FJ ambassador Luke Donald (FJ ICON MyJoys) returned to World Number One in style by retaining his BMW PGA Championship title at Wentworth Club.Donald's sixth victory in the last 15 months makes him only the third player - to win The European Tour's flagship event two years in a row.After being caught by his playing partner four holes into the final round, the 34 year old put his foot on the accelerator to go clear once more.
Once he had gone three clear with a 25 foot putt at the short 10th, Donald, the most reliable player in the game right now, never looked like losing.
Playing with supreme confidence, he ended up taking the first prize of €750,000 by four strokes from his playing partner and former Open Champion Paul Lawrie (FJ ICON) with an accomplished closing 68 and 15 under par total of 273.
Only a top-eight finish had been required for him to move to the top of the Official World Golf Ranking for the fourth time once McIlroy (FJ Sport) had missed the cut on Friday.
After requiring a play-off to dethrone Lee Westwood (FJ Sport & SciFlex) 12 months ago this time Donald never looked like being caught down the closing straight on another gloriously sunny afternoon.
"I take a great amount of satisfaction. It means I am doing the right things - the hard work is paying off and I have a great team around me."
Asked what was next on his wish list he said: "Obviously win Majors. I feel I am getting closer. Every time I win it adds to my confidence
Donald and McIlroy meet at the Memorial tournament in Ohio starting on Thursday, but it is the US Open Championship in San Francisco on June 14 Donald has set his sights on. Play like this and a first Major could well be his..
Zach Johnson held off fellow FJ staffer, Jason Dufner to win the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial Country Club in Forth Worth, TX. Dufner, coming off two wins in the past month, had the upper hand beginning the round with a one stroke lead over Johnson.
Johnson in DryJoys Tour MyJoys and StaSof, struck first birdieing the second hole to Dufner's bogey. Dufner (FJ Apparel and FJ ICON) fought back with birdies at five and six to retake the lead. Johnson remained steady and both players headed to the back nine tied.
On the par five 11th Johnson birdied to Dufner's bogey creating a two shot lead for the Iowa native. Johnson extended the lead on the 15th hole to three shots. Johnson would not relinquish his lead eventually winning by one stroke over Dufner.
“In some respects, I kind of feel like I took down a lion,” Johnson said of Dufner post round, adding, "He’s been at the top of his game.”
This is Johnson's eighth PGA Tour victory and first since winning the Crown Plaza Invitational in 2010. The win also moves Johnson to third in the FedEx Cup race while Dufner remains at the top.