June 3, 2013
Family "Matt"er: Sweet Win for Kuch at Memorial
Kuchar & Bridgestone Are Fan Favorites at Jack's Place
COVINGTON, GA — It felt like a real family affair at Muirfield Village
on Sunday, as Matt Kuchar posted a decisive win
and Jack Nicklaus was high-fiving Matt's sons, who were awaiting hugs from their
dad greenside at the 18th. Bridgestone Golf Tour Team member, Matt Kuchar, continued
his smiling assault on golf's biggest events, using impressive shot-making in difficult
conditions to capture his 3rd win in 13 months, at The Memorial Tournament. Already
the proud owner of the 2012 PLAYERS Championship
and 2013 WGC Accenture Match Play Championship
trophies, Kuchar relied on his TOUR
B330-S ball and J40 clubs to hoist the trophy at Jack's Place.
With the win, Kuchar becomes just the second multi-tournament
winner on TOUR this year and earns his 6th career PGA TOUR victory. The triumph
at the prestigious Muirfield Village Golf Club earned Kuchar $1.16 million and vaulted
him into 2nd place in the 2013 FedEx Cup standings.
On his way to a convincing two-shot victory, Kuchar
finished first for the week in Greens-in-Regulation, hitting an impressive 75% for
the tournament. In addition, Kuchar displayed precision driving, hitting an unfathomable
92.8% of fairways in the final round and nearly 70% for the week.
Kuchar's Bridgestone Arsenal
"Matt has established himself as a big time player who performs best under difficult
conditions; he'll be a big factor in the upcoming majors," said Dan Murphy, EVP
of Sales/Marketing - Bridgestone Golf, Inc. "In just a little more than a year,
Kuch has notched wins in three of the biggest events on TOUR and we can't wait to
see what he'll do next. We're proud to continue to have Matt in the Bridgestone
Matt commented that, "The conditions on Saturday were so difficult that if you weren't
hitting it solidly you had no chance. The B330-S
balls continue to cut through strong winds better than most balls and my
comfort with the J40 clubs afforded some precise shot making both off the tee and
into greens. I appreciate the support from Bridgestone as a sponsor and for providing
me the best possible equipment."
Visit www.bridgestonegolf.com to see Bridgestone Golf's entire 2013 Tour Team and
to view the complete lineup of new products.
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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, 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.,
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