2016: Brad started off his Ryder cup career like everyone dreams, being paired with Jason (sarcasm). He ended his first day with an All Square tie. However, on Saturday he turned it around and dominated with two blowout victories. More importantly, he cemented Luke's status as LVP of 2016.
2017: He made the smart move of switching over to Cobra Kai in 2017. However in his first match, there was way more strip club talk than golf being played being paired with Steve. He lost to a tough team of Eric and Zale. Saturday morning didn't go much better as he was completely dominated by Searge and Dan. What made matters worse is there wasn't even room for him in the cart with Barkeley and 145 Mooseheads taking up all the space. He exacted some revenge in the afternoon though destroying Dan in the 1 on 1 match. After that he celebrated by passing out on the floor of the wrong condo.
2018: Taking on the difficult task of carrying Zach through a round, Brad squeaked out an easy 5&4 victory against Jeff and Dan to start out the weekend and managed to assist Zach in not losing his clubs. A very strong performance considering he woke up confused on the couch of (yet again) the wrong condo. Saturday morning he had a dream pairing getting to play with captain Brandon and took down Scott and Dan. Things were looking toward and MVP like weekend until he ran into Searge. He fought hard but he lost a close 3&1 match while only wearing one sock on the back nine.
2019: Brad had a big hurdle to get over in the first two rounds. He was forced to be paired with the father son duo of Mel/Luke in the first stanzas. He did all he could to drag Mel around for 18 holes. But going up against scramble expert Troy and his partner Andrew, they fell just short as I’m sure Mel decided to try and hit some trick shot instead of taking the easy sensible play. Brad had a lot more success with Luke Saturday morning as they were able to defeat Eric and Dan. A Saturday afternoon rematch with Eric was tight all the way. I’m sure Brad had to take an emergency dump in the woods again which probably threw him off for a couple holes but he was able to end the match All Square.
2021: Brad had a great showing in this years Ryder cup. If he could have squeaked out a win against Ken, he may have been MVP, but he couldn't quite do it. He was paired with the Cobra Kai MVP Patty in the opening round and took down the Cobra Kai ace, winning 3&2 and setting the stage for another resounding victory Saturday morning with Ty, shooting even par on a very difficult Arthur Hills. The Saturday afternoon round shaped up to be a gem against Ken. Brad jumped out to an early lead, 3 up through 5. Ken battled back and was able to bring it back to all square by hole 12. From there, it was a back and forth scrum until Brad lost hole 16, bring the match to all square. They tied the final two holes, taking a half point between the two of them.
2022: Brad had yet another solid outing at the 2022 Ryder Cup. He was likely 1 hole away from being MVP, but will have to hope for next year. Friday Afternoon he was paired with Kevin and they absolutely smashed Jason and Jeremy. Brad was then paired with the Cobra Kai captain against Ken and Jason. This was thought to be a decent matchup, but Ken wasn't in good form and Brad and Brandon were able to take down the Lombardo pair with no issue. 1v1 matchup was highly anticipated considering this 4-some grouping was definitely the marquee matchup. Brad v. Statenstache and Ken v. Clo. Brad and Troy started with an up and down match that came down to the bitter end. Troy was down 2 going in to Hole 15. He won 15 and 16 making it all square in to 17. Brad had a nice par on the par-3 17th, but Troy was able to bomb a drive down 18 with a tough approach in over the water to par the hole and take the match AS, all but ruining Brad's hope at the MVP trophy in 2022.
Brad joins the Ryder Cup as Cobra Kai captain Brandon's neighbor. He has all of the necessary skills to fit in as a Ryder Cup member. He can drink, talk trash, drink, golf poorly, drink, and drink some more. He will fit in perfectly on Team Lombardo as Brad often prefer hot tubs with lots of men. Making the move to Cobra Kai is the best thing that could have happened to him.
Ryder Cup Highlight
Brad has several career highlights which include sleeping on the floor of the wrong condo, sleeping on the couch of the wrong condo, and most impressively standing over a putt on the first hole while finally realizing he doesn't have shoes on.
Brad has a ritual at the turn of every round of golf he plays. He always gets a drink and wolfs down a bratwurst. Even more impressive, he doesn't even chew it (which is favorable for the guy in the stall next to him on the other side of the glory hole).