Paula Creamer Wins 2010 U.S. Women’s Open with Bridgestone Tour B330-RX Golf Ball
At famed Oakmont Country Club last weekend, LPGA superstar Paula Creamer teamed with Bridgestone Golf to capture the 2010 U.S. Women’s Open, her first career major despite battling a sore thumb and a golf course that yielded only a single under-par scorecard. Paula’s victory was also the first major victory for Bridgestone’s B330-RX the only golf ball designed for Tour performance on and around the greens, yet optimized for moderate swing speeds off the tee for better distance and accuracy.
Creamer used a deft touch and laser-like iron approaches down the stretch on Sunday to secure the title in convincing fashion, besting her nearest competitor by four shots with a tournament total 281 (3-under par. As a result of a rain-delayed second round, Creamer put her injured thumb through a rigorous endurance test, playing 23 holes on Sunday and a total of 52 holes over the weekend. For the week, Creamer hit an impressive 75% of fairways-in-regulation, ranking near the top of the field in that category. Further demonstrating the improved accuracy of the B330-RX, Paula managed 72% greens-in-regulation at Oakmont, which also put her in the top 10 of that category.
“Earlier this year we put Paula through an extensive ball-fitting,” said Dan Murphy, Vice President of Marketing Bridgestone Golf, Inc. “During the fitting we found that Paula was producing excess driver spin with firmer golf balls that actually limited her distance off the tee. We also discovered her swing was ideal for the softer new B330-RX. She began testing it and absolutely fell in love with it. Paula was a little disappointed that we didn’t have her trademark Sunday pink B330-RX but considering the results this past Sunday she might have a new tradition! We are really excited for Paula because we know how much this championship means to her. Having the first major championship title for the B330-RX is incredible for our brand, as well. The ball has had a great reception at retail since we launched it in March and this win will help continue that momentum.”
Low Am Also Relies on B330-RX Golf Ball
In addition to Creamer, Bridgestone Golf had 11 players in the field trusting its golf balls. In fact, the low amateur finisher at the event also relied on the consistent performance of the B330-RX golf ball in her T41st finish at Oakmont.
2010 B330-RX family of balls feature a street price of $42.99 per dozen