Luke Donald eagled the 16th hole on Sunday to shoot a 5-under 67 and win the Madrid Masters by a single stroke. Donald, who wore a stunning pair of custom FJ ICON MyJoys, finished at 21-under 267 at Club de Campo and collected his third European Tour victory. The Englishman won twice in 2004 on the European Tour and twice on the PGA Tour, but Donald hadn't made it to the winner's circle anywhere since the 2006 Honda Classic on the PGA Tour."It's definitely a weight off my shoulders," said Donald. "I felt a little frustrated that I hadn't won in the last four years. I tried to stay positive today."This was also sweet retribution from last week. Donald was tied for the lead last Sunday at the BMW PGA Championship, but double-bogeyed the 17th hole to lose by a stroke."Last week was very disappointing," acknowledged Donald. "To put it behind me and come out here and win this week, I'm very proud of the way I played. It feels really good."
Check out these beautiful FJ ICON MyJoys that were recently built for the Commander in Chief. Notorious for hitting the links to relax or entertain foreign dignitaries, this world leader has been wearing FJ golf shoes for some time, but we decided it was time for an upgrade. Keep an eye out for pictures of him in his new shoes and let us know if you see these show up in any photographs.
Paul Goydos (FJ ICON black smooth calfskin bicycle toe, SciFlex glove) became just the fourth person to fire a 59 on the PGA Tour when he scorched TPC Deere Run yesterday during the first round of the John Deere Classic. Goydos birdied every hole on the back nine except for No. 15, where he holed a six-foot par putt to keep a sub-60 in sight. He finished off with three birdies, the last one from seven feet to join the most exclusive club in golf. You can read all about the round on pgatour.com or hear about it from Goydos himself in the video below (click here if video does not appear). One of the most amazing aspects of the day yesterday, in addition to Goydos' feat, is that it was nearly matched by the man who previously help the course record, Steve Stricker (Custom all-white DryJoys MyJoys, Pure Touch Limited glove). Needing an eagle at the last to reach 59, Stricker's approach appeared headed for the cup but curled around at the last second, leaving him a 2-footer for birdie and a first round 11-under 60. With a morning tee time on Friday, Stricker will have first crack at a repeat performance and also the opportunity to set the tone heading into the weekend. Stay tuned, this could get pretty wild!
Hunter Mahan won for the second time this year, coming from four shots back to start the day to win the World Golf Championship - Bridgestone Invitational. Mahan ran off five birdies on the front nine to take the lead, then had three clutch par saves down the stretch to finish off a 6-under 64 and a two-shot victory over fellow FJ player, Ryan Palmer (FJ ICON style #52005). While both players wore FJ ICON golf shoes, Hunter went with a custom design through the MyJoys program. Hunter also wore a StaSof glove while Palmer opted for SciFlex. Mahan's victory locked up a spot on the United States Ryder Cup team as he is now No. 2 in points with only this week's PGA Championship remaining before the top eight Americans qualify. Hunter has played on the last three U.S. teams as a Captains Pick."That was my goal at the beginning of the year, to make the team on my own," Mahan said.Hunter shot a final round 6-under 64 to finish with a 12-under 268 total. He became the third American with multiple victories on the PGA TOUR this year, and likely will move to a career-best No. 12 in the world.Turning Stone Resort ChampionshipMeanwhile at the Turning Stone Resort Championship, it was a major accomplishment of a different sort for FJ player Bill Lunde (FJ ICON). Less than five years after he quit competitive golf, he earned a spot in next week's PGA Championship by winning the Turning Stone Resort Championship. Lunde shot a final round 6-under 66 to rally for a come-from-behind victory with a 17-under 271 total. "All these guys out here, you're never far from playing good. You can sit here and say, 'I'm playing awful, I don't know how I'm going to break 80 today,' but you're never that far off."Lunde made the weekend cut by one stroke and but trailed by only four heading into the final round following a 64 on Saturday. Lunde climbed to the top of Sunday's leaderboard with six birdies and a 30 on the front side. None of the success seemed possible to Lunde in 2005 when he stopped playing after a tough year on the Nationwide Tour. He went to the PGA TOUR's Q-School in November and didn't qualify for the second stage so found a job in real estate in Las Vegas. He returned to the Nationwide Tour in 2008 and took advantage of his second chance. He won the Nationwide Children's Hospital Invitational that year and finished fifth on the money list, which earned him a spot on the PGA TOUR in 2009."I tried to make an agreement with myself when I started playing again to ... if I could just have a better attitude right off the bat, I'd become a better player than I ever was before," he said. "And that was kind of my goal. Obviously it doesn't happen every day, but it's definitely better than it was and something I'll probably battle for the rest of my life. I'm just so competitive. I can't handle not playing well or bad breaks. It gets me down."
