2009 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational

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2009 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational
Tournament information
Dates August 6–9, 2009
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 $8,500,000
Winner's share $1,400,000
Champion
United States Tiger Woods
268 (–12)

The 2009 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational was a golf tournament that was contested from August 6–9, 2009 over the South Course at Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio. It was the eleventh WGC-Bridgestone Invitational tournament, and the third of four World Golf Championships events held in 2009.

World number 1 Tiger Woods won the tournament, and claimed his 16th World Golf Championships title, which was his seventh Invitational title. This was his 4th non-consecutive Invitational title as he won the 2005, 2006, and 2007 titles before skipping the 2008 edition. He won over Robert Allenby and Pádraig Harrington by four strokes, and Woods shot a 12-under par 268. This was Woods's 10th Invitational appearance with his worst finishes being 2nd in 2004, and 4th place finishes in 2002 and 2003.

Field[edit]

1. Playing members of the 2008 United States and European Ryder Cup teams
Chad Campbell, Paul Casey (3,4,5), Stewart Cink (2,3,4,5), Ben Curtis (3,4), Jim Furyk (2,3,4), Sergio García (3,4,5), Søren Hansen (3,4), Pádraig Harrington (3,4,5), J. B. Holmes, Miguel Ángel Jiménez (3,4), Anthony Kim (3,4), Justin Leonard (3,4), Hunter Mahan (2,3,4), Graeme McDowell (3,4), Phil Mickelson (2,3,4,5), Kenny Perry (3,4,5), Ian Poulter (3,4), Justin Rose, Henrik Stenson (3,4,5), Steve Stricker (2,3,4,5), Boo Weekley, Lee Westwood (3,4), Oliver Wilson (3,4)

2. Playing members of the 2007 United States and International Presidents Cup teams
Stuart Appleby, Woody Austin, Ángel Cabrera (3,4,5), K. J. Choi, Ernie Els (3,4), Lucas Glover (3,4,5), Retief Goosen (3,4,5), Charles Howell III, Trevor Immelman, Zach Johnson (3,4,5), Geoff Ogilvy (3,4,5), Nick O'Hern, Rory Sabbatini (3,4,5), Adam Scott (3,4), Vijay Singh (3,4,5), David Toms (3,4), Scott Verplank, Mike Weir (3,4), Tiger Woods (3,4,5)

3. Top 50 players from the Official World Golf Rankings two weeks prior to event
Robert Allenby (4), Tim Clark (4,5), Luke Donald (4), Gonzalo Fernández-Castaño (4,5), Ross Fisher (4), Brian Gay (4,5), Mathew Goggin (4), Dustin Johnson (5), Shingo Katayama (4), Martin Kaymer (4,5), Søren Kjeldsen (4,5), Davis Love III (4,5), Rory McIlroy (4,5), Sean O'Hair (4,5), Álvaro Quirós (4,5), Jeev Milkha Singh (4,5), Camilo Villegas (4,5), Nick Watney (4,5)

4. Top 50 players from the Official World Golf Rankings one week prior to event
Thongchai Jaidee (5)

5. Winners of Federation tournaments since the prior year's tournament with an Official World Golf Ranking Strength of Field Rating of 115 points or more
Cameron Beckman, Christian Cévaër, Darren Clarke, Nick Dougherty, Nathan Green, Grégory Havret, Anthony Kang, Jerry Kelly, Danny Lee, Shane Lowry, Prayad Marksaeng, Pat Perez, Carl Pettersson, Richard Sterne, Marc Turnesa, Yang Yong-eun

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

Round summaries[edit]

First round[edit]

# Player Country Score To par
1 Pádraig Harrington  Ireland 64 –6
T2 Tim Clark  South Africa 66 –4
Prayad Marksaeng  Thailand
Scott Verplank  United States
T5 Zach Johnson  United States 67 –3
Ian Poulter  England
Steve Stricker  United States
T8 Robert Allenby  Australia 68 –2
Miguel Ángel Jiménez  Spain
Sergio García  Spain
Danny Lee  New Zealand
Hunter Mahan  United States
Tiger Woods  United States

Second round[edit]

# Player Country Score To par
1 Pádraig Harrington  Ireland 64-69=133 –7
2 Tim Clark  South Africa 66-68=134 –6
3 Scott Verplank  United States 66-69=135 –5
T4 Jerry Kelly  United States 71-65=136 –4
Prayad Marksaeng  Thailand 66-70=136
Steve Stricker  United States 67-69=136
T7 Robert Allenby  Australia 68-69=137 –3
Woody Austin  United States 69-68=137
Zach Johnson  United States 67-70=137
Hunter Mahan  United States 68-69=137
Álvaro Quirós  Spain 72-65=137
Mike Weir  Canada 71-66=137

Third round[edit]

# Player Country Score To par
1 Pádraig Harrington  Ireland 64-69-67=200 –10
2 Tiger Woods  United States 68-70-65=203 –7
3 Jerry Kelly  United States 71-65-69=205 –5
T4 Robert Allenby  Australia 68-69-69=206 –4
Woody Austin  United States 69-68-69=206
Ángel Cabrera  Argentina 70-68-68=206
Stewart Cink  United States 69-69-68=206
Lucas Glover  United States 69-69-68=206
Miguel Ángel Jiménez  Spain 68-72-66=206
Zach Johnson  United States 67-70-69=206
Kenny Perry  United States 69-71-66=206
Mike Weir  Canada 71-66-69=206
Oliver Wilson  England 69-69-68=206

Final leaderboard[edit]

# Player Country Score To par Winnings ($)
1 Tiger Woods  United States 68-70-65-65=268 –12 1,400,000
T2 Robert Allenby  Australia 68-69-69-66=272 –8 665,000
Pádraig Harrington  Ireland 64-69-67-72=272
T4 Ángel Cabrera  Argentina 70-68-68-67=273 –7 332,000
Hunter Mahan  United States 68-69-70-66=273
T6 Stewart Cink  United States 69-69-68-68=274 –6 214,333
Miguel Ángel Jiménez  Spain 68-72-66-68=274
Steve Stricker  United States 67-69-71-67=274
9 Lee Westwood  England 69-71-70-65=275 –5 160,000
10 Mike Weir  Canada 71-66-69-70=276 –4 145,000

External links[edit]

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