WGC Bridgestone Invitational 2012: Live Update on Tiger Woods and Other Notables

Daniel ZhuContributor IAugust 5, 2012

AKRON, OH - AUGUST 05:  Tiger Woods plays his shot on the second tee during the final round of the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone Country Club South Course on August 5, 2012 in Akron, Ohio.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
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It's time for the final round of the WGC Bridgestone Invitational, and with the top players in the world in contention, this ought to be another thriller.

Jim Furyk currently leads the pack at 13-under-par, as he looks to make the turn. Keegan Bradley and is at 11-under-par, trailing Furyk by two and with a chance to win.

Other top stars like Rory McIlroy and Steve Stricker are in the hunt as well to capture this prestigious title.

Here's a live update on how the leaders and other top stars are doing at Firestone.

Jim Furyk- (-13)

Jim Furyk is currently holding a three shot lead as he looks to make the turn. He's been steady all week, executing his game plan to perfection. Now, as Furyk heads to the back nine on Sunday, it will take some solid golf to hold off his fellow competitors and win the title.

Rory McIlroy- (-7)

McIlroy has been playing pretty steady this week. He's currently six back of leader Jim Furyk, and a solid finish this week would give him a huge boost confidence wise heading into next week's PGA Championship.


Rory has been in a slight slump these past few months, and it's nice seeing the young superstar playing well again.

He has some ground to make up, but if he can find some magic on the back nine, McIlroy will be right in contention.

Steve Stricker- (-8)

Stricks is at eight-under-par, and is five back of Furyk. He's currently two-under-par for his round, and plodding along solidly on the golf course.

He made two birdies on the front nine, and looks to make a move on the back to keep himself within striking distance of Furyk.

Keegan Bradley- (-11)

Keegan is going along nicely at 10-under-par, and is the closest to catching Jim Furyk as of now. He's made some long putts to go three-under on his round today, as he heads to the back nine with Furyk.

The defending PGA Champion looks to post a solid finish this week at the WGC Bridgestone Invitational to prepare for the last major of the season next week.


Louis Oosthuizen- (-9)

Currently, in third place, Oostuizen has struggled today, making a few bogeys on the front nine. He's currently one-over for his round today, but still within distance to catch up with Furyk.

He needs to find his solid form again, and keep on applying the pressure to Furyk on the back nine. Overall, it's been a solid week for the South African.

Tiger Woods- (-4)

Tiger has played beautifully today, and is looking to post a four-under-par round of 66. He's got his putter working, and his ball striking is as good as ever.

Woods struggled the first few days, but a nice weekend performance should give him plenty of confidence heading into the PGA Championship next week.