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Bradley is champion of champions at Grand Slam

Keegan Bradley held off a charging Charl Schwartzel  to win the PGA Grand Slam on Wednesday at the Port Royal Golf Course in Bermuda.

The Masters champion from South Africa sunk a 30-foot putt at No.5 to kick-start a run of consecutive birdies, to shoot a course record-tying 6-under 65 to finish at 3 under.

It was not enough to top the 25-year-old from Vermont, as Schwartzel fell one stroke short, but it was more than enough to give the American the jitters.

“"What he (Schwartzel) did in the middle part of that round was pretty amazing,” said Bradley. “It felt like he was going to birdie every hole, it was a lot more intense than I thought it was going to be.”

"Coming down the stretch it felt like any other tournament that I played in. At 18, I was thinking to myself, 'I'd better get this up-and-down and maybe get into a playoff.”

Forunately for Bradley, Schwartzel just missed a 30-foot downhill putt for birdie, and the PGA champion had a “very nervous” 5-footer to win the title and a cool $600,000 winners cheque.

US Open champion McIlroy meanwhile had a day to forget.

Having been tied with Bradley overnight the final round was a different kettle of fish entirely, as he hit a second round 75 and finishing level par.

The 22-year-old bogeyed the 7th hole and struggled there on in with particularly wild shots on Nos. 15 and 16.

McIlroy said: "I didn't quite have control of the golf ball like I did yesterday. The wind was tough; I just didn't do enough when I needed to."

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