2014 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational

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2014 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational
Tournament information
Dates July 31 – August 3, 2014
Location Akron, Ohio, U.S.
Course(s) Firestone Country Club
South Course
Tour(s) PGA Tour
European Tour
Japan Golf Tour
Statistics
Par 70
Length 7,400 yards (6,767 m)
Field 76 players
Cut None
Prize fund $9,000,000
6,703,418
Winner's share $1,530,000
€1,139,580
Champion
Northern Ireland Rory McIlroy
265 (−15)
Firestone CC is located in United States
Firestone CC
Firestone CC
Location in the United States

The 2014 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational was a professional golf tournament held July 31 – August 3 on the South Course of Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio. It was the 16th WGC-Bridgestone Invitational tournament, and the third of the World Golf Championships events in 2014. Rory McIlroy won the tournament.[1][2]

Venue[edit]

Course layout[edit]

The South Course was designed by Bert Way and redesigned by Robert Trent Jones in 1960.[3]

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 consists of players drawn primarily from the Official World Golf Ranking and the winners of the world-wide tournaments with the strongest fields.[4]

1. Playing members of the 2013 United States and International Presidents Cup teams.

Keegan Bradley (2,3), Ángel Cabrera, Jason Day (2,3), Brendon de Jonge, Graham DeLaet (2,3), Jason Dufner (2,3,4), Ernie Els, Branden Grace, Bill Haas (2,3), Zach Johnson (2,3,4), Matt Kuchar (2,3,4), Marc Leishman, Hunter Mahan (2,3), Hideki Matsuyama (2,3), Phil Mickelson (2,3), Louis Oosthuizen (4), Charl Schwartzel (2,3), Adam Scott (2,3,4,5), Webb Simpson (2,3,4), Brandt Snedeker (2,3), Jordan Spieth (2,3), Richard Sterne, Steve Stricker (2,3), Tiger Woods (2,3)

2. The top 50 players from the Official World Golf Ranking as of July 21, 2014.

Thomas Bjørn (3,4), Jonas Blixt (3), Luke Donald (3,4), Jamie Donaldson (3), Victor Dubuisson (3,4), Harris English (3), Matt Every (3,4), Rickie Fowler (3), Jim Furyk (3), Stephen Gallacher (3,4), Sergio García (3,4,5), Mikko Ilonen (3,4), Thongchai Jaidee (3,4), Miguel Ángel Jiménez (3,4), Martin Kaymer (3,4), Chris Kirk (3,4), Joost Luiten (3), Graeme McDowell (3,4), Rory McIlroy (3,4), Francesco Molinari (3), Ryan Moore (3,4), Kevin Na (3), Ian Poulter (3), Patrick Reed (3,4), Justin Rose (3,4), Henrik Stenson (3,4), Kevin Streelman (3,4), Brendon Todd (3,4), Jimmy Walker (3,4), Bubba Watson (3,4), Lee Westwood (3,4), Gary Woodland (3)

Dustin Johnson (3,4) withdrew prior to the tournament[5]

3. The top 50 players from the Official World Golf Ranking as of July 28, 2014.

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.[6]

Steven Bowditch, Tim Clark, Ben Crane, Gonzalo Fernández-Castaño, Brian Harman, Russell Henley, J. B. Holmes, David Howell, Matt Jones, Pablo Larrazábal, Alexander Lévy, David Lynn, Noh Seung-yul, John Senden, Kevin Stadler, Scott Stallings, Fabrizio Zanotti

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

Nine players were appearing in their first WGC event: Steven Bowditch, Matt Every, Estanislao Goya, Brian Harman, Matt Jones, Alexander Lévy, Yoshitaka Takeya, Brendon Todd and Fabrizio Zanotti.

Nationalities in the field[edit]

North America (32) South America (3) Europe (23) Oceania (6) Asia (5) Africa (7)
 Canada (1)  Argentina (2)  England (6)  Australia (6)  Japan (3)  South Africa (6)
 United States (31)  Paraguay (1)  Northern Ireland (2)  South Korea (1)  Zimbabwe (1)
 Scotland (1)  Thailand (1)
 Wales (1)
 Denmark (1)
 Spain (4)
 Finland (1)
 France (2)
 Germany (1)
 Italy (1)
 Netherlands (1)
 Sweden (2)

Past champions in the field[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Place
Keegan Bradley  United States 2012 68 67 67 69 271 −9 T4
Adam Scott  Australia 2011 69 68 65 71 273 −7 T8
Hunter Mahan  United States 2010 71 65 71 68 275 −5 T15
Tiger Woods  United States 1999, 2000,
2001, 2005, 2006,
2007, 2009, 2013
68 71 72 WD

Round summaries[edit]

First round[edit]

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Marc Leishman  Australia 64 −6
T2 Ryan Moore  United States 65 −5
Justin Rose  England
Charl Schwartzel  South Africa
T5 Graham DeLaet  Canada 67 −3
Rickie Fowler  United States
Francesco Molinari  Italy
Patrick Reed  United States
T9 Keegan Bradley  United States 68 −2
Jamie Donaldson  Wales
Sergio García  Spain
Brandt Snedeker  United States
Tiger Woods  United States

