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Aug 10, 2015

Further Firestone frustration for Furyk

AKRON, Ohio (Reuters) – PGA Tour veteran Jim Furyk once again tasted disappointment at Firestone Country Club after squandering a share of the 54-hole lead in Sunday’s final round at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational.

Two strokes in front overnight along with England’s Justin Rose, Furyk struggled with his ball-striking for much of the day and carded a two-over 72 to finish tied for third, four strokes behind winner Shane Lowry of Ireland.

Aug 10, 2015

Lowry triumphs with clutch display at Firestone

AKRON, Ohio (Reuters) – Ireland’s Shane Lowry, helped by sensational recovery shots at the 10th and 18th that both led to birdies, clinched his first PGA Tour victory by two strokes at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational on Sunday.

Two off the pace heading into the final round at Firestone Country Club, Lowry overhauled third-round leaders Jim Furyk and Justin Rose, and held off a charging Bubba Watson with a closing four-under-par 66 in overcast conditions.

Aug 10, 2015

Impressive Firestone win leaves Lowry in disbelief

AKRON, Ohio (Reuters) – Irishman Shane Lowry was still in disbelief moments after winning the biggest title of his career at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational on Sunday and sewing up his PGA Tour card for the next three years.

The 28-year-old from Clara in County Offaly had overcome the last-day challenge of three major winners in Bubba Watson, Jim Furyk and Justin Rose, firing a flawless four-under 66 to seal victory by two shots on the challenging Firestone layout.

Aug 9, 2015

Ireland’s Lowry triumphs at Firestone

AKRON, Ohio (Reuters) – Ireland’s Shane Lowry, helped by sensational recovery shots at the 10th and 18th that both led to birdies, clinched his first PGA Tour victory by two strokes at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational on Sunday.

Two off the pace heading into the final round at Firestone Country Club, Lowry overhauled third-round leaders Jim Furyk and Justin Rose, and held off a charging Bubba Watson with a closing four-under-par 66 in overcast conditions.

Aug 9, 2015

Spieth signs off with timely 66 at Firestone

AKRON, Ohio (Reuters) – Jordan Spieth gave himself ideal momentum heading into the PGA Championship at Whistling Straits as he signed off with his best score of the week at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational on Sunday.

The Masters and U.S. Open champion fired a sparkling four-under-par 66 in the final round at Firestone Country Club to climb into the top 10 at the elite World Golf Championships event.

Aug 8, 2015

Ideal final Firestone pairing for Rose and Furyk

AKRON, Ohio (Reuters) – Justin Rose and Jim Furyk will head into Sunday’s final round of the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational ideally placed, tied for the lead and happy to be paired together for the closing stretch at Firestone Country Club.

They enjoy one another’s company and each has triumphed once on the PGA Tour this season, Englishman Rose clinching the Zurich Classic of New Orleans in April and veteran American Furyk landing the RBC Heritage in a playoff one week earlier.

Aug 8, 2015

Charging Rose joins Furyk in tie for Firestone lead

AKRON, Ohio (Reuters) – England’s Justin Rose rolled in a 38-foot birdie putt at the par-four last to move into a tie for the lead with overnight pacesetter Jim Furyk after the third round of the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational on Saturday.

Rose, who has produced stellar form this year since tying for second at the Masters in April, charged to the top with a sizzling seven-under 63 in slightly more receptive conditions at Firestone Country Club.

Aug 8, 2015

Timely Presidents Cup boost for Bowditch at Firestone

AKRON, Ohio (Reuters) – Australian Steven Bowditch gave his Presidents Cup hopes a timely boost by firing a sizzling seven-under-par 63 in the third round of the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational on Saturday.

Bowditch, who has long targeted a first appearance in the biennial team competition, racked up eight birdies and a bogey to shoot the best score of the week and climb into an early tie for second place at the elite World Golf Championships event.

Aug 8, 2015

Furyk in good position to end Firestone title drought

AKRON, Ohio (Reuters) – PGA Tour veteran Jim Furyk has twice come agonizingly close to victory at Firestone and on Friday he put himself in a good position to finally cross the finish line here in top spot.

The 45-year-old American fired a four-under-par 66 for a second day in a row at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational to establish a commanding four-stroke halfway lead.

Aug 7, 2015

Firestone a very different challenge for Lowry six years on

AKRON, Ohio (Reuters) – Six years after struggling in his first appearance at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, Ireland’s Shane Lowry has gained length off the tee and now views the hosting Firestone Country Club in a very different light.

A double winner on the European Tour, Lowry relishes playing tough courses and with much better preparation for this week’s this week’s event than he had in 2009, he surged into contention with a sparkling four-under-par 66 in Friday’s second round.