Rory McIlroy started his final round in the WGC Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone, Akron, Ohio, with three birdies in six holes to get within a stroke of the lead only to fade disappointingly around the turn and fail to put in a serious challenge over the closing holes.
PÁDRAIG HARRINGTON will swap quantity for quality in 2009 as he bids to stay mentally fresh for his assault on the major championships. The Dubliner reckons he can hit the jackpot by playing just one warm-up event before a major instead of the usual two.
JUST when it appeared his season was about to collapse under a barrage of missed cuts, Pádraig Harrington blasted a six under par 64 – his lowest round of the season – to grab a two stroke lead in the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone Country Club.
Although British Open champion Padraig Harrington admits he is currently nowhere near the level that saw him raise the Claret Jug at Carnoustie, he concedes the WGC Bridgestone Invitational in Akron, Ohio has provided him with excellent preparation for next week’s US PGA Championship.