FOOTJOY BRAND AMBASSADOR MANASSERO ENTERS THE RECORD BOOKS FOLLOWING PLAYOFF VICTORY AT THE BARCLAYS SINGAPORE OPEN

12/4/2012 9:52:40 AM
Matteo Manassero ()
Matteo Manassero ()
FootJoy, the #1 Shoe and Glove in Golf, enjoyed yet another historic weekend on the European Tour as brand ambassador, Matteo Manassero claimed the third title of his young career at the Barclays Singapore Open. After play was delayed on days two and three at the Sentosa Golf Club due to storms, the 19 year-old eventually prevailed with an eagle at the third play-off hole from to defeat fellow FJ wearer, Louis Oosthuizen. In doing so he became the first teenager ever to win three European Tour titles. 

Trusting the athletic performance and superior comfort of the FJ Sport golf shoe and the unrivalled grip and comfort of the FJ StaSof glove, Manassero surged into a two-shot lead after the third round with a stunning round of seven under par 64. The Italian, who became The European Tour’s youngest winner two years ago and added a second title in neighbouring Malaysia last season, then birdied the 72nd hole for a final round 69 to tie with Oosthuizen on 13 under, after the former Open Champion had closed with a 67. A tense playoff ensued with the Italian eventually holing a thrilling eagle putt from 15 feet at the third play-off hole to deny Oosthuizen a third win of the season. World #1 Rory McIlroy completed an FJ shoe and glove one-two-three and in doing so also secured the coveted season-long Race to Dubai title. 

Striding the fairways of Sentosa in his trusted, performance-infused FJ Sport golf shoes and superior comfort and feel of the FJ PureTouch glove, McIlroy follows in the footsteps of fellow FJ ambassador, Luke Donald by winning the money lists on both sides of the Atlantic.

“On behalf of everyone at FootJoy I would like to extend our congratulations to Matteo on this magnificent victory; to have three European Tour victories as a teenager is an exceptional achievement,” commented Russell Lawes, European Marketing Manager – FootJoy. “To also have another FJ- dominated 1-2-3 and see Rory capture the Race to Dubai title makes this a truly special week in what has already been a historic year on golf’s main professional tours.”

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 or the multi-functional, lifestyle-infused Contour Casual, FootJoy remains the overwhelming favourite for golfers of all abilities around the world.

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