Fan Favorite Matt Kuchar Relies on Bridgestone TOUR B X Ball and Full Arsenal of Bridgestone Clubs in His 2nd Victory of the Season, and the 7th for the Bridgestone Tour Team Since August
(COVINGTON, GA) – Continuing the brand’s tremendous momentum, Bridgestone Golf Tour star Matt Kuchar kicked off 2019 in much the same way he ended his 2018 golf year, winning in convincing fashion in a tropical paradise. The win is Bridgestone’s 7th in the last 15 events played, making the TOUR B family of the balls the winningest on the PGA TOUR over the last 5 months. This time, the victory was set against the picturesque backdrop of Waialae Country Club, as the “Smiling Assassin” took home the 2019 Sony Open in Hawaii championship, winning by 4 shots. The win in Honolulu is Kuchar’s 2nd of the young season and 9th for his career, vaulting him into 2nd place in the early season FedEx Cup point standings.
“The season couldn’t have started off better for me with two victories out of the gates,” said Kuchar. “It really is helpful in taming those Hawaiian tradewinds to have such an incredible golf ball that just cuts through the breezes. I am excited to return to the winner’s circle so quickly, and I am equally happy to help Bridgestone continue its winning ways into the new year.”
The rundown of Bridgestone equipment used in Kuchar’s win in Honolulu is as follows:
· TOUR B X golf ball
· TOUR B JGR 9.5-degree Driver
· TOUR B XD-H 18-degree 2-Hybrid
· J15 CB Irons (5-PW)
· J40 52-degree Wedge
“Wow, Kuch really is making 40 look like the new 20, winning 2 of his last 3 starts,” said Dan Murphy, President and CEO of Bridgestone Golf. “Right now, the Bridgestone Tour team is firing on all cylinders, winning at nearly a 50% rate since August. Our TOUR B Balls have garnered 7 PGA TOUR victories over the last 15 events with our nearest competitors capturing 3 each. Given that our Tour team is all about quality and not quantity, this has been a great David vs. Goliath story.”
The TOUR B golf ball series is a result of Bridgestone’s continued commitment to providing premium tee-to-green performance to players of varying swing types. Bridgestone owns over 800 golf ball patents and fully leverages the company’s heritage of excellence in polymer science worldwide to design the industry’s most cutting-edge golf balls.
For more information on Bridgestone Golf’s award-winning TOUR B family of golf balls and the entire Tour team that relies upon them, visit www.bridgestonegolf.com.