The Firestone Country Club has been hosting the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational since 1999

  • Harvey Firestone designed the country club in Ohio for workers at his company
  • Firestone wanted the workers at his tyre business to be able to relax at the club
  • Since 1999 it has hosted the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational on the PGA Tour
  • It’s the venue where Jack Nicklaus won seven times and Tiger Woods eight

By DEREK LAWRENSON FOR THE DAILY MAIL
PUBLISHED: 17:30 EDT, 30 July 2018 | UPDATED: 17:30 EDT, 30 July 2018

Harvey Firestone designed the country club in Akron, Ohio that carries his name as a playground perk for workers at his tyre company — but it’s the world’s leading golfers who have come to look upon the Firestone Country Club as the ultimate bonus.

Over the last 65 years, it has hosted any number of elite field events, including the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational since 1999.

It’s the venue where Jack Nicklaus won seven times and Tiger Woods eight, a site where Tom Watson, Lee Trevino, Greg Norman and plenty more Hall of Fame members enjoyed a career highlight; where Jose-Maria Olazabal played the finest round of his life on his way to victory in 1990 and Rory McIlroy delivered in his golden summer of 2014.

The Firestone Country Club has been hosting the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational since 1999
The Firestone Country Club has been hosting the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational since 1999

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