More than two years after the final putt dropped, Keegan Bradley's suitcase from the 2012 Ryder Cup remains untouched.
Bradley refused to unpack following the matches at Medinah, a weekend where he successfully paired with Phil Mickelson but one where the Europeans pulled off a historic final-day comeback to claim the trophy by a single point. Even after a more recent defeat to the Euros at Gleneagles this past fall, Bradley still can't bring himself to sort through his gear from 2012.
"It's still packed up," he told Golf Magazine. "It's such a bummer, because I had all these plans. I had a bottle of champagne that was left over from Chicago. I had a bunch of things I wanted to do with the guys, but we've got such a great group of guys that we're going to be tough for years to come."
Bradley begins the new year in search of his first PGA Tour win since the 2012 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, but his game has remained sharp thanks in part to some friendly competition with NBA legend Michael Jordan. The two met during Bradley's Ryder Cup debut at Medinah and they are members at the same Florida course, the Bear's Club. According to Bradley, the matches are usually for more than just bragging rights.
"Michael likes to put a little something on it, yes," he said. "That's the scariest part. For him to play for a hundred bucks or whatever, that's like pocket change."