Playing what he called one of the best holes of his life, American Keegan Bradley won his first victory in four years on Sunday, capturing the Zozo Championship at Chiba Prefecture's Narashino Country Club outside Tokyo.

Bradley started the day at the U.S. PGA Tour event one stroke behind third-round leader and gallery favorite Rickie Fowler, and carded four birdies and two bogies to finish at 15-under 265 for the tournament.

Fowler, whose maternal grandfather is Japanese, shot an even-par 70 to finish one stroke back. Bradley bogeyed No. 16, and said it was indicative of the way things go for him.

"I knew it wasn't going to be easy. That two-putt on 16 was major," he said. "Things aren't easy for me normally, so that birdie on 17 goes down to one of the best holes of my life."

Keegan recalled seeing Tiger Woods seal victory here in similar fashion in 2019, and found a way to savor that for himself.

"This is so special. I played in the final group when Tiger won, and I got to watch him do that," Keegan said. "This is a first class event and an amazing golf course."

Former world No. 1 amateur Keita Nakajima and compatriot Ryo Hisatsune finished in a tie for 12th to lead the Japanese contingent in the field.

Defending champion Hideki Matsuyama shot a final-round 71 to finish in a tie for 40th.