FootJoy continues major domination

Ernie Els won the 141st Open Championship at Royal Lytham and St Annes to secure a third consecutive major victory for Footjoy

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FootJoy remained on course for an equipment grand-slam as Ernie Els won the Open Championship at Royal Lytham and St Annes wearing FJ Icons.

Bubba Watson and Webb Simpson also wore the FJ Icons as they recorded their maiden major titles at the Masters and US Open respectively.

Ten players in the top ten and ties at Lytham also competed in FJ golf shoes, including runner-up Adam Scott in performance infused FJ Sport shoes and world number one Luke Donald in FJ Icons.

On the other side of the Atlantic, Scott Stallings recorded victory in FJ Sport shoes and the FJ PureTouch glove at the PGA Tour's True South Classic in Mississippi.

FootJoy also boasted a dominant share of the shoe and glove counts at the Open. More than 50% of the field strode the fairways in FJ shoes, with the nearest competitor accounting for just 17%.

FootJoy also led the glove count with 54 players - 35% of the field - choosing one of FJ's wide array of comfortable, high-performance gloves.

Russell Lawes, FootJoy's European Marketing Manager, said: "To have one product win the first three major championships of the year is an incredible achievement.

"To end the week as the number one shoe and glove at Royal Lytham and St Annes and secure yet another triple-win weekend continues a truly magnificent year for FootJoy."

Nick Bonfield
Nick Bonfield

Nick Bonfield joined Golf Monthly in 2012 after graduating from Exeter University and earning an NCTJ-accredited journalism diploma from News Associates in Wimbledon. He is responsible for managing production of the magazine, sub-editing, commissioning and feature writing. Most of his online work is opinion-based and typically centres around the Majors and significant events in the global golfing calendar. Nick has been an avid golf fan since the age of ten and became obsessed with the professional game after watching Mike Weir and Shaun Micheel with The Masters and USPGA respectively in 2003. In his time with Golf Monthly, he's interviewed the likes of Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose, Jose Maria Olazabal, Henrik Stenson, Padraig Harrington, Lee Westwood and Billy Horschel and has ghost-written columns for Westwood, Wayne Riley, Matthew Southgate, Chris Wood and Eddie Pepperell. Nick is a 12-handicap golfer and his favourite courses include Old Head, Sunningdale New, Penha Longha, Valderrama and Bearwood Lakes. If you have a feature pitch for Nick, please email nick.bonfield@futurenet.com with 'Pitch' in the subject line. Nick is currently playing: Driver: TaylorMade M1 Fairway wood: TaylorMade RBZ Stage 2 Hybrid: Ping Crossover Irons (4-9): Nike Vapor Speed Wedges: Cleveland CBX Full Face, 56˚, Titleist Vokey SM4, 60˚ Putter: testing in progress! Ball: TaylorMade TP5x