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Two weeks ago Luke Donald lost the world number one ranking to Rory McIlroy after holding it for 40 consecutive weeks. This week, Englishman Luke Donald, wearing custom FJ ICON MyJoys, emerged from a four man playoff to win the Transitions Championship at Innisbrook Golf Resort to reclaim the world number one ranking.
Beginning the day three strokes off of the 54-hole lead, Donald shot a flawless bogey free, five under par 66 to tie Robert Garrigus (FJ SPORT) and two other competitors for a sudden death playoff.
Donald, teeing off last in the playoff, narrowly missed his tee shot to the right rough. Hitting his approach shot first, Donald took dead aim striking a mid iron to within five feet of the hole. His playing competitors could not muster similar brilliance on their approaches and fell outside of Donald. With all of his playing competitors missing their birdie bids, Donald had the five footer for the win and the world number one ranking. Luke stroked the putt and watched it curl into the left side of the cup for the victory.
Luke Donald still has his eyes on this seasons first major stating, "I feel like I've achieved a lot in my career but this is perfect
preparation. I've got two weeks off now and can look forward to Augusta."
Rory McIlroy also chimed via twitter on the Englishman supplanting him as the top ranked golfer, "Well I enjoyed it while it lasted! Congrats @LukeDonald! Impressive performance!"
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Jason Dufner has been on the cusp of winning several tournaments in the past two years and today he fulfilled his potential by claiming the Zurich Classic of New Orleans.
Through the first three rounds of play, Dufner shot rounds of 67-65-67 to sit atop the leaderboard at 17-under par, two clear of his competition heading into Sunday's final round.
Dufner, wearing XPS-1 and FJ Apparel, started off the day with five straight pars before a bogey on the sixth hole that dropped him from the lead. He rebounded quickly with back-to-back birdies on seven and eight to retake the top spot. Dufner added another birdie at 10 to retain his lead. Then after several gutsy back nine par saves, Dufner's drive on the par four 16th found a hazard. With an alligator lurking nearby, Dufner wisely took a drop and hit his ball to the right side of the green. Now looking at 40-plus feet for par to stay tied for the lead, Dufner calmly rolled in the improbable putt to keep his momentum. After grinding out two more pars on 17 and 18, Dufner was headed to a sudden death playoff.
Both players exchanged pars on the opening playoff hole and they headed back to the 18th tee for the third time today. This time Dufner seized the moment, hitting the par five 18th in two shots and making a routine two putts for birdie and the victory. This is Dufner's first PGA Tour win. Post round Dufner stated of his winning performance, "I am really, really excited and to get the monkey off my back is a great feeling".
Luke Donald (FJ ICON MyJoys) also put on an impressive performance, shooting a final round 67 to finish solo third and retaking the number one spot on the Official World Golf Rankings.
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Kevin Streelman (in FJ ICON and SciFlex) tamed the daunting Innisbrook Copperheard course to claim his first PGA Tour title in his 153rd PGA Tour start. Entering the weekend at even par, Streelman played his next 36 holes at 10 under, not dropping a single shot over the stretch. The ten under total was good enough to take home a two stroke victory.
"I just stayed really patient and had a peace about me today...It’s such a tough golf course where you’ve got to pick your battles.” said Streelman of his controlled round.
The win earns Streelman an invitation to this years' Masters Tournament.
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On the European Tour, Thomas Aiken won the Avantha Masters with a final round 67 to win by three strokes. Aiken, in FJ ICON MyJoys, shot all four rounds in the 60's, including a blistering ten under par 62 on Saturday to race to the top of the leaderboard. Aiken carded twenty-one birdies and two eagles versus only two bogeys over the 72 holes of tournament play.
“I’ve been playing very nicely the last four months, not making a lot of mistakes, but just not sinking enough putts,” said Aiken, continuing, “This week a few went in, I hit some better iron shots which gave me a better chance to sink some putts, and I played some phenomenal golf.”
This is Aiken's second European Tour Victory; the win also moves Aiken into the top 100 on the official world golf rankings.
Stacy Lewis has captured the world number one position with a win at the RR Donnelly LPGA Founders Cup. Entering the final round four behind, Lewis in FJ Sport BOA and StaSof, biridied nine of the final 18 holes to run away with a three shot victory.
Lewis's 23 under par total set a tournament record.
This is Stacy's seventh LPGA Tour victory and second of 2013.
Billy Horschel claimed his first PGA Tour victory by tying the course record eight under par-64 to win the Zurich Classic. The 26-year old began the final day two strokes back of the lead and wasted little time catching the leaders, carding four birdies on the front nine for a 32. Continuing his red hot play, Horschel made consecutive birdies at 10, 11, and 12 to race to the top of the leaderboard.
