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Wilson hopes to find form again at Firestone 08-03-2015
Oliver Wilson
Oliver Wilson makes his return to the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone Country Club this week.

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A plummet down the world rankings means he hasn't qualified for this event since 2010 but victory in last October's Alfred Dunhill Links Championship in Scotland punched his ticket to Ohio. He first encountered the tough par 70 in 2008, the same year he played on the European Ryder Cup team, and finished T27. He improved to T11 the following year and shot two 67s on the way to a T33 in 2010 so it's a course he's done well on. The Englishman will hope Firestone can ignite a disappointing 2015 season which has seen him cash just four times in 19 starts.
Dodt set for first start at WGC-Bridgestone 08-03-2015
Andrew Dodt will head to Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio this week to make his debut at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational.

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The Aussie has banked just one top 50 finish -- T20 in the Mauritius Open -- since his breakthrough win in February's Thailand Classic so looks to have limited appeal to gamers on first glance. At least there have been some better signs in recent weeks. The 29-year-old played all four rounds and finished T53 in the European Masters and last week beat Oliver Fisher in the first round of the Saltire Energy Paul Lawrie Match Play before losing to Thomas Aiken in the last 32 after being 1 up with three to play.
Kent Jones poised for 15th appearance in Reno 08-03-2015
Kent Jones
Kent Jones has climbed into the field at this week's Barracuda Championship.

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The 48-year-old Veteran Member was ninth alternate when the field was released on Friday. There were six withdrawals from the original field and another four among alternates, thus opening the door for him to accept a tee time at Montrêux Golf and Country Club on Thursday. This will mark his 15th start in the tournament; he's missed only two editions. Jones' last top 10 on the PGA TOUR occurred in this event in 2010 when he shared fifth place. It's his only top 20 in the tournament. In his lone start on TOUR this season, he missed the cut at the Barbasol Championship three weeks ago.
Brett Wetterich gains entry into Barracuda 08-03-2015
Brett Wetterich
Brett Wetterich is scheduled to compete in this week's Barracuda Championship.

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He was seventh alternate when the field was released on Friday, and then found his way in following nine withdrawals, including three alternates ahead of him in line. In his only starts in the last three seasons on the PGA TOUR, the former Ryder Cupper missed the cut at the Barbasol Championship three weeks ago. His previous start on TOUR resulted in a T21 at Montrêux in 2012. Wetterich will turn 42 years of age on Sunday.
Len Mattiace looks to end his slump in Reno 08-03-2015
Len Mattiace
Len Mattiace has joined the field at this week's Barracuda Championship.

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Mattiace was the fifth alternate when the field was released on Friday. He assumed a spot after six others withdrew. He's 0-for-5 with no red numbers on the PGA TOUR this season, but even if he somehow manages to win this week, he still won't be counting his strokes under par. This is the fourth edition of the tournament for which the Modified Stableford scoring system will be used. Mattiace is 5-for-9 at Montrêux, but he's yet to log a top 25.
Nathan Green accepts a rare TOUR appearance 08-03-2015
Nathan Green
Nathan Green has been added to the published field of this week's Barracuda Championship.

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Green was the fourth alternate when the field was released on Friday. He gained entry following six withdrawals. The Aussie has competed only twice anywhere this year, missing the cut in both tries. His only appearance on the PGA TOUR came in his last start in mid-February at Pebble Beach. He's 2-for-6 at the Barracuda with just one top 65 (T39, 2013).
Imada still chasing first payday of 2014-15 08-03-2015
Ryuji Imada
Ryuji Imada has gained entry into this week's Barracuda Championship.

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He was third alternate when the field was released on Friday, and then had no problem sliding into the field of 132 following six withdrawals. Imada is 0-for-4 on the PGA TOUR this season, but he's cashed in his last two appearances at Montrêux Golf and Country Club. He's also missed the cut in both starts on the Web.com Tour in 2015.
Hurley III commits to Barracuda Championship 08-03-2015
Billy Hurley III
Billy Hurley III has been added to the published field of this week's Barracuda Championship.

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He was a late entry, and you could see it coming after his father was located in Texas. With a T46 in the book at the Quicken Loans National, Hurley III is 131st in the FedExCup standings and 143rd on the money list. He'll be making his second appearance at Montrêux Golf and Country Club after missing the cut in 2012. That was the first edition that employed the Modified Stableford scoring system.
Scuffling de Jonge WDs from the Barracuda 08-03-2015
Brendon de Jonge
Brendon de Jonge has decided against a spot in this week's Barracuda Championship.

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de Jonge teased once again at Robert Trent Jones Golf Club last week. He opened with a pair of red numbers before backing up for a third-round 73 en route to a T59. It's his seventh consecutive result outside a top 35. The good news is that he's 43rd in the FedExCup standings and qualified for the PGA Championship yesterday by virtue of sitting 68th in the special money list from which the top 70 automatically gain entry into the field at Whistling Straits next week.
Barracuda Championship loses Jason Kokrak 08-03-2015
Jason Kokrak
Jason Kokrak has withdrawn from this week's Barracuda Championship.

