Keegan Bradley whiled away the hours waiting for Wednesday's snowstorm at this week's WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship to wind down by working on his Twitter skills.
Perhaps inspired by the PGA Tour’s wonderful new “Born for This" ad campaign starring Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Rickie Fowler, and himself as youngsters, the New England native posted an old photo from his high school days. The permed pomp atop the head of the round-faced lad from @Keegan_Bradley reminded at least one observer of golf’s current No. 1.
“Golf fans in Massachusetts found themselves scratching their heads when a photograph surfaced of American Keegan Bradley looking very much like fellow PGA Championship winner, Rory McIlroy,” wrote Fatiha Betscher at Golf by Tour Miss.
Betscher proceeded to give readers outside the six-state region a helpful geography lesson.
“The picture of a curly-haired Bradley was located among class photographs at Hopkinton’s High School and located to the south west of Boston,” Betscher pointed out. “Bradley’s game has blossomed since his days at Hopkinton High School, and apparently his look has, too. The golfer, who is now comfortably among the game’s top competitors, has tweeted out a photo of what he looked like in high school -- and let’s just say he had a little more of a McIlroy look in his teenage years."
Added Betscher about the pride of Woodstock, Vermont’s sojourns back to his roots: “And Bradley has often returned to the school including visits during the Deutsche Bank Championship.”