WGC Bridgestone Invitational Betting

Date: August 3 - 6, 2017
Course:Firestone Country Club
Location: Akron , OH
Purse: $9,750,000
Par: 70
Leng:7,400 yards (6,767 m)

The WGC-Bridgestone Invitational is a professional golf tournament, one of the annual World Golf Championships. It is sanctioned and organized by the International Federation of PGA Tours and the prize money is official money on both the PGA Tour and, except for the 2016 event, the European Tour. The event, sponsored by NEC through 2005 and known as the WGC-NEC Invitational, was established in 1999 as a successor to the World Series of Golf, which was also sponsored by NEC.

The tournament changed sponsorship in 2006, with Bridgestone taking over from NEC as title sponsor. As a part of the original five-year sponsorship agreement, the event continues to be held at its traditional site of the South Course of Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio. In August 2013, the sponsorship was extended through 2018.

The current event has a field of about 75 players, roughly half the number for a standard professional golf event. Invitations are issued to the following:

  • Playing members of the last named Presidents Cup or Ryder Cup teams (whichever was played last).
  • Players ranked among the top 50 on the Official World Golf Ranking (one week and two weeks prior to event).
  • Tournament winners of worldwide events since the prior year's tournament with an Official World Golf Ranking Strength of Field Rating of 115 points or more.
  • The winner of one selected tournament from each of the PGA Tour of Australasia, Sunshine Tour and Asian Tour and two selected tournaments from the Japan Golf Tour.



2017 Schedule for the WGC-Bridgestone Tournament

Wednesday, August 2
Gates open at 7:30am Practice Round
6:30am-7pm Will Call Hours
7:15am-7pm Shuttle Hours
5:30pm Ambassador of Golf Public Ceremony
Thursday, August 3
Gates open at 8:30am First Championship Round
7:30am-7pm Will Call Hours
7:15am-7pm Shuttle Hours
Friday, August 4
Gates open at 8:30am Second Championship Round
7:30am-7pm Will Call Hours
7:15am-7pm Shuttle Hours
Saturday, August 5
Gates open at 8am Third Championship Round
7:00am-7pm Will Call Hours
6:45am-7pm Shuttle Hours
6:00pm Military Appreciation Ceremony
Sunday, August 6
Gates open at 8am Final Championship Round
7:00am-2pm Will Call Hours
6:45am-7pm Shuttle Hours
Closing Ceremony with trophy presentation on the conclusion of play

*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($)
2017 TBD TBD TBD TBD 1,700,000
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

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