Keegan Bradley is on cloud nine.
The Woodstock, Vermont, native won the Travelers Championship last week, a tournament the New Englander attended as a child. The shouts of “Kee-gan! Kee-gan!” when he strolled up to the 18th green with the win in hand on Sunday had to give him goosebumps.
Not only did he blitz the field for a three-shot victory, his 23-under-par 257 total set the tournament scoring record.
His usual solid ball striking paired with a hot putter set the stage for his thrill of a lifetime.
"“I mean, that’s the moment you think about as a kid and you just dream about,” Bradley was transcribed by ASAP Sports. “I am lucky enough in my life to live out some of my dreams, and that was certainly one of them.”"
The win was his second of the 2022-23 PGA Tour season, joining his triumph in Japan in the fall at the ZOZO Championship.
Bradley is trending toward making his third American Ryder Cup team and first since 2014.
His Travelers win was a nice bounce back from a missed cut the week prior at the U.S. Open. The St. John’s University alum has made plenty of cuts before that and is up to four top-10s, which includes solo second at the Farmers Insurance Open.
Bradley may be a little fatigued playing for the third week in a row, but he’s facing a much weaker field and can ride the adrenaline a little longer to take on a tournament he’s left richer after each edition.
The 37-year-old earned T-45th (69-69-73-67) at the 2020 Rocket Mortgage Classic, T-14th (71-68-68-68) in 2021, and T-44th (72-69-68-70) last year.
Bradley ranks first on the PGA Tour in approaches from 125-150 yards (18’11”). He’s 22nd in total strokes gained per round (1.037) and is in the positive in every SG category.
Bradley’s 20th in birdie or better percentage (23.52%).