Keegan Bradley captures BMW Championship, more with playoff victory

Tiger Woods putting problems continue in bogey-free Round 3 at BMW			Gregory Shamus  Getty Images

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. Therefore, he became the 22nd player to reach the numero uno spot since the ranking began in 1986.

Bradley parred the first extra hole to edge Rose after the pair had finished regulation on 20-under-par 260 at waterlogged Aronimink in suburban Philadelphia.

The victory also vaulted Bradley from 52nd in the FedEx Cup points standings to sixth, qualifying him for the season-ending Tour Championship.

"I feel like I'm definitely a lot more rested and ready to go than most guys here, I'm sure", Fowler said.

"I assume it will either be a fine or I'm adding some [events] in the fall". He has only missed one putt within ten feet the entire tournament, and it is probably because he had the chance to work exclusively on that while he was injured since he could not make full swings.

He was a 17-year-old amateur at Royal Birkdale in 1998 who holed out for par on the final hole to tie for fourth, soaking up a celebration that suggested golf could only get sweeter. "Boyhood dreams, you know what I mean?"

More than three inches of rain since late Thursday night drenched the layout and organizers decided Sunday afternoon to delay the final round until 13:00 on Monday with threesomes starting off the front and back nines. The others are Tiger Woods, Ernie Els, Adam Scott, Jason Day, Rory McIlroy, Singh, Kaymer and Johnson.


Woods finished the regular season 20th in FedEx Cup points and had slipped to 25th heading into the BMW.

"I came out today, I just felt great". 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. Woods, coming back from injury, made the Tour Championship for the first time since 2013.

It's something I can say now in my career I've been the best player in the world. Only the top 30 advance to the Tour Championship, marking the first time Spieth has missed the event since turning pro.

That kind of scheduling certainty is why he was so focused on qualifying for the Tour Championship, and why he really gave some thought to the benefits of what could have been a rain-shortened event.

"When you talk about your career, those are the three highlights (winning a Major, playing in the Ryder Cup and being World No.1)".

Schauffele was considered a top contender to be US Ryder Cup leader Jim Furyk's captain's choice final pick.

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