AKRON, Ohio – PGA Tour players cope with lengthy rain delays in a variety of ways – some eat, some relax, some nap.
Others, like Keegan Bradley, watch their Hall-of-Fame aunt on television as she competes at a Champions Tour event.
Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1991, Pat Bradley has 25 LPGA wins, including six majors. She was participating in the “Greats of Golf Challenge” at the 3M Championship, an exhibition that included Hall of Famers Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Annika Sorenstam.
“I didn’t even realize it,” Bradley said. “We were watching it and I said, ‘Is that Pat Bradley?’ And everyone was like, ‘No, no it’s not.’
“I said, ‘Yeah, that’s my aunt Pat.’ That was fun.”
After the delay, Bradley put the finishing touches on a 3-under 67 at Firestone to move into a tie for fourth, six shots behind Sergio Garcia. He knows that chasing down Garcia will be a tall task, but he remains optimistic as he looks to win this event for the second time in three years.
“I’ve come back from more with less holes,” he said. “It depends a lot on what Sergio does, but all I can control is me going out there and shooting a really low one tomorrow. It’s going to have to be 63, 64 at least – maybe more.”