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The affable Wisconsin native, Steve Stricker won the season opening Tournament of Champions at Kapalua with a final round of a four under par 69 to finish the tournament at 23 under par, four strokes clear of fellow FJ Staffers Webb Simpson and Jonathan Byrd.
Stricker was in style all week wearing the new FJ Performance Apparel and split saddle DryJoys Tour's. He was, also, in total control of his golf game, attacking the golf course in Saturday's second round. Stricker made eight birdies and an eagle to finish off the round with a ten under par 63. The blistering pace gave him a five shot lead over Webb Simpson and the field heading into the third round.
During the third round, Stricker struggled to make birdies early but did not give up any ground as he birdied the final four holes to retain the five stroke lead he had at the beginning of the day. Now heading into the final round with a comfortable lead, Stricker kept his head down and continued his steady play to close out the field for the victory. Stricker lead the field in overall putting, scrambling, bogey avoidance (making only 4 bogeys all week on the rugged Kapalua golf course), and one putt percentage.
This is Stricker's 8th PGA Tour win in the past 3 years, which is the most amongst any player on the PGA Tour.
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Way to start the year FJ & Stricker!!
Congrats to Stricker on a great win! Also a great win for FJ, and nice to see some of the new apparel for 2012.
way to go stricker! Punched his ticket to return to Hawaii. Awesome win. Congrats to Steve stricker and FJ, great way to start 2012
Congrats to Steve, well played. The girls will enjoy another trip to Hawaii next year.
Go Team FootJoy!
Alright! 1 event, 1 FJ win! A return trip next year to Maui.
team footjoy won
Congrats Mr Stricker
Never a doubt. Strick made it look easy.
Way to go! Looking good while getting the job done.
Congrats to Steve Stricker and Footjoy!
Very Nice win. And he is sporting the new lines for FJ. Double bonus.
Great victory. Nice way to start the season. Congrats Steve & FJ.
A great win and start of 2012 for Steve and FootJoy.
Really enjoyed watching Stricker win on Monday. His consistent play was great to watch and to learn from. And the FJ gear was really good looking! When are the additional DJ Tours colors he wore going to be available?