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The 2017 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational was a professional golf tournament held August 3–6 on the South Course of Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio. It was the 19th WGC-Bridgestone Invitational tournament, and the third of the World Golf Championships events in 2017.

2017 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational
Tournament information
DatesAugust 3–6, 2017
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)
Field76 players
CutNone
Prize fund$9,750,000
8,278,143
Winner's share$1,660,000
€1,409,407
Champion
Japan Hideki Matsuyama
264 (−16)
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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

Hideki Matsuyama won the tournament.[1][2]

Contents

VenueEdit

Course layoutEdit

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

Hole Yards Par    Hole Yards Par
1 399 4 10 410 4
2 526 5 11 418 4
3 442 4 12 180 3
4 471 4 13 471 4
5 200 3 14 467 4
6 469 4 15 221 3
7 219 3 16 667 5
8 482 4 17 400 4
9 494 4 18 464 4
Out 3,702 35 In 3,698 35
Source:[4] Total 7,400 70

FieldEdit

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

1. Playing members of the 2016 United States and European Ryder Cup teams.

Rafael Cabrera-Bello (2,3,4), Matthew Fitzpatrick (2,3,4), Rickie Fowler (2,3,4), Sergio García (2,3,4), J. B. Holmes, Dustin Johnson (2,3,4), Zach Johnson, Brooks Koepka (2,3,4), Matt Kuchar (2,3), Rory McIlroy (2,3,4), Phil Mickelson (2,3), Ryan Moore (2,3), Thomas Pieters (2,3), Patrick Reed (2,3,4), Justin Rose (2,3,4), Jordan Spieth (2,3,4), Henrik Stenson (2,3,4), Andy Sullivan, Jimmy Walker (2,3,4), Lee Westwood, Danny Willett (2,3), Chris Wood

2. The top 50 players from the Official World Golf Ranking as of July 24, 2017.

Daniel Berger (3,4), Wesley Bryan (3,4), Paul Casey (3), Kevin Chappell (3,4), Jason Day (3), Jason Dufner (3,4), Ross Fisher (3), Tommy Fleetwood (3,4), Branden Grace (3), Emiliano Grillo (3), Bill Haas (3), Brian Harman (3,4), Tyrrell Hatton (3,4), Charley Hoffman (3), Billy Horschel (3,4), Kim Si-woo (3,4), Kevin Kisner (3,4), Russell Knox (3,4), Marc Leishman (3,4), Hideki Matsuyama (3,4), Francesco Molinari (3,4), Alex Norén (3,4), Louis Oosthuizen (3), Pat Perez (3,4), Jon Rahm (3,4), Charl Schwartzel (3), Adam Scott (3), Hideto Tanihara, Justin Thomas (3,4), Bubba Watson (3), Bernd Wiesberger (3), Gary Woodland (3)

3. The top 50 players from the Official World Golf Ranking as of July 31, 2017.

Jhonattan Vegas (4)

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]

Sam Brazel, Bryson DeChambeau, Adam Hadwin, Russell Henley, Mackenzie Hughes, Thongchai Jaidee, Thorbjørn Olesen, Rod Pampling, Renato Paratore, Andrés Romero, Xander Schauffele, Kyle Stanley, Brendan Steele, Hudson Swafford, Wang Jeung-hun, Fabrizio Zanotti

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

Nationalities in the fieldEdit

North America (33) South America (4) Europe (23) Oceania (6) Asia (6) Africa (4)
  Canada (2)   Argentina (2)   England (10)   Australia (6)   Japan (3)   South Africa (4)
  United States (31)   Paraguay (1)   Northern Ireland (1)   South Korea (2)
  Venezuela (1)   Scotland (2)   Thailand (1)
  Austria (1)
  Belgium (1)
  Denmark (1)
  Italy (2)
  Spain (3)
  Sweden (2)

Past champions in the fieldEdit

Player Country Year won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Place
Rory McIlroy   Northern Ireland 2014 67 69 68 69 273 −7 T5
Adam Scott   Australia 2011 68 71 69 68 276 −4 T13
Dustin Johnson   United States 2016 68 75 68 66 277 −3 T17

