March 14, 2011
Bridgestone's Nick Price Tallies Fourth Champions Tour Career Victory at Toshiba Classic
Price Leads Impressive 'Team Bridgestone' Showing in Newport Beach
COVINGTON, GA — In Newport Beach, California, this weekend,
Nick Price made his presence felt early on delivering a Champions Tour record
11-under 60 in Friday's first round. Price then carded back-to-back 3-under par
68's to finish 17-under for the week, besting the field by one shot. Fellow Bridgestone
Golf Tour Team members, Joe Ozaki and Fred Couples
also managed to secure spots in the Top 5 with T3 and T5 finishes, respectively.
Price relied on the incredible control and consistency of the Bridgestone
TOUR B330 golf ball to lead the field in
driving accuracy hitting over 88% of his fairways for the tournament. In addition,
Price put the incredible feel and precision of the B330 on display garnering top
10 finishes in the greens in regulation, putts per round, putts per green in regulation
and eagles categories. With the victory, Price earned $255,000 and vaulted himself
into the #2 position in the early Charles Schwab Cup points standings.
"Nick had a wonderful performance last weekend at the Honda Classic in some very
tough conditions, so we are not surprised he came out firing on all the cylinders
the way we did," said Dan Murphy, Vice President of Marketing - Bridgestone Golf,
Inc. "We are pleased that Nick continues to have such success with Bridgestone balls.
He's been with us for the better part of 20 years and we feel fortunate to have
been able to share in so much of his success."
Nick Price wasn't the only Bridgestone Golf tour team member to make his presence
felt at the Toshiba Classic. Fred Couples, who also uses the TOUR B330 ball, was
a model of consistency carding rounds of 66-67-67 for an impressive total of 13-under
par and a T5 finish. Meanwhile, Joe Ozaki fired rounds of 68-64-67 to cement a tie
for third place. As impressive as the three Top 5 finishes were, perhaps most impressive
was Hall of Famer Lee Trevino relying on his
TOUR B330-RX ball to 'break his age' for the
first time ever in his career - carding a 1-under par 70 in the first round.
The B330 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.
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