Phil Mickelson ‘surprised’ by Ryder Cup decision as LIV Golf star’s comments speak volumes

Phil Mickelson has admitted he was surprised by the PGA of America’s decision to name Keegan Bradley as the US’ next Ryder Cup captain. However, the 54-year-old has hailed him and believes he has all the credentials to guide the US to a record-extending 28th Ryder Cup triumph.

On Monday, Bradley was revealed as the US Ryder Cup committee’s choice of captain for the 2025 matches at Bethpage Black in New York.

Tiger Woods was widely expected to take up the role after months of discussions involving whether he had time to commit to the duties that come with it, including promotion of the competition.

But Bradley – despite only featuring at the Ryder Cup twice, most recently in 2014 – will lead the US against Europe in September.

Mickelson has represented the US 12 times in the competition, winning it in 1999, 2008 and 2016, and he has reacted positively to the decision.

“I was surprised at the pick, and I think it’s a great pick the more I think about it. He played a lot of golf at Bethpage when he went to St. John’s,” Mickelson explained.

“His passion for the Ryder Cup is just about greater than any player I’ve ever seen. His love for the Ryder Cup is more than anybody I know.

I think he’s going to lead with that type of passion. I think he’s incredible. I’m really, really happy for him. I think we all are.

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