The Bridgestone Invitational kicks off what will be an intense two weeks of golf. This World Golf Championship features a purse of over $8 million, and the world's top golfers will be battling it out.
Still, while a win at the Bridgestone Invitational is a nice piece for anyone's resume, it is hard for this event to be viewed as anything but a tuneup for the following week's PGA Championship.
Golfers will want to make sure they've got their games rolling in the right direction as they hit the year's final major, and the Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio is the perfect place to do just that.
This is going to be a far easier task for some. In the following slides, I'll highlight three golfers who simply hope to maintain their hot hands and three golfers who need quick reversals of recent fortunes.
All stats via PGATour.com.