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Verplank and ReelFit Win in Dallas!
Scott Verplank got to know Byron Nelson as a teenager growing up in Dallas. He learned from and cherished their relationship. Scott's victory (or "personal 5th major" as he referred to it) became a reality when he converted his 2-foot par putt at No. 18 on Sunday, beating fellow FootJoy player Luke Donald by one shot. Overcome with emotion, Verplank dropped to his knees, dropped his head into his hands, and looked up with a smile on his face.
Verplank closed with a 66 (-4) for a 267 (-13) total, a stroke ahead of Donald (68) for his fifth PGA TOUR victory, and his first since the 2001 Canadian Open. Verplank and Donald were the only two players to shoot four consecutive rounds in the 60s.
Scott's victory was also a memorable one for FootJoy. The one shot victory was also FootJoy's first PGA TOUR win for the breakthrough technology of ReelFit golf shoes. Scott trusted all black style #53808 for his hard fought win.
Verplank's win is the 11th for FootJoy shoe wearers 2007 PGA TOUR. FootJoy shoes were the overwhelming choice at the EDS Byron Nelson Championship, with 70.5% (nearest competitor 16%).
ReelFit golf shoes
Shoe Count: 2007 EDS Byron Nelson Championship
Nearest Competitor- 16%
2007 Year to Date Total- 65%Link to this entry
Watney Wins Zurich Classic
FootJoy ambassador Nick Watney won the Zurich Classic for his first PGA TOUR title, finishing with a 273 (-15) total and a three-stroke victory over fellow FJ wearer Ken Duke. The 25-year-old Watney closed with a 69 (-3).
Watney's victory marks the fourth PGA TOUR win in a row for FootJoy players (Adam Scott- Shell Houston Open, Zach Johnson- Masters, Boo Weekley- VZ Heritage). The win is also the 10th this season for FootJoy golf shoe wearers, more than all other brands combined. FJ also continued to dominate the weekly shoe count (FootJoy- 73%, Nearest Competitor- 13%).
Nick sports a traditional look on the course and what better to compliment his attire than a pair of Classics Tour golf shoes.
Haas Defends Liberty Mutual
Jay Haas parred the first playoff hole to defeat fellow player Tom Kite and successfully defend his Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf title. Both players finished regulation at 9-under 207.
Haas tapped in from two feet for par for his eighth career Champions Tour title and his second win this year. Haas, who held the overnight lead, closed with a final round 2-under 70.
FootJoy was the clear choice for players at the Legends of Golf tournament. FootJoy- 76%, Nearest competitor- 10%.
Haas trusted his Classics Dry Premiere golf shoes for his win in Savannah.
Shoe Count: 2007 Zurich Classic
Nearest Competitor- 13%
2007 Year to Date Total- 64.7%Link to this entry
Weekley wins in Hilton Head
Bo Weekley came from behind to win the Verizon Heritage Golf Tournament held in Hilton Head Island. He finished his round with a 68 (-3) to finish at 270 (-14).
Boo regularly relies on LT Series golf shoes during competition.
FootJoy was the shoe of choice at the Verizon Heritage Tournament 69% of the field (nearest competitor 20%).
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Brier Wins in ReelFit!
Austrian Markus Brier earned his second career PGA European Tour crown with a five-stroke victory at the Volvo China Open in Shanghai. Brier, who led by one shot entering the final round, birdied two of his first three holes and never looked back, closing with a 67 (-4) for a winning 274 (-10).
Brier also made his win at the Volvo China Open the very first European Tour win for FootJoy ReelFit shoes. He dialed in a pair of all black style #53808. In addition to the shoes, Markus wore a FootJoy SciFlex golf glove.
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Shoe Count: 2007 Verizon Heritage
Nearest Competitor- 20%
2007 Year to Date Total- 64.2%Link to this entry
Zach Johnson Wins Masters
Beating the world's best on golf's grandest stage, FootJoy wearer Zach Johnson posted three birdies in a crucial four-hole stretch on the back nine of Augusta National en route to a two-shot victory at the 71st Masters. It marked the first career major and second PGA TOUR title for Johnson, whose previous win was at the 2004 BellSouth Classic in just his 13th PGA TOUR event.
Johnson closed with a 69 (-3) to finish at 289 (+1). The victory is the 8th for FootJoy players on the 2007 PGA TOUR.
FootJoy was the golf shoe of choice at the 2007 Masters 51% of the field (nearest competitor 17%).Link to this entry
Shoe Count: 2007 Masters
Nearest Competitor- 17%
2007 Year to Date Total- 63.9%Link to this entry