Originally posted on The Other Paper  |  Last updated 3/24/13
Keegan Bradley sent a few late night text messages Friday to his buddy Michael Jordan — after the golfer found himself stuck in a mental rut during the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill — hoping to pick up some motivation from the former NBA star.  The ultimate competitor's simple message to Bradley was simply "play much more cocky." The simple but direct message seemed to have resonated after Bradley made a charge up the leaderboard in Saturday's third round with a 6-under-par 66 to get to 7-under for the tournament. “I was talking to ‘MJ’ a bunch this off”‘season, and he was telling me to play much more cocky,’’ Bradley said. “He wants me to play with a lot more aggression and be cocky and just pretend like I’m playing him, which is normally a pretty good beating. "I texted him [Friday] night and told him I [am going to do] what he was saying for the entire round [Saturday]. I just was going out there and pretended I was him." The little pep talk resulted in eigh...
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