Bradley takes BMW Championship in playoff
NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa.
Keegan Bradley held off Justin Rose in a sudden-death playoff to win the rain-plagued BMW Championship on Monday for his first PGA Tour victory in six years.
Though Rose was runner-up at the FedEx Cup playoff event at Aronimink, he didn’t come up short in the world ranking. Rose became the 22nd player to earn the top spot since the rankings began in 1986.
Bradley, who shot a final round 6-under 64 to finish at 20-under par, thrust his arms toward the gray sky and drizzle in celebration and waved his family onto the 18th hole. He tossed into the air his young son, Logan, who hadn’t even been born in 2012, the last time Bradley won on the tour.
Bradley finished with his fourth career victory and first since the 2012 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational. He gets a trip to Maui to start next year for the winners-only Sentry Tournament of Champions.
Rose could have won in regulation but lipped out on the last hole to force the playoff.
He fell short again in the playoff, missing a 5-foot par putt that would have kept him alive. The 38-year-old Rose won the 2010 AT&T National at Aronimink and the 2013 U.S. Open at Merion.
Tiger Woods caused some more noise and got within one shot of the lead when he made birdie on No. 9 to go out in 31.
But he missed the green on the 10th and made bogey. He found a bunker on the par-3 14th for another bogey. Woods wound up with a 65.