qatar Masters.  The win catapults Lawrie into the top 50 on the official world golf rankings and earns him a spot in the WGC Accenture Match Play in two weeks.

  • Rock Closes Out Strong Field in Abu Dhabi

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    European Tour journeyman, Robert Rock held off one of the strongest fields assembled in golf this week to win the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship.  The Englishman started the day in a tie for the 54-hole lead at 11 under par.  Rock wearing custom FJ ICON MyJoys, made early birdies on the second, third, and sixth holes to take control of the tournament. 

    He would then drop shots on the eighth and thirteenth giving his pursuers, including Rory McIlroy a chance to over take the lead.  Rock would bounce back hitting brilliant iron shots on the fourteenth and sixteenth setting up birdies to give him a two stroke lead heading into the last. 

    Missing his tee shot into a hazard right on the 72nd hole, Rock with the lead, gave up much distance to drop in the fairway to give himself a better shot at making a bogey and taking home the trophy.  He did just that hitting his third shot just short of the green, he then pitched on, and two putted for the one shot victory over the ultra talented Rory McIlroy.

    This is Rock's second European Tour victory and by far the larger of the two.  The win moves Rock into the top 60 on the official world golf rankings and earns him an invitation to the WGC Bridgestone Invitational along with the WGC - HSBC Champions.

  • Wilson's Early Season Magic Continues

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    On his third start to the 2012 PGA Tour season, Mark Wilson, with memories of his two wins early last year, wrapped up a two stroke victory by holding off a slew of contenders at the Humana Challenge.  

    Wilson, at 21 under par, began the final round with a three stroke lead over fellow FJ Ambassadors Zach Johnson, Robert Garrigus and Ben Crane.  Garrigus gave Wilson the biggest challenge on Sunday as Garrigus took the lead from Wilson on the par four tenth hole with a birdie. 

    Wilson wearing FJ ICON and SciFlex, responded with an up-and-down birdie from over the green on the par five eleventh hole to regain a share of the lead at the top of the leaderboard.  On the next, Wilson hit his approach shot into a greenside bunker, only to hole out the 49 foot bunker shot for another birdie to retake the lead.  He added two more birdies on his way in, including a birdie on the last to seal the deal on the victory.

    This is Wilson's fifth career PGA Tour victory.   

     

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  • Stricker Opens with a Victory at the Tournament of Champions

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    The affable Wisconsin native, Steve Stricker won the season opening Tournament of Champions at Kapalua with a final round of a four under par 69 to finish the tournament at 23 under par, four strokes clear of fellow FJ Staffers Webb Simpson and Jonathan Byrd.   

    Stricker was in style all week wearing the new FJ Performance Apparel and split saddle DryJoys Tour's.  He was, also, in total control of his golf game, attacking the golf course in Saturday's second round.  Stricker made eight birdies and an eagle to finish off the round with a ten under par 63.  The blistering pace gave him a five shot lead over Webb Simpson and the field heading into the third round. 

    During the third round, Stricker struggled to make birdies early but did not give up any ground as he birdied the final four holes to retain the five stroke lead he had at the beginning of the day.  Now heading into the final round with a comfortable lead, Stricker kept his head down and continued his steady play to close out the field for the victory.  Stricker lead the field in overall putting, scrambling, bogey avoidance (making only 4 bogeys all week on the rugged Kapalua golf course), and one putt percentage. 

    This is Stricker's 8th PGA Tour win in the past 3 years, which is the most amongst any player on the PGA Tour. 

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  • Oosthuizen Defends on Home Soil in the African Open

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    FJ Ambassador Louis Oosthuizen (FJ ICON & SciFlex) began The 2012 Race to Dubai in style as he successfully defended his Africa Open title at East London Golf Club.

    The South African won on home soil for the second year running with a closing 67 to hold off the challenge of compatriot and fellow FJ loyalist Tjaart Van der Walt. The former Open Champion held firm on the back nine as his playing partners struggled for birdies, Oosthuizen running out a two shot winner on 27 under par.

