2013 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational

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2013 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational
Tournament information
DatesAugust 1–4, 2013
LocationAkron, Ohio, U.S.
Course(s)Firestone Country Club
South Course
Tour(s)PGA Tour
European Tour
Statistics
Par70
Length7,400 yards (6,767 m)
Field73 players
CutNone
Prize fund$8,750,000
6,646,156
Winner's share$1,500,000
€1,139,341
Champion
United States Tiger Woods
265 (−15)
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Akron  is located in the United States
Akron 
Akron 
Location in the United States
Firestone CC is located in Ohio
Firestone CC
Firestone CC
Location in Ohio

The 2013 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational was a professional golf tournament played August 1–4 on the South Course of Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio. It was the 15th WGC-Bridgestone Invitational tournament, and the third of the World Golf Championships (WGC) events held in 2013.

Aided by a second round 61 (−9), Tiger Woods won the event for the eighth time, seven strokes ahead of runners-up Keegan Bradley and Henrik Stenson.[1][2] It was Woods' 18th WGC victory.[3] The win was also the 79th Tour title for Woods.

Venue[edit]

Course layout[edit]

The South Course, opened in 1929, was designed by Bert Way and redesigned by Robert Trent Jones in 1960.[4]

Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Yards 399 526 442 471 200 469 219 482 494 3702 410 418 180 471 467 221 667 400 464 3698 7400
Par 4 5 4 4 3 4 3 4 4 35 4 4 3 4 4 3 5 4 4 35 70

Field[edit]

The field consisted of players drawn primarily from the Official World Golf Ranking and the winners of the world-wide tournaments with the strongest fields.[5]

1. Playing members of the 2012 United States and European Ryder Cup teams.
Keegan Bradley (2,3,4), Nicolas Colsaerts (2,3), Luke Donald (2,3,4), Jason Dufner (2,3), Jim Furyk (2,3), Sergio García (2,3,4), Peter Hanson (2,3,4), Dustin Johnson (2,3,4), Zach Johnson (2,3), Martin Kaymer (2,3), Matt Kuchar (2,3,4), Paul Lawrie (2,4), Graeme McDowell (2,3,4), Rory McIlroy (2,3,4), Phil Mickelson (2,3,4), Francesco Molinari (2,3), Ian Poulter (2,3,4), Justin Rose (2,3,4), Webb Simpson (2,3), Brandt Snedeker (2,3,4), Steve Stricker (2,3), Bubba Watson (2,3), Lee Westwood (2,3), Tiger Woods (2,3,4)

2. The top 50 players from the Official World Golf Ranking as of July 22, 2013.
Jonas Blixt (3,4), Ángel Cabrera (3), Jason Day (3), Jamie Donaldson (3,4), Ernie Els (3,4), Gonzalo Fernández-Castaño (3,4), Rickie Fowler (3), Bill Haas (3,4), Branden Grace (3,4), Billy Horschel (3,4), Martin Laird (3,4), Matteo Manassero (3,4), Hideki Matsuyama (3), Ryan Moore (3,4), Thorbjørn Olesen (3), Scott Piercy (3), Carl Pettersson (3), Charl Schwartzel (3,4,5), Adam Scott (3,4), Henrik Stenson (3), Richard Sterne (3), Kevin Streelman (3,4), Bo Van Pelt (3), Nick Watney (3,4)

3. The top 50 players from the Official World Golf Ranking as of July 29, 2013.
David Lynn

4. Tournament winners, whose victories are considered official, of tournaments from the Federation Tours since the prior season's Bridgestone Invitational with an Official World Golf Ranking Strength of Field Rating of 115 points or more.[8]
Kiradech Aphibarnrat, Bae Sang-moon, Paul Casey, Ken Duke, Harris English, Derek Ernst, Tommy Gainey, Stephen Gallacher, Brian Gay, Russell Henley, Mikko Ilonen, Miguel Ángel Jiménez, Shane Lowry, John Merrick, D. A. Points, Richie Ramsay, Brett Rumford, Michael Thompson, Boo Weekley, Chris Wood

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

Past champions in the field[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Place
Tiger Woods  United States 1999, 2000,
2001, 2005,
2006, 2007, 2009
66 61 68 70 265 −15 1
Keegan Bradley  United States 2012 66 68 71 67 272 −8 T2
Adam Scott  Australia 2011 73 68 66 71 278 −2 T14

Source:[11]

Round summaries[edit]

First round[edit]

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Webb Simpson  United States 64 −6
2 Henrik Stenson  Sweden 65 −5
T3 Keegan Bradley  United States 66 −4
Ryan Moore  United States
Chris Wood  England
Tiger Woods  United States
T7 Luke Donald  England 67 −3
Jason Dufner  United States
Rickie Fowler  United States
Jim Furyk  United States
Bill Haas  United States
Bubba Watson  United States

Source:[11]

Second round[edit]

