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Keegan Bradley’s day starts bad, gets worse at US Open

Keegan Bradley, a Bruins fan, bogeyed his first hole and continued to find the dirty areas around Merion Golf Club.
Keegan Bradley, a Bruins fan, bogeyed his first hole and continued to find the dirty areas around Merion Golf Club.Credit: paul buck/epa

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ARDMORE, Pa. — Thursday started poorly for Keegan Bradley when he learned that the Bruins had lost Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final, after he watched the second overtime.

Once Bradley arrived at Merion Golf Club for the first round of the US Open, his day didn’t get any better. Bradley bogeyed his first hole (No. 11), took a triple-bogey 7 at the 16th, and struggled to a 7-over-par 77. It’s his highest US Open score — granted, this is just his second appearance — matching last year’s final round at Olympic Club.

“Just a lot of bad luck,” Bradley said. “I had a bunch of plugged lies, I had a lie around the green that I hit backwards. Missed a couple fairways by a foot and I was in some deep rough. Just some bad luck.”

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