Bradley Clinches Grand Slam Title


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Current PGA Champion Keegan Bradley edged out this year’s Masters winner Charl Schwartzel by one stroke to clinch the Grand Slam Title at Port Royal Golf Course on Wednesday.

After Bradley made three bogeys and Schwartzel sunk a 30-foot putt at number five, it was uncertain who would win the tournament but Bradley eventually clinched the victory.

American Bradley recorded a par-71 in the final round for a total of 4-under 138 while South African Schwartzel who was seven shots behind before the final day finished with a 65.

US Open winner Rory McIlroy who shared a lead with Bradley in the opening round settled for a 75 in the closing round and finished third while British Open champion Darren Clarke shot a 74 for a total of 151.

The 25-year-old champion received a prize check of $600,000 at the end of the two-day tournament that brought together the winners of this year’s major winners.

Despite two victories claimed this year, Keegan Bradley was not picked for the US Presidents Cup team by captain Fred Couples. International captain Greg Norman and Australian golfer Geoff Ogilvy have already criticized Couples’ decision to pick Woods and leave out Bradley.

The only way Bradley could still get to the Presidents Cup is if Steve Stricker’s  herniated disk prevents him from participating.