Final BMW Championship leaderboardSeptember 10, 2018 Golf News
The final BMW Championship leaderboard from Aronimink, where it was a mixed day for Justin Rose
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The third of the four FedEx Cup Play-offs finished on Monday after heavy rain washed out the whole of Sunday’s play at Aronimink.
But it was worth the wait for Keegan Bradley. He had, after all, gone 2,227 days without a win. That’s just over six years.
It was a tense finish in Pennsylvania. Bradley led Justin Rose by one standing on the 18th tee, but bogey allowed the Englishman, playing in the group behind, a chance. He left 15 feet for a birdie that would have won him the title, but it somehow stayed up.
It was a bittersweet moment for Rose. He was millimetres from winning the tournament but he knew whatever happened in the play-off, he would overtake Dustin Johnson to become the new World No. 1, and just the fourth Englishman to do so.
Rose had the honour. An ugly pull found the left-side rough, while his opponent found the middle of the fairway. Both players missed the green long and right and while Bradley cosied his ball up to the cup to leave a tap-in, Rose made a mess of his approach and, even though he was 48-for-48 with putts inside five feet all week, his subsequent par putt missed on the low side, handing the title to Bradley.
It is the American’s his first win since the 2012 Northern Trust Open, and his first since the anchored putting ban came into play. The former Ryder Cup player led the field in strokes gained-putting, largely thanks to eight birdies in a final-round 64.
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