July 29, 2013

Bridgestone Lights up World Stage with PGA/LPGA TOUR Wins Leading up to the WGC at Firestone

Sneds and Kuch Continue Neck-and-Neck Battle in FedEx Cup Standings; Karrie Webb Wins 3rd Event of 2013 with B330-RX

COVINGTON, GA — The PGA and LPGA TOUR Teams for Bridgestone, the #1 ball-fitter in golf, delivered wins around the globe this weekend, leading up to the WGC Bridgestone Invitational in Akron. As the only golf equipment brand to headline a PGA TOUR event, Bridgestone kicked off its WGC Bridgestone Invitational party a little early thanks to a 1-2 finish by tour team members Brandt Snedeker and Matt Kuchar at the 2013 RBC Canadian Open, and yet another victory by the resurgent Karrie Webb at the ISPS Handa Ladies European Masters at Buckinghamshire Golf Club.

Snedeker carded rounds of 70-69-63-70 for a 16-under par total besting Kuchar and three others by three shots in Ontario. On the other side of the pond, Webb used two eagles in her final round to post 65, winning the Ladies European Masters in comeback fashion.

With his win, Snedeker joins Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Kuchar as the only multi-tournament winners on the PGA TOUR this year and earns his 6th career PGA TOUR victory. The win netted the reigning FedEx Cup champion $1,008,000 and vaulted him into 3rd place in the 2013 FedEx Cup standings. Webb's victory in Denham, England is her third worldwide win this year, all coming with Bridgestone's TOUR B330-RX golf balls.

Snedeker's Bridgestone Arsenal

"Brandt and Matt both endorse RBC, so if this week is any indication of the level of golf they play at their sponsors' events we're all in for a treat at the WGC Bridgestone Invitational," said Dan Murphy, EVP of Marketing/Sales - Bridgestone Golf, Inc. "As if the PGA TOUR success wasn't momentum enough, we also had Karrie going out and winning in her Women's British Open tune-up. There is a ton of great stuff happening at Bridgestone right now and we're excited to share a taste of it with the golf world this week in Akron."

Visit www.bridgestonegolf.com to see Bridgestone Golf's entire 2013 Tour Team and to view the complete lineup of 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 golfers including Fred Couples, Paula Creamer, Matt Kuchar, Davis Love III and Brandt Snedeker. Bridgestone Golf, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Bridgestone Sports Co. Ltd., whose headquarters are in Tokyo. For more information visit http://www.bridgestonegolf.com.

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