Keegan Bradley Wins BMW, Rose Rises to No.1, Finau Paris Bound PDF Print E-mail


Keegan Bradley wins at Aronimink, his first victory on the PGA Tour in 6 years.

Newtown Square, Pa - Keegan Bradley fired a final round 64 on Monday

at the BMW Championship on a rain soaked Aronimink Golf Club, but it

appeared that he'd come up a stroke short after his bogey at the last.

Justin Rose only needed par on the home hole to seal the deal at -21, but

when his par putt from 12 feet lipped out, the playoff was on. Both players

returned to the 18th for the 1st hole of sudden death,and that's all it took.

Both Bradley and Rose had short par putts, Rose from 5 feet, Keegan was

inside 3. Rose's par attempt wasn't even close, a gift for sure. Keegan wasted

no time and poured his in the cup for the win. The fourth of his career and

the first in six years. For Rose, (who needed the solo second place finish to

become No.1 in the World for the first time) it was a bittersweet way to finish

the week, he seemed to have the tournament won twice, but couldn't quite

finish it.

“I’m disappointed right now,” Rose said. “To bogey the 72nd hole and then

to do it again in a playoff is obviously something I'm not going to be that

happy about. Obviously, a big consolation being world No. 1. That’s something

that I will look back on this week and think that it was an incredible achievement

and an incredible moment."

For Bradley who now has a young family, this is a re-birth of a career that

seemed lost. His first win in 160 events. “I came out today, I just felt great.

I don’t normally love looking at leaderboards, but I watched them all day.

And it was just my day, it feels so good. It was a hard road back, but it feels


Perhaps the biggest surprise of the week was Jordan Spieth, who came into

the BMW Championship 26th in the Fedex Cup standings. After a 73 he finished

outside the top 30. He will miss the Tour Championship for the first time in his

career. Tiger Woods finished tied for sixth at 17 under par.

After the BMW, Team USA Ryder Cup Captain Jim Furyk named Tony Finau as

his final selection to the squad.