Found February 21, 2012 on
Larry Brown Sports:
Those of you who watched the Northern Trust Open over the weekend were treated to a Major-like atmosphere. Phil Mickelson and Keegan Bradley both hit long putts on the 18th hole to force a three-way playoff with Bill Haas, who won the event by sinking a 45-foot putt on the second playoff hole. Does it get any better than that?
Despite the excitement, Bradley still found himself having to make an apology after the tournament ended. Keegan has a habit of spitting before lining a shot up, and apparently this offended some people in the golf world. He apologized on Monday.
“Id like to apologize for my spitting,” Bradley tweeted. “It’s like a reflex, I don’t even know I’m doing it, but it’s a longtime habit I’ve got to try to conquer.”
I love golf, but these are the types of non-stories that annoy me when it comes to the “gentleman’s game.” As the Golf Channel pointed out, Pat Perez and Dustin Johnson were also caught spitting during the final round on Sunday. The horror!
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After receiving a bit of a backlash for cameras catching him spitting during his pre-shot routine during the Northern Trust Open last weekend, Keegan Bradley took to Twitter to issue a formal apology: Id like to apologize for my spitting It’s like a reflex,I don’t even know I’m doing it, but it’s a longtime habit [...]
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Keegan Bradley said even he was taken aback by his excessive
spitting as he watched television replays of his play during the
final round of last week's Northern Trust Open in Los Angeles.
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PACIFIC PALISADES (AP) — Bill Haas wound up making the biggest putt of them all at Riviera.
On the second extra hole of a three-way playoff Sunday — made possible by clutch birdie putts from Phil Mickelson and Keegan Bradley on the final hole — Haas rolled in a 45-foot birdie putt across the 10th green to win the Northern Trust Open.
Haas closed with a 2-under 69 and won...