The major of the year is upon us and excitement is stirring for the first tee shot to fly across the hallowed grounds of Augusta National! With countless story-lines abound and many of the games top players in peak form it should prove to be yet another historic major championship.
Furthermore, since this is often considered the beginning of the golf season for many players, we would like to extend you the opportunity to win some new FJ products to begin your season!
How do you enter? Simply add a comment and tell us the FJ player you feel will finish highest on the leaderboard each day of the tournament. You may stand behind a player all week or pick a new leader everyday.
Winners on Thursday and Friday will receive a half dozen gloves of their choosing (PureTouch excluded). The winners on Saturday and Sunday can choose between any single style of DryJoys Tour, FJ Sport, or M:Project.
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Thursday - Hunter Mahan
Friday - Jason Dufner
Saturday - Adam Scott
Sunday - Luke Donald
We will also be throwing one of these signed Bubba Watson GTxtreme gloves for all winners!
Former Oklahoma State standout and US Amateur Champion, Peter Uihlein shot a final round of 68 to capture his first professional career victory at the Madeira Islands Open in Santo Da Serra, Portugal. Beginning the day one stroke behind leader Mark Tullo, Ulhlein opened with a bogey falling further behind. However, Uihlein fought back to even par for the front nine and continued to make four birdies in his final eight holes to reach 15 under par. The total gave him a two stroke victory over fellow FJ Staffers, Morten Orum Madsen and Mark Tullo.
Uihlein was ready for any conditions the seaside golf course could conjure in full line FJ Performance Apparel, DryJoys Tour golf shoes and the StaSof golf glove.
Uihlein stated post round, "To do it playing well on the back nine coming down the stretch is sweet. ... I just knuckled down, I guess. It was all putting that did it today; I was just trying to free up and they started to roll in, so it was nice."
Peter also spoke of his decision to join the European Tour instead of testing his game on the American circuit, "You grow up quick out here and that was the main reason I came over...It's been a good process so far and hopefully I can keep going."
This is Peter's third top ten in seven European Tour starts this season. The win also gives Uihlein European Tour Status through the 2014 season.
Madeira Islands Open SHOE COUNT:FJ - 66%Nearest Comp - 18%
Mikko Ilonen cruised to a three shot victory at the Nordea Masters, winning his first European Tour title for six years at Bro Hof Slott.
The 33 year old, whose two previous victories came in 2007, the latter in this event, started the day two clear and an imposing display meant the gap was not closed, despite a hugely impressive 12 under weekend total from FJ Apparel Ambassador Bernd Wiesberger (FJ Sport & StaSof)
After turning in 34, Ilonen (FJ ICON & StaSof) then birdied the 11th from 12 feet, before his only set-back with a three-putt bogey at the long 12th. A sublime chip to three feet at the next quickly atoned for that error, and there were no dramas over the closing stretch.
A three under par 69 ensured a 21 under total and three shot victory margin for the Finn.
“It’s pretty special. I could feel a lot of support from Finland, especially today," said Ilonen,
Asked about his bogey at the 12th, he added: “I just got ahead of myself with the first putt. I’ve said for weeks now it doesn’t really bother me if I make a bogey because I know I can make it up and it was the first time I went for the 13th in two.”
Ilonen had been a runner-up in Morocco before finishing second to Brett Rumford in China already this season, and was pleased with the way he dealt with those disappointments.
“To bounce back this soon is really good,” he continued. “It’s really satisfying, but the show I saw in China - I didn’t lose the tournament, Brett won it, so hats off to him."
“Obviously I’ve been waiting for this moment for a few weeks now. People have been expecting me to win but most of all I’ve been expecting myself to win, so to pull it off here after those second places is very satisfying."
Shoe Count:FJ - 63%Nearest Comp - 20%Glove Count:FJ - 48%Nearest Comp - 19%
With the four majors in the books, the PGA Tour's best players will now focus their efforts on trying to take home the FedEx Cup.
The first step in attaining the 10 Million dollar first prize, takes place at Liberty National golf club in Jersery City, NJ. Boasting views of the Big Apple and Lady Liberty off in the distance make this a truly one of a kind venue!
Our FJ Tour Reps were kind enough to send us some photos from the practice rounds enjoy!
David Howell celebrated his first European Tour title in seven years by beating Peter Uihlein in a sudden-death play-off at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.
