WGC Bridgestone Invitational 2017: Key stats for this week's event at Firestone

A smiling Jordan Spieth goes in search of a third straight triumph
A smiling Jordan Spieth goes in search of a third straight triumph

Andy Swales provides course and current form stats for the WGC Bridgestone Invitational, as Betfair continues its build up towards the final major of the season ...


"Next week’s PGA Championship is being played at one of McIlroy’s favourite courses and, on his most recent visit to Firestone in 2014, the Northern Irishman emerged victorious."

The world's biggest stars heads to Ohio for the WGC Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone Country Club.

Once again, this World Golf Championship event will be the final staging post before the players travel to North Carolina for the fourth and last major of the season.

The South Course at Firestone, which opened in 1928, first staged professional golf 63 years ago when it hosted the Rubber City Open.

This event ran for six years and, following a short interlude, Firestone then became the regular venue for the popular World Series of Golf.

Since 1999, the course has been part of the WGC series and this week's competition offers a total prize fund of $9,750,000.

A parkland venue with larger-than-average greens, the South Course was remodelled by Robert Trent Jones 57 years ago and remains one of the most respected layouts in the game.


Hat-Trick Chaser


Man of the moment Jordan Spieth travels north in a bid to secure a third straight title, following victories at TPC River Highlands and Royal Birkdale.

The 24-year-old was third at Firestone 12 months ago and will possibly start as favourite on Thursday.


Major Dress Rehearsal


With the final major championship of 2017 just around the corner, Rory McIlroy will hope his top-six finish at Birkdale was no one-week wonder - following three missed cuts in his previous four outings.

Next week's PGA Championship is being held at one of McIlroy's favourite courses and, on his most recent visit to Firestone in 2014, the Northern Irishman emerged victorious.


Men of Consistency


With all of the game's leading pros taking part this week, the field is jam-packed with some of the most consistent players of 2017.

These include Rickie Fowler, Tommy Fleetwood and Matt Kuchar - the latter struggled a little in Canada after suffering dizzy spells during round one last Thursday.

Australian Marc Leishman is also enjoying a good current spell of form, while posting a podium finish over the South Course three years ago.

And finally, hiding in the shadows as world No 29, is Kevin Chappell who tied-third on his Firestone debut last year and has enjoyed a breakthrough season on the PGA Tour.


