There is a lot of attention right now on the 2012 Olympics and NFL training camps. If you have not been following golf, the World Golf Championships Bridgestone invitational is also taking place. In fact, we should be in store for a terrific final-round on Sunday, August 5.
After really scorching the Firestone Country Club in the first two rounds, Jim Furyk could not muster much in the way of birdies in the third round, yet he still maintains his lead. Close on Furyk's heels is Louis Oosthuizen who enters the final round only one stroke behind.
I guess I should touch on the day for Rafael Cabrera Bello. He entered the third round trailing only Furyk. Cabrera Bello made a double bogey on the first hole of the day. I would like to say that his day improved from there but it did not. He would go on to make two additional double bogeys and four other single bogeys. He finished his day at 7-over par and dropped out of contention.
The Bridgestone Invitational's final round will feature threesomes and joining Furyk and Oosthuizen in the final group will be Keegan Bradley. This means that all three men in the final group are major championship winners. This fact should ensure some stiff competition for this World Golf Championship title.
There has also been a Rory McIlroy sighting. The young man from Northern Ireland finds himself five shots off the lead but in a tie for fourth place entering the final round. I think that whether he wins or loses in the final round at the Bridgestone Invitational just being in contention will help McIlroy as he goes forward. Given that the PGA Championship is the next tournament on the schedule, I think it is important for McIlroy to build some confidence.
Speaking of having some confidence going into a big event, it is nice to see Justin Rose and world number one Luke Donald near the leaderboard going into the final round of a World Golf Championship. I am sure that both these men would like to have solid finishes going into the PGA Championship at Kiawah Island. It should be a terrific final round.
Dwight is an avid golfer. While still relatively new to the game, he plays as often as the weather and his schedule will allow.
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