Ryder Cup 2023: ‘Easy method’ why Bryson DeChambeau not in cup, says Zach Johnson


Bryson DeChambeau stirred the Ryder Cup debate after profitable his second LIV Golf occasion in as many months on Sunday, saying he believes there are “quite a few” gamers on the breakaway tour who must be competing in Rome this week.

As it’s, American Brooks Koepka is the lone LIV consultant. The five-time main winner did fall out of an computerized spot on the USA workforce simply earlier than the tip of the qualifying interval however earned one in all Zach Johnson’s six captain’s picks.

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DeChambeau believes he’s amongst others who ought to have acquired spots.

“In case you take a look at it, it will have been good to a minimum of simply have a name. There’s quite a few folks that I believe Zach ought to have known as out right here, and we didn’t get that,” DeChambeau stated after his win exterior Chicago on Sunday.

“I perceive, I get it, however we’re nothing completely different. We’re nonetheless competing. We’re nonetheless working tremendous exhausting to be the most effective we presumably may be.”

From the sound of it, Koepka was the one LIV participant Johnson in the end thought of. Workforce USA’s first-time captain was requested throughout Monday’s opening press convention why he didn’t name on DeChambeau and different Ryder Cup veterans resembling Dustin Johnson.

“Yeah, I can reply all of these in a quite simple method,” Johnson stated. “We stored a tally of — we now have a factors system inside The PGA of America, throughout the Ryder Cup USA. It’s fairly evident … the way you garner factors and which tournaments can accumulate factors.

“I mainly, you realize, I stored at one level — I imply, I’ve my very own in all probability a high 30 however when it bought down in direction of the tip of the method, it was the highest 20, the highest 25 guys in that time system that I felt like had the advantage and positively, nicely, ought to have my full consideration. That’s the place I used to be. I used to be mainly within the high 20, high 25 guys in factors when it got here all the way down to formulating this Workforce USA.”

Koepka completed seventh within the U.S. Ryder Cup standings, with No. 15 Justin Thomas the lowest-ranked participant to obtain a captain’s choose.

With solely the 4 majors to build up Ryder Cup factors in, Johnson completed fortieth and DeChambeau 54th. Dustin Johnson has fallen to 114th within the Official World Golf Rating whereas DeChambeau is 128th. Talor Gooch, one other multiple-time LIV winner, completed 89th within the Ryder Cup standings and is now 167th on this planet.

DeChambeau, who’s a mixed 2-3-1 in two earlier Ryder Cup appearances, stated he hopes the qualification system might be completely different when the occasion returns to the U.S. in New York two years from now.

“Brooks is clearly going to kill it for Workforce USA subsequent week and excited for the workforce, however yeah, it positively does sting slightly bit,” he stated. “Say what you need, we’re nonetheless golfers, and I personally assume that given the best way I performed this week, I may have positively racked up some factors for Workforce USA.

“However that’s neither right here nor there. As time has gone on, hopefully I’ll be in line for it in a pair years.”



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