ORLANDO, Fla. – Same same, but different. That was the case for Keegan Bradley over the first two rounds of the Arnold Palmer Invitational, where he shot 71-67 and is in contention heading into the weekend.
“I played the exact same (Thursday), just no putts,” Bradley said. “The putter was the difference. … Went to talk to Dr. Bob last night and my buddy, John, and just talked about getting less into making putts and more into just having fun and looking forward to making them.”
And more of them, he did indeed make on Friday. Bradley had six birdies, nine one-putts and needed just 25 putts on the round, which was five better than his 30-putt total on Thursday. His lone bogey in Round 2 came at the par-4 18th after hitting his approach into the water short of the green.
Bradley is looking for his first win since the 2012 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational. Bay Hill might be the place he gets it done, thanks to improved play as of late – six top-25s in his last nine starts – and a strong finish here last year (T-3).
“”Played so good all year, not much to show for it. … I feel like I’ve got some good mojo going into the weekend.”