124th U.S. Open

Pinehurst No. 2


Bridgestone TOUR B X/XS/RX/RXS

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These four balls address two performance areas and two kinds of swing speeds. The dividing line between the X and XS and the RX and RXS is a driver swing speed of 105 miles per hour. If you’re under that number, choose between the distance-focused RX and the higher-spinning RXS (Lexi Thompson and Fred Couples). If you swing faster than 105, then play the tour balls used by Tiger Woods (yes, he has played both the distance X and the spinnier XS).

The urethane-cover compound in all four balls uses an additive that maximizes resiliency for high-speed driver impacts. When impact is slower, like on a wedge shot, the additive helps the urethane adhere to the face for control and spin.


X: This model is for high-speed players who desire distance more than workability and softer short-game feel.

Feel Rating (Soft to Firm)


XS: The target audience here is fast-swing players whose games revolve around spin and control, even if it means giving up maximum distance.


RX: Slower-swing-speed players will like the soft feel yet greater resilience on driver shots. In our testing, this was the lowest-spinning ball of the four, but it still had plenty of spin on short shots.


RXS: The softest option of the four caters to average-swing-speed players who want to maximize their short-game spin.


Performance: 5/5

Innovation: 5/5

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