Dropping a stroke at the 15th, Billy rebounded with a birdie at the following hole to keep the lead. Needing a birdie at the par five final hole to wrap up the victory, Horschel drained a 27 foot birdie bid and exploded into emotion at the realization that he is now a PGA Tour winner.
Horschel relied on FJ ICON MyJoys and StaSof throughout his breakthrough performance.
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Being no stranger to the big stage, 2011 Fedex Cup Champion Bill Haas found victory at the always-daunting Congressional Country Club.
Beginning the day in a four way tie for first place, Haas knew he could not just back into the title. Haas made an early birdie at the second before giving a stroke back to par at the 5th.
Even par for the day heading into the 8th, Haas rolled in a 12 foot birdie to reach 8 under for the tourney. On the following hole, Haas hit another brilliant approach setting up another birdie. Then on the treacherous par 3 tenth, Haas rolled in his third consecutive birdie to take a two shot lead over fellow FJ Staffer Roberto Castro.
Castro stuck with Haas over the back nine but could not chip away at his lead. Haas led by at least two over the entire back nine and calmly rolled in a three foot putt for par at the last to take home the title.
"I just kept the ball in front of me,'' Haas said. "Nothing too crazy.'' Always humble, Haas adds a fifth PGA Tour win to his record and moves to 7th in the 2013 Fedex Cup race.
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With the four majors in the books, the PGA Tour's best players will now focus their efforts on trying to take home the FedEx Cup.
The first step in attaining the 10 Million dollar first prize, takes place at Liberty National golf club in Jersery City, NJ. Boasting views of the Big Apple and Lady Liberty off in the distance make this a truly one of a kind venue!
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Beginning the day two strokes back at the Crowne Plaza Invitational, both Adam Scott and Jason Dufner shot matching rounds of four under-par 66 to enter a sudden death playoff.
The two major champions then faced off on the first playoff hole and split with par. On the following playoff hole, Scott sank a 14-footer off the back edge of the green for birdie. Dufner (FJ Icon MyJoys) matched the birdie and the players move to the 18th for the third time on Sunday. Scott then struck a 124-yard approach to 5-feet and rolled in the birdie putt for the victory.
Adam Scott attained the world number one position earlier this week and solidifies his position at the top with the victory.
Scott relied on the new D.N.A. golf shoe and StaSof golf glove en route to victory.
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Billy Horschel won the BMW Championship at historic Cherry Hills Country Club in Colorado by shooting a final round one under par 69 to win by two.
Entering the Sunday with a three stroke lead, Billy Horschel birdied the first hole to ease his nerves and keep control of the tournament. He posted one under par through his first nine holes to remain at the top of the leaderboard. On the back Horschel made nine straight pars to win the BMW Championship by two.
Horschel relied on FJ ICON MyJoys golf shoes and the StaSof golf glove en route to victory.
The win moves Billy Horschel to the second in the Fedex Cup ranking heading into the Tour Championship. This is Billy's second career PGA Tour victory.
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In back to back weeks Billy Horschel is taking home first place hardware by winning the Tour Championship presented by Coca Cola and the season long FedEx Cup race.
Entering the four tournament FedEx Cup playoff in the 69th position, Billy Horschel finished T2 in Boston and won last week in Denver to sit inside the top five of the FedEx Cup points standings.
Horschel began Sunday's final round with a one stroke lead and did not trail the entire day. His final round two under par 68 was good enough for a three stroke victory and golf's largest prize.
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Horschel is the first FedEx Cup Champion that started the playoffs outside the top 30 in points.
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Beginning the day five strokes off of the 54 hole lead, Robert Streb made nine birdies over the final 18 holes to post -14 under par for the tournament. Two players matched the total and Streb headed to a sudden death playoff.
On the second playoff hole, Streb striped an eight iron approach to within four feet of the cup. With his playing competitor in with par, Streb rolled in the birdie bid for his first PGA Tour victory.
Streb reiled on FJ ICON MyJoys en route to the win. The win earns Streb a Masters invitation.
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Nearest Competitor - 17%
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On the Asian Tour, Englishman Lee Westwood posted a final round 67 in the Thailand Golf Championship to win by one stroke. Westwood's victory marks the second time he has lifted the trophy in this event.
''I played some really good shots and made a couple of safe putts, hit a lot of fairways." Westwood later said of his play on Sunday.
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FJ - 62%Nearest Comp - 16%Glove count:
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On the Australian Tour, Greg Chalmers defeated fellow FJ Staffer Adam Scott in a playoff at the Australian PGA Championship. Chalmers shot an eight under par round of 64 to enter the playoff. On the seventh playoff hole, Chalmers made a routine par and Scott could not match, giving Chalmers the victory.
''Just phenomenal, I'm worn out,'' said of the seven hole playoff win versus the number three player in the world.
