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Bradley snaps six-year win drought to capture BMW crown

14 September 2018

Rose, who had a 67 in the final round, and Bradley, who fired a scintillating 64 on Monday, went back to the 18th tee for a sudden-death playoff after both bogeyed the closing hole to finish at 20 under 260 after 72 holes. 1 in the world and became the 22nd player to reach the top spot since the ranking began in 1986. Bradley defeated Justin Rose on the first hole of a playoff to claim the title after posting rounds of 66-64-66-64 to finish tied with Rose atop the leaderboard at 20-under par. "Was riding some momentum (after the Dell Technologies Championship) but all in all, just game kind of got a little off". But a No. 1 ranking will do.

"I thought I needed to shoot something around 62 today to have a chance", Woods said.

"It's boyhood dreams", Rose added.

It was incredible there was any play possible at all in Philadelphia, with an inch of rain overnight saturating the course, but officials deemed that play was possible and the first groups took to the course just after 7.30am local time.

Unlike most tournaments on the PGA Tour, there is a smaller field to split the $9 million prize pool with as the FedEx Cup playoffs have narrowed down the players eligible to compete over the past two weeks. I obviously accept whatever fine it is and move on and try and add one (new event) every year.

But he missed the green on 10 and made bogey.

Tiger Woods mounted another vintage charge but dropped shots on his back-nine has been the story of his comeback season from spinal surgery. "But that second round. you can't shoot over par here and that threw me so much (further back)".

"I did have some good plays but I struggled with my putts". It's been a hard road back, and this is just. He had his fourth back surgery last April, and at this time past year he had just been cleared to chip and putt. His consistent excellence finally overcame the millennial invasion - Jordan Spieth, Jason Day, Brooks Koepka, Jon Rahm, Rickie Fowler - as well as the blossoming of his peers, Johnson and Bubba Watson.

By virtue of his return to East Lake - his first trip since 2013 - Bradley will once again reap the benefits of being a top-30 player on Tour.

All this means the Tour Championship, featuring the top 30 points earners on tour this year, will have some unexpected faces - and will be missing some familiar faces. If he doesn't qualify, Spieth would violate a recent policy requiring PGA Tour members to play a tournament they haven't been to in the last four years.

Still to be determined is the penalty.

Last year, Spieth met the 1 in 4 rule and played 24 times.

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

Later Monday, U.S. captain Jim Furyk will announce one more selection for the Ryder Cup.

Bradley snaps six-year win drought to capture BMW crown