Check out Keegan Bradley’s amazing shoes at the Masters

Keegan Bradley is not a player who shies away from rocking some Jordan shoes but he stepped up his game at the Masters by wearing custom kicks with Michael Jordan’s “return” number 45 on it.

Rory McIlroy was seen wearing Kobe Bryant inspied golf shoes. Personally though, I’ll still take Bradley’s Jordans.

People may be wondering though. Why Jordan’s #45?

a few days ago, it was the anniversary of a big game Jordan had against the Chicago Cubs while playing baseball as a member of the Chicago White Sox. He wore number 45.

Either that or the 45 just looks cool. Unfortunately for the 2011 PGA Championship winner Bradley, he’s +3 at the Masters after three rounds.

Well, at least he can say he made the cut. Better than the rest of us.

He won the Sneaker Masters for sure though.

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ICYMI: Keegan Bradley and Miguel Angel Jimenez Nearly Fight

Well, apparently Keegan Bradley and Miguel Angel Jimenez are getting ready for the Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao fight (Which will probably be over by the time you read this article). On Friday’s round of the WGC-Cadillac Match Play, Keegan and Miguel AKA “Golf’s Most Interesting Man” nearly got into a little scuffle because of something Miguel said to Keegan’s caddie.

 

Keegan hit a tee shot that went by a TV tower on hole 18 at TPC Harding Park. Then Miguel didn’t like where Keegan took a drop which caused Keegan’s caddie, Steve “Pepsi” Hale to somewhat insult Miguel.

 

Hale said according to CBS Sports, “You want to delay this some more?”. But he said it with a Spanish accent which made it sound really insulting and this caused Miguel to tell him to “Shut up”.

 

This led to Keegan getting in Miguel’s face, which almost broke out into a fight. Then you get to that moment when you realize that Keegan Bradley is actually pretty freakin’ tall as he was looking down at Miguel.

Check out the footage below:

Then here’s Keegan and Miguel’s post round interview afterwards via Golf Channel: The little argument took place in the locker room as well according to CBS Sports and the always outspoken Sergio Garcia had Miguel’s back. Here’s Sergio’s tweet:

Personally, I think Miguel shouldn’t had interfered with what the rules official had to say where to drop the ball. That said, what Hale did by mocking Miguel’s accent was extremely rude in my opinion. I thought that was worse than what Miguel said honestly.

 

Anytime you make fun of someone’s accent, nationality, etc is just plain stupid. Even if you think the guy is the biggest jerk in the world, you still just don’t do that.

 

With that also said, I can understand why Keegan stood up for his man. He’s your caddie, a caddie that’s helped you win a major title.

 

The thing is, did Keegan realize that Hale was making fun of Miguel’s accent? I think Keegan just heard that “Shut up” and sprung into action.

 

So again, Miguel shouldn’t of jumped in to tell someone where to drop their shot, he’s not a rules official. If he didn’t jump in then Hale would have never did what he did. So it’s kinda a chain reaction.

 

I’d be careful with Miguel though. He’s a straight up “OG” (Original Gangsta).

 

But, all is done and it’s time to move on because we do have a great match play going on don’t we?

 

That said though, this leaves me with a question to you. What’s the biggest argument you’ve ever had on the golf course? Leave your comment below!

 

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Source: CBS Sports Eye on Golf


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Full Rosters Set for American, European Ryder Cup Teams

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The Ryder Cup Captain’s Picks were selected on Tuesday. Both U.S. and European Ryder Cup squads are officially set. Both U.S. captain Tom Watson and Euro captain Paul McGinley made their final three choices and now we will be looking forward to another exciting Ryder Cup.

The three U.S. Picks were:

Keegan Bradley

Hunter Mahan

Webb Simpson

The three European picks were:


Stephen Gallacher

Ian Poulter

Lee Westwood

So now here is the full roster for your 2014 Ryder Cup teams.

