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Golf Australia Express : Issue 47
The number of nations represented in the 78-man field at this week’s WGC- Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio. 18 NO.1 Men's World Rankings Women's World Rankings US Money List LPGA Money List LET Money List The number of players pegging it up for their first Bridgestone Invitational. Eight are also playing in their first WGC event: Oliver Bekker, Jamie Donaldson, Yoshinori Fujimoto, Joost Luiten, Ted Potter Jr, Scott Piercy, Marcel Siem and Bernd Wiesberger. 23 40 What the record number of World Golf Championships appearances will be after England’s Lee Westwood tees it up in Ohio this week. Westwood has enjoyed four top 10s at the Bridgestone Invitational including a runner up in 2008. 61 The Firestone Country Club course record shot by Jose Maria Olazabal in his first round at the 1990 event. Tiger Woods equalled the Spaniard’s record in his second round at the 2000 event. Billy Mayfair on August 6 Webb Simpson (above) on August 8 7400 The total length in yards of the Firestone Country Club course. The par- 70 track was rated No.18 of 51 courses in difficulty on the PGA Tour in 2011. 10 The number of years since reigning British Open champ Ernie Els has posted a top 10 at the Bridgestone event. The South African finished in a tie for 8th back in 2001. 11 The record margin of victory at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational. Woods trounced the field in 2000, firing rounds of 64-61-67-67 to reach 21-under. The number of Bridgestone Invitational wire-to-wire winners. Tiger Woods led from go to whoa in 2000 and Adam Scott repeated the feat last year. 2 NUMB3RS BIRTHDAYS 58.33 Tiger Woods remarkable winning percentage at WGC-Bridgestone events. Woods has a record seven victories from just 12 starts. They came in 1999, 2000, ’01, ’05, ’06, ’07 and ’09.
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