Michael Bradley (golfer)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Michael Bradley
— Golfer —
Personal information
Full name Michael John Bradley
Born (1966-07-17) July 17, 1966 (age 48)
Largo, Florida
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg; 14 st)
Nationality  United States
Residence Valrico, Florida
Career
College Oklahoma State
Turned professional 1988
Current tour(s) PGA Tour
Former tour(s) Canadian Tour
Nationwide Tour
Professional wins 6
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 4
Other 2
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament 29th: 1998
U.S. Open T50: 1996
The Open Championship T38: 1997
PGA Championship T31: 1996

Michael John Bradley (born July 17, 1966) is an American professional golfer.

Bradley was born in Largo, Florida. He attended Oklahoma State University and turned professional in 1988.

After turning professional, Bradley joined the Canadian Tour. He won the 1989 Ontario Open and the 1990 Quebec Open. He also shot a 59 in an event in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

Bradley earned his PGA Tour card through qualifying school in 1992 and played full time from 1993 to 2000. He won the 1996 Buick Challenge and the 1998 Doral-Ryder Open. 1996 was his best year on the PGA Tour, where he finished in 20th on the money list while recording a win and a runner-up finish. In 1995, he had a notable PGA Championship, becoming one of the few players ever to shoot 63 in the first round of a major; however, Bradley's hot streak then tailed off and he was not among the championship's leaders by Sunday. He then split his playing time between the PGA Tour and the Nationwide Tour. In 2009, he won his third PGA Tour event at the Puerto Rico Open. This gave him a two-year exemption on the PGA Tour, an exemption he extended when he repeated his win at the same event in 2011. After 2013, Bradley could not produce favorable results and played a limited PGA Tour schedule out of the Past Champions category.

Professional wins (6)[edit]

PGA Tour wins (4)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning Score Margin of
Victory
Runner(s)-up
1 Sep 27, 1996 Buick Challenge* -10 (66-68=134) Playoff United States Fred Funk, United States Davis Love III,
United States John Maginnes, United States Len Mattiace
2 Mar 8, 1998 Doral-Ryder Open -10 (67-66-70-71=278) 1 stroke United States John Huston, United States Billy Mayfair
3 Mar 15, 2009 Puerto Rico Open -14 (67-69-68-70=274) 1 stroke Australia Jason Day, United States Brett Quigley
4 Mar 13, 2011 Puerto Rico Open (2) -16 (68-68-68-68=272) Playoff United States Troy Matteson

*Note: The 1996 Buick Challenge was shortened to 36 holes due to inclement weather.

PGA Tour playoff record (2-0)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 1996 Buick Challenge United States Fred Funk, United States Davis Love III,
United States John Maginnes, United States Len Mattiace
Won with birdie on first extra hole
2 2011 Puerto Rico Open United States Troy Matteson Won with par on first extra hole

Canadian Tour wins (2)[edit]

  • 1989 Ontario Open
  • 1990 Quebec Open

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
Masters Tournament DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT 29 DNP
U.S. Open CUT DNP CUT DNP CUT DNP T50 CUT DNP DNP
The Open Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP T38 DNP DNP
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP T54 T31 T71 DNP DNP
Tournament 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Masters Tournament DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
The Open Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT
Tournament 2010 2011
Masters Tournament DNP DNP
U.S. Open DNP DNP
The Open Championship DNP DNP
PGA Championship DNP T59

DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
Yellow background for top-10.

See also[edit]

External links[edit]