Keegan Bradley Docked Two Strokes for Having 15 Clubs in his Bag at Phoenix Open

Keegan Bradley Docked Two Strokes for Having 15 Clubs in his Bag at Phoenix Open

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Keegan Bradley shot 3-under Thursday at the Waste Management Phoenix Open, but it could have been better if not for a 2-stroke penalty for playing the first hole with 15 clubs.
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Keegan Bradley’s opening round of 3-under has him in a great place at the Waste Management Phoenix Open. If only for a little more attention to detail, it could have been even better.

Bradley began his round with a par, but he did so with 15 clubs in his bag, according to the Golf Channel telecast, which is one more than the legal limit meaning Bradley would be assessed a 2-stroke penalty. His par was changed to a double bogey and Bradley moved on.

17 holes and six birdies later, he finished 3-under and tied for 6th as he tapped in on 18, just three strokes behind leaders Rickie Fowler and Shane Lowry. The PGA Tour’s Brian Wacker confirmed the details after the round.