January 24, 2007
Bridgestone Set To Make Boom On Tour With Young Guns In 2007
Bridgestone Looking for Big Things from Trio of 2006 Nationwide Grads
Covington, Ga. — Bridgestone Golf, already well-established with PGA TOUR icons like Fred Couples, Nick Price and
Stuart Appleby, is adding a shot of youth to its TOUR team lineup in 2007. Matt Kuchar, Brandt Snedeker and Kevin Stadler,
a trio of rising stars that made hay on the Nationwide Tour last season will join Couples and Appleby in carrying the Bridgestone
Golf flag on the PGA TOUR this season.
Kuchar, a PGA TOUR winner as a rookie is making his return to the TOUR in 2007, and with a bag of Bridgestone equipment,
he is feeling confident.
"I am excited about returning to the TOUR this year with a few years under my belt," said Kuchar. "I've grown a lot as a
golfer since my last year on TOUR and I expect that my experience as well as a fine-tuning of my game will yield long-term
success. After being with Bridgestone for over 5 years, I've grown accustomed to having the best technology available in
my equipment, so that is also a source of confidence as I return to the TOUR."
This year Kuchar will be playing the Bridgestone Golf J33R driver, J33 Cavity Back irons (4-PW), #3 J33 AirMuscle Utility
Club and the new TOUR B330-S golf balls.
Brandt Snedeker, a former U.S. Pub-Links Champion and 2-time winner on the Nationwide Tour in 2006 also has full status
on the PGA TOUR in 2007, by virtue of his 9th place finish on the Nationwide Money List. Snedeker also will rely on the
new B330-S golf ball in all professional competitions in 2007.
"The ball gives me even more distance off the tee than the original, and the feel and spin control are noticeably improved
as well. This ball makes me confident that I have equipment that will perform under the rigorous conditions, typically associated
with the TOUR." Completing the trio of "Bridgestone Young Guns" is the recently signed Kevin Stadler. Stadler also was a
2-time winner on the Nationwide Tour last year and is poised to make quite a splash on the PGA TOUR. Stadler will rely on
the new TOUR B330 golf ball in all professional competitions in 2007.
For more information on the entire Bridgestone Tour team visit www.bridgestonegolf.com.
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Bridgestone Golf, Inc., based in Covington, GA, manufactures and markets premium
golf balls, clubs and accessories under the Bridgestone and Precept brand names.
Bridgestone is represented on a world stage by a number of internationally famed
Fred Couples, Matt Kuchar, Davis Love III,
Nick Price, Brandt Snedeker, Karrie Webb and Paula Creamer.
Bridgestone Golf, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Bridgestone Sports Co. Ltd.,
whose headquarters are in Tokyo. For more information visit www.bridgestonegolf.com.
Bridgestone Golf, Inc. is proud to be the #1 Ball Fitter in Golf as the industry
leader in live launch monitor fittings. Bridgestone provides three ways for golfers
to find the ball that best fits their game: live fittings through the
Bridgestone Ball Fitting Challenge, live online
chats with ball fitting
experts through its B-FIT service, and an easily accessible
Online Ball Selection Guide. For more
information on ball fitting, including a complete schedule of Ball Fitting Challenge
events, visit www.bridgestonegolf.com.