Fred Couples brushed aside the tough weather conditions at Turnberry to clinch a stunning two-shot victory in The Senior Open Championship and give the re-launched Bridgestone Golf brand a major lift in the competitive UK golf ball market.
Using the new Bridgestone Golf TOUR B330 ball to help him gain precision and control in the blustery conditions, the former Masters champion carded a closing three-under-par round of 67 to overtake overnight leader Bernhard Langer.
In his first ever Senior Open Championship, the United States Ryder Cup Assistant Captain clinched his 55th victory as a professional and put to rest near misses in previous Open Championships that included nine top ten finishes.
“It was a very fun day,” said Couples, who has been part of Bridgestone Golf’s Tour staff since 2005. “I knew I needed to play well, and is this is my biggest Senior Tour win by far, winning on a truly great, great golf course. I can say I won a Senior Open at Turnberry.”
“This is just the boost we needed as we re-launch the Bridgestone Golf ball brand in theUK,” said Steve Kettlewell, Managing Director of theUKoperation.
“His great friend Davis Love III told us last week that it was Fred who recommended him to the Bridgestone golf ball because of its outstanding performance properties in the wind and now he’s proved the point on one of the most challenging British courses,” said Steve.
Couples plays with the Bridgestone TOUR B330 golf ball designed for accomplished golfers with a swing speed in excess of 105 mph, because his own swing speed averages 115 mph. The ball incorporates an advanced 4-piece urethane construction that features an outer dimple to promote a shallow angle of descent for increased roll.
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