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BRIDGESTONE INVITATIONAL RELATED STORIES




DATES:  Thursday, August 6th through Sunday, August 9th
SITE:  Firestone Country Club (South Course), Akron, Ohio
COURSE ARCHITECT:  Bert Way (1928), Robert Trent Jones (1960)
PAR:  70
YARDAGE:  7,400
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 4 482 yds 17 - Par 4 400 yds
9 - Par 4 494 yds 18 - Par 4 464 yds
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35 3,702 yds 35 3,698 yds
Annual: 11th
Defending Champion: Vijay Singh
Runner-Up: Stuart Appleby, Lee Westwood
Tournament Record: 259 (Tiger Woods, 2000)
54-Hole Record: 192 (Tiger Woods, 2000)
36-Hole Record: 125 (Tiger Woods, 2000)
Course Record: 61 (Jose Maria Olazabal, 1990; Tiger Woods, 2000)
Total Purse: $8,500,000
Shares: 1st Place - $1,434,375; 2nd Place - $850,000; 3rd Place - $499,375
2008 Finish
Player Score Player Score
Vijay Singh 270 Darren Clarke 273
Stuart Appleby 271 Peter Lonard 273
Lee Westwood 271 Paul Casey 274
Retief Goosen 272 D.J. Trahan 274
Phil Mickelson 272 Miguel Angel Jimenez 275
Hunter Mahan 275
Past WGC - Bridgestone Invitational Winners
Year Winner (Score) -- Runners-Up
2008 Vijay Singh (270) -- Stuart Appleby, Lee Westwood
2007 Tiger Woods (272) -- Rory Sabbatini, Justin Rose
2006 *Tiger Woods (270) -- Stewart Cink
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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