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Define ‘irony’.

Whilst the Shot Clock Masters appears to be having the desired effect in reducing round times on the European Tour this week, footage has emerged of Keegan Bradley’s pre-shot routine from last week’s Memorial Tournament – and it doesn’t make for especially comfortable viewing.

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Bradley is widely regarded as one of the game’s slower players and has gained almost as much attention for his ‘twitchy’ routine as for his 2011 US PGA Championship victory and formidable 2012 Ryder Cup performance.

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Golf writer Pete Pappas tweeted this video of him playing at Muirfield Village last week.

World No.69 Bradley, whose most recent win came at the 2012 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, finished the Memorial a tie for 29th.

MORE – PGA Tour pace of play is ‘becoming farcical’

Hard not to wonder where he might have finished if it wasn’t for all this carry-on, right enough.


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Michael McEwan is the Deputy Editor of bunkered and has been part of the team since 2004. In that time, he has interviewed almost every major figure within the sport, from Jack Nicklaus, to Rory McIlroy, to Donald Trump. The host of the multi award-winning bunkered Podcast and a member of Balfron Golfing Society, Michael is the author of three books and is the 2023 PPA Scotland 'Writer of the Year' and 'Columnist of the Year'. Dislikes white belts, yellow balls and iron headcovers. Likes being drawn out of the media ballot to play Augusta National.

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