Golf News – March 19, 2014

Golf News – March 19, 2014

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Tiger Woods withdraws from Arnold Palmer Invitational because of back pain

Tiger Woods pulled out of the Arnold Palmer Invitational late Tuesday afternoon because of his ongoing back pain. Here is the complete report from Associated Press Golf Writer Doug Ferguson:

Tiger Woods withdrew from the Arnold Palmer Invitational on Tuesday because of persistent pain in his back, creating even more uncertainty for golf’s No. 1 player with the Masters only three weeks away.

And that’s if Woods can even play in the Masters.

“I personally called Arnold today to tell him that, sadly, I won’t be able to play in his tournament this year,” Woods said on his website. “I would like to express my regrets to the Orlando fans, the volunteers, the tournament staff and the sponsors for having to miss the event. Unfortunately, my back spasms and the pain haven’t subsided.”

To read the complete story, click HERE.

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Jason Day’s thumb still too sore for him to play at Bay Hill

Jason Day has withdrawn from this week’s Arnold Palmer Invitational because his injured left thumb is still too sore to play.

The 26-year-old Australian hurt it during the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship, which he went on to win – the victory was the biggest of his career and vaulted him up to a career-high No. 4 in the world. He skipped the Honda Classic and had planned to play at the Cadillac Championship at Doral, but it was still problematic.

Day had an MRI in Miami on the Wednesday of the Cadillac Championship that was negative, but the doctor prescribed rest.

To read the complete story, click HERE.

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FootJoy Unveils Stylish FJ City Shoe Collection

FAIRHAVEN, Mass. (March 18, 2014) — FootJoy, the #1 Shoe in Golf,
announced today the debut of FJ City, a new shoe collection offering men a
stylish and functional option on the golf course. FJ City is inspired by
popular street styles and features trendy designs made of high-quality,
full-grain waterproof leather uppers and a durable, cleated outsole. The
line offers six styles and a variety of eye-catching two-tone color
options. Five of the styles are also available with a spikeless outsole
through the FJ Professional line for wear on and off the course.

“The new FJ City line gives fashion-conscious  players seeking the latest
in footwear trends an alternative shoe option that not only delivers the
performance features to play well, but stylish designs to look their best
on the course and in the clubhouse,” said Doug Robinson, Vice President of
Design and Development Worldwide at FootJoy. “FJ City was inspired by
modern trends and is a sophisticated balance between performance and style.
Each design element, material and color combination was carefully selected
in order to deliver a polished, well-crafted shoe.”

KEY FEATURES AND BENEFITS:

• Full Grain Leather Uppers provide a soft, supple feel and tailored
fashion appeal.
• Fashion Forward Designs enhance a player’s style without sacrificing
performance and function.
• Color Pop EVA Cushioned Midsole offers two-tone color accents in a
variety of pairings for a sleek and eye-catching appearance.
• DuraMax™ Rubber Outsole delivers comfortable and flexible feel while
offering stability and traction underfoot.
• Two-Year Waterproof Warranty
• MSRP: $180

STYLES:
Plain Toe Blucher: white/blue, tan/burgundy, grey/orange
Shield Tip: taupe/yellow, black/mocha, off white/black

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Andrew Bogren

News & Release Coordinator at Plugged In Golf
Drew is passionate about keeping up on the latest in golf technology and staying on top of the latest products and offerings from around the industry. When Drew is away from the golf world, he works in the Chicago area as an accountant and lives with his wife.

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