Keegan Bradley wins BMW Championship


Keegan Bradley wins BMW Championship

He is the fourth player from England, joining Luke Donald, Lee Westwood and Nick Faldo. It was also his first title since abandoning the controversial belly putter.

"I assume it will either be a fine or I'm adding some [events] in the fall".

"It's tough to go from being on Ryder Cup teams, being on Presidents Cup teams to (falling) outside the top 100 in the world; that was hard", Bradley said.

Bradley responded by regrouping with coach Darren May and slowly revamping his game to its peak form. "It made me feel calm, which is rare".

"I did have some good plays but I struggled with my putts".

"It s so gratifying to get what comes with hard work". "Sometimes you never even get it".

However, entering the final round five strokes back meant Tiger would likely need to go bogey-free on Monday, which went out the window with a dropped shot on No. 10.

The top 10 was Rose's 20th worldwide since the start of last year's FedEx Cup Playoffs (so the last 13 months), and he has four wins in there as well.

"It's boyhood dreams", he told the Golf Channel of passing Dustin Johnson and Brooks Koepka for the No. 1 ranking. He quickly found his rhythm and five birdies, including successive ones on the 16th and 17th holes, put him in a strong position to take the crown, prior to his late wobble. "For a little while I didn't know if I was going to be able to get back to this spot, and today I did it".

Despite Rose shooting 67 on Monday, Bradley came through with the 64 to force the playoff. Alongside McIlroy in a tie for second place, he needs to win to have any chance of claiming the last Ryder Cup wildcard, which will be announced on Monday. Woods wound up with a 65 and finished three shots back.

Rose has won nine times on the PGA Tour, where he mostly plays, including one major, the 2013 U.S. Open. To bogey the 72nd hole and to get into a play-off is obviously nothing to be happy about, but the putt I had to win was the best putt I've ever hit to try and win a tournament.

"To have a chance to win again this year, it's a very positive feeling", Woods said. "[If I] made a few more putts this week, could have been a different deal coming down the stretch but even though, you know, I finished at 17 and I had three good looks on the last three holes - or two of the last three holes".

The event is the third of four tournaments in the PGA Tour's end-of-year FedEx Cup Playoffs and featured a field of 69 players from the top of the playoff standings.

By posting a 73 Monday to share 55th, Spieth was one spot outside the qualifiers.

"I'm glad it's over", Matsuyama said.

He is on the brink of becoming world No 1 for the first time in his 20-year career after play was washed out at the BMW Championship in Pennsylvania.