Golf News for Wednesday, April 3, 2013 | Products

FootJoy congratulates D.A. Points on Shell Houston Open victory

FAIRHAVEN, Mass. -- FJ, the #1 shoe in golf, congratulates D.A. Points on winning the Shell Houston Open for his second career victory. Points topped a leaderboard that demonstrates how, on any given week, virtually the entire FJ shoe line is represented on Tour. In fact, among the top 22 finishers in Houston, seven different categories were chosen by the world's best players.

Points wears XPS-1 golf shoes from FJ, engineered to deliver unparalleled levels of platform stability and balance for players of all abilities.

"XPS-1 is the best. It gives me the comfort and stability I need to play my best golf," said D.A. Points. "I feel completely locked in so am confident with every shot I need to hit."

FJ's philosophy is to provide products for players of all abilities and preferences. Player needs and preferences differ when it comes to performance footwear.

Players like D.A. Points choose XPS-1 for the ultimate in platform and lateral stability. Conversely, players like Ben Crane (T4) choose Contour Series™, the #1 selling shoe in golf, for its superior comfort and flexibility. Bill Haas (T10) recently tried FJ Sport and said "they're the most comfortable shoes I've worn," while second round leader Steve Wheatcroft opted for the all-new M:PROJECT™.

On any given week, up to 11 different categories of shoes from the FJ line are represented on the PGA Tour. Looking at the top of the leader board from the Shell Houston Open demonstrates the incredible range of products in use:

1 D.A. Points (XPS-1, SciFlex)
T2 Billy Horschel (FJ ICON™ MyJoys)
T2 Henrik Stenson (FJ ICON)
T4 Ben Crane (Contour Series)
T6 Brian Davis (FJ ICON/FJ Sport)
9 Jason Kokrak (FJ ICON/FJ Sport)
T10 Brendon de Jonge (FJ ICON)
T10 Bill Haas (FJ Sport)
T10 Louis Oosthuizen (DryJoys Tour™)
T10 Lee Westwood (FJ ICON)
T16 Angel Cabrera (FJ ICON)
T16 Bud Cauley (FJ Sport)
T16 Cameron Tringale (FJ ICON)
T20 Charley Hoffman (FJ ICON/M:PROJECT)
T22 Doug LaBelle II (DryJoys Tour)
T22 Robert Streb (FJ ICON)
T22 Steve Wheatcroft (M:PROJECT)

More players choose FJ shoes on the PGA Tour than all other brands combined. Year to date on the PGA Tour, 61% of players have worn FJ versus 18% for the nearest competitor.

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Chris Garrett
Sr. Manager, Consumer Marketing - FootJoy
Acushnet Company