Check out the bold statement Nationwide Tour player Martin Piller made recently with some stunning, custom FJ ICON Asymmetricals featuring the hibiscus print! And he wore them right into the winner's circle when he captured his first Tour victory earlier this year at the Stadion Athens Classic in Georgia. On that day, Piller began the day one back and was locked in a battle until the final hole where he stuffed an 8-iron approach to 8 feet and secured his maiden victory.
Piller's done it again.
After making the cut by one shot at the recent Cox Classic, Piller roared into contention with a 62 on Saturday and followed that with a final round 7-under 64 to win the tournament by two shots and secure his PGA Tour card for next year. En route to victory, Piller reeled off a birdie-birdie-birdie-eagle-birdie streak that matched the best birdie-eagle streak in tournament history.
"(This win) was a lot different than Athens, where par was good," said
Piller. "I knew that par was not going to be good and I knew that
I was going to have to go out and make something happen. I didn't have
a number in mind. The only number I had in mind was one."
In winning tournaments in different styles, both battling with other players and then storming from behind, Piller proves he's deserving of a promotion to the big stage next year.
"I was very determined, I was very focused and I was very aggressive," said Piller. "I didn't want to be back here next year, in a good kind of way."
To learn more about Martin Piller, check out this video on pgatour.com.
The Fashion Insider on pgatour.com recently caught up with FJ player, and Tour fashion icon, Brian Gay to find out what inspires his bold choices and how you can achieve the same looks at your course. Brian specifically talked about the role his footwear plays in his outfits and the endless possibilities available through the custom MyJoys program...
"I also get excited about shoes and I recently had FootJoy do some custom shoes for me to match the outfits. The thing that is so great about Sligo is that they really pay attention to my needs and ideas and when I mentioned that I would like to get some custom shoes made from FootJoy, the partners from Sligo sent me swatches to pass on to FootJoy to create some shoes that would exactly match their colors. FootJoy is a sponsor of mine as well and I really appreciated them going the extra mile to help me completely coordinate my outfits."
Don't know what to buy for that person who has everything this holiday season? How about the ultimate golf gift...personalized golf shoes from the #1 shoe brand in the game. With literally millions of possible combinations, there's something for everyone on your list no matter the skill level or style preference. For the women golfers in your life, we're excited to announce the arrival of the very successful LoPro Sport, added just this week to the MyJoys collection. Visit MyJoys.com to get started.
MyJoys FJ ICON for Him:
And MyJoys LoPro Sport for her:
If you've been watching the MyJoys ticker on the FJ homepage like we have, no doubt you've seen some very unique shoes come through this past year. We really enjoy seeing all the different combinations people come up with to demonstrate their very unique style and have pulled out some of the "most unique" from 2010.
We give you the tools and, as you'll see, you respond in ways we could only imagine...or ways we could not possibly have imagined. While some of the designs may not meet your style requirements, you have to be impressed with the boldness of some golfers.
These are actual orders from actual consumers!
Click here to vote on the most unique styles of 2010 and for the chance to win a pair of MyJoys for yourself.
Click on COMMENTS to let us know what you think of these designs!
Here at FootJoy, we really enjoy seeing all the different combinations people come up
with to demonstrate their very unique style; from styles loud enough for Ian Poulter to styles for the most conservative of golfers. That is the beauty of the MyJoys site; it is entirely up to you!
Here are the winners of the Most Unique MyJoy Designs of 2010. Taking first place with over 4,000 votes is the Women's LoPro. In second, with 3,847 votes, came the men's maroon, white, and blue shield tip. Last but not least with 3,677 votes came another shield tip in red, white, and brown. I want to thank everyone for their overwhelming response and voting!
To celebrate the 2011 Master's Tournament we are offering you a chance wear what the pros will be wearing at Augusta this year. Our Limited Edition Masters shoe will be extremely limited in quantity with just 150 pairs available for the entire world. Featuring a beautiful Augusta green crocodile print, they will be available at MyJoys.com on all FJ ICON styles at 8:00 am ET on Monday April 4, 2011. Here is a Sneak Peak of what they could look like.
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.
So Yeon Ryu (LoPro Collection and SciFlex) began the Monday finish in the U.S. Women's Open chasing clubhouse leader Hee Kyung Seo (Women's DryJoys and StaSof). Seo grasped the 3-under par clubhouse lead Sunday evening before play was suspended. Ryu, one stroke back, had 3 holes to make up a one shot difference. After pars on the first two holes, Ryu hit a brilliant 6 iron from 170 yards to 6 feet. She drained the putt to force a playoff against Seo.
The playoff was set for the three holes Ryu just played to finish her final round, "It was a big benefit for me to play those playoff holes early Monday morning to finish my forth round," Ryu later said of the playoff holes. She took advantage going par, birdie, birdie to win the playoff comfortably over Seo.
Seo, gracefully accepted defeat, "I feel very happy that a South Korean player won this great, big tournament."
This is So Yeon Ryu's first LPGA Victory.
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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.
