Bridgestone 2022 Tour B RXS Golf Ball Review

Our Bridgestone 2022 Tour B RXS golf ball review takes an in-depth look one of the best premium golf balls on the market

Bridgestone 2022 Tour B RXS Golf Ball Review
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Golf Monthly Verdict

The Tour B RXS might be something of an afterthought in Bridgestone’s premium golf ball lineup but it’s one of the best balls we’ve tested and a must try for moderate swing speed players in search of a tour-caliber ball. The B RXS impresses in the long game and around the greens, and it’s simply exceptional in the wind.

Reasons to buy
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    Impressive greenside spin and control

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    Surprising long game distance

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    Exceptional stability in windy conditions

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    Extremely durable cover

Reasons to avoid
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    Might not suit faster swingers

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Bridgestone 2022 Tour B RXS Golf Ball Review

I’ve played Bridgestone golf balls at various times through the years, but the last Bridgestone ball that was my gamer, if memory serves, was the Tour B330. And when it was in the bag, I had a bit more hair and some of it was actually still black. I also generated more clubhead speed then, which made it a great fit for my game.

Unfortunately, it’s a different story these days, as I currently max out at about 100 mph with the driver. At the same time, however, as a pretty good player, I’m looking for a golf ball that offers tour-caliber performance from tee to green. According to Bridgestone, that combination makes me the ideal candidate to play either the Tour B RX or Tour B RXS, both of which are premium golf balls that Bridgestone has developed for players who swing the driver at less than 105 mph.

I recently had the chance to test each of these balls on the golf course and was excited to do so given that I’m essentially the poster child for the “R” models. In this review, I’ll focus on the B RXS, with which I played full rounds and conducted significant testing around the short game area at my club. How did the B RXS perform? In a word, phenomenally.

Bridgestone 2022 Tour B RXS Golf Ball

The  Bridgestone Tour B RXS performed very well in the long game in terms of distance and stability in the wind.

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In evaluating the B RXS, I tested it against its Bridgestone stablemate, the B RX, as well as the two golf balls I’ve played most often since the start of 2021, those being the TaylorMade TP5x and Titleist Pro V1x . I started at the short game area, where I expected the B RXS to perform well based on the research I had done. And it did not disappoint.

First and foremost, when hitting wedge shots around the green, the B RXS felt incredible. It was soft but not the spongy softness that sometimes comes with low compression golf balls. And from a spin standpoint, it was exceptional. I felt like I had complete control over the golf ball and could play any type of shot I wanted when pitching, chipping, or hitting greenside bunker shots. The B RXS also excelled on partial wedge shots, as I was able to stop the ball very quickly from 40-75 yards. It also feels great off the putter.

In terms of long game performance, my expectations for the B RXS weren’t as high. I expected to see distance losses when compared to the other balls I was testing against, but that never materialized. In fact, my on-course results revealed no discernible sacrifice in yardage, as the B RXS more than held its own off the tee and on full approach shots into the green. The only significant difference I found was that the B RXS appeared to launch higher and offer a higher peak height than the balls I tested it against, especially the B RX.

Bridgestone 2022 Tour B RXS Golf Ball

The Tour B RXS felt great on and around the greens. 

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The B RXS delivered other performance attributes as well. Most notably, it was exceptionally stable in the wind, although I can’t say that came as a surprise. Bridgestone golf balls have consistently delivered in that regard in my experience, and that was certainly the case with the B RXS. Additionally, the B RXS’ cover proved to be extremely durable, as these golf balls showed minimal wear and discoloration after significant play and practice time.

I’d also add that the B RXS checked all the boxes for me aesthetically. From the Bridgestone logo on the golf ball to the coloring used for the numbers to the alignment aid on the side of the ball, this golf ball looks great. I also thought the golf ball’s white finish was perfect from a color standpoint – not too glossy but not too dull. And there’s a yellow option available that players can choose as well.

In summary, the B RXS, which retails for $49.99, was simply outstanding throughout my testing. Whether or not Bridgestone’s development of this ball for my swing speed led to the results I experienced might be hard to quantify. But at the end of the day, what matters is performance, and this ball flat out performed for me in every possible area. In my opinion, it’s one of the best golf balls on the market, and it’s a strong contender to find its way into my bag on a full-time basis.

Chris Wallace
US Staff Writer

Chris joined Golf Monthly in February of 2022, becoming the organization’s first full-time staff writer in the United States. In his role at Golf Monthly, Chris reviews a broad spectrum of golf equipment, ranging from the latest in golf clubs to what’s new in the world of golf technology. His vast experience in the game allows him to look beyond the marketing hype to judge the merits of the latest equipment for golfers of all ability levels. As for the trend in golf equipment that Chris has been most impressed with in recent years, the Players Distance Iron category would earn that distinction, as golfers now have far better options for irons that provide the assistance that so many need in terms of distance and forgiveness without forcing them to sacrifice look and feel.

On a personal level, Chris played college golf and was a three-year letterwinner and two-year captain at Lynchburg College in Virginia and later spent two years as the assistant golf coach at the University of Virginia. The vast majority of his professional career, however, has been spent as a sports writer and editor. In the early phases of his career, he covered college football, college basketball, and golf for different newspapers and websites before turning his attention solely to golf in 2011. Over the course of the past decade, Chris managed the Instruction Blog for and more recently created equipment-related content for and

An avid player, Chris currently maintains a handicap index of 2.4 and has a career-low round of 66, which he has shot on three occasions. He lives about 20 miles north of Atlanta in Roswell, Georgia, with his wife, Stacey, and is a member at Atlanta National Golf Club.

Chris is currently playing:

Driver: Callaway Epic Sub Zero, 10.5*

Fairway wood: TaylorMade M3, 17*

Hybrid: Callaway Apex UW, 19*

Irons: Mizuno JPX 921 Forged, 4-PW

Gap wedge: Cleveland RTX 4, 50*

Sand wedge: Titleist Vokey SM6, 56M

Lob wedge: Titleist Vokey SM8, 60L

Putter: SeeMore Nashville Z3C

Ball: TaylorMade TP5x