Golf Rankings for World Golf Championships - Bridgestone Invitational
Tiger Woods [Yahoo Class A] - World Ranking: #43
Woods is coming off a T6 from two weeks ago in The Open Championship to give him half a dozen finishes of sixth or better in eight stroke play events this season. Tiger has won at Firestone seven times, three times in a row from 1999-2001 and four times in a row from 05-09. Over the last three years he's finished T78, T37 and T8. Woods is first in both scoring average and All-Around Ranking.
Phil Mickelson [Yahoo Class B] - World Ranking: #16
Mickelson is coming off his first British Open victory and has landed a total of four podium finishes over his last six starts. However, he’s finished outside of the top 40 eight of the last nine years at Firestone. Lefty is currently first in birdie average and eighth in All-Around Ranking.
Adam Scott [Yahoo Class A] - World Ranking: #3
Scott won this event in 2011 after a T9 the year before. He only managed a T45 in 2012, but is coming off a T3 in the British Open. Scott is third in scoring average, 13th in total driving and 17th in All-Around Ranking.
Brandt Snedeker [Yahoo Class B] - World Ranking: #61
Snedeker won last week’s RBC Canadian Open and has finished 17th or better in four straight starts. He’s played Firestone each of the last two years to disappointing T33 and T50 results. Snedeker is good for second in birdie average, seventh in scoring average and fourth in All-Around Ranking.
Lee Westwood [Yahoo Class B] - World Ranking: #28
Over his last nine worldwide starts, Westwood owns seven top-15s and is coming off a second-high T3 at the British Open. Since 2008 he’s notched three finishes inside the top 10 at Firestone. On Tour he’s 11th in scoring average.
Dustin Johnson [Yahoo Class B] - World Ranking: #22
Johnson took himself out of contention late in the final round of last week’s RBC Canadian Open to finish with a share of second. D.J. has played Firestone each of the last four years finishing 22nd or better three times. He’s now made four straight cuts with a pair of top-10s.
Justin Rose [Yahoo Class B] - World Ranking: #5
Rose recorded a pair of top-15s around his victory in the U.S. Open, but is coming off a missed cut in the British Open. At Firestone he’s recorded a pair of top-fives, including last year. Rose ranks first in total driving, second in scoring average and second in All-Around Ranking.
Matt Kuchar [Yahoo Class B] - World Ranking: #11
Over the last three years Kuchar owns two top-10s and hasn't finished outside of the top 20 at Firestone. His streak of 21 consecutive cuts made is the longest active on Tour. Kuchar is also sixth in scoring average.
Henrik Stenson [Yahoo Class A] - World Ranking: #2
Stenson hasn't played Firestone since 2010, but is coming off a solo runner-up performance in The Open Championship. Prior to that he finished T3 in the Scottish Open and T10 in the BMW International Open, all European Tour events. On Tour Stenson ranks third in total driving and 10th in scoring average.
Steve Stricker [Yahoo Class A] - World Ranking: #46
Stricker has played Firestone each of the last six years with four straight finishes inside the top 15. Last year he finished a career-best T2. Stricker hasn't played since a T10 in the John Deere Classic and a T8 a month earlier at the U.S. Open.
Rory McIlroy [Yahoo Class A] - World Ranking: #1
McIlroy owns three straight finishes inside the top 10 at Firestone, but is stuck in quite a slump. Over his last five worldwide starts he's missed three cuts and hasn't recorded a top 40. McIlroy is far too talented and should get this thing figured out soon.
Charl Schwartzel [Yahoo Class C] - World Ranking: #25
Schwartzel finished a career-best T24 at Firestone last year and has made three straight cuts. This season he’s finished inside the top 30 each of his last four starts. Schwartzel ranks fourth in both birdie average and scoring average.