Position

  • 1–5
  • 6–15
  • 16–25
Player W30 W29 W28 W27 W26 W25 W24 W23 W22 W21
Dustin Johnson 8 54 MC MC
Hideki Matsuyama 14 14 2 45
Jordan Spieth 1 1 35 13 2
Rory McIlroy 4 MC MC 17 MC
Sergio Garcia 37 2 21 12
Jason Day 27 MC MC 15
Jon Rahm 44 1 10 MC MC 2
Henrik Stenson 11 26 10 MC 26 3
Alexander Noren 6 MC 10 MC 15 1
Rickie Fowler 22 9 3 5 MC 2
Brooks Koepka 6 1 37 31
Justin Rose 54 4 MC 12
Justin Thomas MC MC MC 9 4
Tommy Fleetwood 27 10 1 6 4 MC MC
Adam Scott 22 35 MC 10 31
Paul Casey 11 5 26 10
Rafa Cabrera-Bello 4 1 MC 26 42 4 MC
Matt Kuchar 32 2 4 16 4 12
Francesco Molinari MC 38 MC 24 2
Daniel Berger 27 5 2 MC 1
Charl Schwartzel 12 62 MC 2 35
Patrick Reed 19 MC MC 20 17 5 13 57
Louis Oosthuizen MC 23
Tyrrell Hatton MC MC MC MC MC 30
Kevin Kisner 54 44 MC 58 6 1
Phil Mickelson MC 20 9 22 29
Brian Harman MC 10 35 2 MC 7
Kevin Chappell 8 MC MC 23 4 52
Bernd Wiesberger 74 51 27 20 16 15 30
Thomas Pieters 44 MC 13 MC 14
Jason Dufner 14 MC MC 1 MC
Si Woo Kim MC MC MC 13 Wd MC
Brandt Snedeker 14 9 48
Marc Leishman 6 5 17 27 15 34
Branden Grace 6 15 50 9
Wesley Bryan MC 3 46 74 MC 48
Bill Haas MC 37 13 5 25 12
Jimmy Walker 33 54 18 MC MC
Charley Hoffman 2 20 39 3 8 45 24
Matthew Fitzpatrick 44 MC 54 MC 35 2 12
Danny Willett 76 Wd MC Wd 58
Pat Perez Dq MC MC 19 MC
Ross Fisher 44 35 7 MC 22 9
Ryan Moore MC MC MC 67
Billy Horschel MC 26 MC 4 MC 34
Emiliano Grillo MC MC 43 MC 40 24
Russell Knox MC MC MC 62 MC 37 65 MC
Gary Woodland 4 70 57 50 49
Bubba Watson 42 27 44 70 MC MC 6
Hideto Tanihara MC 10 MC MC 15 3
Brendan Steele MC MC 14 13 57
JB Holmes 14 54 9 68 12 52 MC
Russell Henley 37 5 46 27 MC
Adam Hadwin MC MC MC 57 60 MC 53
Charles Howell MC 19 45 2
Lee Westwood 27 MC 10 55 15 14
Kyle Stanley MC 55 1 57 27 6 MC
Chris Wood 14 MC Wd MC 2 49
Jeunghun Wang MC MC MC Wd MC 8 MC
Andy Sullivan 70 9 20 13 51 8 30
Zach Johnson 14 5 MC 27 40 63
Jhonattan Vegas 1 MC MC MC MC MC
Bryson DeChambeau MC 1 14 17 26 MC MC MC
Thorbjorn Olesen 37 62 48 3 34 4 MC
Xander Schauffele 20 1 35 14 5 52 48
Hudson Swafford 32 58 51 66 MC MC
Fabrizio Zanotti MC MC 30 55 67 MC
Thongchai Jaidee 27 MC MC 62 MC 53 54
Scott Hend 54 MC 20 32 34 47 24
Mackenzie Hughes 32 20 51 17 45 MC
Satoshi Kodaira 6 46 3 50
Renato Paratore 61 MC MC 6 1 MC
Harold Varner 23 MC 29 65 MC MC 19 MC
Andres Romero 70 67 25 42 MC 1 MC MC
Sam Brazel 35 62 MC MC 57 MC
Rod Pampling MC 69 57 MC
Shaun Norris 62 MC 1 6
Paul Lawrie MC MC MC 44 MC
Player 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007
Dustin Johnson 1 53 33 19 48 15 22
Hideki Matsuyama 42 37 12 21
Jordan Spieth 3 10 49
Rory McIlroy 1 27 5 6 9 68
Sergio Garcia 37 2 40 29 53 22 22 36 20
Jason Day 3 12 Wd 53 29 4 22
Jon Rahm
Henrik Stenson 6 19 2 80 29 16 41
Alexander Noren 53 53
Rickie Fowler 10 10 8 21 60 2 33
Brooks Koepka Wd 6
Justin Rose 46 3 4 17 5 33 19 29 27 2
Justin Thomas 33
Tommy Fleetwood
Adam Scott 10 45 8 14 45 1 9 51 56 36
Paul Casey 16 17 27 45 22 Wd 8 51
Rafa Cabrera-Bello 29
Matt Kuchar 3 25 12 27 8 19 9
Francesco Molinari 61 31 44 40 15 39
Daniel Berger Wd
Charl Schwartzel 7 31 4 21 24 53 58
Patrick Reed 52 15 4
Louis Oosthuizen 21 42 61 4 37 9
Tyrrell Hatton
Kevin Kisner 16 37
Phil Mickelson 27 63 15 21 43 48 46 58 4 46
Brian Harman 65
Kevin Chappell 3
Bernd Wiesberger 25 55
Thomas Pieters
Jason Dufner 51 66 4 7
Si Woo Kim
Brandt Snedeker 21 33 12 33 50 33 43
Marc Leishman 55 33 3 45
Branden Grace 10 17 23 65 36
Wesley Bryan
Bill Haas 38 25 41 7 19 63 33
Jimmy Walker 16 53 26
Charley Hoffman 33 31 37 22
Matthew Fitzpatrick
Danny Willett 17 50
Pat Perez 22
Ross Fisher 46 43 56
Ryan Moore 42 8 33 23 16
Billy Horschel 33 44
Emiliano Grillo 14
Russell Knox 54
Gary Woodland 57 19 45
Bubba Watson 14 2 37 27 19 21 22
Hideto Tanihara
Brendan Steele 48
JB Holmes 27 37 26 44 36 36
Russell Henley 17 41 27
Adam Hadwin
Charles Howell 29 27 39
Lee Westwood 17 19 40 70 9 Wd 9 2 22
Kyle Stanley 16
Chris Wood 7
Jeunghun Wang
Andy Sullivan
Zach Johnson 10 33 23 4 40 6 33 15 16 11
Jhonattan Vegas 66
Bryson DeChambeau
Thorbjorn Olesen 48
Xander Schauffele
Hudson Swafford
Fabrizio Zanotti 26
Thongchai Jaidee 57 52 Wd 60 46
Scott Hend
Mackenzie Hughes
Satoshi Kodaira 65
Renato Paratore
Harold Varner
Andres Romero 63 6
Sam Brazel
Rod Pampling 56 14
Shaun Norris
Paul Lawrie 27 50

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