Keegan Bradley gets his first look at The Lakes together with fellow PGA TOUR member Brendan Steele.
Keegan Bradley plays his first #AusOpenGolf, and he is excited to join the legendary names at the Stonehaven Cup.
Bradley, the 32-year-old from Florida who won the PGA championship in 2011, said he had grown up watching Australian golf on television.
His only previous Down Under trip was playing a web.com tour event in Moonah Links on the Mornington Peninsula in 2010.
"I've always wanted to come to some of these tournaments," Bradley said today.
"I grew up watching them at home and it's always great for an American player, I think, to play a bit more globally.
"It's easy for us to just stick to the PGA Tour, and I've always wanted to come back here and sometimes the schedule does not allow it, but this year I had a small opening at the end of the year and I really wanted it to happen. & # 39;
Bradley is currently in 30th place in the world and won the BMW Championship in the PGA Tour of the past months and finished eighth in the season-long points classification, making him a favorite for the Open At The Lakes in 1945.
He has risen again after the anchoring ban introduced in 2016 affected his game when he switched to a shorter putter with an "arm lock" hold.
"I think it's the best I've ever been at the moment, I think I'm a much better player.
"I had to tackle the putting problem, that was a lot harder than I expected, and if I keep improving with the way I put it and my technique there, I think my game is a lot better, it's much sharper.
"But it has done a lot of work with the putter and I must continue to do so."