Bradley tops Matteson for Puerto Rico title
Sunday, March 13, 2011
RIO GRANDE, Puerto Rico – Michael Bradley won the Puerto Rico Open for the second time in three years, beating Troy Matteson in a playoff Sunday.
The 44-year-old Bradley closed with his fourth straight 4-under 68 to match Matteson (72) at 16-under 272 at Trump International Golf Club, then parred the par-5 18th in the playoff for his fourth PGA Tour victory.
Bradley birdied the first two holes in the final round, eagled the par-5 fifth and birdied the seventh to reach 17 under. He bogeyed the 14th, countered with a birdie on 15, then bogeyed the final hole of regulation to drop back into a tie.
Matteson also birdied the first two holes, but dropped strokes on Nos. 4 and 6 and parred the final 12 holes of regulation before losing on the first extra hole.
Stephen Ames (66) and Hunter Haas (71) tied for third at 14 under, George McNeill (69) followed at 13 under, and Bobby Gates (69) was another stroke back.
Angel Cabrera (71) topped a group at 11 under.
Bradley earned $630,000.