Two big weeks ahead on the golf calendar. Next week is the last major of the year, the PGA Championship but we start with the Bridgestone Invitational, the third of the four World Golf Championship events.
The Bridgestone Invitational features the world’s top 50 golfers plus a few others who qualified and Australia has six golfers in the field; the most notable being Australia’s Mr.59 himself, Stuart Appleby.
Australians in the field (5):
Jason Day, Geoff Ogilvy, Adam Scott, Marcus Fraser.
Robert Allenby has withdrawn due to a fishing accident – “I took my kids out fishing and I must have twisted it somehow throwing the fish up on to the boat and then back into the water.” Full field
Last year’s winner: Tiger Woods. Best Aussie: Robert Allenby (T2)
Aussies to watch:
Normally I’d be inclined here to talk about the Aussies in the field with form Appleby’s 59 is something else altogether. That’s not form, that’s the dog’s bollocks. I can’t wait to see how he backs up this weekend on a course he finished runner-up on two years ago.
Jason Day has been playing some very good golf. He’s no Mr.59 but keep an eye on him.
Will an Aussie win? I don’t think so but I didn’t expect an Aussie to win last week either.
Should I watch the Champions Trophy instead? We might get an Aussie victory there. But the stick swinging is no where near as controlled or fluid as on the fairways of Firestone.