Howell wearing DryJoys Tour™ golf shoes and a SciFlex™ glove, carded a final round of 67 to set the clubhouse target at St Andrews and then watched as overnight leader Uihlein (XPS-1™ & Pure Touch®) missed from 15 feet for a winning birdie on the 18th, meaning the pair finished tied on 23 under par.
Playing the first hole at St Andrews to begin the play-off, both players narrowly missed long birdie attempts but Howell, who had lost all four of his previous play-offs, made no such mistake from eight feet to claim the title and first prize of €589,561.
Uihlein began the day with a two-shot lead but a combination of a three-putt bogey at the first and a blistering start from France's Thomas Levet saw that instantly wiped out.
Levet (FJ ICON™) briefly led by two shots when he opened with five straight birdies and also picked up a shot on the seventh, but faded over the closing stretch and saw his hopes ended by driving out of bounds on the 14th. He did have the consolation of winning the pro-am competition however.
Howell’s victory at St. Andrews lifts him to the top of the European Ryder Cup Points List and to 12th on the Race to Dubai, guaranteeing qualification for the season finale DP World Tour Championship - where the Dubai resident will make his debut from the 14-17 November.
The 38 year old also jumps 82 places in the Official World Golf Rankings to 94.
"I have never played in an Open Championship here but to win a golf tournament as a professional at the Home of Golf is quite amazing and I am really thrilled” stated Howell.
"I was really nervous all week and strangely less nervous today - I can't explain that at all. I stayed calm and smooth under pressure and that was really pleasing”.
Ten time PGA Tour winner and Masters Champion Zach Johnson is no stranger to closing the deal down the stretch of big events against the world's best players, and this weekend he did not disappoint. Four strokes down with eight holes to play, Zach Johnson birdied four of seven holes to tie for the lead heading to the eighteenth.
Then, from the middle of the fairway on the final hole of regulation, Johnson inexplicably hits his eight iron approach into the green front hazard. Recomposing himself and taking his drop at 58 yards, Johnson, who is widely regarded as one of the best with a wedge in his hands, holes out the shot to save par and force a playoff!
On the first hole of the playoff, Johnson played the 18th with much less drama, hitting the fairway, and green and two putting for a par. His playing competitor would fail to get up and down from a greenside bunker giving Zach the victory.
Zach Johnson opted for the always reliable DryJoys Tour golf shoe and StaSof golf glove during his winning performance.
Steady veteran Zach Johnson opened his 2014 campaign with a victory at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions at Kapalua.
Starting the week with rounds of 66 and 67 placed Johnson atop the leaderboard at the halfway point of the tournament. He struggled to a 74 during the third round, falling out of the lead with only the final round to play.
With strokes to make up, Johnson birdied three holes on his outward nine. Adding four more birdies on the inward nine gave Johnson a one stroke lead. No one could match his 19 under par total, giving Johnson the win!
Johnson relied on DryJoys Tour and StaSof during his winning performance.
The is Johnson's 11th career PGA Tour Victory.
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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%
Former Clemson University standout, Ben Martin shot a final round three under par 68 to take home his first PGA Tour victory at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.
Beginning the day two strokes ahead of the field, Martin shot even par over his first nine holes to remain at the top of the leaderboard. On the inward nine Martin lost his lead momentarily before making a birdie followed by an eagle on 15 and 16 to reclaim the lead by one. Martin added a birdie on the final hole of regulation to win by two strokes.
Martin relied on the DryJoys Tour golf shoe and StaSof golf glove en route to the victory.
- The Shriners Hospitals for Children Open Shoe Count -
FJ - 66%
Nearest Competitor - 16%
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On the European Tour, Brooks Koepka shot a flawless final round 7-under par 65 to win the Turkish Airlines Open by one stroke. Koepka entered the final round two strokes off of the 54 hole lead and carded four birdies on the front nine to shoot to the top of the leaderboard. On the inward nine, Koepka biridied the tenth hole and holed an eight foot eagle putt on the 13th to reach 17-under par for the week.
The total could not be matched, giving Koepka his first European Tour victory.
“Winning the Rookie of the Year means so much,” he said in a release. “I’ve worked so hard this year, and to see the results is fun. To cap the year off with a win in Turkey has made this year special, and it’s a goal I’ve been working for since I was able to come out on tour, and that was the goal starting the year.”
Koepka had one win and four top-ten finishes on the season. His plan for 2015, play both the PGA and European Tours.
Koepka will rely on a full range of FJ gear during his campaign on both tours next season.