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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 2014 dates are July 31st-August 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.
2014 Schedule for the WGC-Bridgestone Tournament
Wednesday, July 30: Practice Round -- Gates open at 7:30 a.m.
Thursday, July 31: First Championship Round -- Gates open at 7:30 a.m.
Friday, August 1: Second Championship Round -- Gates open at 7:30 a.m.
Saturday, August 2: Third Championship Round -- Gates open at 7:00 a.m.
Sunday, August 3: Final Championship Round -- Gates open at 7:00 a.m.
*All tee times are approximate and are subject to change.
2014 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational Results
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