Xander Schauffele told he's 'the problem' over 'hilarious' request to Ryder Cup skipper Keegan Bradley

Xander Schauffele was told by golf fans his comments about what he wants to see from Keegan Bradley as the new Ryder Cup captain were hilarious.

Xander Schauffele
Xander Schauffele

The dust is still settling after the PGA of America decided to rip up the rulebook and name Keegan Bradley as the next Ryder Cup captain for Team USA.

PGA Championship winner Xander Schauffele has already given his take on the decision, describing how he was 'surprised' at the appointment.

Naturally, there are now questions as to what captain Bradley will be given he will be the youngest skipper since Arnold Palmer in 1963. 

Bradley, 38, could even make history by qualifying for the team on merit, but should he finish outside the qualification spots he already knows what he's going to do. 

Schauffele was asked before the Scottish Open at The Renaissance Club in North Berwick if he had any requests for Bradley. 

It is widely-assumed Schauffele had an issue with the Netflix cameras being allowed into the Team USA locker room. 

The Times of London reported after last September's heavy Ryder Cup defeat that Schauffele was threatened with being booted out of the team

It is said he reportedly tried to make some amendments made to a player bonus contract that was to be signed before the Ryder Cup.

Those amendments included the addition of writing that would prohibit Netflix cameras from accessing the US Team's locker room to film Full Swing. 

Former captain Zach Johnson is understood to have put the decision to allow the cameras inside the room to a vote. 

So what about the future for Schauffele? 

Should he make the team, does he want to play with Patrick Cantlay in every session? Or be put out first in the Sunday singles?


Less dressing up and going out. 

Xander Schauffele
Xander Schauffele

"I feel like Keegan would understand sort of when we need to get up, when we need to practice, and when you need to do this and hopefully dodge anything you don't have to do and maybe that will help us," Schauffele said. 

"Taking a bunch of photos all dressed up. There's two or three dinners that we have to go to that are kind of mandatory-ish, and I think if we cut it down to one or two versus three that would be a really big deal."

Understandably, golf fans on X were quick to leap on the comment. 

Some suggested that by having this attitude it clearly demonstrates why the US struggle to be a cohesive unit. 

"Seems like he doesn't appreciate what the Ryder Cup is all about," one X user wrote. 

"Maybe not even the right event for him," another added.

This person wrote: "If he hates going to team dinners that much he ought to recuse himself playing in the Ryder Cup! What a joke."

Xander Schauffele
Xander Schauffele

You can understand why some folks are having this take. 

But at the same time, you can look at Schauffele's comments another way. 

Week-to-week on the PGA Tour, Schauffele's routine is very specific: eat, sleep, practice, play. 

Having that disrupted is bound to make an impact on performance. 

But surely, the overriding feeling is that is just part of the Ryder Cup week? Suck it up, Xander. 

It will be interesting to see how Bradley takes on the captaincy. 

In his first news conference, Bradley revealed he did not interview for the role and has already vowed to pick his best team. 

"I don't care about the LIV stuff," he said, which will no doubt prick the ears of Bryson DeChambeau

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