March 8, 2010
Couples and Bridgestone Make It Two In A Row With Win At Toshiba
Boom Boom Relies on J38 Dual Pocket Cavity Irons and B330 ball in Win at Newport Beach
Covington, Ga. - In his first Champions Tour event since his inaugural win
in February, Fred Couples soared to his second title on the 50-and-over circuit,
this weekend. The victory netted Couples $255,000 for a total of $691,000 earned
through three events - stretching his Charles Schwab Cup points lead to almost 300
over his nearest competitor.
Couples relied on the new Bridgestone Golf J38 Dual Pocket Cavity irons
(3-PW) and his trusted TOUR B330 Golf Ball to scorch the field with
a final round 65, making the margin of victory an impressive four shots. For the
tournament, Couples was 18-under par and finished at or near the top of several
statistical categories for the week including Driving Distance(1), Greens-in-Regulation(T6),
Birdies(1), Eagles(T2) and Putts Per GIR(3).
"Fred's play on the Champions Tour in the early going has been nothing short of
spectacular," said Dan Murphy, Bridgestone Golf - Vice President of Marketing. "His
combination of power and precision iron play has made him the dominant force out
there. We expect that Fred is really going to continue this dominance - and that
what you're seeing right now is only the beginning."
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,
Brandt Snedeker, Davis Love III,
Paula Creamer, Nick Price,
and Lee Trevino.
Bridgestone Golf, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Bridgestone Sports Co. Ltd.,
whose headquarters are in Tokyo.
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.