Keegan Bradley and partner Phil Mickelson electrified the first three rounds of the Ryder Cup, helping to spur Team USA to a 10-6 lead heading into the final day. Bradley and Mickelson won the first three paired matches of the tournament over European teams of Luke Donald and Sergio Garcia, Rory McIlroy and Grame McDowell, and Donald and Lee Westwood.
Bradley, who was born in Vermont and played high school golf at Hopkinton High in Massachusetts, lost in the final head-to-head match to McIlroy, but you could say there was no person that was better to lose to since McIlroy is the world’s top-ranked player.
It was Bradley’s phenomenal comeback in the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational that earned him a spot on the Ryder Cup team. Bradley came back from a four-stroke deficit in the final round of the tournament before parring the final hole to take the win by a stroke. It was his only PGA tour win of the season.