Bradley holds off Rose in playoff to grab BMW crown
PHILADELPHIA: American Keegan Bradley ended a six-year drought when he acquired the BMW Championship in a playoff with Justin Rose on Monday, though the Englishman’s consolation was to become world main.
Bradley parred the first additional hole to edge Rose after the pair had accomplished regulation on 20-under-par 260 at waterlogged Aronimink in suburban Philadelphia.
Rose missed a four-foot putt that may have extended the playoff nonetheless nonetheless turned the 22nd fully completely different participant to hold the world main ranking.
“I can’t think about this. It’s so good,” an emotional Bradley talked about in a greenside interview after securing his fourth PGA Tour victory. “It took quite a lot of laborious work, plenty of folks serving to me.”
Bradley, 32, burst onto the scene with a big victory on the 2011 PGA Championship, nonetheless, until Monday had not acquired since 2012.
His victory capped an prolonged week that stretched to Monday after persistent rain left the course unplayable for the scheduled remaining spherical on Sunday.
Bradley carded a closing six-under-par 64 and hardly put a foot unsuitable until he bogeyed the last word hole, a mistake that appeared like costing him victory.
Nevertheless Rose subsequently moreover dropped a shot on the par-four 18th, the place his 15-foot putt for the win lipped out.
The pair accomplished one-shot ahead of Individuals Xander Schauffele and Billy Horschel.
Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy accomplished two pictures behind, whereas Tiger Woods was three once more.
Rose acquired a lucky break inside the playoff when his technique shot landed in a skybox, nonetheless, ricocheted once more in route of the outlet and stopped merely off the inexperienced.
Nonetheless, he misjudged his putt by way of the soggy grass and it bought right here up properly wanting the outlet sooner than he missed the par putt.
That left Bradley to the tap in for the win.
“I hit an superior putt in regulation to win it,” Rose talked about. “Solely a poor playoff. It was glue coming out of that fringe thereafter which I under-read the putt just a bit bit. It’s over sooner than you notice it.”
The BMW was the third of four FedExCup playoff events on the PGA Tour.
The very best 30 on season-long components itemizing advance to the Tour Championship in Atlanta starting on Thursday week.
Jordan Spieth was most likely probably the most excellent participant to miss out. He started the BMW ranked 27th, nonetheless, fell to 31st with a poor finish on Monday.
“I was answerable for my very personal future nonetheless merely didn’t have it this week,” talked about Spieth after coming tied 55th.
He might have a sudden week off sooner than changing into a member of the American group for the Sept. 28-30 Ryder Cup in Paris.
England’s Paul Casey, a member of the European group, pulled out of the BMW after the third spherical, citing once more ache.