Jupiter, Fla. (PRWEB) August 07, 2012
Keegan Bradley, who worked with Waterfront Properties and Club Communities to find one of the most beautiful homes on the Loxahatchee River, came in first place at the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational in Akron, Ohio, after the four-day leader, Jim Furyk, collapsed on the last hole.
Bradley, 26, shot a final-round score of 64 and ended the tournament with a 15-foot par putt after emerging from a bunker. The Jupiter resident earned $1.4 million.
Another local player – and the winner of the 2012 Honda Classic – finished in fourth place with a final-round score of 68. Rory McIlroy, 23, who is known to frequent The Bear’s Club in Jupiter, earned $276,500.
The Jupiter Island resident who needs no introduction finished eighth, with a final-round score of 66. Tiger Woods, 36, took home $128,750, as did the seven players Woods tied: Aaron Baadeley, K.J. Choi, Luke Donald, Matt Kuchar, Lee Slattery, David Toms and Bo Van Pelt.
Several more golf pros from northern Palm Beach County competed in the Bridgestone Invitational, bringing attention to, and creating intrigue about, their hometowns. Ernie Els, of Jupiter, finished 45th, with a final-round score of 71. The 42-year-old winner of the 141st Open Championship at Royal Lytham & St. Annes, earned $53,000. Els tied Nicolas Colsaerts, Marc Leishman, Adam Scott and Mark Wilson.
Hobe Sound’s Fredrick Jacobson ended the tournament in 50th place, with a $49,000 payout. Jacobson, 37, finished the final round with 69 to tie Ryo Ishikawa, Paul Lawrie, Brandt Snedeker and Danny Willett.
Jupiter – an expansive seaside community with an abundance of celebrity-designed golf courses – saw two more of its residents play in the tournament. Coming in 60th place, with a final-round score of 68, was 23-year-old Rickie Fowler. Fowler pocketed $44,500 and tied Yoshinori Fujimoto and Marcel Siem. Coming in 69th place was Robert Allenby, 42. Allenby shot a 68 in the last round and earned $42,250.
Each of the pros who played in the invitational lives in the aptly named Gold Coast for a reason. Whether it’s the championship golf facilities, such as those found at The Medalist in Hobe Sound, or the waterfront North Palm Beach homes for sale, including the estates of Harbour Isles, golfers covet the communities of South Florida.
Like Bradley, many of the pros have used Waterfront Properties as their Realtor and broker of choice, as the company has been around for more than 30 years and specializes in home sales in the north end.
For information, call Rob Thomson at 561-746-7272.