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Michael Bradley (golfer)

Michael John Bradley (born July 17, 1966) is an American professional golfer.

Michael Bradley
Personal information
Full nameMichael John Bradley
Born (1966-07-17) July 17, 1966 (age 53)
Largo, Florida
Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight200 lb (91 kg; 14 st)
Nationality United States
ResidenceValrico, Florida
Career
CollegeOklahoma State
Turned professional1988
Current tour(s)PGA Tour Champions
Former tour(s)Canadian Tour
Nationwide Tour
PGA Tour
Professional wins6
Highest ranking36 (May 25, 1997)[1]
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour4
Other2
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament29th: 1998
PGA ChampionshipT31: 1996
U.S. OpenT50: 1996
The Open ChampionshipT38: 1997

Bradley was born in Largo, Florida. He attended Oklahoma State University and turned professional in 1988.

After turning professional, Bradley joined the Canadian Tour. He won the 1989 Ontario Open and the 1990 Quebec Open. He also shot a 59 in an event in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

Bradley earned his PGA Tour card through qualifying school in 1992 and played full-time from 1993 to 2000. He won the 1996 Buick Challenge and the 1998 Doral-Ryder Open. 1996 was his best year on the PGA Tour, where he finished in 20th on the money list while recording a win and a runner-up finish. In 1995, he had a notable PGA Championship, becoming one of the few players ever to shoot 63 in the first round of a major; however, Bradley's hot streak then tailed off and he was not among the championship's leaders by Sunday. He then split his playing time between the PGA Tour and the Nationwide Tour. In 2009, he won his third PGA Tour event at the Puerto Rico Open. This gave him a two-year exemption on the PGA Tour, an exemption he extended when he repeated his win at the same event in 2011. After 2013, Bradley could not produce favorable results and played a limited PGA Tour schedule out of the Past Champions category until he joined PGA Tour Champions after turning 50.

Professional wins (6)Edit

PGA Tour wins (4)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 Sep 27, 1996 Buick Challenge* −10 (66-68=134) Playoff   Fred Funk,   Davis Love III,
  John Maginnes,   Len Mattiace
2 Mar 8, 1998 Doral-Ryder Open −10 (67-66-70-71=278) 1 stroke   John Huston,   Billy Mayfair
3 Mar 15, 2009 Puerto Rico Open −14 (67-69-68-70=274) 1 stroke   Jason Day,   Brett Quigley
4 Mar 13, 2011 Puerto Rico Open (2) −16 (68-68-68-68=272) Playoff   Troy Matteson

*Note: The 1996 Buick Challenge was shortened to 36 holes due to inclement weather.

PGA Tour playoff record (2-0)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 1996 Buick Challenge   Fred Funk,   Davis Love III,
  John Maginnes,   Len Mattiace
Won with birdie on first extra hole
2 2011 Puerto Rico Open   Troy Matteson Won with par on first extra hole

Canadian Tour wins (2)Edit

  • 1989 Ontario Open
  • 1990 Quebec Open

Results in major championshipsEdit

Tournament 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
Masters Tournament CUT 29
U.S. Open CUT CUT CUT T50 CUT
The Open Championship T38
PGA Championship T54 T31 T71
Tournament 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Masters Tournament
U.S. Open
The Open Championship
PGA Championship CUT
Tournament 2010 2011
Masters Tournament
U.S. Open
The Open Championship
PGA Championship T59
  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Week 21 1997 Ending 25 May 1997" (pdf). OWGR. Retrieved October 6, 2019.

External linksEdit