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AKRON, Ohio (AP) - The ledger says Tiger Woods has dominated at Firestone Country Club.

He just says he's comfortable there.

Woods, coming off a disappointing British Open and steeling for the PGA Championship next week at Oak Hill, headlines a bumper crop of world-class players at the Bridgestone Invitational.

Woods has won seven times on the rolling hills at Firestone, turning the tournament into his own personal annuity.

But there are plenty of others to keep an eye on in the 73-player field that includes 49 of the top 50 players in the world ranking. Also on hand are British Open winner Phil Mickelson, Masters champion Adam Scott, U.S. Open winner Justin Rose, defending champion Keegan Bradley, and a who's who of other contenders including Rory McIlroy, Graeme McDowell and Lee Westwood.

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