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2012 PGA Championship: Keegan Bradley Looking To Carry Momentum Into Repeat Victory

Keegan Bradley will have to beat a field that features Tiger Woods in order to win a second straight PGA Championship.

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In 2011, Keegan Bradley won his first ever major tournament in his major debut when he beat the field in the 2011 PGA Championship with an eight under par performance that led to Bradley being named the 2011 PGA Rookie of the Year. Bradley, a resident of Jupiter, FL, did not win another tournament for almost an entire year before winning the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational.

If Bradley wants to carry that momentum into the 2012 PGA Championship beginning on Thursday he'll have to do so while holding off Tiger Woods who has been steadily improving since missing the cut in the 2011 PGA Championship. After finishing in a tie for third at the U.S. Open, Woods is ranked as the No. 2 player in the world entering the 2012 PGA Tour finale.

The 2012 PGA Championship will take place at the Ocean Course of the Kiawah Island Golf Resort in South Carolina beginning on Thursday, August 9 and running through Sunday, August 12.

For more on the 2012 PGA Championship, check out SB Nation's golf page and this StoryStream.

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