2018 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational Wrap-Up

August 06 2018 – AARON CAMILLERI

2018 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational Wrap-Up
2018 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational Wrap-Up

World Golf Championships seem to bring the best players to the top, and this week’s edition of the Bridgestone Invitational was no different, as Justin Thomas won for the third time this season by four strokes over Kyle Stanley. Starting the round four clear of Ian Poulter and Rory McIlroy, Thomas had the steadiest round of the leaders, with one birdie and one bogey on the front nine. He kept his card clean on the back nine, and his birdie on the par-4 13th gave him a comfortable cushion for the rest of the tournament. His 1-under 69 earned him his ninth career PGA Tour victory and moved within 147 points of FedEx Cup points leader Dustin Johnson and, along with Bubba Watson, is squarely in the picture of the Player of the Year.

Australian Results:

Jason Day                                           -7                                 T10

Marc Leishman                                   -6                                 T14

Cameron Smith                                   -4                                 23rd

Wade Ormsby                                     +1                                T39

Adam Scott                                         +4                                T57

Next week, the PGA Tour and European Tour will be in St. Louis, Missouri for the 100th PGA Championship.