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August 4 2013

1:22 PM

Firestone giving up some early birdies

AKRON, Ohio -- Judging by the early results, Firestone is being somewhat generous on Sunday during the final round of the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational.

And if anyone on the upper echelon of the leaderboard has any hopes of catching Tiger Woods, who starts the final round leading by seven strokes, they'll need to set the tone early like Boo Weekley tried to do when he made birdie on five of his first seven holes.

Weekley couldn't keep the pace up, though, making bogey at the ninth hole to turn in 21. He's made another bogey at the 12th and is now back down to even for the tournament.

The second hole has been the easiest this week -- yielding 12 eagles and 123 birdies. On Sunday, those numbers are five eagles and 30 birdies to the first 57 players to have played the 526-yard par 5.

The first three holes on the back nine also appear gettable with No. 10 playing as the 16th easiest on Sunday, No. 11 as the 12th and No. 12 as the 17th.
 


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