Bradley wins BMW Championship, Tiger falls short once more
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Bradley wins BMW Championship, Tiger falls short once more

Keegan Bradley has ended a six-year drought by defeating Justin Rose in a sudden-death playoff to win the BMW Championship, the second-last event of the $US67 million ($A94 million) FedEx Cup finals.

Both overnight leader Rose (67) and Bradley (64) bogeyed Aronimink Golf Club's final hole in regulation to finish at 20-under-par on Monday (Tuesday AM AEST).

Relief: Keegan Bradley claimed his first tournament win since 2012.

Relief: Keegan Bradley claimed his first tournament win since 2012.Credit:AP

When Englishman Rose three-putted from off the green on the first extra hole, Bradley had a tap-in par for the win.

Horschel (64) and Xander Schauffele (67) finished in a share of third at 19-under.

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The 32-year-old Bradley last hoisted a trophy on the US PGA Tour at the 2012 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, but now has this title plus the $US1.62 million cheque that comes with it.

The Vermont native choked back tears on the 18th green.

"It's so hard ... this is just incredible," Bradley said. "It's been a hard road back and I just can't believe it. It's so great."

Bradley was a former user of the long, anchored putter and used it to win the 2011 PGA Championship - before anchoring the club to the body was outlawed by rulemakers in 2016.

"I'm speechless; it took a lot of hard work and lot of people helped me along the way," Bradley said.

"This has been a long time coming, so I'm thrilled."

Five-time BMW championship winner Tiger Woods mounted another vintage charge, but a late back-nine stumble has been the story of his comeback season from spinal fusion surgery.

Frustration: Justin Rose tosses his club after missing a putt for par on the 18th hole.

Frustration: Justin Rose tosses his club after missing a putt for par on the 18th hole.Credit:AP

Woods bagged four birdies on the opening nine and pulled within one shot of the lead on the back side. But the 14-time major winner carded a 65 and ultimately settled for a share of sixth at 17-under.

"I've played a few tournaments (this year) where I was close at the end," Woods said, whose missed opportunities to win this year include the Arnold Palmer Invitational, British Open and PGA Championship.

"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.

Meanwhile, the Australian contingent faded well out of contention.

Jason Day carded an even-par 70 to share 24th place at 11-under, while Marc Leishman's 68 left him in a tie for 41st at six-under.

Adam Scott (68) tied for 51st at four-under and won't advance to the Tour Championship finale, meaning his season is over.

Cameron Smith signed for a 72 to finish at two-over.

AAP