MEDINAH, Ill. (AP) — The Americans made a statement with the first point at the Ryder Cup.
Keegan Bradley and Phil Mickelson won 4-and-3 Friday morning, handing Sergio Garcia and Luke Donald their first loss ever in foursomes. The Europeans had been 4-0 together, and Garcia was 8-0-1 in alternate-shot play at the Ryder Cup.
Bradley, a Ryder Cup rookie, was unshakable, making one big putt after another. None was bigger than the last, and he drained a 15-footer on No. 15 to clinch the match. While his caddie twirled the flag stick, Bradley screamed and pumped his fist, then exchanged a hand slap and a hug with Mickelson.
Donald needed to hole out from the bunker to extend the match, but it wasn't close.