It was a FootJoy playoff at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, where Steve Lowery captured his first PGA TOUR victory in more than seven years with a birdie on the first extra hole. Lowery, who closed with a final round 68 (-4), topped Vijay Singh, who birdied the 72nd hole to force the sudden death playoff. Both players finished regulation at 278 (-10). The win was the third of Lowery's career, all of them in playoffs. At 47, he is the oldest winner in 71-year history of the tournament.
Lowery's playoff win was the second straight for FootJoy golf shoe players on the PGA TOUR. Last week, J.B. Holmes won on the first extra hole of the FBR Open.
A long time FJ wearer, Steve prefers the stylish look and platform stability of FootJoy Classics Tour golf shoes.
FootJoy was the shoe of choice for more players at this week's AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. 67% of the field laced up a pair of FootJoy shoes in the desert (nearest competitor 21%).
Welcome to a new look Comfort Zone with a number of stories on anything and everything in the world of FootJoy, from some of the fantastic new products in the 2008 range, to the unrivalled Tour success we are already enjoying in 2008, and even some anecdotes from the new FootJoy Tour Diary! We hope you like the new look as much as we do, simply scroll down to read any of the following articles...
- FootJoy Golf Shoes for 2008
- FootJoy European Tour Diary
- Win a pair of new DryJoys and experience FLEXTABILITY for yourself!
- DryJoys or Golf Athletics?
- Another Whirlwind year on Tour for FootJoy
- Out and Out Outerwear by FootJoy
Out and Out Outerwear by FootJoy
When you have to pull your rain suit out of the bag, the chances are you’ll need it to perform. You may have taken shelter to put it on, but you can bet that its ability to keep the wind and rain out is about to be tested. Not to mention its ability to be put on easily, its comfort and fit and last but not least, whether it allows you to make your best swing, whatever the weather.
It’s at times like this that you’ll know choosing FootJoy was a smart call. Whether the conditions call for a Red Label windshirt or the full DryJoys Performance Rain Suit, you’re reaching for clothing where the comfort and performance for the golfer come first (what else would you expect from the FJ initials?).
In 2008 the FootJoy outerwear range will be bigger than ever. Many FootJoy retailers stock the most popular garments and will be receiving new styles from March 1st. All will have a catalogue you can view. However it is only when you pick-up a garment like the new DryJoys Performance Light Rain Suit, you get a real feel for the materials, the technology, the cut and the sheer level of thought that has gone into creating truly outstanding outerwear. Seek it out. One day when you really need it on the course, you’ll be very glad you did.
Another whirlwind year on Tour for FootJoy
No sooner has one season closed than the next is underway. The 2008 European Tour is ten events old and FootJoy players have already claimed their places in the winner’s circle.
Local favourite and FootJoy player James Kingston got the season off to a great start in December as he completed an emotional victory at the South African Airways Open, his native country's national championship. It marked the first career victory for Kingston, a 20-year veteran of professional golf. James wore both FootJoy shoes and glove for his big win.
Next up was 2007 European Rookie of the Year and FootJoy loyalist Martin Kaymer who posted a 15-under par 273 total to win the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship by four shots. The 23 year-old German led from the first day to claim a victory which made him the youngest German winner in European Tour history and saw the talented young man jump to fifth in the Order of Merit.
If proof were needed that FootJoy players had started the season on fire, Adam Scott scorched his way to victory in the desert, shooting a 61 to take the Qatar Masters title by three shots from fellow FootJoy loyalist Henrik Stenson. Adam’s hot round was his best as a professional and secured him the course record and the world number five ranking.
This fast start to 2008 follows on from a year when players wearing FootJoy shoes achieved a landmark 30 wins on the European Tour*. From Scotland to Scandinavia and from Andalucia to Augusta, FootJoy players were in the ascendant trusting the comfort and performance of the #1 Shoe in Golf.
30 wins is a tough target to shoot for. We wish all FootJoy players every success. Another whirlwind year for FootJoy is well underway.
*Including international schedule events and Majors.
DryJoys or Golf Athletics? Chopra wears both as he races to Mercedes title.
After closing out last year with a victory at the Ginn sur Mer Classic, Sweden’s Daniel Chopra was back in top form at the winners only opening event of the 2008 PGA Tour season. A battling performance saw him take the title at the fourth extra hole in a playoff pitted against fellow FootJoy player Steve Stricker.
During the week Daniel spent time in both FootJoy’s new DryJoys shoe and the new Golf Athletics shoe (that we’ll be reviewing in the next issue of The Comfort Zone). His choice of glove was also FootJoy – a StaSof, the #1 cabretta leather golf glove in the world.
We don’t know which shoe he preferred. Our guess is that he enjoyed the comfort and performance of both as he completed a highly significant second career PGA Tour victory and a great start to his year.