Bridgestone Golf Inc.

09/21/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 09/21/2020 06:32

DeChambeau Dismantles Winged Foot to Secure First Major with Bridgestone’s Tour B X Golf Ball

DeChambeau Demonstrates Power, Control and Feel While Taking the Game to a New Level

September 21, 2020

(COVINGTON, GA) - Bridgestone Golf 's long-hitting sensation, Bryson DeChambeau, pushed the game of golf to new levels, recording an average driver distance of 325 yds, the longest-ever for a US Open Champion on the way to his first Major victory at the storied Winged Foot golf course. As the only player to finish in red-figures, DeChambeau demonstrated jaw-dropping power, complemented by control and feel, with the Bridgestone Tour B X golf ball rising to meet the demands of golf's newest phenom. The come-from-behind win marks the 8th victory of the young star's career and his first Major Championship.

Using Bridgestone Golf's TOUR B X with REACTIV cover technology, DeChambeau carded the only under-par final round of the tournament besting Winged Foot with incredible distance, matched only by his balanced touch around the greens as he navigated the deep rough and lightning-quick surfaces that were exceptionally difficult and forecasted to produce a winning score of 'plus-8' at the beginning of the week by the hosting Director of Golf Courses.

'Watching Bryson win the first Major of his career is exhilarating, it's a new game,' said Dan Murphy, President & CEO of Bridgestone Golf. 'We have a front row seat to how hard Bryson works, and we know how badly he wants to win. Our investment in R&D, testing and, ultimately, unmatched performance is what it takes to guarantee the kind of ball that Bryson demands. Bryson hoisted the US Open Trophy on Sunday, but this major championship was won in the weeks, months and years leading up to this moment. We're incredibly happy for Bryson and look forward to many more victories together.'

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, which are engineered to offer the right fit for your play regardless of swing speed, and the entire Tour team that relies upon them, visit www.bridgestonegolf.com.

About Bridgestone Golf

Based in Covington, GA, Bridgestone Golf USA manufactures premium golf balls, clubs and accessories under the Bridgestone and Precept brands. The company started making golf balls in 1935 and today has more than 800 golf ball design patents. Beginning in 2006, Bridgestone revolutionized golf ball selection with its custom ball-fitting program, identifying a golfer's ideal golf ball based on personal swing characteristics. Today, as the #1 Ball-Fitter in Golf, Bridgestone has conducted over 2.1 million fittings via a combination of live-fitting, online selection and its new innovative virtual golf ball fitting solution, VFIT. The consumer data gathered from ball-fitting continues to inspire Bridgestone's innovative new golf ball designs, yielding industry-leading performance products for the entire range of players, from recreational golfers to the best in the world. Bridgestone Golf is proudly represented on international professional tours by icons such as Tiger Woods, Fred Couples, Matt Kuchar, Bryson DeChambeau and Lexi Thompson. Bridgestone Golf USA is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bridgestone Sports Co. Ltd., headquartered in Tokyo. More information: bridgestonegolf.com.

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