Henrik Stenson rode his hot streak straight through East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta, GA, capturing both the Fedex Cup and Tour Championship titles. A few weeks prior, Stenson won the second event of the Fedex Cup playoffs outside of Boston placing him in control of his own destiny to capture the 10 million dollar Fedex Cup bonus.
Henrik opened the tournament with a near flawless 64 to take the top spot on the leaderboard, continuing on Friday with a four under par 66. The following day, Stenson looked poised to run away with the event by shooting a front nine 31 for the second consecutive day before a few back nine bogeys brought him back down from his lofty score. Despite the late bogeys, Stenson still took a multiple shot lead into the final 18 on Sunday.
Needing only to maintain his lead, Stenson rattled off 7 straight pars to begin his round on Sunday. He added a birdie at the eighth and par at the ninth to accomplish his goals of being mistake-free and staying at the top of the leaderboard. Stenson added two birdies and one bogey on the back nine to finish his day at two under par and 13 under par for the week, good enough for a three stroke victory over fellow FJ Staffers, Steve Stricker and Jordan Spieth.
"It's been an incredible run," said Stenson of his play, "To win both these trophies today feels unbelievable."
Stenson's comeback has now come full circle, the big swinging Swede had previously dropped all the way to 230th in the Official World Golf Rankings and now sits comfortably inside the top ten on the standings. He acknowledged his struggles by stating that, "one should never give up and just keep trying harder."
Stenson is the first European player to win the Fedex Cup
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Joost Luiten delighted the home crowd with victory in the KLM Open at Kennemer Golf Club.
The Dutchman wearing FJ Sport BOA claimed the title on the first hole of a sudden-death play-off and became the first home winner for a decade.
Luiten only needed a par on the play-off hole and he duly obliged. His drive split the fairway and it left him an approach of 164 metres, which set up a long iron into the middle of the green and he then two putted for par.
"I don't know what it means for Dutch golf but I think it's pretty big. Maarten Lafeber won it in 2003 and that was huge, and to have another Dutch winner now I think it will help the game here and hopefully we can create more Dutch winners for this tournament." Luiten added after his win.
It’s the first time a Dutchman has recorded multiple victories in the same European Tour season and the 27 year old now moves into inside the top 60 of the Official World Golf Ranking from 81st.
This victory continues his wonderful summer form, including his first victory of the year in the Lyoness Open and in his last eight events; he has won twice, tied second in the Irish Open, tied fourth in the Wales Open and tied tenth in the BMW International Open.
KLM Open Shoe Count
FJ - 69%
Nearest Competitor - 15%
Henrik Stenson won the Deutsche Bank Championship with a final round 66 to tie the tournament record at 22 under par, two clear of his closest pursuant Steve Stricker.
Beginning the day three strokes behind the lead, Stenson faltered early bogeying the second hole. He fought back and raced up the leaderboard with birdies at the fourth, fifth, sixth, and eighth holes. Making the turn in 33 strokes gave the big swinging Swede the lead.
Henrik added a birdie at the 11th hole to extend his lead to three strokes. Stenson, who has had three runner up finishes on the PGA Tour this year, now controlled his own destiny at TPC Boston. He continued to play mistake-free over the back nine before a birdie on the 17th sealed the deal.
This is Henrik's third PGA Tour victory and first since his 2009 Players Championship win. The win also moves Stenson into the top spot in the FedEx Cup Playoffs.
Stenson chose FJ ICON and Pure Touch Limited en route to victory.
FJ Shoe Count:
FJ - 57%
Nearest Competitor - 19%
FJ Glove Count:
FJ - 36%
Nearest Competitor - 14%
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The FJ Marketing team was lucky enough to visit our tour players this week at TPC Boston. Our agenda, to go over the players current shoe model and show them some new initiatives from FJ! Player feedback was exactly what we expected...excitement!
We also took a little time to snap some photos for your enjoyment!
Adam Scott wins the Barclays at Liberty National with a blemish free 66 to win by one over Graham Delaet and three others.
Starting the final day a distant 6 strokes behind the leaders, Adam had to put up a low number for any shot at the title. On the front, Adam made three consecutive birdies to reach nine under par. He closed out the front with a few pars and posted a 33. Liberty National continued to firm up and Adam continued his normal ball striking clinic. Scott added a couple more pars before birdies at 14 and 16 to reach 11-under par. Two more pars gave Scott the lead in the clubhouse.
With many players still on the course the ending was very much in doubt. Scott said in his post round interview, "I am really happy with my game," continuing in his usually casual manner, "It was a positive to get back into the mix at the other majors, and I am pushing hard to get another win -- if not this week, then I will try harder next week."
Scott retired to the driving range to stay loose and catch the action on a large Jumbotron-like screen across the way. He watched on as all players wilted, none of them mustering up the birdies to catch up on the treacherous Liberty National track. As the final competitor missed his birdie bid at the last, Adam embraced his caddy as the 2013 Barclays Champion.
Adam Scott opted for the lightweight comfort and stability of the FJ Sport golf shoe, "The power is coming from the ground and my connection to the ground is through my shoe, so it's important that I am in control throughout my golf swing, and I believe the FJ Sport is the shoe that can do that for me."
Scott also uses the FJ StaSof golf glove,"It's so important you have a good feel through your glove, it is your only connection to the club."
This is Adam's second win of the of the 2013 season; it also moves him to 2nd in the race for the FedEx Cup.
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