Keegan Bradley reaches career-high World No. 15 August 6, 2012
Keegan Bradley picked up PGA Tour title number three at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational after compatriot, and overnight leader, Jim Furyk double-bogeyed the last to forfeit his lead and finish one stroke shy. Just a week before defending his maiden Major title at the US PGA Championship, Bradley was supreme on Sunday, firing a bogey-free 64 to overhaul the four stroke deficit to Furyk starting the final round. However heading down 18 Furyk lead by a shot, and when both plugged in the greenside bunker it looked like his title, but he would conspire to double from there as Bradley rolled in from 20 feet for a miraculous par and a first World Golf Championship title. This time last year he was 108th on the Official World Golf Ranking, but with this latest huge title, Bradley is up to a career high 15th place.
JJ Henry earned himself a spot in the US PGA Championship after winning a second career PGA Tour title in 356 starts at the Reno-Tahoe Open. The event used a modified stableford scoring system, and saw Henry win by a single point from Alexandre Rocha, who was looking to become the first Brazilian to win on the PGA Tour. He needed an eagle at the last to tie, but he could only manage birdie, leaving Henry to lift his first title in six years and climb 85 spots to 134th spot in the world.
Just a week on from a winning debut in his first professional start, Ben Kohles made it two in a fortnight, after a nine under par round of 62 at the Cox Classic presented by Lexus of Omaha. Kohles started the day two back of the leading pair, Russell Henley and Luke Guthrie, but he stormed the field to eventually win by three from Dawie Van der Walt, who himself shot a final round 60. Just a fortnight ago Ben Kohles was unranked, now he finds himself at 259th spot on the World Rankings, and second on the Web.com Tour Money List.
Kristoffer Broberg picked up his first Challenge Tour victory, in only his second start, after a storming performance to win by six at the Finnish Challenge. It continues a fine run of form for the Swedish Broberg, who has not finished outside the top eight this season on his native satellite tour, the Nordic League. In that time he has also won twice, so his fine play this last week at Kytäjä Golf is no surprise, with the win propelling him 620 places up the World Ranking to 485th spot.