FootJoy ended 2009 just how it began...as the #1 Shoe and Glove at retail and on professional Tours around the world. Our Tour success featured memorable performances from some of the Tour's biggest stars. We recently caught up with a few FJ players to talk about the year that was and look ahead to 2010.
What was your favorite golf memory this year, either from the professional Tours or in your own game? Click on COMMENTS to share your thoughts.
Steve Stricker (SYNR-G, PureTouch Limited) made a run at Player of the Year honors on the heels of three strong wins throughout the year. After beginning the year with five top 10 finishes, Stricker captured his first win of the year in a playoff at Colonial when he stuck his approach to 3 feet on the second hole of sudden death. He was back for more at the John Deere Classic and set the course record with a 61 in round two before closing with a final round 64 to notch his second win in four starts. Strick then notched arguably the biggest victory of his career when he birdied the final two holes to win the Deutsche Bank Championship during the FedEx Cup Playoffs.
Lee Westwood (FJ ICON, PureTouch Limited) finishes the year as the highest placed European in the Official World Golf Rankings having won the inaugural Race to Dubai on the European Tour. He last won the Harry Vardon trophy in 2000, reaching Number Four in the World in the process, and equaled that feat in a momentous 2009 campaign. His superb season, capped by victories in the Portugal Masters and the Dubai World Championship, was one of the many highlights of an outstanding year.
Padraig Harrington (SYNR-G, PureTouch Limited) continued to work on some major swing changes and saw the fruits of his labor towards the end of the season. Beginning with the WGC-Bridgestone Invitaitonal, Harrington reeled off an incredible string of six consecutive top ten finishes, including all four FedEx Cup Playoff events which feature some of the strongest fields of the year.
Zach Johnson (SYNR-G, StaSof) got the year started off right by defeating fellow FJ
players Adam Scott and David Toms in the first full field event of the
year at the Sony Open in Hawaii then successfully defended his title at
the Valero Texas Open.
Great information and a nice look back at the successful year FJ had.
My personal favorite moment this year is Westwoods performance at the final tournament for the Race to Dubai and Adam Scott winning the AUS Masters.
Looking forward to what 2010 brings.
Congratulations to everyone on the FJ team.
Strick & Kelly aka "Team Wisconsin" vs. the World... "Mr.Handsome" Adam Scott FINALLY winning at home... Lee Westwood not collecting 2nd place money at the Race...
2K10 is going to be an exciting season... I can't wait!!!!
A fantastic assembly of golf professionals. FJ is represented by class from top to bottom, which is evident here. Would have been even more special with DL III, but still very insightful.
On to 2010!
Great season from Stricker. Hoping that 2010 is even better.
Another great year in review from some of FJ's Pro Reps. I missed DL III but that would have been the icing on the cake. Great coverage again by FJ Staff of the 2009 season. Thanks much.