Brian Keane is the first PGA member to appear on American Ninja Warrior. The 41-year-old is the owner of Golf Gaps, a club replacement business in Hackettstown, New Jersey and he’s a PGA Teaching Professional at Crystal Springs in Vernon, NJ. After shedding 60 lbs., the golf pro is now tackling the ANW obstacle course in Philadelphia.
Keane knows his chance of winning is slim — he’s running against former Olympic Gold Medalist Paul Hamm — but he’s doing it to help promote the sport of golf. He told PGA.com: “I am doing this to a degree to spread interest in the game of golf—to remind people that it is meant to be fun.” American Ninja Warrior airs Mondays at 8pm on NBC.