Bradley parred the first extra hole to edge Rose after the pair had finished regulation on 20-under-par 260 at waterlogged Aronimink in suburban Philadelphia.
However, a steady round proved not enough around a soaked Aronimink, with McIlroy's two-under 68 bettered by Rose, who shot a three-under 67, and eventual victor Bradley, whose six-under 64 took him into a play-off with the Englishman.
As for falling foul of a PGA Tour policy that requires players to play at least 25 events in a season or to add a new event that they haven't played in the last four, he sounded unconcerned.
"I've played a few tournaments where I came close at the end, but just didn't quite get the W", Woods said afterward.
Tournament organisers announced that the Englishman pulled out due to a back problem shortly ahead of the resumption of play on Monday morning, following the complete washout on Sunday.
And then in a playoff, his 5-foot par putt missed to the left, making Keegan Bradley a victor for the first time in six years.
Unlike most tournaments on the PGA Tour, there is a smaller field to split the $9 million prize pool with as the FedEx Cup playoffs have narrowed down the players eligible to compete over the past two weeks. "Boyhood dreams, you know what I mean?" "The belly putter was a tougher transition than I thought, and I kind of fell off the radar there for a little while". Once the putt fell on the 16th after another great approach, Bradley and Rose were nearly out of sight, three shots ahead of the Ulsterman at 21-under.
He is on the brink of becoming world No 1 for the first time in his 20-year career after play was washed out at the BMW Championship in Pennsylvania. He found a bunker on the par-3 14th for another bogey. However, Schauffele was just one stroke behind after posting a 63 of his own, and four golfers were two shots back at 6-under, including Justin Thomas, the defending FedExCup champion. And this was the kind of day when more than one mistake was going to be costly. The other five times he won; this one got him a tie for sixth.
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For the sixth time in his career, Woods shot 263 or better.
"It was a hard road back, but it feels good".
He put any doubts of him not being ready for the Ryder Cup to bed by firing off three straight rounds of 65 to start off the BMW Championship.
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Disappointed not to win despite moving to second behind Bryson DeChambeau in the FedEx Cup standings, he added: "I've been to the top of the game".
"I'm glad it's over", Matsuyama said.
Bradley and Rose finished a shot ahead of Schauffele, who shot 67, and former FedEx Cup victor Billy Horschel, who signed for a 64.