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Michael Bradley

United StatesUnited States

Start Position
7
Current Position
To Par: +8
Total Strokes: 70 - 74 - 74 - 70 : 288
T66   T59
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Updated: Thursday, 11 Aug 2011 04:13 PM
  • Birthplace: Largo, FL
  • Residence: Valrico, FL
  • Age: 45
  • Turned Pro: 1988
  • Eligibility Code: ELIGIBILITY CODE: 10

Took up golf at age six and competed in his first tournament, a pee-wee contest in Orlando, Fla., at age seven. His father John, a retired club professional, has been his only coach. John Bradley taught his son to learn the game by feel not mechanics. Recorded a 59 in a Canadian Tour event in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. All-American at Oklahoma State in 1987 & '88. Competed on the Australian Tour in 1992. Shot opening round 63 in the 1995 PGA Championship, one of 18 such scores which is the lowest round ever in the four majors. Went on to finish T-54th in that championship. Career low round, 62 in 3rd round of the 1994 Hardee's Golf Classic.

PGA TOUR Victories

(3) 1996,Buick Challenge. 1998,Doral-Ryder Open. 2009,Puerto Rico Open presented by Banco Popular.

International Victories

(2): 1989 Ontario Open [Can]. 1990 Quebec Open [Can].

PGA Tour Victories

1996 Buick Challenge; 1998 Ford Championship at Doral; 2009 Puerto Rico Open; 2011 Puerto Rico Open

2010 PGA TOUR Money and Position

$248,305 (124)

PGA TOUR Best Round

64 at Round 4, Bob Hope Classic.

Career Best PGA TOUR Finishes

1-- Buick Challenge, Doral-Ryder Open, Puerto Rico Open presented by Banco Popular.

2009 Season Highlights

Captured his third career PGA TOUR title at the Puerto Rico Open presented by Banco Popular and earned his highest finish on money list since 1998...Made an 11-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole to finish at 14-under 274 at the Puerto Rico Open and won for the first time since 1998. Outlasted Jason Day and Brett Quigley at Trump International Golf Club. Made his winning putt after drastically misreading an eagle effort moments before. His playing partner, Day, had a chance to force a playoff with a birdie, but the 21-year-old Australian missed a 7-footer. The start was Bradley's first since the 2008 season-ending event at Disney.

Career Highlights

2009: Captured his third career PGA TOUR title at the Puerto Rico Open presented by Banco Popular and earned his highest finish on money list since 1998...Made an 11-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole to finish at 14-under 274 at the Puerto Rico Open and won for the first time since 1998. Outlasted Jason Day and Brett Quigley at Trump International Golf Club. Made his winning putt after drastically misreading an eagle effort moments before. His playing partner, Day, had a chance to force a playoff with a birdie, but the 21-year-old Australian missed a 7-footer. The start was Bradley's first since the 2008 season-ending event at Disney. 2008: Made more cuts (6) and starts (14) on the PGA TOUR than at any time since the 2000 season. Recorded a season-best T25 at the Children's Miracle Network Classic in his last start of the year. After Mayakoba Golf Classic, did not play again until July at the U.S. Bank Championship, where he posted best finish of the season (T46). 2007: After re-gaining card through the PGA TOUR Qualifying School, limited to eight events due to fracture in right ankle suffered while playing softball in early March. Granted Major Medical Extension for 2008 as a result. Season marked his first year with full PGA TOUR status since 2000, having split most of the decade between the PGA TOUR and the Nationwide Tour. Last top-10, a T9, came at the 2000 Michelob Championship at Kingsmill. 2001-2007: Due to ongoing health issues only played in 46 events between 2001 and 2007 on the PGA TOUR with 18 made cuts. 2001: Split the 2001 season playing both PGA TOUR and Nationwide Tour. Made four cuts in eight appearances on the PGA TOUR and three cuts in six starts on the Nationwide Tour. Best effort of the season was a T17 at B.C. Open. 1999: Had inconsistent season due to lingering back problem which had bothered him for several years and ended his streak of finishing in the top 125 at six seasons (1993-98). 1998: Earned second TOUR victory in Doral-Ryder Open while bothered by herniated disk which prevented him from practicing all week. Shot 71-66 to grab share of the 36-hole lead. Added a third-round 70 for one-stroke lead. Sank a 4-foot par putt on the 72nd hole for a one-stroke win over John Huston and Billy Mayfair. 1997: Had six-tournament stretch of top-20 finishes in February and March. Following T11 at Buick Invitational, T17 at Tucson Chrysler Classic and T18 at Doral-Ryder Open. Closed with a 68 and finished T2 with Payne Stewart, one stroke behind Stuart Appleby, at The Honda Classic. 1996: Enjoyed breakthrough season with first career victory at Buick Challenge. Opened with 66-68 to share 36-hole lead, then watched it rain for two days. After final two rounds were canceled, entered playoff with Fred Funk, John Maginnes, Davis Love III and Len Mattiace. Birdied first extra hole for victory and $180,000...Earlier in year, T2 at Doral-Ryder Open, two strokes behind Greg Norman, and tied for third at Michelob Championship at Kingsmill and Sprint International. 1993: His rookie year of 1993 featured a T3 at Kemper Open. Amateur: Two-time first-team All-American at Oklahoma State (1988-89). Third-team choice as a sophomore in 1987. Teammate of Scott Verplank and Brian Watts.

Personal

His 381-yard drive during second round of the Walt Disney World/Oldsmobile Classic was longest measured drive on PGA TOUR in 1997...His father John, a retired club pro, has been his only coach, teaching him by feel not mechanics...Shot a 59 in Canadian Tour event in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

PGA TOUR Playoff Record

1-0

Other Information

In 2008, made more cuts (6) and starts (14) on the PGA TOUR than at any time since the 2000 season. Recorded a season-best T25 at the Children's Miracle Network Classic in his last start of the year. After re-gaining card through the PGA TOUR Qualifying School, limited to eight events in 2007 due to fracture in right ankle suffered while playing golf in early March. Granted Major Medical Extension for 2008 as a result. After Mayakoba Golf Classic, did not play again until July at the U.S. Bank Championship, where he posted best finish of the season (T46). The 2007 season marked first year with full PGA TOUR status since 2000, having split most of the decade between the PGA TOUR and the Nationwide Tour. Last top-10, a T9, came at the 2000 Michelob Championship at Kingsmill. Had inconsistent 1999 season due to lingering back problem which had bothered him for several years and ended his streak of finishing in the top 125 at six seasons (1993-98). Earned second TOUR victory in 1998 Doral-Ryder Open while bothered by herniated disc which prevented him from practicing all week. Sank a 4-foot par putt on the 72nd hole for a one-stroke win. Enjoyed breakthrough season in 1996 with his first PGA TOUR victory and 20th-place finish on money list. Victory came at Buick Challenge. Opened with 66-68 to share 36-hole lead, then watched it rain for two days. After final two rounds were canceled, entered playoff with Fred Funk, John Maginnes, Davis Love III and Len Mattiace for title. Birdied first extra hole for victory and $180,000. His father, John, a retired club pro, has been his only coach, teaching him by feel not mechanics. Shot a 59 in Canadian Tour event in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.