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Date: Jun 30-Jul 3
Purse: $9,500,000
Winning Share: $1,620,000

The World Golf Championship (WGC) Bridgestone Invitational Golf Championship is a PGA Tour-sanctioned event, held in late summer each year at Akron's Firestone Country Club. The 2016 dates are June 30th to July 3rd.

Firestone Country Club is located on the north side of Akron. The 54-hole golf course is considered to be among the finest private courses in America. The WGC-Bridgestone is played on the Club's South Course. The event, welcomes a field of around 75 male golfers from around the world.

The WGC - Bridgestone Invitational Tournament began in 1962, as a four-man tournament called the World Series of Golf. The tournament, always a popular stop on the PGA Tour, continued as the NEC World Series of Golf in the 1980s and debuted as the Bridgestone Invitational in 1999. All but one tournament have been played at Firestone Country Club.


To qualify to play in the WGC-Bridgestone Tournament a player can accomplish this in a number of ways. These are as followed:

  • Being a playing member of the last US and International Presidents Cup teams
  • Being a playing member of the last Ryder Cup team
  • Being among the top 50 ranked players on the Official World Golf Rankings (one and two weeks prior to the WFC-Bridgestone event)
  • Winning a worldwide golf event in the last year with an Official World Golf Rank
  • Strength of at least 100
  • Being the winner of the selected tournment from the PGA Tour of Australia, the Sunshine Tour, the Asian Tour, or the Japan Golf Tour.

Mark Leach, the Barberton, OH native will be the featured act for the Music After Play concert series starting on Friday at 6:45 p.m. In the past few years, Leach has released three projects: “With Love From Tennessee”, “Let’s Get Lost”, and his most recent EP "Homemade" which debuted at number 11 on the iTunes country music chart this past May. On Saturday, Red Wanting Blue the Ohio natives rock band will be performing at approximately 7 p.m. With appearances on The Late Show with David Letterman, VH1's Big Morning Buzz Live and NPR's Mountain Stage. The release of their 2014 album "Little America," is the band's most personal recording to date.

2016 Schedule for the WGC-Bridgestone Tournament

Monday, June 27
Course Closed
Tuesday, June 28
Course Closed
Wednesday, June 29
Practice Round/Gates open at 7:30 a.m.
Thursday, June 30
First Championship Round/Gates open at 7:30 a.m.
Friday, July 1
Final Championship Round/Gates open at 7:00 a.m.
Saturday, July 2
Second Championship Round/Gates open at 7:30 a.m.
Sunday, July 3
Final Championship Round/Gates open at 7:00 a.m..

*All tee times are approximate and are subject to change.


2016 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational Results

Pos Player R1 R2 R3 R4 Total
1 Dustin Johnson 69 73 66 66 274
2 Scott Piercy 67 69 69 70 275
T3 Jason Day 69 69 67 72 277
T3 Jordan Spieth 68 71 71 67 277
T3 Matt Kuchar 69 72 70 66 277


Year Player Country Score To par Share($)
2016 Dustin Johnson IRL 274 –6 1,620,000
2015 Shane Lowry IRL 269 –11 1,570,000
2014 Rory McIlroy N-IRL 265 –15 1,500,000
2013 Tiger Woods USA 265 –15 1,500,000
2012 Keegan Bradley USA 267 –13 1,400,000
2011 Adam Scott Australia 263 –17 1,400,000
2010 Hunter Mahan USA 268 –12 1,400,000

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