January 20, 2011
Oh Captain, My Captain: Bridgestone Congratulates Davis Love III On Being Selected To Lead 2012 U.S. Ryder Cup Team
COVINGTON, GA — Earlier today, the PGA of America announced that the
newest Bridgestone Tour Team member, Davis Love III, had been chosen as United States
Captain for the 2012 Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Club. The biennial battle between
the best golfers on the PGA TOUR and the best of the European Tour will take place
on the hallowed grounds just outside Chicago, in September of 2012.
With 20 victories on the PGA Tour over a 22 year period, Love is one of only four
players under the age of 50 to earn the coveted lifetime Tour exemption. His career
is highlighted by a major championship win at the 1997 PGA Championship, two Players
Championship victories in 1992 and 2003 and membership on six Ryder Cup teams. In
his career, Love earned 11.5 points for the U.S. during the Ryder Cup competition,
with an impessive 3-1-2 record in Sunday singles matches. Love joins Fred Couples
as the two Bridgestone Tour Team members who have been selected as captain for either
of golf's two most prestigious international team competitions (Ryder Cup and Presidents
"We're very proud to have Davis as part of our Tour Team, and this incredible honor
is just another tribute to the tenacity and sportsmanship he has demonstrated as
a competitor throughout his entire career," said Dan Murphy, Vice President of Marketing
- Bridgestone Golf, Inc. "We know Davis will do the United States proud and we at
Bridgestone stand ready and willing to help any way we can during his captaincy."
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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,
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.