Found August 03, 2013 on
Tiger Woods No matter what your thoughts are about Tiger Woods, his second round on Friday at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational was simply stunning. Tiger shot 61 (3.39 was his average shots per hole) on Friday, five shots better than the next best score of the day, John Merrick’s 66.  Firestone CC has been more than friendly to Woods, having won this tournament seven times previous. In typical Tiger fashion, a smile was not to be seen until the final putt on 18 dropped. A 26-footer to save par from just off the green was about the perfect ending to his round today. I personally can’t remember a time when I have seen Tiger putt as well as he did during the second round. In the first 13 holes, he had 11 one-putts, and ended the day with 22 total putts. Those even include the birdie putts he missed inside 10 feet on holes 15 and 17. Hideki Matsuyama, the young Japanese phenom, played alongside Tiger and seemed like he was playing well, but like the rest of the field, Matsuyama was outmatched by a consistent opponent. Golf needed Tiger to have this round. It would be better if it happened next week at the PGA Championship, but this will do for now. Fans are so used to seeing Tiger grind out tournaments and expend a ton of energy just to have a fighting chance on the weekend. Today he actually looked like how we used to be accustomed to seeing him. It was a combination of shotmaking beauty, raw power, and the most perfect putting stroke a human being could possibly make. It was one of the most complete rounds I’ve ever seen him play. Assuming he can hold his seven shot lead and win this tournament, it will be his fifth victory of the season, and we will be hearing about possibly one of the best years golf has seen without a major win. Television cameras love to show Tiger walk between holes and not high-five the kids, not sign autographs, and slam clubs, but it usually just goes by the wayside. I’ll be the first to admit I’m not a fan of Tiger, but I’ve learned you don’t have to respect the man, but you have to respect the game because it’s one of the most beautiful, athletic, and scientific approach to the game I’ve ever seen.

PGA Tour: Evaluating the Bridgestone Invitational

Tiger Woods made a statement win this week at the World Golf Championship Bridgestone Invitational by winning by seven shots. This was his eighth victory at this tournament and 79th overall PGA win leaving him just three shy of Sam Snead’s record of 82 victories. This win also gave him his 18th career WGC victory while nobody else has more than three. Woods now has a nice cushion...

Tiger Woods Cruises to Seven-Shot Victory at Bridgestone Invitational, Earns 79th PGA Tour Title

AKRON, Ohio — Tiger Woods played safe and smart with a big lead, parring 16 holes in an even-par 70 Sunday to coast to a seven-shot victory at the Bridgestone Invitational for his eighth win at the event — matching the PGA Tour record he shares for victories in a single tournament. After a second-round 61 in which he flirted with 59, Woods ended up at 15-under 265 to easily beat...

Tiger shoots 66 at WGC-Bridgestone

Tiger Woods continued his success at Firestone Country Club Thursday in Akron, Ohio. Woods shot 4-under 66 in the first round of the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, his best opening round at the event since 2005, when he went on to win. "It's one of those things where I was explaining to you guys yesterday that no matter how I'm playing coming in here, I've played...

Woods rolls to win at Bridgestone

Tiger Woods played safe and smart with a big lead, parring 16 holes in an even-par 70 Sunday to coast to a seven-shot victory at the Bridgestone Invitational for his eighth win at the event - matching the PGA Tour record he shares for victories in a single tournament. After a second-round 61 in which he flirted with 59, Woods ended up at 15-under 265 to easily beat defending champ...

Tiger Woods Shows Us Once Again Why He is the No. 1 Golfer in the World

People are either going to love or hate Tiger Woods, but there is one thing that no one can deny--the man can play some golf. Yeah, there are times when he looks more like one of us out there on the course with some of the things he does, but for the most part he looks like the best golfer in the world. Because he is. Keith Allison/Flickr Those in need of a reminder...

Tiger's round yields great fan moment

Tiger Woods absolutely sizzled on the golf course Friday, flirting with a 59 before "settling" for a 61 and a seven-shot lead after two rounds at the WGC Bridgestone Invitational. The round recalled the happier, simpler times for Tiger, when he trampled over other golfers like so many insignificant blades of fairway grass. It also gave us a great visual. A birdie on the...

Tiger Woods chips in for ridiculous birdie during 3rd Round

During the 3rd Round of the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, Tiger Woods hit a horrible approach shot and ended up with a brutal lie at the back of the green on #13.  Tiger then hit a ridiculous chip shot and managed to sink it for birdie.  It would have been fantastic had he put it close, but burying it for birdie was vintage Tiger.  Tiger went on to cruise to a a 7-shot victory...

Woods does enough to maintain Akron dominance

AKRON, Ohio -- It took all of two days to understand the weekend belonged to Tiger Woods. So at the Bridgestone Invitational on Saturday, all Woods needed to do was act human. That he did, shooting a 2-under 68 to keep his seven-stroke lead built via a career-tying 61 in the second round. Now, Woods was far from remarkable in the third. He was just good, and that was good enough...

Familiarity helps Woods on Day One

AKRON, Ohio - It's felt more like October than July in Northeast Ohio of late, but the arrival of the sun and some humidity made for nearly ideal scoring conditions at Firestone Country Club Thursday. It wasn't long before Tiger Woods started making birdies. He's done this before. The world's No. 1 ranked golfer came away believing he can keep doing it this weekend...

GIF: Tiger Woods marks first birdie of Sunday with some swagger

Tiger sank a birdie putt to get to 16-under overall while extending his already commanding lead to a whopping nine shots. His reaction? Pure swag, of course.

Woods leads Bridgestone at 9-under

Tiger Woods made a run at 59, one of the last items missing from his resume.

Riley Cooper is Not Yet Out of the Woods Despite Apology

While Riley Cooper deserves credit for apologizing after he used a racial slur at a Kenny Chesney concert, there is going to be more scrutinuy over who he is and how people (including his teammates) view him as a person.It's not just that he said the slur, but also how he said the slur that is debated and scrutinized by the press, fans, and civil rights groups. A month ago,...
Golf News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.