What’s In The Bag: Keegan Bradley, 2018 BMW Championship


Finally. After five full seasons without a win, Keegan Bradley has put it all together once again and reached the promised land at the 11th hour of the sixth. On a soggy, wet Monday in Pennsylvania, Keegan triumphed over Justin Rose on the first hole of the sudden death playoff to capture the 2018 BMW Championship and his 4th career PGA Tour victory. His last win came in 2012 at the World Golf Championship – Bridgestone Invitational.

With the nerves on high, Keegan hooked his drive left on 18. After blasting an amped-up long iron into the greenside grandstands Keegan received free relief, but was unable to get up and down for par. He posted a final total of 260, 20-under par, but looking up at the board, Keegan knew that Rose birdied 16 and 17 and only needed to par the 18th to lock up the championship. His fate was no longer in his own hands.

Bradley could be seen on the broadcast doing everything he could to remain calm and positive, but it was obvious he knew the outcome was not up to him anymore. At this point there was nothing he could do but watch and accept the outcome. That’s when Rose hit a low, heeled cut off the tee that left him well back in the fairway. Running a long iron up to the front of the green, Rose had a great chance with lift, clean and place for a chip and putt for par.

It is incredibly tough to recover and re-focus after such a tough break, and on-cue, in the first hole of sudden death Justin Rose missed a short putt that would have extended the playoff. Keegan tapped in his 2 foot putt and with that he was the champion.

The playoff defeat wasn’t all bad news for Rose. With his solo finish in second place he earned enough points to take over the World Golf Ranking #1 spot. He will be the Number One player in the world headed into the Tour Championship.

The victory rocketed Bradley up 46 spots to number 6 in the FedEx Cup standings and punched his ticket to East Lake and the Tour Championship. There are some notable names, like Jordan Spieth (31st in the standings) who will miss out on a trip to Atlanta and an opportunity to win the FedEx Cup. The rest of the FedEx Cup standings are as follows:

The man who always wears Jordan brand golf shoes on the course, Keegan Bradley plays a mixed bag of clubs and this week found the winning combination.

WITB: Keegan Bradley’s Golf Clubs

  • Driver:TaylorMade M2 2016 (Graphite Design Tour AD IZ 6X shaft), 10 degrees

  • 3 Wood:TaylorMade M4 HL (Graphite Design Tour AD IZ 7X shaft), 16.5 degrees

  • Hybrid:Callaway Apex (Project X EvenFlow Blue shaft), 20 degrees

  • Utility Iron:Srixon Z U45 (3-iron; Nippon N.S. Pro Modus3 Tour 120X shaft)

  • Irons:Srixon Z745 (4-9; Nippon N.S. Pro Modus3 Tour 120X shafts)

  • Wedge:Srixon Z945 (PW; Nippon N.S. Pro Modus3 Tour 120X shaft)

  • Wedge:Cleveland RTX-3 (52 degrees; True Temper Dynamic Golf Tour Issue S400 shaft)

  • Wedge:Cleveland RTX-4 (58 degrees; True Temper Dynamic Golf Tour Issue S400 shaft)

  • Putter:Odyssey Works 1W Armlock Prototype

  • Ball:Srixon Z-Star XV

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    Keith Schneider

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    Keith SchneiderAge: 34 Handicap: 4.9 Introduction to golf: Age 14 Playing years: 20 Rounds per year: 75+ Hole in Ones: 1WITB Driver: Titleist TS2 10.5° Project X HZRDUS Smoke 65 6.5 3 Wood: Cobra King F9 Fairway Wood 3-Wood Project X HZRDUS Smoke 75 6.5 2-Iron: Mizuno MP-18 MMC Fli-Hi KBS Tour C Taper Lite Stiff 1° weak 1.5° upright Irons: Mizuno MP-68 (4-PW) +1/2" Dynamic Gold X100 2° upright Wedge: Titleist Vokey SM7 51° 8° bounce Dynamic Gold S400 F Grind Wedge: Titleist Vokey SM7 Wedge Works 55° 14° bounce Dynamic Gold S400 F Grind Wedge: Titleist Vokey SM7 Wedge Works 60° 6° bounce Dynamic Gold S400 K Grind Putter: Scotty Cameron Studio Style Newport 2 35" Balls: Titleist ProV1x, TaylorMade Tour Preferred X or Callaway Chrome Soft X

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