November 4, 2013
Couples Closes Out 2013 Champions Tour Season with Charles Schwab Cup Championship
Fan Favorite Fred Couples Relies on Bridgestone Ball and Irons for 6-Shot Win in
COVINGTON, GA — Fred Couples has been
the face of Bridgestone Golf since the brand's inception in 2005. This weekend,
Couples, one of most popular players on any tour, closed out the 2013 Champions
Tour season in championship fashion, relying on his Bridgestone
TOUR B330 golf ball
and Bridgestone J40 irons
en route to a 6-shot victory at TPC Harding Park in San
Couples had the Bay Area buzzing, carding rounds
of 65-65-68-69 for a 17-under par total and besting three others by six shots at
the season-ending Charles Schwab Cup Championship. The win marks Hall of Famer Couples'
9th career Champions Tour win in just 4 seasons.
In his march to victory, Couples put on a driving
clinic, showcasing both the power and accuracy of the
TOUR B330 golf ball. For the
week, 54-year old Couples ranked 1st in driving distance with an incredible 301.8
yards per drive and 6th in driving accuracy, hitting an impressive 74% of his fairways.
The incredible driving set up many birdie opportunities, as Couples converted 22
through four rounds - leading the field in that category, as well.
Couples' Bridgestone Arsenal
"Fred has been close all season, so to see him
put together 4 fantastic rounds and break through with a win in the last event of
the year is great," said Dan Murphy, Executive Vice President of Marketing/Sales
- Bridgestone Golf, Inc. "Fred has been a tremendous ambassador for the Bridgestone
brand as he continues to be one of the most exciting players in golf to watch. Few
players can catch fire, boom the ball and string together a ton of birdies to excite
an entire gallery like Freddie can."
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.