The World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational has announced its military events and initiatives for the 2017 event, which is set to return to Firestone Country Club's South Course in Akron Aug. 2 to 6.

As part of Birdies for the Brave, a national military imitative supported by the PGA TOUR, the Bridgestone Invitational will offer all National Guard, active duty, Reserve military members, military retirees and their dependents free admission to the tournament by showing a Department of Defense-issued military ID at the gate, along with a military ticket voucher.

Once on site at the Bridgestone Invitational, all military guests will be treated to complimentary food and beverage and a relaxing venue for viewing all of the tournament action at the United Rentals Birdies for the Brave Patriots' Outpost, presented by Kent State University, a military-exclusive hospitality chalet located adjacent to the 14th green at Firestone Country Club.

The Outpost is scheduled to be open Aug. 3-6 from 11 a.m. until the end of play. Additionally, the Bridgestone Invitational Military Recognition Ceremony is set to take place Aug. 5 at 9:30 a.m. in the Pennzoil Fan Zone presented by Firestone Complete Auto Care.

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