Keegan Bradley Leads Byron Nelson Golf After Opening-Round 60

Keegan Bradley holds a two-shot lead during today’s second round of the U.S. PGA Tour’s Byron Nelson Championship, a day after setting a course record with a 10-under-par 60.

Tom Gillis is at 8-under after a second-round score of 63, which included eight birdies and a bogey today at the TPC Four Seasons Resort in Las Colinas, Texas. Gillis, who shot 1-under 69 in the first round, had a chance to tie Bradley for the lead with a birdie on his final hole. Instead, he three-putted from 9 feet away for his lone bogey.

Bradley, 26, became the second player this year to shoot 60 in a PGA Tour event, after Phil Mickelson in the first round of the Phoenix event on Jan. 31. He’s the 28th player to achieve the feat in tour history. Five golfers have shot 59 in a PGA Tour event.

Bradley, who begins his second round this afternoon, beat the previous course record by one shot. The American won in his first visit to the Byron Nelson Championship in 2011 and is seeking his fourth PGA Tour title after also winning the 2011 PGA Championship and the Bridgestone Invitational, a World Golf Championships event, last year.

Charl Schwartzel, the 2011 Masters Tournament winner from South Africa, is tied with John Huh of the U.S. for third at 7 under. Huh is 6 under today through 15 holes, while Schwartzel resumes play this afternoon.

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