Bradley re-creating last year's strategy hoping to defend


AKRON, Ohio – Defending champion Keegan Bradley is trying to recreate everything he did at last year’s WGC-Bridgestone Invitational en route to the victory.

That includes eating at the same place for dinner every night – even though, as he pointed out, “I don't always order the same thing.”

Bradley hasn’t been shy about how much he likes this event – and it showed once again in a second-round 68 that left him at 6 under entering the weekend, seven shots behind leader Tiger Woods, but tied for second place alongside Chris Wood.

“This could be my favorite tournament all year,” he exclaimed. “I love it here. This golf course and history, I really look forward to this golf tournament every time I come.”

Following an opening 66, Bradley carded four birdies against just two bogeys on Friday. Even so, he believes there is still room for improvement over the weekend.

“My game feels really sharp right now, so everything that I've done this week so far has felt really good -- putting, driving the ball, irons,” he explained. “I haven't gotten the most out of both my rounds, so hopefully [Saturday] I can do that.”