It was worth the trip to Japan for Keegan Bradley, who won the Zozo Championship on Sunday with a final-round 2-under 68 to finish one shot ahead Rickie Fowler and Andrew Putnam for his first PGA Tour win in just over four years.
Bradley raised both arms to the sky and was tearing up after clinching the victory with a tap-in on the 18th. Thirty minutes later, he was still choking back tears.
“I’ve been crying since I finished,” Bradley said. “I can’t remember the last time I cried.”
He said he talked to his wife Jillian and his mother Kaye in the United States on FaceTime after securing the long-sought victory.
“I couldn’t keep things together. I don’t know what’s wrong with me,” he said.
Bradley finished with a 15 under total of 265 at the Accordia Golf Narashino Country Club on the outskirts of Tokyo, which hosts the only PGA Tour event in Japan.