Kenny Perry (SciFlex glove) shot a 6-under 66 on Sunday to finish at 19-under 269, one shot better than Woody Austin (SciFlex glove/DryJoys Tech style #53516) and Bubba Watson (SciFlex glove/Classics Dry Premiere style #50672). Perry became only the fifth player to record multiple victories at Warwick Hills. Perry, who won in 2001 at Warwick Hills, has 11 victories on the PGA TOUR, including the Memorial Tournament presented by Morgan Stanley earlier this month. The victory is especially sweet for Perry as he all but assured himself a Ryder Cup berth, something he has been focused on all year. If he makes the team, the Kentucky-native would represent the U.S. in front of his home fans when the matches commence at Valencia Country Club, just 40 miles from where he was born.
Inclusive of Perry, all six players who finished in the top five and ties wore FootJoy gloves and five of the six wore FootJoy shoes as well.
1. Kenny Perry (-19) - SciFlex glove
T2. Woody Austin (-18) - SciFlex glove/FootJoy shoes
T2. Bubba Watson (-18) - SciFlex glove/FootJoy shoes
T4. Matt Jones (-17) - StaSof glove/Footjoy shoes
T4. Bob Tway (-17) - FootJoy glove/FootJoy shoes
T4. Ken Duke (-17) - FootJoy glove/FootJoy shoes
Dudley Hart talks about his solid 4-under 68 that has him just two shots off the lead after round two.
Click on the picture above to hear Dudley's post-round interview.
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FootJoy has named Billy Burke 2007 Sales Representative of the Year at its national sales meeting in Pinehurst, NC.
"FootJoy Sales Representative of the Year represents far more than just outstanding performance," said Jim Morrison, Vice President of Sales for FootJoy. "It also recognizes the exceptional caliber of work, the personal commitment to customers and the continual pursuit of excellence. Billy's continued dedication and leadership have made him an integral part of the success to the FootJoy Brand"
Born and raised in Sydney, OH, Billy graduated from Ohio State University where he played collegiate golf with current PGA Tour player Chris Smith. Billy caddied for "Smitty" for 2 years before joining the Acushnet Comapny in 1997. After a successful run in FootJoy Customer Service, Burke entered the field in 1998 as FJ Associate Sales Representative in Michigan/ Northern Ohio under the tutelage of Jim Buelow. Billy results working with Jim produced the opportunity to move to his own territory based in Pittsburgh, PA in 2000. The Pittsburgh territory is critical to FootJoy’s overall success as it represents some of the country’s finest green grass accounts and is the Headquarters for ***’s Sporting Goods.
Billy's performance reflects a widespread company commitment to providing FootJoy's customers with best in class service and sales support that our entire Sales Team pursues in an effort constantly enhance our valued customer relationships.
Scott Hebert of Traverse City, Mich., mounted a back nine charge to rally from a three-shot deficit and win the 41st PGA Professional National Championship.
The 39-year-old Hebert, a PGA head professional at Grand Traverse Resort & Spa in Acme, Mich., birdied five of his first seven holes of the back nine for a closing 4-under-par 68 and a one-stroke victory in the showcase event for PGA Professionals.
Hebert wore DryJoys Tech style #53502 during his dramatic final round triumph. He was one of more than 180 players (58%) who helped make FootJoy the #1 shoe at the elite event.
Check out this story in the Oakland (MI) Press to hear Scott reflect on this special win and even more special news in his personal life.
Hebert, who had endured a personal drama a week earlier with the premature birth of his daughter, was noticeably calm and composed as he crafted a memorable final round for a winning total of 12-under-par 276 on the 7,043-yard Great Waters layout.
Hebert picked up the Walter Hagen Cup for his work and a check of $75,000 from a total purse of $550,000. He will be leading a delegation of 20 PGA Professionals to his home state of Michigan for the 90th PGA Championship, Aug. 7-10, at Oakland Hills Country Club in Bloomfield Township, Mich.
"This means everything to me, and it's the greatest thing that I've ever won," said Hebert. "To play there [his home state] will be extra special. That atmosphere is going to be incredible and fun to be around."
Hebert said that he could not wait to contact his wife, Laurie, who had been released from the hospital just a day after he arrived for a practice round at the National Championship.
"My daughter (Susie) wasn't due until July 12, "said Hebert, a six-time Michigan Open champion. "But, she was doing well when I had left to come here, and her health was never in danger. She just needed time to spend time in the hospital to develop a little more. To be honest, I was surprised how well I hit it, but I was happy to be here."