Bradley rallies to win PGA title


Unheralded Keegan Bradley made an unforgettable comeback to win the 93rd PGA Championship on Sunday, rallying from five strokes behind with three holes to play to win in his major debut. The US PGA Tour rookie caught leader Jason Dufner after 72 holes and then beat his American compatriot in a three-hole aggregate playoff to capture the Wanamaker Trophy and win the $1.44 million top prize at Atlanta Athletic Club. “It feels unbelievable,” Bradley said.
“It seems like a dream and I’m afraid I’m going to wake up in the next five minutes and it’s not going to be real.” Bradley, the 25-year-old nephew of LPGA legend Pat Bradley, became the first player since Ben Curtis at the 2003 British Open to win in his major debut, the first to win a major debut on US soil since Francis Ouimet at the 1913 US Open. “I feel so proud,” Bradley said. “The playoff, those holes in regulation, I’ll never forget it the rest of my life.
It was so exciting.” Bradley, whose first PGA title came in May at the Byron Nelson Championship, was five strokes off the pace after making a triple-bogey 6 at the 15th hole, but birdied the par-4 16th and par-3 17th to battle back.