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Australian PGA Championship Shoe count:
FJ - 80%Nearest Comp - 12%Glove count:
FJ - 52%Nearest Comp - 10%
European Tour rookie, Gary Stal overcame an eight shot deficit to capture his maiden European Tour victory at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship.
Frenchman Stal shot a seven under par final round to reach 19-under par, one clear of his nearest competitor.
Stal relied on FJ Performance Apparel and FJ ICON MyJoys en route to the victory.
“It's really crazy and I’m very happy to win this tournament," said Stal post round.
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FJ - 66%
Jimmy Walker successfully defended his 2014 Sony Open win by lapping the field at Waialae Country Club. Walker shot rounds of 66, 66, 62 and 63 to reach 23-under par, nine shots clear of his closest competitor! His under par total for the weekend trumped the four round total of every player in the field.
Walker relied on a full range of FJ Performance Apparel, FJ ICON golf shoes, and the StaSof golf glove.
This is Walker's fourth PGA Tour victory in the past two seasons.
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FJ - 58%
Nearest Competitor - 19%
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Bill Haas captured the 2015 Humana Challenge in partnership with the Clinton Foundation thanks to a final round of five under par 67 to win by one stroke. In a five way tie for the lead on the 16th hole, Haas holed a 20 footer for birdie to jump into the top spot. Two pars on the final holes slammed the door on his competitors making Haas a two time Humana Challenge winner.
Haas relied of the FJ ICON MyJoys golf shoes en route to the victory.
This is the sixth career PGA Tour victory for Haas.
2015 Humana Challenge Shoe Count
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Hometown favorite, Jimmy Walker cruised to a four stroke victory at the Valero Texas Open. Leading by four entering the final round, Walker remained steady on the difficult windswept TPC San Antonio golf course and shot even par over his first nine. The former Baylor Bear added second nine birdies at 16 and 17 to remain at the top of the leaderboard. A routine par at the last locked up the victory.
Walker relied on FJ ICON MyJoys (Thursday and Sunday) and HYPERFLEX (Friday and Saturday) en route to the victory. Also aiding Walker's grip on the tournament was the FJ StaSof golf glove, the most relied on glove on tour. Lastly, Walker stayed cool and dry in full line FJ Performance Apparel.
This is Walker's fifth PGA Tour victory in the past two seasons, the most of any PGA Tour player in the same time period. The win solidifies Walker's lead in the Fedex Cup standings and moves the 36 year-old to tenth in the Official World Golf Rankings.
Valero Texas Open Shoe Count
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Nearest Competitor - 18%
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David Lingmerth won the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide with a par on the third sudden death playoff hole.
Entering the final round three strokes behind the 54-hole lead, Lingmerth shot a final round three under par 69 to enter a two man playoff. Both players split with pars on the first two playoff holes. On the third and final playoff hole Lingmerth split the fairway with his tee shot and his approach shot came to rest 30 feet behind the pin. A routine two putt sealed the victory.
Lingmerth relied on FJ ICON MyJoys golf shoes and the SciFlex Tour golf glove en route to the win.
This is Lingmerth's first PGA Tour victory.
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Jimmy Walker taking a three wood off of the par 4, 13th.
Morgan Hoffman had success in the 2010 U.S. Amateur at Chambers Bay making it all the way to the semi finals of match play.
Justin Thomas shot a final round six under par 66 to capture the CIMB Classic at Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club in Malaysia. The former Alabama star made three consecutive birdies late in his final round to take the outright lead. He capped it off with a clutch up and down on the final hole to lock up the victory. Thomas's tournament record 26-under par total left him one stroke in front of fellow FJ Staffer Adam Scott (DryJoys Casual & StaSof) who closed with a final round 63.
Thomas relied on FJ ICON MyJoys and the Pure Touch Limited golf glove en route to his first PGA Tour victory.
"I just kept telling myself that it’s tough to win … we’re in a sport where the winning percentage isn’t in your favor, and I put myself there a bunch and I just need to keep doing so and moments like this can happen." said Thomas on his victory.
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Jason Dufner outlasted fellow FJ Staffer David Lingmerth in a playoff to take home the CareerBuilder Challenge. Both players finished the tournament at 25 under par, four clear of their closest pursuers.
After trading pars on the first payoff hole, Dufner took home the win with a par on the second hole of sudden death.
Dufner relied on FJ ICON MyJoys Shield Tips en route to the victory.
Dufner said of his win post round, "This is the best tour in the world, for me to win this week I feel like I was one of the best players in the world...it is not easy, but it feels good when you do it."
This is Dufner's fourth PGA Tour Victory. The win also earns Dufner invaluable Ryder Cup points.
