Bradley has smell of success

Keegan Bradley says he hopes he can rediscover the form which helped him win a major at the first attempt when he takes to the Augusta National course for the start of the Masters 2012 on Thursday (Bradley 35/1 the Masters 2012 outright).

The 25-year-old shot to stardom last year when he won the USPGA Championship in his attempt at winning a major and he is now looking to continue his unbeaten streak at Augusta this weekend.

The Vermont native looks set to be a force to be reckoned with on tour for years to come after also winning the HP Bryon Nelson Championship in 2011, earning him the rookie of the year crown.

So far this year Bradley has failed to add to his two wins but has looked in good touch, narrowly losing out in a play-off for the Northern Trust Open to Bill Haas.

Bradley has also managed three top 10 finishes in the nine tournaments he has played this year and seems to be full of confidence as he gets set for his Masters debut.

Ahead of his first competitive round at Augusta Bradley admitted he had been taking advice from other players, including Phil Mickelson, but still plans to play his natural game.

“I’m pretty used to going into these tournaments as a first-timer,” Bradley said. “All last year I did it, and this year I’ve had to do it a bunch, too. And there’s only so much advice I can take. People tell me to go at this pin, but if I’m in a bad position, I can’t. So it’s going to be a lot of learning as you go.”

Bradley will tee off at 3:24pm UK time in his first round three ball with defending champion Charl Schwartzel and amateur Kelly Kraft.

Both Schwartzel and Bradley are evens to win the first round, with Kraft 10/1.

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