St. John’s golf: Keegan Bradley must make a run to get back in contention

St. John's golf standout Keegan Bradley (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
St. John's golf standout Keegan Bradley (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images) /

St. John’s golf star Keegan Bradley needs to make a run in Round Two of the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.

Following his first Top-5 finish of the 2021 PGA Tour season, former St. John’s golf star Keegan Bradley is back on the course in the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The Red Storm Hall-of-Famer put together a respective Round 1 in the event, but he is going to need to make a charge up the leaderboard if he hopes to stick around for the weekend at TPC Summerlin.

Bradley posted a one-under par, 70, in his first 18 holes.

Starting his round on the back nine, Bradley posted a bogey on No. 12 to get his round started, but birdies on No. 15 and No. 16 were the only holes the 34-year old was able to score on.

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Aside from those three holes, it was all pars for Keegan Bradley as he sits eight shots off the lead and T-106 following the first round.

Only the Top-65 players, including ties, make the cut in each PGA Tour event, so Bradley will have to go low in Round 2 in order make the cut and continue to compete for the tournament championship.

Bryson DeChambeau, in his first competitive round since his victory at the United States Open, tied his career best with a nine-under, 62.

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Keegan Bradley will start on the first tee box on Friday afternoon and he will be in the later starting times, beginning his second round at approximately 3:25pm EST.

Bradley held the 36-hole lead last weekend at the Sanderson Farms Championship but he was unable to finish strong in the event after his one-over par round on Saturday.

Keegan Bradley will continue to play in a grouping with Hudson Swafford and Paul Casey on Friday  and hope to have a score good enough to qualify for the weekend.