Hunter Mahan fired a final round 6-under par 64 to win his first World Golf
Championship, the Bridgestone Invitational in Akron, Ohio.
Mahan started the final round 4-shots off the lead. He ran off 5-straight birdies on the front 9 to take the lead, then put together three clutch par saves to hold off Ryan Palmer by 2-shots.
Tiger Woods will remain number one in the World Golf Rankings for the 270th consecutive week. But Woods is coming off the worst tournament of his career. He closed with a final round 77 to finish 18-shots over par for the tournament, his highest score on the PGA Tour as a pro or amateur.
Woods is clearly struggling heading into the PGA Championship at Whistling Straits. It’s his last chance to get it together this season, trying to earn a Captain’s pick for the upcoming Ryder Cup by American Captain Corey Pavin.
Practice rounds started at Whistling Straits yesterday for the 92nd PGA Championship which starts on Thursday. Whistling Straits also played host to the 2004 PGA Championship and will host the 2015 event as well.