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Bridgestone Tour B Golf Ball Review

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Paying top dollar for golf balls can go a long way when they perform as well as the Tour B X and Tour B XS from Bridgestone golf. Both of these models are among the best golf balls for 2020. This Bridgestone Tour B review takes you through our testing process of the Bridgestone Tour B X and the Tour B XS golf balls. Don’t just take our word for it though, take our Golf Ball EQ ID today and see if the Bridgestone Tour B X or Tour B XS is the best ball for your game!

Designed with the REACTIV cover, the Tour B X provides maximum energy transfer for more distance.

Professional golfers have found success with the Tour B X golf ball. Most notably, the Tour B X golf ball was used by Bryson DeChambeau en route to a Major Championship.

Bridgestone is among the best at making their golf ball to the highest tolerances possible and the Tour B X provides repeatable performance that can lead to lower scores. 

Straight From the source

Bridgestone’s newest Tour B line of golf balls provide superior performance for golfers with above average swing speeds. Importantly, the Tour B and Tour B XS golf balls are made with a new REACTIV cover technology, SCT seamless cover technology, and a dual dimple cover to increase speed and control. Specialized REACTIV covers and industry leading ball speeds make the Tour B X and Tour B XS two of the best balls in golf. Specifically, the Tour B X is fast and firm while the Tour XS is softer for golfers that prefer a more subtle feel around the greens. Both the Tour B and Tour B XS golf balls were among the leaders in our 2020 Golf Ball Report. In fact, the Tour B X was our top performing golf ball among all swing speeds tested.

The Tour B XS golf ball is tailored to golfers that want a soft feel around the greens but that do not want to give up distance off teh tee.

On the PGA Tour, Tiger Woods uses the Tour B XS golf ball as his ball of choice. Most recently, Tiger used the Tour B XS to claim victory at Augusta National with his Master’s Win.

A slightly higher spin profile helps players that use the Tour B XS golf ball to stop their shots quickly on the greens, making tough pin placements easier to reach. 

Technology

New for the Tour B X and Tour B XS golf balls is the REACTIV cover. Deliberately, Bridgestone has created the REACTIV covers on both the Tour B and Tour B XS to promote a better balance of speed and spin so that players no longer have to choose between fast and feel. As a result, Bridgestone’s Tour B X is among the longest balls in golf while still providing exceptional spin rates around the greens and the Tour B XS is the ultimate golf ball for precision control. 

Performance

Jumping into what matters most, the Tour B X and Tour B XS golf balls were among the highest performing golf balls we tested this season. Coming in at first place in our 2020 Golf Ball Report, the Tour B X golf ball offered the majority of golfers outstanding performing across a variety swing speeds. At fifth place, the Tour B XS golf ball is the best golf ball we tried for players that want a combination of soft without giving up ball speed with the driver, fairway woods, hybrids, and long irons. Notably, the Bridgestone Tour B and Tour B XS golf balls also were impressively durable considering their soft REACTIV urethane covers. Overall, the Tour B X and Tour B XS balls are among the best in golf no matter what style of game you play.

Driver Data

 Ball SpeedLaunch AngleBackspinSidespinOfflinePeakCarryTotal
Golf Ballmphdegreesrpmrpmyardsyardsyardsyards
Bridgestone Tour B X Golf Ball17910.21982144728309332
Bridgestone Tour B XS Golf Ball17812.32193143627290317

6-iron Data

 Ball SpeedLaunch AngleBackspinSidespinOfflinePeakCarryTotal
Golf Ballmphdegreesrpmrpmyardsyardsyardsyards
Bridgestone Tour B X Golf Ball132.917.6617069833189192
Bridgestone Tour B XS Golf Ball133.216.9652034235188189

Specs

The Bridgestone Tour B X and Tour B XS golf balls are available online and in stores. Upon their launch, the Bridgestone Tour B X and Tour B XS come with an MSRP of $44.99 per dozen, although prices can vary. Additionally, Limited Edition Tiger Woods versions of the Tour B XS are also available for golfers that want to play the exact golf ball Tiger Woods uses. Differences between the Tiger Woods edition and the standard Tour B XS is only the side stamp with Tiger’s name. As stated, Bridgestone designed the Tour B X and Tour B XS for golfers with swing speed above 105, however our testing reveals slower swing speeds can play both models with success as well.

The Bridgestone Golf Ball Advantage

Amateur and professional golfers alike can play Bridgestone golf balls to find their highest levels of performance. For many years, Bridgestone has excelled at creating golf equipment that deliver superior levels of performance to golfers of almost all skill levels. Played on the professional ranks by some of the best players in the world, including Tiger Woods, Bryson DeChambeau, Matt Kuchar, and Lexi Thompson, the Tour B X and Tour B XS golf balls are a must try for any golfer looking to fill their bag with the absolute best equipment.

How do i know if the Tour B X or Tour B XS is best for me?

The best way to know if a golf ball is best for your game is to go and try them in a personalized club fitting. Personally, for golf balls, fitting requires hitting shots on the putting green, chipping and pitching, hitting iron shots, and hitting drivers. In order to narrow your list, our Golf Ball EQ ID can find the golf balls that perform the best based on your swing characteristics and personal preferences, it even takes your budget into consideration. You can also head over to our annual Golf Ball Report to see how every golf ball tested at our in-house facility performs to the Tour B X and Tour B XS side-by-side.

We recommend beginning with the Golf Ball EQ ID to identify your testing list. Next, take your list and head to a local club fitter. If you need to purchase golf balls to try during your fitting, you can pick up 3-ball sleeves in most pro shops and retail locations to help save money. Then, capture your data and submit it to our EQ Calculator to compare every model instantly. Finally, EQ Scores will be provided for everything you test so you’ll be sure which model is best for you.

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Conclusion

In summary, getting the correct golf ball into your bag is critical for playing your best golf. With success, Bridgestone has created two golf balls that give golfers their choice of feel while providing the highest levels of tee-to-green performance. Intuitively, it is easy to think that if the Tour B line is good enough for Tiger Woods, Bryson DeChambeau, and Lexi Thompson, then it is good enough for you too. Next, check out the Golf Ball EQ ID and see if the Bridgestone Tour B X or Tour B XS is right for your game now. 

Remember, we want to hear from you! Be sure to check out the full list of golf ball performance in our Golf Ball Report and let us know what you think below. Have you had success with the Bridgestone Tour B X or Tour B XS in your game?

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