August 22, 2011
Couples Rides B330 Back Into Winner's Circle for First Career Senior Major Title
2011 President's Cup Captain Makes Return from Extended Layoff a Memorable One
COVINGTON, GA — In Harrison, NY, this weekend,
Fred Couples made his long awaited return to competition in grand fashion,
recording his first career Champions Tour major victory at the Constellation Energy
Senior Players Championship. Couples outlasted the wind and rain of the final round
at historic Westchester Country Club to card an even par 71 on Sunday, putting him
into a sudden death playoff. On the third playoff hole, Couples displayed the precision
shot-making that made him the leader in Greens in Regulation for the week, stiffing
a wedge to three feet to make birdie.
Playing just his fifth event on the Champions Tour this year, Couples relied on
the incredible distance and accuracy of the Bridgestone
TOUR B330 golf ball and J38
Dual Pocket Cavity irons as he finished third in Driving Distance (with
an average of 281 yards per drive) and T1 in Greens in Regulation (hitting an incredible
84.7%), respectively. With the victory, Couples earned $405,000 and vaulted himself
into the #11 position in the Charles Schwab Cup points standings. With the victory,
Couples also earned an invite to the 2012 PLAYERS Championship.
"Fred never ceases to amaze," said Dan Murphy, Vice President of Marketing - Bridgestone
Golf, Inc. "He is one of the best iron players on any Tour and that talent for shot-making
brings a ton of excitement to the game. If this is any indication of what a healthy
Fred Couples is capable of, both the Champions and PGA Tours will be in for a treat."
Freddie's Bridgestone Arsenal
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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.
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whose headquarters are in Tokyo.
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