|Dates||June 30 – July 3, 2016|
|Location||Akron, Ohio, U.S.|
|Course(s)||Firestone Country Club|
(not a European Tour event in 2016)
|Length||7,400 yards (6,767 m)|
|Prize fund||$9.5 million|
|Winner's share||$1.62 million|
The 2016 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational was a professional golf tournament played June 30 – July 3 on the South Course of Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio. It was the 18th WGC-Bridgestone Invitational tournament, and the third of the World Golf Championships events in 2016.
The event was played more than a month earlier than usual, due to the 2016 Summer Olympics. It was only sanctioned by the PGA Tour, because it ran opposite the Open de France the European Tour did not co-sanction the tournament this year.
1. Playing members of the 2015 United States and International Presidents Cup teams.
Steven Bowditch, Jason Day (2,3,4), Rickie Fowler (2,3,4), Branden Grace (2,3,4), Bill Haas (2,3), J. B. Holmes (2,3), Dustin Johnson (2,3,4), Zach Johnson (2,3), Chris Kirk, Matt Kuchar (2,3), Anirban Lahiri, Danny Lee (2,3), Marc Leishman (2,3,4), Hideki Matsuyama (2,3,4), Phil Mickelson (2,3), Louis Oosthuizen (2,3), Patrick Reed (2,3), Charl Schwartzel (2,3,4), Adam Scott (2,3,4), Jordan Spieth (2,3,4), Jimmy Walker (2,3), Bubba Watson (2,3,4)
- Bae Sang-moon was unable to compete due to a military obligation in South Korea.
- Thongchai Jaidee (4) opted to compete in the Open de France.
2. The top 50 players from the Official World Golf Ranking as of June 20, 2016.
An Byeong-hun (3), Daniel Berger (3,4), Paul Casey (3), Kevin Chappell (3), Harris English, Jim Furyk (3), Emiliano Grillo (3,4), Charley Hoffman (3,4), Kim Kyung-tae (3), Kevin Kisner (3,4), Søren Kjeldsen (3), Russell Knox (3,4), Brooks Koepka (3), David Lingmerth (3), Shane Lowry (3,4), William McGirt (3,4), Kevin Na (3), Scott Piercy (3), Justin Rose (3,4), Brandt Snedeker (3,4), Justin Thomas (3,4)
- Rafa Cabrera-Bello (3), Matthew Fitzpatrick (3,4), Rory McIlroy (3,4), Andy Sullivan (3), Lee Westwood (3), Bernd Wiesberger (3), Danny Willett (3,4), and Chris Wood (3,4) opted to compete in the Open de France.
- Sergio García (3,4) and Henrik Stenson (3,4) did not play.
3. The top 50 players from the Official World Golf Ranking as of June 27, 2016.
4. Tournament winners, whose victories are considered official, of tournaments from the Federation Tours since the prior season's Bridgestone Invitational with an Official World Golf Ranking Strength of Field Rating of 115 points or more.
5. The winner of selected tournaments from each of the following tours:
- Asian Tour: Thailand Golf Championship (2015) – Jamie Donaldson (opted to compete in the Open de France)
- PGA Tour of Australasia: Australian PGA Championship (2015) – Nathan Holman
- Japan Golf Tour: Bridgestone Open (2015) – Michio Matsumura
- Japan Golf Tour: Japan Golf Tour Championship – Yosuke Tsukada
- Sunshine Tour: Dimension Data Pro-Am – George Coetzee
Nationalities in the field
|North America (32)||South America (2)||Europe (7)||Oceania (8)||Asia (8)||Africa (4)|
|United States (32)||Argentina (2)||England (3)||Australia (7)||India (1)||South Africa (4)|
|Scotland (1)||New Zealand (1)||Japan (3)|
|Ireland (1)||South Korea (3)|
|Denmark (1)||Thailand (1)|
Past champions in the field
|Player||Country||Year won||R1||R2||R3||R4||Total||To par||Place|
Thursday, June 30, 2016
Friday, July 1, 2016
|William McGirt||United States||64-74=138|
|Scott Piercy||United States||69-69=138|
|T6||Kevin Kisner||��United States||69-70=139||−1|
|Jordan Spieth||United States||68-71=139|
|Justin Thomas||United States||70-69=139|
|T10||Kevin Na||United States||71-69=140||E|
|Song Young-han||South Korea||70-70=140|
|Brian Stuard||United States||71-69=140|
|Jimmy Walker||United States||67-73=140|
Saturday, July 2, 2016
|Scott Piercy||United States||69-69-67=205|
|4||Brian Stuard||United States||71-69-67=207||−3|
|T5||Dustin Johnson||United States||69-73-66=208||−2|
|William McGirt||United States||64-74-70=208|
|Charl Schwartzel||South Africa||72-69-67=208|
|Justin Thomas||United States||70-69-70=209|
|T10||Kevin Chappell||United States||71-70-69=210||E|
|Jordan Spieth||United States||68-71-71=210|
Sunday, July 3, 2016
|Place||Player||Country||Score||To par||Money ($)|
|1||Dustin Johnson||United States||69-73-66-66=274||−6||1,620,000|
|2||Scott Piercy||United States||69-69-67-70=275||−5||1,018,000|
|T3||Kevin Chappell||United States||71-70-69-67=277||−3||449,250|
|Matt Kuchar||United States||69-72-70-66=277|
|Jordan Spieth||United States||68-71-71-67=277|
|William McGirt||United States||64-74-70-70=278|
|Charl Schwartzel||South Africa||72-69-67-70=278|
|T10||Rickie Fowler||United States||68-73-72-67=280||E||167,750|
|Branden Grace||South Africa||69-72-71-68=280|
|Zach Johnson||United States||72-74-69-65=280|
Cumulative tournament scores, relative to par
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