Team DryJoys in the UK and Eire continues apace with further successes across the country. Craig Cowper based in the PGA South Region won the Merrist Wood Masters, putting him at the top of the Order of Merit for the South Region. With 2 events to go Craig is hoping to qualify for Wentworth again this year and the BMW PGA Championship where he will put his skills aganst the best players on the European Tour.
Paul Walker from the North Region has also been performing well with a number of strong finishes, including a runner's up spot at the prestigious Kendal Pro-Am and Professional Championship Qualifier.
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Northern Ireland's Graeme McDowell wins The Barclays Scottish Open by two shots after a commanding final round score of 68 at Loch Lomond Golf Club. After opening rounds of 67, 70 and 66, 'GMac' kept his foot on the pedal to pull away from the field for a two shot victory.
McDowell has made no secret of his desire to get into the Ryder Cup team and this victory, his second of the year following his dramatic play-off victory against Team DryJoys member Jeev Milkha Singh in the Ballantines Championship in March, has given his mission a huge boost. “I refused to be measured up last week at The European Open for my clothing and for my suits - maybe I'll accept that invitation next time I get it," said Graeme, whose aggressive approach shot into the 18th green showed he has exactly what will bre required when Europe takes on the US in September.
South African James Kingston was second with a final score of 273, closing with a stunning 66 which he described as “probably as close to flawless golf as I have played. It felt like I hit almost every fairway". Another to make up ground on the final day was Englishman Robert Dinwiddie with a closing 68, 3 under par. Robert took some time out at the European Open last week to model some of the new FJ Outerwear for the 2009 catalogue, and was clearly as comfortable in front of the TV cameras as he was the photographer's lens, finishing in a tie for 6th on 8 under par.
But it was the man from Northern Ireland who took the title with a total of 271, and the cheque for €631,044 that came with it. Graeme wore nothing but Classics Dry® Premiere throughout the week, which offered the comfort and support to stride to the title, and who knows, they could take him to further success next week at Royal Birkdale.
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England's Ross Fisher strode to the most empahtic of 7 shot victories at the European Open, by holing a greenside bunker shot at the 72nd hole.
Fisher opted not to play a practice round on Wednesday, instead spending time on his short game and hitting balls on the range. This clearly paid off, as he opened the week with a course record 63 despite playing the course 'blind', which he followed with 3 further rounds in the 60's to finish the week at a staggering 20 under.
Not only did Ross put his faith in FootJoy Classics Golf Shoes, but also trusted the contemporary look of the FootJoy Red Label Outerwear as the inclement weather played a factor on Sunday. And with the rain coming down ever harder, the Wentworth-based golfer donned a FootJoy RainGrip glove to help get to grips with both his clubs, and the golf course.
In all, 10 of the golfers in the top 10 positions put their faith and their feet in a pair of FootJoy golf shoes, including teenage sensation Rory McIlroy whose recent return to form has got the golf world's attention once more. Another FootJoy wearer was 48 year old David Frost, whose fourth place finish gained him a spot in the Open Championship at Royal Birkdale next week. Like Fisher, Frost relied on FootJoy Outerwear to keep the elements at bay, favouring the DryJoys Performance Light range.
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