bridgestonegolf RT@aneelb: Congrats Kuchar on winning the @RBCHeritage! Proud to have him as @Workday ambassador. Cc @PGATOUR @bridgestonegolf @GreyGoose
Twitter about 8 hours ago  (published: 04/20 06:52 PM EDT)
bridgestonegolf RT@RBC_Heritage: Matt Kuchar, it's time for the Tartan Jacket! Kuchar is the 2014 #RBCHeritage Champion.
Twitter about 9 hours ago  (published: 04/20 05:52 PM EDT)
bridgestonegolf Congratulations to Matt Kuchar, winner of the 2014 @RBC_Heritage! #Kuuuuuuuch #BoomIt
Twitter about 9 hours ago  (published: 04/20 05:32 PM EDT)
bridgestonegolf What a birdie finish #Kuuuuuuuuch!
Twitter about 9 hours ago  (published: 04/20 04:56 PM EDT)
Bill, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida True Balance Putters Product Comment. Hello Bridgestone Golf. Just took my DT-01 True Balance Putter with the oversized grip to the golf course and practiced on the putting green for about 30 minutes. Was making everything. Took it to the golf course for 9 holes, shot 33 with a total of 12 putts. The putter looks great, feels great and is almost impossible to decelerate. I have played golf for over 50 years and this is the best putter I have ever had in the bag. Goodbye Scotty Cameron, hello Bridgestone Golf. The putter is pure gold and once folks get a chance to give it a try it will sell itself. Thanks Bridgestone Golf.
product 2 days ago  (published: 04/18 11:13 PM EDT)
AWedgeButton Selfie with @BrandtSnedeker Ryder Cup bag at the Golf Club of Tennessee! #prettycool
Twitter 2 days ago  (published: 04/18 11:12 PM EDT)
jaybruce3 @bridgestonegolf some of the best clubs I have ever swung!!!!
Twitter 2 days ago  (published: 04/18 11:12 PM EDT)
Fred Gillum I had a really good day at the Champions Tour event at the TPC Sugarloaf. Even in the rain! It was a much needed diversion...going back to the final round on Sunday! Go Freddy Couples...or John Cook or Kenny Perry or....Jay Haas or....
Facebook 2 days ago  (published: 04/18 11:12 PM EDT)
Mr_Hufflebuff Played a Bridgestone for the first time and shot 82 at sandcreek, I like that ball. I gave @lukeg88 crap forever for hitting Bridgestone.
Twitter 2 days ago  (published: 04/18 11:12 PM EDT)
GP Golf Watching Matt Kuchar last week was extremely impressive. Very straight hitter, great short game and a swing that repeats on something called the inner circle....very few golfers get on and stay on the inner circle. Kuch manages to do so more often than he has one of the best coaches in golf to help him in Chris O'connell.
Facebook 2 days ago  (published: 04/18 11:11 PM EDT)


April 2, 2007

Bridgestone Firestone North American Tire Enters Marketing Partnership With PGA TOUR

Becomes "Official Tire of the PGA TOUR and Champions Tour"

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla., and NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The PGA TOUR and Bridgestone Firestone North American Tire, LLC (BFNT), have entered into a three-year official marketing partnership, whereby the Bridgestone brand receives exclusive designation as the "Official Tire of the PGA TOUR and Champions Tour."

BFNT plans to leverage its new affiliation with the TOUR through an integrated, multi-media marketing campaign based on the theme "Improve Your Drive." This includes short instructional videos featuring Bridgestone PGA TOUR players Matt Kuchar, Will MacKenzie, Brandt Snedeker and Kevin Stadler that will appear on and provide golf tips on how to Improve Your Drive on the golf course.

"We are extremely pleased that BFNT, whose parent company is the current sponsor of the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational, is broadening its relationship with the PGA TOUR by becoming an official marketing partner through Bridgestone Tires," said Tom Wade, Chief Marketing Officer for the PGA TOUR. "Bridgestone is a great brand that plans to aggressively activate this new platform, which only helps extend the PGA TOUR brand."

BFNT will also have an on-site component at select PGA TOUR events to help fans improve their drive on the road and on the fairway. The Improve Your Drive expo will feature the Bridgestone Golf Ball Fitting Challenge as well as display Bridgestone SUV/truck, sedan and performance tires. While fans are waiting their turn to find out which ball is best for their golf game, they can learn which Bridgestone tire is best for their vehicle. Along with informational displays featuring the tires, a video monitor will alternate showing golf tips from Bridgestone PGA TOUR players and the new "It's Bridgestone or Nothing" commercials and test-track footage. Brand ambassadors will be on-site to distribute literature and answer fans' questions.

Finally, BFNT will feature its brand advertising in golf-themed media outlets, including commercial advertising on CBS and GOLF CHANNEL and print advertising within golf publications such as Golf Digest and Golf World.

"We are thrilled to partner with the PGA TOUR," said Phil Pacsi, Vice President of Consumer Tire Marketing. "The PGA TOUR and its fan base are a perfect fit for the Bridgestone Brand, and we look forward to sharing our exciting 'It's Bridgestone or Nothing' campaign with them."

About Bridgestone Firestone North American Tire, LLC
Nashville-based Bridgestone Firestone North American Tire, LLC is a subsidiary of Bridgestone Americas Holding, Inc., whose parent company, Bridgestone Corporation, is the world's largest tire and rubber company. BFNT develops, manufactures and markets Bridgestone, Firestone and associate brand tires. The company is focused on wholesale and original equipment markets, supplying passenger, light truck, commercial vehicle, off-road, motorcycle, agricultural and other tires to its customers in North America.

About Bridgestone Corporation
Bridgestone Corporation, headquartered in Tokyo, is the world's largest manufacturer of tires and other rubber products. Tires account for 80 percent of Bridgestone Group sales worldwide. The company also manufactures industrial rubber and chemical products, sporting goods, and other diversified products. It sells its tires and other products in more than 150 nations.

About the PGA TOUR
The PGA TOUR is a tax-exempt membership organization of professional golfers. Its primary purpose is to provide competitive earnings opportunities for past, current and future members of the PGA TOUR, Champions Tour and Nationwide Tour; to protect the integrity of the game; and to help grow the reach of the game in the U.S. and around the world.

In 2007, the three Tours will compete in approximately 110 events for approximately $340 million in prize money. Tournaments are being held in six countries outside the U.S. and in 36 states.

In addition to providing competitive opportunities for its membership, TOUR events also generate significant funds for local charities. In fact, the three Tours have surpassed the $1 billion mark in overall charitable contributions. The PGA TOUR's web site address is and the company is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL.

# # #

Contact Information:

Chris Smith
(904) 273-3379

Jeremy Smith
Bridgestone Firestone North American Tire, LLC
(877) 201-2373