Keegan Bradley has reportedly ended his working relationship with instructor Jim McLean, moving on to work with Chuck Cook.
Rumors of the move came in November, surfacing on message boards. Back9Network cited sources on Dec. 27 suggesting the move had not already been made. However, message board reports suggest Bradley and Cook, who coaches Bradley’s friend and reigning PGA champion Jason Dufner, have been working together for almost two months.
The message board source claims Cook is trying to get Bradley to stand further off the ball, as well trying to shift his weight further back in the swing.
The St. John’s product had been working with McLean since 2009.
Bradley did not win in his third season on the PGA Tour, the first time the 2011 PGA champion has failed to win at least once in a year. However, Bradley did finish runner-up at the Byron Nelson Championship, which he won in 2011, and at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, where he was defending champion in 2013. After racking up some $3.6 million in earnings, Bradley ended the year 10th in the FedEx Cup final standings.
So far in the 2013-14 PGA Tour season, Bradley has finished 10th and T-11 at the CIMB Classic and WGC-HSBC Champions, respectively. However, Bradley finished T-13 among 18 players at the unofficial Northwestern Mutual World Challenge in early December.