May 30, 2012
Love and Couples Welcome Nick Price as Newest Member of Bridgestone Golf Captains' Club
Bridgestone Golf Tour Team Members Set To Captain Golf's Marquee Team Events in 2012-13
COVINGTON, GEORGIA – Bridgestone Golf, the #1 ball-fitter
in golf, is proud to congratulate Fred Couples and Nick Price on their official
selections as 2013 Presidents Cup American and International team captains, respectively.
Captain Couples will attempt to lead his 3rd straight U.S. squad to victory in the
prestigious event. For 2013 International captain, Nick Price, the 2013 Presidents
Cup will provide his first opportunity to lead an international team.
The 2013 Presidents Cup will take place on the venerable Muirfield Village Golf
Club in Dublin, Ohio September 30th – October 6th of next year. Couples and Price
shared the distinction of two of the best players in the world during the nineties,
with a combined career total of 33 PGA TOUR victories, including 4 major championships,
between them. With his selection, Price now has the distinction of being the captain
with the most Presidents Cup experience, having played for the International team
a total of five times (1994, 1996, 1998, 2000 and 2003). Couples played in four
President Cups as a member of the United States team (1994, 1996, 1998 and 2005).
Couples compiled a 9-5-2 record in his Presidents Cup career, compared to Price's
8-11-4. Presently, Couples and Price both rely on the 2012 Bridgestone TOUR B330
golf ball as they continue to add chapters to their storybook careers on the Champions
The announcement of Couples and Price as Presidents Cup captains in 2013 gives Bridgestone
Golf the honor of claiming 3 out of 4 skippers in golf's marquee team events over
the next 18 months, with Davis Love III preparing to lead the U.S. team at this
September's 2012 Ryder Cup Matches at Medinah.
"Team Bridgestone members are captaining golf's biggest team events and winning
some of the sport's biggest individual championships, so we could not be more proud
of our tour team than we are right now," said Dan Murphy, Vice President of Marketing
– Bridgestone Golf, Inc. "Like the rest of the golf world, we look forward to seeing
the creative ideas Davis, Fred and Nick have for inspiring their teams."
For more information on Bridgestone Golf's entire tour team 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,
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.