The endless hours Charley Hoffman spent working in his sand game paid off in a huge way Monday, leading to an impressive five shot victory at the Deutsche Bank Championship. After finishing last season ranked near the bottom in sand-save percentage, Hoffman began working with short-game specialist James Sieckmann and noticed immediate improvements. Every one else noticed the improvements late Monday afternoon. Tied for the lead and standing awkwardly in the greenside bunker at TPC Boston's 13th hole, the ball below his feet, Hoffman popped the ball out perfectly, landed it halfway to the pin that was 48 feet away, then watched it make a beeline right to the cup. Birdie. He hadn't just saved par, he gained a stroke and a lead that he wouldn't give away. "I can tell you right now -- if I wouldn't have met that guy (Sieckmann), I wouldn't have won this golf tournament," Hoffman said. "I could barely get it out of the bunkers before, pretty shocking.That was just one highlight of many for Hoffman who dropped 11 birdies en route to a memorable 9-under 62 that tied the tournament's 72-hole record of 22-under par. After starting the day four shots off the lead, Hoffman came roaring out of the gates with four birdies over the first five holes to jump into contention. Equally as noticeable as Hoffman's improved sand play were his color co-ordinated custom green StaSof glove and FJ ICON Asymmetrical golf shoes featuring a limited edition green caiman gator print. For your chance to win products similar to what Charley Hoffman used on Monday, click here to enter the FJ WINS, YOU WIN sweepstakes.
One comment I read today said that according to his caddy, it was the bunker practice that actually caused the wrist injury.
Congratulations Charley. Your play down the stretch was insane! And the green caimen Asymetricals were pretty sweet too...
Way to go Charlie - keep winning - and giving the community a chance at Shoes & Gloves.
wow, what a round of golf by Charley! He's good player and gotta like the style with the shoes and green pants
I THINK IT WAS THE GREEN GLOVE AND ASYS THAT DID IT.
ONE MORE FOR FOOTJOY !!!!!
Great win Charlie.. Short game looked great, keep up the good work..
Great win and fantastic play. Keep it up and make all of the FJ and Titleist supporters happy
Congrats Charley and FJ. Must be nice winning a tournament and setting a record while doing it.
footjoy and hoffman both win
Hoff for the win!
That bunker shot was breathtaking. I can't think of any other clutch bunker shots!
Great Job! Keep up the good work.