By the numbers: WGC-Bridgestone preview

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Jason Day, Jordan Spieth and Dustin Johnson headline an all-star field at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational. Here are the key stats heading into Firestone.

• Defending champion: Shane Lowry (had a four-shot lead after 54 holes at the U.S. Open)

• Firestone CC: Most difficult fairways to hit on PGA Tour last season


Jason Day

• Seven wins since July 26, 2015 (no other player has more than three in that span)

• Leads PGA Tour in strokes gained putting this season

• In last 21 official starts, he’s finished outside the top 25 just twice while winning seven times

• Five straight top-10s in majors (longest active streak)

• Best scoring average, most rounds in 60s and most top-10s in majors since 2013


Jordan Spieth

• Eight PGA Tour wins at age 22 (second in PGA Tour history to do that)

• Third start in this event (best: T-10 last year)


Dustin Johnson

• First start since winning U.S. Open at Oakmont CC

• Nine straight PGA Tour seasons with win (longest active streak)

• Leads Tour in scoring average, top-10s, proximity 50-125 yards, par breakers and par 4 scoring

• Each of the last two times DJ won, he followed it up with a top-10 finish in his next tournament


Phil Mickelson

• Has played in this event every year it has existed (18th start)

• Second in scoring average this season

• Only player this season with a better scoring average than Mickelson is DJ


Jim Furyk

• 26 rounds under par at Firestone in the last 10 years (most of any player in that span)