Equipment, Tournaments

COUPLES RELIES ON TOUR B330 BALL TO TAME THEWINDS AND RAINS OF TURNBERRY

‘92 Masters Champ uses Bridgestone Equipment en Route to 2nd Career Champions Tour Major

Covington, Ga. — This weekend in Turnberry, Scotland on the historic Ailsa Course, Bridgestone Tour Team member Fred Couples continued his winning ways, claiming his second Champions Tour major and 3rd overall career major, at The 2012 Senior Open Championship.  The victory was also Couples’ second Champions Tour title of the 2012 season catapulting him into the #4 position in the 2012 Champions Tour Charles Schwab Cup standings.

Couples relied on the new Dual Dimple TOUR B330 golf ball and J40 Dual Pocket Cavity Back irons (3-PW) from Bridgestone to overcome difficult weather conditions recording weekend rounds of 64-67 to erase the 6-shot deficit he was faced with after round 2. Couples who recorded nine Top 10 finishes at The Open Championship during his PGA TOUR playing career, needed just one start at the Senior British Open to bring home the coveted claret jug.

“Obviously I never won The Open, but I came close,” said Couples. “This is my biggest Senior Tour win, by far, winning on a truly great, great golf course in extreme weather. I can say I won a Senior Open at Turnberry.  It’s a challenging, very tough course, under extreme weather.  It’s nice to win any event, but there have been a lot of great champions on this golf course, that’s for sure.”

Bridgestone’s new TOUR B330 ball features the company’s proprietary Dual Dimple Technology cover for optimized aerodynamic performance. The cover’s smaller inner dimples increase thrust power at launch for greater distance while the larger outer dimples promote a shallow angle of descent for increased roll out on landing. The result of the improved performance at both takeoff and landing is greater overall distance performance and a more consistent wind-cheating ball flight.

The new B330 balls feature a street price of $44.99 per dozen (MSRP $58.00 per dozen) and are available now at select golf courses and golf specialty and sporting goods retailers nationwide.