Keegan Bradley wasn’t close to the lead when he teed off Saturday morning. By the time his round finished around 2 p.m. ET, he was the leader in the clubhouse.
Bradley had a huge leap up the leaderboard, moving to T-6 after an 8-under 64 on moving day to sit at 11 under for the tournament. When he finished his round, though it was before the leaders had teed off, he was the solo leader.
He birdied Nos. 1, 3 and 6 on the front, but the back nine is where he caught fire. He birdied Nos. 10-14, including a pair of par 3s.
“That stretch there is gettable for sure,” Bradley said. “You’ve got a lot of wedges to a couple par 5s and a short par 3. I got on a roll there. I made a couple nice putts, and then I hit a couple to tap-in, which was a lot of fun.”
Five straight birdies for @Keegan_Bradley 💪
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) October 1, 2022
Bradley said he had a session with coach Darren May via FaceTime on Friday night after his round. That paid off with Bradley finding more fairways, which led to more birdies.
And how did he spend Saturday after his round finished?
“I’m excited to watch some football,” Bradley said. “I’m going to go hit a few balls, and hopefully I’m around where I can sniff for this lead to hopefully contend for the tournament tomorrow.”