Here at FootJoy, we like to give our beloved followers a behind the scenes look at what we do here at headquarters. This past week we took a few extra photos at our holiday shoot and are posting them here for your viewing pleasure...enjoy!
Visit MyJoys.com to design you very own pair of FootJoy's for this Holiday season.
Be sure at act sooner rather then later as the deadline to order for Christmas delivery will be November 30, 2011 for standard shipping and December 7, 2011 for expedited.
We are very excited to announce the launch of the new MyJoys website. The new site features a streamlined look and feel. Updated performance allowing for faster customization. Furthermore, the new MyJoys site is now compatible with most tablets and smart phones.
Other enhancements included with this re-design:- Larger homepage images and customization images to show the intricate detail and craftsmanship that goes into each and every pair.- Size charts on the product pages - Tabbed leather and logo palettes to allow you to more readily see the personalization options available- The ability to go straight to a previous design with Jump to Custom ID
We hope you enjoy all of these enhancements and look forward to your feedback!
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!
Hello FJ Community,
The FJ shoe team has decided to revamp the MyJoys line so it features shoe styles you can find in our stock line-up. Their thought was, "If it's stock, it should also be customizable."
Included, among others, is the FJ ICON New Wave, made popular by Bubba Waston at this year's Masters Tournament, the FJ ICON Asymmetrical or Pyramid patterns worn by FJ Tour Ambassador, Hunter Mahan and a striking new FJ ICON shield tip often selected by current world number one, Luke Donald. With an expanding collection of styles and more than one million possible custom combinations, there's truly something for everyone!
All styles below are customizable at FootJoy.com/MyJoys
Now for the Ladies. Women's DryJoys with BOA has been added to the revamped line. We have also added FJ Sport, a very popular shoe amongst our LPGA Tour staff. Recent LPGA tour winner, Azahara Munoz opts for the FJ Sport BOA, another new option in the MyJoys line. For those fashionistas out there, the shield tip will be added to the MyJoys lineup on August 1, 2012.
This week's FJ Tour insider will bring you inside the ropes of the Alstom Open De France. Being right outside one of the fashion capitals of the world our FJ players would not disappoint with their on course styling!
FootJoy, the #1 Shoe in Golf, is proud to announce the addition of two new leathers to our MyJoys Program. The new lime and periwinkle patents take our total possible combinations to over 700,000. The leathers have been introduced to match an upcoming apparel line.
Design your own at MyJoys.com.
To read the story behind MyJoys please visit GolfWeek.com for an interview with MyJoys Manager Rita Lepage.
We are pleased to announce the return of the FJ Icon Asymmetrical style 52180 and FJ Professional style 52390 to the MyJoys program on January 1, 2013. The pricing will be the same as the current MyJoys FJ Icon and MyJoys FJ Professional. We will close out the current MyJoys Asymmetrical 52480 on December 26th, so please, if you have been on the fence about ordering this style your time is running out! 52180 MyJoys FJ Icon Asymmetrical returning January 1, 201352390 MyJoys FJ Professional Asymmetrical returning January 1, 2013
The first major of the year is also the kick-off to the season for many players across the country. What better way to begin your season than with a fresh pair of limited edition FJ's?To celebrate this year's tournament, we would like to offer you a chance to win custom MyJoys featuring our unique Limited Edition Augusta leather before it is available to the general public!As Players, we have all played the famed course in our minds, so we want to hear your ultimate golf experience at Augusta. Would it be: heading up Magnolia Drive? Putting a peg in the tee box at No. 1 and the anticipation of one of the most precious tee times in the world? Making a birdie around Amen Corner? Walking over the Hogan bridge, where all of the legends have walked. Seeing the Magnolia's in bloom?
HOW TO ENTER - Comment below telling us about your dream round, and you will be entered to win a pair of MyJoys with the Limited Edition Augusta Print leather (men's and women's, cleated and spikeless options available).
The period to enter will be Monday March 11, 2013 - Monday March 18, 2013 at 12:00 pm. Three winners will be chosen at random March 18, 2013 following the sweepstakes period.Void where prohibited. Open to US residents 18 years or older. For additional rules and regulations click here
REMINDER : To comment you must have a community profile, if you do not have one click here to register for the FJ Community - http://www.footjoy.com/community/user/createuser.aspx
Folds of Honor is a nonprofit organization that provides post secondary educational scholarships for the children and spouses of military men and women disabled or killed while serving in the United States Armed Forces.
FJ is showing their support of Folds of Honor through MyJoys. Starting today, the Folds of Honor logo may be applied to any logo bearing MyJoys shoe. A leather Folds of Honor bag tag will ship to the account/consumer, separate from their Folds of Honor MyJoys shoe. This bag tag will feature the Folds of Honor logo on one side, and the FJ logo on the other.
Please visit www.MyJoys.com to design your very own pair!
For more on the Folds of Honor Foundation click here.