August 14, 2011
Young Bradley traded slopes for links
By CHRIS STEVENSON, QMI Agency
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.