As the PGA Golf season continues, we move on to the Bridgestone Invitational that is scheduled for the 6th of August thru the 9th of August 2015 and played at the Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio with a purse of some $9,250,000 in total, and the winner gets $1,570,000.
Well if you have been missing some World Class Golf matches, don’t fret and get prepared to watch some of the World’s best golfers in this WGC Bridgestone Invitational. In this tournament we will see J. Speith playing his 1st tournament after just missing to make his 3rd major title, accompanies by some very strong competition from veterans like P. Mickelson and J. Day, and a lot more.
As we just mentioned the favorites in this tournament are J. Spieth and J. Day, with Spieth the hottest golfer at this time and winning the beginning 2 majors of this 2015 season. What devastated him was missing the playoff at the British Open by 1 shot as he tied for 4th and missed this season his 3rd title for the majors. Last year in this tournament Speith came in the 49th spot. Since then his game has improved greatly and now is 1st in total strokes at 2.284 and scoring average for this tour season of 68.840.
Meanwhile, Jason Day is another great golfer having a good season in 2015. In the British Open he ended tied for 4th place with Spieth. The he won the RBC Open of Canada by beating B. Watson by a shot. His rankings are 2nd in driving at 312.3 yards, and that will assist him in scoring low at the Firestone C. C.
The we have what they call Sleepers in P. Mickelson and J. Furyk, and as they say here is lefty P. Mickelson who has not played his best in the past 2 majors as he was 64th at the U.S. Open and at the British Open 20! But the experts think this tournament could be the one to bring back his game this season. In other tournament he has been in the top 4 in 2 of the 3 non-majors, and was 2nd in the Masters this season. If you count him out, do it with caution, as he could surprise us all at the Firestone.
Furyk has had trouble keeping up with the best players in the majors, but remember he’s a very consistent golf player, making 12 of 14 cuts to date in 2015 and with 5 top 10 finishes, and won the RBC Heritage tournament. Over all he ranks 11th in driving at 70.8% accuracy and 7th at 1.436 for total stroke gained on the PGA Tour.
Then there are the long shots with K. Na and B. Todd, and Na who struggled this season, as he has not made it to the top 20 in his 4 last tournaments. Just before struggling he was in the op 15 on 3 occasions and 2 times in the top ten. Thus overall this 2015 he has been in the top ten some 6 times, of which 1 finish was 9th at the last World Championship at the Cadillac.
Meanwhile B. Todd has played great in his ultimate 3 match as he was in the top fifteen in all 3, and that included getting in to the top 10 at the Classic of Greenbrier at 269 and 11 under par. He has what it takes to have a big win here at this Invitational at the Firestone, as he is 7th in ranking at 71.75% for accuracy and 4th at .645 for strokes gained in putting, and those factors allow him to score low in this tournament.
If you Bet on Golf at a site like SBG Global.com then you should know that the prediction is that Speith will have another win at this WGC Bridgestone Invitational, so don’t hesitate to get your bets in early, and remember the lucrative bets on the futures for golf.