Team USA:

Tom Watson — Captain
Keegan Bradley
Rickie Fowler
Jim Furyk
Zach Johnson
Matt Kuchar
Hunter Mahan
Phil Mickelson
Patrick Reed
Webb Simpson
Jordan Spieth
Jimmy Walker
Bubba Watson
Raymond Floyd — Vice Captain
Andy North — Vice Captain
Steve Stricker — Vice Captain


Team Europe:


Paul McGinley – Captain
Rory Mcilroy
Henrik Stenson
Sergio Garcia
Victor Dubuisson
Jamie Donaldson
Thomas Bjorn
Martin Kaymer
Graeme McDowell
Justin Rose
Lee Westwood
Stephen Gallacher
Ian Poulter
Des Smyth – Vice Captain
Sam Torrance – Vice Captain

So there you have it! Your 2014 squads! Lee Westwood might have been the biggest surprise to some judging by the Facebook comments I saw. A lot of fans probably thought Luke Donald deserved the pick but what Lee brings is that extra experience and power off the tee.

I had four out of the six picks right (Yay! Mini win!). I had Hunter Mahan, Keegan, and Brendon Todd.

For the Euro squad, I had Ian Poulter, Stephen Gallacher and Luke Donald. My reasons for choosing Brendon and Luke is because of their incredible putting ability.

So who did you think the Ryder Cup Captains should have picked? Do you like the picks? Leave your thoughts and comments below! This is the most exciting time in golf and would love to get your thoughts!

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The GP Early Morning Ryder Cup Captain’s Picks

Brendon Todd

Brendon Todd

Now, a lot of us love the Ryder Cup and with the Captain’s Picks coming up today, I felt it was only right to post some pick predictions for both the U.S. and European squads! You ready? I hope you are! You don’t look ready….you aren’t ready. Oh well, I’ll pick anyway! Let’s gooo!


Team USA Picks:

Keegan BradleyThe 2011 PGA Championship winner has quickly become a threat in Ryder Cup play, especially when he’s with Phil Mickelson as proven at Medinah in 2012. He’s in the top 20 in three categories on the PGA Tour 2014 including driving distance (17th), scoring average (14th) and scrambling (14th). With the U.S. squad being loaded with accuracy/control style players, Tom Watson could definitely use Keegan’s pop off the tee….and his Air Jordan shoes.

Brendon ToddThe HP Byron Nelson champion has quietly become a solid player on Tour. He had a solid showing at the U.S. Open but got overshadowed by a historic performance by Martin Kaymer. Brendon is a putting machine, ranking sixth in strokes gained and is very accurate off the tee ranking in the top 50 in driving accuracy. The putting sold me on this pick. The U.S. won’t win if they can’t putt, and the would be Ryder Cup rookie would get the job done. He ranks 116th in Greens in Regulation but if he hits the greens, then he’ll be a major threat.

Hunter MahanThis was kind of a tough choice with guys like Chris Kirk, Ryan Moore and Steve Stricker still on the board but Hunter is still one of the best golfers in the world. He’s impressively ranked in the top 50 in almost all of the key categories including Driving Distance (47th), Scoring Average (42nd), Driving Accuracy (37th), Greens in Regulation (32nd) and Strokes Gained (39th). Hunter is the whole package. Some may remember is down fall in the Ryder Cup in 2010 at Celtic Manor against Greame McDowell but Hunter is back and is looking to redeem himself and now I feel he’ll be dangerous with the extra experience he has.

Team Europe Picks:

Stephen Gallacher A born Scotsman, Stephen has been playing some solid golf all year and deserves his spot on the European Ryder Cup squad. With multiple top 10’s on the European Tour, Stephen has become a very consistent player in golf. He also is a terrific driver averaging 296 yards off the tee in 2014 while also being a solid putter as well. He has two key aspects in golf that he’s fairly good at it. Paul McGinley wouldn’t be disappointed with this pick and with Stephen being at home, it gives him a major boost.


