Couples relies on Bridgestone, ECCO and Ashworth for Senior Open glory

Delve into the bag of weekend winners Couples and Park

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Golfmagic Equipment
Tue, 31 Jul 2012

Couples relies on Bridgestone, ECCO and Ashworth for Senior Open glory

Bridgestone Golf staff ambassador Fred Couples relied on his J40 Dual Pocket Cavity irons and Tour B330 ball to claim the Senior Open Championship at Turnberry.

The 1992 Masters champion, who bounced back from an opening 72 with rounds of 68, 64 and 67, clinched his first-ever title in Great Britain and biggest senior title of his career following a two-shot victory on the Ailsa Course.

“This is my biggest Senior Tour win by far on a truly great golf course,” said Couples, who birdied the final two holes, highlighted by a 30-foot bomb at the last.

“I can now say I won the Senior British Open at Turnberry in really challenging weather and get into the Open at Muirfield next year, which is great."

Couples produced a laser-like iron display in Ayrshire, ranking third in greens in regulation on 72% and fourth in driving distance at 283.5 yards.

Bridgestone claims its J40 Dual Pocket Cavity irons feature new leading edge relief and tapered sole design for versatility in shot making, as well as a new design that provides more mass directly behind the hitting area for better feel.

The popular United States President's Cup captain strolled home for his second career senior major victory in the comfort of ECCO BIOM Hybrid footwear, which offers exceptional weather protection via Tibetan Yak leather uppers with a proprietary Hydromax treatment.

“Fred’s outstanding play continues to support the position of BIOM Hybrid as an evolutionary shoe,” said ECCO's global marketing manager Jesper Thuen.

“Its unique hybrid outsole has been proven time and again to deliver superb grip in all types of weather during major championship conditions.”

Couples also braved the brutal Scottish conditions in Ashworth Golf apparel.

At the Evian Masters, Srixon staff player Inbee Park clinched her first LPGA title since the 2008 US Women's Open.

Park, who finished two shots clear of the pack at Evian Les Bains following three consecutive birdies to the clubhouse, found 59% of the tight fairways and 61% of the speedy greens for the week.

But Park saved her best form for the greens, rolling home numerous putts from outside of 20-feet in the final round with her Odyssey White Ice Sabertooth.

What's in the winners' bags

Fred Couples

Driver: TaylorMade R9 460 (8.5-degree; Fujikura Speeder 665)
Fairway wood: Callaway FT-i (15-degree; Aldila NV 105)
Hybrid: TaylorMade Rescue 11 (Aldila NV 105)
Irons (3-PW): Bridgestone J40 Dual Pocket Cavity
Wedges: TaylorMade ATV (54-degree), Cleveland 588 (58-degree)
Putter: TaylorMade Rossa Imola 6 Long
Ball: Bridgestone Tour B330

Inbee Park

Driver: Srixon XXIO7
Fairway Wood: TaylorMade RBZ 3-wood w/Tour AD (14.5-degree; Graphite Design Tour AD)
Hybrids: TaylorMade Rescue 11 (16-degree; Graphite Design Tour AD) and TaylorMade Rescue TP FCT (22-degree; Graphite Design Tour AD)
Irons (5-PW): Srixon XXIO Forged
Wedges: Cleveland TA 588 TZG (47, 51 and 57-degree)
Putter: Odyssey White Ice Sabertooth
Ball: Srixon Z-Star
Footwear: Srixon
Glove: Srixon

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