September 30, 2013
Bridgestone Signs Matt Kuchar to Four-Year Extension
Kuchar to Continue to Rely on Bridgestone Golf Balls, Clubs Through 2017
COVINGTON, GA — Bridgestone Golf, the #1 ball-fitter in golf, announced
today that it has extended its relationship with PGA TOUR superstar
Matt Kuchar through 2017. The 2013 Player of the Year
Finalist, U.S. Presidents Cup team member and all-around good guy has been
a part of Bridgestone's tour team since turning professional in 2001. Financial
terms of the deal were undisclosed.
Kuchar has consistently relied on Bridgestone equipment
during his climb to the PGA TOUR's top ranks. In addition to his club lineup, Kuchar
has been a Bridgestone TOUR B330-S loyalist,
praising the ball for its incredible accuracy, spin and consistency even in the
TOUR's toughest conditions.
"Bridgestone has been with me since the beginning, and they have never wavered in
their commitment to me or my success," commented Kuchar.
"There are so many unknowns in golf, so being able to trust that my equipment is
the best out there is invaluable."
2013 represented another banner year for Kuchar.
Earning $5.6 million to finish 3rd on the TOUR money list, Kuchar also finished
6th in the FedEx Cup® Playoffs race. Kuchar was one of only six players to
win multiple events on TOUR in 2013, carding victories at the
WGC Accenture Match Play Championship
and The Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village
(also host of this week's 2013 Presidents Cup competition). Additionally, Kuchar
was one of the final five candidates for Player of the Year honors.
Kuchar's Bridgestone Arsenal at the Presidents Cup
"At this point, Matt is more than just a member of the Bridgestone team," said Dan
Murphy, Executive Vice President of Sales/Marketing - Bridgestone Golf, Inc. "He
is a part of the Bridgestone family! We couldn't be prouder of what Matt has accomplished
thus far, and we look forward to being a part of his continued success."
Visit www.bridgestonegolf.com to see Bridgestone Golf's entire Tour Team and to
view the complete 2013 product lineup.
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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.