Playing conservatively with a large lead in the final round on Sunday, Tiger Woods fashioned an even-par 70, and won the WGC Bridgestone Invitational at the Firestone Country Club’s South Course in Akron for a PGA Tour record-tying eighth time.
In his fifth victory of the year, Woods posted a final score of 15-under-par 265 for a seven-stroke victory over Henrik Stenson and defending champion Keegan Bradley. With his 79th Tour title, he won a million-and-a-half dollars. Woods’ eighth victory at Firestone matches his eight wins at Bay Hill and the eight that Sam Snead posted at the Greater Greensboro Open.
The win also moved Woods to within three victories of the all-time PGA record of 82 held by Snead.
Other golf winners over the weekend included Gary Woodland at the Reno-Tahoe Open at Montreux Golf Club in Reno, Nevada, Tom Pernice, Jr. at the 3M Championship at TPC Twin Cities in Blaine, Minnesota, and Stacy Lewis at the Women’s British Open at The Old Course at St. Andrews in Scotland.