Bridgestone Invitational 2011: News, Updates, Tee Times for Tiger Woods and More

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Bridgestone Invitational 2011: News, Updates, Tee Times for Tiger Woods and More
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We finally get to see Tiger Woods back in action. Woods is coming off a lingering knee injury, but he and his beard are headed to the Bridgestone Invitational to gain some confidence.

It's been far too long since we've seen Tiger take home a win, but the drought is unlikely to come to a close at this tournament.This is his first start in 11 weeks and it's hard to believe his knee is anywhere near 100 percent.

Did he come back too early? Will Tiger's knee hold up well enough to actually complete a full tournament? Is this where he finally notches a victory?

Rory McIlroy's buzz has fallen off considerably since his anticlimactic showing at the British Open, but a strong showing at this tournament would be instrumental for him going into the PGA Championship in pursuit of his fourth major.

Luke Donald may hold the No. 1 ranking in the world, but he's more of an interim placeholder, as golf hasn't had a true No. 1 player since Tiger vacated the spot.

As we've seen over the course of this year, every tournament is anyone's game. While it's going to be fun to watch Rory McIlroy take on Woods for the first time since McIlroy's historic U.S. Open performance.

Even so, this could be the place where an unknown makes a name for himself or an aging legend bursts back onto the scene.

The first round begins on August 4th with the tournament coming to a close after the final round of play on August 7th.

For all of your Bridgestone Invitational coverage before, during and after the tournament, keep it right here at Bleacher Report's Golf Page

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