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 biggest margin of victory in an alternate-shot match.
The only thing wider at Medinah Country Club was the grin on Bradley's mug. No U.S. rookie has gone 3-0 at the Ryder Cup since Loren Roberts in 1995. The last European to turn the trick was Sergio Garcia in 1999, who halved his fourth match and then lost in singles. That may explain why U.S. captain Davis Love III decided not to tempt fate by giving Bradley and Mickelson the afternoon session off.
''Phil was giving me a pep talk early in the round, saying we need to come out hot against these two great players,'' Bradley said. ''We were lucky enough to do that.''