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Major champ Bradley can surprise again at Chevron World Challenge

| 30.11.2011

It has certainly been a remarkable year for Keegan Bradley and he can cap off his success with another victory at the Chevron World Challenge.

Bradley began the current PGA Tour season as a relative unknown, having spent all of the last campaign toiling away on the second-tier Nationwide Tour.

But he was one of a number of first time PGA Tour winners early in the season when landing the Byron Nelson Championship and then he exceeded all expectation to win the PGA Championship, in the process becoming the first player to triumph when making his debut in a major.

This performance is largely responsible for earning Bradley a spot in the elite 18-man field for the Chevron World Challenge and he arrives relatively fresh having been controversially left out of the US team for the Presidents Cup, in favour of Tiger Woods.

Just prior to the team event, Bradley had started brightly in the WGC-HSBC Champions event in Shanghai, leading a strong field by two shots in the opening round before fading slightly to finish in 16th position.

A repeat of the level of golf he displayed in the opening round of that tournament will see him go close at the Chevron World Challenge and 20/1 looks a big price in the golf odds that he lands another big victory.

Meanwhile, although this is Bradley’s first appearance in the Chevron World Challenge, he does have previous experience of the Sherwood Country Club.

Bradley prefers courses on the West Coast and played the California course earlier in his career shortly after turning professional.

Rickie Fowler is another player making his Chevron World Challenge debut and could benefit from a relatively light schedule in recent weeks.

Fowler is 16/1 to win the winners’ purse of $1.2m.



Craig Kemp

Craig has written for Ladbrokes since the 2010 World Cup, having previously gained a Media & Sports Journalism degree and contributed to publications including the Racing Post. His main areas of interest are horse racing and UFC, but he is also an avid X Factor gambler and likes nothing more than indulging in a spot of Hip Hop Karaoke.