Keegan Bradley suffered plenty when the PGA TOUR enacted the anchored putter ban, but he enjoyed something of a bounce-back year in 2017. In 29 starts, Bradley made 23 cuts with five top-ten finishes and ten top-25s. He struggled a bit down the stretch to the FedEx Cup Playoffs, but he finished in a respectable 47th place in the season points.
While Bradley’s results haven’t been spectacular, his strengths play well into the Silverado layout. Ranked inside the top-25 on TOUR last season in both driving accuracy (66.78%) and greens in regulation (68.63%) His putting is still a weaker point, as he ranked 142nd on TOUR in strokes gained, but the rest of Bradley’s game is at least solid, if not well above the TOUR average.
It feels like Bradley is on the verge of a career rejuvenation as soon as he gets his putter in line. This week is the start of a fresh year, and if he can keep up the progress he’s made over the last 12 months, it could be the start of a very good season.