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  • 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

     

  • Make it a Major for Stacy Lewis

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    Stacy Lewis (Women's LoPro and StaSof) won the 2011 Kraft Nabisco Championship, holding off world number one and four time major winnner Yani Tseng (Women's DryJoys and StaSof) for the victory.  Lewis, in her professional debut, held the 54 hole lead at the 2008 U.S. Women's Open at Interlachen.  She finished tied for third.  Three years later, she was still winless. 

    This time, Lewis began the day 2 strokes back of Yani Tseng on a firm blustery day in the LPGA's first major of the year.  Lewis played steady on the front and took the lead on the par 5 ninth with a birdie to Tseng's bogey.  A clutch birdie and par save on 12 and 17 catapulted her to a final round 69 and a three stroke victory.  This is Lewis's first career victory and later said post round, "It doesn't even feel real yet... I'm still trying to figure out if I actually won, but I played so good today and I was just proud of the way I hung in there and made some key putts, especially on 17... I don't think it's quite sunk in yet."