On this day in 2011: Bradley wins first Major in style

Sport360 staff 09:54 14/08/2016
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Comeback Kid: Keegan Bradley.

Keegan Bradley provided one of the most stunning comebacks in golfing major history when he caught Jason Dufner and then beat him in a playoff to claim the Wanamaker Trophy at the PGA Championship five years ago.

It was the first and only major victory for Bradley, who managed to erase a five-shot deficit with only three holes left to play in regulation at Atlanta Athletic Club. His effort was coupled with a meltdown by Dufner, who had three straight bogeys to force a playoff. The trend only continued in the three-hole playoff as Bradley fed off the momentum to win by one shot.

Dufner, of course, would get his time to shine by winning the tournament in 2013.

Other memorable events on this day:

1903: James Jeffries KOs James Corbett in the 10th round for the heavyweight title.

1948: Donald Bradman plays the final Test innings of his career, getting out on just the second ball.

1982: Pete Rose’s 12,365th at-bat sets an MLB record for a career.

1989: The 10th World Championships in Athletics come to a close at Helsinki, Finland.

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