ELMSFORD, N.Y. (October 1, 2012) - In his first ever Ryder Cup experience, St. John's University alumnus Keegan Bradley had a strong performance, scoring 3 points for the American Team at Medinah Country Club. Bradley became a fan-favorite during Friday and Saturday's matches, in which he was paired with Phil Mickelson. The Bradley - Mickelson team dominated their three matches, winning 4 & 3, 2 & 1, and 7 & 6.
After sitting out for the Saturday afternoon Match, Bradley teed off against the Number 1 Ranked Player in the world, Rory McIlroy. During the suspensful match, Bradley was 2 down through 9, but battled McIlroy to get the match back to all square after the 13th hole. As the players reached the difficult par-3 17th hole, Bradley was 2 down and needed to sink a birdie putt to force the match to go to the 18th hole. His 20 foot putt came up short, and McIlrory made par to win the match 2 & 1 and secure a point for the Europeans after nearly missing his tee time that morning.
Bradley, who used to practice at Wheatley Hills Country Club on Long Island when he attended St. John's, still put on a good show in only his second professional match play experience (his first being at the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship this year), and seemed to feel right at home as a member on Team USA. During Sunday night's final press conference, Bradley said "I've never really felt more on a team in my life. I mean, we are all very close, and it was just such an unbelievable week to share with these guys and the captains and one that I'll never forget." Will Bradley be on Team USA in 2014? America will have to wait it out to see what moves Bradley and the rest of the players will make next.