Wednesday, 23 January 2013
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FootJoy, the #1 Shoe and Glove in Golf, celebrated the success of brand ambassador Jamie Donaldson as he recorded his second win on the European Tour at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship in thrilling style. The Welshman fired a spectacular final round of 68 to eventually win by one shot and lift the title to collect a cheque for €336,726. The 2012 Irish Open Champion has elevated himself to a career-high 29th in the Official World Golf Rankings, and second place in the 2013 Race to Dubai standings leapfrogging last week’s winner and FootJoy brand ambassador Louis Oosthuizen (FJ DryJoys Tour and FJ SciFlex). 

The Welshman trusted the reliability and consistent performance of FJ ICON as well as the unrivalled performance and fit of the FJ StaSof glove to complete and impressive final round which included five birdies and only one dropped shot on the final day to record the second European Tour title of his illustrious career with a 14 under par total of 274. 56% of the field in Abu Dhabi trusted FootJoy shoes, compared to only 19% for its nearest competitor. Elsewhere on the PGA Tour at the Humana Challenge, La Quinta in California 62% of the field trusted FootJoy golf shoes in five different styles.

As well as Donaldson’s memorable victory, fellow brand ambassador Ricardo Santos is continuing to show his full potential since gaining his tour card in 2011 building extremely well on his maiden victory at the Madeira Islands Open, Portugal last year. Sporting head to toe FootJoy apparel, FJ Sport and FJ StaSof, Santos secured fourth spot and received a cheque for €101,018, elevating him to 11th place in the 2013 Race to Dubai standings. 

“Recording back to back victories on the European Tour is a great result. The stable of FootJoy ambassadors on all professional tours continue to perform under pressure”, commented Russell Lawes, European Marketing Manager, FootJoy. “As the tour moves to Qatar this week, we are hoping for more success in FJ usage counts and wins.

Whether it is the all-round excellence of FJ ICON, the Xtreme Platform Stability of the XPS-1, the reliability and consistent performance of DryJoys Tour, the sports performance of the FJ Sport, the multi-functional, lifestyle-infused Contour Casual, or the minimal construction and maximum feel of the brand new FJ M:PROJECT, FootJoy remains the overwhelming favourite for golfers of all abilities around the world.
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