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Bradley’s first win after 6 years

American Keegan Bradley snapped a six-year US PGA winless skid yesterday morning (Singapore time), parring the first play-off hole to defeat new world No. 1 Justin Rose for the BMW Championship crown.

Bradley won his fourth career title, his third in a playoff, to deny Rose his third triumph of the season even though the runner-up effort was enough to see the Englishman atop the rankings for the first time in his career.

Rose lipped out a 15-foot par putt at the 72nd hole to shoot three-under 67 and match Bradley, who closed with a 64, on 20-under 260 at Aronimink in a final round delayed a day by showers.

Bradley, the 2011 PGA Championship winner, had not won since taking the WGC Bridgestone Invitational.

Tiger Woods produced a closing 65 to share sixth place on 263 and ensure himself a spot in the 30-man finale. - AFP

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