Lee Westwood won his 40th career title Saturday with a five-stroke victory at the Nordea Masters at the Bro Hot Slott GC, in Stockholm, Sweden. He relied on new i20 irons and a Nome 355 putter. Leading by three to start the final round, he pulled away with an eagle at 12 and a birdie at 15. He said the new clubs will make the trip to the U.S. Open. “They’ve earned the right to say in. You’re never too sure first time in the bag, but they fit the clubs so well to m. It’s part of being with PING for 26 years. They know exactly what I want.”
Congratulations to Dustin Johnson on winning the St. Jude Classic.. Johnson won the St. Jude Classic on Sunday in his second event back after a back injury cost him nearly three months away from the PGA Tour, shooting a 4-under 66 that held off John Merrick by a stroke. It was Johnson’s sixth career victory as he prepares to head to California to compete in the U.S. Open after tying for 23rd last year at Congressional.
Bridgestone Golf Tour Team Members Set To Captain Golf’s Marquee Team Events in 2012-13
COVINGTON, GEORGIA – Bridgestone Golf, the #1 ball-fitter in golf, is proud to congratulate Fred Couples and Nick Price on their official selections as 2013 Presidents Cup American and International team captains, respectively. Captain Couples will attempt to lead his 3rd straight U.S. squad to victory in the prestigious event. For 2013 International captain, Nick Price, the 2013 Presidents Cup will provide his first opportunity to lead an international team.
The 2013 Presidents Cup will take place on the venerable Muirfiled Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio September 30th – October 6th of next year. Couples and Price shared the distinction of two of the best players in the world during the nineties, with a combined career total of 33 PGA TOUR victories, including 4 major championships, between them. With his selection, Price now has the distinction of being the captain with the most Presidents Cup experience, having played for the International team a total of five times (1994, 1996, 1998, 2000 and 2003). Couples played in four President Cups as a member of the United States team (1994, 1996, 1998 and 2005). Couples compiled a 9-5-2 record in his Presidents Cup career, compared to Price’s 8-11-4. Presently, Couples and Price both rely on the 2012 Bridgestone Tour B330 golf ball as they continue to add chapters to their storybook careers on the Champions Tour.
The announcement of Couples and Price as Presidents Cup captains in 2013 gives Bridgestone Golf the honor of claiming 3 out of 4 skippers in golf’s marquee team events over the next 18 months, with Davis Love III preparing to lead the U.S. team at this September’s 2012 Ryder Cup Matches at Medinah.
“Team Bridgestone members are captaining golf’s biggest team events and winning some of the sport’s biggest individual championships, so we could not be more proud of our tour team than we are right now,” said Dan Murphy, Vice President of Marketing – Bridgestone Golf, Inc. “Like the rest of the golf world, we look forward to seeing the creative ideas Davis, Fred and Nick have for inspiring their teams.”