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Bradley still feels sting from Ryder Cup loss

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Keegan Bradley still feels a lingering sting from the epic American collapse at the Ryder Cup three months ago, but he treasures the experiences anyway.

“There’s not a day that goes by that I don’t think about it,” Bradley said Thursday during a media conference call previewing the Tyco Golf Skills Challenge to be aired Dec. 29-30 (4-6 p.m. in most time zones) on NBC. “Not so much the bad of losing, but the fun I had, certain shots, remembering the feeling I had walking to the first tee, remembrances from the team room.

“I don’t think I will ever get over the loss of the Ryder Cup. I really, really hope to be on more teams in the future and hopefully win as many as we possibly can.”

The Tyco Golf Skills Challenge, staged last month at The Breakers in Palm Beach, Fla., brought back some cruel Ryder Cup reminders for Americans. The two-person team competition came down to a showdown between European Ryder Cuppers Justin Rose and Peter Hanson against American Ryder Cuppers Dustin Johnson and Bradley. Rose and Hanson prevailed in a tight contest coming down to a tie-breaking chip off.

Bradley said he’s looking forward to making more Ryder Cup teams and is excited by last week's appointment of Tom Watson as the American captain for the 2014 matches in Scotland.

“Tom is an unbelievable figure in the game and an icon to us younger players, as well as every player in the game. I can’t tell you how much I would look forward to playing for Tom Watson,” Bradley said.

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