Thomas wins WGC-Bridgestone Invitational in dominant style

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Woods, playing a Firestone course where he has eight victories for the final time in the tournament's history - this will be the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational in Memphis, Tenn., next season - shot a three-over 73 on Sunday in Akron, Ohio.

"Very similar to, you know, the first day".

"I was just signing my card there and realised I hadn't had a five", the 27-year-old said. "I've made a few birdies there".

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Fleetwood didn't put a foot wrong at Firestone Country Club, where he said his early tee time was a big advantage on Firestone's fast greens.

Rory McIlroy is joined by Ian Poulter, who has sat atop the leaderboard much of this tournament, three shots back of Thomas at T2.


Woods opened with a bogey, bounced back with three birdies over his next four holes and looked like he might make a move with his birdie on the 12th. The purse for the Bridgestone Invitational is among the higher victor pools on the PGA Tour at $10 million.

"I take a lot of pride in how I played today", Thomas told reporters.

With play still underway at Firestone Country Cub, the duo share third spot just two shots behind leader Kyle Stanley, who carded a front nine score of 29 on his way to a blistering 7-under 63.

Day left his putter in the bag after an incredible shot at the 15th.

Pornanong, also seeking her first major and LPGA title, double-bogeyed No. 17 to leave Hall with a three-shot lead down the last. Though any struggling hasn't been apparent, yet.

But four straight bogeys from the 13th hole cruelled Leishman's hopes at a maiden WGC title, carding a 73 to tie for 14th at six under.


"They don't get to come out that often anymore, so this is my first PGA Tour win with him here and it's really special". I've had days where I've missed more but putted better.

Adam Scott birdied the final hole but a 74 left the 2011 victor at four over. He added four more birdies on his inward run.

The South Korean, who has three top-10 British Open finishes, said: "Winning this tournament has always been my goal for the year. It was pretty cool to have my grandma and grandad watching me".

Two-time major champion Park Sung-hyun (69) was a further shot back with Mamiko Higa (71) and Minjee Lee (71). He's looking to become the second three-time victor of the event.

On the 471-yard par-4 fourth, Woods had a bogey after hitting the green in 3 and two putting, moving Woods to 1 under for the round.


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