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Bridgestone ambassador and World Golf Hall of Fame member Fred Couples treated fans to an unforgettable performance on Sunday at Canyon Meadows Golf Club during the Shaw Charity Classic in Calgary, to earn him his 11th career Champions Tour Title.
Couples began the final round 4-shots off the lead, but recorded 5 birdies and 2 eagles (including a thrilling chip-in on the 18th hole) en route to a course-record final round 61 to earn his way into a playoff. On the first playoff hole, Couples continued his brilliant iron play, stiffing his approach shot to kick-in range for a tournament-winning birdie. For the week, Couples carded rounds of 68-66-61 for a 15-under par total. The victory, Couples' second of the season, vaults him into 6th place in the season-long Charles Schwab Cup Points race.
"Fred was in the zone on Sunday and when Fred has it going, there aren't many people in the world of golf that are as entertaining to watch," said Dan Murphy, Executive Vice President of Marketing/Sales – Bridgestone Golf, Inc. "We're excited that Fred continues to rely on Bridgestone for his equipment needs and we're eager to see his hot play continued through the end of the Champions Tour season."
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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, Paula Creamer, Matt Kuchar, Davis Love III, Brandt Snedeker, Hudson Swafford, Lee Trevino and Karrie Webb. Bridgestone Golf, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Bridgestone Sports Co. Ltd., whose headquarters are in Tokyo. For more information visit http://www.bridgestonegolf.com.