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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 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. &...
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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.
Bradley's exuberance and clutch...
Live: Ryder Cup leaderboard Keegan Bradley and Phil Mickelson are leading the way in what is shaping up to be another big session for the Americans.
The Americans are up in all four matches Saturday, with Bradley and Mickelson 4 up in their foursome against Lee Westwood and Luke Donald. Bradley, a Ryder Cup rookie, and good buddy Mickelson took down Europe's two best teams Friday...
Yup, that guy definitely solidified his spot as the most awesome caddy of all time after Keegan Bradley sank a huge putt today in the Ryder Cup, slightly edging out this guy.
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MEDINAH, Ill. - Phil Mickelson and Keegan Bradley helped stake the Americans to their biggest lead in the Ryder Cup in more than 30 years. Ian Poulter, eyes bulging and fists shaking with every clutch putt, at least gave Europe a lot of momentum over the final frantic hour Saturday at Medinah. Right when it looked as if the Americans were a lock to win back the cup, Poulter birdied...
Phil Mickelson has set the record for Ryder Cup appearances by a U.S. player.
Mickelson is playing in his ninth Ryder Cup, pairing with Keegan Bradley in the morning foursomes Friday. That breaks the appearance record Mickelson shared with Lanny Wadkins, Ray Floyd and Billy Casper.
Mickelson is the most experienced player on the U.S. team, playing in every Ryder Cup team since...
(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...
WALTHAM, Mass. -- Whenever the Celtics visit the Orlando Magic, professional golfer Ian Poulter gets prime seats at the Amway Center and makes a stop in the visitor's locker room. The next time Poulter drops in, though, he might receive a chilly reception. Poulter and Celtics coach Doc Rivers both make their offseason homes in the Orlando area, and their shared love of golf has...