March 17, 2014

Close-Out Birdies with Bridgestone B330 Deliver 10th Champions Tour Win for Couples

Fan Favorite Fred Couples Relies on Bridgestone Ball and Irons for Thrilling Victory in Newport Beach

COVINGTON, GA — Bridgestone ambassador and World Golf Hall of Fame member Fred Couples thrilled fans this weekend at Newport Country Club with clutch back-to-back birdies on the 71st and 72nd holes to leapfrog a logjam at 14-under par and earn his 10th career Champions Tour Title. Couples, one of most popular players in golf, relied on his Bridgestone TOUR B330 golf ball and Bridgestone J40 irons en route to becoming just the second man ever to win the Toshiba Classic twice, in the tournament's 20-year history.

Couples carded rounds of 65-67-66 for a 15-under par total, besting three others by a single shot to grab the winner's share of $262,500. With the victory, Couples vaulted into 2nd place in the early season Charles Schwab Cup Points race.

Couples' Bridgestone Arsenal

"Fred has been part of the Bridgestone team going on a decade now and in that time has provided countless thrilling moments for those of us watching from outside the ropes," said Dan Murphy, Executive Vice President of Marketing/Sales - Bridgestone Golf, Inc. "We're excited that Fred is off to a great start in 2014, and we look forward to seeing him build on this success this year."

Visit www.bridgestonegolf.com to see Bridgestone Golf's entire 2014 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, 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.

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