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WGC-Bridgestone Invitational Round One: Live Blog

Credit: PGA Tour
Credit: PGA Tour

Day one at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational is in the books, and William McGirt is the leader at 6-under par. The Memorial champion is 3 up on a trio consisting of Emiliano Grillo, Jimmy Walker and Jason Day.

Jordan Spieth who struggled to find the greens all day, birdied the last four holes to end up at 2-under par and only 4 shots back. Other notables in the red include Rickie Fowler (-2), Dustin Johnson (-1), and Justin Rose (-1).

UPDATE: 5:00PM
DJ with sweet bounce off the tree on No. 13. The U.S. Open champ is hanging in there at 2-under through 12.

Spieth, DJ’s playing partner, is struggling to hit greens, and is at 2-over par.

We mentioned earleir that Brooke Henderson shot a 65 today, and leads the LPGA event in Portland (OR). Here’s a look at Brooke’s card.

UPDATE: 4:10PM

Martin Laird is the clubhouse leader at the Barracuda Championship. Laird has 15 points with 8 birdies and 1 bogey.

Brooke Henderson shot a 7-under par 65 and is the first round leader at the Cambia Portland Classic.

Denmark’s Lucas Bjerregaard holds the first round lead at the French Open.

The French Open will have a big say in which Euro golfers get to wear these styles.

UPDATE: 3:35PM

Oh, brother. Another WD. Koepka drops out with an ankle injury. (Nothing to do with being +5 through 13).

Collect your $50K and enjoy the long holiday weekend, son.

Don’t look now. The world’s #1 is closing.

JR Smith is still in the house. That old saying, ‘he’ll never pay for a drink in this town again’ comes to mind.

UPDATE 2:50PM
Willima McGirt sure likes the weather in Ohio. The Memorial champ drains a bomb on 18 for birdie to go 6-under 64 for the day. He is your Round One clubhouse leader.

Your full list of tee times and pairings for next week’s U.S. Women’s Open have been published.

Colt Knost is the clubhouse leader in Reno at the Barracuda Championship. Colt has 13 points, with 7 birdies on the day. (More on the points system scoring here.)

Zach Johnson with the bunker shot of day at the 12th hole. Off the pin, and in.

UPDATE 1:55PM
Pro tip. Watch online during your lunch break at the Golf Channel.

Phil is mighty impressed by his playing partner’s approach on No. 8.

The USGA has put together another Big Three for the U.S. Women’s Open.

UPDATE 1:20PM
The biggest star of the weekend may turn out to be the guy who finishes in last place. Daniel Berger WDs after one swing of the club, guaranteeing himself $50k.

What a country. Developing.

Jason Day with a 331 yard bullet off No. 4 (which he bogeyed). Day is at 1-under for the day, through 6 holes.

The European Tour’s French Open is underway. Denmark’s Lucas Bjerregaard is the leader in the clubhouse at 5-under par.



Happy Thursday, and welcome to our first live blog post. We’ve got a lot to cover this afternoon, including the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, the Barracuda Championship, and the Euro Tour’s French Open, along with some other golf-related updates here and there — such as Daniel Berger’s $50K heist.

To lay some ground work:

Frequency: Updates every 30 minutes or so – 2-3 updates per hour.
Times: 1pm – 7pm  (all times EST).
Format: Most recent updates will appear at the top and time stamped.
Recap: Will be cross posted with end-of-day stories, and linked.

The first tee shot from Firestone was struck at exactly 10AM EST this morning. The twosome of Byeong Hun An and Jim Herman did the honors.

And with that, the 2016 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational was officially under way.

There will be thousands of tweets and posts as the weekend moves along, but let the record show, these were the first official ones.

And the weather looks to be just about perfect today in Akron.

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