Keegan Bradley has BostonStrong in pocket during Tour Championship final round, then holes out to win Jason Dufner side bet, Dufners to celebrate furing FedEx Cup.
Henrik Stenson stole the headlines on Sunday, winning the Tour Championship, the FedEx Cup and more than $11.4 million. But the case could be made that Keegan Bradley had the best weekend — certainly the "Strongest."
The 2011 PGA Championship winner and native New Englander teed off at East Lake Golf Course in Atlanta with his favorite sports teams adoring his bag.
Then in Sunday's final round, Bradley made it clear it wasn't just the sports teams of Boston which were on his mind.
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And once he took the course, Bradley kept the magic going with his playing buddy and one-time nemesis.
Bradley won his only major in 2011 by beating Jason Dufner in a three-hole playoff. While Dufner broke through with his first major at this season's PGA, he still trailed Bradley in one important category.
"Coming into the day, he was one up (in hole-outs)," Dufner told Golfweek of a season-long side bet the two golfers have: Who will finish the season with more hole-outs. Then Bradley did this on the par-4 seventh on Sunday:
That's right . . . after Bradley holed out, essentially clinching the bet, he Dufnered.
According to Golfweek, Bradley said "I’ve wanted to do it all year. I thought if I get the chance to do it, I’m going to do it. I didn’t expect to make that shot. I told Duf, I don’t care what happens. It was the highlight of the year for me."
To which Dufner responded, "It's pretty sad his highlight of the year involves me."
At least some of the drama went down to the final hole. Dufner shot a 65 on the round, two better than Bradley, to go with Saturday's 66 and give him a 5-under par 275 in the tournament — one stroke better than Bradley. But in the standings, Bradley's T-12 at the Tour Championship placed him 19th in the final FedEx Cup standings. Who was No. 20? You guessed it: Dufner.