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Keegan Bradley, as any New England golf fan knows, is a die-hard Red Sox fan. The Vermont native chats with David Feherty about the Sox and all other Boston sports, as well as his hardscrabble roots Monday night on Golf Channel.

The native New Englander meets at his Florida home with Feherty to discuss his humble beginnings to his rookie-of-the-year star turn in 2011, when he won the PGA Championship, the first major of his professional career. He also discusses the influence his aunt, LPGA great and World Golf Hall of Famer Pat Bradley, has had on his career, how the poster child for belly putters plans to deal with the impending ban on anchored strokes, and the joy and agony of the 2012 Ryder Cup.

Bradley confides as well that, of all the things that have made him the most nervous in his 27 years, throwing out the first pitch at Fenway Park was second only to playing in the Ryder Cup.

As Feherty’s guest, the former junior ski champion proves to his critics that he has a sense of humor when it comes to his much-ridiculed idiosyncrasies on the golf course — what the host of the how calls, in this preview, “the dance that is Keegan Bradley’s pre-shot routine.”

“Feherty” airs Monday, July 29, at 10 p.m. ET, and Bradley seeks to defend his 2012 Bridgestone Invitational title starting Thursday at Firestone.

 

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

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