Fred Couples says Keegan Bradley 'not being tight' with other golfers on the US Ryder Cup team factored into not being a captain's pick.
Couples was left with egg on his face on 29 August after US skipper Zach Johnson named his six picks for the dust-up in Rome next month.
But Young was left out, prompting Johnson to confront what Couples previously said. Apparently, the comment was made 'in jest'.
One man who had hoped he had done more than enough to earn his spot in the red, white and blue is Bradley.
He started the 2022-2023 season in style, winning the ZOZO Championship in Japan.
With Team USA now complete, who do we think will win the Ryder Cup?— GolfMagic (@GolfMagic) August 29, 2023
Bradley followed that win with a second place finish at the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines.
He then won the Travelers Championship in June which he had hoped was enough to warrant inclusion.
Bradley did miss two cuts in the majors, at the U.S. Open and the Open, but posted top-30 finishes at the PGA Championship and the Masters.
Bradley reacted by saying he was 'super bummed' to miss out then posted this:
This is my suitcase from 2012 Ryder Cup that I haven’t opened since that Sunday. I promised myself I wouldn’t open it till I won a Ryder Cup. — Keegan Bradley (@Keegan_Bradley) August 30, 2023
That week changed my prospective on golf forever. The Ryder Cup suddenly became very important to me. pic.twitter.com/RFN6mqeiWH
Now Couples has told Golf Digest:
As for Bradley, he has said he is proud of the effort he put in trying to make the side.
"I'm gonna be watching and pulling as hard as I can for them," Bradley wrote on X.
Johnson's European counterpart Luke Donald will announce his captain's picks on 4 September.
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