CBS Sports to Air 'World Golf Championships: Bridgestone Invitational' This Weekend August
Defending champion and eight-time WGC-Bridgestone Invitational winner Tiger Woods, Adam Scott, Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose, Sergio Garcia, Bubba Watson and Phil Mickelson are among the world's elite players aiming for the WORLD GOLF CHAMPIONSHIPS: BRIDGESTONE INVITATIONAL title this week as CBS Sports broadcasts the third and final rounds of the star-powered tournament on Saturday, Aug. 2 and Sunday, Aug. 3 (2:00-6:00 PM, ET, both days), live from Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio.
Jim Nantz, three-time Emmy Award-winner and five-time National Sportscaster of the Year, serves as anchor of CBS Sports' golf coverage. Sir Nick Faldo, winner of six major championships and more than 40 tournaments worldwide, serves as lead analyst. Ian Baker-Finch calls the action at the 17th hole and Gary McCord at the 16th hole. David Feherty and Peter Kostis serve as on-course reporter. Lance Barrow is Coordinating Producer and Steve Milton is Director of CBS Sports' golf coverage. Harold Bryant is Executive Producer and Senior Vice President, Production, CBS Sports.
This weekend at WGC-Bridgestone Invitational and for all 20 PGA TOUR events this year, CBS Sports' PGA TOUR coverage is streamed live on CBSSports.com and PGATOUR.com. The live streaming coverage also is available on the CBS Sports app for the iPhone, iPad and Android.
The World Golf Championships: Bridgestone Invitational features winners of golf tournaments from across the globe who have won events from various Tours within the International Federation of PGA TOURS. Winners from different Tours compete with members of the 2013 U.S. and International Presidents Cup teams. (In odd-numbered years, playing members of the last-named U.S. and European Ryder Cup teams replace the last-named President Cup teams). Woods has dominated the World Golf Championships with a record 18 event titles, which includes last year's seven-shot victory over Henrik Stenson and Keegan Bradley for his eighth WGC-Bridgestone Invitational.
Featuring players from 22 different countries, 49 of the Top-50 in the Official World Ranking have qualified for the field of 76 this week. The elite field includes Woods, Scott, McIlroy, Rose, Garcia, Watson, Mickelson, Stenson, Bradley, Matt Kuchar, Jim Furyk, Jason Day, Jordan Spieth, Zach Johnson, Graeme McDowell, Rickie Fowler, Jason Dufner, Ernie Els, Martin Kaymer, Hideki Matsuyama, Brandt Snedeker, Tim Clark, Jimmy Walker, Steve Stricker, Luke Donald, Bill Haas, Charl Schwartzel, Ian Poulter, Angel Cabrera and Lee Westwood. (For the complete field go to PGATOUR.com.)