February 27, 2013

Bridgestone's Dynamic Duo Claims Top 2 Spots in Early FedEx Cup Standings

COVINGTON, GA — The PGA TOUR officially closed the books on the 2013 West Coast Swing with Bridgestone's Matt Kuchar winning the 2013 WGC Accenture Match Play Championship this past week. With the victory, Kuchar ascended to #2 in the current FedEx Cup standings, giving Bridgestone Tour team members (Brandt Snedeker is #1) both of the top 2 spots.

Having both played in 5 events this season, Kuchar and Snedeker have combined for greater than $4.8 million in earnings, and neither of Bridgestone's "one-two punch" have missed a cut in 10 total events this year. In fact, Bridgestone's entire tour team has amassed 14 made cuts out of 16 possible events started in the young season.

"We've been with Kuch and Sneds for a long time, since they were playing on the Nationwide Tour, in fact," said Dan Murphy, Vice President of Marketing - Bridgestone Golf, Inc. "To see them having the success they are is incredible. It sort of feels like the Bridgestone brand has grown up with these two and I'm confident neither the brand nor the guys are done growing. We are excited to see what lies ahead."

Both Snedeker and Kuchar rely on the TOUR B330 family of golf balls and J40 family of clubs. For more information on Bridgestone'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 golfers including 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.

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