2016 WGC Bridgestone Invitational Picks and Tournament Preview

WGC Bridgestone Invitational LogoThe 4th World Golf Championships held throughout the year, the WGC Bridgestone is another small field event with only about 75 players invited to compete. The WGC is for many of the top golfers normally held in August but makes a one time shift on the PGA Tour schedule to accomodate the 2016 Olympics.

All the World Golf Championship tournaments are great to watch but the Bridgestone has a smaller field so we get to focus on the best golfers in the world all on one course.

2016 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational Tourney Preview

The 2016 WGC Bridgestone is shifted in the schedule to accomodate the Olympics being held in August. Normally the Bridgestone Invitational is played in August so this is a one time shift in the schedule. For the PGA Tour players invited it will likely be the last tournament played before the Open Championship in a couple of weeks. DraftKings will once again have fantasy golf games to play but maybe take the time to check out FantasyAces.com also. They run good size tournaments for all the golf majors and also have FREE games to play if you want to just get a feel for them.

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Dates - June 30 to July 3, 2016

Prize Pool - $9,250,000

First Place - $1,612,432

FedEx Cup Points - 550

Here is a 2016 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational Preview

Examining the Bridgestone Invitational Golf Course

Name of CourseFirestone Country Club (South)

Where is the Firestone Country Club - Akron, OH

Firestone Country Club Par – 70

Yards – 7400

Slope Rating - 132

Year Built – 1929

Designed by - Bert Way/Robert Trent Jones Sr.

Past WGC-Bridgestone Champions

Shane Lowry WGC Bridgestone Defending ChampionShane Lowry2015 – Shane Lowry


Rory McIlroy2014 – Rory McIlroy


Tiger Woods2013 - Tiger Woods


Keegan Bradley2012 - Keegan Bradley


Other World Golf Championship Bridgestone info - Trends, Tidbits

  • In 2003 Tiger Woods had the Tiger Sweep winning all 4 World Golf Championships in his career
  • The Bridgestone Invitational has been held at Firestone CC every year except for 2002
  • The winner of a WGC event gets a 3 PGA Tour exemption
  • Before Bridgestone took over sponsorship, the tourney was call the WGC-NEC Invitational
  • Tiger Woods has won the Invitational the most of any other golfer – 8 times
  • Only about 75 players are in the WGC Bridgestone field

2016 World Golf Championship Bridgestone Fantasy Picks Info

This is another great week to qualify for DraftKings Fantasy Golf Millionaire Fantasy Golf Contest. You can buy in directly, or you can win tickets in low cost FREE fantasy golf contests. This week all the golfers make the cut so to win a fantasy golf contest you better pick the winner and have a solid showing for your other 5 fantasy golfers.

Where To Get Expert Picks for the World Golf Championships Bridgestone Invitational

Golfbanker.com has nailed the winner once in 2016 but has has solid fantasy golf picks all year long. If you bought your membership at the start of the season then you are laughing by now. If you join now, they have a reduced price for the rest of the PGA Tour season so you can still cash in on their solid golf picks.

Why you need expert picks for The 2016 WGC Bridgestone

As mentioned, the WGC Bridgestone has a small field and there are no weekend cuts. To win a fantasy golf contest, you will probably need the actual winner of the Bridgestone and a good showing from your other picks. If you don’t pick the winner, you better have a lineup of Top 10 players making up for the lack of a 1st place finisher.