August 30, 2010
Kuchar and Bridgestone Deliver First FedEx Cup Victory at Barclays
Full Bag of Bridgestone Powers Kuchar to #1 Spot in Playoffs
COVINGTON, GA - Just one week after cementing his spot on the U.S. Ryder
Cup squad, rising PGA TOUR superstar and Bridgestone Tour team member,
Matt Kuchar carded a final round 66 and a thrilling extra hole finish to
secure his first ever FedEx Cup Playoffs victory at storied Ridgewood Country Club.
Playing a prototype B330-S ball, Kuchar
shot a 5-under par final round, earned the early clubhouse lead and, ultimately,
captured the 2010 Barclays Classic title with a stunning birdie on the first hole
of the sudden death playoff.
On the 73rd hole, Kuchar showcased the exceptional performance of his
Bridgestone B330-S prototype ball, when
he engineered an amazing 7-iron approach from 192 yards to kick-in birdie range,
using his J38 7-iron from a difficult
lie in the left rough. The victory, Kuchar's first in a career year filled with
top 10 finishes in several high-profile events, vaulted him to the #1 spot atop
the 2010 FedEx Cup Playoffs, the #1 spot on the 2010 Official Money List, #1 in
scoring average, #1 in 2010 Top Ten Finishes and into the top 10 of the World Golf
Rankings for the first time in his career.
"Watching Matt boom it down the stretch was awesome," said Dan Murphy, Vice President
of Marketing - Bridgestone Golf, Inc. "This was one of the more dramatic events
so far this year. It truly is a fitting start to what promises to be the most competitive
Playoffs race ever. We're thrilled that Bridgestone is able to continue to play
a role in Matt's incredible ascension to one of the best players in the world."
In addition to a prototype Bridgestone TOUR B330-S
golf ball, Kuchar also utilized versions of Bridgestone's
J38 driver and J38 Cavity Back irons
on his way to victory. Below is a rundown of all the Bridgestone equipment in Kuchar's
What's in Matt Kuchar's 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.
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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
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experts through its B-FIT service, and an easily accessible
Online Ball Selection Guide. For more
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events, visit www.bridgestonegolf.com.