Lorena Ochoa has continued her record breaking success by winning this weekend’s Ginn Open. With this win, the 26 year old became the first LPGA Tour player in 45 years to win four tournaments in consecutive weeks. The Mexican carded a final round three-under-par 69 to finish on 19-under, three shots clear of her nearest rival.
Ochoa is continuing her success in the ultimate comfort of her FootJoy Women’s Golf Shoes
FootJoy player Lorena Ochoa dominated once again, closing with a final round 4-under 69 Sunday to win the Corona Championship in her native Mexico. Ochoa fired four rounds in the 60’s (66-66-66-69) to finish with a 25-under 267 total for a convincing 11 shot victory. She has now won three tournaments in a row and four of her first five to begin the year. During those four victories, Ochoa has won twice by 11 shots (also at the HSBC Women’s Champions) and three times has shot all four rounds in the 60’s. The victory was also her second in three years at this event and 21st of her career.
With the win, Lorena qualifies for the LPGA Hall of Fame, becoming the second youngest player to do so, although she still must be a tour member for 10 years (in her case, 2012) to become eligible for induction.
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This weekend proved to be very successful for FootJoy wearers, with five wins on all five major tours. The wins came from Johnson Wagner, Gregory Bourdy, Mark Wiebe, Aron Price and Lorena Ochoa.
Ochoa’s win at the Kraft Nabisco Championship secured her second major win. The Mexican star finished on 11-under-par, five shots clear of her nearest competitor. With three wins from four events, Ochoa is cementing her dominance as the world’s number one.
Johnson Wagner completed his first tour victory at the Houston Open finishing with a two shot lead on 16-under-par 272. The win also secures Wagner his first trip to Augusta National for this week’s US Masters.
There were also wins for Mark Wiebe at the inaugural CAP Cana Championship. Wiebe’s fellow FootJoy wearer Aron price was enjoying his own success with victory at the Livermore Valley Wine Country Championship, and to complete the wins, Gregory Bourdy won the Estorial Open de Portugal in a dramatic three-way play off.
Gregory Bourdy won the Estorial Open de Portugal in a dramatic 3 way play off. Bourdy had a share of the lead in the first three rounds, but a three over par front nine in the final round saw his chance of winning fade. However, the FootJoy wearer managed to find his stride on the back nine with back-to-back birdies at ten and eleven, finally finishing in a three way tie on 18-under-par 266. The Frenchman held his nerve in the play-off, finally winning on the third extra hole to claim his second European Tour Title and the $208,330 first prize.
Bourdy put his faith in a pair of all black FootJoy Classics, which helped carry him to victory in ultimate comfort and style.
To succeed at Augusta, bringing your ‘A’ game is probably the first requirement, but at this level of competition every detail is important in preparing for the season’s first Major - and that includes the right choice of shoes. Masters Champion Zach Johnson is one who knows the course well and will be challenging for a second green jacket in a pair of ‘Augusta Green’ MyJoys as a big fan of the comfort and stability of the new DryJoys shoe.
Talk to a professional golfer who has had the privilege of playing and competing at Augusta in The Masters and they’ll tell you just how much local knowledge plays its part. Just one of the things that make the Masters unique is that it stays at the same very special venue.
2000 Champion Vijay Singh will be wearing new DryJoys as he steps out on the perfectly manicured undulations of Augusta National leading the challenge of the international contingent. FootJoy players like European Order of Merit leader Henrik Stenson, Ian Poulter, Luke Donald, Lee Westwood and Angel Cabrera who has demonstrated just how well his game shapes up for Augusta over the past couple of years.
Of course all players have to drive down Magnolia Way to collect their competitor’s badge for The Masters for the first time. Amongst this year’s rookies are the young German Martin Kaymer, the Danes Soren and Anders Hansen, not to mention 2008 Tour winners Daniel Chopra and JB Holmes. They will have a lot to learn about the Masters, but they’ll be striding confidently from the first tee trusting in the comfort and performance of FootJoy. We wish them every success.