New England golf standout Keegan Bradley joined the Dennis & Callahan show Tuesday morning to talk about his victory at the PGA Championship over the weekend, when he rallied from five strokes down with three holes left and then edged Jason Dufner in a three-hole playoff.
The 25-year-old Bradley, a Vermont native who moved to Massachusetts as a teenager and graduated from Hopkinton High School, won the first major tournament in which he appeared. He called it "a dream come true."
"I've been wanting to do this since I was 2 years old," said Bradley, the son of a golf professional and the nephew of LPGA legend Pat Bradley.
Added Bradley: "To be able to sit in my house and I'm staring at that Wanamaker Trophy, it's unbelievable."
Bradley put himself in position to win with a drive on the third and final hole in the playoff that cleared the water on the 18th, setting up the clinching par.
"I knew if I just ripped it that it would get over the water," he said. "I figured at that point, anything on grass or in a bunker was probably going to win me the tournament. When I heard the gallery cheer up by the green, it was the best feeling in the world."
As exciting as the victory was, Bradley sounded almost as pleased about hearing from one of his sports idols afterward.
"I got a text from Tom Brady congratulating me on my win for the PGA Championship," he said. "I'm trying to not sound like a little kid, but he is my absolute hero from as long as I can remember. It was about the coolest thing that's ever happened to me in my whole life, actually. It's just cool to be able to relate to these guys. To have a guy like Tom Brady congratulate me is totally surreal."
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