11 years after his last PGA Tour victory, America’s Michael Bradley edged out Jason Day of Australia to win the Puerto Rico Open presented by Banco Popular by a single shot.

Bradley holed a clutch birdie putt on the final green to finish on -14 and hang on for the victory over Day. At almost 43, Bradley is twice the age of 21-year-old Day.

The Australian had topped the leaderboard for most of the week, but he got off to a poor start on Sunday with a double bogey on the par-5 second. Day regrouped, however, and fought hard down the back nine. He had a chance to force a playoff but missed from seven feet on the final green.

For Bradley it was a welcome return to the winner’s enclosure. “I’m almost 43, and you don’t know really how many opportunities you’re going to have,” he said. “I’m not Tiger Woods. So when I do have an opportunity, come a Sunday, that maybe have a chance to win, it’s probably a little more special.”

It was Bradley’s first PGA Tour start of the season, last year he played 14 events and missed eight cuts. With this win, the 42-year-old has earned a two-year exemption on the PGA Tour.

Day, looking for his first tour win, was philosophical in defeat. “I’m disappointed that I couldn’t finish it off, but I’m very happy with myself that I actually put myself into contention.” He said.

Puerto Rico Open presented by Banco Popular
Trump International GC, Puerto Rico
March 12-15, purse $3,500,000, par 72

1    Michael Bradley (USA)    67    69    68    70    274    $630,000
T2    Jason Day (Aus)        66    68    70    71    275    $308,000
T2    Brett Quigley (USA)    68    71    69    67    275    $308,000
T4    Bart Bryant (USA)    67    68    73    68    276    $154,000
T4    Greg Chalmers (Aus)    68    70    70    68    276    $154,000

T6    J.P Hayes (USA)        71    68    71    68    278    $121,625
T6    John Merrick (USA)    70    72    70    66    278    $121,625
8    Jeff Overton (USA)    69    72    70    68    279    $108,500

T9    Joe Durant (USA)        71    72    67    70    280    $91,000
T9    Kent Jones (USA)        69    69    70    72    280    $91,000
T9    Jerry Kelly (USA)        70    68    73    69    280    $91,000
T9    D.A Points (USA)        70    68    72    70    280    $91,000

Note: Players in bold signifies Titleist ball usage only