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  • Matteson Emerges from Playoff to Win Frys.com for Second Time

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    Troy Matteson (DryJoys Tech style #53523, StaSof glove) birdied the second playoff hole to win the Frys.com Open on Sunday at Grayhawk Golf Club. After bogeying the final two holes in regulation to fall into the three-man playoff, Matteson had a second chance at the 17th and 18th and would not let the opportunity pass him by. Relying on past experience of winning this tournament as a rookie in 2006, Matteson denied two rookies this year who were trying to capture their first career PGA Tour victories and playing privileges for next year and beyond.

    Matteson rolled into Sunday with a three-stroke lead, thanks to back-to-back 61s on Friday and Saturday – a PGA Tour record for lowest score in consecutive rounds. However, he stumbled at the end of the final round and found himself battling two young guns.

    After all three players parred the first playoff hole, Matteson hit his approach within 3 feet on the 464-yard par-4 17th hole. With shadows stretching onto the green, he rolled in the putt for his second PGA Tour win.

    The victory capped a strong final two months for Matteson as he made the cut in his final eight events and finished in the top 20 three times. The 29-year-old’s first Tour victory came as a rookie in 2006, when he won the Frys.com Open in Las Vegas.

  • Crane Reigns at Torrey Pines

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    FootJoy players are a perfect four-for-four to start the season as Ben Crane (DryJoys style #53711, SciFlex glove) rode a red-hot putter to win the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines. Crane made two birdie putts over 45 feet then tapped in a 30-inch putt for par on the 18th hole for a 2-under 70 and a one-shot victory over fellow FJ players Michael Sim (FJ ICON style #52070, SciFlex glove) and Marc Leishman (FJ ICON style #52070). It was Crane’s third career victory, and first in nearly five years, and this one earned him a trip back to the Masters.

    Starting the final round two shots behind, Crane opened with three birdies in five holes, including one from just over 45 feet on No. 3. He expanded his lead to three shots with another 45-foot birdie putt on the 11th.

    Sim, the 25-year-old Australian who earned his Tour card following three victories last year on the Nationwide Tour, kept with Crane the entire round and had his chances to the very end. After missing his birdie chance on 18, Crane tapped in his par for the win and a 13-under 275 total that earns him a trip back to Augusta National for the first time in three years.

    Don't forget to enter the FJ WINS, YOU WIN Sweepstakes for your chance to win the FJ products Ben Crane was using on Sunday.

  • Interview with 2010 Farmers Insurance Open Champion, Ben Crane

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    We had a chance to catch up with Ben Crane this week, following his dramatic win last week at the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines. As you'll hear, Ben has a new outlook on the game this year and it has apparently already paid off with his third career PGA TOUR victory! Ben also talks about not knowing if he had won or not on the 18th green, his offseason work, why he prefers DryJoys, a return trip to the Masters and more.

    Click on the image below to watch the interview or click here to view it on youtube.

     

     

  • Stricker Edges Goydos, Strong FJ Field, to Defend John Deere Title

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    FootJoy ambassador Steve Stricker closed with a final round 1-under 70 to narrowly defend his title at the John Deere Classic. Stricker, who wore custom DryJoys through the MyJoys program and a Pure Touch Limited glove, saw his six shot overnight lead wilt to just two but was able to hold on and defeat fellow FJ player Paul Goydos (FJ ICON style #52062, SciFlex). Inclusive of Stricker and Goydos, 13 of the top 14 players on the leaderboard trusted FJ.

    Playing without the same razor sharp precision that had allowed him to record the lowest 54--hole total in PGA Tour history, Stricker played safe most of the day. However, he came through with a clutch birdie after driving into the trees on No. 17 and finished with a 26-under 258 total - a new record for the tournament.

    “You don’t want to give shots away and then you end up playing a little safer than you normally do and it leads to tougher birdie putts,” Stricker said. “Then they creep in closer because they were playing some good golf.”

    Goydos, who dazzled the golf world with his 59 in the opening round, shot a solid 66 but still fell short of dethroning Stricker, who won for the ninth time in his career. Both players boarded a plane Sunday night for Scotland and will compete in the Open Championship at St. Andrews this week.

    “Strick was hard to catch,” Goydos said. “I tried and kept pushing and chipping and grinding and biting at him and doing what I could. But in the end, the putt he made on 17 was a world-class putt. That’s what top five players do, that’s what Ryder Cup players do.”

