Rose needs to win to displace American Dustin Johnson and become the 22nd man to be world number one since the rankings began in 1986.
Rose lipped out a 15-foot par putt at the 72nd hole to shoot three-under par 67 and match Bradley, who closed with a 64, on 20-under 260 at rain-softened Aronimink in a final round delayed a day by showers.
The top 10 was Rose's 20th worldwide since the start of last year's FedEx Cup Playoffs (so the last 13 months), and he has four wins in there as well. "It was really kind of unusual because I don't normally look at leaderboards, but I looked all day and I felt so solid", Bradley said. "The belly putter was a tougher transition than I thought, and I kind of fell off the radar there for a little while".
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. "Boyhood dreams, you know what I mean?"
The fourth and final U.S. Ryder Cup pick for captain Jim Furyk, scheduled for Monday morning, will not be made until after the BMW Championship concludes. He found a bunker on the par-3 14th for another bogey.
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"I was just so happy to see them run out". "Had I made a few more putts this week could have been a different deal coming down the stretch, though I finished at 17 under and good looks on two of the last few holes".
Woods took away any suspense of getting back to the Tour Championship for the first time since 2013.
"Truthfully I was really fixated on making the Tour Championship, and I kind of knew if we didn't play today, I was in it", he said Monday afternoon in the media center, sitting next to both the BMW Championship trophy and the FedExCup.
NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. - Jordan Spieth is going to miss the Tour Championship for the first time in his professional career.
Casey suffered a back problem on the eve of The Players Championship in May and was forced to pull out ahead of the first round at Sawgrass, although he returned to action a fortnight later in the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth, finishing in a tie for 20th. The requirement can be waived if a player competes in 25 events in either the previous or current season. I obviously accept whatever fine it is and move on and try and add one (new event) every year.
If no play is possible, USA captain Jim Furyk will surely give it to another in-form twenty-something - Tony Finau.