July 13, 2010
Bridgestone Has RX For Creamer's First Major Victory
Paula Creamer Wins 2010 U.S. Women's Open with
Bridgestone TOUR B330-RX Golf Ball
Covington, Ga. - At famed Oakmont Country Club this weekend, LPGA superstar
Paula Creamer teamed with Bridgestone Golf to capture the 2010 U.S. Women's Open,
her first career 'major' — despite battling a sore thumb and a golf course that yielded
only a single under-par scorecard. Paula's victory was also the first major victory
for Bridgestone's B330-RX — the only golf ball designed for Tour performance on
and around the greens, yet optimized for moderate swing speeds off the tee for better
distance and accuracy.
Creamer used a deft touch and laser-like iron approaches down the stretch on Sunday
to secure the title in convincing fashion, besting her nearest competitor by four
shots with a tournament total 281 (3-under par. As a result of a rain-delayed second
round, Creamer put her injured thumb through a rigorous endurance test, playing
23 holes on Sunday and a total of 52 holes over the weekend. For the week, Creamer
hit an impressive 75% of fairways-in-regulation, ranking near the top of the field
in that category. Further demonstrating the improved accuracy of the B330-RX, Paula
managed 72% greens-in-regulation at Oakmont, which also put her in the top 10 of
"Earlier this year we put Paula through an extensive ball-fitting," said Dan Murphy,
Vice President of Marketing — Bridgestone Golf, Inc. "During the fitting we found
that Paula was producing excess driver spin with firmer golf balls that actually
limited her distance off the tee. We also discovered her swing was ideal for the
softer new B330-RX. She began testing it and absolutely fell in love with it. Paula
was a little disappointed that we didn't have her trademark Sunday pink B330-RX
but considering the results this past Sunday she might have a new tradition! We
are really excited for Paula because we know how much this championship means to
her. Having the first major championship title for the B330-RX is incredible for
our brand, as well. The ball has had a great reception at retail since we launched
it in March and this win will help continue that momentum."
Low Am Also Relies on B330-RX Golf Ball
In addition to Creamer, Bridgestone Golf had 11 players in the field trusting its
golf balls. In fact, the low amateur finisher at the event also relied on the consistent
performance of the B330-RX golf ball in her T41st finish at Oakmont.
The 2010 B330-RX family of balls feature a street price of $42.99 per dozen (suggested
retail price of $56 per dozen) and are available now at golf specialty stores and
green grass retailers nationwide.
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.