Bradley Shows Support for St. John's Amateurs, MGA
BETHPAGE, N.Y. (August 22, 2012) - It wasn't long ago that Keegan Bradley was competing on Frank Darby's golf team at St. John's University. He remembers the grind of college and trying to make it as an amateur. Now the major and WGC winner wants to be make it a point to be there for the younger Red Storm generation coming up.
"I'm just amazed that guys can go to St. John's and be good players because we don't have any facilities, we don't get treated very well," he said in his pre-tournament press conference. "I mean, if you're not a basketball player at St. John's they barely know you've got a team there. I'm just amazed that Coach Darby keeps getting these great players."
"I was looking at the leaderboard at the Met Open yesterday, which is going on, and the top 10 has got about six St. John's players in it," he continued. "It's remarkable. But I'm very proud of these guys. I want to be a part of it. I can relate to them, what they're going through. I mean, these guys could win every tournament they played in and no one would ever know. I want to be there for these guys because they're all going to turn pro. They're all good enough. And I want to make sure they feel comfortable coming to me with anything, like Phil has done for myself. It was kind of a neat day when I won at Akron and he [Ryan McCormick] won at the Met Amateur.
Bradley even went as far to give a tweet last night about the Met Open: