There are few times as a professional golfer when saying the words "I did something that Sam Snead pulled off" is a bad thing.
On Thursday at the Byron Nelson, Keegan Bradley was able to utter that sentiment after he posted an insane round of 10-under 60 that tied the tournament record held by Snead and Arron Oberholser (both those players did it on a different golf course so Bradley's 60 is a course record at TPC Four Seasons).
When you hear about Bradley's number you're immediately impressed, but the way he did it might be the best part of the whole day. Bradley started on the back nine and was 5-under through seven holes, but a couple of bogeys in a row seemed to throw the potential for a ridiculously low round out the window.
That turned out not to be the case when Bradley really heated up, playing his final eight holes 7-under including a closing eagle-birdie-birdie run to get him to 10-under.
Bradley's round matches Phil Mickelson's 60 from earlier this year at the Waste Management and was just a shot off joining a very elite group in that 59 club but it was all Bradley could do to even get to 60 considering that ridiculous finish (he hit it to three feet on his final hole to set up that closing birdie).
After the round Bradley said, "Kind of felt like a Saturday morning round with my buddies," which made me think that I hope his friends ask for a lot of shots if they're playing with a guy that gets in those types of zones.
His round has him three shots clear of Charl Schwartzel and with a very good shot at repeating at the site of his first ever PGA Tour win back in 2011.
Also, it's probably fair to say that this round really did come out of the blue. Bradley had missed his last two cuts at the Zurich Classic and Players Championship and shot a third round 82 at the Masters after making the cut.