FJ ambassador, Luke Donald (FJ ICON MyJoys), defeated fellow FJ shoe wearer Lee Westwood (DryJoys Tour & SciFlex glove), to claim the European Tour's Flagship event, The BMW PGA Championship. Donald's win dethrones Westwood as the World's #1 golfer, a situation he has been threatening over the last few months. The climax to the event couldn't have been scripted better, with both men being tied on -6 after 72nd hole. The two Englishmen headed back to the 18th tee to tussle for the title as well as the coverted World Number One spot. Both players decided to lay up with their second shot, leaving them with a 100 yeard shot out for the title. It was Donald who was to play first, hitting a crisp iron shot to the back of the green, spinning back to finish 8 foot from the flag. Westwood, knowing Donald was in prime position, hit his approach to the back of the gren only to see it spin back into the water leaving Doanld with a straight forward putt for victory. The 33 year old showed his class on the greens which he had demonstrated all week, by rolling in his birdie putt, claiming the first place cheque of £655,000 and more importantly the World #1 Spot.
Although Westwood was so close to achieving a third successive stroke play victory, nobody can say that his Celtic Manor Resort teammate does not deserve top spot. This was Donald's ninth successive top-ten finish, a run that began with his victory at the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play in Arizona in February. Donald started the tournament in awesome fashion, shooting an opening round 64, the lowest round of the tournament. The fine opening round was experienced in a pair of white and red patent shield tip FJ ICON MyJoys, designed for him as part of the popular MyJoys May competition.
Speaking after his win Donald commented “It doesn't get much better. I'm not sure if there will ever be a case where Number One and Number Two in the world are playing off for the tournament, but also a chance for the Number One ranking in the world. A unique history I think has been made, and glad to be a part of it.”
It was once again another tournament where FJ topped not only the tournament leaderboard but also the shoe count leaderboard, with 60% of the field opting to lace up in the #1 Shoe in Golf.