  • Stacy Lewis Takes the Women's British Open

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    Stacy Lewis shot a final round 72 to win the Women's British Open across the blustery Old Course at St. Andrews this weekend.  Trailing the leaders deep into the final nine holes, Lewis made birdie three on the famed road hole to reach 7-under par.  Her five iron approach into the green settled four feet from the hole. Lewis described this shot as, "one of the best of my career...I was trying to hit it 160 yards in the air. It worked out perfectly."

    Heading to the 18th, Lewis told her caddy she would need one more birdie to assure her the win.  Lewis' drive left her 40 yards short of the green. Electing to putt the ball, Lewis rolled it through the "Valley of Sin" to about 20 feet past the hole.  She made the come-backer for birdie to post eight under par for the tournament.  The eight under total was enough, as all competitors fell victim to the brutal winds whipping across the historic Old Course, giving Lewis a two stroke victory.

    "It all happened so fast at the end. You're afraid for every shot, and all of a sudden you make a couple of birdies and it's over," said Lewis of her final nine on the Old Course. This is Lewis' second Major victory and third win of 2013.

    Lewis opted for the DryJoys Sport golf shoes and a FJ StaSof glove during her Championship performance.

    Women's British Open

    FJ - 51%
    Nearest Comp - 25%

    Gloves:
    FJ - 41%
    Nearest Comp - 8%

  • Stacy Lewis Cruises to Victory in Texas

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    Stacy Lewis won the North Texas LPGA Shootout Presented by JTBC with a four round total of 16 under par, 6 clear of her nearest competitor.

    Starting the day in a tie for the lead, Lewis shot a blazing 64 to runaway from the field.

    Lewis stated of her stellar performance post round, "I kind of have these mini goals in the back of my mind, like a bogey free tournament or a certain number of putts, just kind of things that aren’t necessarily score related.  So one of them was kind of taking a tournament and running away with it, and that’s what I’ve wanted to do it now for a year.  So to be so close the last few weeks and then to come out and shoot 64, I mean I don’t even know what to say.  It’s what I’ve always wanted to do, and just to do it here at home, in front of all these fans was pretty cool.”

    This is Stacy's 9th career win and first of the 2014 season. 

    She relied on DryJoys Boa golf shoes and the StaSof golf glove.

    Shoe Count:

    FJ - 52%

    Nearest Competitor - 30% 

    Glove Count:

    FJ - 42%

    Nearest Competitor - 7%

  • Introducing DryJoys Tour LTS

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    FootJoy®, the #1 outerwear brand in golf, announces the launch of the all-new DryJoys Tour L.T.S. The LTS features a completely new construction and fabric to reduce weight and improve mobility while still remaining 100% waterproof in all playing conditions.

    L.T.S. stands for lightweight construction, temperature regulation and stretch fabrication.

    Lightweight Construction

    Where other jackets can have as many as 24 panels and 27 or more seams, the new LTS jacket has only five panels and six seams. Fewer panels and seams reduces weight and bulk while improving mobility and eliminating places for water to gather.

    Temperature Regulation

    Partnering with ThermoLite® to create a specially developed ThermoLite bonded liner using hollow core fibers made this possible. When conditions are cool, the hollow core fibers trap body heat inside the core and when conditions are warm, the fibers wick moisture and expel heat for optimum temperature regulation.

    Stretch Fabrication

    FJ focuses solely on the game of golf so in selecting a fabric for a new rain jacket required a material that was soft, quiet, flexible and waterproof. Most notably, with the golf swing in mind, FJ has developed a 3-Layer Bonded Fabric, which boasts soft, comfortable and quiet attributes, as well as excellent 4-way stretch that moves with your through the golf swing. 

    The new Tour LTS jacket has been validated on Tour by some of the top players in the world, including Jimmy Walker, and further tested in the harshest conditions of a remote golf destination where players were challenged with cold, windy and wet weather. “It gives me full range of motion and it's completely waterproof. Just what I want” said Jimmy Walker.

    PJ Skurla, Senior Apparel Designer here at FootJoy stated, “We really challenged ourselves with LTS. We wanted to see just how few panels and how few seams we could incorporate into the jacket to create less restriction and increase mobility. By reducing the amount of seams and panels, it really took a lot of the bulk out of the jacket.”

     Some additional features of the jacket include:

    • StaDry® Collar
    • 4-Way stretch fabric for maximum comfort and mobility throughout the golf swing
    • The jacket features only 5 panels and 6 seams
    • Temperature regulation with ThermoLite® fibers to hold heat in during cool conditions and expel heat out in warmer conditions
    • Storm flap seam under zipper
    • Adjustability band on bottom of jacket

     Visit http://www.footjoy.com/make-every-day-playable.html to learn more and be sure to join the conversation on social media with #TourLTS.