|Tokyo, Japan, May 2, 2012
|BRIDGESTONE TOUR TEAM MEMBER AI MIYAZATO WINS
INAUGURAL LPGA LOTTE CHAMPIONSHIP
Miyazato Records 8th Career LPGA Victory with TOURSTAGE Golf Ball and Clubs
OAHU, HAWAII EJapan's Ai Miyazato fired a tournament total 12-under par to best the field by four shots in winning the first ever LPGA LOTTE Championship presented by J Golf. The win was Miyazato's 8th LPGA TOUR title, all coming within the last four seasons. Miyazato won the event with a TOURSTAGE X01-Solid golf ball, manufactured by Bridgestone and popular in Japan where its Tour-level performance is often compared to the Bridgestone TOUR B330-S, the company's comparable ball played in the U.S. on the PGA, Champions, Nationwide and LPGA Tours. Miyazato earned $255,500 for her victory vaulting her into the #5 spot in the 2012 Rolex World Rankings.
In addition to the TOURSTAGE X01-Solid golf ball, Miyazato also relied on a full arsenal of Bridgestone TOURSTAGE clubs. Here is a rundown of what was in Ai's bag:
- TOURSTAGE X01-Solid golf ball (similar construction to the B330-S sold in U.S.)
- TOURSTAGE VIQ DriverEprototype tour design, 9.5 degrees
- TOURSTAGE X-Drive 701 Fairway Woods, #3
- TOURSTAGE X-FW 21-degree Hybrid
- TOURSTAGE X-UT model 101w hybrid, #3 and #4
- TOURSTAGE New VIQ prototype irons (5-PW)
- TOURSTAGE X-Wedge, 52 and 58 degrees of loft
Bridgestone Golf's portfolio of golf balls, internationally, includes the TOURSTAGE, Bridgestone and Precept brands. For more information on what the entire Bridgestone Golf TOUR Team has in their bags, visit www.bridgestonegolf.com.
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