It was expected that this match would be close as the #8 seed 2011 Keegan Bradley meets the #9 seed 2010 Miguel Angel Jimenez in the Ben Hogan Division. Jimenez birdied the short par 3 7th Hole to take a 1 UP lead to the back 9. Jimenez won the 11th hole with par to go 2 UP but he bogeyed the 12th as Bradley won the hole with a par to put the match back to 1 UP. Bradley also took the 16th hole with a par and the match was ALL SQUARE heading to the tough par 3 17th and the signature par 5 18th.
Jimenez pulled out a cigar on 17 tee and “smoked” his way to a par while Bradley struggled from the bunkers and double bogeyed it as the Spaniard regained his 1 UP lead. And it was much the same on the 18th, as Jimenez was in the short rough pin high in 2 with a beautiful 3 wood shot & parred it while Bradley struggled in the bunkers lining the left side of the fairway and bogeyed it. #9 seed 2010 Miguel Angel Jimenez advances in the Ben Hogan Division with a 2 UP win over #8 seed 2011 Keegan Bradley. He’ll play #16 seed 2011 Mark Wilson in the 2nd Round.