July 29, 2013
Bridgestone Lights up World Stage with PGA/LPGA TOUR Wins Leading up to the WGC
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
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
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.