St. John’s golf: Keegan Bradley struggles on back in First Round of PGA

Former St. John's golf standout Keegan Bradley at the PGA Championship. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
Former St. John's golf standout Keegan Bradley at the PGA Championship. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images) /

Former St. John’s golf standout Keegan Bradley struggled on the back nine in his opening round at the PGA Championship.

The first major golf event of the season is here and it was an up-and-down first round for former St. John’s standout Keegan Bradley at the PGA Championship.

In the back drop of San Francisco, California as the sun broke through the clouds, fog, and haze, blue skies emerged as Bradley stepped to the first tee at TPC Harding Park.

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Keegan Bradley started his round on the back nine, playing the 10th hole as the 1st hole and his first nine holes were much better than his second nine as the former Johnnie finished his round with a three-over par, 73.

On the Par-5 10th hole, Bradley started his round with a birdie and followed that with three straight pars before he reached the Par-14, 14th hole where he recorded his first bogey of the afternoon.

After dropping back to even par, Bradley held steady until the very challenging Par-4 18th where he ended his front nine with another bogey to make the turn with a one-over, 36.

A par at No. 1 set up Bradley with another bogey at No. 2 to move him to two-over par and another par at. No. 3 led into his second birdie on his score card at the Par-5 4th hole.

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However, the Par-4 5th hole was the worst of the day for Keegan Bradley as he scored a double-bogey to move him to three-over for the round as he parred his remaining four holes to finish his round.

Bradley is currently T-109 with a host of other players, but some notables who are also three-over par are Jordan Spieth, Rickie Fowler, and Sergio Garcia.

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Keegan Bradley will be back on the court on Friday at 11:17am EST for Round Two as he will need a low score to make the cut and continue playing on the weekend as coverage can be seen on ESPN+ starting at 10:00am EST.