Tue, Sep 11, 11:49am by Staff Writer
American Keegan Bradley has taken out the 2018 BMW Championship event at Newtown Square in Pennsylvania after winning a playoff against England’s Justin Rose.
Bradley and Rose both bogeyed the final hole of the course to finish at 20-under par on Tuesday morning.
It is Bradley’s first USPGA tour win since the 2012 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational as he won $US1.62 million for his efforts.
Bradley has moved from 46th to sixth in the FedExCup standings, giving him a decent shot at winning the $10 million prize money on offer in East Lake’s end of season event.
His final round 64 was tied for the best round of the day. After playing the first four holes in even par, Bradley birdied the par-3 fifth and did the same at the par-4 sixth.
Birdies also followed on the eighth and ninth holes, as his scored reached 21-under before a final hole bogey.
Justin Rose is the new world number one of golf after his performance in Pennsylvania.
He is the 22nd player and fourth Englishman to achieve that feat, joining Nick Faldo, Lee Westwood and Luke Donald.
Rory McIlroy struggled in the final round of the event, not making a putt longer than eight feet on the final day.
His putting has always been his weakness as he ranked 37th in putting across the weekend.
Tiger Woods finished in a tie for sixth spot, but was left to lament poor play in the second round, where he threw away four strokes to the field with his putter.
He has qualified for the 2019 US Open at Pebble Beach after this result as well as the upcoming Tour Championship.
Woods is projected to move to move to number 21 in the world and would have needed a final-round score of 62 to feature in the final hole playoff.
He missed three birdie putts inside 15 feet and made two bogeys after finding bunkers on a miserable final day for the former world number one.
The 42nd Ryder Cup takes place later this month in France, with the USA a $1.80 favourite to lift the trophy at Sportsbet.
Europe is priced at $2.25 to win, with the tie paying $11.
Sportsbet Ryder Cup Markets
Europe $2.25 Tie $11 USA $1.80
Top Overall Points Scorer
Dustin Johnson $9
Brooks Koepka $10
Justin Rose $11
Justin Thomas $11
Jordan Spieth $12
Rory McIlroy $13
Tiger Woods $15
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