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(Eds: With AP Photos.) By JIM LITKE AP Sports Columnist Right guy, right time, and no better place on earth to drop an Ernie Banks reference.
The few Ryder Cup fans who hadn't already fallen for Keegan Bradley because of his spectacular play probably couldn't help themselves after that.
''Oh baby,'' Bradley said in the fading light of an afternoon he didn't want to end, ''I wish we could go 36 more.''
The runaway star of the opening day is a 26-year-old Ryder Cup rookie from New England with an impressive golf pedigree and a major championship already on his resume. Bradley wasn't even born when ''Mr. Cub'' lit up the gloomy half of this old baseball town with his stellar skills and a relentless optimism best captured by Banks' trademark slogan, ''Let's play two today.''
But the only people at Medinah Country Club happy to see Bradley put down his clubs after two matches Friday were Europe...
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Ladies and gentlemen, this is the Ryder Cup. The craziness that is the Ryder Cup kicked off on Friday morning just outside of Chicago, and things were crazy, as they usually are for the tournament. The raucous crowds at Medinah Country Club were at it early and often, hooting and hollering at every chance they got. That enthusiasm wasn't exclusive to the patrons, though. Keegan...
If anyone has set the tone for the Ryder Cup this year it's Keegan Bradley. The St. John's alum might be the perfect person to lead the U.S. over Europe in the 39th Ryder Cup and he got started yesterday.
The rookie was paired with veteran Phil Mickelson and together the two lefties looked like a couple of kids on the last day at school.
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Keegan Bradley called his Ryder Cup debut ''the best day of my life.'' Barely 24 hours later, somehow it got even better.
After stealing the show Friday with back-to-back wins, Bradley again partnered with Phil Mickelson to make beating the Europeans look easy. This time, the Americans punished Englishmen Lee Westwood and Luke Donald 7 and 6, tying the record for...
The ball was still rattling around the bottom of the cup when Keegan Bradley stuck his hand out, a big grin on his face. Phil Mickelson reached into his pocket and pulled out a wad of bills. Bradley grabbed the cash and held it up to the laughing crowd.
Bring on the Ryder Cup. The kid is money - and never more than when the stakes are highest. He won the very first major he played...
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