Keegan Bradley never looked like a winner over four days and 71 holes at Firestone until he poured in a 15-foot par putt on the final hole Sunday to win the Bridgestone Invitational in Akron, Ohio.
Jim Furyk was poised to finish off a wire-to-wire win until he made double bogey from the middle of the 18th fairway. His five-foot bogey putt to at least get into a playoff never had a chance, and he dropped his putter and bent over with a mixture of shock and disgust.
"I led the golf tournament the entire way and lost it on the very last hole," Furyk said. "To get that close and to know that I played more than good enough to win the golf tournament and not close the door is disappointing. It is a cruel game. I've lost some tournaments in some pretty poor fashions, but I don't think I've let one ever slip nearly as bad as this one."
Lost in his 18th-hole collapse was a sterling performance by Bradley, who shot a 31 on the back and came up with one clutch putt after another. None was bigger than the final stroke of his 6-under 64. After blasting out of a plugged lie in the bunker, he sank a 15-foot putt for par that turned out to be the winner.
"I didn't think for a second I was going to miss it," said Bradley, who finished at 13-under 267. "It was unbelievable. I got behind it, and I barely even had to read it. I knew the exact way it was going to break. I just needed to hit it hard enough. I knew that. And it was dead center."
PGA Tour: J.J. Henry won the Reno-Tahoe Open for his second PGA Tour title, beating Brazil's Alexandre Rocha by a point in the modified Stableford event.
Henry finished with 43 points. Players received eight points for double eagle, five for eagle, two for birdie and zero for par. They were docked a point for bogey and three points for anything worse.
Henry had three birdies on the front nine, then mostly stayed out of trouble on the more difficult back nine at the 7,472-yard Montreux Golf & Country Club course.
Champions Tour: Bernhard Langer rallied to win the 3M Championship in Blaine, Minn., shooting a 10-under 62 to overcome a six-stroke deficit.
David Peoples, three strokes ahead entering the final round, shot a 70 to finish second -- two shots behind.
Web.com Tour: Ben Kohles won his second consecutive tour title in his second professional event, closing with an 8-under 62 for a three-stroke victory in the Cox Classic in Omaha, Neb.
The 22-year-old Kohles, who won the previous week to become the first player to capture a Web.com event in his pro debut, wrapped up a 2013 PGA Tour card from the money list and moved within a victory of an immediate promotion.