The WGC-Bridgestone Invitational gets underway this week, and it’s top-ranked Dustin Johnson who has to step up to defend his title which he won by a single stroke over Scott Piercy last year. But of course, there are some serious contenders this time around.
Jordan Spieth, looking in sublime form, claimed a third leg of the career Grand Slam by winning the 146th Open Championship two weeks back at Royal Birkdale. With three victories in 2017 already at The Open, Pebble Beach and the Travelers Championship, there’s no doubt Jordan Spieth could be a real contender this week.
Another contender will be Rory McIlroy, who is hoping to reclaim his position in the winners circle following his fourth place at The Open. Interestingly, McIlroy will be without his dedicated caddie J.P. Fitzgerald for the first time in nine-years. Whether or not this will have any effect on the Scotsman will make for an intriguing outcome.
Ohio’s golfing playground should prove to be an interesting setting for a tight round, but with Spieth currently riding a two-tournament winning streak, the 24-year-old heads into this competition with a ton confidence, and it would be hard to not consider him the frontrunner.
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