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Tiger Woods signs multi-year golf ball deal with Bridgestone

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It’s official. Tiger Woods has signed a multi-year deal to play Bridgestone golf balls… more specifically the Tour B330S with the “Tour B” logo that’s available exclusively on Bridgestone’s website.

“After extensive testing I chose the best golf ball for my game,” Woods said in a Bridgestone Golf press release. “This golf ball is reacting identical with how I want to play.”

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Image from Bridgestone Golf.

In 2000, Woods switched from a Titleist golf ball to a Nike Tour Accuracy, and he has used a Nike golf ball ever since. He won 13 of his 14 career majors with a golf ball that had a Swoosh on it, but when Nike announced that it was exiting the hard goods business in August, speculation swirled about what golf clubs and golf balls Woods might play next.

“The night immediately following [the news of Nike exiting the hard goods industry], we received request from Tiger’s camp for samples,” said Elliot Mellow, Marketing Manager of Fitting at Bridgestone. “We sent him both the B330 and B330S golf balls, and he took awhile to evaluate both those golf balls, and balls from other companies… Between the two golf balls [B330 and B330S], the S has the softer cover, allowing Tiger to play the short game shots he’s used to.”

After more than a year off from competitive golf due to injuries and doubts about his game, Woods returned at the 2016 Hero World Challenge on December 1 where he used a Bridgestone Tour B330S golf ball.

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Image from Bridgestone Golf.

Woods has confirmed that he will tee it up on the PGA Tour at the Genesis Open February 16-19 at Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, California.

The terms of Woods’ contract with Bridgestone Golf were not disclosed.

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He played on the Hawaii Pacific University Men's Golf team and earned a Masters degree in Communications. He also played college golf at Rutgers University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism.

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  1. ND Hickman

    Dec 26, 2016 at 5:02 am

    He only won one major with Titleist balls?

  2. Chunkie Buck

    Dec 16, 2016 at 6:22 pm

    Someone hold back my keyboard courage!!! Jamie, you’r an idiot! It was code speak to skirt the site mods. Read the words backward you krod!!

  3. Dat

    Dec 15, 2016 at 5:52 pm

    So, you must play the tour F?

  4. dAVE fROM aCCOUNTING

    Dec 15, 2016 at 4:39 pm

    Normally a big fan of your sardonic humor, but this was a little lame. Gotta bust the chops of the chop buster once in a while. Keep you on your toes.

    • dAVE fROM aCCOUNTING

      Dec 15, 2016 at 5:36 pm

      Plus, if frosted flakes hasn’t come knocking yet, no one will. Bridgestone B330s…Tiger Woods says, “They’re Grrrreeeeaaat!” Now that’s a marketing dream team.

      • dAVE fROM aCCOUNTING

        Dec 15, 2016 at 6:29 pm

        Heck, there’s always FUBU.
        -The other Dave

  5. Chunkie Buck

    Dec 15, 2016 at 3:28 pm

    Next thing you know he’ll be doing argaiV adds talking about how he’s “6 regnol.

  6. McPickens

    Dec 15, 2016 at 2:25 pm

    bridgestone has been the best ball for years, they just aren’t willing to pay every tour player to play them like Titty

  7. ooffa

    Dec 15, 2016 at 1:25 pm

    They should have signed a multi week contract. He will be lucky if he can get through a month without a WD

  8. Woof

    Dec 15, 2016 at 11:46 am

    Is this the new style now, with the hat looks like it was washed in the machine? I guess that’s what happens when he doesn’t have a nice wife to do the washing for him lmao

  9. Brad

    Dec 15, 2016 at 10:23 am

    Guess he’s not buying TMAG….

    • cgasucks

      Dec 15, 2016 at 11:20 am

      Guess not..if he was still in the TMAG buying mix with that Bridgestone contract in force…that would be a huge conflict of interest as TMAG makes balls too (obviously).

  10. Jared Bouchey

    Dec 15, 2016 at 10:05 am

    Bridgestone was making the Nike ball anyway so it’s basically the same

    • cgasucks

      Dec 15, 2016 at 11:22 am

      Yeah…for all I know Tiger is still playing a Nike Ball with a Bridgestone logo slapped on it..

      • ksb

        Dec 15, 2016 at 6:12 pm

        I was told by someone in the know that he was always playing the B’stone B330 with a Nike logo slapped on it.

        • 1badbadger

          Dec 16, 2016 at 2:28 am

          Bridgestone manufactured the balls, but Nike designed them. The ball Tiger played previously was a Nike designed ball and was not the B330 or B330-S with a swoosh stamped on it.

  11. jim

    Dec 15, 2016 at 9:44 am

    cant believe he didn’t go with the K-sig

  12. DJ

    Dec 15, 2016 at 8:11 am

    More evidence that titleist isn’t the only ball out there. Good for Bridgestone

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Driver: Titleist TSi3 (9 degrees, B1 setting, T1)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana TB 60 TX (44 7/8”)

3-wood: Titleist TS3 (15 degrees, A1 SureFit setting)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei AV Raw Blue 85 TX

5-wood: Titleist 915 Fd (18 degrees @18.75, C3 SureFit setting)
Shaft: Fujikura Motore Speeder VC 9.2 Tour Spec X

Irons: Titleist T100 (4), Titleist 620 MB (5-9)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100

Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design Raw SM7 (46-10F @47.5, 52-12F @52.5), Vokey SM8 (56-14F @57), Titleist Vokey Design WedgeWorks (60T @ 60.5)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 (46), True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400 (52-60)

Photo c/o Aaron Dill

Putter: Scotty Cameron X5.5 Tour Prototype
Grip: SuperStroke Pistol GT Tour

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x

Grips: Golf Pride Tour Velvet Cord

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GolfWRX Classifieds (10/23/20): Mizuno ST200G, Custom TP Mills, Raw Cleveland irons

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At GolfWRX, we love golf equipment plain and simple.

We are a community of like-minded individuals that all experience and express our enjoyment for the game in many ways. It’s that sense of community that drives day-to-day interactions in the forums on topics that range from best driver to what marker you use to mark your ball, it even allows us to share another thing – the equipment itself.

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Recently we put out the call for our members to submit their WITBs in our forum to be featured on the GolfWRX front page. Since then, our members have been responding in numbers!

Now it’s time to take a look at the bag of Flybyublue.

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Handicap: 1.8

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Driver: Callaway Mavrik Subzero Triple Diamond (10.5 degrees)
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Driving iron: TaylorMade UDI Tour Preferred (19.5*)
Shaft: Tour AD AD-85 x

Irons: Srixon Z545 (4-PW)
Shafts: Nippon Modus3 Tour105 x

Wedges: Vokey SM8 (50-08F, 54-10S, 58T raw)
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Putter: Odyssey O-works Black 3T (WH Insert)
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Golf Ball: Srixon Z-Star XV

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