He took up golf in his early teens by swinging his father’s clubs in the backyard. In retrospect his approach to the game was too cerebral for its own good. “To me taking lessons seemed like cheating” Broadie says. “I thought that part of the challenge should be teaching yourself.”
For a brief moment Monday afternoon talk swept ’round the golf world that Bradley would make a capable final captain’s pick for the Ryder Cup team. Caddie-turned-NBC analyst Bones McKay suggested during the broadcast that should Bradley win he’d certainly be in consideration for the final spot.
Bradley was right. Based on the 54-hole standings he was in position to secure the 30th and final spot in the season finale edging out No. 31 Jordan Spieth in the process.
Not that the data showed the short game didn’t matter. What it demonstrated though was that a better measure of a player’s prowess was how he or she performed on longer approaches — specifically from 150 yards.
Again I stand with Joe. It’s a sensible and needed rule. It’s odd that the person who got caught in its netting is the most affable well-rounded and caring player among the big names. But even Spieth must understand that a rule is a rule and this is a needed one.