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By Jenna Febbo
Tuesday, August 01, 2017

The World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational will feature a star-studded field with the likes of Jordan Spieth, Rory McIlroy, Rickie Fowler and last year’s winner Dustin Johnson, just to name a few.

Spieth, McIlroy and Jason Day are grouped together for the first two rounds. They are scheduled to tee off at 8:10 a.m. (ET) on Thursday.  Fowler will tee off at 9:20 a.m. alongside Sergio Garcia and Matt Kuchar.

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Rory, Spieth, Day

Rory McIlroy, Jason Day and Jordan Spieth are grouped together for the first two rounds in Ohio.
Chris Condon/PGA Tour

What: WGC-Bridgestone Invitational
Where: Firestone Country Club, Akron, Ohio
When: Thursday-Sunday
Purse: $9.75 million ($1.66 winner's share)
Defending champion: Dustin Johnson (six under)

Thursday: 1:30–6:30 p.m. (Golf Channel)
Friday: 1:30–6:30 p.m. (Golf Channel)
Saturday: 12–1:30 p.m. (Golf Channel), 2–6 p.m. (CBS)
Sunday: 12–1:30 p.m. (Golf Channel), 2–6 p.m. (CBS)


1st tee

7:30 a.m. – Kyle Stanley, Bernd Wiesberger (8:30 a.m., 10th tee Friday)
7:40 a.m. – Kevin Kisner, Francesco Molinari, Shaun Norris (8:40 a.m., 10th tee Friday)
7:50 a.m. – Brian Harman, Emiliano Grillo, Scott Hend (8:50 a.m., 10th tee Friday)
8:00 a.m. – Hudson Swafford, Pat Perez, Sam Brazel (9:00 a.m., 10th tee Friday)
8:10 a.m. – Bryson DeChambeau, Brendan Grace, Renato Paratore (9:10 a.m., 10th tee Friday)
8:20 a.m. – Gary Woodland, Andres Romero, Chris Wood (9:20 a.m., 10th tee Friday)
8:30 a.m. – Xander Schauffele, Louis Oosthuizen, Hideto Tanihara (9:30 a.m., 10th tee Friday)
8:40 a.m. – Charley Hoffman, J.B. Holmes, Thorbjørn Olesen (7:30 a.m., 10th tee Friday)
8:50 a.m. – Si Woo Kim, Ryan Moore, Paul Casey (7:40 a.m., 10th tee Friday)
9:00 a.m. – Henrik Stenson, Justin Rose, Harold Varner III (7:50 a.m., 10th tee Friday)
9:10 a.m. – Jon Rahm, Justin Thomas, Adam Scott (8:00 a.m., 10th tee Friday)
9:20 a.m. – Sergio Garcia, Rickie Fowler, Matt Kuchar (8:10 a.m., 10th tee Friday)
9:30 a.m. – Daniel Berger, Rafa Cabrera Bello, Tommy Fleetwood (8:20 a.m., 10th tee Friday)

10th tee

7:30 a.m. – Brendan Steele, Russell Knox, Lee Westwood (8:30 a.m., 1st tee Friday)
7:40 a.m. – Wesley Bryan, Ross Fisher, Jeunghun Wang (8:40 a.m., 1st tee Friday)
7:50 a.m. – Jimmy Walker, Danny Willett, Bubba Watson (8:50 a.m., 1st tee Friday
8:00 a.m. – Jhonattan Vegas, Billy Horschel, Tyrell Hatton (9:00 a.m., 1st tee Friday)
8:10 a.m. – Jordan Spieth, Rory McIlroy, Jason Day (9:10 a.m., 1st tee Friday)
8:20 a.m. – Brooks Koepka, Dustin Johnson, Hideki Matsuyama (9:20 a.m., 1st tee Friday)
8:30 a.m. – Phil Mickelson, Thomas Pieters, Alex Noren (9:30 a.m., 1st tee Friday)
8:40 a.m. – Russell Henley, Paul Lawrie (7:30 a.m., 1st tee Friday)
8:50 a.m. – Rod Pampling, Patrick Reed, Fabrizio Zanotti (7:40 a.m., 1st tee Friday)
9:00 a.m. – Adam Hadwin, Zach Johnson, Matthew Fitzpatrick (7:50 a.m., 1st tee Friday)
9:10 a.m. – Charl Schwartzel, Bill Haas, Satoshi Kodaira (8:00 a.m., 1st tee Friday)
9:20 a.m. – Kevin Chappell, Marc Leishman, Thongchai Jaidee (8:10 a.m., 1st tee Friday)
9:30 a.m. – Jason Dufner, Mackenzie Hughes, Andy Sullivan (8:20 a.m., 1st tee Friday)


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