With strong finish, Stricker ties for 2nd at Bridgestone
AKRON, Ohio (WKOW) -- Edgerton native Steve Stricker birdied four of his last five holes Sunday at the Bridgestone Invitational to finish in a tie for 2nd at 12-under par. Stricker entered the day in a tie for 4th, five shots off Jim Furyk's lead, but he shot 6-under par Sunday, to finish the tournament one-shot off the lead.
Right when it looked as if Keegan Bradley would need birdie to force a playoff, he won the Bridgestone Invitational on Sunday with a par.
Bradley closed with a 6-under 64 and the final stroke was the most important -- a 15-foot putt to save par from a plugged lie in the bunker.
Jim Furyk, who led for 71 holes, chopped up the 18th hole and made a double bogey to throw away a chance at his first win since the 2010 Tour Championship. Furyk missed the green from the fairway, barely got over a bunker into thick grass, chipped weakly to 5 feet and the bogey putt to force a playoff never had a chance.
Along with winning, Bradley all but wrapped up a spot on the Ryder Cup team.
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