October 18, 2011
Couples Relies on B330 Ball in Record-Breaking Win at AT&T Championship
2011 Presidents Cup Captain Wins 2nd Champions Tour Event This Season
COVINGTON, GA — In San Antonio, Texas, this weekend,
Fred Couples put
on a precision shot-making clinic that made for the most dominant victory on the
Champions Tour this season, winning the AT&T Championship by a record 7 shots.
With the win, Couples earned $270,000 and vaulted himself into the top 10 of the
Charles Schwab Cup race, despite having only 9 starts on the Champions Tour in 2011.
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 297 yards per drive) and T1 in Greens in Regulation (hitting
an incredible 87%), respectively. In addition, Freddie led the field in birdies,
carding 26 across three rounds, including an astonishing 12 in round two. Couples
54-hole tournament total of 193 shattered the current tournament record of 195 set
"When Fred Couples is on like he was this week, there is no one in golf that is more
exciting to watch, at any level," said Dan Murphy, Vice President of Marketing -
Bridgestone Golf, Inc. "He was throwing absolute darts at the flag all weekend,
and that, combined with his hot putting, made him a lot of fun to follow."
Freddie's Bridgestone Arsenal
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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.
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