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September 4, 2018
Bryson DeChambeau Continues Epic FedExCup Playoff Run with Victory at Dell Technologies Championship Using Bridgestone Golf’s TOUR B X Golf Ball
Third Consecutive PGA TOUR Win for Equipment Manufacturer
(COVINGTON, GA) – Bridgestone Golf ambassador Bryson DeChambeau won his third PGA TOUR title of the season and second straight FedExCup Playoffs event yesterday with a two-shot victory at the Dell Technologies Championship at TPC Boston in Norton, Mass.
Relying on Bridgestone Golf’s TOUR B X ball, the 24-year-old phenom joined Vijay Singh as the only other player to win the first two legs of the FedEx Cup Playoffs since its 2007 inception, and is the favorite to earn the $10 million first-place prize. Showing excellent command in all areas of his game, DeChambeau ranked among the top 10 in driving distance and accuracy, and greens-in-regulation. The win moved him to No.7 in the Official World Golf Rankings and all but secured him a Captain’s Pick for the 2018 U.S. Ryder Cup team.
DeChambeau shot a blistering third-round 63 (his second consecutive Saturday with that score). It was his first tournament pairing with childhood idol and fellow Bridgestone staffer Tiger Woods, although the two are frequent practice-round partners. They reportedly seek each other’s tips with DeChambeau offering mathematical theory on swing plane and ball flight. The two may be paired together in the Ryder Cup later this month.
“I’ve been playing great golf all year and I knew it was just a matter of time before something pretty cool showed up,” says DeChambeau. “If I keep doing the numbers right and keep executing the right shots, I’ll be hard to beat.”
DeChambeau switched to the TOUR B X in late 2017 after extensive experimentation and its impact on his driving, iron play, short game and putting. He also wears Bridgestone’s new TOUR B FIT Glove featuring high-end Cabretta leather with FIT technology to ensure a soft feel, consistent grip and excellent durability.
The Dell Technologies Championship marks the third consecutive PGA Tour victory for a Bridgestone staffer; DeChambeau won The Northern Trust a week ago following Brandt Snedeker prevailing at the Wyndham Championship.
“Bryson’s potential is completely off the charts as every area of his game is constantly improving,” says Dan Murphy, President and CEO of Bridgestone Golf. “His cerebral approach to golf is very different from other superstars and we’re starting to see that, while it may be unorthodox at times, it is incredibly effective and fun to watch.”
The TOUR B Series golf balls represent Bridgestone’s most technologically advanced models to date. During development, company engineers used data from more than three million in-person and online ball fittings, combined with insights from leading third-party industry sources, to identify needs of specific player types. They then drew on more than 800 golf ball patents to determine which proprietary technologies would most benefit each golfer persona identified.
In addition to DeChambeau, Woods and Snedeker, Bridgestone Golf staffer Matt Kuchar is playing in the FedExCup Playoffs. The company’s equipment is also trusted by Masters winner Fred Couples and LPGA stars Lexi Thompson and Cheyenne Woods.
About Bridgestone Golf
Bridgestone Golf, Inc. is based in Covington, GA and manufactures premium golf balls, clubs and accessories under Bridgestone and Precept brands. The company started making golf balls in 1935 and, as the world’s largest tire manufacturer, leverages its 900 rubber polymer science engineers worldwide to produce high-performing products. Customer swing and related data, captured through its popular, nationwide ball-fitting program, advises continuous advancement of ball technology. Bridgestone Golf, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bridgestone Sports Co. Ltd., headquartered in Tokyo.
More information: bridgestonegolf.com.