Eight time Bridgestone Invitational champion Tiger Woods didn't have the weekend he wanted to out on the South Course, but he did recall great times of playing here at Firestone and says he'll miss the community of Akron, the people who work the event, and the fans that appreciated his play.
Tiger says he's played in Akron for over 20 years, going back to his days as an amateur.
"This is one of the classic golf courses that unfortunately, we don't get to play that often."
Tiger finished the final round Sunday shooting a second straight 73.
ESPN golf analyst Michael Collins joined the Sam and Brad Show to talk about Day #2 of the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational.
Day #1 of the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational was a solid one for eight-time tournament champion Tiger Woods, who shot a 4-under 66 at the South Course Thursday.
Woods spoke with the media after his round, where he was paired up with Australian golfer and Ohio resident Jason Day.
American Kyle Stanley is currently in second place at 7-under par shooting a 63 at Firestone Thursday.
He too spoke with the media after his round, saying the course suits his game pretty well.
Ian Poulter is currently in the lead heading into Friday at 8-under par.
Stay tuned for live updates from the tournament all day, beginning at 9:20am Friday through Sunday on 1590 WAKR as well as our sister stations 97.5 WONE and 94.9 WQMX.
John Feinstein of CBS Sports spoke with Sam and Brad to talk about the future of the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational moving forward and what could possibly be in it's place after 2018.
Golf analyst and award-winning author John Feinstein joined the Sam and Brad Show Wedesday to talk about the future of the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational past 2018.
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There could be a major shakeup in the 2018-19 PGA Tour schedule and Akron's World Golf Championship-Bridgestone Invitational could be on the move after 2018.
Assistant editor and sports business reporter Kevin Kleps from Crain's Cleveland Business spoke with WAKR's Aaron Coleman to talk about his article regarding the tournament and its future. He (Kevin) spoke with golf insider and radio host John Feinstein for his insights on Akron's future hosting the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational post-2018.
Nothing is set in stone as of yet, but a lot of factors weigh into this decision.
Executive director of the tournament Don Padgett III was not available for comment but released a statement through Falls Communications:
“Conversation about the future after 2018 are continuing. No decisions have been finalized. None of these discussions impact the 2018 Bridgestone Invitational, which will mark the 65th anniversary of professional golf at Firestone Country Club. We look forward to hosting a great tournament this summer.”
Pro Football Hall of Famer Mike Haynes sat with WAKR's Aaron Coleman to talk a little football, golf, and awareness for prostate cancer and screenings.
Haynes, a member of the Class of 1997, is also a prostate cancer survivor.
An avid golfer, Haynes has played at Firestone's South Course in the past and always enjoys watching the world's best golfers compete in the Bridgestone Invitational.