Tournament article

Bridgestone Open Golf Tournament 2019

Sunday's Round will be cancelled as well

Typhoon HAGIBIS (No.19) is forecasted to make harm on the Kanto area, which includes Bridgestone Open venue, Sodegaura CC in Chiba Prefecture, and the tournament has decided to cancel the Sunday round as well. Tournament committee has decided to cancel the event considering the safety of the spectators, players and also the staff and volunteers who support the event. Tournament committee sends their deepest apologies for not being able to have the full tournament and appreciate for warm understandings.

The tournament is now shortened to 36 holes, and Shugo Imahira who became the solo leader after the Round 2 is announced as the winner with total of 11 under par. This will be Shugo's first victory of the season, and he will be defending his title as a repeat from last year's Bridgestone Open. Shugo became the 5th player to succeed in defending his champion title at the Bridgestone Open. Now Shugo leads that race as well, by passing Ryo Ishikawa. Officially, only 50% of the prize money will be added to the Money Rankings but with the consideration by the tournament's host, players received 75% of the prize money.

Also, Also, the exemptions for the US PGA co-sanctioned tournament, ZOZO Championship provided to the top 3 finishes of the Bridgestone Open was fixed. Players who are receiving the invitation and these are; winner Shugo Imahira, and other 2 will be Tomoharu Otsuki and Seungsu Han, who ranks higher in the Money list out of 4 players in 2T.