PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. -- On Mother's Day, May 13th, Matt Kuchar delivered a gift to his wife and Mom that they will never forget, a PLAYERS Championship title. And a million-dollar smile to celebrate the win! Kuchar's joyful victory also marked an important occasion for Bridgestone Golf, as it was the first PGA TOUR win for Bridgestone's new 2012 TOUR B330-S golf ball, featuring the company's proprietary Dual Dimple Design cover.
In his PLAYERS triumph, the biggest of his career to date, Kuchar relied on a deft short game, precision iron play, unflappable resolve and an enviable countenance down the stretch to outlast one of the toughest fields in golf this year, finishing at 13-under par - two better than his nearest competitor. Down the stretch, Kuchar trusted his J40 Cavity Back irons and new TOUR B330-S ball to hit an incredible 9 out of 9 greens in regulation on the Back 9 at Sawgrass.
"To win the PLAYERS Championship against what is probably the toughest field in golf is just an unbelievable feeling," said Kuchar. "I was able to really pull off some big shots out here all week. Those Bridgestone balls, they just listen."
The enhanced precision and feel of the new Bridgestone TOUR B330-S ball was on full display at Sawgrass as Kuchar finished the tournament T3 in Birdies (22), T3 in Greens-in-Regulation (73.6%) and #1 in Proximity to the Hole (a measure of the distance from the hole that approach shots finish).
Kuchar earned $1.71 million (golf's biggest single event payday) for the win and vaulted himself into the 6h position in the 2012 FedEx Cup standings and 5th in the Official World Golf Rankings.
Kuchar's Bridgestone Arsenal in his 2012 PLAYERS Championship Victory
• 2012 TOUR B330-S Golf Ball
• J40 430cc 9.5 degree Driver
• J40 Cavity Back Irons - black finish (5-PW)
• J40 Black Oxide Wedges (52 and 60 (bent to 57) degrees)
Bridgestone Golf, Inc., based in Covington, GA, manufactures and markets premium golf balls, clubs and accessories under the Bridgestone and Precept brand names. Bridgestone is represented on a world stage by a number of internationally famed golfers including Fred Couples, Paula Creamer, Matt Kuchar, Davis Love III and Brandt Snedeker. Bridgestone Golf, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Bridgestone Sports Co. Ltd., whose headquarters are in Tokyo.
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