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Webb Simpson Battles to Win the U.S. Open
Wake Forest product, Webb Simpson won the U.S. Open Championship at San Francisco's Olympic Club with masterful play over the weekend to win by one stroke over fellow FJ staffer Michael Thompson.
Simpson was five over par after the first two rounds and fired a two under par 68 on Saturday to claw back up the leaderboard. Sitting four strokes off of the 54 hole lead, Simpson would have to put together another great round on the brutal U.S. Open track to have any chance of winning.
Simpson, in FJ ICON and Pure Touch Limited, rattled off three consecutive birdies on the front nine to shoot up the leaderboard. Adding another birdie at the 10th hole moved Webb to plus one, one stroke behind the leader. Webb continued to plug away making pars on each of his last eight holes to get into the clubhouse with the lead. Simpson now had to watch the players still on the golf course try and catch him, no one could, making Webb Simpson the winner of the 112th U.S. Open Championship.
Webb went on to comment on his play on the final day, ”I knew it was a tough golf course,” continuing, “I had to go out and do as well as I could. I probably prayed more the last three holes than I’ve ever done in my life. It helped me stay calm and get in with 2 under.”
This is Webb Simpson's first major victory in only his fifth major championship appearance.Link to this entry!
ShanShan Feng Wins the Wegmans LPGA Championship
ShanShan Feng (Women's DryJoys and StaSof) shot a bogey free round of 67 to win the Wegmans LPGA Championship by two shots over fellow FJ Staffer, Stacy Lewis. Starting the day three strokes back, Feng played brilliantly from tee to green hitting 11 of 14 fairways and 16 of 18 greens to shoot the tournament low round.
Feng had no knowledge of her position in the tournament stating, "I was on 18th green and I looked at the board and I was leading. I couldn't believe it." Adding, "I was focusing on very shot. If I win, I win. If I don't, I don't. It just worked out."
Feng has become the first Chinese player to win on the LPGA Tour. The win also moves Feng to fifth on the Official World Golf Rankings.Link to this entry!
Westwood Cruises to Victory in Sweden
In 1996, a young Lee Westwood won his maiden European tour victory at the Nordea Masters. Now fast forward to 2012 and Westwood has added another Nordea Masters to his impressive worldwide resume. Westwood, in FJ Sport and SciFlex, shot rounds of 68, 64, 68, and 69 to reach the -19 under par total, five clear of his closest competitor.
“I played really well this week - you don’t win tournaments by five shots without playing well.” Westwood later said of the impressive victory. He then added some levity to the moment," It feels really special winning here another time – I’ve won it in three decades now which just shows how old we’re getting!"
This is Westwood's 22nd career win on the European tour.
Westwood will now head to The Olympic Club in San Francisco for his shot at the U.S. Open. In the opening two rounds he will be paired with fellow FJ staffers Rory McIlroy and Luke Donald.Link to this entry!
New MyJoys Styles Now Available
The FJ shoe team has decided to revamp the MyJoys line so it features shoe styles you can find in our stock line-up. Their thought was, "If it's stock, it should also be customizable."
Included, among others, is the FJ ICON New Wave, made popular by Bubba Waston at this year's Masters Tournament, the FJ ICON Asymmetrical or Pyramid patterns worn by FJ Tour Ambassador, Hunter Mahan and a striking new FJ ICON shield tip often selected by current world number one, Luke Donald. With an expanding collection of styles and more than one million possible custom combinations, there's truly something for everyone!
All styles below are customizable at FootJoy.com/MyJoys
Now for the Ladies. Women's DryJoys with BOA has been added to the revamped line. We have also added FJ Sport, a very popular shoe amongst our LPGA Tour staff. Recent LPGA tour winner, Azahara Munoz opts for the FJ Sport BOA, another new option in the MyJoys line. For those fashionistas out there, the shield tip will be added to the MyJoys lineup on August 1, 2012.
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