The 2013 PGA Tour season started off with a bang for Keegan Bradley with a tie for fourth place at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions. Since that point in time, however, it’s been a roller coaster ride for Bradley, with seemingly more downs than ups. He has failed to crack the top 15 in any tournament he has played since the season opener, with his best finish in that stretch finishing tied for 16th at the Northern Trust Open.
Bradley is looking to right the ship this week as the Florida swing gets underway with the Honda Classic at the PGA National Course. With the exception of his missed cut at the Farmers Insurance Open, he hasn’t played terribly. At the same time however, it is readily apparent that his game hasn’t quite clicked yet in the 2013 season, despite his three top 25 finishes.
He has been open about the fact that the criticism he has been receiving from fans, fellow players and the media regarding his use of an anchored putter has had an impact on him. Bradley has been at the forefront of the debate surrounding the proposed anchored putter ban and the opposition has been ramping up their attack as of late.
If Bradley is going to turn things around, this is a good week to do it, as he will be playing in the friendly confines of Florida. It would be in his best interest to try and shut out all the commotion around the whole anchored putter situation and focus on his golf game. Once his game finally clicks, he will be back to contending for tournament championships in no time.