"Keegan Bradley gives me anxiety": Golf fans SLAM PGA Tour star's play

Keegan Bradley shares the lead with Sam Burns at the Valspar Championship, but there were some fans who picked up on his style of play.

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Sun, 2 May 2021
"Keegan Bradley gives me anxiety": Golf fans SLAM PGA Tour star's play

Keegan Bradley has often divided opinion amongst golf fans and experts, not because of his golf, but because of his pre-shot routine and mannerisms on the golf course.

The 34-year-old has always had a unique pre-shot routine in which he twirls the club in his hands and steps back and forth from the ball, until he is comfortable enough to hit the shot. 

An issue that has always arisen from Bradley's behaviour is the pace of play, which is a topic that is regularly brought up on the PGA Tour.



For the regular golfer, it is hard to comprehend the pace of play that tour professionals play at. When tuning in to the final round of tournaments, fans will often find themselves watching for well over four hours after the leaders have teed off.

At the Valspar Championship, there were a number of golf fans who picked up on Bradley's habits on the course and many were frustrated.







The four-time winner on the PGA Tour, who last won at the BMW Championship in 2018, has a history of showing unique mannerisms on the golf course.

In 2012, the World No. 135 took to Twitter and apologised after he was seen frequently spitting at the Northern Trust Open. Bradley said that it was a "reflex" of his and he didn't even realise he was doing it.

Bradley may have caused a stir with his style of play, but his golf has been faultless at the Valspar Championship this week. The man from Vermont shot 2-under-par on Saturday to share the 54-hole with Sam Burns on 14-under-par.