Johnny Miller added to the fire calling him the best driver of the ball on Tour. Brandel Chamblee fanned the flames on Twitter. “Keegan Bradley is the best driver of the ball on tour” he wrote.
First adopted by the PGA Tour in 2011 “strokes gained” Broadie’s breakthrough analytics tool has become a fixture in golf’s Moneyball age. Though he was not alone in seeing the shortcomings of old-saw categories such as greens-in-regulation and putts-per-round (which beyond being unhelpful can be outright misleading) he was the first to do something about it.
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.