August 31, 2015

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Bridgestone Invitational: Shane Lowry saves his best saves for last round on the way to the biggest win of his career

AKRON — Shane Lowry began daydreaming Sunday morning about lifting the Bridgestone Invitational trophy on the 18th green, and then he would quickly return to reality because he knew there was a long day ahead with world-class players all around him. Turns out he was right. He just never could have dreamed how it unfolded. Read More…

Bridgestone Invitational: Justin Rose ends birdie drought in big way with a 63, moves into first-place tie with Jim Furyk

AKRON — Justin Rose never lost belief that he was playing well even as he went 30 consecutive holes without making a birdie in the Bridgestone Invitational. The streak ended on his first hole Saturday. And he kept right on going. Rose had a good start and a strong closing kick with three birdies over Read More…

Bridgestone Invitational: Jim Furyk opens four-shot lead

AKRON — Jim Furyk is two rounds away from erasing a couple of bad memories at Firestone. Even with a bogey on his last hole for the second straight day, Furyk did plenty right Friday in the Bridgestone Invitational for another 4-under 66 that gave him a four-shot lead going into the weekend of this Read More…

Bridgestone Invitational: Graeme McDowell glad to be back in the hunt after rough stretch, trails Danny Lee by a shot

AKRON — Graeme McDowell and Jordan Spieth were in good spirits Thursday at the Bridgestone Invitational, which was good news for only one of them. McDowell has been in such a rut that he has fallen out of the top 50 for the first time in five years and hasn’t finished in the top 10 Read More…

Golf: Major winners Spieth, Zach Johnson paired together at Bridgestone

AKRON — Jordan Spieth gets to play with Zach Johnson one tournament too late. When last seen on the golf course, Spieth missed out on a three-man playoff at the British Open that ended his bid for a Grand Slam. He came back out and watched from the steps of the Royal & Ancient clubhouse Read More…

Zach Johnson still enjoying British Open win

AKRON — A Claret Jug sippy cup might have captured the joy and enthusiasm surrounding Zach Johnson’s July 20 British Open victory at St. Andrews. Johnson’s two weeks off before the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational included a party organized in a mere three days at Johnson’s home in St. Simons Island, Ga. With so many Read More…

Par for the course: Tiger Woods shoots 70, still cruises to seven-shot win and eighth Bridgestone Invitational title

AKRON — They say par is a good score in a major. If that’s true next week at the PGA Championship, then Tiger Woods has already done his share of preparation. Woods played safe and smart with a big lead, parring 16 holes in an even-par 70 Sunday to coast to a seven-shot victory at Read More…

Bridgestone Invitational: Tiger Woods flirts with 59, settles for career-best-tying 61 and seven-shot lead

Tiger Woods

AKRON — Tiger Woods had a shot at making history with a magical 59. He swore he wasn’t disappointed to come up short. “Disappointed? Absolutely not,” he said. Then he cracked, “A 61’s pretty good. I’m not bummed.” Like a pitcher having to settle for a shutout instead of a perfect game, Woods could console Read More…

Webb Simpson relies on caddie’s knowledge to shoot 64 in his Firestone debut, grab Bridgestone Invitational lead

AKRON — So much for course knowledge. Webb Simpson, playing his first competitive round at Firestone Country Club, shot a 6-under 64 on Thursday to take a one-stroke lead in the Bridgestone Invitational. It all came down to trust. “Well, I knew it all through my caddie (Paul Tesori), who’s been here so many years,” Read More…