The Bridgestone Golf Tour B XS Tiger Woods Edition golf ball, which has been used this year by the 14-time major champion in his comeback to PGA Tour play, has the adept feel around the greens that is as good as any premium Tour ball and offers impressive stopping ability on those delicate scoring shots. Its length is right up there with any of the top balls used by better players, but even those with average swing speeds will find this an excellent choice.
During development, company engineers used data from more than three million in-person and online ball fittings, combined with insights from leading third-party industry sources, to identify needs of specific player types. They then drew on more than 800 golf ball patents to determine which proprietary technologies would most benefit each golfer persona identified.
A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this ball goes to benefit the Tiger Woods Foundation, and his stamp is all over this ball. They feature a custom “TIGER” logo that replicates how Woods marks his competition golf balls and distinct packaging to highlight the charitable benefits and limited, special-edition product. From a performance perspective, the Tiger Woods Edition ball is identical to the standard TOUR B XS model, which Woods currently uses on the PGA Tour.
“We worked closely with the Bridgestone team to come up with a concept that benefits both golfers and my TGR Foundation, which is very important to me,” noted Woods. “The TOUR B XS easily outperforms any ball I’ve ever played. It is incredibly long, but offers excellent feel and spin around the green, which makes me confident in any situation.”
With a decorated career that includes 14 major wins and a record run of 683 weeks as the world’s top-ranked golfer, Woods transitioned to the TOUR B XS before the 2017 Hero World Challenge in December and has since recorded his best professional finishes since 2013.
Some of the features of this tour-level ball include a gradational core that optimizes energy transfer to create low side-spin and high ball velocity for incredible distance and accuracy gains; a seamless cover design that utilizes injection molding technology to stabilize ball flight on all shots; an aerodynamically superior dimple profile that provide different player types with vastly enhanced length and control and the SlipRes cover technology that increases friction by creating more stability between the ball and club for enhanced control with irons and wedges.
More information is available at: bridgestonegolf.com.