And when it finally ended, a day late, with rain still falling on Aronimink Golf Club, it was Bradley celebrating on the 18th green, raising his arms in victory after defeating Justin Rose in a playoff. Keegan spent many a winter in Jackson Hole skiing and, of course, golfing.
Justin Rose was left to rue a disastrous final hole at the BMW Championship that ultimately cost him the trophy but he did enjoy a suitable silver lining as he claimed the world number one spot. He's now ranked 66in the world.
However, Rose's approach stalled in the wind and landed short of the green, and his mis-judged pitch stopped 15 feet from the hole before his par-putt caught a big piece of the hole but stayed out.
Congrats to Keegan, Mark, and the Bradley golfing family that includes Mark's sister Pat Bradley-a legend in her own right.
Woods missed a 6-footer for birdie at the seventh hole but when he birdied the ninth, he turned in 31 and was just one stroke back of the leaders. He tossed into the air his young son, Logan, who hadn't even been born in 2012, the last time Bradley won on the tour.
FedEx Cup points were not the only thing on the line at the rain-delayed BMW Championship on Monday. I don't normally love looking at leaderboards, but I watched them all day.
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"It's so hard. this is just incredible", Bradley said. Woods wound up with a 65 and finished three shots back. "Was riding some momentum (after the Dell Technologies Championship) but all in all, just game kind of got a little off".
Rose quickly erased a two-shot deficit against Schauffele with four straight birdies on Sunday (NZ time) on an Aronimink course so soft from rain that tee times were pushed back three hours. He's been close to breaking through a handful of times over the last two years, but this one meant something more.
Spieth, 25, came into the week in the top 30 in points but couldn't recover from a second-round 71 in which he was one of just six players to shoot over par.
He had to rally for a 66 on Saturday, and while he was 11 shots out of the lead, another round would give him a chance to move back into the top 30, avoid violating a new policy and save the PGA Tour a headache.