FootJoy, the #1 Shoe & Glove in Golf, is celebrating after brand ambassador Alexander Levy claimed the first European Tour title of his career with victory at the Volvo China Open. The Frenchman clinched victory with a comfortable four-shot margin at Genzon Golf Club, Shenzhen, following a final round 69 for a closing total of 19-under-par, 269.
Trusting the superior comfort and fit of the FJ Sport™ Shoe and FJ StaSof® Glove, 23-year-old Levy laid the foundations for success with a course record 62 in the second round and replicated that form on the final day with five birdies. Even a double-bogey six at the tricky par-4 15th couldn’t derail Levy’s charge for victory, as back-to-back birdies at the 71st and 72nd holes saw him cross the finishing line with shots to spare.
Levy was joined at the top of the Volvo China Open leaderboard by a host of fellow FJ loyalists, including world #3 Henrik Stenson, Spain’s Rafael Cabrera-Bello and Michael Hoey of Northern Ireland. A blemish-free, seven-birdie final round of 65 from Stenson helps to edge the Swede ever-closer to top spot in the Official Golf World Ranking, while Levy’s victory, accompanied by a winner’s cheque for almost €390,000, catapults him from #282 to #137.
“Everyone at FootJoy is delighted for Alexander after his stunning win in China in only his second year on tour, which once again helps to validate the superior performance of FJ shoes and gloves,” commented Russell Lawes, FootJoy Marketing Manager. “After FJ ambassador Brett Rumford’s victory at the same event last year, it is fantastic to see another of our loyalists take the title this time around and wish him the best over the coming weeks.”
Once again, the FootJoy brand dominated the counts on both the PGA and European Tours with the majority of golfers choosing to sport models from its unrivalled shoe and glove ranges. At the Volvo China Open, a total of 64% of golfers chose to wear FJ footwear – almost four times that of the nearest competitor - while 45% utilised performance-enhancing FJ gloves.
The brand’s overwhelming popularity was also evident at the PGA Tour’s Zurich Classic of New Orleans, where 57% and 39% of the field opted to wear FJ shoes and gloves, respectively.
Whether it is the all-round excellence and superior comfort of FJ ICON™, the reliability and consistent performance of the DryJoys family, the advanced feel of D.N.A. or the athletic-infused performance of the FJ Sport, FootJoy remains the overwhelming favourite for golfers of all abilities around the world.FootJoy®. The #1 Shoe and Glove in Golf