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By : BGA Proshop
After a rain delay which wiped out the whole of Sunday, the field at the BMW Championship had to return on the Monday to finish their final round.
Keegan Bradley broke a six year drought to claim his first victory since the 2012 WGC Bridgestone Invitational over Justin Rose in a playoff. It has been a tough journey back to the winners circle for Bradley.
“A lot has happened to me over these six years,” he said. “The belly putter was a tougher transition than I thought, and I kind of fell off the radar there for a little while. It's tough to go from being on Ryder Cup teams, being on Presidents Cup teams to outside the top 100 in the world. That was difficult. I had to really sit down with my coach Darren May, and we put a schedule together.”
Bradley, who started the week ranked 52nd in the FedExCup, is now sixth in the standings. His final-round 64 matched the low round of the day. He finished at 20-under 260, the lowest 72-hole score in tournament history.
“This is just incredible,” Bradley said. “It's been a hard road back.”
Once again Tiger Woods was in the mix. He got within one shot of the lead and finished with a solid 65 to finish at 17 under par and three shots behind Bradley. Woods shared the lead with Rory MclIroy after an opening round 62 but the 70 on Friday dropped him out of the top 10. He closed out with a 66 on Saturday and 65 on Sunday which would be some of the best golf he has played since returning.
“At the end of the season here to say that I made it back to the TOUR Championship after what I've been through is a pretty good accomplishment,” Woods said.
McIlroy was on fire with his iron play but failed to make a putt. He hit 16 out of 18 greens and had a bogey free 68 but it could have been so much better.
Fed Ex Cup leader Bryson DeChambeau finished tied for 19th at 12 under as all eyes now will turn to the Tour Championship in two weeks time at East Lake. As the season ending tournament it will only be a 30 man field all competing for a chance at 10 million dollars.