Dustin Johnson insists he would love to represent team USA in September’s Ryder Cup at Marco Simone, Rome but has questioned whether he would even enter the thoughts of team captain Zach Johnson.
The two-time major champion was speaking to the assembled media ahead of tomorrow’s PGA Championship at Oak Hill following his win at LIV Golf Tusla last week.
This will be the second time LIV and PGA TOUR players have been in the same field after Brooks Koepka and Patrick Reed impressed at Augusta last month which brought about talk of them breaking into Zach Johnson’s USA Ryder Cup side, but Johnson is unsure whether he would even be in the conversation for a pick.
“I have no idea if I’d get picked. Obviously if I continue to play really well for the rest of the year, then obviously there’s a chance,” said the former world number one.
“Yes, I would definitely like to play in the Ryder Cup. It’s one of my favorite events to play in, especially after the last Ryder Cup. Obviously had a pretty good week. And, yeah, it’s just an awesome event; and yeah, I’d love to be a part of it.”
Earlier on Wednesday Zach Johnson clarified that LIV Golf players were not on his Ryder Cup radar for his team but DJ has plans to try and force the issue in the three remaining major championships.
“I’ve known Zach for a long time, so I’m sure he’s keeping an eye on things. You just never know. Obviously play well in the majors, the next three majors, and just play some good, solid, consistent golf from here on out the rest of the year, who knows what will happen.
“I think I’ve proven myself out here for a long enough time where I don’t need to keep proving myself. I already have for many years. Same with all the other guys. It’s just where we play at. It doesn’t change the style of golfer we are.”
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