January 15, 2009
Bridgestone Expands Relationship With PGA TOUR Rising Star
Snedeker to rely on full bag of Bridgestone equipment in 2009
Covington, Ga. - Bridgestone Golf is proud to announce that the company has expanded its relationship with Brandt
Snedeker to include golf clubs in 2009. Snedeker, who has relied on Bridgestone Golf's TOUR B330-S golf ball since the beginning
of his professional career, has decided to add Bridgestone Golf's latest premium forged offering of clubs to his arsenal
in 2009. As part of the deal, Snedeker will play Bridgestone balls and clubs, wear a Bridgestone Golf glove, sport the Bridgestone
Golf logo on his headwear and carry a Bridgestone Golf Tour bag in all professional tournaments.
Snedeker, who will rely on Bridgestone Golf's J36 Cavity Back irons (3-PW), WC Design gap wedge (52-degree), J33 3-wood
(15-degree) and a Bridgestone Golf X-Drive prototype driver (9.5-degree), is expected to debut his new sticks at the FBR
Open in Scottsdale, AZ the week of January 29th-February 1st.
"After having my two best performances in the Majors last season, I have a tremendous amount of confidence coming into 2009,
and that is only bolstered by my new club deal with Bridgestone," said Snedeker. "Bridgestone has always provided me with
a golf ball I can count on, and I am confident that being in their clubs will provide me with more consistent performance
on a shot-to-shot basis. The quality of the forgings in the irons are second to none, and the wedges provide a really great
feel for shots around the green."
In his sophomore season, the 2007 PGA TOUR Rookie of Year finished 34th in the FedEx Cup standings, made 19 of 26 cuts and
recorded five top-10 finishes (2 of which were in the Masters (T3rd) and U.S. Open (T9th)).
"2008 was a milestone year for both the Bridgestone Golf brand and Brandt," said Shigeru Nakayama, President of Bridgestone
Golf, Inc. "We are excited to have Brandt as a full-staff player in 2009 and look for big things to come."
While the financial terms of the agreement will remain undisclosed, the company is pleased to report the contract is a multi-year
For more information on the entire Bridgestone Golf 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.