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Keegan Bradley Wins The 2011 PGA Championship

Keegan Bradley is your 2011 PGA Champion. After looking like he was out of it with a triple bogey on 15, Bradley rallied to birdie the next two holes and force a playoff when Jason Dufner bogeyed three straight holes. Bradley then rocked the playoff, birdieing the first hole and holding on.

It looked like Dufner was in great shape after the first hole on the PGA Championship playoff. His second shot from the 16th fairway went right down the middle but breezed straight past the hole. But then he missed a huge birdie putt and ended up settling for par on the first hole. Bradley was more opportunistic, getting his shot right up next to Dufner's and nailing his birdie to go up by one.

Bradley went straight up to the par 3, 17th hole and put one straight within 15 feet; he ended up two putting to stay at -1. Dufner's shot was much longer, and ended up three putting for bogey just as he did the first time he went through the 17th hole today to fall back to +1.

Heading to the 18th, both Bradley and Dufner hit great approach shots down the middle. Bradley then put his second shot within twenty feet of the hole downhill, and Dufner put it in a similar spot. After Dufner knocked in his birdie to get back to within one of the lead, Bradley two-putted to take it home.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.