Golf News – November 11, 2020

Bridgestone Re-signs Tiger Woods and Bryson DeChambeau to Long-term Contracts

 AUGUSTA, GA – Bridgestone Golf – The leader in golf ball technology and innovation continued its significant investment into R&D by re-signing the biggest stars in the game, Tiger Woods and Bryson DeChambeau, to long-term contract extensions. Both players have won major championships with Bridgestone TOUR B golf balls (Tiger at the ’19 Masters with TOUR B XS, Bryson at the ’20 US Open with TOUR B X) and will continue to play their respective models of choice and contribute to the development of new designs for the foreseeable future.

US Open champ Bryson DeChambeau commented, “I’ve seen a lot of other guys sign up just to be spokesmen for a brand and collect a check. I have a much deeper role in mind with Bridgestone. I want to be a bigger part of their R&D process and help develop golf ball technology for the future of the game while pushing the limits of golf ball designs to benefit the full spectrum of players. I feel at home there because of their genuine commitment to science and technology.”

Tiger’s new contract extends a long, successful track-record with Bridgestone, the brand that has manufactured his golf ball for the better part of 20 years. “I can play any ball I want, and the TOUR B XS is my clear choice,” said the 15-time Major champ. “I got a big comeback win at the ’18 Tour Championship, my 15th Major win, at last year’s Masters, and my record-tying 82nd PGA Tour win at the inaugural ZOZO CHAMPIONSHIP, all with Bridgestone. To continue this partnership is a cornerstone of my success.”

While the accomplishments for Tiger since he officially signed with Bridgestone Golf in 2016 are impressive, he’s actually been playing a ball manufactured by Bridgestone since he won The Memorial Tournament during the 2000 season. Later that year he went on to win The US Open, the Open Championship, The PGA Championship, the World Golf Championships-NEC Invitational, and The Canadian Open. Of course, he famously completed the “Tiger Slam,” the next year at The Masters, capping off what many consider the most impressive run in the history of the sport.

Bryson’s new contract extends his relationship with Bridgestone Golf significantly. He first started experimenting with Bridgestone balls during his time in college when he realized that the other brands he was playing were unbalanced and inconsistent. After a good deal of testing on his own he determined Bridgestone provided the most consistent quality available and put their ball in play, eventually winning Low Amateur honors at the ’16 Masters Tournament. Since then he’s amassed an impressive record, capturing nine professional wins with Bridgestone golf balls, including the US Open at Winged Foot earlier this summer.

It’s important to note that the newly minted Major champion is exceptionally passionate about the R&D process and indicated that he wants to be even more involved as he moves forward in his relationship with the Georgia-based manufacturer.

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STITCH® Launches The Birdie Bag™

APEX, NC – STITCH Golf expands its travel bag family with the launch of the Birdie Bag™ travel bag, the most innovative travel bag on the market.

“Our travel bags are designed to combine form and fashion so you can arrive in style™,” stated Brad King, CEO of STITCH. “Waterproof fabrics, personalization options and innovative designs come together effortlessly in our stylish, highly functional next generation of travel bags.”

The Birdie Bag converts from a stylish cooler to a deluxe carry-on and functions as a sophisticated workbag. Patented removable inserts allow the Birdie Bag to convert for multi-purpose use including an easy-to-use cooler insert which keeps items cold for 24- hours and is perfect for a hot day at the course. The work insert offers storage space for work materials and laptop devices. Inserts can be removed by simply lifting the handles on the sides, and can be inserted by simply sliding into the magnets designed to hold them in place. When both inserts are removed, the Birdie Bag converts to a small duffle travel bag by unzipping the back of the bag for easy packing. This 3-in-1 bag is perfect for the course, the weekend getaway and the office.

Upgrade Your Travel Collection With the Birdie Bag™.
The Birdie Bag™ features:

  • Five external pockets
  • Padded top handle
  • Comfort straps
  • Construction with proprietary water and stain resistant Touring fabric
  • Trolley sleeve to slide over luggage
  • Magnets to securely hold inserts in place
  • Removable 15” laptop sleeve
  • YKK tough zippers
  • Signature ingot for personalization
  • Lightweight yet durable
  • Back zipper featuring top to bottom access
  • U-shape top zipper for easy access

Laptop sleeve, cooler insert and work insert are included with purchase of the Birdie Bag™.

“Like all STITCH products, the Birdie bag was engineered to help golfers look and perform their best,” continued King. “By focusing on details and unique features designed for today’s demanding consumer, we were able to create an unparalleled travel bag. So much so that multiple PGA Tour winner Brendon Todd and the reigning U.S. Open champion are packing for the Masters using the Birdie Bag™.”

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