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Bradley bests Dufner in PGA title playoff

Aug. 14, 2011 at 8:23 PM

JOHNS CREEK, Ga., Aug. 14 (UPI) -- Rookie Keegan Bradley won his first major championship Sunday, besting Jason Dufner in a three-hole playoff to claim the PGA Championship.

Bradley, who also won the Byron Nelson Championship this year, finished the playoff at 1-under par, besting Dufner by a single stroke at the Atlanta Athletic Club.

The 25-year-old became just the third golfer in PGA history to win in his first appearance in a major championship. The others were Francis Ouimet at the 1913 U.S. Open and Ben Curtis at the 2003 British Open.

He also became the first American to win a major since Phil Mickelson took last year's Masters -- a six-tournament span that was the longest drought for the United States in PGA history.

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