May 14, 2012
Kuchar Tames TPC Sawgrass with New TOUR B330-S
Kuchar Relies on Bridgestone Equipment in PLAYERS Championship Title Run
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FLORIDA — On Mother's Day, May 13th,
Matt Kuchar delivered a gift to his wife and Mom that they will never forget, a
PLAYERS Championship title. And a million-dollar smile to celebrate the win! Kuchar's
joyful victory also marked an important occasion for Bridgestone Golf, as it was
the first PGA TOUR win for Bridgestone's new 2012 TOUR B330-S golf ball, featuring
the company's proprietary Dual Dimple Design cover.
In his PLAYERS triumph, the biggest of his career to date, Kuchar relied on a deft
short game, precision iron play, unflappable resolve and an enviable countenance
down the stretch to outlast one of the toughest fields in golf this year, finishing
at 13-under par - two better than his nearest competitor. Down the stretch, Kuchar
trusted his J40 Cavity Back irons and
new TOUR B330-S ball to hit an incredible
9 out of 9 greens in regulation on the Back 9 at Sawgrass.
"To win the PLAYERS Championship against what is probably the toughest field in
golf is just an unbelievable feeling," said Kuchar. "I was able to really pull off
some big shots out here all week. Those Bridgestone balls, they just listen."
The enhanced precision and feel of the new Bridgestone TOUR B330-S ball was on full
display at Sawgrass as Kuchar finished the tournament T3 in Birdies (22), T3 in
Greens-in-Regulation (73.6%) and #1 in Proximity to the Hole (a measure of the distance
from the hole that approach shots finish).
Kuchar earned $1.71 million (golf's biggest single event payday) for the win and
vaulted himself into the 6th position in the 2012 FedEx Cup standings
and 5th in the Official World Golf Rankings.
Kuchar's Bridgestone Arsenal in his 2012 PLAYERS Championship Victory
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