D.A. Points came back from a nearly three hour rain delay to win the Shell Houston Open by one stroke over Henrik Stenson and Billy Horschel.
Beginning the day one back, Points made six birdies in the first 14 holes, racing to a one stroke lead before play ceased. With a two year PGA Tour exemption and a Masters invitation on the line, D.A. made clutch pars on the final four holes including up and downs on the final two to post the clubhouse lead at 16 under. No one could catch the total, which gave D.A. his second PGA tour victory.
Points trusted his XPS-1 golf shoes and FJ Sciflex glove en route to his win, "The XPS-1 gives me the comfort and stability I need to play my best golf." Continuing, "The SciFlex fits my hand and is breathable for the hot conditions we always play in."
Seven different FJ styles graced the top 25 of the Shell Houston Open. D.A. opted for max stability of the XPS-1, second place finisher Billy Horschel went for fashion forward performance in FJ Icon MyJoys. Other players in the top 25, Ben Crane in Contour, Oothuizen in DryJoys Tour, Bill Haas in FJ Sport, Westwood in FJ Icon, and Wheatcroft in the M:Project. FJ truly has a shoe for every golfer and every swing.
Shell Houston Open Shoe Count
FJ - 64%
Nearest competitor - 18%
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Tournament organizers at the Shell Houston Open are honoring President H.W. Bush with a "crazy sock" day this Saturday at the Shell Houston Open. Why "crazy socks? As a huge fan of golf and its fashion, President Bush has developed quite the reputation for wearing brightly colored and patterned socks on and off the golf course.
"Be forewarned, my fellow golf fans, that donning unconventional socks is not for the faint of heart,” said President Bush
Players and spectators are encouraged to wear crazy socks to honor the day and the President for his humanitarian efforts in the Houston area.
We have been seeding our tour players with the latest colorfully patterned ProDry socks this week so they will have no choice but to participate!
On the Web.com Tour, Edward Loar became the first player on a professional tour to win in M:Project from FJ. The lefties 17-under par total was good enough for a two stroke victory over fellow FJ staffer, Morgan Hoffman.
Loar stated post round, "They’re all hard to win especially having to battle the elements today."
Hoffman also spoke volumes of his fellow Oklahoma State alum's play, "He knows his game right now. He’s a great player and a great guy. He knows how to handle it and I congratulate him.”
The win moves Loar to number one on the Web.com Tour money list.,"It’s a great start to the year. I think everyone’s goal is to be No. 1 out here,” said Loar of his new position on tour. This is Loar's second career win on the Web.com Tour.
Chitiamacha Louisiana Open
Shoe Count:FJ - 71%Nearest Comp - 13%Glove Count:FJ - 40%Nearest Comp - 9%
Kevin Streelman (in FJ ICON and SciFlex) tamed the daunting Innisbrook Copperheard course to claim his first PGA Tour title in his 153rd PGA Tour start. Entering the weekend at even par, Streelman played his next 36 holes at 10 under, not dropping a single shot over the stretch. The ten under total was good enough to take home a two stroke victory.
"I just stayed really patient and had a peace about me today...It’s such a tough golf course where you’ve got to pick your battles.” said Streelman of his controlled round.
The win earns Streelman an invitation to this years' Masters Tournament.
Tampa Bay Championship Shoe Count:
FJ - 63%
Nearest Competitor - 21%
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On the European Tour, Thomas Aiken won the Avantha Masters with a final round 67 to win by three strokes. Aiken, in FJ ICON MyJoys, shot all four rounds in the 60's, including a blistering ten under par 62 on Saturday to race to the top of the leaderboard. Aiken carded twenty-one birdies and two eagles versus only two bogeys over the 72 holes of tournament play.
“I’ve been playing very nicely the last four months, not making a lot of mistakes, but just not sinking enough putts,” said Aiken, continuing, “This week a few went in, I hit some better iron shots which gave me a better chance to sink some putts, and I played some phenomenal golf.”
This is Aiken's second European Tour Victory; the win also moves Aiken into the top 100 on the official world golf rankings.
Stacy Lewis has captured the world number one position with a win at the RR Donnelly LPGA Founders Cup. Entering the final round four behind, Lewis in FJ Sport BOA and StaSof, biridied nine of the final 18 holes to run away with a three shot victory.
Lewis's 23 under par total set a tournament record.
This is Stacy's seventh LPGA Tour victory and second of 2013.
The first major of the year is also the kick-off to the season for many players across the country. What better way to begin your season than with a fresh pair of limited edition FJ's?To celebrate this year's tournament, we would like to offer you a chance to win custom MyJoys featuring our unique Limited Edition Augusta leather before it is available to the general public!As Players, we have all played the famed course in our minds, so we want to hear your ultimate golf experience at Augusta. Would it be: heading up Magnolia Drive? Putting a peg in the tee box at No. 1 and the anticipation of one of the most precious tee times in the world? Making a birdie around Amen Corner? Walking over the Hogan bridge, where all of the legends have walked. Seeing the Magnolia's in bloom?
HOW TO ENTER - Comment below telling us about your dream round, and you will be entered to win a pair of MyJoys with the Limited Edition Augusta Print leather (men's and women's, cleated and spikeless options available).
The period to enter will be Monday March 11, 2013 - Monday March 18, 2013 at 12:00 pm. Three winners will be chosen at random March 18, 2013 following the sweepstakes period.Void where prohibited. Open to US residents 18 years or older. For additional rules and regulations click here
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