FJ Shoe Count
FJ - 69%
Nearest Competitor - 15%
Henrik Stenson captured the 2016 Open Championship with a final round of 63 to win by three.
Stenson began the final round with a one shot lead over his closest pursuant. Stenson attacked the wind blown Scottish links and made ten birdies in the final round. His final score of 20 under par is an Open Championship record.
This is Henrik's first major championship and the first Swedish born male major champion. Stenson's four day total of 264 total is also the lowest total by a major winner in history.
"I just hit my spots and hit my shots and just stayed in the moment... " said Stenson post round.
Jimmy Walker went wire-to-wire to win the PGA Championship by one shot over his closest pursuant. Walker made 9 straight pars to start his final round. On the tenth hole, Walker holed his greenside bunker shot for birdie. He added another birdie on the next hole to increase his lead. On the 600+ plus yard par-5 17th, Walker rolled in another birdie to reach 14-under par. Needing a par on the last Walker calmly hit the final green in regulation and two putted for the victory.
"Golf is not an easy game...sometimes pars are hard, but we got it." Said Walker post round, "there was a ton of support from the crowd and the fans and it was a battle all day."
This is Jimmy's first major championship and 6th PGA Tour Title.
Jimmy relied on FJ Icon Black golf shoes and the StaSof golf glove. Walker also was outfitted in the latest from the FJ Performance Apparel line.
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On the LPGA Tour Ariya Jutanugarn captured his first major title in the Ricoh Women's British Open. Jutanugarn posted16-under par, three clear of her closest competitors.
This is Ariya's fourth LPGA Tour victory of the 2016 season.
Jutanugarn is the first Thai player to win one of golf’s major championships.
Ariya relied on FJ ICON MyJoys en route to the victory!
Reflecting back on the 2015-2016 PGA Tour season it is easy to recount notable performances by our favorite FJ Staffers, Be it Adam Scott's back to back wins during the Florida swing, Henrik Stenson's record breaking Open Championship or Jimmy Walker's major break through at the PGA Championship, the 15-16 PGA Tour season did not disappoint!
In addition to those three, players wearing FJ golf shoes racked up 20 total wins on the PGA Tour during the season. The winningest FJ shoe was DryJoys Casual, which superseded the new wildly popular Pro/SL golf shoe. FJ ICON MyJoys also had a strong season highlighted by Justin Thomas' win at the CIMB Classic and Henrik's Open Championship!
FootJoy continues to top the leaderboards as the number one shoe, glove, sock and outerwear on the PGA Tour week in and week out. From the sheer variety of shoes offered to the players who trust FJ over any other brand, it goes to show just how many players rely on FJ to help them elevate their game!
Looking forward to the new season, the possibilities are endless and we cannot wait to watch it unfold!
Former University of Alabama product, Justin Thomas successfully defended his CIMB Classic title at TPC Kuala Lumpur this weekend by erasing a four stroke deficit on the final day of competition! JT carded eight birdies and no bogeys en route to a final round of eight under par to win by three strokes over his nearest competitor.
This is JT's second PGA Tour victory, with both coming at the CIMB Classic.
“I think the main thing right now is that I just played really well this week. I feel like I would have played a lot of courses really well but this place obviously suits my eye, and I think the fact that there's a lot of wedges and scoring clubs bodes well for me,” said Thomas post round.
Justin relied on FJ Icon MyJoys and Pure Touch Limited throughout his week in Malaysia.
Justin Thomas is pound for pound one of the longest players on the PGA Tour and he relies on the structured performance of the FJ ICON MyJoys golf shoes to harness all of his energy and deliver it into the golf ball. Below is a video of Top 100 Teaching Professional, Mark Blackburn and Dr. Sasho Mackenzie, a biomechanics expert, dissecting elements of Justin's swing that helps him produce such prodigious length off of the tee.
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Henrik Stenson won the season long Race to Dubai title for the second time with a T9 at the DP World Tour Championship. Henrik elated at the accomplishment stated, “I'm very pleased to get my name on this trophy once again...It's been a great year, the best year of my career. I've always thought it was going to be hard to top 2013, but I think I've done that this year."
Stenson's year was highlighted by a legendary performance to win the Open Championship at Royal Troon. He also won the BMW International Open in Germany. Stenson added three top two performances to wrap up the season long race.
Stenson relied on FJ ICON MyJoys golf shoes and the Pure Touch Limited golf glove throughout his 2016 campaign.
On the LPGA Tour, Ariya Jutanugarn won the season long Race to the CME Globe and Rolex Player of the Year awards. Ariya entered the 2016 season with no wins on her resume but ended the year with five titles. Like Stenson, Ariya's year was highlighted by a major championship win at the RICOH Women's British Open.
Ariya relied on FJ ICON MyJoys golf shoes throughout the 2016 Season.