The 2016 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, the third in a series of four World Golf Championships, is on tap for this week. The WGC events bring together some of the world’s best golfers to compete for big money and big FedEx Cup points.
Here are some quick things to know.
1. DATES: Thursday, June 30 — Sunday, July 3
2. COURSE: Firestone Country Club, South Course, Par 70, 7,400 yards
3. WEB: WORLD GOLF CHAMPIONSHIPS – BRIDGESTONE
4. TWITTER: @WGC_Bridgestone
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5. INSTAGRAM: @WGC_Bridgestone
6. FACEBOOK: /BridgestoneInvitational
7. HASHTAG: #BridgestoneInv
8. FORMAT: 72-holes, stroke play, no cut
9. PURSE: $9.5. million
10. WINNING SHARE: $1.6 million
11. DEFENDING CHAMP: Shane Lowry
12: TV SCHEDULE:
Thursday: 1:30-6:30 p.m., Golf Channel
Friday:1:30-6:30 p.m., Golf Channel
Saturday: 12-1:30 p.m., Golf Channel; 2-6 p.m., CBS
Sunday: 12-1:30 p.m., Golf Channel; 2-6 p.m., CBS
13. WEATHER FORECAST:
Wednesday: High 73, Mostly Sunny
Thursday: High 78, Mostly Sunny
Friday:High 76, 40% Chance of Storms
Saturday: High 77, Partly Cloudy
Sunday: High 78, Partly Cloudy
14. FIELD: The field is limited to 75 golfers — with no cuts.
-Members of the last named Presidents Cup or Ryder Cup teams (whichever was played last).
-Top 50 on the Official World Golf Ranking.
-Tournament winners of events in past year with an OWGR Strength of Field Rating of 115.
-5 at large picks from winners of events on Asian, Australian and Japan Tours.
An, Byeong Hun
Hurley III, Billy
Love III, Davis
SOURCES: PGA TOUR | CLEVELAND.COM | WGC-BRIDGESTONE