Bradley received plenty of attention during televised coverage of the tournament, in particular on Sunday, given his taking part in a three-way playoff with fellow competitors Phil Mickelson and Bill Haas (who held off Philly Dog and Bradley to win on the second extra hole), so it comes as no surprise that given the extended time on camera that Bradley was spotted spitting on numerous occasions, one of which is documented in the above video.
"I was very surprised to see the replay of the telecast to see how much I was spitting," he said. "To be honest with you, I really had no idea I was doing it. And I feel bad. I just ask everybody to just kind of bear with me as I go through this, because it's something I've done without even knowing it. But I will do my best to stop. It's something that I'm glad has come up, because I'm able to kind of nip it now.
While it is commendable that Bradley has owned up to the unique component of his pre-shot routine, to me it is much ado about nothing. Granted, golf has the reputation of being something of a hoity-toity sport, and the negative reactions to a relatively innocuous act -- it's hardly noticeable -- by those in the golf community certainly exemplifies that very nature. If this were any other television sport than golf -- well, perhaps except for tennis -- not much would have been said or written regarding what occurred.
For a golfer, conquering nerves is half the battle. Some golfers like to fiddle with their hats, others like to readjust their gloves, and Keegan Bradley likes to... spit? The Vermont native has a nasty habit of spitting while preparing for his next shot, and after last weekend's Northern Trust Open, Bradley was called out by fans for the habit. The reigning PGA Championship...
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...
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.
Greenwood/Getty Images Keegan Bradley was razor-sharp in his first-round win over Geoff Ogilvy. By Fred Albers, PGATOUR.COM Correspondent Circle of friendship: It’s interesting to see what length putts are conceded in match play. It’s called "the circle of friendship" and the length tends to be generous at the start of matches and then tighten as [...]
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