WGC-Bridgestone Invitational: Keegan Bradley looking forward to defending his title
Last Updated: 31/07/13 6:19pm
Bradley feeling good about Firestone
Keegan Bradley admits he is relishing the prospect of defending his title at this week's WGC-Bridgestone Invitational in Ohio.
The 27-year-old believes the South course at Firestone Country Club is amongst the finest tracks that players visit all year.
At 7,400 yards, the par 70 lay-out is renowned as one of the toughest tests on the calendar, but Bradley has nothing but praise for the way the course is set up year on year.
The 2011 USPGA champion edged out Jim Furyk down the stretch last year to emerge victorious - clinching his first WGC title in the process - and is looking forward to reacquainting himself with the venue.
"This golf course is the best conditioned golf course we play on all year," he told reporters. "It is the greenest, it's got the most grass on it, it is so lush, the greens are perfect every year. It is always one of the best we play.
"(Looking back) I think about putting really well (last year). I think about a lot of putts that I made - a lot of long putts.
"I feel like coming here it is such a good feeling, because of the history and the golf course.
"You really can feel it, it is one of those courses and venues where you can feel the tournament has a little more of a buzz to it, which is something I love and I will always love this golf course."
Although Bradley has enjoyed a solid season with six top-10s to date, he has yet to taste victory this year, but is not overly concerned by that statistic.
"This will be my third time defending so I am learning more not to put too much pressure on myself," he concluded.