Fabrizio Zanotti survived a four man FJ playoff to capture the BMW International Open at Golf Club Gut Lärchenhof.As regulation play ended four players sat at 19-under par for the first 72 holes. Zanotti, who fired a final round 7-under par 65, faced off against Gregory Havret (DryJoys Casual), Rafael Cabrera Bello, world number two Henrik Stenson.
Each player split with par on the first sudden death hole. On the following hole Stenson (FJ ICON and Pure Touch Limited), Cabera Bello (D.N.A.), and Zanotti split with birdies. They followed suit the third time around by each birdieing again. On the fourth playoff hole Cabrera Bello's tee shot found the water and Zanotti and Stenson split with pars. Now playing the fifth playoff hole Stenson's tee shot found the water, he then pitched into a bunker and promptly conceded the victory to the 31 year old Paraguayan.
This week the FJ Apparel team was on location in Wisconsin with Steve Stricker shooting new layering images for an upcoming campaign.
Here are some behind the scenes shots of the action.
Kevin Streelman began the day four strokes back of the 54-hole lead and his front nine one over par total left him even further behind than when he started.
On the back nine Streelman put on a clinic, making seven straight birdies on the closing seven holes to streak to the top of the leaderboard and take a one stroke clubhouse lead. With a few groups behind him, Streelman would have to wait for his playing competitors to finish their rounds to see if his 15-under par total would hold up. No one could match, giving Streelman the victory.
Streelman relied on FJ Sport and SciFlex en route to the victory.
Streelman's seven straight birdies is now the PGA Tour record for consecutive closing birdies by a winner.
- Travelers Championship Shoe Count -FJ - 55%Nearest Competitor - 19%- Glove Count -FJ - 35%Nearest Competitor - 11%
Tour players often celebrate on the course, be it for a great par save, holing out for eagle, or winning a tournament.
There are certain keys to celebrating properly out on the course and a few of our FJ players have given us insight into celebrating like a pro.
As with all things in golf, you only get better with practice.
Mikael Lundberg won the Lyoness Open thanks to a holed 40-foot birdie putt on the first playoff hole to clip fellow FJ Staffer Bernd Wiesberger in the sudden death format.Lundberg grabbed the early tournament lead with rounds of 67 and 68, then struggled with a 76 on the third day to fall six back. His final round began with birdies on four of the first five holes, shooting up the leaderboard in the process. Lundberg then made four more birdies in a five hole stretch on the back nine to set the lead in the clubhouse at 12 under par."Today just started off really well on the first couple of holes. I made some really nice putts that changed the whole attitude," said Lundberg.Hometown favorite, Bernd Wiesberger matched the 12 under par total and the players headed to the playoff. Wiesberger grasped the early advantage on the par-3 18th by striking his approach to 18 feet. Lundberg's settled a lengthy 40 feet from the cup, which he then holed for a birdie two. Wiesberger could not match the birdie giving Lundberg his first victory since 2008.
Lundeberg relied on the all new D.N.A. golf shoe and the SciFlex glove en route to victory.
Lyoness Open Shoe Count:
FJ - 71%
Nearest Comp - 17%
FJ - 50%
Nearest Comp - 13%