The nephew of U.S. Women's Open champion Pat Bradley won the 2011 PGA Championship in a playoff over Jason Dufner at the Atlanta Athletic Club. He is one of four golfers to win a major title in his debut, joining Ben Curtis, Francis Ouimet and Willie Park Sr. He owns 11 worldwide victories, his last coming in the 2022 Zozo Championship, which ended a four-year drought. He previously had won the 2018 BMW Championship in a playoff over 2013 U.S. Open champion Justin Rose in the third event of the FedExCup Playoffs. Bradley played his college golf at St. John's University. He also was a competitive ski racer in Vermont before switching his allegiance to golf as a teenager. He won nine college events for the Red Storm before turning pro in 2008. He was a member of 2012 and 2014 United States Ryder Cup Teams and 2013 U.S. Presidents Cup Team. This will be his 11th U.S. Open start.