    Oosthuizen was by far the most aggressive player in the final group, and asked about his decision to try and drive the greens on the shorter par fours said: “On six, I go for that green every time, so to me it was a good driver today with the wind into me.”

    A huge drive at the 11th set up Oosthuizen for a two-putt birdie on the 11th, and a 30 foot birdie at the penultimate hole all but sealed a victory that was confirmed when he got up-and-down from the back of the 18th green for par.

    Oosthuizen scooped the prizes of €158,500 which provisionally places him top of the Race to Dubai standings.

  • Put Yourself In Their Shoes - Sneak Peak at the 2012 TV Spot

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    At FootJoy, we pride ourselves in providing golfers with a wide array of performance golf shoes.  With four performance golf footwear categories; we have the ability to provide every golfer a high-performance product to match their specific needs. 

    Be it FJ ICON worn by the likes of Luke Donald, Bill Haas, and Bubba Watson, which offers traditional looks with a performance infused outsole for today's modern players.  Our new XPS-1 golf shoe, worn by Gary Woodland, gives players the most stable and innovative hitting platform in golf; allowing the player to be more explosive through the golf ball without sacrificing style and comfort.  In addition to the FJ ICON and XPS-1 we have our DryJoys Tour line worn by Steve Stricker and Ben Crane.  These tour players opt for the combination of superior comfort, flexibility, and stability - all trademarks of the historic DryJoys line.  Finally, FJ Sport worn by Rory McIlroy, Adam Scott, and Nick Watney.  The FJ Sport gives players a lightweight performance golf shoe that can keep up with the best players in the world.

    To celebrate these four performance categories or "Big Four" we have developed a TV Spot for your viewing pleasure. We hope you enjoy!

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  • Chalmers Takes Home the Emirates Australian Open

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    Greg Chalmers held off the 54-hole leader and fellow countryman John Senden (FJ ICON and StaSof) to win the Emirates Australian Open title at The Lakes Golf Club in Sydney.  Senden had a two stroke lead over Chalmers at the start of the final round.  Stumbling out of the gate, Senden dropped three shots in the first four holes to open the door for Chalmers. 

    Chalmers, wearing DryJoys Tour, seized the opportunity with birdies on the first two holes to create a two stroke lead.  Senden fought back on the back nine, cutting the lead to one until Chalmers birdied the par three fifteenth to extend the lead. 

    Senden responded with a birdie on the 17th, cutting the lead back to one.  On the final hole Chalmers would miss the green in a tricky spot while Senden hit the green and had a good look at birdie.  Senden's birdie putt narrowly skirted across the hole, and Chalmers would get up and down for par to win the tournament.

    This is the second time Chalmers won the Emirates Australian Open; the victories coming 12 years apart.

     

  • Luke Donald Wins at Disney and Season Long Money Race

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    The world's number one player, Luke Donald was a late entrant into the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Classic.  He announced his entry via Twitter proposing his goal to win the season long PGA Tour money title.  Already leading the European Tour Money list by $1.8 million over Rory McIlroy, Donald aimed to become the first player ever to win both money titles in the same calender year.

    Luke's chances looked slim entering the final round five strokes off the 54-hole lead in 13th place.  At the turn, he was still two strokes behind the current money leader Webb Simpson, but Donald (in FJ ICON MyJoys) pieced together a brilliant back nine to charge up the leaderboard.  He ran in 6 straight birdies on the back nine, including a holed 45 foot putt on the par-3 15th to give himself a two stroke lead.  With pars on his last three holes, Donald finished the tournament at 17 under. He was two strokes clear of the field with several players still on the course.  All of those players; including Simpson, could not match the brilliant back nine of Donald as Simpson finished tied for 6th. 

    The win gave Donald his second PGA Tour victory of the year, his 14th top ten of the year, and the season long money race on the PGA Tour.  Donald has five possible starts left on the European Tour for a chance to become the first player ever to win both money titles.