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August 5 2012

6:25 PM

What if Jim or Louis should win?

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Louis Oosthuizen (left) is trying to catch Jim Furyk and win at Firestone on Sunday.

AKRON, Ohio -- The World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational is looking more and more like a two-man race. Here are some interesting facts should Jim Furyk or Louis Oosthuizen win:

JIM FURYK

* Earns his 17th PGA TOUR victory at the age of 42 years, 2 months and 24 days in his 476th career start on TOUR.

* Is projected to move from No. 25 into the top 10 in FedExCup points with 1,550 points.

* Becomes the second-oldest winner of a World Golf Championships event (Vijay Singh, 2008 Bridgestone Invitational, 45 years, 5 months, 12 days).

* Moves into a tie for 47th on the TOUR’s all-time wins list With 17.

* Wins for the first time in wire-to-wire fashion and becomes just the third to do so at the Bridgestone Invitational, joining Tiger Woods (2000) and Stewart Cink (2004).

* Becomes the fourth player in his 40s to win this season, joining Steve Stricker, Phil Mickelson and Ernie Els. There have been 11 winners in their 20s (12 wins) and 14 in their 30s (18 wins).

* Becomes the 11th (out of 33 events) third-round leader/co-leader to win this season.

LOUIS OOSTHUIZEN

* Earns his second PGA TOUR victory at age of 29 years, 9 months and 17 days in his 47th career start on TOUR.  

* Is projected to move from No. 41 into the top 20 in FedExCup points with 1,290 points. He could move as high as No. 13 in the standings.

* Becomes become the first South African to win the Bridgestone Invitational and the second to win a World Golf Championships event (Ernie Els).

* Becomes just second player in history to record his first two PGA TOUR wins at a major championship and a World Golf Championships event, joining Martin Kaymer (2010 PGA Championship, 2011 HSBC Champions).

* Records the 23rd come-from-behind win of the 2012 PGA TOUR season in 33 stroke-play events.

* Now has a win, runner-up (Masters) and third-place (Shell Houston Open) finish this year.

* Belted his PGA TOUR career-long drive during the third round, a 430-yard drive on the par-5 16th hole.

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