Woods Victorious In WGC-Bridgestone Invitational
Tiger Woods claimed an emphatic victory in the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational for the eighth time in his career – after a dominant seven-stroke display at Firestone Country Club.
A final round score of 70 left him finished of 14-under par, meaning Woods has now won two PGA Tour events eight times having also taken the spoils at the Arnold Palmer Invitational on the same number of occasions.
Sam Snead is the only other player to win a tournament eight times, and his overall record of 82 PGA Tour wins is being severely challenged by Woods, who now trails by only three.
World number one Woods has now not won a major title in over five years, although he is hoping to call time on that barren run at the US PGA Championship at Oak Hill this Thursday, August 8.
"I'm really looking forward to it. I've got three more days to get ready. I feel like my game is pretty consistent," Woods said.
Elsewhere, defending champion Keegan Bradley rose to the occasion by shooting an impressive round of 67 to tie Henrik Stenson – Woods’ playing partner – as best of the rest.
Bradley finished on eight under with Stenson, who covered the final 18 holes in 70 shots.
But it was all about Tiger Woods. He preserved his huge lead by opting for a more careful, conservative strategy, which saw him par every hole on the front nine. He finally picked up a shot at the 10th hole, but a three-putt at the 14th cancelled that out and dropped him back to even for the day.
Following behind Stenson and Bradley were three players – Zach Johnson, Miguel Angel Jimenez and Jason Dufner – finished in a tie for fourth and six under.
Leading Brit on five under was Chris Wood, with fellow Englishman Luke Donald one shot further back.