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Keegan Bradley follows through on his shot off the 15th tee Friday in Irving, Texas.
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Bradley leads Byron Nelson by 3

– Keegan Bradley again bogeyed Nos. 1 and 18 in the second round of the Byron Nelson Championship.

Unlike the first round, Bradley didn’t set a course record. But he still finished with a three-stroke lead.

Bradley started and ended his round Friday with those bogeys, part of a 1-under 69 that got him to 11-under 129.

“I’m almost more proud of this round than yesterday because I didn’t feel comfortable all day,” said Bradley, whose opening 60 included his only bogeys at those same holes in the middle of that round.

“I don’t know what it was, I can’t put my finger on it but, you know, I bogeyed the first hole. I was a little uncomfortable and then I settled in and hit some really good shots.”

Tom Gillis (63) and Sang-Moon Bae (66) were tied for second.

LPGA: In Mobile, Ala., Jessica Korda shot a 7-under 65 to take a one-stroke lead over Hall of Famer Karrie Webb after the second round of the Mobile Bay LPGA Classic.

MATCH PLAY: In Kavarna, Bulgaria, Ian Poulter was eliminated from the World Match Play Championship after losing another round-robin match. Poulter lost to Thomas Aiken, 1 up, at the Thracian Cliffs course when he bogeyed the last hole after missing the fairway.

EUROPEAN: In Santo da Serra, Madeira Islands, Craig Lee took a one-stroke lead over Peter Uihlein and Mark Tullo during the suspended second round of the Madeira Islands Open.

Ken Venturi dies

Ken Venturi, 82, who overcame dehydration to win the 1964 U.S. Open and spent 35 years in the booth for CBS Sports, died Friday afternoon.

His son, Matt Venturi, said he died in a hospital in Rancho Mirage, Calif. Venturi had been hospitalized the last two months for a spinal infection, pneumonia, and then an intestinal infection.

Venturi died 11 days after he was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame.

Venturi was all about overcoming the odds.

A prominent amateur who grew up in San Francisco, he captured his only major in the 1964 U.S. Open at Congressional, the last year the final round was 36 holes.

In oppressive heat, Venturi showed signs of dehydration and a doctor recommended he stop playing because it could be fatal. Venturi pressed on to the finish, closed with a 70 and was heard to say, “My God, I’ve won the U.S. Open.”

He had a severe stuttering problem as a child, yet went on to become one of the familiar voices in golf broadcasting. He began working for CBS in 1968 and lasted 35 years.

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