Event: WGC-Bridgestone Invitational on the South Course at Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio, Thursday through Sunday.
TV: Thursday and Friday, 1:30-6:30 p.m., Golf Channel; Saturday and Sunday, noon-1:30 p.m., Golf Channel and 2-6 p.m., CBS.
Last Year: Shane Lowry of Ireland claimed his first victory on the PGA Tour, closing with a bogey-free, 4-under-par 66 to win by two strokes over Bubba Watson, who also shot 66. Lowry started the final round two shots behind, but he moved into the lead by carding three birdies on the first 10 holes. A two-time winner on the European Tour, including at the 2009 Irish Open as an amateur, Lowry was clinging to a one-stroke lead down the stretch when he sank a 5-foot par putt on the 17th hole and capped off his first victory in the United States with an 11-foot birdie putt on the last.
Event: Barracuda Championship at Montreux Country Club in Reno, Nev., Thursday through Saturday.
TV: Thursday and Friday, 6:30-9:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 7-10 p.m.; Golf Channel each day.
Last Year: J.J. Henry sank a 15-foot eagle putt on the second playoff hole to defeat Kyle Reifers, winning the Barracuda for the second time in four years; he also claiming the victory in 2012. After Henry made his dramatic putt that eventually gave him his third victory on the PGA Tour, Reifers missed a 10-foot eagle putt that would have prolonged the playoff. In the only tournament on the circuit played under the Modified Stableford scoring system, Reifers caught Henry at 47 total points by making three birdies on the back nine to record 22 points in the final round. Both players made birdie on the first extra hole.
Event: Cambia Portland Classic at Columbia Edgewater Country Club in Portland, Ore., Thursday through Sunday.
TV: Thursday and Friday, 9-11 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 4-7 p.m.; Golf Channel.
Last Year: Brooke Henderson of Canada, 17, who got into the tournament through Monday qualifying, posted four rounds in the 60s and ran away to an eight-stroke victory over Pornanong Phatlum of Thailand, Ha Na Jang of South Korea and Candie Kung of Thailand. Henderson, who set a tournament scoring record of 21 under par for 72 holes, became the first Canadian to win on Tour since Lorie Kane in 2001. Henderson, who won the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship earlier this month, still had to petition commissioner Michael Whan for LPGA membership following her Portland victory. The request was granted.
PGA Tour Champions
Event: Dick’s Sporting Goods Open at En-Joie Country Club in Endicott, N.Y., July 8-10.
TV: Friday, 7-9 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 5-7 p.m.; Golf Channel.
Last Year: Jeff Maggert captured his fourth victory of the season, including two majors, by shooting 6-under-par 66 in the final round to beat Paul Goydos by two strokes. Maggert, who earlier won the Regions Tradition in May and the U.S. Senior Open in July for his first two senior major titles, started the final round two strokes back but roared to a lead he never relinquished by collecting five birdies on the first nine holes. Goydos, who began the final round tied with Maggert, finished with a 68 and simply couldn’t keep up.
Richard Cwick, on the 113-yard third hole at Concord Crest, with a 7-iron.
Wayne Felle, on the 110-yard 16th hole at Orchard Park, with a 9-iron.
Jim Fichtinger, on the 168-yard 11th hole at Oak Run, with an 8-iron.
Robert Fischer, on the 141-yard 5th hole at Holland Hills, with a 7-iron.
Augie Geraci, on the 170-yard 11th hole at Concord Crest, with a hybrid.
David Harkins, on the 157-yard sixth hole at Elma Meadows.
Tom Hessel, on the 138-yard eighth hole at Treasure Lake Silver (DuBois, Pa.), with an 8-iron.
Tim Knott, on the 90-yard fourth hole at South Park, with a 52-degree wedge.
Matt Maas, on the 135-yard second hole at Brighton, with a sand wedge.
Jim Reid, on the 174-yard 11th hole at Chestnut Hill, with a 5-wood.
Thomas Stanek, 183-yard fifth hole at Buffalo Tournament Club, with a 5-iron.
John P. Stevens, on the 185-yard fourth hole at Transit Valley, with a 6-iron.
Bob Woodward, on the 158-yard fifth hole at Terry Hills, with a 6-iron.
Michael Carrig Jr., on the 515-yard par-5 14th hole at Crag Burn.
Dave Parzych, on the 468-yard fifth hole, at Dande Farms.