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Gripping Finish for Bubba
Bubba trusted his FJ SPIDR2 glove with Digital Tac Response leather to keep up with his immense swing speed and his superhuman ability to shape shots on his way to the win.
Nick Watney also made some noise earlier in the day closing with a 63 and back nine 28 to finish in solo sixth.
FJ continues to be the dominant shoe on Tour with 57% of this week’s field choosing to lace up in the #1 Shoe in Golf.
Nick Watney also made some noise earlier in the day closing with a 63 and back nine 28 to finish in tied for sixth.Link to this entry!!!!
Winning Weekend for Wilson
FJ ambassador Mark Wilson (FJ ICON & SciFlex glove) had two reasons to celebrate this weekend, firstly after claiming victory at this weekend’s Sony Open and secondly for securing an invitation to this year’s Masters.
With the first round a complete washout on Thursday, a 36-hole Sunday shootout was necessitated to get the tournament in with the 5-round Bob Hope Classic starting on Wednesday. Going into the final two rounds, Wilson sat in a three-way tie for second but charged into lead after a third round bogey-free 65.
After his third round, the rush began to get ready for his tee time for the final round. It was estimated that Wilson had only six minutes from the time he finished his third round to the time he was due to start his fourth round. Wilson continued his consistent scoring into the final round, shooting a bogey-free 67 to claim a two shot victory from fellow FJ ambassador Tim Clark (DryJoys Tour).
The win was Wilson’s third PGA Tour victory and just as important for him secures his first appearance at the Masters in April. Speaking after his win Wilson commented “I don’t have too many bogey-free rounds in my career, so it’s pretty cool to have two in the same day.”
FJ #1 Shoe & Glove in Golf
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Byrd Wins in a Playoff, Take 2
Jonathan Byrd (DryJoys Tour) tapped in for par on the second playoff hole to defeat fellow FJ player Robert Garrigus and win the season-opening Hyundai Tournament of Champions. He closed with a final round 6-under 67 en route to winning his second consecutive PGA Tour start. You may recall Byrd won last fall at the season-ending event in Las Vegas with a hole-in-one in sudden death to earn the invite to Kapalua. At the time, Byrd was fighting to keep his Tour card, sitting outside the top 125 on the money list.
Jonathan Byrd has now recorded the first two official wins for the new DryJoys Tour golf shoes from FootJoy. In shops this week, DryJoys Tour were "Built for the Tour That Inspired Them," and add to the long history of success for the DryJoys brand. In addition to Byrd, Steve Stricker, Tim Clark and Zach Johnson also wore the new DryJoys Tour this week in Hawaii. For more, click here to visit DryJoysTour.com.
This was Byrd's fifth career victory and definitely the biggest. He had never won an event before July. He had never beaten a field this strong, with only PGA TOUR winners from last year. And this one came with some perks. Byrd earned an automatic invitation to the Masters, and with his second win in the last two months, he is exempt for the U.S. Open.
Steve Stricker, tied with Byrd and Garrigus going into the final round, shot 71 and tied for fourth. Ian Poulter closed with a 66 to tie for sixth -- he hasn't finished worse than that in his last five tournaments.
New DryJoys Tour TV Spot
Check out the latest TV spot from FootJoy, featuring the new DryJoys Tour. DryJoys Tour were "Built for the Tour That Inspired Them" and this ad features just some of the many Tour players we consult with during the product development process. The ad will air on the Golf Channel beginning the first week of January, 2011.
To learn more about which players inspired this product specifically, how they were involved in the process, course feature information for every course on the PGA Tour this season, and product feature and benefit information, visit the DryJoys Tour microsite.Link to this entry!!!!