48 of the top 50 players are taking to the stage this week at the WGC – Bridgestone Invitational to find some form going into the final major of the year next week. With numerous winners on the tour already this year and the majority of the field going into the tournament this week off the back of some decent results, there will be no surprises as the champion is crowned on Sunday.
With such a coveted field, you are guaranteed to see some extraordinary golf. Especially if the world number 2 plays anywhere near his best.
Jordan Spieth has taken the golfing world by storm as he looks to take the world number 1 spot this week at Firestone. The current Masters and US Open champion has everything going for him this year. He is driving long, his approach shots the best on tour and he is holing putts for fun, but is his game suitable for the tough conditions of the course this week? The young American leads the stats in scoring average with an incredible 68.839 so far this year. The reason for such a low scoring average stems from his incredible putting ability as he yet again leads the way in putting average and putts per round. His unique putting style has sent the golfing world into a frenzy, with many young golfers copying his style.
The Firestone course is playing long this week, with the final six holes looking to trouble a few of the shorter hitters. Here is how the final six holes will play.
471 yard par 4
467 yard par 4
221 yard par 3
667 yard par 5
400 yard par 4
464 yard par 4
With a finish like that. Spieth’s putting will need to be on point if he intends to be contending on the final day.