Former Hopkinton High School golf star Keegan Bradley broke the tournament record at the Travelers Championship in Cromwell, Connecticut, over the weekend, winning the PGA Tour event.
The 37-year-old shot a 23-under-par 257 to win by 3 strokes.
Bradley, who grew up in Vermont and spent his senior year of high school in Hopkinton, walked onto the final green Sunday as fans chanted his name. He sank a 2-foot par putt to clinch the victory.
“I can’t even describe what that felt like,” he told reporters after the match. “I dreamt my whole life of playing in Fenway Park, Gillette Stadium, and to feel pretty close to what that would feel like. I had a bunch of people say they never heard the 18th hole sound like that.”
Added Bradley: “This is for all the kids, like me, that grew up in winters and can’t play and would watch the kids from Florida, down South get better, compete, and get invited to the biggest tournaments in the country that I was never invited to. I hope that they know that they can come from this area … and still make it in golf.”
Bradley won $3.6 million for the win.
The 2011 PGA Tour Rookie of the Year, Bradley now has won six tour events.