Friday, August 2, 2013

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Tiger Woods  United States 66-61=127 −13
T2 Keegan Bradley  United States 66-68=134 −6
Chris Wood  England 66-68=134
T4 Bill Haas  United States 67-68=135 −5
Henrik Stenson  Sweden 65-70=135
T6 Luke Donald  England 67-69=136 −4
Jason Dufner  United States 67-69=136
Jim Furyk  United States 67-69=136
Bubba Watson  United States 67-69=136
10 Kiradech Aphibarnrat  Thailand 69-68=137 −3

Source:[11]

Third round[edit]

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Tiger Woods  United States 66-61-68=195 −15
2 Henrik Stenson  Sweden 65-70-67=202 −8
3 Jason Dufner  United States 67-69-67=203 −7
T4 Luke Donald  England 67-69-68=204 −6
Bill Haas  United States 67-68-69=204
Chris Wood  England 66-68-70=204
T7 Keegan Bradley  United States 66-68-71=205 −5
Miguel Ángel Jiménez  Spain 71-69-65=205
T9 Zach Johnson  United States 69-70-68=207 −3
Adam Scott  Australia 73-68-66=207

Source:[11]

Final round[edit]

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Tiger Woods  United States 66-61-68-70=265 −15 1,500,000
T2 Keegan Bradley  United States 66-68-71-67=272 −8 692,500
Henrik Stenson  Sweden 65-70-67-70=272
T4 Jason Dufner  United States 67-69-67-71=274 −6 312,667
Miguel Ángel Jiménez  Spain 71-69-65-69=274
Zach Johnson  United States 69-70-68-67=274
T7 Bill Haas  United States 67-68-69-71=275 −5 205,000
Chris Wood  England 66-68-70-71=275
T9 Luke Donald  England 67-69-68-72=276 −4 145,750
Jim Furyk  United States 67-69-72-68=276
Martin Kaymer  Germany 74-67-69-66=276
Richard Sterne  South Africa 70-68-70-68=276

Source:[11]

Scorecard[edit]

Final round

Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Par 4 5 4 4 3 4 3 4 4 4 4 3 4 4 3 5 4 4
United States Woods −15 −15 −15 −15 −15 −15 −15 −15 −15 −16 −16 −16 −16 −15 −15 −15 −15 −15
United States Bradley −5 −6 −5 −5 −6 −7 −7 −7 −8 −8 −8 −7 −7 −7 −7 −7 −8 −8
Sweden Stenson −8 −8 −7 −7 −7 −7 −7 −7 −7 −7 −7 −7 −7 −7 −7 −7 −8 −8
United States Dufner −8 −8 −8 −7 −7 −7 −7 −7 −7 −7 −7 −7 −8 −7 −7 −6 −6 −6
Spain Jiménez −5 −6 −6 −6 −7 −7 −7 −6 −6 −7 −7 −7 −6 −6 −6 −6 −6 −6
United States Johnson −4 −4 −4 −4 −4 −3 −4 −5 −4 −4 −4 −4 −4 −4 −4 −5 −6 −6

Cumulative tournament scores, relative to par

Birdie Bogey

Source:[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lawrenson, Derek (August 4, 2013). "It's child's play as Woods cruises to eighth victory at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational". Daily Mail. Retrieved August 6, 2013.
  2. ^ "Tiger Woods wraps up eighth win at Firestone and looks ahead to US PGA". The Guardian. August 4, 2013. Retrieved August 6, 2013.
  3. ^ "Tiger wins 79th tour event by 7 shots". ESPN. Associated Press. August 4, 2013. Retrieved August 6, 2013.
  4. ^ "Courses". Firestone Country Club. 2013. Retrieved March 1, 2013.
  5. ^ "How players qualify". Retrieved March 1, 2013.
  6. ^ Betscher, Fatiha (July 2013). "Oosthuizen Neck Injury To Force Him Out Of Bridgestone Invitational & PGA Championship". Golf, by Tour Miss. Retrieved July 29, 2013.
  7. ^ Singer, Mike (July 29, 2013). "Mahan withdraws from Bridgestone, opts to be with newborn baby". CBS Sports. Retrieved July 29, 2013.
  8. ^ The 'Strength of Field Rating' is a loose term for what the Official World Golf Ranking calls the 'Total Rating Value' (see Event Ranking).
  9. ^ Rogers, Tim (July 29, 2013). "WGC-Bridgestone Invitational officials wait on Hunter Mahan; field currently at 74 golfers". Cleveland.com. Retrieved July 29, 2013.
  10. ^ Hoggard, Rex (July 27, 2013). "Spieth skipping Bridgestone to prep for PGA, FedEx Cup". Golf Channel. Retrieved July 29, 2013.
  11. ^ a b c d e f "WGC-Bridgestone Invitational". ESPN. August 4, 2013. Retrieved July 25, 2017.

External links[edit]

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