Martin Kaymer became the first German to win the BMW International Open in its 20 year history in a play-off at Golfclub Munchen Eichenried, his second victory this year and second of his career.
After three days of superb golf in front of his home fans, Kaymer struggled to the turn in 38 but the 23 year old, now sixth in the Ryder Cup race, steadied himself on the back nine after taking 8 on the 11th hole. He birdied the 13th and then, needing one more birdie on the par five last to force the playoff, was on the green in two and nearly made a 40 foot putt for eagle and the title.
Back they went to the 18th hole and while his competitor was in two bunkers, Kaymer hit a massive drive and an even better six iron approach to seven feet. Kaymer easily two-putted for the win.
Kaymer, the 2007 European Tour Rookie of the Year, dedicated the victory to his seriously ill mother, and his voice cracking with emotion said: “This was for you.”
Kaymer wore a pair of all white Classics Dry Premiere during the final round. He moves up four spots in the Ryder Cup standings with only ten weeks left and now has a great chance of making his debut in September.
FootJoy - 74%
Nearest Competitor - 15%
FootJoy Year to Date Total - 62%
Team DryJoys got off to a fast start in the UK and Eire at the first PGA East Region Order of Merit event which was held at Bishop Stortford last week. After a tense playoff, the top four on the leaderboard were all FJ wearers, and three of them members of Team DryJoys in the East Region, including Rob Leonard, who also recently won the Hertfordshire Professional Championship.
More golfers at all levels of the game are turning to the stability and support of DryJoys featuring PODS outsole technology. Find out more about this fantastic new design and the styles available by visiting our DryJoys microsite.
Vijay Singh, Angel Cabrera, Zach Johnson, some of the greatest players in the world, and all members of Team DryJoys. Week in week out, they put their faith, and their feet, in a pair of FootJoy DryJoys featuring PODS technology, and more often than not stride to the top end of the leaderboard.
The relaunch of DryJoys this year with the PODS outsole has been a huge success on the world's Tours and in golf clubs across the world. The term "Flextability" sums up the shoe's outstanding performance - Stability, achieved through maximum Flexibility, coupled with the ultimate in comfort and support. Find out more about DryJoys at our dedicated microsite.
FootJoy has now put together a national Team DryJoys in the UK and Eire to support these players, and is pleased to announce a team totalling 80 top PGA professionals, who are competing on a regional and national level, and will be sporting DryJoys golf shoes and FootJoy Red Label shirts and outerwear.
With 12 of the finest players in each PGA region on board, we are very much looking forward to this season, and will continue to keep you informed of their various successes.
60 years have passed since Southern California’s last US Open. Only one golf shoe has stood the test of time.
On June 12th, the world’s finest golfers will contest the first round of the 108th US Open at Torrey Pines Golf Club just outside of San Diego. A long overdue return to Southern California exactly 60 years on from 1948 when Ben Hogan strode to his first victory at Riviera Golf Club, Los Angeles.
The FootJoy shoes of the late 1940’s represented the finest traditional golf footwear and set a benchmark for comfort and performance that is synonymous with FootJoy to this day. Today’s top players heading for Torrey Pines can choose from a variety of FootJoy golf shoe technologies, the comfort, stability and light weight of new DryJoys PODS, the unique all-embracing fit of FootJoy ReelFit or the sheer excellence of Classics, the FootJoy shoes whose genealogy can be traced right back to the post-war era and beyond.
And in true Major fashion, FootJoy have created some US Open specials for a number of the players. Some untouchable white, blue and red patent Classics, plus a whole host of MyJoys, both in the Tech and Traditional patterns. Expect to see these on the feet of Zach Johnson, Charley Hoffman, JB Holmes, David Toms and Boo Weekley to name but a few. We’ve even knocked together some one-off SciFlex gloves bearing the stars and stripes! See more exclusive products via our Tour blog.
The return to this region of the west coast was paved back in 1999 when plans were first laid to restore the South Course at Torrey Pines – a public golf course supporting some 60,000 rounds of golf every year – to a level of conditioning that could support a US Open.
With the help of renowned Architect Rees Jones, every aspect of the South Course at Torrey Pines has been overhauled, not least the greens, re-seeded with Poa Annua grass to enable the surfaces to be as fast as the USGA specify for the event. A project that will bequeath a vastly improved golf course to the paying golf public who will continue to enjoy this spectacular facility.
US Open Champion and FootJoy loyalist Angel Cabrera will be at Torrey Pines to defend his title. The wonderful location and meticulous preparation of the course promises a great championship.