Coming off major heartbreak at last year's Open Championship, Adam Scott knows what major pressure feels like on Sunday of a major championship. With that experience in his rear view, Adam Scott put on a performance for the ages winning the 2013 Masters in a playoff over Angel Cabrera.
Adam Scott wearing FJ Sport and StaSof gloves, began the day one stroke behind the leaders, at six under par. Opening his final round with a bogey, Adam quickly gained the stroke back with a long left-to-right birdie putt at the third to climb into contention. Parring out on the front nine, Scott trailed leader Cabrera by three strokes.
With ground to make up, the Australian narrowly missed the hazard on the heavily protected par five 13th green. A chip and a short putt gave Adam a birdie, closing the gap on the leaders. He struck again hitting the par five 15th green in two shots and two putting for a birdie, which put him putting in a tie for first place.
After just missing birdie bids on 16 and 17, Scott had a downhill 23 foot birdie putt on the 72nd hole of regulation. After much deliberation with his caddy, he stood over the putt and brushed it in the low side of the hole, exploding in emotion as it rattled around the bottom of the cup to reach nine under par.
Not to be outdone, grizzly veteran and two-time Major Champion, Angel Cabrera ( FJ ICON and StaSof) knew a birdie was needed to have any hope of another green jacket. Splitting the fairway, the Argentinian then stuck his approach shot to a mere putters' length. Cabrera converted the birdie bid forcing the playoff with Scott.
On the first hole of the sudden death playoff, both players launched drives right up the centre of the narrow, punishing fairway. Hitting their approach shots, both players hit the green only to spin off one of the steep Augusta National false front's. Cabrera was outside of Scott and missed his birdie chip by inches. Splitting pars, they headed to the 10th where Bubba's famous hooked gap wedge set the scene the previous year.
Continuing the world class standard of play, both players found the fairway with Cabrera drilling a driving iron up by Scott’s 3 wood. The players then hit cracking iron shots into the green leaving makeable birdie putts. With Scott shading it, Cabrera putted first, facing a slippery right-to-left slider - he missed ever so slightly on the high side giving Adam a right to left putt for the win. Taking his time to find his read the Adelaide born golfer stood over his putt and drained it to become a Master's Champion and the first Australian to don the green jacket.
“I don’t know how that happened,” Scott said. “It seems a long way away from a couple of years ago here and even last July when I was trying to win another major. It fell my way today. It was incredible. It’s incredible to be in this position."
In what was an incredible finale Angel Cabrera showed his class and embraced the 32 year old champion and as he walked off the 10th green he stated:
“Adam is a great person, a great player,” said Cabrera, the two-time Major Champion who won the Masters in a playoff in 2009.
Well done Adam Scott, a tremendous effort and a deserving champion!
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D.A. Points came back from a nearly three hour rain delay to win the Shell Houston Open by one stroke over Henrik Stenson and Billy Horschel.
Beginning the day one back, Points made six birdies in the first 14 holes, racing to a one stroke lead before play ceased. With a two year PGA Tour exemption and a Masters invitation on the line, D.A. made clutch pars on the final four holes including up and downs on the final two to post the clubhouse lead at 16 under. No one could catch the total, which gave D.A. his second PGA tour victory.
Points trusted his XPS-1 golf shoes and FJ SciFlex glove en route to his win, "The XPS-1 gives me the comfort and stability I need to play my best golf." Continuing, "The SciFlex fits my hand and is breathable for the hot conditions we always play in."
Seven different FJ styles graced the top 25 of the Shell Houston Open. D.A. opted for maximum stability of the XPS-1, second place finisher Billy Horschel went for fashion forward performance in FJ ICON MyJoys. Other players in the top 25, Ben Crane in Contour, Oothuizen in DryJoys Tour, Bill Haas in FJ Sport, Westwood in FJ ICON, and Wheatcroft in the M:PROJECT. FJ truly has a shoe for every golfer and every swing.
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Agadir, Morocco is the destination for this weeks European Tour event and what a tournament we have in store...
• Save £25 on a pair of FJ spikeless shoes when you purchase a pair of FJ spiked golf shoes• Offer applies to FJ Sport™ spikeless, M:PROJECT™ spikeless, Contour Casual™ and Women’s LoPro Casual. • Market-leader continues to offer the best in high-performance on and off-course footwear
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Kiradech Aphibarnrat captured his first European Tour title at the weather affected Maybank Malaysian Open.
The 23 year old from Thailand, wearing FJ Sport™, started the day one ahead of a host of star names including three time major winner Padraig Harrington (XPS-1 & Pure Touch™).
However, Aphibarnrat held firm and even a bogey at the last could not prevent the big hitter carding a two under par 70 for a 13 under total.“This means a lot to me,” said the Thai player. “I have to thank my family: my Mum and my Dad for all their support.”The tournament had already been shortened to 54 holes, and there was a further storm delay on the final day.
Aphibarnrat started the day 11 under par with 16 holes to complete in the third and final round.
He birdied the long third after a chip to three feet, then followed that with a curling 15 foot eagle putt two holes later.
A three-putt at the seventh for bogey ensued after running his birdie putt 12 foot past the hole, and he then dropped another shot at the 12th after chipping eight feet past.
An approach to three feet at the 14th, however, put him one ahead again and shortly before play was suspended for almost two hours, not that the delay adversely affected Aphibarnrat.
His first shot back was a glorious approach to the 16th, and after knocking in the birdie putt from short range he rescued par from ten feet at the 17th before scrambling a bogey at the last.
This was Aphibarnrat’s first European Tour International Schedule victory in his 26th European Tour event and it moves him into the top 90 of the Official World Golf Ranking from 170th.
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