May 19 2013
Keegan Bradley (left) and Tom Gillis were in the same group on Saturday but have different tee times for Sunday's final round. (Pennington/Getty Images)
By Mike McAllister, PGATOUR.COM
IRVING, Texas -- Tom Gillis wants nothing better than to overtake Keegan Bradley and win his first PGA TOUR event in Sunday's final round of the HP Byron Nelson Championship.
But that doesn't mean the 44-year-old Gillis, who starts the round two shots off the lead, isn't a big fan of Bradley. The two practice and play out of the same club in South Florida, and on Saturday, Gillis got his first up-close look at Bradley in a TOUR event as one of his playing partners.
"He's the 'new breed,' I call it. Very powerful," Gillis said. "That's the future of the game. He's one of the best players out here, there is no doubt.
"I've played with a lot of them, but this is the first time I've played with him in a tournament, and it's there. He's got the grit. He wants to do it. The sky is probably the limit."
The 26-year-old Bradley is seeking his fourth TOUR win and second HP Byron Nelson title on Sunday.