With four Top-5 finishes so far this year (three of the them coming in his last three tournaments) Keegan Bradley is quickly becoming a player to watch on the Nationwide Tour. Bradley currently sits 12th on the money list (the top 25 gain full PGA Tour membership at the end of the year.) I recently had a chance to talk with Bradley about the strives he has made this year and what he looks forward to in the future.
When you practice, what area of your game do you focus on the most?
The most important aspect of my game to practice is my short game. I believe that you can never practice your short game to much. There is always room to improve and get better. A good short game saves tons of shots in the course of a tournament.
How does your preparation differ on the Nationwide Tour compared to last year on the Hooters Tour?
I prepare slightly different out here on the Nationwide Tour. This year I have pro ams every Wednesday and I am also playing almost three times as much as I did last year. So, I need to take all this into account both before and after every tournament. It is very important to stay fresh and excited about the game.
What is the main goal you have set for yourself going forward?
My goal for the rest of the season is to win. It is an amazing accomplishment to win on this tour with so many great players out here every week. The second goal is to get as high up that money list as I possibly can before the year ends.
Most important club in your bag?
The most important club in my bag, without a doubt, is my driver. My biggest strength is my length and when you drive it straight and long you almost always score well.
Your driving distance has improved since last year, what made the difference?
As I said before, distance is my biggest strength. A turning point in my season came in Springfield, MO this year when I switched to a Miyazaki C. Kua 59 Series driver shaft. The shaft was amazing, it immediately gave me more yardage and workability off the tee. Long and straight always transfers to low scores.