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Bridgestone Classic Opens Today

The PGA Tour heats back up this week after a low-key Canadian Open last week as it hurtles towards a frenzied finish that includes a WGC event, major championship and the FedEx Cup Playoffs. Most of the sport's stars return post-Open Championship for this pre-PGA Championship appetizer.
The biggest story going into Quail Hollow is whether Rory McIlroy can upend Jordan Spieth's bid for the career Grand Slam on a course where the former has had loads of success. 
Spieth has two straight wins and could add two more to it in the next two weeks (McIlroy won The Open, the Bridgestone and the PGA Championship consecutively in 2014).
Spieth could join McIlroy, Tiger Woods, Vijay Singh and Dustin Johnson as the only golfers this century to win three or more consecutive events.
Bubba Watson has played some more consistent golf in the last month. He's made the cut in four straight tournaments and even got involved in the Open Championship leaderboard for a while. Watson has a strong history here, finishing top 20 in three of the last five years including a runner up in 2015.
Dustin Johnson is the reigning champ at Quail Hallow and enters the weekend with 9-1 odds while Spieth is the favorite with 8-1 odds.
McIlroy is 10-1 odds while Rickie Folwer is 16-1 and US Open Champ Brooks Koepka is 18-1 favorites.

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