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Video: Keegan Bradley jump-starts his 2014 season with a hole-in-one

January 17, 2014

The Humana Challenge is perhaps the PGA Tour's least challenging when it comes to scoring. Still, it's not supposed to be this easy.

Keegan Bradley, playing in his first event of 2014, aced the par-3 third hole on Friday at PGA West's Nicklaus Course. He used an 8-iron for the 177-yard shot, his first hole-in-one on the PGA Tour. Here's the clip that includes footage of a surprisingly decent chest bump from a playing partner and a high-five from on-course TV reporter Roger Maltbie:

Not a bad way to jump-start your year. Bradley shot a second-round 66 to move into the top 25 heading into the weekend.

"He's got to remember how many wiggles, how many twitches, how many spins of the club for the perfect shot," NBC/Golf Channel analyst Nick Faldo said. Knowing how superstitious Bradley is, he'll probably try to do just that.