Luke Donald
The golf superstar who represents England and Chicago is another solid pick idea for captain McGinley. Although he’s been quiet in most aspects of his game lately, he’s still one of the most dangerous putters in the world and he’s a true pro who can also be somewhat of a leader out there for team Europe. When Luke is drilling putts, and driving with accuracy, he’s hard to stop. His flatstick who heat up annnyy minute.

Ian Poulter Well duh, this has to be the most obvious choice of all of the picks. Hate him or love him, he brings an energy and excitement to team Europe that most players have never seen before. The Ryder Cup is where Poulter is at his best. He hasn’t had a great season on the PGA Tour in 2014 but in the Ryder Cup, he turns into a monster. Anytime Poulter is on your team, you know he’s going to put on a show. Ignore his stats, when he’s in the Ryder Cup, he’s a whole other animal. He is also one who has amazing putting ability when he’s on top of his game. His recovery isn’t too shabby either.

So there you have it! Who do you have for YOUR Ryder Cup picks? We’ll see the Captain’s Picks later today! Be sure to follow me on Twitter @ChiGolfRadio!


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President’s Cup: Rain Stops Play Yet Again

Jason Day and Graham DeLaet who have been playing some solid golf look to try to bring the International team back to give them the lead.

Jason Day and Graham DeLaet who have been playing some solid golf look to try to bring the International team back to give them the lead.

Well ladies and gentleman, it looks like golf’s biggest fan, Mother Nature is at it again. For the second straight day, rain stops play at the President’s Cup. Maybe the Phil patting Keegan on the butt thing stopped play? Maybe it was because of Amanda Dufner or Amanda Balionis’s good looks that made it rain? All kidding aside, rain delays, although they suck, could lead to potential momentum swings or make the team that’s leading even stronger or lead to both teams falling apart. I say this because some players may start losing confidence in their swings especially if they were off to a hot start. It’s tough to maintain a hot streak after a delay. However, team USA did in fact maintain their lead after the two-hour and 30 minute delay but play was stopped for the day due to darkness and the rain delay obviously had a major effect on that. Can team USA keep it going on Saturday leading into the final round Sunday? Or will the International squad make a comeback?

As I mentioned before, although the International team has some President’s Cup rookies, they are still a very solid team with Adam Scott, Jason Day, Ernie Els and Angel Cabrera on their side along with some fresh talent.I still think the US squad will pull it out though because they still have too much fire power. If Keegan Bradley, Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods and Matt Kuchar can keep up their play then there’s no doubt the President’s Cup will be over in a hurry. Steve Stricker and Jordan Spieth also have been playing some great golf and a lot of fans were wondering if Jordan could come out and have a great round or two. Of course you got the typical Tiger heads that probably could care less for the kid and want to call everyone else “Tiger haters”. Well, let’s get this straight, people are going to dislike Tiger for certain reasons, especially because he gets talked about when he shouldn’t but in this case he’s playing solid golf. People that call others “Tiger haters” are likely people who only follow Tiger and watch no other golf.

Keegan Bradley and Phil Mickelson look to help the US squad keep their lead.

Keegan Bradely and Phil Mickelson look to help the US squad keep their lead.

That’s we call in the sports world, a “casual” fan. I’m not a big fan of him because I don’t think he remembers where he came from and the one thing that I learned that is extremely important in life is NEVER forget where you came from and I’ll leave it at that, I would’ve been a big fan otherwise but he’s definitely playing some great golf out there with “Kuch” no doubt. Anyways, Tiger, Phil, Keegan, Kuch and the rest of the US squad look to continue their winning ways as they go into Saturday with the lead, 4 1/2 – 3 1/2. Let’s see how Saturday’s round turns out! Here’s the latest look at the scores: http://sports.yahoo.com/news/golf-latest-scores-presidents-cup-foursomes-215216007–golf.html. On that note, hope you all enjoy round three of the President’s Cup and keep it real, from Chicago with love. Also, be sure to subscribe on the left side of your screen and please follow me on Twitter @ChiGolfRadio and please share the site with friends if you enjoy it! It’s greatly appreciated.


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