The WGC Bridgestone Invitational is one of the most exciting tournaments in the World Golf Championships. The World Golf Championships includes four major tournaments, with the WGC Bridgestone Invitational being the only of the four to be classified as an invitational tournament. The invitational status of the WGC Bridgestone Invitational restricts the total number of participants in the tournament and helps to draw in the top golf talent in the world. The WGC Bridgestone Invitational was established in 1976 as the WGC NEC Invitational until 2005. Starting in 2006, Bridgestone took over sponsorship of the tournament and the competition has continued to flurish. The current prize fund for the WGC Bridgestone Invitational is close to $9 million, making it one of the top paying golf tournaments on the pro circuit. Golf legend Tiger Woods won his 8th WGC Bridgestone Invitational title in 2013, a feat that has not been accomplished by any other golfer. Other former winners of the WGC Bridgestone Invitational include Rory McIlroy, Adam Scott, and Vijay Singh. Score with TicketCity - the place to go for WGC Bridgestone Invitational Tickets.
2016 WGC Bridgestone Invitational Championship at Firestone Country Club
The WGC Bridgestone Invitational has been played annually at the Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio in every year of the tournaments existence. The Firestone Country Club is one of the top golf courses in the State of Ohio, and was opened in 1929. The Firestone Country Club has a number of courses on site, with the WGC Bridgestone Invitational being played at the South Course. Redesigned by Rober Trent Jones in 1960, the Par 70 course at the Firestone Country Club is an incredibly challenging course that demands the best from even the top pro golfers at the WGC Bridgestone Invitational.
- Wednesday, August 5 - Pro Practice Round
- Thursday, August 6 - Competition - Round 1
- Friday, August 7 - Competition - Round 2
- Saturday, August 8 - Competition - Round 3
- Sunday, August 9 - Competition - Final Round
WGC Bridgestone Invitational Championship Event Guide
Which day at the WGC Bridgestone Invitational Championship should I purchase tickets for?
All four sessions of the WGC Bridgestone Invitational are exciting and full of action. The tournament is often the last competition that many of the players will compete in during the season and is often the site of their best golf of the year. Each day offers something unique, with the first day offering the opening cerimonies and the first tee offs, and the final day being the conclusion and crowning of a champion. Attending the practice round on wednesday allows fans to walk the course, and get a glimpse into their favorite pro's stragegy for the coming days.
Who will be in the field for the 2016 WGC Bridgestone Invitational Championship?
The WGC Bridgestone Invitational Championship attracts some of the top golfers in the world. Previous winners of the WGC Bridgestone Invitational Championship include Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, and Vijay Singh. The field for the 2016 WGC Bridgestone Invitational Championship is invitational only, restricting the field to the top golfers on the WGC tour.