Bridgestone Invitational Welcomes Golf’s Elite to Ohio This Week

This week is a very unique week on the PGA Tour. Not only are there two PGA Tour sanctioned events being played simultaneously, one of the events has no 36-hole cut.

Keegan Bradley is the defending champion at the WGC Bridgestone Invitational. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

Keegan Bradley won the Bridgestone Invitational in 2012. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

The later event is the World Golf Championships Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone Country Club. The field, comprised by invitation only, features 74 of the top golfers from both the PGA and European Tours based on the Official World Golf Ranking.

Since the field is half the size of a typical PGA or European Tour event, there is no 36-hole cut, meaning all 74 golfers play all four rounds unless they withdraw or are disqualified. Tequesta resident Keegan Bradley is the defending champion of the event, shooting a four day total of 13-under par to win by one stroke over Steve Stricker.

Few though have had the success at Firestone that world number one Tiger Woods has. The Jupiter Island resident has won the event seven times in his professional career with his last win coming in 2009.

Other notable golfers competing in the WGC Bridgestone Invitational include Palm Beach Gardens resident Rory Mcllroy, Jupiter resident Ernie Els, Old Palm residents Lee Westwood and Charl Schwartzel, and Loxahatchee River residents Dustin Johnson and Rickie Fowler.

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