Since his last win Bradley has gotten married. He’s had a child. He’s gone from rookie upstart to Tour veteran. But he’s never stopped caring; that much was clear as he thrust his arms into the sky upon his final putt dropping on Monday.
You already know the rest. Bradley did play Monday along with the rest of the field. He shot 64. And he took down new world No. 1 Justin Rose in a playoff. Forget No. 30; Keegan Bradley is up to No. 6 in the FedEx Cup Playoffs in a legitimate position to win the $10 million season-ending prize. “Geez” he said in his press conference opening. “Things really have changed here over the last day.”
At 61 lean and low-key Broadie cuts an understated profile that belies his outsize impact on the game. To his peers and protégés at Columbia Business School where he has taught since ’83 Broadie is known as the Carson Family Professor of Business with an expertise in the pricing of derivative securities. But to members of golf’s firmament he’s something of a walking Watson — as in the computer not Tom.