Round summariesEdit

First roundEdit

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Thomas Pieters   Belgium 65 −5
2 Russell Knox   Scotland 66 −4
T3 Ross Fisher   England 67 −3
Kevin Kisner   United States
Rory McIlroy   Northern Ireland
Jon Rahm   Spain
Jordan Spieth   United States
Bubba Watson   United States
T9 Adam Hadwin   Canada 68 −2
Charley Hoffman   United States
Dustin Johnson   United States
Andrés Romero   Argentina
Adam Scott   Australia
Jimmy Walker   United States

Second roundEdit

Friday, August 4, 2017

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Jimmy Walker   United States 68-65=133 −7
2 Thomas Pieters   Belgium 65-70=135 −5
T3 Zach Johnson   United States 69-67=136 −4
Hideki Matsuyama   Japan 69-67=136
Rory McIlroy   Northern Ireland 67-69=136
T6 Jason Day   Australia 71-66=137 −3
Adam Hadwin   Canada 68-69=137
Charley Hoffman   United States 68-69=137
Russell Knox   Scotland 66-71=137
Alex Norén   Sweden 69-68=137
Jordan Spieth   United States 67-70=137

Third roundEdit

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Place Player Country Score To par
T1 Zach Johnson   United States 69-67-65=201 −9
Thomas Pieters   Belgium 65-70-66=201
3 Scott Hend   Australia 70-69-63=202 −8
4 Hideki Matsuyama   Japan 69-67-67=203 −7
T5 Charley Hoffman   United States 68-69-67=204 −6
Adam Hadwin   Canada 68-69-67=204
Rory McIlroy   Northern Ireland 67-69-68=204
8 Russell Knox   Scotland 66-71-68=205 −5
9 Paul Casey   England 70-69-67=206 −4
T10 Daniel Berger   United States 71-68-68=207 −3
Kevin Chappell   United States 72-67-68=207
Jason Day   Australia 71-66-70=207
Brooks Koepka   United States 71-68-68=207
Bubba Watson   United States 67-74-66=207
Jimmy Walker   United States 68-65-74=207

Final roundEdit

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Hideki Matsuyama   Japan 69-67-67-61=264 −16 1,660,000
2 Zach Johnson   United States 69-67-65-68=269 −11 1,045,000
3 Charley Hoffman   United States 68-69-67-66=270 −10 572,000
4 Thomas Pieters   Belgium 65-70-66-71=272 −8 422,000
T5 Paul Casey   England 70-69-67-67=273 −7 268,500
Adam Hadwin   Canada 68-69-67-69=273
Russell Knox   Scotland 66-71-68-68=273
Rory McIlroy   Northern Ireland 67-69-68-69=273
9 Rickie Fowler   United States 70-71-67-66=274 −6 186,000
T10 Scott Hend   Australia 70-69-63-73=275 −5 154,667
Thorbjørn Olesen   Denmark 73-70-67-65=275
Hudson Swafford   United States 70-69-70-66=275

Source:[7]

ScorecardEdit

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
  Matsuyama −7 −9 −10 −10 −10 −11 −11 −11 −12 −12 −12 −12 −13 −13 −13 −14 −15 −16
  Johnson −9 −10 −9 −9 −9 −9 −9 −9 −10 −10 −11 −11 −11 −11 −11 −11 −11 −11
  Hoffman −6 −7 −7 −8 −8 −9 −10 −10 −10 −10 −11 −10 −11 −10 −10 −10 −10 −10
  Pieters −9 −10 −10 −10 −10 −10 −10 −9 −8 −8 −8 −8 −8 −8 −8 −8 −8 −8
  Hend −8 −8 −8 −8 −8 −8 −7 −7 −7 −6 −6 −6 −6 −5 −5 −5 −5 −5

Cumulative tournament scores, relative to par

Eagle Birdie Bogey

Source:[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Crouse, Karen (August 6, 2017). "Hideki Matsuyama Ties a Course Record to Win the Bridgestone Invitational". The New York Times. Retrieved August 9, 2017.
  2. ^ Harig, Bob (August 6, 2017). "Win raises Matsuyama's profile ahead of PGA Championship". ESPN. Retrieved August 9, 2017.
  3. ^ "Courses". Firestone Country Club. 2013. Retrieved March 1, 2013.
  4. ^ "WGC Bridgestone Invitational". PGA Tour. (course). 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
  5. ^ "Field: Qualified Players for 2017 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational". PGA Tour. Retrieved July 18, 2017.
  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. ^ a b "Leaderboard: WGC-Bridgestone Invitational". ESPN. August 6, 2017. Retrieved August 7, 2017.

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