15 Things You Didn't Know About Keegan Bradley

Get to know the 2011 PGA Champion, Keegan Bradley, a little better here.

15 Things You Didn't Know About Keegan Bradley
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15 Things You Didn't Know About Keegan Bradley

Keegan Bradley has been a member of the PGA Tour for more than 10 years. During that time, the American has claimed multiple titles, including the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational and the PGA Championship. Get to know Bradley a little better here.

15 Things You Didn't Know About Keegan Bradley

1. Keegan Hansen Bradley was born 7th June 1986 in Woodstock, Vermont.

2. The American has a big golfing background. His father is a fellow golf professional, and his aunt is LPGA legend and world golf hall of famer, Pat Bradley.

3. Whilst growing up, Bradley was actually an all-state ski racer; but as a teenager, he decided to pursue golf instead.

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4. Bradley attended St John's University in New York City, winning nine collegiate events before graduating in 2008.

5. His hobbies include skiing, baseball and fishing.

6. After turning professional in 2008, Bradley spent two years playing on the SwingThought and Nationwide Tour. He finished the 2010 season 14th on the Money List, earning himself a PGA Tour card for 2011.

7. Bradley's best season to date on the PGA Tour actually came in his debut year bak in 2011. The American would win twice, the HP Byron Nelson Championship and the PGA Championship. He was later awarded Rookie of the Year.

8. The victory at the PGA Championship was a historic one, as Bradley became only the third player ever to win a major in his first start (Francis Ouimet [1913] and Ben Curtis [2003]).

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Bradley throws out the ceremonial first pitch before the game between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

9. Bradley is a hardcore sports fan, and recognizes the Boston Celtics, Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots as his favorite sports teams.

10. In 2012, Bradley had yet more success, claiming the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational and becoming the 11th ever player to win a major championship and a WGC event. That year he also qualified for the Ryder Cup.

11. Bradley married his partner, Jillian Stacey in 2016. Guests at their wedding included: Luke Donald, Camillo Villegas and Dustin Johnson.

12. After a six-year winless drought, Bradley won the BMW Championship in 2018. The win was the fourth of his career and third win from a playoff. He beat Justin Rose.

13. Bradley's dream fourball would be his dad, Ben Hogan and Tom Brady.

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14. The American is sponsored by Srixon, NetJets, and Travis Mathew. Bradley is also a close friend to the legendary Michael Jordan, and is often seen wearing his Air Jordans at tournaments.

15. Bradley uses a mixed bag of clubs; with a TaylorMade driver, Titleist woods, Srixon irons and Odyssey putter.

Matt studied Sports Journalism at Southampton Solent University, graduating in 2019. Now a freelance writer for Golf Monthly and the PGA, he covers all aspects of the game, from Tour news to equipment testing and buyers’ guides. Taking up the game at the age of six, Matt currently holds a handicap of 3 and despite not having a hole in one…yet, he has had two albatrosses. His favourite player is Rory McIlroy, despite nearly being struck by his second shot at the 17th during the 2015 BMW PGA Championship.