FJ Ambassadors Lee Westwood and Ian Poulter both strode to victory at the Thailand Golf Championship and The Australian Masters respectively.
Ian Poulter's win was at the beautiful Victoria Golf Club. Poulter captured the early lead, opening the tournament with a six-under par 65 in benign conditions. He followed that with another under par round of 68 to remain in control of the tourney.
On the third day, fellow FJ loyalist Geoff Ogilvy torched his boyhood course shooting an eight-under par 63 to overtake Poulter at the top of the leaderboard.
Playing together in the final pairing on Sunday, Poulter was two strokes back of the Australian with 18 holes to play. Poulter, a tenacious matchplay competitor, fancied his chances despite it being a home game for Ogilvy.
On the first hole, Poulter in custom FJ Icon MyJoys and a SciFlex glove drove the green and sank the 15 foot putt for eagle to tie Ogilvy for the lead. The always honest Ogilvy commented post round on Poulter's eagle at the first, "There were 17 hard holes to play. You obviously want to...increase your lead, but there is not much you can do when a guy hits a great shot and makes an eagle."
Poulter stated plainly that the eagle was, "crucial" to him overtaking the Australian. Playing in windy conditions the rest of the way, Poulter played brilliantly creating a two shot cushion through the first nine holes. Poulter would shoot even par over the remaining nine holes for a three stroke victory.
Lee Westwood cruised to a seven-shot victory on Sunday in the Thailand Golf Championship. Westwood wearing FJ Sport and SciFlex set the pace early, opening the tournament with a 12 under par 60 on the Amata Springs course. He then followed the stellar round with an impressive eight-under par 64 to open a 11 shot lead through two rounds of play.
"I've amazed myself really...It's been staggering, it all came together well. It's probably the best I've ever played." Westwood said of his blistering start to the tourney.
Despite his massive lead, Westwood felt the pressure of holding onto it, "I've never had an 11-shot lead before and it was difficult to come out and refocus and reset goals...it's yours to lose really with an 11-shot lead. There was pressure involved. Yesterday, I didn't know how to approach it or handle it." Westwood handled the pressure just closing with a three under par 69 to win by seven shots. The win moves Westwood to number two on the official world golf rankings.