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Who is Keegan Bradley?

He won a major at his very first attempt, but who is Keegan Bradley? Find out more about the American with our player profile…

 

Keegan Bradley is an American who has come back to form in recent years, having won a major championship in his first year on the PGA Tour.

Bradley was born in Vermont in the United States in 1986, and was an all-state ski-racer growing up. He chose golf as a teenager, and went to St John’s University where he was successful throughout his collegiate career. He graduated in 2008, and spent time on the NGA Hooters Tour (winning twice) and the Nationwide Tour, before moving up to the PGA Tour in 2011.

He would go on to win the PGA Tour Rookie of the Year award that season, thanks to a maiden win on the tour, at the HP Byron Nelson Championship, and victory in his maiden major appearance – coming in a playoff at the PGA Championship. Bradley also has a World Golf Championships victory and a FedEx Cup Playoffs win to his name. He has six PGA Tour wins, and 12 in total, during his career.

He played for the United States in the Ryder Cup and Presidents Cup in three consecutive years. He featured against Europe in both 2012 and 2014, and took on the International Team in 2013 at the Presidents Cup. 

Keegan Bradley | Player Profile

Personal Information

Name: Keegan Hansen Bradley
Born: June 7, 1986
Nationality: United States
Residence: Jupiter, Florida, United States

Career

College: St John’s University
Turned Pro: 2008
Professional Wins: 12
Highest World Ranking: 10 – March 24, 2013

Best Results In Majors

Best Finishes:
Masters Tournament – T22 (2015, 2024)
– PGA Championship – WON (2011)
– US Open – T4 (2014)
Open Championship  – T15 (2013)

Professional Wins – 12

2008 (1) – Southern Dunes
2009 (1) – Texas Honing Open
2011 (4) – HP Byron Nelson Championship, PGA Championship, PGA Grand Slam of Golf, Franklin Templeton Shootout
2012 (1) – WGC-Bridgestone Invitational
2015 (1) – CVS Health Charity Classic
2016 (1) – CVS Health Charity Classic
2018 (1) – BMW Championship
2022 (1) – Zozo Championship
2023 (1) – Travelers Championship

Achievements and Awards

PGA Tour Rookie of the Year – 2011

Keegan Bradley | What’s In His Bag?

Bradley uses clubs from a range of brands in his bag, with TaylorMade at the top. A Qi10 driver is matched with a SIM 2 3-wood. A Callaway Apex Pro hybrid is then joined by Srixon ZX MkII irons and a pair of Cleveland RTX ZipCore wedges. An Odyssey Versa putter completes the bag.

You can check out our full piece on which clubs Keegan Bradley uses here.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Keegan Bradley

When and where was Keegan Bradley born?

Keegan Bradley was born in Woodstock, Vermont in June 1986. He got into the game thanks to his father, who was the Head Professional at the Jackson Hole Golf Club.

When did Keegan Bradley turn professional?

Keegan Bradley turned professional in 2008 after graduating from St John’s University. He spent his first couple of years as a professional on the NGA Hooters Tour, before a year on the Nationwide Tour. He made it up to the PGA Tour for the 2011 season. 

How many PGA Tour titles has Keegan Bradley won?

As of March 2024, Keegan Bradley is a six-time winner on the PGA Tour, which includes a major championship, World Golf Championships and a FedEx Cup Playoffs event. In total, Bradley has won 12 times as a professional. 

Who is Keegan Bradley dating/married to?

Keegan Bradley is married to Jillian Stacey. The pair first met in 2012, and were married four years later. They have two sons – Logan and Cooper. 

Did you Know?

Victory on Major Debut

Bradley’s first appearance in a major championship came at the 2011 PGA Championship. He would go on to defeat Jason Dufner in a three-hole aggregate playoff at the Atlanta Athletic Club to claim the victory on his major debut. Only five other men, including Francis Ouimet, Willie Park Sr. and Ben Curtis had achieved the feat prior to Bradley’s win in Atlanta in 2011. 

Major Win, Rookie of the Year

The 2011 season was also Bradley’s first on the PGA Tour. Unsurprisingly, as a first-time major winner, the American went on to claim the PGA Tour Rookie of the Year award at the end of the campaign. 

Skiing Over Golf?

It was not until Bradley was a teenager that he decided to pursue golf as a career. Prior to that, the American had grown up as an all-state ski racer, and loved being on the slopes. 

Other Keegan Bradley Articles

‘Anger, sadness’: Keegan Bradley Ryder Cup rejection laid bare on Full Swing

Keegan Bradley: ‘I think about the Ryder Cup every second I’m awake’

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Matt Coles

Matt Coles

Mention a European country, and Matt will tell you which resorts make the National Club Golfer Top 100s: European Resorts list. He might even throw in who designed the golf course and how many rooms the hotel has got at each one…

Matt got into the game of golf from a young age, following his old man to the local golf club. He fell for the sport, and now can’t seem to go a day without thinking about how to improve his game (Thanks Dad!). Matt has been a member of Howley Hall GC in Leeds since 2020, and is just about managing to maintain a single-figure handicap. He likes to remind people that he once broke 75, but won’t tell people that it was on a shortened course during the winter.

He moved to Leeds after graduating from the University of Central Lancashire with a First Class Honours degree in Sports Journalism. Matt joined NCG after almost five years travelling the world with the Professional Squash Association, working on events in all four corners of the globe.

Matt currently plays a Cobra King LTDx driver and RadSpeed 3-wood. TaylorMade monopolise the rest of his bag, with a SIM UDI, M5 irons and both Milled Grind and HI-TOE wedges, along with a Monza Redline putter. He uses a Vice Pro Plus golf ball, because he’s a bit different…

Away from golf, Matt is a Manchester United fan, and a keen runner, having ran the Rob Burrow Leeds Marathon (his first and possibly last), in May 2023.

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