‘Ryder Cup powerhouse’ Dustin Johnson: “If I were a PGA player, I would have been selected for the U.S. team.”
“If I were a PGA Tour player, I think I would have been selected to represent the Ryder Cup.”
Former world No. 1 Dustin Johnson (USA, photo) expressed regret, saying that the reason he was not selected as a member of the national team for the 2023 Ryder Cup, the biennial men’s golf competition between the US and Europe, to be held in Rome, Italy starting on the 29th, was only because he was a member of LIV Golf. . Johnson said this in an interview with the Palm Beach Daily News, a local newspaper in Florida, USA, on the 14th, saying, “I didn’t have outstanding results this year, but I think I did enough to be selected as a Ryder Cup representative.”
Johnson was not selected to represent the 2023 Ryder Cup, which was recently confirmed by U.S. national team general manager Jack Johnson. The U.S. team included world No. 1 Scotty Scheffler, as well as this year’s major winners Wyndham Clark, Brian Harman, Patrick Cantlay, Max Homa, and Xander Schoffley, as well as Brooks Koepka, Jordan Spieth, Colin Morikawa, Sam Burns, Rickie Fowler, Justin Thomas joined on the recommendation of the general manager.
The reason Dustin Johnson can’t let go of his attachment to the Ryder Cup is because he was very strong in this competition. Following 2010, 2012, 2016, and 2018, in the 2021 tournament, they won all five games, leading the United States to a landslide 19-9 victory. Founded in 1927, it was only the fourth time in the nearly 100-year history of the tournament that a player had won all five matches, and 42 years after Larry Nelson (USA) in 1979.
Johnson won once at LIV Golf this season and ranked in the top 10 five times, but he was unable to achieve any significant results in major tournaments. He ranked 10th in the US Open, but performed poorly in the Masters (tied for 48th), PGA Championship (tied for 55th), and The Open (missed the cut).
The reason why general manager Jack Johnson selected Koepka, even though he was a player from the same LIV team, was because of the skills he showed in major tournaments, such as winning the PGA Championship and tying for second place in the Masters.스포츠토토
Koepka is the only LIV Golf player in the United States and Europe to play in this Ryder Cup.
On the one hand, Dustin Johnson’s dissatisfaction lies in the fact that former world No. 1 Justin Thomas, who did not perform any better, was selected as the representative. Thomas performed poorly this season, finishing 71st in the PGA Tour FedEx Cup rankings, failing to advance to the playoffs, and missing the cut three times in four major tournaments, but he was called by general manager Jack Johnson. Criticism was raised that he was selected solely based on reputation, and issues of fairness were raised.