November 28, 2014

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Bridgestone Invitational: Singh’s song is a victory at Firestone

 AKRON — When Vijay Singh’s birdie attempt on 18 at Firestone Country Club finally came to rest some 4 feet from the hole, a myriad of thoughts could have flooded his brain. He could have rejoiced in what would become his 32nd victory on the PGA Tour. He could have marveled in the fact that Read More…

Bridgestone Invitational notes: Mickelson fades down the stretch

 AKRON — It wasn’t Winged Foot but Phil Mickelson all but flew the coop on Sunday at the Bridgestone Invitational. Up one through 14, Mickelson faded from top dog to a tie for fourth place, two shots back of winner Vijay Singh. “It wasn’t a good finish for me today,” Mickelson said. “I’m turning 63s Read More…

Golf: Vijay, Lefty headed for showdown at Bridgestone Invitational?

 AKRON — There won’t be any timeout zones situated on Firestone Country Club’s South Course and the PGA Tour won’t stand for any fisticuffs, so for the better part of five hours Vijay Singh and Phil Mickelson will have to play nice. Singh shot a 4-under-par 66 on Friday at the Bridgestone Invitational to hold Read More…

Zach Johnson hoping past success helps this year at Bridgestone

AKRON — When the best golfers come to a course that is more finicky than a teenager buying back-to-school clothes, sometimes experience and past success can help. With just one 2008 win on the Tour among the leaders at the Bridgestone Invitational, Zach Johnson turned in an impressive round Thursday and sits one shot behind Read More…

Bridgestone notes: Rocco proud of playoff

AKRON — The everyday guy on the PGA Tour is still talking about his second-place finish at the U.S. Open. And unlike many on the tour who have fallen to Tiger Woods, Rocco Mediate is reveling that he lost to the No. 1 player in the world in an 18-hole playoff and is looking forward Read More…

Kenny Perry hopes to add Bridgestone to recent run of success

AKRON — The old guy has arrived and even he isn’t used to the attention he’s getting. At 47 — he turns 48 next week — Kenny Perry usually gets to Firestone Country Club’s South Course without a police escort and in no need of worrying about the rush that comes from autograph seekers. Funny Read More…

Bournival: Fear of Firestone a factor

There are 80 professionals competing at the Bridgestone Invitational this week, but only one opponent that every golfer is worried about. And it isn’t Tiger Woods. In fact, it isn’t a player at all but the 7,400-yard Firestone Country Club South Course. Most weeks, the pros come chasing either a win in a major or Read More…

Bridgestone Invitational: No Tiger means no clear favorite in this year’s tournament

AKRON — The field of 80 won’t have to worry about some guy named Eldrick for the first time in 11 years, but that doesn’t mean Firestone Country Club’s South Course won’t have its claws out. Tiger Woods, a 15-time World Golf Championships winner and six-time Bridgestone/NEC Invitational has never finished lower than fifth in Read More…

Francisco’s bat, Lee’s arm lead the way as Indians beat Rangers, snap seven-game losing streak

CLEVELAND — Ben Francisco left no doubt this time and Cliff Lee returned to form as the Indians snapped a seven-game losing streak Saturday with a 5-2 win over the Texas Rangers at Progressive Field. Francisco hit a three-run home run in the third and Lee looked the part of an American League Pitcher of Read More…

Tribe notes: Carmona goes on disabled list with hip strain

CLEVELAND — Weekends are usually a time to relax. Not so much, if you’re a major league team looking to stay in the thick of the American League Central Division. Reeling from a 13-9 beat down Friday to the Texas Rangers and still burning from a seven-game losing streak, the Indians made two roster moves Read More…