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Date: Aug 6-9, 2015
Purse: $9,250,000
Winning Share: $1,570,00

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 2015 dates are Aug 6-9.

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.


2015 Schedule for the WGC-Bridgestone Tournament

Monday, August 3
Course Closed
Monday, August 4
Course Closed
Monday, August 5
Practice Round/Gates open at 7:30 a.m.
Monday, August 6
First Championship Round/Gates open at 7:30 a.m.
Monday, August 7
Final Championship Round/Gates open at 7:00 a.m.
Monday, August 8
Second Championship Round/Gates open at 7:30 a.m.
Monday, August 9
Final Championship Round/Gates open at 7:00 a.m..

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


2015 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational Results

Pos Player R1 R2 R3 R4 Total
1 Shane Lowry 70 66 67 66 269
2 Bubba Watson 70 66 69 66 271
T3 Jim Furyk 66 66 69 72 273
T3 Justin Rose 67 71 63 72 273
5 Robert Streb 68 70 68 68 274



Year Player Country Score To par Share($)
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
2009 Tiger Woods USA 268 –12 1,400,000
2008 Vijay Singh Fiji 270 –10 1,350,000

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