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Bridgestone Invitational starts on Thursday

(AP Photo/Dave Thompson). Jordan Spieth of the United States hits a shot out of a bunker on the 4th green during a practice round ahead of the British Open Golf Championship, at Royal Birkdale, Southport, England Tuesday, July 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Dave Thompson). Jordan Spieth of the United States hits a shot out of a bunker on the 4th green during a practice round ahead of the British Open Golf Championship, at Royal Birkdale, Southport, England Tuesday, July 18, 2017.
CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) -

The first round of the Bridgestone Invitational tees off on Thursday at Firestone Country Club in Akron.

Jordan Spieth will be there, along with the defending champion Dustin Johnson. They lead a group of 78 qualifiers.

The field contains 33 of the top 35 players in the FedEx Cup standings.

In 2016, Johnson fired a 66 on Saturday and duplicated it on Sunday to rally past Jason Day and win the tournament, his third WGC win.

The tournament will be televised. Fans can watch Thursday and Friday on the Golf Channel, coverage runs from 1:30-6:30. Saturday and Sunday’s action can be seen on Cleveland 19 beginning at noon.

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