Bradley shoots 66 in effort to extend playoff run

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NORTON, Mass. – Keegan Bradley bought himself a chance to make a deeper run in the FedEx Cup playoffs with some strong play Saturday at the Deutsche Bank Championship, but a lot of his colleagues who missed the cut weren’t so fortunate.

Bradley shot a 5-under-par 66 to assure he made the cut. He gives himself a chance now to move up the FedEx Cup standings and advance to the BMW Championship, the third leg of the playoffs.

Bradley started this week No. 71 on the points list, knowing only the top 70 will advance to next week.

“I knew I needed to play a decent round today or my year could be over,” Bradley said. “That was a horrible thought. So I just played well today, probably the cleanest round all year.”

Boo Weekley, who sits right at No. 70, made a late birdie to make the cut on the number. Morgan Hoffman (No. 72), Alex Cejka (73) and Charles Howell III (74) also made the cut to keep their chances alive. Matt Every (75) didn’t make the cut.

Big moves are possible in the points standings over the next two days.

“Listen, I win the tournament, I have a good week, I'll skyrocket up the FedExCup,” Bradley said. “That's the beautiful thing about this tournament. So I've got to go out and shoot low ones this weekend.”

Brendon de Jonge started the week 56th in FedEx Cup points. With rounds of 65-68, he’s sitting second in the tournament. That moves him to eighth in the projected postseason standings.