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.
FJ - #1 Shoe and Glove in Golf
FootJoy - 57%
Nearest Competitor - 24%
FootJoy Year to Date - 61.2%
Two weeks away from her 20th birthday, Inbee Park (MyJoys shoes/StaSof glove) closed with a 2-under 71 to become the youngest winner in the history of the U.S. Women’s Open. Park finished at 9-under 283, four shots clear of the field, marking the largest margin of victory at the Women’s Open since 2001. Park was the only player to break par all four days at Interlachen, and became the third player in the last six years to make the U.S. Women’s Open her first LPGA Tour victory.
As the pressure mounted during the final round, many players saw their chances slip away with untimely bogeys on the difficult Interlachen layout. Not Park. She pulled away with crucial putts on three straight holes — two birdies and one par — early on the back nine and added a final birdie for a 2-under 71. She was bogey-free over her final 10 holes and was the only player in the final nine groups to break par.
Inbee wore MyJoys shoes to enjoy the walk to her first victory. Her white/ white DryJoys contained the monogram “INBEE” on both heels. She also held on tight to her U.S. Open trophy with a pearl white StaSof glove.
FootJoy was clear shoe and glove choice of more players at the 2008 U.S. Women’s Open.
Shoe CountFootJoy : 56%, Nearest Competitor : 17%
Glove CountFootJoy : 43%, Nearest Competitor : 25% (Titleist)
Pablo Larrazabal has been crowned the newest star on the European Tour after winning the Open de France ALSTOM at Le Golf National. The 25 year old Spaniard held off the challenge of fellow FootJoy players, Soren Hansen (All Black Classics), Lee Westwood (All White Classics) and Marcus Brier (All Black ReelFits) to claim his first European Tour win. Larrazabal, who five years ago was caddying for his brother at the same tournament, stormed to a four shot win after carding a fantastic final round of four under par 67, seeing him finish on 15 under par 269. The win earns the FootJoy wearer €666,660 and an additional bonus of a guaranteed start at the Open Championship, his first major championship start.
Larrazabal strode to victory in a pair of all white Classics Dry Premiere, and the shoes waterproof properties were put to the ultimate test when the Spaniard was thrown in the lake in front of the 18th green by his compatriots.
FootJoy was the # 1 shoe at the Open de France ALSTOM with 61% of the field opting for the comfort and style of FootJoy
FootJoy - 56%,
Nearest Competitor - 17%