2008 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational

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2008 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational
Tournament information
Dates July 31 – August 3, 2008
Location Akron, Ohio, U.S.
Course(s) Firestone Country Club
Tour(s) PGA Tour
European Tour
Statistics
Par 70
Length 7,400
Field 80 players
Cut None
Prize fund $8,000,000
Winner's share $1,350,000
Champion
Fiji Vijay Singh
270 (–10)
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The 2008 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational was a golf tournament that was contested from July 31 – August 3, 2008 over the South Course at Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio. It was the tenth WGC-Bridgestone Invitational tournament, and the third of three World Golf Championships events held in 2008.

Vijay Singh won the tournament, and claimed his first World Golf Championships title. He shot a 10-under par 270 to win over Stuart Appleby and Lee Westwood by one stroke.

Field[edit]

1. Playing members of the 2007 United States and International Presidents Cup teams
Stuart Appleby (3,4), Woody Austin (3,4), Ángel Cabrera (3,4,5), K. J. Choi (3,4,5), Stewart Cink (2,3,4,5), Ernie Els (3,4,5), Jim Furyk (2,3,4), Lucas Glover, Retief Goosen (3,4), Charles Howell III, Trevor Immelman (3,4), Zach Johnson (2,3,4), Hunter Mahan (3,4), Phil Mickelson (2,3,4,5), Geoff Ogilvy (3,4,5), Nick O'Hern, Rory Sabbatini (3,4), Adam Scott (3,4,5), Vijay Singh (3,4), Steve Stricker (3,4,5), David Toms (2), Scott Verplank (2,3,4)

2. Playing members of the 2006 United States and European Ryder Cup teams
Chad Campbell, Paul Casey (3,4), Darren Clarke (5), Chris DiMarco, Sergio García (3,4,5), Pádraig Harrington (3,4,5), J. J. Henry, David Howell, Robert Karlsson (3,4), Paul McGinley, Colin Montgomerie, Henrik Stenson (3,4), Vaughn Taylor, Lee Westwood (3,4,5)

3. Top 50 players from the Official World Golf Rankings two weeks prior to event
Robert Allenby (4), Stephen Ames (4,5), Aaron Baddeley (4), Tim Clark (4), Niclas Fasth (4), Richard Green (4), Søren Hansen (4,5), Trevor Immelman (4,5), Fredrik Jacobson (4), Miguel Ángel Jiménez (4,5), Martin Kaymer (4,5), Anthony Kim (4,5), Justin Leonard (4,5), Graeme McDowell (4,5), Rocco Mediate (4), Sean O'Hair (4,5), Rod Pampling (4), Kenny Perry (4,5), Ian Poulter (4,5), Andrés Romero (4,5), Justin Rose (4,5), Brandt Snedeker (4), Boo Weekley (4,5), Oliver Wilson (4)

4. Top 50 players from the Official World Golf Rankings one week prior to event

5. 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
Mark Brown, Daniel Chopra, Nick Dougherty, Richard Finch, Ross Fisher, Steve Flesch, J. B. Holmes, Brendan Jones, James Kingston, Pablo Larrazábal, Peter Lonard, Steve Lowery, Craig Parry, Chez Reavie, Brett Rumford, Scott Strange, D. J. Trahan, Johnson Wagner, Steve Webster

6. The winner of selected tournaments from each of the following tours:

Round summaries[edit]

First round[edit]

# Player Country Score To par
1 Retief Goosen  South Africa 66 –4
T2 Daniel Chopra  Sweden 67 –3
Tim Clark  South Africa
Zach Johnson  United States
Vijay Singh  Fiji
T6 Chad Campbell  United States 68 –2
Stewart Cink  United States
Chris DiMarco  United States
Jim Furyk  United States
Charles Howell III  United States
Justin Leonard  United States
Rocco Mediate  United States
Phil Mickelson  United States
Sean O'Hair  United States
Chez Reavie  United States
Brandt Snedeker  United States
Scott Strange  Australia
Steve Stricker  United States
Steve Webster  England

Second round[edit]

# Player Country Score To par
1 Vijay Singh  Fiji 67-66=133 –7
2 Phil Mickelson  United States 68-66=134 –6
T3 Zach Johnson  United States 67-68=135 –5
Peter Lonard  Australia 69-66=135
Sean O'Hair  United States 68-67=135
Lee Westwood  England 70-65=135
T7 Stuart Appleby  Australia 70-66=136 –4
Stewart Cink  United States 68-68=136
Miguel Ángel Jiménez  Spain 70-66=136
Rory Sabbatini  South Africa 69-67=136
D. J. Trahan  United States 69-67=136

Third round[edit]

# Player Country Score To par
T1 Phil Mickelson  United States 68-66-68=202 –8
Vijay Singh  Fiji 67-66-69=202
Lee Westwood  England 70-65-67=202
4 Stuart Appleby  Australia 70-66-67=203 –7
5 Retief Goosen  South Africa 66-71-68=205 –5
T6 Darren Clarke  Northern Ireland 70-71-65=206 –4
Chris DiMarco  United States 68-70-68=206
Miguel Ángel Jiménez  Spain 70-66-70=206
Rory Sabbatini  South Africa 69-67-70=206
D. J. Trahan  United States 69-67-70=206

Final leaderboard[edit]

# Player Country Score To par Winnings ($)
1 Vijay Singh  Fiji 67-66-69-68=270 –10 1,350,000
T2 Stuart Appleby  Australia 70-66-67-68=271 –9 635,000
Lee Westwood  England 70-65-67-69=271
T4 Retief Goosen  South Africa 66-71-68-67=272 –8 310,000
Phil Mickelson  United States 68-66-68-70=272
T6 Darren Clarke  Northern Ireland 70-71-65-67=273 –7 220,000
Peter Lonard  Australia 69-66-72-66=273
T8 Paul Casey  England 70-71-68-65=274 –6 162,500
D. J. Trahan  United States 69-67-70-68=274
T10 Miguel Ángel Jiménez  Spain 70-66-70-69=275 –5 133,000
Hunter Mahan  United States 71-66-70-68=275

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 41°00′29″N 81°30′29″W / 41.008°N 81.508°W / 41.008; -81.508