First Look: WGC-Bridgestone Invitational

The WGC-Bridgestone Invitational is on tap for this week at Firestone CC in Akron, OH. Credit: Getty/Shamus

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

You never disappoint us, Firestone Country Club #BridgestoneInv ☺️??

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4. TWITTER: @WGC_Bridgestone

5. INSTAGRAM: @WGC_Bridgestone

Good morning from the 2016 #BridgestoneInv ⛳️

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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

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

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.

The Players

An, Byeong Hun

Aphibarnrat, Kiradech

Berger, Daniel

Bowditch, Steven

Casey, Paul

Chappell, Kevin

Coetzee, George

Day, Jason

Dufner, Jason

English, Harris

Fowler, Rickie

Fraser, Marcus

Furyk, Jim

Gomez, Fabian

Grace, Branden

Grillo, Emiliano

Haas, Bill

Hahn, James

Herman, Jim

Hoffman, Charley

Holman, Nathan

Holmes, J.B.

Hurley III, Billy

Johnson, Dustin

Johnson, Zach

Johnston, Andrew

Jones, Matt

Kaufman, Smylie

Kim, K.T.

Kirk, Chris

Kisner, Kevin

Kjeldsen, Soren

Knox, Russell

Koepka, Brooks

Kuchar, Matt

Lahiri, Anirban

Lee, Danny

Leishman, Marc

Lingmerth, David

Love III, Davis

Lowry, Shane

Matsumura, Michio

Matsuyama, Hideki

McGirt, William

Mickelson, Phil

Na, Kevin

Oosthuizen, Louis

Piercy, Scott

Reed, Patrick

Rose, Justin

Schwartzel, Charl

Scott, Adam

Snedeker, Brandt

Song, Young-han

Spieth, Jordan

Stuard, Brian

Taylor, Vaughn

Thomas, Justin

Tsukada, Yosuke

Walker, Jimmy

Watson, Bubba



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