3 Win Weekend for FootJoy!
FootJoy showed again why it’s the #1 Shoe in Golf by sweeping wins across 3 of the Major Tours. Nicolas Colsaerts (FJ ICON & StaSof) at the Volvo World Matchplay Championship. Jason Dufner (XPS-1 & FJ Performance Golf Apparel) dramtically taking the HP Byron Nelson and Azahara Munoz (Womens FJ Sport) securing her maiden win at the Sybase Match Play Championship.
In blustery conditions at Finca Cortesin, the Belgian bomber continued his remarkable record in Volvo-sponsored events. Since winning his maiden European Tour title at the Volvo China Open in 2011 he has finished third at last year’s Volvo World Match Play, fourth at the Volvo Golf Champions and second at the 2012 Volvo China Open.
His seventh win as a professional.takes him into the Official World Golf Ranking's top 50 for the first time and lifts him into an automatic qualifying place for The Ryder Cup.
The 29 year old from Brussels, whose 316 yard average off the tee is longer than that of America's number one bomber Bubba Watson, Moves to €1,130,111 in The Race to Dubai. This is the second consecutive season and second time in his career he has won more than €1 million in a single season. It is also his highest single-season earnings, beating the €1,091,504 he amassed in 2011.
A month ago, Jason Dufner (XPS-1 & FJ Performance Golf Apparel) was a single man still in search of his first PGA TOUR victory.
Life has certainly changed for the 35-year-old Dufner who last summer at the PGA Championship blew a four-stroke lead with four holes to play and lost in a playoff.
With a 25-foot birdie putt on the final hole of the HP Byron Nelson Championship on Sunday, Dufner closed out a one-stroke victory over his nearest competitor to win for the second time in four weeks.
"You probably couldn't dream it any better than what's been going on here," Dufner said. "The wedding has been in the works for close to a year, so we know that's been coming around the corner. And there's been a lot of good golf since then, but to win two events and get married in the span of 22 days, pretty remarkable."
Dufner got his first victory April 29 in New Orleans, then got married the following week. Now he has already won again, this time making $1.17 million and taking over the top spot in the FedExCup standings.His closing birdie wrapped up a 3-under 67 round for an 11-under 269 and take the HP Byron Nelson Championship trophy.
Azahara Munoz (Women’s Sport) held off her competitor to win 2&1 in the final match of the 2012 Sybase Match Play Championship and become a Rolex First-Time Winner on the LPGA Tour. Munoz clinched her first LPGA victory after she halved the 17th hole. Despite playing with a heavy heart this week after the passing of her grandmother last Sunday, Munoz managed to win six matches to capture the title and the $375,000 first-place prize. It feels amazing," said Munoz of her victory. "You know, I've been close a few times, but I just never knew if I was good enough to win. Finally having got it, it feels really good."