February 17, 2014
Webb Wins 2014 Women's Australian Open Playing Bridgestone's New B330-RX with Hydro Core
LPGA Legend Notches 5th Women's Australian Open and 40th Career LPGA Victory
COVINGTON, GA — Bridgestone Tour team member and LPGA Hall of Famer
Karrie Webb played Bridgestone's new
TOUR B330-RX with Hydro Core technology this past weekend to complete an
astonishing come-from-behind victory at the 2014 ISPS Handa Women's Australian Open
in windy conditions at Victoria Golf Club in Melbourne, Australia. With her 5-shot
comeback win, Webb earned her 5th career Women's Australian Open title.
Webb relied on the Bridgestone
TOUR B330-RX golf ball in her dramatic victory, giving the brand's new Hydro
Core technology its first-ever worldwide tour win. Hydro Core technology produces
30% more gradation from the inside to outside of the core – creating greater
spin reduction for longer distance and improved accuracy.
Webb took full advantage of Hydro Core's reduced
spin and Bridgestone's patented seamless cover technology to negotiate extremely
windy conditions in carding a final round 68. The win is Webb's first Australian
Open victory since 2008 and the 40th victory of her illustrious LPGA career.
"When the course conditions got harder and the pressure was on, I fully trusted
the performance of the new B330-RX from
tee to green," said Webb. "The ball performed amazingly
well in strong gusty winds and I also was able to play some of the most delicate
of short game shots around the green!"
Complementing Webb's memorable victory was Bridgestone
tour team member Paula Creamer, who also played
the new B330-RX ball to card a final round
68 and earn a tie for third.
"Karrie performed incredibly well on Sunday, besting
competitors half her age in tremendously difficult conditions," said Dan Murphy,
Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing – Bridgestone Golf, Inc. "Both
Karrie and Paula tied for low final round in windy
conditions when most of the rest of field was faltering. We think that speaks volumes
about the performance of the new B330-RX
with Hydro Core technology and the confidence our tour team has playing it."
Visit www.bridgestonegolf.com to see Bridgestone Golf's entire 2014 Tour Team and
to learn more about Bridgestone's innovative Hydro Core technology.
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