Young Bradley traded slopes for links

CHRIS STEVENSON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:09 PM ET

JOHNS CREEK, GA. - Keegan Bradley knows when he decided to become a golfer.

Then 12-years-old, he was on top of a mountain in Killington, VT.

Being from Vermont, he was a skier.

“It was a slalom at Killington and I’ll never forget it,” said Bradley, now 25, after winning a playoff for the 93rd PGA Championship Sunday. “It was raining, cold, sleeting and I’m at the top of this mountain going, ‘This is not as much fun as golf. I love golf so much more.’ That was the moment I realized that I wanted to golf instead of ski. Skiing was bigger growing up for me, personally. I was sitting on top of that hill, freezing, having no fun and I said, ‘You know what? I want to be a golfer.’”

After beating Jason Dufner to win a major in his first try, it was a good call by the 12-year-old Bradley.

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