Second round[edit]

Friday, August 1, 2014

Sergio García birdied his last seven holes, tying the course record of 61 (−9), which included a new course record of 27 (−8) on the back nine.[7]

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Sergio García  Spain 68-61=129 −11
2 Justin Rose  England 65-67=132 −8
T3 Marc Leishman  Australia 64-69=133 −7
Rory McIlroy  Northern Ireland 69-64=133
T5 Rickie Fowler  United States 67-67=134 −6
Charl Schwartzel  South Africa 65-69=134
T7 Keegan Bradley  United States 68-67=135 −5
Patrick Reed  United States 67-68=135
T9 Graham DeLaet  Canada 67-69=136 −4
Hunter Mahan  United States 71-65=136
Brandt Snedeker  United States 68-68=136

Third round[edit]

Saturday, August 2, 2014

With threatening weather in the forecast, the field went off early in the morning from split tees in threesomes. A weather delay in the early afternoon affected the final several groups, but all rounds were finished.

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Sergio García  Spain 68-61-67=196 −14
2 Rory McIlroy  Northern Ireland 69-64-66=199 −11
3 Marc Leishman  Australia 64-69-68=201 −9
T4 Keegan Bradley  United States 68-67-67=202 −8
Justin Rose  England 65-67-70=202
Adam Scott  Australia 69-68-65=202
7 Brandt Snedeker  United States 68-68-68=204 −6
T8 J.B. Holmes  United States 69-69-67=205 −5
Henrik Stenson  Sweden 71-66-68=205
T10 Thomas Bjørn  Denmark 69-68-69=206 −4
Harris English  United States 69-69-68=206
Rickie Fowler  United States 67-67-72=206
Jim Furyk  United States 69-68-69=206
Hideki Matsuyama  Japan 70-71-65=206
Ryan Moore  United States 65-73-68=206
Patrick Reed  United States 67-68-71=206
Gary Woodland  United States 70-68-68=206

Final round[edit]

Sunday, August 3, 2014

The field went off the first tee in conventional pairs on Sunday, but a midday weather delay of over an hour was incurred before half the field teed off.

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Rory McIlroy  Northern Ireland 69-64-66-66=265 −15 1,530,000
2 Sergio García  Spain 68-61-67-71=267 −13 900,000
3 Marc Leishman  Australia 64-69-68-67=268 −12 522,000
T4 Keegan Bradley  United States 68-67-67-69=271 −9 308,000
Patrick Reed  United States 67-68-71-65=271
Justin Rose  England 65-67-70-69=271
Charl Schwartzel  South Africa 65-69-73-64=271
T8 Rickie Fowler  United States 67-67-72-67=273 −7 170,000
Graeme McDowell  Northern Ireland 71-70-66-66=273
Ryan Moore  United States 65-73-68-67=273
Adam Scott  Australia 69-68-65-71=273

Source:[8]

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
Northern Ireland McIlroy −12 −13 −14 −14 −15 −15 −15 −14 −14 −14 −15 −15 −15 −15 −15 −15 −15 −15
Spain García −14 −14 −13 −13 −13 −13 −13 −13 −14 −14 −14 −14 −14 −14 −13 −13 −13 −13
Australia Leishman −9 −10 −11 −10 −10 −9 −10 −11 −11 −11 −11 −12 −12 −11 −11 −12 −12 −12
United States Bradley −9 −9 −9 −10 −10 −10 −11 −11 −11 −11 −12 −11 −11 −10 −10 −9 −9 −9
England Rose −8 −10 −10 −10 −9 −8 −9 −9 −9 −9 −9 −10 −10 −10 −9 −9 −9 −9
Australia Scott −8 −9 −9 −9 −9 −9 −9 −9 −9 −10 −10 −10 −10 −9 −8 −7 −7 −7

Source:[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rory McIlroy wins WGC Bridgestone Invitational and marches back to world No 1 spot in form of his life". Daily Telegraph. August 4, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Rory McIlroy wins WGC-Bridgestone Invitational ahead of Sergio Garcia". Daily Mail. August 4, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Courses". Firestone Country Club. 2013. Retrieved March 1, 2013. 
  4. ^ "How players qualify". Retrieved March 1, 2013. 
  5. ^ Ridenour, Marla (July 29, 2014). "Dustin Johnson withdraws, leaves field at 76". Akron Beacon Journal. 
  6. ^ The 'Strength of Field Rating' is a loose term for what the Official World Golf Ranking calls the 'Total Rating Value' (see Event ranking).
  7. ^ Ferguson, Doug (August 1, 2014). "Sergio Garcia shoots 61 to take Firestone lead". Yahoo! Sports. Associated Press. 
  8. ^ a b "Leaderboard: WGC-Bridgestone Invitational". Yahoo! Sports. August 3, 2014. Retrieved August 4, 2014. 

External links[edit]

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