2012 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational
Tournament information
Dates August 2–5, 2012
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 78 players
Cut None
Prize fund $8,500,000
6,770,017
Winner's share $1,400,000
€1,131,130
Champion
Keegan Bradley
267 (–13)
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The 2012 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational was a professional golf tournament contested from August 2–5, 2012 on the South Course of Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio. It was the 14th WGC-Bridgestone Invitational tournament, and the third of four World Golf Championships events held in 2012. Keegan Bradley shot a 64 (–6) in the final round to finish with 267 (–13) to win his first WGC event, one stroke ahead of runners-up Jim Furyk and Steve Stricker.[1]

Venue

Course layout

The South Course was designed by Bert Way and redesigned by Robert Trent Jones in 1960.[2][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

Firestone CC is located in United States
Firestone CC
Firestone CC
Location in the United States

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.[4][5]

1. Playing members of the 2011 United States and International Presidents Cup teams.
Robert Allenby, Aaron Baddeley, K. J. Choi (2,3), Jason Day (2,3), Ernie Els (2,3,4), Jim Furyk (2,3), Retief Goosen, Bill Haas (2,3,4), Ryo Ishikawa, Dustin Johnson (2,3,4), Matt Kuchar (2,3,4), Kim Kyung-tae, Hunter Mahan (2,3,4), Phil Mickelson (2,3,4), Geoff Ogilvy (2,3), Charl Schwartzel (2,3), Adam Scott (2,3,4), Steve Stricker (2,3,4), David Toms (2,3), Nick Watney (2,3), Bubba Watson (2,3,4), Tiger Woods (2,3,4), Y. E. Yang

2. The top 50 players from the Official World Golf Ranking as of July 23, 2012.[7]
Bae Sang-moon (3), Thomas Bjørn (3,4), Keegan Bradley (3,4), Jonathan Byrd (3), Rafael Cabrera-Bello (3,4), Nicolas Colsaerts (3,4), Luke Donald (3,4), Jason Dufner (3,4), Simon Dyson (3,4), Gonzalo Fernández-Castaño (3,4), Rickie Fowler (3,4), Sergio García (3,4), Peter Hanson (3), Fredrik Jacobson (3), Zach Johnson (3,4), Martin Kaymer (3,4), Martin Laird (3), Paul Lawrie (3,4), Graeme McDowell (3), Rory McIlroy (3,4), Francesco Molinari (3,4), Kevin Na (3), Louis Oosthuizen (3,4), Carl Pettersson (3,4), Ian Poulter (3,5), Álvaro Quirós (3,4), Justin Rose (3,4), John Senden (3), Brandt Snedeker (3,4), Bo Van Pelt (3), Lee Westwood (3,5), Mark Wilson (3,4)

3. The top 50 players from the Official World Golf Ranking as of July 30, 2012.[8]

4. Tournament winners of worldwide events since the prior year's tournament with an Official World Golf Ranking Strength of Field Rating of 115 points or more.[9]
Greg Chalmers, Ben Crane, Jamie Donaldson, Branden Grace, Michael Hoey, Thongchai Jaidee, Marc Leishman, Tom Lewis, Joost Luiten, Toshinori Muto, Scott Piercy, Ted Potter, Jr., Robert Rock, Marcel Siem, Jeev Milkha Singh, Lee Slattery, Kyle Stanley, Johnson Wagner, Bernd Wiesberger, Danny Willett

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

Nine of the field were appearing in their first WGC event: Oliver Bekker, Jamie Donaldson, Yoshinori Fujimoto, Joost Luiten, Toshinori Muto, Scott Piercy, Ted Potter, Jr., Marcel Siem and Bernd Wiesberger.

