“I don’t know what to say. When you’re a kid you dream about playing in this tournament,” Colsaerts said. “It felt wonderful to be able to produce and deliver on such a big stage with a lot of eyes on you and this unbelievable atmosphere.”
Colsaerts simply prevented the Europeans from getting blanked in the afternoon, but it left them trailing after the first day by at least 2 points for the first time since 2008.
A big reason was Bradley, who seems built for this kind of event, and was definitely in his element his first time out. He even described a birdie in his afternoon match as a New England sports fan might.
“It did feel like a Tom Brady touchdown pass,” Bradley said. “I think that this type of format and this type of energy, having these guys on my team, just makes it so exciting. I just enjoy that moment so much. It was an unbelievable day.”