September 5, 2012
Bridgestone Sends Foursome to the 2012 Ryder Cup
Bridgestone Golf Tour Team Members Set to Captain and Compete in Golf's Marquee
COVINGTON, GA — Today, U.S. Ryder Cup Team Captain
Davis Love III announced his four captain's picks for this year's team,
including first-time participant Brandt Snedeker.
With this announcement, Bridgestone Golf will send four staff members, its largest
contingent ever, to the prestigious event. Bridgestone's TOUR players will serve
as captain (Love), assistant captain (Fred Couples),
and teammates (Matt Kuchar and Brandt Snedeker)
on this year's U.S. team.
"It is exciting for Bridgestone to be so well-represented at the 2012 Ryder Cup,"
said Dan Murphy, Vice President of Marketing - Bridgestone Golf, Inc. "Davis Love
III has all the makings of a truly great captain, and I am confident that these
four will each contribute meaningfully to the American effort to regain the Cup."
Love enters Ryder Cup captaincy as one of the most decorated American Ryder Cup
point earners ever securing 11.5 points in his playing career. Having captained
two victorious President's Cup teams in 2009 and 2011, Assistant Captain Couples'
strong leadership in international team competitions will serve the U.S. well. Kuchar
makes his second Ryder Cup appearance, earning his way into the Top 8 in the Ryder
Cup standings and looks to build upon the 2 points he earned the U.S. at Celtic
Manor in 2010. Rounding out the Bridgestone foursome is Brandt Snedeker. As one
of the best pressure putters on TOUR, expectations are high for Snedeker, a Ryder
In competition, Kuchar and Snedeker will both rely on Bridgestone clubs and
TOUR B330 family balls as they have done
throughout career years on the PGA TOUR in 2012. For more information on the equipment
in Kuchar's and Snedeker's bags visit www.bridgestonegolf.com.
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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.
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.