PGA Senior Players Championship may replace Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone Country Club in 2019. Reported by Ryan Lewis. The writing on the wall continues to point toward the Bridgestone Invitational’s exit from Firestone Country Club following this year’s event, but there is now a report that a plan is in place for Akron’s renowned golf course in 2019. According to John Feinstein, a best-selling author and a contributor to both the Golf Channel and PGA Tour Radio, the PGA Senior Players Championship is set to replace the Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone Country Club, at least for 2019. Feinstein’s tweet as it relates to Firestone, in full, read: “Being told that Akron — Firestone — will get PGA Senior Players in 2019 after Bridgestone pulls out following this year’s tournament.”