Travelers Championship

Friday, June 23, 2023

Cromwell, Connecticut, USA

TPC River Highlands

Keegan Bradley

Quick Quotes

Q. Keegan, what was working so well for you on the greens to hold that many feet of putts?

KEEGAN BRADLEY: Well, I mean, just I've been putting really well all year, especially lately, especially on bent grass greens.

I was just reading them really good, and it was just -- when you're putting good everything feels easy and it's automatic. It breaks a little this way, a little that way, and I just had that going today.

Q. Is this the most confidence you've had in your putting since leaving the belly putter?

KEEGAN BRADLEY: Yeah, I honestly think I'm putting at least as good now. I think I'm putting better than I ever have, with the belly putter, which for a little bit I didn't think that was possible.

So it's such a great feeling.

Q. Took you a little while to get into the round, but you heated up on the back again. What else was working so well for you in your game?

KEEGAN BRADLEY: Yeah, I had a bit of a weird front side. I made a couple nice par putts, and then all of a sudden I made the long putted on 12 and everything just clicked in and I started hitting every shot where I was looking and every putt was going down my line.

On a course like this especially, you can really get it going.

Q. Is there any story behind how you hand your putter back to Scotty?

KEEGAN BRADLEY: We just pay our respect. If the putter is working, I'll do whatever to keep to doing. We just bow and we say thank you. (Smiling.)

Q. When did you leave the belly putter, and can you just talk about what you felt when you made that, what was it, 50-footer today?

KEEGAN BRADLEY: Well, I don't know the exact date. They banned it I think in '15 and I left it a year earlier. I don't know if those dates are right.

But I've been putting really well all year long. Like I said, especially on bent grass. AimPoint is really, really good on bent greens.

I felt really comfortable out there today and felt like I could make every putt I looked at.

Q. What happened in the ruling on 17?

KEEGAN BRADLEY: There is a little drainage thing, ditch there. Just asked for relief from the official, and they've been giving it all week I guess.

Q. You now share the new 36-hole scoring record here. Thoughts on that?

KEEGAN BRADLEY: Well, it might take -- I don't know what it's going to take, but it's going to take some low scores, I know that, especially with rain coming in. Going to be softer.

Sometimes tournaments that are very difficult and there is not that many birdies are difficult. But also when you're playing tournaments that you've got to make a million birdies it's a different feel and it can be difficult.

I know I have to go out there and keep the pedal down and make a lot of birdies.

Q. Do you feel pressure heading into the weekend?

KEEGAN BRADLEY: Yeah, I feel pressure every day I play. I feel extra pressure here. I know that's silly because my family and everybody doesn't care whether I shoot 80 or 60. I just want to go out there and play my hardest and see what happens.

Q. Did you feel the warm reception from the crowd? You could hear Vermont chants and...

KEEGAN BRADLEY: Yeah, I mean, this is -- I mean, Connecticut-New England, this is where I grew up, so I really want them to get behind me this weekend and be as loud as they can be. I'm proud to play here for them.

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