Keegan Bradley Wins PGA Championship
By mustang6560 on 8/15/11
America is back baby!
Keegan Bradley won the PGA Championship Sunday at the Atlanta Athletic Club and became the first American to win a major championship since Phil Mickelson at the ‘10 Masters.
Keegan Bradley won the PGA Championship with an amazing comeback in regulation, then a three-hole playoff win over Jason Dufner at Atlanta Athletic Club.Heading into one of the hardest finishes in golf, holes 15-18 at the Atlanta Athletic Club, Jason was sitting on a four stroke lead over the field. After Keegan triple bogeyed hole 15, it was Jason’s tournament to lose and lose he did. Jason fell victim to one of the toughest finishes in golf by finishing bogey, bogey, bogey, par while Keegan rebounded after the triple bogey on hole 15 to finish birdie, birdie, par to force a three-hole playoff.
In the playoff, Jason and Keegan both hit their approaches on the 16th to within a few feet of the hole, but only Keegan managed to make the birdie putt. On 17, Jason dropped another stroke to Keegan after he three-putted from the opposite side of the green. At this point, Keegan took hold of the Wanamaker trophy and didn’t let go. Jason’s birdie on the last hole of the playoff proved to make no difference after Keegan tapped in for par to join the major championship club.
The most frustrating part for Jason, in the first three rounds of the PGA Championship, he played those four holes in three-under par. I bet the golfing world will be buzzing this week about the finishing holes at the Atlanta Athletic Club. Everyone from Tiger Woods to the course superintendent to the golf media said holes 15-18 would decide the tournament and they were right.
I was rooting hard for Jason because I got to see him at the Zurrich Classic in New Orleans. II didn’t think much about him except, boy could he pack a pinch of dip. I saw him play several holes at TPC Louisiana and his bottom lip was extended for past his belly.
Congratulations to Keegan. The only thing I don’t like about him is he putts with a belly putter. Other than that, he seems like a stand up guy.
His victory at the PGA begs the question everyone wants answered this season, "Could he be the next Tiger Woods?"
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