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World's Top Golfers Set to Return to the Firestone Country Club for the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational

2014/07/17

Tokyo (July 17, 2014) - The world's top golfers will once again descend on Akron, Ohio, U.S., as the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational returns to the famed Firestone Country Club's South Course July 31st to August 3rd.

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The WGC-Bridgestone Invitational is one of four in the WGC series, the international golf tournament organized by the PGA TOUR*1. The top players of the six major tours*2 and players in the top 50 of the Official World Golf Rankings are eligible to compete in the tournament.

The Bridgestone Group, a world leader in tire innovation and technology, first began sponsoring the WGC - Bridgestone Invitational in 2006, and the current title sponsorship agreement runs through 2018. Additionally, Bridgestone remains the Official Tire of the PGA TOUR and Champions Tour through 2018. Both agreements create opportunities for Bridgestone to extend its mission of "Serving Society with Superior Quality" to a distinguished consumer demographic who can correlate high-performance tire technology to the high-quality products they're familiar with on the golf course.

*1 The PGA TOUR is the organizer of the main professional golf tours in North America.
*2 The six major tours include PGA Tour, European Tour, Asian Tour, Japan Golf Tour, PGA Tour of Australasia, and Sunshine Tour.

About Bridgestone Corporation:
Bridgestone Corporation, headquartered in Tokyo, is the world’s largest tire and rubber company. In addition to tires for use in a wide variety of applications, it also manufactures a broad range of diversified products, which include industrial rubber and chemical products and sporting goods. Its products are sold in over 150 nations and territories around the world.