Published: Fri, September 14, 2018
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

BMW Championship Purse: How Much Does the Winner Make?

BMW Championship Purse: How Much Does the Winner Make?

American Keegan Bradley ended a six-year drought when he won the BMW Championship in a playoff with Justin Rose on Monday, though the Englishman's consolation was to become world number one. The victor of the tournament, which is the penultimate event in the FedEx Cup playoffs, takes home a $1.62 million paycheck.

"That's an fantastic achievement, something I'm extraordinarily proud of", the Englishman said in a greenside interview after becoming the 22nd man to hold the top spot since the rankings began in 1986.

Bradley, who had not won on the PGA Tour since 2012, earned his fourth career win.

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

"It has been tough to go from being on Ryder Cup teams, being on Presidents Cup teams, to outside the top 100 in the world".

It took him almost four years before he won for the first time in Europe.

Both Bradley and Rose missed the green to the right on the playoff hole. Meanwhile, Justin Rose is the Olympic Gold Medallist of the Rio Games in 2016. The 38-year-old Rose had grown to love suburban Philadelphia golf courses with wins at the 2010 AT&T National at Aronimink and the 2013 U.S. Open at Merion.

No, he didn't get the trophy awarded after four rounds.

He has the No. 1 ranking to prove it.

"It's boyhood dream stuff, it's something I'm incredibly proud of", Rose said. The fourth round was a washout Sunday because of steady rain that has left the course unplayable.

As usual, it crowded around Tiger Woods.

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After Sunday's wet weather postponed the final round, overnight leader Rose got off to a shaky start in defence of his one-shot advantage with a bogey on the first hole.

"Two years ago, I had missed over 10 cuts".

But bogeys on the 10th and 14th holes derailed his hopes and he ran out of holes, playing the back nine in 34. Woods wound up with a 65.

For the sixth time in his career, Woods shot 263 or better. However, he is still happy to get to the number one rank. "And I don't think that would have been good enough". A couple of holes into the final round, Woods is now just two strokes back. He had his fourth back surgery last April, and at this time past year he had just been cleared to chip and putt.

"I did have some good plays but I struggled with my putts".

A weird scenario faces three-time major victor Jordan Spieth should a rainy forecast prove true and no golf takes place on Monday. Bradley shot par to claim the $1.62 million paycheck and move into the top 30 of the FedExCup points standings.

For Spieth, it's more than just missing the Tour Championship for the first time.

Failing to make the Tour Championship means Spieth will fall short of a PGA Tour requirement to compete in 25 events in a season, while he also did not fulfil a stipulation to play a tournament he had not featured in over the last four years.

Still to be determined is the penalty. He joins eight other players in the last 20 years to win a major and a World Golf Championship and reach No. 1 in the world.

"But give me half an hour maybe, and I might be able to say I really enjoyed it".

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