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WGC Bridgestone Invitational

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WGC Bridgestone Invitational Golf Tournament

Tiger Woods has won the WGC Bridgestone Invitational seven times.

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About the WGC Bridgestone Invitational:

The WGC Bridgestone Invitational began its life known as the World Series of Golf, but in 1999 became part of the World Golf Championships series. It is permanently housed at Firestone Country Club in Ohio.

2014 WGC Bridgestone Invitational
• When: July 31-Aug. 3
• Where: South Course at Firestone Country Club, Akron, Ohio

2013 Tournament
Tiger Woods won this event for the eighth time, tying his own record that he shares with Sam Snead for most wins in the same PGA Tour tournament. Woods shot 61 in the second round, and cruised to a 7-stroke victory over runners-up Keegan Bradley and Henrik Stenson. It was Woods' 79th PGA Tour win, his 18th win in a WGC tournament.

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WGC Bridgestone Invitational Records:

  • 72 holes: 259 - Tiger Woods, 2000
  • 18 holes: 61 - Jose Maria Olazabal, 1990; Tiger Woods, 2000; Tiger Woods, 2013

WGC Bridgestone Invitational Courses:

Since it became an official PGA Tour event in 1976, the WGC Bridgestone Invitational has been played on the South Course at Firestone Country Club, in Akron, Ohio, every year but one. In 2002, as a WGC tournament, this event was played at Sahalee Country Club in Sammamish, Wash.

WGC Bridgestone Invitational Trivia and Notes:

  • This tournament had its beginnings in 1962 at the four-person, two-round exhibition called the World Series of Golf. The WSOG was similar to today's PGA Grand Slam of Golf. In 1976, the World Series of Golf expanded to a full-field, four-round tournament and joined the PGA Tour as an official event.

  • Jack Nicklaus won the unofficial version of the World Series of Golf four times, including the first year it was played. He also won the official PGA Tour World Series of Golf the first year it was played, in 1976.
  • Tiger Woods has won this event eight times. Only Greg Norman (1995, 1997) and Jose Maria Olazabal (1990, 1994) also have multiple wins.

  • Woods won three in a row from 1999-2001, then three in a row again in 2005-07. He is the only player in PGA Tour history to win the same tournament three times in a row on two different occasions.

  • Two of Woods' wins were in lengthy playoffs. In 2001, he beat Jim Furyk in a 7-hole playoff; in 2006, he defeated Stewart Cink in a 4-hole playoff.

WGC Bridgestone Invitational Winners:

(p-playoff)

WGC Bridgestone Invitational
2013 - Tiger Woods, 265
2012 - Keegan Bradley, 267
2011 - Adam Scott, 263
2010 - Hunter Mahan, 268
2009 - Tiger Woods, 268
2008 - Vijay Singh, 270
2007 - Tiger Woods, 272
2006 - Tiger Woods-p, 270

WGC NEC Invitational
2005 - Tiger Woods, 274
2004 - Stewart Cink, 269
2003 - Darren Clarke, 268
2002 - Craig Parry, 268
2001 - Tiger Woods-p, 268
2000 - Tiger Woods, 259
1999 - Tiger Woods, 270

NEC World Series of Golf
1998 - David Duval, 269
1997 - Greg Norman, 273
1996 - Phil Mickelson, 274
1995 - Greg Norman-p, 278
1994 - Jose Maria Olazabal, 269
1993 - Fulton Allem, 270
1992 - Craig Stadler, 273
1991 - Tom Purtzer-p, 279
1990 - Jose Maria Olazabal, 262
1989 - David Frost-p, 276
1988 - Mike Reid-p, 275
1987 - Curtis Strange, 275
1986 - Dan Pohl, 277
1985 - Roger Maltbie, 268
1984 - Denis Watson, 271

World Series of Golf
1983 - Nick Price, 270
1982 - Craig Stadler-p, 278
1981 - Bill Rogers, 275
1980 - Tom Watson, 270
1979 - Lon Hinkle, 272
1978 - Gil Morgan-p, 278
1977 - Lanny Wadkins, 267
1976 - Jack Nicklaus, 275

Note: Tournaments prior to 1976 were unofficial events
1975 - Tom Watson, 140
1974 - Lee Trevino, 139
1973 - Tom Weiskopf, 137
1972 - Gary Player, 142
1971 - Charles Coody, 141
1970 - Jack Nicklaus, 136
1969 - Orville Moody, 141
1968 - Gary Player, 143
1967 - Jack Nicklaus, 144
1966 - Gene Littler, 143
1965 - Gary Player, 139
1964 - Tony Lema, 138
1963 - Jack Nicklaus, 140
1962 - Jack Nicklaus, 135

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