CROMWELL, Conn. The winner of the PGA Tour frequently has his phone explode from all the congratulations he receives. The names that flooded Keegan Bradley’s email on Sunday, though, are hard to surpass in terms of impressiveness.
Bradley was asked whether he had a chance to check his phone’s messages since winning the Travelers Championship. Bradley hardly had time to reply before a grin appeared on his face.
To which Bradley replied, “Of course Michael Jordan texted me; that means a great deal to me.” Not only is he a close friend of mine, but he is also one of my heroes.
As you may know, Bradley is a regular golfing buddy of Jordan’s and proudly wears Jordan’s shoes. His Airness was not, however, the last person mentioned.
“Timmy Wakefield, Boston Red Sox,” Bradley went on. Howard Stern’s Baba Booey sent me a message. That was one of the best parts. I have just done a quick check. When I checked my two or three hundred texts, I noticed that.
It’s Aaron Rodgers. Even though he’s with the Jets now, that meant a lot.
In case you thought Bradley was being modest by boasting about his Rolodex, though, you should know that those notes meant everything to him.
“It’s such a cool—when you get a text from an athlete, it hits different because they know what goes into doing something like this and it means a lot,” Bradley added.
How Rodgers will take sharing a name with Wakefield and the Baba Booey man is anyone’s guess, but props to Bradley, a dedicated Patriots supporter, for putting team loyalty ahead of friendship.
Q1. How much money did Keegan Bradley win?
The tournament became one of 17 sanctioned events on the tour this season, increasing the purse to $20 million and awarding Bradley $3.6 million. The tournament attracted a stellar field, including world No. 1 Scottie Scheffler, Rory McIlroy, and Jon Rahm.
Q2. Which putter does Keegan Bradley use?
At the Travelers Championship, Bradley utilizes a TaylorWoods SIM2 Max HL 3-wood, a Srixon ball, an Odyssey putter, and a Ping G430 LST driver with a Fujikura Ventus Black 6X Shaft set at 10.5 degrees.