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WGC - BRIDGESTONE INVITATIONAL RELATED STORIES





 Dates: August 24th -August 27th
 Site: Firestone Country Club, Akron, Ohio
 Course Architect: Bert Way (1929), Robert Trent Jones
 Par: 70
 Yardage: 7,360
 Hole-By-Hole: 1 - Par 4 399 yds   10 - Par 4 410 yds
               2 - Par 5 526 yds   11 - Par 4 418 yds
               3 - Par 4 442 yds   12 - Par 3 180 yds
               4 - Par 4 471 yds   13 - Par 4 471 yds
               5 - Par 3 200 yds   14 - Par 4 467 yds
               6 - Par 4 469 yds   15 - Par 3 221 yds
               7 - Par 3 219 yds   16 - Par 5 667 yds
               8 - Par 4 452 yds   17 - Par 4 400 yds
               9 - Par 4 484 yds   18 - Par 4 464 yds
                   -------------        -------------
                    35 3,662 yds         35 3,698 yds
 
 Annual: 8th
 Defending Champion: Tiger Woods
 Runner-Up: Chris DiMarco
 Tournament Record: 259 (Tiger Woods, 2000)
 54-Hole Record: 192 (Tiger Woods, 2000)
 36-Hole Record: 125 (Tiger Woods, 2000)
 Course Record: 61 (Jose M. Olazabal; Tiger Woods)
 Total Purse: $7,500,000
 Shares: 1st $1,300,000; 2nd $750,000; 3rd $560,000
 
 2005 Finish
 -----------
 
 Player                Score
 ------                -----     
 Tiger Woods            274 
 Chris DiMarco          275 
 Vijay Singh            276 
 Paul McGinley          276 
 Ryan Palmer            276
 
 Past WGC - Bridgestone Invitational Winners
 -------------------------------------------
 
 Year  Winner (Score) -- Runners-Up
 ----  ----------------------------
 2005  Tiger Woods (274) -- Chris DiMarco
 2004  Stewart Cink (269) -- Rory Sabbatini, Tiger Woods
 2003  Darren Clarke (268) -- Jonathan Kaye
 2002  Craig Parry (268) -- Robert Allenby, Fred Funk
 2001  *Tiger Woods (268) -- Jim Furyk
 2000  Tiger Woods (259) -- Justin Leonard, Phillip Price
 1999  Tiger Woods (270) -- Phil Mickelson
 
 * - Won in playoff
 
 Note: Formerly called WGC - NEC Invitational (1999-2005)



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