Xander Schauffele Praises Bradley's Ryder Cup Appointment


July 10, 2024 · 1 min read

Xander Schauffele Praises Bradley's Ryder Cup Appointment
Other Sports | July 10, 2024
Xander Schauffele is highly likely to join the 2025 US Ryder Cup team. (Image: The Sporting News)

Xander Schauffele expressed surprise at Keegan Bradley’s appointment as the US Ryder Cup captain for 2025, noting that it’s unusual for someone relatively young like Bradley, aged 38, to take on the role. Despite initial surprise, Schauffele believes Bradley’s passion for the Ryder Cup and his intensity on the course will serve him well in leading the team at Bethpage Black. Bradley, who missed out on last year’s Ryder Cup team, was chosen as captain after Tiger Woods declined the role.

Schauffele, a two-time Ryder Cup participant, acknowledged Bradley’s enthusiasm for the event and expects him to excel in motivating the team. Reflecting on the team’s recent performances, Schauffele emphasized the need for improved player performance to reclaim the cup after Europe’s victory last year. He admitted disappointment with his own play in the 2023 Ryder Cup, highlighting the importance of each player stepping up their game for success in future tournaments.

Looking ahead to Bradley’s captaincy, Schauffele praised his ability to bring passion and competitiveness to the team, both on and off the course. Despite Bradley’s laid-back demeanor off the course, Schauffele believes he will be assertive and inspirational as a captain, capable of rallying the team with motivational speeches and strategic leadership.

In the end, Xander Schauffele stressed that despite the unexpected nature of Bradley’s appointment, the team’s primary focus should be on their collective performance and unwavering determination to reclaim the Ryder Cup trophy. Ultimately, individual appointments should not overshadow the team’s ultimate goal and their commitment to success.