Mixed feelings for Justin Rose after play-off defeat

Mixed feelings for Justin Rose after play-off defeat

On the first play-off hole, Rose's inexplicable par miss from all of four feet handed Bradley his first PGA Tour victory since August 2012.

Bradley parred the first extra hole to edge Englishman Rose after the pair had finished regulation at 20-under-par 260 at waterlogged Aronimink. Both Bradley and Rose came to the 18th hole at 21-under before Bradley, playing in the group ahead of Rose, made bogey to open the door for Rose.

Woods finished five under on the day and -17 overall, now putting him one stroke behind Xander Schauffele, two strokes behind Justin Rose and Billy Horschel and three behind leader Keegan Bradley.

Rose, who reeled off nine consecutive pars to finish round three on Saturday after an outward nine of 29, also finished runner-up in this event a year ago albeit at another venue.

Persistent rain on Sunday gave PGA Tour officials no choice but to postpone the final round at Aronimink in suburban Philadelphia until Monday.

Disappointed not to win despite moving to second behind Bryson DeChambeau in the FedEx Cup standings, he added: "I've been to the top of the game".

However, Rose is one of five players who could land the $10 million (£7.7 million) FedEx Cup bonus if he wins the Tour Championship in Atlanta next week.


Keegan Bradley worked towards this moment for more than six years.

Tiger Woods, Webb Simpson and Scott Piercy tee off at 8:40 am EST.

After the round Bradley summed up the feeling of winning for the first time in a while saying, " For a little while I didn't know if I was going to be able to get back to this spot, and today I did it". He finished in a tie for sixth, three strokes back of the playoff between Justin Rose and Keegan Bradley, which Bradley won.

"But at the end of the season, to say that I made it to the Tour Championship after what I've been through is a pretty good accomplishment", Woods added. He is the No. 2 seed behind Bryson DeChambeau among the top 30 who advance to the Tour Championship starting September 20 at East Lake in Atlanta, giving him a clear shot at the $10 million prize.

There was a silver lining for Rose, however, who moved to the top of the world rankings for the first time in his career after his top-two finish, replacing Dustin Johnson at the summit.

Bradley and Rose finished a shot ahead of Schauffele, who shot 67, and former FedEx Cup victor Billy Horschel, who signed for a 64.

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