February 15, 2010
Couples and Bridgestone Team Up For Valentine's Day To Remember
In Just 2nd Event Played, Couples Records First Champions Tour Victory
Covington, Ga. - There are few professional golfers throughout the world
as beloved by fans as Fred Couples. So it was fitting then, that 'Boom Boom' recorded
his maiden Champions Tour victory at The Ace Group Classic on Valentine's Day. The
victory, Couples first official PGA TOUR-sanctioned win since 2003, netted him $240,000
and propelled him into early contention for the 2010 Charles Schwab Cup.
Couples relied on his new Bridgestone Golf J38 Dual Pocket Cavity Irons and his
TOUR B330 Golf Ball to fire a final round 64, eclipsing his nearest competitor
by a single shot. For the tournament, Couples was 17-under par and finished 1st
in several statistical categories for the week including Driving Distance, Greens-in-Regulation,
Birdies, Eagles and Sand Saves. In fact, with the new J38 Dual Pocket Cavity Irons
in play, Couples had one of the best ball-striking weeks of his career - hitting
over 90% of the greens in regulation.
"Fred has been the centerpiece of our TOUR Team since the brand was introduced in
the US in 2005, so it is really gratifying to see him having the success he is as
he enters this exciting stage of his career" said Dan Murphy, Bridgestone Golf –
Vice President of Marketing. "He is knocking down flags left and right and he is
still one of the longest hitters on either TOUR. We believe that Freddie will make
a real run at the Charles Schwab Cup in 2010, and that he'll also be in contention
in some of the biggest tournaments of the year on the PGA TOUR. 2010 could be a
year to remember for Fred and Bridgestone."
For more information on what the entire Bridgestone Golf TOUR Team has in their
bags, visit www.bridgestonegolf.com.
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Editor's Note: High-Res images of all Tour Staff and all new Bridgestone equipment are available upon request.
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.