PGA Tour
Simultaneous Tournament: Turning Stone Resort Championship
$8,500,000 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational Field
Firestone Country Club (South Course)
Par 70 - 7400 Yards
Akron, Ohio
Aug 5 - Aug 8, 2010
Stuart Appleby
Jason Bohn
Gregory Bourdy
Angel Cabrera
Chad Campbell
Paul Casey
K.J. Choi
Stewart Cink
Tim Clark
Ben Crane
Ben Curtis
Rhys Davies
Jason Day
Luke Donald
Simon Dyson
Ernie Els
Ross Fisher
Rickie Fowler
Marcus Fraser
Jim Furyk
Sergio Garcia
Lucas Glover
Retief Goosen
Bill Haas
Soren Hansen
Peter Hanson
Padraig Harrington
J.B. Holmes
David Horsey
Yuta Ikeda
Ryo Ishikawa
Miguel Angel Jimenez
Dustin Johnson
Zach Johnson
Michael Jonzon
Robert Karlsson
Martin Kaymer
Simon Khan
Anthony Kim
James Kingston
Matt Kuchar
Martin Laird
Justin Leonard
Hunter Mahan
Troy Matteson
Graeme McDowell
Ross McGowan
Rory McIlroy
Phil Mickelson
Katsumasa Miyamoto
Edoardo Molinari
Francesco Molinari
Ryan Moore
Alexander Noren
Sean O'Hair
Geoff Ogilvy
Louis Oosthuizen
Hennie Otto
Jeff Overton
Ryan Palmer
Kenny Perry
Ian Poulter
Alvaro Quiros
Justin Rose
Charl Schwartzel
Adam Scott
Vijay Singh
Heath Slocum
Henrik Stenson
Steve Stricker
Bo Van Pelt
Scott Verplank
Camilo Villegas
Nick Watney
Bubba Watson
Boo Weekley
Mike Weir
Lee Westwood
Oliver Wilson
Tiger Woods
Y.E. Yang
The third official World Golf Championship event is on tap this week and several of the top players in the world will return to action. Tiger Woods, the defending champion, will look to win the Bridgestone Invitational for the eighth time. He has won this event seven times in 10 starts, all coming at Firestone. Thanks to back-to-back rounds of 65 on the weekend, Woods cruised to his seventh title last year. He was three behind Padraig Harrington after 54 holes, but rallied to become the first player in PGA Tour history to win seven times at the same venue, in this case Firestone Country Club. Sam Snead is the only PGA player to win the same event more than seven times. Snead won eight Greater Greensboro Open titles. Woods has not played since the British Open and several other notables are returning for the first time since the season`s third major. Also returning to action for the first time since the British Open at St. Andrews are Ernie Els, Lucas Glover, world No. 2 and 1999 runner-up Phil Mickelson and 2008 champion Vijay Singh. Joining those top-flight players in their return to action will be Anthony Kim. The 25-year-old has been out since sharing seventh place at the Quail Hollow Championship. Three days after the event ended in early May, Kim had surgery to repair a torn ligament in his left thumb. Despite the injury, he posted three top-three finishes in a four-event span, including a third-place finish at The Masters and a win at the Houston Open. Overall, the 82-player field will include the top-50 players in this week`s world rankings. The top American players and the top Europeans have more than just this title on their minds as they are not only trying to round their game into shape for next week`s PGA Championship, but they are in the home stretch for trying to qualify for the Ryder Cup. Those trying to make the U.S. squad will only be able to collect points this week and next, while those hoping to make the European team have four tournaments remaining. Golf Channel is scheduled to have four hours of coverage each of the first two days, as well as early action on Saturday and Sunday. CBS will broadcast four hours of play Saturday and five hours of action on Sunday. The European Tour remains in the United States next week for the season`s final major, the PGA Championship.