March 24, 2014

Webb Continues Hot Start Using Bridgestone's New B330-RX with Hydro Core Winning JTBC Founders Cup

LPGA Legend Notches 41st Career LPGA Victory in Comeback Fashion

COVINGTON, GA — Bridgestone Tour team member and LPGA Hall of Famer Karrie Webb continued her hot play with Bridgestone's new TOUR B330-RX with Hydro Core technology this past weekend, completing another astonishing come-from-behind victory at the JTBC Founders Cup in Phoenix. With her 6-shot comeback win, Webb became the first woman to ever win the event twice.

Webb relied on the Bridgestone TOUR B330-RX golf ball in her dramatic victory, giving the brand's new Hydro Core technology its third 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 blister the Wildfire Course at the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort and Spa this weekend, firing a tournament record final round 63. The win at the Founders Cup gave Webb 41 for her illustrious career, moving her into a tie for 10th on the LPGA's all-time career victories list with LPGA founder Babe Zaharias.

"Becoming the first person to ever win the Founders Cup twice is really special, because of what women like Louise Suggs, Babe and others did to pave the way for us players today," said Webb. "The new B330-RX ball continues to amaze me and it certainly gave me confidence to fire at some tucked Sunday pins, making this 6-shot comeback possible!"

"Karrie is doing some incredible things so far this season and we're happy to have played a small part in that," said Dan Murphy, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing – Bridgestone Golf, Inc. "To have 3 wins for the new ball on the LPGA before even reaching the first major of the year, is something special."

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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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.

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