January 24, 2007
Bridgestone Adds Some Pop To Expanding Tour Team
Bridgestone Golf Signs Rising Star Kevin Stadler to a Multi-Year Deal
Covington, Ga. — Bridgestone Golf announced today that it has added some young star power to its growing TOUR Team,
with the addition of 2006 Nationwide Tour grad, Kevin Stadler.
In 2007, Stadler will play the new TOUR B330 golf ball in all professional competition. Stadler expects to put the new sphere
in play at the first full field event of the year, the 2007 Sony Open at Waialae Country Club in Honolulu, HI. In addition
to the new TOUR B330, Stadler will be a Bridgestone endorser from head-to-toe emblazoned with a Bridgestone Golf logo on
his cap, glove, shirt and staff bag in all 2007 professional events and appearances.
"Kevin turned a lot of heads last year at the WGC Bridgestone Invitational, securing a Top 15 finish after four very solid
rounds of golf on a major championship caliber course, at Firestone Country Club," said Dan Murphy. "We are pleased to have
him join our team and know that as a representative of the Bridgestone brand he will be a lot of fun to watch in 2007."
In 2006, Stadler recorded three worldwide victories with his first European Tour win coming at the 2006 Johnnie Walker Classic.
His additional two victories were Nationwide Tour titles, coming at the 2006 Xerox Classic and Albertson's Boise Open.
While the terms of the deal will remain undisclosed at this time, the company is pleased to report the contract is for a
Along with Stadler, current Bridgestone Tour team members Matt Kuchar and Brandt Snedeker have also secured full exempt
status on the PGA TOUR in 2007, thanks to their top 20 finishes on the Nationwide Tour, as well. 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.