NewsLocal NewsSummit County

Actions

Tiger Woods confirms return to the 2018 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational

Posted: 10:46 AM, Jul 26, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-26 14:46:42Z

Fresh off one of his best major finishes in a decade, Tiger Woods has committed to playing at the 2018 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational in Akron.

Dustin Johnson and Phil Mickelson have also confirmed their commitment to the invitational, which runs from Aug. 1-5 at the Firestone Country Club.

This year is the last time the Bridgestone Invitational will be held in Akron. The PGA Tour announced earlier this year it will be moved to Memphis starting in 2019 and it will be renamed the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Classic,  according to Golf.com.

Woods leads 18 total titles in the World Golf Championships events. Johnson trails behind at five, as well as being the first player to win all four WGC titles. Mickelson is the only other player to have three or more World Golf Championships titles.

“I love Firestone. It’s one of the classic golf courses. It’s right in front of you – there’s no tricks – it’s just right in front of you and it’s tough,” Woods told PGATour.com before the Quicken Loans National. “We don’t get to play classic courses like that anymore and I’ve always enjoyed playing it. You can tell by the results I’ve had there.”

Fans can purchase tickets to the Bridgestone Invitational by calling 844-868-7465 and  bridgestoneinvitational.com .