Blog
The FJ Blog features news from the tour, product launches and insights, tips, corporate announcements and more.
 

Byrd Secures First Win for DryJoys Tour With Playoff Ace

Login to post a comment
  • Comments 6

In a stunning finish in Las Vegas, Jonathan Byrd (DryJoys Tour style #53754) won a three-man playoff with a hole-in-one on the fourth extra hole.

After finishing the third playoff hole at #18, Byrd, Cameron Percy and the third competitor debated whether to keep playing the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospital for Children Open because of darkness. They all decided to go one more hole Sunday -- the 204-yard 17th at TPC Summerlin.

And it essentially was over with one swing.

Byrd was first to tee off with a six iron. His shot landed about 10 feet short of the flag and disappeared into the cup. It was so dark Byrd wasn't even sure it went in. All he had to do was wait for the other competitors to hit their shots before celebrating his first win of the year and fourth of his career.

Almost as stunning was that Byrd remained in the playoff. On the third playoff hole, the par-4 18th, Byrd's approach tumbled over the green and was one hop away from going into the water. Instead, it settled in a clump of grass, he chipped up to 7 feet and made the par putt just to stay alive.

"I'm in shock," Byrd said, certainly speaking for everyone watching another Fall Series thriller.

This one was even more incredible, and it came at just the right time. Byrd was No. 117 on the money list going into Las Vegas, and his fourth career victory gives him a two-year exemption.

Appropriately enough, Byrd's thrilling victory was also the first win for DryJoys Tour™ - a new category of performance golf shoes born from a 21-year heritage as the #1 all-weather performance shoe in golf.  Following several years of development driven by player insight, DryJoys Tour deliver the comfort, flexibility and waterproof performance that players at all levels have come to expect from the DryJoys® brand while integrating dramatically enhanced Tour-caliber stability features.

The new DryJoys Tour golf shoes have been engineered to exceed the demands of the world's top professionals. Featuring the next generation Tri-Density TPU Stability PODS™ outsole, DryJoys Tour shoes provide the stability and performance required to compete on the tour's most demanding courses. Blended seamlessly with traditional upper styling crafted from the finest premium leathers, this new category surpasses the expectations of even the most discernible tour players.


  • What an exciting way to finish a playoff!

  • Amazing shot and the decision to continue play is one he will never forget. Congratulations to Byrd on a beautiful way to win a playoff. This may be a new  record for the PGA. S hole-in-one to win a tournament.

  • What a finish.   Between Rocco and JB,  Sunday golf has been very exciting to say the least!!  FJ wins.

  • I was shocked to see this finish. The players were mulling around on the prior hole trying to decide if they should go. Byrd says, "i'll leave it up to you guys." They tee it up and BANG! It's in the hole.... What a finish.

  • Whether Byrd was "shocked" or not, have you ever seen less of an emotional reaction when a player made a hole in one--let alone an ace in a Tour event that wins a play-off to take the tournament?

    The most casual, cool reaction to an ace I've ever seen on tv.

  • I can only say WOW