Bradley wins second Puerto Rico Open

He might have missed his last four cuts on the PGA Tour in 2011 but a return to a golf course where he has enjoyed success in the past has worked wonders for 44 year old American Michael Bradley.

Bradley recorded four consecutive rounds of 68 to finish the event at 16 under and tied with the third round leader, Troy Matteson. Bradley parred the first extra hole of a playoff to win his fourth PGA Tour event, the last of those being his victory in Puerto Rico in 2009.

Matteson led into the final round and with two birdies at his opening two holes in round four he appeared to be on track for his third PGA Tour victory. Like Bradley, Matteson has struggled of late missing his last three cuts and when he bogeyed his 4th and 6th holes he had lost the cushion he was enjoying.

Bradley, playing in the group ahead, went to the lead for the first time when he birdied the 7th to move to 5 under through 7 holes and 17 under for the tournament. Through nine holes it would be the third time in four days in which Bradley had played the opening nine holes of the Trump International layout in 31. He was still one ahead playing the final hole but a bogey at the par five opened the door for Matteson.

Matteson was unable to take advantage and so it would be to a playoff where a par by Bradley was good enough to take the title.

Canadian Stephen Ames put together the best round of the day to finish in a share of 3rd with Hunter Haas.

Aron Price led the Australians in 22nd position, Cameron Percy was 28th, Mark Hensby 50th and Rod Pampling 59th.

The PGA Tour will now move to the west coast of Florida for this week's Transitions Championship.

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