Bradley's trusty belly putter out of play at the PGA Championship
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Bradley’s trusty belly putter out of play at the PGA Championship

The Odyssey belly putter Keegan Bradley has used for the last two-and-a-half years has gone into retirement as of Tuesday.

The XG Sabretooth he has used in all three of his PGA Tour wins, including last Sunday at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, cracked in a practice on Kiawah Island during a practice round, according to Golfweek. The shaft cracked where it meets the putter head - described as the "spud."

Bradley had to go to a backup putter, made last week, which he will use to defend the Wanamaker trophy.

Callaway Golf staff repaired the original, which may have a special place in Bradley's home, as well as his heart.

“I’m going to do something with it,” Bradley said. “It was good to me.”

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