Firestone Country Club is a club full of history and lore, 2018 marks the 89th anniversary of this legendary club, as well as the 65th consecutive year of the tournament golf. Established in 1929 by Harvey Firestone and later acquired by ClubCorp in 1981, Firestone Country Club remains one of a kind golf facility. It is the only course in the world to have held three televised golf events in one calendar year – The American Golf Classic, the CBS Golf Classic, and The World Series of Golf. With its three championship level courses, Firestone Country Club is as unique today as it has ever been.
The words Firestone South can conjure up fond memories for many golf fans. Designed originally by Bert Way in 1929 and redesigned by Robert Trent Jones in 1960, few will forget Jack Nicklaus’s magnificent comeback in the 1975 PGA Championship. Down by 5 strokes to Bruce Compton, Nicklaus made an unbelievable par on the “monster” 16th hole. He continued his comeback to win by four strokes, collecting his 4th PGA Championship. A more recent memory might be from 2000 World Golf Championship – NEC Invitational, where Tiger Woods hit the now famous “shot in the dark” on the 18th hole to secure his victory in the event.