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Keegan Bradley is hoarding Air Jordans in his garage

Keegan Bradley has a huge pile of Air Jordan golf shoes and sneakers stashed in his closet and garage.

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Keegan Bradley has a thing for Michael Jordan's shoes, which a garage full of the ones he uses on the golf course and for just kicking around would substantiate.

"I've got about 50 pairs of golf shoes, plus sneakers," Bradley told Cameron Morfit for a recent Golf Magazine interview. "I have so many golf shoes, because the Jordan people — once they get me the newest pair, they've got two more coming out. Then they'll send me a box of sneakers. They're in my garage and in my closet."

Bradley's spikes for last year's Masters, replicas of the iconic Concords, probably set off the most use of the :fire emoji: for anything ever related to golf.

Jordan 11s with spikes? #changingthegame #masters @jumpman23

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Bradley, whom the owner of six NBA championship rings schooled a few months ago in a shoes-based Twitter war, met His Airness through the Ryder Cup. The 2011 PGA titleholder has picked MJ’s brain, for tips on how to win, and his pocket, during their frequent "friendly" matches on their home course, the Bear’s Club in Jupiter, Fla.

"Michael likes to put a little something on it, yes," Bradley, whose three PGA Tour wins have earned him a few bucks but whose net worth will never come close to Jordan’s estimated $1 billion, said about what’s at stake during their casual rounds. "That’s the scariest part. For him to play for a hundred bucks or whatever, that's like pocket change."

Without divulging specifics, Bradley noted that he won’t go hungry as long as he tees it up with his deep-pocketed pal.

"No one thinks Michael Jordan is going broke," he said. "Put it this way: He's bought my girlfriend and me a lot of dinners."

No word from Bradley about whether he employs Jordan’s legendary trash-talk tactics during tour events. Of course, such verbal taunting can backfire horribly, as it appeared to do when the U.S. assistant captain’s smack motivated Ian Poulter to lead the Europeans in their comeback victory over the Americans in the 2012 Ryder Cup.

"They're similar, but M.J. goes places Phil would never go," Bradley remarked, referring to the needling that takes place between him and his on-course mentor, Phil Mickelson. "I also play a lot with Luke Donald, and if I'm around the green, M.J. might say something like, ‘Luke Donald would get that up and down. You can't. Your short game is terrible.’

"He's ruthless. I love it," Bradley said. "He’s not afraid to tell you what he thinks."