Live blog: 2017 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, Round 1

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Live blog: 2017 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, Round 1

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Live blog: 2017 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, Round 1

The PGA Tour is in Akron, Ohio, for the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone Country Club’s South Course.

We are tracking all of Thursday’s first-round action. Follow along…

How to follow the action:

All times Eastern

  • TELEVISION: Golf Channel (Thursday, 1-6 p.m.; Friday, 1:30-6:30 p.m., Saturday-Sunday 12-1:30 p.m.); CBS (Saturday-Sunday, 2-6 p.m.)
  • RADIO: PGA Tour Radio on SiriusXM and PGATour.com (Thursday-Friday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 1-6 p.m.)
  • PGA TOUR LIVE: Thursday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • ON GOLFWEEK: Tour Tracker | All coverage

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WGC-Bridgestone Invitational tracker

UPDATE NO. 5 (4:28 p.m. ET): Your recap for the day!

UPDATE NO. 4 (1:28 p.m. ET): Thomas Pieters is your early leader at Firestone. The Belgian fires a 5-under 65 to jump one ahead. Russell Knox is in with 66. McIlroy and Spieth both post 67.

UPDATE NO. 3 (12:13 p.m. ET): Is Jordan Spieth real? In his first round since an unbelievable finish at the British Open that included a number of monster putts holed, Spieth is 3 under through 15 holes. It helps when you drain nearly 85 feet of putts in two holes. Spieth (who started at No. 10) did just that by jarring 33- and 52-footers at Nos. 5 and 6 for birdies.

UPDATE NO. 2 (11:19 a.m. ET): Rory is coming, people. McIlroy birdies Nos. 2 and 3 to move to 3 under for his round (through 12 holes). He’s one back of leaders Adam Scott, Bubba Watson and Russell Knox.

UPDATE NO. 1 (9:25 a.m. ET): Your early leaderboard at Firestone. Jordan Spieth is one back!

 

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