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Keegan Bradley Adds PGA Grand Slam To His Growing Resume

Posted on October 24, 2011 by Thomas Rooney

Keegan Bradley has been amongst the hottest golfers in the world since winning the PGA Championship in August.

Keegan Bradley enhanced his growing reputation even further this week with victory at the PGA Grand Slam, holding on to the lead despite a late surge from the in-form Charl Schwartzel.

While Bradley shot an even 71 in the tournament’s final round to go 4-under in total, Schwartzel was in sublime form, equaling the course record of 65 with a run of five consecutive birdies in the front nine.

The South African will be pleased with his efforts of course, but also frustrated that he left it too late to win the tournament. He went into the final round at 3-over, so a 65 wasn’t even enough for him to overtake Bradley to take the title.

He admitted as much afterwards, saying: “I obviously still had a chance going into the back nine. I just didn’t do enough when I needed to.”

As for Bradley, the American youngster did feel the pressure during the final round with dropped shots at 1, 5 and 6. He recovered well though with a birdie at the 7th and he didn’t look back from there.

Speaking about a dramatic days golf, Bradley said: “It was a lot more intense that I thought it was going to be. I was nervous, this felt like a tournament on the PGA Tour. I was very nervous. I had been thinking it was going to a playoff considering how my year has been going.”

“What he (Schwartzel) did in the middle part of that round was pretty amazing,” said Bradley. “It felt like he was going to birdie every hole.”

In terms of the other two players expected to challenge in this event, Rory McIlroy – who held a joint lead overnight – suffered a poor back nine in his final round to finish 1-under, while Open Champions Darren Clarke he showed signs of good form, but a poor finish left him on 9-over.

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