Brandt Snedeker and Matt Kuchar are planning to put a new Bridgestone prototype golf ball in play at the Presidents Cup.
Snedeker had been using the company's B330 ball while Kuchar had played the B330-S ball. But on Wednesday, Snedeker confirmed his use of the prototype during practice rounds this week at Muirfield Village.
"It's a little longer, spins a little more, and is a little softer. It's a really good ball," he told Golfweek. The prototype has a four-piece construction and urethane cover just like the golf balls Snedeker and Kuchar had been using. Snedeker's B330 and Kuchar's B330-S models were released two years ago, and Bridgestone historically has released updates every two years - so don't be surprised if this prototype becomes available in early 2014.
Snedeker said that he has been practicing with the ball for about a week and is comfortable making the switch on the eve of the competition.
Said Snedeker: "[It went] straight into the bag. Kuch, too."
Snedeker and Kuchar clearly have similar taste in equipment. Both golfers also use Bridgestone J40 Cavity Back irons and a Ping Anser hybrid. Furthermore, when Kuchar switched to Aerotech SteelFiber i95 Constant Taper shafts in his irons, Snedeker tried them and switched as well.- Jeff Babineau contributed.