Past champions in the field

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Place
Tiger Woods  United States 1999, 2000,
2001, 2005,
2006, 2007, 2009
70 72 68 66 276 −4 T8
Adam Scott  Australia 2011 71 70 71 73 285 +5 T45
Hunter Mahan  United States 2010 73 73 69 72 287 +7 T55

Round summaries

First round

Thursday, August 2, 2012
Place Player Country Score To par
1 Jim Furyk  United States 63 –7
2 Lee Slattery  England 65 –5
T3 Rafael Cabrera-Bello  Spain 66 –4
Ben Crane  United States
Luke Donald  England
Simon Dyson  England
John Senden  Australia
Bubba Watson  United States
T9 Keegan Bradley  United States 67 –3
Jason Dufner  United States
Sergio García  Spain
Retief Goosen  South Africa
Bill Haas  United States
Kim Kyung-tae  South Korea
Geoff Ogilvy  Australia
Louis Oosthuizen  South Africa
Carl Pettersson  Sweden

Second round

Friday, August 3, 2012
Place Player Country Score To par
1 Jim Furyk  United States 63-66=129 –11
2 Rafael Cabrera-Bello  Spain 66-65=131 –9
3 Louis Oosthuizen  South Africa 67-65=132 –8
4 Jason Dufner  United States 67-66=133 –7
5 Kim Kyung-tae  South Korea 67-67=134 –6
T6 Luke Donald  England 66-69=135 –5
David Toms  United States 68-67=135
T8 Keegan Bradley  United States 67-69=136 –4
John Senden  Australia 66-70=136
Lee Slattery  England 65-71=136
Steve Stricker  United States 68-68=136

Third round

Saturday, August 4, 2012
Place Player Country Score To par
1 Jim Furyk  United States 63-66-70=199 –11
2 Louis Oosthuizen  South Africa 67-65-68=200 –10
3 Keegan Bradley  United States 67-69-67=203 –7
T4 Rory McIlroy  Northern Ireland 70-67-67=204 –6
Steve Stricker  United States 68-68-68=204
T6 Justin Rose  England 70-69-66=205 –5
John Senden  Australia 66-70-69=205
Bo Van Pelt  United States 70-69-66=205
T6 Luke Donald  England 66-69-71=206 –4
Jason Dufner  United States 67-66-73=206

Final round

Sunday, August 5, 2012
Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Keegan Bradley  United States 67-69-67-64=267 –13 1,400,000
T2 Jim Furyk  United States 63-66-70-69=268 –12 665,000
Steve Stricker  United States 68-68-68-64=268
4 Louis Oosthuizen  South Africa 67-65-68-69=269 –11 365,000
T5 Rory McIlroy  Northern Ireland 70-67-67-68=272 –8 276,500
Justin Rose  England 70-69-66-67=272
7 Jason Dufner  United States 67-66-73-68=274 –6 210,000
T8 Aaron Baddeley  Australia 73-66-71-66=276 –4 128,750
K. J. Choi  South Korea 71-72-67-66=276
Luke Donald  England 66-69-71-70=276
Matt Kuchar  United States 70-70-70-66=276
Lee Slattery  England 65-71-72-68=276
David Toms  United States 68-67-73-68=276
Bo Van Pelt  United States 70-69-66-71=276
Tiger Woods  United States 70-72-68-66=276

Full leaderboard[11]

References

  1. ^ "Keegan Bradley wins after 64". ESPN. Associated Press. August 6, 2012. Retrieved February 22, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Courses". Firestone Country Club. 2012. Retrieved July 23, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Inside the course: Firestone Country Club". worldgolfchampionships.com. 2012. Retrieved July 31, 2012. 
  4. ^ "How players qualify". Retrieved July 24, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Past and Future Championships". Retrieved July 24, 2012. 
  6. ^ Harig, Bob. "Webb Simpson out of Bridgestone". ESPN. Retrieved 29 July 2012. 
  7. ^ Official World Golf Ranking – July 22, 2012
  8. ^ Official World Golf Ranking – July 29, 2012
  9. ^ The 'Strength of Field Rating' is a loose term for what the Official World Golf Ranking calls the 'Total Rating Value' (see Event Ranking).
  10. ^ "Stars to Help Launch Thailand Golf Championship". Retrieved July 24, 2012. 
  11. ^ "Leaderboard: 2012 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational". ESPN. August 5, 2012. Retrieved February 22, 2013. 

External links

  • Official website
  • Coverage on European Tour's official site
  • Firestone Country Club site