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‘Arrest Keegan Bradley’: Golf World Erupts Over Bizarre Match Play Moment

Published 03/24/2022, 7:56 AM EDT

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Putting is probably one of the most crucial parts of one’s golf game and the most difficult art to master. It was yet again proved by Keegan Bradley at the 2022 Dell Match Play on Wednesday. The American professional took a lot of time during his putt on one of the holes, and in the end, missed it. Golf fans did not appreciate his slow play on the green.

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Keegan suffered from a classic example of slow play in his first match at the Dell Match Play. The four-time PGA Tour winner took quite a bit of time to read a short six-footer in his match. However, despite taking time, he seemed unsure about his small but testing putt, and in the end, went on to miss the putt and hit it too hard, and the ball ran past the hole.


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Bradley uses an AimPoint method of reading greens like other professionals like Adam Scott. Moreover, the AimPoint method involves getting a feel of the slope of the green as a percentage from one to five from standing between the ball and hole. The slope percentage is the number of fingers you hold up while reading the putt.

The golf world reacts to Keegan Bradley’s slow play

Twitter erupted after Bradley missed his putt in the first group 11 round-robin match against Jordan Spieth. The golf fans from all over the globe reacted to his slow play.

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The reactions condemned Keegan’s slow play and taking a lot of time to read the green. The reactions also included one from a former female golf professional, Paige Spiranac. 


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A few of the other reactions were too fun to read.


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Keegan’s missed putt proves the challenge Austin Country Club’s green pose to the professionals this week.

Keegan Bradley vs. Spieth match result

Just as Bradley thought the day could not get any worse. He lost his match against Jordan and added salt to his wounds. The first group 11 match was an average one. With the game all square through 15 holes. Until Bradley made a double bogey on the 16th hole, and Spieth went 1 up. Keegan made another bogey on the par 5th, 18th hole. In the end, Spieth won with a 2 up score.


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Written by:

Bazif Qadri


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Bazif Qadri is a Golf writer at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing BSC Economics Hons, Bazif is a golf enthusiast. Not only a fan, but he is also an avid golfer himself.
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Deepika Bhaduri