Bradley-Mickelson give US 4-2 lead
Ryan Summerlin September 28, 2012
MEDINAH, Ill. – Keegan Bradley couldn’t have done much better in his Ryder Cup debut, winning both his matches with Phil Mickelson on Friday.
Bradley and Mickelson’s 2-and-1 victory over Rory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell, Europe’s top team, gave the Americans a 4-2 lead, with two fourball matches left. Earlier, Bradley and Mickelson beat Sergio Garcia and Luke Donald, handing both the Europeans their first loss in foursomes.
It is the first time Mickelson has won two matches in a day in Ryder Cup play. The pairing was so successful, Bradley joked that he wished they could play another 36 holes.
Europe appeared poised for a big day in the morning, leading all four matches at one point. But Bradley’s clutch putt swung the momentum in favor of the Americans. They finished the first session tied with the Europeans, then dominated the fourball matches.
Bubba Watson and Webb Simspon made 10 birdies on their way to a 5-and-4 victory over Paul Lawrie and Peter Hanson, and Dustin Johnson and Matt Kuchar had a multi-hole lead over Justin Rose and Martin Kaymer.
The only source of trouble was Tiger Woods and Steve Stricker – again.
Trending In: Sports
- Rocky Mountain Underground opens 1st combo ski shop, bar in Breckenridge
- 2016 Senior Spotlight: Summit High’s Graham Gaspard, Hays Braner, Jemma Jackman and Elle Lyne-Schiffer
- Life on 2 Wheels: Summit Cove Elementary principal Crystal Miller at the Leadville 100 MTB
- Take 5: Q&A with new Summit High head coach John Shirkey
- Breckenridge Bike Guide: French Gulch fall loops (video)
- Housing Divided, Part 1: Study confirms severity of Summit County housing crisis
- Attempt to open new Breckenridge marijuana retail shop fizzles
- ‘Deplorables for Trump’ banner vandalized in Dillon
- Breckenridge Town Councilman Jeffrey Bergeron hospitalized with amnesia
- Summit County real estate round-up: Lack of property stock causes stall in August sales