Also - Keith made a comeback not long ago and took 3rd place at the US Open 9 Ball in 2003. The U.S.Open has a ridiculously difficult field - that's quite a feat, believe me.
And I believe most who were in attendance would agree with me (especially JAM), that had this tournament ended on Saturday, Keith would have EASILY won it. He was playing so good, so smoothly, and was the intimidating player he was known for in his youth. He ran out from everywhere.
When I think about elite 9-ball play at the US Open I've seen over the years, Keith's 2003 was very much near the top.