PGA TOUR STARS, including Tiger Woods (below), returned to the area for the first
time since the 2013 U.S. Open Championship at Merion Golf Club.
The BMW Championship, the third leg of the FedExCup, visited venerable Aronimink
Golf Club Sept. 5-10. The Top 70 players on the FedExCup points list competed.
Woods, along with Rory McIlroy, shared the Round 1 lead at 8-under-par 62.
In the end, however, it was Keegan Bradley stealing the show. He carded a final-round 64 to finish at 20-under 260, the lowest 72-hole
total in tournament history. Bradley edged Justin Rose with a par on the first playoff hole, No. 18, for the win.
It was an odd week of weather that gave competitors and spectators extremes. Intense early week heat and humidity turned to heavy
rains and chill. A Sunday washout forced a Monday finish. No matter, the Delaware Valley turned out in droves – both in volunteer support
and spectator attendance. And the younger generation was able to get close to its golfing heroes.
Most importantly, all proceeds from the BMW Championship benefit the Evans Scholars Foundation and Platt Evans Scholars as those
young men and women pursue higher education.