Bridgestone Invitational 2012: Day 3 Leaderboard Updates, Highlights and More

Scott CarasikContributor IIAugust 4, 2012

Furyk is in the lead for the Bridgestone title.
Furyk is in the lead for the Bridgestone title.Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

The 2012 Bridgestone Invitational is currently underway, and we are at the end of the third day of competition. At the top of the leaderboard is the same man who lead the first two days of the event: Jim Furyk.

The Bridgestone Invitational is being held at the Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio, and it is the last stop before the best golfers on tour head to Charleston, South Carolina for the PGA Tour Championships next week.

Quite a few of the best golfers are using Bridgestone as a way to warm up for the championships. This will be a good preview for them as well since the winds in Akron will be very similar to the winds that are on the Kiawah Island course.

Day 3 Leaderboard

Place Player Score Thru
1 Jim Furyk -11 F
2 Louis Oosthuizen
-10 F
3 Keegan Bradley -7 F
T-4 Rory McIlroy -6 F
T-4 Steve Stricker -6 F
T-6 Bo Van Pelt -5 F
T-6 Justin Rose -5 F
T-6 John Senden -5
T-6 Jason Dufner -5 F


10 Luke Donald  -4 F
T-11 Graeme McDowell -3 F
T-24 Tiger Woods F
T-34 Adam Scott  +2 F


Day Three Recap

Jim Furyk and Rafael Cabrera Bello were the leaders after the first two days. However, Cabrera Bello completely imploded with a +7 during the final part of the day. Furyk hit a perfect par today to maintain the lead at minus-11.

Keegan Bradley looked solid the first two days and continued his consistent play in Akron. Tiger Woods has been mediocre at Bridgestone, and is looking like he will be lucky to get under even for the entire tournament. 

Tiger did hit a minus-2 today thought and could end up moving up the leaderboard. However, it's looking like the final will be between Furyk and Oosthuizen baring a ridiculous day from someone else on day four.


Last-Minute Prediction

Furyk had a great first two days but he was just average today by hitting for par. Oosthuizen has the ability to hit a few strokes under par on Sunday and should be able to overtake another par or 1-under from Furyk for the $8.5 million pot.


Scott Carasik is a Featured Columnist and Trends and Traffic Writer for Bleacher Report. As a Featured Columnist, he covers the Atlanta Falcons, NFL and NFL Draft. He is also the Falcons analyst at Drafttek and runs the NFL Draft Website and hosts Kvetching Draftniks Radio.