PGA Championship 2011: Keegan Bradley Birdies First Playoff Hole, Takes One-Stroke Lead Over Jason Dufner

In the first of three playoff holes, tour rookie Keegan Bradley and unknown Jason Dufner traded dead-on tee shots, then traded incredible approach shots, both within 15 feet of the hole. Heck, Dufner was a few inches from chipping in from more than 150 yards away.

It was Dufner who blinked first, though, just hooking his birdie putt left by a hair. Bradley sunk his birdie putt — he was slightly closer than Dufner — and now has a one-stroke lead going into hole 17, where just an hour ago, he hit the best putt of the tournament, a 30+-foot birdie putt to essentially force this playoff.

Both have teed off at the par-3 17th, and Bradley looks to be in control after nailing his tee shot within 20 feet of the hole. Dufner pushed his shot right, and will have a difficult two-putt, and a damn-near impossible birdie putt, to try to keep pace.

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