Golf: Keegan Bradley's bizarre putting routine is painful to watch

Keegan Bradley fell to defeat in his World Golf Championship Group 11 opener against Jordan Spieth on Wednesday afternoon.

Bradley was leading 1-up going into the back nine but Spieth managed to turn the match on its head.

Spieth won the 12th hole to tie the game. He then won the 16th and 18th to win 2-up.

A clip of Bradley during the match has been going viral on social media.

The American had a putt to save par and halve the 4th hole. The length of the putt, per PGATour.com, was only 4 foot 3 inches.

Bradley then took an age to take the putt as he went through his bizarre putting routine.

The 35-year-old stood in front of the ball and looked at the hole. He then took a step towards the hole, froze for a moment, before turning around and taking a step back towards the ball.

AUSTIN, TEXAS – MARCH 23: Jordan Spieth of the United States (R) shakes hands with Keegan Bradley of the United States on the 18th green after defeating him in their match during the first day of the World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play at Austin Country Club on March 23, 2022 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Bradley then stepped over the ball and faced the hole once more. He stood there frozen for some 10 seconds before stepping back and addressing the ball.

After all that, Bradley then missed the putt and lost the hole. The clip makes for bizarre and painful viewing at the same time and you can view it below…

Bradley’s routine is being slammed on social media. View some of the reaction below…

Spieth reflected on the match after his victory.

“It wasn’t a pretty match,” Spieth said, per Golf Digest. “But when somebody is in position like [Bradley was] every hole, it makes it a little bit challenging mentally for who’s playing with him, especially when I did not drive it particularly well, as good as I have been.

“Didn’t lead until 16 and once I won 16, then I felt in control there briefly.”

Spieth will face Justin Rose in his second group match on Thursday, while Bradley takes on Adam Scott.

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