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Brooks Koepka endured a frustrating day on the greens, shooting an even-par 70 that left him seven strokes behind first-round leader Keegan Bradley at the Canadian Open in Ontario on Thursday.

A week before going for a third straight US Open title, there was nothing wrong with Koepka’s long game, but he had trouble gauging the speed of the Hamilton Golf & Country Club greens, which he said were slower than he expected.American Bradley, at home on a course with lush rough, shot 63 to head Irishman Shane Lowry, South Korean Im Sung-jae, Canadian Nick Taylor, South African Erik van Rooyen and American Roberto Castro by one stroke.

Heavy rain on Wednesday left the short 6 967-yard course soft and allowed players to fire aggressively at the pins, though it was still challenging due to rough that proved penal for errant shots.( Read More ) [via @SuperSportTV]

By Ian Dei

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