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A T18 at the Quicken Loans National was his eighth top 20 of 2014-15. Comfortably positioned at 77th in the FedExCup standings, he can take a breath in advance of the Playoffs where he'll be making his third consecutive appearance. All told, it's been a quiet but steady season for the long hitter. Remember that he missed three months at this time a year ago due to having surgery for a sports hernia, but Kokrak hasn't missed a beat since. If there's a reason to be critical, it's that he's winless in 97 PGA TOUR starts as a professional.
Owen decides against a start at the Barracuda 08-03-2015
Greg Owen
Greg Owen has bowed out of this week's Barracuda Championship.

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The Englishman added a T15 to his slate at the Quicken Loans National and ranks 80th in the FedExCup standings. He has top 20s in four of his last six starts. Even if he flames out in the Playoffs, it's been a successful season in just 18 starts out of the Web.com Tour reshuffle category.
Carl Pettersson withdraws from the Barracuda 08-03-2015
Carl Pettersson
Carl Pettersson has elected not to compete in this week's Barracuda Championship.

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With a T4 on Sunday at the Quicken Loans National, the Swede rose to 72nd in the FedExCup standings. It was his second top-five finish in his last five starts, a stretch that also includes a T12 (John Deere). Say this for Pettersson, he faces considerable uncertainty when the anchoring ban takes effect on Jan. 1, 2016, but he's put himself in a position to have time to figure it out on the fly since he'll be fully exempt for the 14th consecutive time on the PGA TOUR.
Bohn takes a pass on Barracuda Championship 08-03-2015
Jason Bohn
Jason Bohn has been removed from the published field of this week's Barracuda Championship.

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He faded into a share of fourth place at the Quicken Loans National with a Sunday 71, but Bohn has been afire pretty much all season. On the shoulders of five top 10s, he's 32nd in the FedExCup standings. He also qualified for the PGA Championship via the special money list that concluded at the QLN. He'll be making his fifth start in the major next week.
Ryder Cup trio climbs into PGA via the OWGR 08-03-2015
Jamie Donaldson
Jamie Donaldson, Stephen Gallacher and Graeme McDowell have gained entry into the PGA Championship thanks to their standing inside the top 100 of the latest Official World Golf Ranking. The entire top 100 in the OWGR is almost always exempt into the final major of the year, but all who competed in the most recent Ryder Cup (2014) get first dibs as long as they were inside that bubble at the conclusion of play this past weekend. Donaldson is 37th, Gallacher is 70th and G-Mac is 60th. That leaves only Thomas Bjørn as the only Ryder Cupper who has not yet qualified. At 109th in the OWGR, the Dane will have to wait and see if the PGA of America will loop him in as a special exemption. Those inside the top 100 who have not yet gained entry would also receive a special exemption, but the governing body that oversees the tournament often extends beyond the expectation.
Marc Warren rounds out the field at Firestone 08-03-2015
Marc Warren
Marc Warren is the last of 77 qualifiers for this week's World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational. After Troy Merritt secured his exemption by winning the Quicken Loans National, the final conduit into the no-cut, limited field at Firestone Country Club's South Course was the Official World Golf Ranking. The top 50 in the latest update are exempt. Warren rose to 49th thanks to a fourth-place finish at the Saltire Energy Paul Lawrie Match Play. He also tied for fourth three weeks ago at the Scottish Open. Should he accept the berth to play in Akron, Ohio, it'll mark his debut in the tournament. In fact, the 34-year-old hadn't pegged it in any of the WGCs until this season during which he competed in the first three.
Snedeker slated to return at WGC-Bridgestone 08-03-2015
Brandt Snedeker
Brandt Snedeker is committed to this week's World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational.

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Snedeker took the last two weeks off to give his left hip time to recovery from an injury suffered during the U.S. Open. If he's able to give it a go at Firestone, he'll try to improve on a personal-best T12 in his fifth appearance last year. Meanwhile, in an article at Sport.bt.com on July 31, Chris Wood was quoted as saying that he learned of Sneds' discomfort while unsuccessfully waiting on the Wednesday of The Open Championship for a spot as the first alternate. "As soon as I landed on Wednesday the courtesy car driver was telling me Brandt Snedeker could hardly walk after having an injection in his hip," Wood said. It's always frustrating when news like this is revealed way after the fact, but we do what we can in real time.
Poulter among 30 exempt into PGA Championship 08-03-2015
Ian Poulter
Ian Poulter was one of 30 golfers to qualify for the PGA Championship by virtue of a special money list on the PGA TOUR through the Quicken Loans National. The Brit would have gained entry via the Official World Golf Ranking anyway, but he landed 59th on the special money list from which the top 70 earned exemptions into the season's final major. The others (in order of earnings): Sergio Garcia (13th); Hideki Matsuyama; Kevin Kisner; Gary Woodland; Paul Casey; Russell Henley; Kevin Na; Matt Kuchar; Cameron Tringale; Marc Leishman; Jason Bohn; John Senden; Geoff Ogilvy; Morgan Hoffmann; Brendon Todd; Nick Watney; Justin Thomas; Russell Knox; Daniel Berger; David Hearn; Shawn Stefani; Tony Finau; Matt Jones; Boo Weekley; Kevin Streelman; Harris English; Brendon de Jonge; Brian Harman; Chesson Hadley (70th). Those outside the top 70 will complete the field of 156 at Whistling Straits and serve as the alternate list.