It didn’t seem that long ago I was writing a story about Pat Bradley’s chances of winning the women’s version of the Grand Slam.
We were in Kettering, just outside of Dayton, in southern Ohio at the NCR CLub, site of the 1986 US Women’s Open.
This was Bradley’s best season. She had won the Dinah Shore and the LPGA Championships. She would win the third major, the du Maurier, in Canada, two weeks later.
She wasn’t interested in talking about the Slam. She recently became an aunt. He brother, Patrick, had a son back home in New England and she was so proud.
The baby? Keegan Bradley, yes, the fellow who won the Byron Nelson Classic last weekend in Texas.
That makes you feel old.
Pat Bradley did not win the US Women’s Open in 1986. She finished fifth. Jane Geddes won in a playoff with Sally Little.
It was quite a week, a mini-tornado hit the press tent, there was a toxic cloud meandering in the sky, thanks to a derailed freight train and we had a slight earthquake.