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PGA Tour rookie Brendan Steele; wearing custom FJ ICON shoes from the MyJoys program, emerged from a crowded leaderboard to win the Valero Texas Open for his first career victory on the PGA Tour. Carrying a 1-stroke lead into the final round Steele showed the steely grit of a PGA Tour veteran as he closed with a 1 under par 71. An early bogey on the 5th hole could have derailed the rookies chance as it dropped him into a three way tie for the lead. Showing poise and composure, Steele quickly bounced back making birdie on the 7th hole to retake the lead. Charley Hoffman would pull within 1 stroke of Steele after an eagle on the par-5 eighth; but ultimately it would not be enough to catch Steele, who would par the last 11 holes to finish off victorious.
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.
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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!
PGA Tour Winner, Brendan Steele began the final round four strokes behind the leaders on a rain soaked day in Napa, California. Needing a hot start, Steele carded four birdies on the front nine.
Still behind the leaders with three holes to play Steele birdied each of his closing holes en route to a seven under par 65. The 19-under par total was good enough for a one stroke victory over fellow FJ Staffer, Patton Kizzire.
Both players relied on the new HYPERFLEX II golf shoes.
This is Steele's second career PGA Tour victory.
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