Dustin Johnson offers a simple explanation for why certain Ryder Cup players don’t perform well.
Dustin Johnson provides the most straightforward explanation for why some players struggle at the Ryder Cup.
Former world number one Dustion Johnson has offered a simple explanation for why certain players fail to win the Ryder Cup: it’s just another golf competition.
Johnson delivered his honest explanation ahead of the Northern Trust’s first FedEx Cup play-off event this week.
The two-time major champion, who has been in four Ryder Cups, feels that golfers may have a bad day in any competition, regardless of where they are playing or for what.
“Golf, as we all know, is a very frustrating and challenging game, but the Ryder Cup is match play,” Johnson explained. It’s a lot different since you know you’re not playing for your own amusement. Obviously, you’re playing for your teammates, captains, and country. As a result, there are a variety of emotions out there.
“However, it’s pretty much a golf competition as to why some people play well and others don’t. So we’re out on the golf course. The guys who have their game that week are the ones who will perform well and win their matches.
“You have to get a little lucky, too, because if you play every match or four matches, you’re bound to be off in one of them, and that’s when you need a little support from the other side.”
The 37-year-comments old’s on the biannual event came only a day after securing a spot in the USA’s team for next month’s event at Whistling Straits, which will be his sixth appearance in the Ryder Cup.
With two weeks of qualifying left, Johnson was joined by Open champion Collin Morikawa in clinching the first two slots on Steve Stricker’s team, as it became impossible for them to finish outside the top six in the USA Ryder Cup standings.
However, before Johnson can set his sights on Whistling Straits, he must first complete the FedEx Cup play-offs, which will take place over the next three weeks.
As a result, the American enters this week’s inaugural event at Liberty National in 13th place, indicating that he still has work to do if he wants to reclaim his title. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”