September 24, 2012
Snedeker's "Double-Dip": TOUR Championship Win Delivers Golf's Premier Prize - The FedExCup
Caps Record-Year for Bridgestone Tour Team
COVINGTON, GA — Continuing the best season of his professional golf
career, Brandt Snedeker doubled-up with the
TOUR B330 golf ball to command a three-shot
victory at the 2012 TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola on Sunday and capture
the coveted FedExCup. Snedeker negotiated the storied East Lake Golf Club in metro
Atlanta in 10-under par, recording rounds of 68-70-64-68. With the win, the biggest
of his career, Snedeker also captured the 2012 FedExCup and the $10 million bonus
that comes with it. Snedeker's TOUR Championship win marks the fourth PGA TOUR title
of his career. Together, the wins delivered $11.44 million for the week and a season
total of $14,989,739.
In his victory, Snedeker relied on Bridgestone's TOUR B330 golf ball,
J40 Cavity Back Irons and J40 Black Oxide Wedges.
Brandt's Bridgestone Arsenal
Snedeker finished the week ranked #1 in Birdies (20), #1 in Stroked-Gained-Putting
(1.676), #2 in Driving Accuracy (66%), #2 in Putts Per Round (27.5) and T7 in Greens-In-Regulation
(69.4%). After an early final Round double bogey, Snedeker relied on the increased
consistency and spin performance of the TOUR B330 and the precision shot-making
of the J40 Cavity Back irons to bounce back and card four birdies down the stretch.
"The new dual dimples on the cover of the B330 ball allows it to perform great in
the wind," said Snedeker. "Even in the blustery conditions at East Lake, I had confidence
in firing at pins coming down the stretch, because the ball holds its line so well."
"Brandt has turned in one incredible year, and we're just glad that we could play
a small part in it," said Dan Murphy, Vice President of Marketing - Bridgestone
Golf, Inc. "To have our first FedExCup Champion is amazing and for him to seal-the-deal
here, in Bridgestone's hometown of Atlanta, just makes it even more special."
Snedeker's victory at the TOUR Championship combined with FedExCup award gives
him a total earnings windfall of $11,144,000, vaulting him into first place on the
2012 PGA TOUR Money List and into the Top 10 in the Official World Golf Rankings
for the first time in his career.
Sneds' FedExCup Championship Continues Hallmark Year for Bridgestone Tour Team
Brandt Snedeker's impressive performance at East Lake this weekend makes for a fitting
exclamation point on the Bridgestone Golf Tour Team's 2012 season to remember. The
2012 season featured victories on all four major professional golf tours (PGA TOUR,
CHAMPIONS, Web.Com, and LPGA), and now Bridgestone Golf players currently hold three
of the most prestigious titles in golf (2012 PLAYERS Championship, 2012 TOUR Championship
and 2012 FedExCup Champ). In addition, this week, Bridgestone Tour team members,
Davis Love III, Fred Couples, Matt Kuchar and Brandt Snedeker
will all play a part in the United States team's effort to to regain the Ryder
Cup. Below is a rewind of the Bridgestone Tour team's most memorable moments from
the 2012 season.
Visit www.bridgestonegolf.com to see Bridgestone Golf's entire 2012 Tour Team and
to view the complete lineup of new products.
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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,
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
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events, visit www.bridgestonegolf.com.