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The Tour Report

May 16 2013

1:05 PM

Bradley sets course record with 60

By Mike McAllister, PGATOUR.COM

IRVING, Texas --Despite suffering two bogeys in the middle of his round, Keegan Bradley produced the best round ever shot at the TPC Four Seasons Resort course, turning in a 10-under 60 on Thursday morning in the first round of the HP Byron Nelson Championship.

In setting the course record, Bradley carded 10 birdies and one eagle.

"I birdied more holes than I didn't, which is rare," Bradley said. "It was just an explosive type of round."

He was playing with defending champ Jason Dufner and Matt Kuchar. He credited the back-and-forth banter, particularly with Dufner, for keeping him relaxed.

"Just a really fun round," Bradley said. "Kind of felt like a Saturday morning round with my buddies."

The 60 ties the tournament record held by Sam Snead and Arron Oberholser, who shot their 60s on different courses.

It's also Bradley's lowest round of his PGA TOUR career. His previous low round was 63.

Bradley walked off the course three strokes ahead of Charl Schwartzel, who shot a 7-under 63.

The previous record at the TPC Four Seasons Resort course was 61, held by Cameron Beckman, Justin Leonard and Charlie Rymer.

Bradley, the 2011 HP Byron Nelson champ, started his round off the 10th tee on soft course conditions thanks to overnight precipitation of 1.51 inches of rain.

He birdied 11, 12, 13, 15 and 16 but bogeyed the 18th hole, then also bogeyed the first hole after making the turn.

But he bounced back with a birdied at the second hole. He then birdied holes nos. 4 and 5, eagled the par-5 seventh, and finished with birdied at the eighth and ninth holes.

Bradley hit 15 of 18 greens and needed just 24 putts.


Score Player Year Rd. Course
60 Keegan Bradley 2013 1 TPC Four Seasons Resort
60 Arron Oberholser 2006 2 Cottonwood Valley
60 Sam Snead 1957 2 Glen Lakes


Score Player Year Rd.
60 Keegan Bradley 2013 1
61 Cameron Beckman 2010 2
61 Justin Leonard 2001 3
61 Charlie Rymer 1996 3


Score Year Tournament Rd.
60 2013 HP Byron Nelson Championship 1
63 2013 Waste Management Phoenix Open 2
63 2012 Deutsche Bank Championship 3