Bradley not conceding U.S. Open to Kaymer


PINEHURST, N.C. – With current leader Martin Kaymer as one of his playing partners, Keegan Bradley received a close look over the first two rounds of the player everyone is pursuing entering the weekend.

But he doesn’t think the result is inevitable, either.

“We've got to see what happens tomorrow,” he said. “But the back nine on Sunday is where it all kind of happens. I think that steady golf out here is going to be tough. You need to go out there tomorrow and make a bunch of pars and you never know what's going to happen.”

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Bradley opened with scores of 69-69 in search of his second major championship.

“I think that there's definitely going to be stretches out here in the U.S. Open where you're going to have to grind and battle. So if you can get through those times even par, 1 over, even 2 over, that's how you win the tournament.”