To succeed at Augusta, bringing your ‘A’ game is probably the first requirement, but at this level of competition every detail is important in preparing for the season’s first Major - and that includes the right choice of shoes. Masters Champion Zach Johnson is one who knows the course well and will be challenging for a second green jacket in a pair of ‘Augusta Green’ MyJoys as a big fan of the comfort and stability of the new DryJoys shoe.
Talk to a professional golfer who has had the privilege of playing and competing at Augusta in The Masters and they’ll tell you just how much local knowledge plays its part. Just one of the things that make the Masters unique is that it stays at the same very special venue.
2000 Champion Vijay Singh will be wearing new DryJoys as he steps out on the perfectly manicured undulations of Augusta National leading the challenge of the international contingent. FootJoy players like European Order of Merit leader Henrik Stenson, Ian Poulter, Luke Donald, Lee Westwood and Angel Cabrera who has demonstrated just how well his game shapes up for Augusta over the past couple of years.
Of course all players have to drive down Magnolia Way to collect their competitor’s badge for The Masters for the first time. Amongst this year’s rookies are the young German Martin Kaymer, the Danes Soren and Anders Hansen, not to mention 2008 Tour winners Daniel Chopra and JB Holmes. They will have a lot to learn about the Masters, but they’ll be striding confidently from the first tee trusting in the comfort and performance of FootJoy. We wish them every success.