WATCH: Keegan Bradley has unique method of handing putter back to caddie

Keegan Bradley said he and his caddie "pay our respect" to the putter.

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Sat, 24 Jun 2023
WATCH: Keegan Bradley has unique method of handing putter back to caddie

Keegan Bradley's putter was hot on Friday around TPC River Highlands' greens, so much so, that he felt the need to pay respect to the club.

Bradley, 37, is currently tied for the lead after 36 holes at this week's Travelers Championship on the PGA Tour.

He shot impressive rounds of 62 and 63 to find himself atop the table alongside Denny McCarthy, who nearly shot a 59 during Thursday's opening round.

"I mean, just I've been putting really well all year, especially lately, especially on bent grass greens," Bradley told reporters after being asked about his fantastic round of putting on Friday.

"I was just reading them really good, and it was just -- when you're putting good everything feels easy and it's automatic. It breaks a little this way, a little that way, and I just had that going today."

He and McCarthy were each at 15-under par heading into the weekend in Connecticut.

Bradley's 63 on Friday was 1-stroke back of the day's low score - a 62 recorded by Alex Smalley.

Both players were birdie machines during the second round, though only one of the two had a noticeable way of thanking their putter.

Bradley, who made five consecutive birdies on the back nine during his bogey-free round, was seen holding his putter in front of him horizontally and bowing down to it after sinking a putt.

After his round, the five-time PGA Tour winner was asked about his unique reaction.

"We just pay our respect. If the putter is working, I'll do whatever to keep to going. We just bow and we say thank you."

Here's the clip:

As the PGA Tour's tweet says: whatever works. 

Bradley and McCarthy have a two-stroke gap over Chez Reavie in third, who was at 13-under par after rounds of 64 and 63.

McCarthy is looking for his maiden PGA Tour victory while Bradley is searching for his second this season.

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