The PGA Championship: Day 4
August 14 2011
By Brian Wacker, PGATOUR.COM
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. — Thirteen majors, thirteen different winners. Keegan Bradley was the latest to join that list and in it represents parity and increasing depth on the PGA TOUR.
For Bradley, his victory at the PGA Championship was remarkable on several levels, not the least of which was the fact that just 2 1/2 years ago Bradley was grinding out a career on the Hooters Tour after a collegiate career at St. Johns University.
Not only is Bradley the 13th straight different major winner, he’s one of six rookies to win on the TOUR this season (his first win came earlier in the year) and the 13th player in his 20s to do so.
“I just know from the guys that I graduated with on the Nationwide Tour, like Chris Kirk and Jamie Lovemark, who’s not even playing, all of these guys are so good,” Bradley said. “Any one of them could win every week.”
Bradley of course is the one who did win. Sunday’s victory was his second of the year and all but locks up Rookie of the Year honors and puts him squarely in the conversation for the Player of the Year as well.
“The top players are not dominating like they were,” Bradley continued. “It gives an opportunity for a player like me to win this thing, and I just think it’s as deep as it’s ever been and I think it’s only getting deeper.”
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