One of the annual World Golf Championship events will take place this weekend at the Firestone Country Club in Akron Ohio. The par 70 course is more than 7,400 yards, and the tournament has a prize pool of nearly $10,000,000. The tournament is sponsored by Bridgestone since 2006.
Last year, Dustin Johnson took down the title. Tiger Woods is the course record holder with a 259, which was 21 under par back in 2000. Let’s take a look at 5 Sleeper Golfers to Watch for the WGC Bridgestone Invitational.
Thomas Pieters +5000
Love this guy and his golf tools. He has raised his stock to 50th on the Money List, with 3 TOp 10 finishes in 10 events. Pieters scored a first round 69 at the Open Championship but his 75 on Day 2 set him way back.
He finished 44th and earned $31K. He really was poor at the Dubai Open earlier in the month. His US Open play has many thinking he could really be in play for a huge weekend.
- Bet on Thomas Pieters
Charl Schwartzel +5500
The 32 year old is 40th on the Money List. His 3 Top 10 finishes in 13 events has earned him just shy of $1.9M. Schwartzel made the cut at the Open Championship with a 66 on opening day. Look back to the St. Jude Classic, where he finished 2nd, and made $560K. Look for Schwartzel to grab another Top 10 finish at Akron.
Kevin Chappell +6600
Kevin has moved into the Top 30 overall. The last three times he has made the cut, he finished in the Top 25, including 8th place at the Open Championship and 4th at the St. Jude Classic. Chappell won the Texas Open earlier this season. In 21 events, Chappell has made the cut 15 times. He is listed at +6600 to win this event.
Louis Oosthuizen +6600
Oosthuizen was awful at the Open Championship after high expectations. That came as a surprise, after he went 2nd at the Players, 18th at Byron Nelson and 23rd at the US Open. His 78 on the opening day at Royal Birkdale looks to be not normal for the guy that has made over $2M on the tour this season.
Xander Schauffele +9000
At +9000 – it’s a steal to place a bet for this guy to win the title. Schauffele finished 20th at the Open Championship, which came after his win at the Greenbrier. Don’t forget his 5th place finish at the US Open. This guy is for real, and has the potential to move into the Top 10 with his skill set.
There is a look at the 5 Sleeper Golfers to Watch in the WGC Bridgestone Invitational. When push comes to shove our final bet for the win is Thomas Pieters. We love the skill this guy brings to the course. He can do it all, and when he puts it together, he is tough. At +5000, it’s a pretty good bet to make. Bet Thomas Pieters at +5000 to win the WGC Bridgestone Invitational.