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Date: Jun 30-Jul 3
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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 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|
|Tuesday, June 28|
|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..|
2016 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational Results
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