|Dates||August 4–7, 2011|
|Location||Akron, Ohio, U.S.|
|Course(s)||Firestone Country Club|
|Length||7,400 yards (6,767 m)|
The 2011 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational was the 13th WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, held August 4–7 at Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio. Adam Scott was the winner on the South Course, four strokes ahead of Luke Donald and Rickie Fowler. This tournament was the third of four World Golf Championships events held in 2011.
1. Playing members of the 2010 United States and European Ryder Cup teams.
Stewart Cink, Luke Donald (2,3,4), Rickie Fowler (2,3), Jim Furyk (2,3,4), Peter Hanson (2,3), Pádraig Harrington (5), Miguel Ángel Jiménez (2,3,4), Dustin Johnson (2,3,4), Zach Johnson (2,3), Martin Kaymer (2,3,4), Matt Kuchar (2,3,4), Hunter Mahan (2,3,4), Graeme McDowell (2,3,4), Rory McIlroy (2,3,4), Phil Mickelson (2,3,4), Edoardo Molinari (2,3,4), Francesco Molinari (2,3,4), Jeff Overton, Ian Poulter (2,3,4), Steve Stricker (2,3,4), Bubba Watson (2,3,4), Lee Westwood (2,3,4), Tiger Woods (2,3)
2. The top 50 players from the Official World Golf Ranking as of July 25.
Robert Allenby (3), Jonathan Byrd (4), Paul Casey (3,4), K. J. Choi (3,4), Darren Clarke (3,4), Jason Day (3), Ernie Els (3,4), Sergio García (3), Retief Goosen (3), Bill Haas (3), Anders Hansen (3), Ryo Ishikawa (3), Robert Karlsson (3,4), Kim Kyung-tae (3,4), Martin Laird (3,4), Matteo Manassero (3,4), Ryan Moore (3), Geoff Ogilvy (3), Louis Oosthuizen (3), Álvaro Quirós (3,4), Justin Rose (3), Charl Schwartzel (3,4), Adam Scott (3,4), Brandt Snedeker (3,4), David Toms (3,4), Bo Van Pelt (3), Nick Watney (3,4), Gary Woodland (3,4), Yang Yong-eun (3)
4. Tournament winners of worldwide events since the prior year's tournament with an Official World Golf Ranking Strength of Field Rating of 115 points or more.
Stuart Appleby, Arjun Atwal, Aaron Baddeley, Keegan Bradley, Thomas Bjørn, Harrison Frazar, Lucas Glover, Richard Green, Charley Hoffman, Yuta Ikeda (5), Freddie Jacobson, Pablo Larrazábal, Thomas Levet, Alex Norén, Sean O'Hair, D. A. Points, Rory Sabbatini, Heath Slocum, Scott Stallings, Brendan Steele, Jhonattan Vegas, Mark Wilson
5. The winner of selected tournaments from each of the following tours:
- Japan Golf Tour: Japan Golf Tour Championship (2011) – Park Jae-bum
- Japan Golf Tour: Bridgestone Open (2010) – Yuta Ikeda
- PGA Tour of Australasia: Australian PGA Championship (2010) – Peter Senior (qualified but chose not to play.)
- Sunshine Tour: Dimension Data Pro-Am (2011) – Hennie Otto
- Asian Tour: Iskandar Johor Open (2010) – Pádraig Harrington, also qualified in categories 2 and 3
Past champions in the field
|Player||Country||Year(s) won||R1||R2||R3||R4||Total||To par||Place|
|Hunter Mahan||United States||2010||71||69||72||69||281||+1||T37|
|Tiger Woods||United States||1999, 2000,
2006, 2007, 2009
|Stewart Cink||United States||2004||66||70||71||75||282||+2||T45|
|Darren Clarke||Northern Ireland||2003||77||74||69||72||292||+12||T68|
Thursday, August 4, 2011
Playing in his first competitive round since May due to a leg injury, Tiger Woods shot a 68 (−2). Rory McIlroy, in his first event in America since winning the U.S. Open, also shot 68. Phil Mickelson and Lee Westwood were at 67, but two Australians topped the leaderboard with Adam Scott at 62 (−8) and Jason Day at 63. Nick Watney had the lowest score of the Americans with a 65. Rory Sabbatini, D. A. Points, Stewart Cink, Thomas Bjørn, Brandt Snedeker, Martin Laird, Ryan Moore, Pablo Larrazábal, and Kim Kyung-tae all shot 66.
|3||Nick Watney||United States||65||−5|
|Stewart Cink||United States|
|Kim Kyung-tae||South Korea|
|Ryan Moore||United States|
|D. A. Points||United States|
|Rory Sabbatini||South Africa|
|Brandt Snedeker||United States|
Friday, August 5, 2011
|T1||Keegan Bradley||United States||67-65=132||−8|
|Rickie Fowler||United States||68-64=132|
|Ryan Moore||United States||66-66=132|
|Brandt Snedeker||United States||66-68=134|
|Hennie Otto||South Africa||69-66=135|
|Nick Watney||United States||65-70=135|
Saturday, August 6, 2011
|T4||Keegan Bradley||United States||67-65-68=200||−10|
|Rickie Fowler||United States||68-64-69=201|
|9||Zach Johnson||United States||70-68-64=202||−8|
|T10||Rory McIlroy||Northern Ireland||68-68-67=203||−7|
|Steve Stricker||United States||71-65-67=203|
Sunday, August 7, 2011
|Place||Player||Country||Score||To par||Money ($)|
|Rickie Fowler||United States||68-64-69-66=267|
|T6||Zach Johnson||United States||70-68-64-68=270||−10||215,000|
|Kim Kyung-tae||South Korea||66-72-66-66=270|
|Rory McIlroy||Northern Ireland||68-68-67-67=270|
|T9||David Toms||United States||68-68-68-67=271||−9||152,500|
Cumulative tournament scores, relative to par
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