“It’s kind of a touchy subject. I appreciate – he obviously has a lot of faith in me which I really appreciate. Greg Norman is a great guy,” Bradley said Monday ahead of the PGA Grand Slam of Golf.
Norman made his declaration in a press teleconference to announce the field for his Franklin Templeton Shootout.
'I can understand the name of a Tiger Woods and his history of what he's done on the golf course,' Norman said. 'But I pick the guys who I think are ready to get in there and play and have performed to the highest levels leading up to it.'
Regarding Bradley, Norman added: 'If I was in his shoes, I would feel like I got gut-checked a little bit. He's a young guy. He likes the Presidents Cup. He loves the idea of playing for his country, and he's not. So I feel for him.'
“I think that Freddie had a really tough decision, and he did what he thought was best for the team. So I hope to be on a Presidents Cup team, Ryder Cup teams to come, so hopefully it wasn’t that big of a deal for me,” Bradley said.