Woods, DeChambeau Sign Long-Term Contracts With Bridgestone
Tiger Woods and Bryson DeChambeau have signed long-term contract extensions with Bridgestone Golf.
The exact length of the respective contracts is not specified, but it keeps them there for the “foreseeable future.”
“These two players are not only the biggest names in golf today, but also happen to be extremely discerning and analytical when it comes to equipment. Tiger’s involvement in the R&D process was critical to the development of our breakthrough REACTIV cover technology, and Bryson is just as enthusiastic about participating in R&D as any one of our engineers. That’s the difference with Bridgestone,” said Dan Murphy, President and CEO of Bridgestone Golf.
The announcement comes just a few days before The Masters tournament is set to begin.
Woods & Bridgestone
Woods first signed with Bridgestone Golf back in 2016 after Nike stopped manufacturing golf balls.
“I can play any ball I want, and the TOUR B XS is my clear choice. 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,” said Woods in a statement.
This week, he will look to defend his Masters title and also notch his 83rd career win.
DeChambeau & Bridgestone
The defending U.S. Open Champion has been using Bridgestone pretty much since he came on tour.
“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,” said DeChambeau.
DeChambeau will now seek his second straight major win this week at The Masters.