September 1 2012
By Helen Ross, PGATOUR.COM
NORTON, Mass. -- For the second straight week in the FedExCup Playoffs, Keegan Bradley faced a home game of sorts.
A week ago The Barclays was contested on the Black Course at Bethpage State Park -- which Bradley played frequented as a student at St. John's. And this week's Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston was an opportunity for friends and family to come see the New Englander, who was born in Woodstock, Vt., compete.
Bradley missed the cut at The Barclays and was outside the cut line when he finished off a 73 on Saturday at the Deutsche Bank Championship. As the afternoon progressed, though, the cut changed to 2 over so the 2011 PGA champ made it on the number.
Regardless of what happens over the next two days, Bradley will play in next week's BMW Championship after coming to TPC Boston ranked 13th in the FedExCup. The top 70 in the standings advance to Crooked Stick, which hosts the BMW for the first time.
After his round, the visibly disappointed Bradley took time for a few questions from the media before heading to the range.
"I didn't feel great today," he said simply. "Tried to battle as much as I could. Fell one shot short. Just a tough week."
According to Bradley, who won the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational last month, he didn't feel any added pressure with the "home" games.
"Just was poor golf," he said. "Just didn't play very well. Just a lot of really bad shots and missed putts. So a little disappointed. Hopefully I'll get it together for next week. …
"I just didn't do anything great. Hit good shots, hit bad putts. Just hit a lot of very errant shots out there which was not good."
Bradley did right the ship a year ago, tying for 16th at Cog Hill, which hosted the BMW Championship, and then finishing in a tie for 11th at the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola. He was the only rookie to advance to East Lake in 2011.