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Scott Sizzles in Qatar
FootJoy ambassador Adam Scott fired a sizzling final round 61 (-11) to earn a three-shot win at the Commercialbank Qatar Masters. It was his second victory in two tries at the event, as well as his 13th career win as a professional. Adam advanced to World Number Five with the record-setting performance in which he shaved two strokes off the course record, while achieving his personal best round as a professional. His 268 (-20) total matched the tournament record previously set in 1999.
Scott started the final round three shots off the lead, and posted five birdies in the first five holes. He had 11 birdies and no bogeys on the day.
FootJoy was shoe of choice for 55% of players this week in Qatar (nearest competitor 26%).
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Classics Dry Premiere shoes
Shoe Count: Buick Invitational
Nearest Competitor- 18%
2008 Year to Date Total- 63.4%
DJ in the Desert
D.J. Trahan fired a final round 65 (-7) to charge from four shots back and win the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic by three over his nearest competitor. Trahan birdied the final hole to finish the 90-hole tournament at 334 (-26).
For the walk to his second career victory on the PGA Tour, DJ laced up a pair of Classics Dry Premiere golf shoes. FootJoy was the shoe of choice at the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic with 65% of players, more than 3.5 times the nearest competitor with 18%.
Kaymer Wins Abu Dhabi
Martin Kaymer earned his first career PGA European Tour title when he captured the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship in wire-to-wire fashion. Speaking of fashion, Martin trusted a 'classic' pair of all white Classics Dry Premiere saddle shoes as he raised the unmistakable Abu Dhabi falcon trophy.
The 23-year old, who was the 2007 European Tour Rookie of the Year, posted a 273 total (-15) and a winning margin of four shots over fellow FJ players Lee Westwood and Henrik Stenson, both of whom are ranked among the Top 25 in the world. Kaymer became the youngest German winner in European Tour history and moved into the top 35 on the Official World Golf Ranking.
Shoe Count: Bob Hope Chrysler Classic
Nearest Competitor- 18%
2008 Year to Date Total- 63.7%
Welcome Lorena Ochoa!
Fairhaven, MA - FootJoy, the #1 Shoe in Golf and the #1 Shoe on every tour Worldwide, announced today the official signing of Lorena Ochoa, the 2007 Rolex® Player of the Year. Already a long time wearer of FootJoy shoes, Ochoa will officially represent the #1 Shoe in Golf when she kicks off her 2008 season.
“We are thrilled to have Lorena as part of our team, representing the #1 Shoe in Golf” said Mike Foley, Director of Footwear Marketing for FootJoy. “Lorena had a spectacular year in 2007 highlighted by her first major win at the Women’s British Open. Her competitiveness and drive to be #1 combined with her refreshing style and flair make Lorena a perfect brand ambassador for FootJoy. We look forward to watching her defend her top ranking throughout 2008 and beyond.”
In addition to winning her second consecutive Rolex Player of the Year award, Lorena captured the AP Female Athlete of the Year after compiling 8 wins in 2007 including her first major in the Women’s British Open at St Andrews. A bonafide star at only 26 years of age, Lorena shattered the single season earnings record by more than a million dollars earning $4,364,994, while rising to number 1 in the World Rankings.
“I am so excited to enter into this long-term agreement with FootJoy”, exclaimed Lorena when reached in her hometown of Guadalajara, Mexico. “I’ve been wearing FJ shoes since 2004 and truly love their style and performance. I look forward to many more seasons wearing the best shoes in golf.”
Shoe Count: Sony Open in Hawaii
Nearest Competitor- 21%
2008 Year to Date Total- 62.8%
Chopra Wins Mercedes
In a nail-biting end to the PGA TOUR's 2008 season-opener, FootJoy wearer Daniel Chopra two-putted for birdie on the par 5 ninth to edge FootJoy ambassador Steve Stricker on the fourth extra hole of the Mercedes-Benz Championship. It marked the second career PGA TOUR title for Chopra who qualified for this winners-only event following his maiden victory at the Ginn sur Mer Classic, the next to last tournament of 2007.
Both players finished regulation at 274 (-18) with Chopra firing a closing 66 (-7) and Stricker a sizzling come-from-behind 64 (-9) that included three birdies over the final four holes. Stricker tied for tournament's best round with fellow FootJoy player Hunter Mahan, who moved from T16 to T5 with his Sunday 64.
Chopra split time this week in both DryJoys and FJ Golf Athletics shoes. His glove of choice was StaSof, the #1 Cabretta leather glove in the world.
Shoe Count: Mercedes-Benz Championships
Nearest Competitor- 19%
2008 Year to Date Total- 61.4%