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2012 PGA Championship: Keegan Bradley, Tiger Woods Tied For 18th

Through nine holes at the 2012 PGA Championship, the defending champion of the event Keegan Bradley is out to a relatively strong start at one stroke under par. The 26-year old is ranked No. 15 in the world after winning the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational the weekend prior to the PGA Championship.

Bradley started off very strong with a birdie and an eagle in his first two holes of the tournament, but has since slowed from that pace. Also in Bradley's grouping is tournament favorite Tiger Woods, who is tied with Bradley at one under par through nine holes. The pair are tied for the No. 18 slot on the tournament leaderboard.

Leading the tournament is Swedish golfer, Carl Pettersson at four under par through eight holes, while two-time PGA Championship winner, Vijay Singh has not yet began on Thursday.

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