Only a few weeks ago, Bridgestone Golf released its 2020 TOUR B series golf balls. Announced just before the 2020 PGA Merchandise Show, the new TOUR B series features a REACTIV Urethane cover that reacts differently to different levels of impact. Bridgestone released four versions: the TOUR B RX and RXS for golfers with swings under 105 mph, and the TOUR B X and XS for golfers who swing faster than 105 mph.
Now, Bridgestone will be releasing a special Tiger Woods edition of the XS dubbed the TOUR B XS-TW. It will come in commemorative packaging featuring Woods’ celebration moment after winning the 2019 Masters Tournament. The makeup of the balls themselves will be no different from the production XS, which are the balls that Woods’ uses. However, the XS-TW version will have “TIGER” stamped on the side of the ball, which is how Woods marks his balls.
Besides the fact that Tiger Woods is one of the most recognizable names in golf, coming out with a commemorative edition featuring the legendary player makes sense, considering how involved Woods was with the development of the new TOUR B series. In the press release, Bridgestone’s Golf Ball Marketing Manager Elliot Mellow had this to say:
Tiger Woods has proudly stated that he has never been more involved with the design of a golf ball from birth of concept to final model, than he has with the new 2020 TOUR B XS golf ball, so it is only fitting that we offer a version to consumers with the same TIGER sidestamp that Woods himself uses. Combining this incredible new ball with some really cool new packaging that was taken from the 72nd green at Tiger’s huge major win last spring, should really appeal to golfers and collectors. This ball truly is a celebration of the nearly 20-year relationship Tiger has had with Bridgestone’s engineers throughout his playing career.
The TOUR B XS-TW balls will be released mid-March and will retail for $44.99 — the same MSRP of the rest of the TOUR B line.
Product photos courtesy of Bridgestone Golf
My full-time job has always been in the IT world, but I’ve also spent the better part of a decade writing product reviews and helping cover large industry-only trade shows. It was only in the latter part of 2019 that I put two and two together and realized I should be doing the same thing for something I’ve loved my whole life — golf. This is the culmination of a hobby that started as a child, a hobby that turned into a passion as an adult, and finally a passion that turned into The Golden Ferret.