St. John’s golf: Keegan Bradley cannot chase down leaders in playoffs

St. John's golf standout Keegan Bradley (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
St. John's golf standout Keegan Bradley (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images) /

St. John’s golf superstar Keegan Bradley could not chase down the leaders at The Northern Trust. 

After making a charge up the leaderboard on moving day at The Northern Trust, former St. John’s golf star Keegan Bradley was at the hands of Mother Nature as Hurricane Henri passed through the Northeast.

Henri dropped nine inches of rain from Saturday night through Monday morning on Liberty National Golf Course in Jersey City, New Jersey as the PGA Tour postponed the final round of The Northern Trust from Sunday to Monday.

Keegan Bradley posted a two-under, 69, in Round One before making his first true charge up the leaderboard in Round Two with a four-under, 67, on Friday.

Saturday was more of the same for the former Johnnie as the Woodstock, Vermont native posted another four-under to position himself for a final round charge before the rain iced the golfers.

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Bradley looked poised and confident after a bogey on the second hole on Monday afternoon as he would birdie the third and fourth holes before landing an eagle at the sixth.

The 35-year old made the turn at three-under for the day and 13-under for the tournament and things only got better after he posted another birdie at No. 13.

However, Bradley would stumble coming down the stretch as he bogeyed No. 15 and No. 16 to post a two-under, 69, for the final round and a 12-under for the tournament.

Keegan Bradley was T-12 for the week in New Jersey alongside Patrick Cantlay, Harold Varner III, Hudson Swafford, and Shane Lowry as each golfer took home $204K for their placing.

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The Northern Trust was the first of three events in the FedEx Cup Playoffs as only the Top-70 Players in the FedEx Cup standings advance to the BMW Championship next week.

Bradley rose from No. 43 to No. 32 after his performance this week, solidifying his spot in the BMW Championship but also putting him closer to qualifying for the Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Club in two weeks.

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Only the Top-30 players in the FedEx Cup standings qualify for the Tour Championship.

Tee times have not been released for the BMW Championship but expect to see Keegan Bradley all week long as there is no two-round cut for this event.

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