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Keegan Bradley will headline an A-list roster of guests for next week’s relaunch of Golf Channel’s popular “Morning Drive” show.

Bradley, the 2011 PGA champion and pride of Woodstock, Vt., will make his first on-set appearance on the program on February 4, starting at 7 a.m. ET. Graeme McDowell, the 2010 U.S. Open winner, will join Bradley for the occasion.

Monday’s show will also feature a sit-down interview with Arnold Palmer, who christened the program’s new studio, named “Studio AP” in his honor, with a ribbon-cutting earlier this week.

Additional guests next week will include World Golf Hall of Famer Annika Sorenstam, 10-time LPGA tour winner Suzann Pettersen, European Ryder Cup hero Ian Poulter, 2012 LPGA Player of the Year Stacy Lewis, and 2010 U.S. Women’s Open champ Paula Creamer.

As for Bradley, he has his work cut out for him to get within hailing distance of good buddy, mentor, and Ryder Cup teammate Phil Mickelson at this week’s Phoenix Open. Mickelson, coming off two less-than-stellar weeks to kick off his 2013 season at the Humana Challenge and Farmers Insurance Open, missed by a fraction of an inch scoring a magical 59 at TPC Scottsdale.

Mickelson had to settle for a flawless 11-under 60 when his 25-foot birdie putt on his final hole of the day lipped out.

Bradley, who entered this week following a missed cut at Torrey Pines, got off to a ho-hum, six-par start at the rowdiest event on the PGA Tour. At even-par, Bradley was tied for 68th with a slew of other players.


Emily Kay is a regular contributor to New England Golf Monthly. You may follow Kay on Twitter @golfexaminer

Keegan Bradley headlines relaunch of Golf Channel’s “Morning Drive”