Bridgestone Invitational 2012: Day 4 Leaderboard, Updates, Analysis and More

Sam R. Quinn@SamQuinn_Senior Analyst IIIAugust 5, 2012

AKRON, OH - AUGUST 05:  Keegan Bradley reacts to a par putt on the 18th green on his way to winning the final round of the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone Country Club South Course on August 5, 2012 in Akron, Ohio.  (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
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Keegan Bradley drilled a par put on the 18th hole to complete his Round 4 comeback and win the 2012 Bridgestone Invitational with a score of 13-under par.

In the final tuneup before the PGA Championship, Bradley caught Jim Furyk thanks to a final-round score of 64, as well as a late collapse by the man who led for the majority of the tournament.

Furyk would have been able to send the match into a playoff, but he posted a double-bogey on his final hole of the day to solidify his second-place finish. He finished the tournament at 12-under par, tied with Steve Stricker.

Bradley takes home a nice pay day of $1.4 million for his efforts, and he'll surely carry over some momentum into Round 1 of the PGA Championship on Thursday.

After a lackluster first two rounds, Tiger Woods redeemed himself throughout the weekend to finish tied for eighth place at four-under par for the tournament.

Rory McIlroy, who hasn't been his usual self over the past few months, finished tied for fifth with Justin Rose at eight-under par.

Louis Oosthuizen finished in fourth place at 11-under par despite three final-round bogeys. It is his seventh top-20 finish of the year.

Jason Dufner continued his recent success by finishing seventh with a score of six-under par for the seventh top-10 finish of his breakout year.

Other notables include Bo Van Pelt (four-under), Bubba Watson (two-under), Geoff Ogilvy (one-under), Retief Goosen and Ian Poulter (one-over), Phil Mickelson (four-over), Ernie Els (five-over), Fredrik Jacobson (six-over) and Rickie Fowler (eight-over).

The entire field was looking for a confidence boost with just a few days to go until Round 1 of the PGA Championship at the Kiawah Island Golf Resort in South Carolina, beginning on August 9.

Bradley is the tournament's defending champion, as he was able to win the three-hole playoff over Jason Dufner in one of the most nail-biting finishes of 2011.

Here are the top finishers of the day.

Position Player To Par
1 Keegan Bradley -13
T2 Steve Stricker -12
T2 Jim Furyk -12
4 Louis Oosthuizen -11
T5 Justin Rose -8
T5 Rory McIlroy -8
7 Jason Dufner -6
T8 Aaron Baddeley -4
T8 Tiger Woods -4
T8 Six Others Tied -4


Here is a link to the complete leaderboard (via ESPN).