Tiger Woods gets close, falls short once again at BMW Championship

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Jim Furyk's final Ryder Cup captain's pick was set to be made Monday, but the delayed finish of the BMW pushed the announcement to Tuesday.

McIlroy recorded his first birdie of the day at the tenth but was only able to record one more - at the 16th - to finish three strokes behind Rose and Bradley.

Justin Rose became world number one on Monday when he finished second at the BMW Championship where he lost a playoff with American Keegan Bradley in suburban Philadelphia.

Woods, who is projected to rise to No. 21 in the world, would have needed a final-round 62 to be part of the playoff.

By finishing tied for sixth at the BMW, Woods qualified for the Tour Championship, one of the exemptions that was all but a formality after he opened the tournament with a 62 at Aronimink Golf Club. He finished the tournament at -17, not good enough to win, but more than good enough to keep himself in the FedEx Cup conversation.

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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. He's in fifth at the moment, and that's a pretty good result. Only the top 30 advance to the Tour Championship, marking the first time Spieth has missed the event since turning pro.

Justin Rose was ahead by one shot, all because of one putt. Spieth is the first player to violate the policy, which began a year ago.

Last year, Spieth met the 1 in 4 rule and played 24 times.

He had to rally for a 66 on Saturday, and while he was 11 shots out of the lead, another round would give him a chance to move back into the top 30, avoid violating a new policy and save the PGA Tour a headache.

"I've won before, and I win and I finish, and I go home, just me", 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".



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