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WGC - Bridgestone Invitational

August 2-5, 2018

Firestone Country Club

Akron, Ohio

Established: 1999

purse: $9,750,000.00

Defending: Hideki Matsuyama

This years WGC - Bridgestone Invitational Tournament will make a one-time switch from traditional August timeframe to August 3-6, 2018. This current PGA event has a field of about 75 players, roughly half the number for a standard professional golf event.

An elite 84-man field assembles in Akron, Ohio this week for the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational. which is roughly half that for a standard professional golf event. Basically, invitations are issued to the top few dozen golfers in the world. The specific eligibility criteria are as follows.

1) playing members of the last named United States and International presidents Cup teams.

2) playing members of the last named United States and European Ryder Cup teams.

3) If not otherwise eligible, players ranked among the top 50, including any players tied for 50th place, on the Official World Golf Rankings as of Monday of tournament week.

4) If not otherwise eligible, tournament winners of worldwide events since the prior year's NEC/Bridgestone Invitational with an Official World Golf Ranking Strength of Field Rating of 100 points or more.

4) If not otherwise eligible, tournament winners of worldwide events since the prior year's NEC/Bridgestone Invitational with an Official World Golf Ranking Strength of Field Rating of 100 points or more.

The WGC-Bridgestone NEC Invitational is one of the annual World Golf Championships for male professional golfers. It is sanctioned and organized by the International Federation of PGA Tours and the prize money is official money on both the PGA TOUR and the European Tour. The event, sponsored by NEC through 2005 and known as the WGC-NEC Invitational , was established in 1999 as a successor to the World Series of Golf, which was also sponsored by NEC. The tournament changed sponsorship in 2006, with Bridgestone taking over from NEC as title sponsor. As a part of the five-year sponsorship agreement, the event will continue to be held at its traditional site of the Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio.

2017 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational Winner: Hideki Matsuyama

2016 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational Winner: Dustin Johnson

2015 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational Winner

Shane Lowry shot a bogey-free 66 to come from behind and win the 2015 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational by two shots.

2014 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational Winner

Rory McIlroy shoots a final-round 66 to claim his eighth win on the PGA TOUR.

2013 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational Winner

Tiger Woods potted just one birdie and one bogey along with his 16 even-par holes along the way, more than enough to earn his eighth championship at the Firestone Country Club in the 2013 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational.

2012 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational Winner

Keegan Bradley of the U.S. got the winner's trophy after the final round of the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational golf tournament in Akron, Ohio. Bradley poured in a 15-foot par putt on the final hole.

2011 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational Winner

Australian Adam Scott shot 66-65 at 2011 WGC Bridgestone Invitational to win this tournament, finishing at 17-under 263 and four strokes ahead of runners-up Rickie Fowler and Luke Donald. Jason Day and Ryo Ishikawa were another stroke back, tied for fourth. It was Scott's eighth PGA Tour victory.

2010 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational Winner

Hunter Mahan shot a final-round 64 to overtake third-round leaders Ryan Palmer (who finished second) and Sean O'Hair (fifth) and win for the third time in his PGA Tour career. It was Mahan's second victory of 2010.

2009 Winner - Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods Wins 2009 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational - Woods shot his second consecutive round of 5-under-par 65 and won for the 70th time in his career with a 72-hole score of 268, 12 under par.

World Golf Championships Tournaments:

Accenture Match play Championship: Originally played at La Costa Resort in Carlsbad, Calif., this tournament has moved to The Gallery Golf Club at Dove Mountain in Tucson, Ariz. A field of 64 plays at match play until the winner is crowned in a 36-hole championship match. More about the WGC Match play Championship

CA Championship: Originally known as the American Express Championship and played at a different course each year, in 2007 the tournament was rebranded as the CA Championship and is played yearly at Doral Golf Resort in Florida. More about the WGC CA Championship

Bridgestone Invitational: Originally known as the NEC Invitational, the Bridgestone Invitational is played at Firestone Country Club in Ohio. More about the WGC Bridgestone Invitational

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